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', ThU meek will lx> a busy one for the Immigration
• officials on Kills Island, as more than twenty thou
sand immigrants are expected to arrive here. Nine
steamers will reach here from Italian ports with
lA.MS on board, and the other* will come by way
of Southampton. Liverpool, Hamburg and Bremen
' In nearly as many vessel*. The officials have been
obliged Is work harder this year than for many
years, owing to the increase In Immigration. At
the rate they haw entered this port since January
1, 600,0/ J. In round numbers, will have been admitted
...by,, the end of the year. Th* annual Immigration
, .to th" fnitej States his exceeded this total only
1 four times since immigration statistics have been
Sjtsuiliw In the year . v^'. there arrived In this
country C 69.4.11: in :K*>2. >• »2; In I&S3. 603,322. and 111
ISK, when the good times of the Harrison admin
istration were at their height. 0B.«»t Since Janu
ary 1 this year there have arrived here In round
numbers 235.< M', as uip.iie] with MMMO for the
corresponding period last year.
This great Influx of Immigrants at this time.
which Is ascribed to the demand for unskilled
labor to carry on the immense building operations
going on in this country, is likely to udd to Its
problems. "•Thirty years ago," said an Immigra
tion official a day or two ago. "the Immigration
was largely from the northwestern countries of
Europe. We may term these as 'desirable.' as
compared with those from southeastern Europe.
which may be considered 'undesirable.' In IS»W the
•desirable' constituted 73 per cent of the total Im
migration, while the •undesirable' amounted to but
nine-tenths of 1 per cent. Then a large propor
tion of the Immigrants went to the Northwest
■and settled In agricultural sections. In lsi*. or
thirty years later, the 'desirable bad sunk to 33
per cent, and the •undesirable' had become D 3 per
cent of the whole. The destination of the 'unde
sirable' Is sftener the city than the counlry. "
Those classed as 'iii.Ueslraljle" .-re the Italians
from Southern Italy, the Greeks. Rumanians,
Slavs, etc The percentage of Illiterates— thai is.
those who cannot 1.-...1 or write In mo language -
Is increasing yearly, Last year, out of the 188,931
Immigrants who entered i >• this port. ::.»; per cent,
or He.323 were of this riant. ■»i the :-...:,. who
came in April of this jear, Z2.231 could neither rea.l
nor write. More thMti half of those who im
■ migrated from Southern Italy last year were Il
literates, and the total number was ", , : L".". Of t...
17 «*.i who came from this section of burupe In
March 5.4*6 were or the illiterate class. Portugal
. tent in April l><7o of which 090 were Illiterates.
Vnfortunately, It. ■. 1- encouraging immigration
B* legislation. Commissioner Williams is drawing a
firm line, and as a consequent tlie percentage of
" 'deportations has increased since lie has been In
In speaking of the immigration problem a day or
two ago a well known architect said that It Would
work a hardship In this country to do anything
to shut out Illiterates at the present time, as this
country was in nee.i of unskilled labor. The re»
ron everything is so high."' he sal-:. "is because
of the scarcity of labor. American* won't do the
• class of work that the Italians will: this work ■ in
be done by the illiterate under tlie supervision of
the skilled' American. Of imr>e. If there should
come a period of depression the large numbers or
illiterates who could be i: M.v.i, out of employment
might become a dangerous element in the sltua
At the present time there are six or seven
steamship lin<-s employed In bringing immigrants
from Italy-two flying the Italian flag, the Ham
burg-American, the North Orniiin Lloyd the
Trince nnd the Anchor. Two of these, the Ham
burg-American and on.- of the Italian lines have ,
entered the Italian immigrant business within a ;
year. The Italian lines have been obliged to send out
extra vessels to accommodate the large numbers •
swarming in this direction, an.l the French line has ,
also had more business than It could handle with |
- Its regular steamers, and has made several special :
trips this spring ,
The Rev. Dr. George C. Lorimer preached the
annual sermon for the American Tract Society
yesterday at the Madison Avenue Baptist
Church. The Rev. Dr. George 1.. Shearer, one
of the secretaries of the society, made a pre
liminary statement describing the work of the
organization. In the rear ended March .'sl. sev
enty-five new publications were add»»d to the
society's list. The number of publications Issued
by the society, exclusive of periodicals, is 8.411.
In the seventy-seven years of its history the
society has Issued over :J^,«khi,«»i»> volumes, over
MQ.WO.OOO tracts and over 3il .«■•»♦.«•<*• copies of
per iod Is.
Dr. Larimer's sermon was on "Literature and
"The men who ride down people in automo
biles are generally iich men." said the doctor
incidentally. "They are likely t<< be persons of
cultivation, and personally their feeling* toward
the poor are doubtless amiable enough. But
when it Is a matter of Interfering with their
amusements the life of a poor man counts for
nothing with them. Every life that is sacrificed
in that way ought to be paid for in the electric
Buffalo Bill and bis big show reached New-York
yesterday morning, after a short absence from the
city. All this week the pbow thai pleased so many
thousands at the Madison Square Garden will be
given at Olympian Field. I.*:nox-ave. and One-bun-
, -dred-and-thirty-nfth-st., and after that a tour of
'the States will be made. »'ln November the big
•how will sail for Europe. '■
The grounds in Lenox -ave. were made ready for
gat big: Wild Wept contingent, which arrived In
Harlem about 11 o'clock. Hundreds of the curious
hurt: around Olympian Field all day watching the
work of putting up tents, •!.-. The attractions
yesterday afternoon were a dog fight, the escape
of a frisky i.roiu-. and the apparent ugliness "f
one of the Indians, who was put out ft temper by
a sc^re of >*oung*ters who didn't stem to realize
the fierreneFx of his war paint. He bad an ugly
looking axe In l.is hand. and bad to drive the boys
©ft by lifting it over his head and pretending to
throw it
To-day and every day this we.-k all of the regular
features of the i-tiov. will I* given, ami some new
one*, too. The parole tins in irnlr.g will leave the
grounds at {• o'clock, and will pass over the follow
ing I route: One-hundred-and-thlrty-nfth-st. to
Be\«ntii-itve.. to Une-hi!n<he<l-atid-tweiity-tl:th 91..
to Amsterdapi-ave.. to Fifty-nintb-st., to Lexinß
ton-ave-. to <)ne-liiindre.l-;)nd-twent\ -lifth-st.. to
Lecox-ave., to the lot,
The Miami Club, the Tammany organisation of
the XXXll.i Assembly District, of which James
J. FYawley ;Is leader, will hold its second annual
cummer night's festival at Sulzer's Harlem River
Park to-night. Invitations have iK-en sent to all
the prominent Democrats of Tammany, ami a
.majority have accepted.
V »
TENT 'JsERTICEfi lil.sl Mh.lt.
The meetings which are to, be conducted lit the
-tent at Broadway at Flfty-Slsth-M. were began
for the season yesterday at 4 p. tn. A number of
the commlwlonern to the Presbyterian general
Assembly were present, and one of them, the
Rev. Dr. Samuel I*. Palmer,^ of St. Ixmiui, made
the opening prayer. The Rev. Dr. J. Wilbur Chap.
man preached. The tent now In use Is to go to
Princeton next week, but a larger tent has been
ordered^, which will accommodate nearly nil:.- hun
dred people, it Is expected that the services will
»• continued fur twenty weeks this year The.
work Is under the direct*, n of an interdenomina
~?,? a L co , mm 11 l «<'* "* v " un « buplnexH men. Services
Will be held Sunday afternoons an.) every week
day evening esreyt Baturday.
,*. The gunboat Dolphin arrived here from Annapu
jg Its 'yesterday and anchored oft* Thirty-slsth-sl in
- # - the North River A rumor, that the President
Jan^ Ml Roosevelt were on board rauM a small
"crowd to collect at tn«* end of the pier until it Mas
- ]« nrned that the gunboat- was un ltd way to West
"•••"Point •
.' '. The Dolphin will *t»rt for West Point this morn
- ing; and on Tuesday will bring the Kochambeai.
E party to this city. It whs said on board the gun
'■' boat that Mr*. Hoo**vrlt. and |'<i sMil.ly the J're*i
deijt. would arrive here on the Dolphin later In th
srsarrn. on their way to Oysfc-r Hay.
T«I.; .-. Mau.r./;i .-•< *;•:•► Itl First Aye.
- Artificial Vichy. KlMlncen. r->lt»-r>. Km*. Utkis
W«t*r. Mthla -Vichy. I,.lthU-Carli>»ui4. Mnii»n>.a-1
fJBSL BDtn. PyrmMit, Homburlf, Wlldungen. I>oubl»
«t>a | guiiaruplfe Carletad, Carbonic. (.Tub (Soda. In
Mp.hor.l, •)»<> •!■..: em-cf-town delivery.
Washington, Maj B (Specisl) The latest report
on int.rri.'il eonmer c, from the Treasury Bureau
..f Statistics, shows no substantial toss In receipts
of ii-e Mock at flve Western mark-is for tbe Brst
thir.l of this year. For tbe first four months of
Utt, 10.07C37J bead were received at these centres
compared with 10.161495 head In 1901 and 9.735.324
head for the corresponding period of 1900. April
receipts of inttie at these markets- were consider
ably higher than those of April. I*«.. but some
what below those of April. 1901 Receipts of calves
continued to exceed tbe arrivals of the two pre
. e.itiij.. r ears, but hogs and sheep both fell below
tbe flgure* of ;:««> and M6l. At Chicago the de
niatnl for live StOl k f..r . ity us.- and consumption
for th.- month of April shows „ shrinkage of 8 per
..m In all kinds of stock; but for the four months
.tiding with April (her.- was an Increase «f 11 •"•" i" r
cent, over the requirements of 1901. April receipts
at this point, however, fell off US2 carloads com
pared with those of April last year. For the four
months ending wltb April r ipts khii..-.! 1.619 car
loads. This contraction In numbers during April
is noticeable also at Kansas City and St. Louis In
Loth receipts an.l shipments, while at Omaha and
st Joseph the tirst third of the yar shows a gain
iti receipts an.l shipments.
The flour trad.- in the Northwest Is ).. <t meas
ured by Minneapolis shipments. The total ship
ments f..r the tirst is weeks of this year were
M 13.154 barrels; 1.871.538 barrels In I9W, and fi.7'3.
*:* barrels In 1900 For export the average weekly
shipments were lower by on< -half in W2 than those
Of the Oral is w.-eks of 1901. and lrss than half Of
the total export shipments for the corresponding
period In 1980. Foreign trade In Hour has evidently
undergone radical cha ■
Receipts of wheat at eight leading markets In
both spring and winter wheat sections to Mas- 1
f..r the current rear amounted to 504.061.806 bushels
compared with 194.i5fi.822 bushels for th rrespond-
In*. portion of the last crop rear. The average
weekly shipments of flour from Chicago and points
eastward since January l were U&621 barrels, eonv
pared with IS7.7JE barrels In 1901; and 1 .(42. 0H0 busli
• is of grata thus far this year compared with 2.
;.:.4.i«ti bushels In 1901 The provision tr;i rti- east
ward from Chicago h?ui averaged thus far this
-■. toj b per week, rompared with M.609 tons
In I9M, being an Inci • • I 19.8 per ci i.t
}.■ ■ :;■■■■ ol Sour and grain at the Atlantic sea
board continue to emphasise the loss >>f trade on
account of conditions prevailing at the Interior.
During April, New-York received fc.615.52S bushels
•>f Krain. Including flour reduced to bushels, com
pared with »,«35,M9 bushels In April. 1901. The to
tal receipts last year t>> tbe >-t..! of April at Bos
ton. N.w-Y'ik. Philadelphia and Baltimore from
seaboard sources and Interior centrea were 107.452.
:^4 bushels, otnpared with G3.023.198 bushels for the
< orrespondinß i" i :■"] of WO2.
On the Great I^akes the month of April made an
extraordinary advance over that of the preceding
year. A total freight tonnage of 3.2>2,M1 tons re
ceived, and 1,151.aw tons shipped is reported in
contrast with last April's movement of 155.115 tons
received and 543.709 tons shipped. This difference
between shipments and receipts represents In a
general way the amount of freight shipped during
the last several days of the month, the arrivals of
which occurred In the following month The regis
tered tonnage passing through the Bault Ste.
Marie Canal in April was 2.322.8T9 tons, compared
with lO.ia tons in 1801. an.l i2»,191 tons In 1900. The
Portage Lake Ship canals show a registered ton
nage of ■»•;.;:. tons
In Southern territory the cotton receipts In sight
to the first day of May were 9,624.352 bales, of which
2.(92.342 bales, Ol :!'• per cent of the total receipts.
were derived from what is known as Texas ter
ritory: 3,096,270 bales, or 32.2 per cent from the other
Gulf States, and 3.635,740 bales, or 37. * pel cent
from the Atlantic States. At New-Orleans the
grain shipments for ten months of the current fiscal
year were 1».27«.6.i9 bushel*. against 24.121.35] bush
els for the corresponding period of last year. At
Gal vest on .the amounts were 9,451,113 bushels and
12.556.434 bushels, respectively.
The iron trade for the first four months of this
year furnished a tonnage of 657,670 tons In contrast
with U9.18] •«.. for the corresponding period of
ISOI. The home demand for pig Iron from tins
quarter has almost extinguished export* Out of
a total shipment of 145.361 tons of pig iron i-i April,
only 110 tons were credited to export from. Southern
iron territory.
On the Pacific Const lumber shipments from the
redwood regions of Upper California were in round
numbers eleven millions of feet ahead of those of
IMO. and three million feet greater than 1901. Ev
erett. Wash., shipped 1K.500.00U f««et of lumber In
April alone. At the porl of 'V • oma the outward
freight tonnage for the first four months of 192
was ::4.'.-;-'. tons, and the Inward tonnage 12 181 tons.
Of (he 1.2U..J.V4 barrel* Hour for the Orient, Portland
contributed 517.476 barrels, Tacoma 4.'>'>, ">::•> barrels,
and Seattle sir».:s« barrels.
The .oai trade sin..- January 1 has generally cx
i . .-.].-. l that of the corresponding period of last year.
Cincinnati gained 42.", per cent. St. Louis shows an
Increase at 13 pel rent. The Chesapeake and Ohio
coal tonnage for nine months ending with March
was 4.2W.000 tons, compared with 3.918.17! tons last
year. The coal and coke tonnage over the Pennsyl
vania lines east of Plttsburg and Erie reached a
total of 11.837.WS tons to April 26 of this year, com
pared with 10.H30.K12 torn last year. Ci>nnellsville
coke shipments this year averaged 10.747 cars per
week, compared with In. .MS cars per week last year.
coal shipments to domestic ports on the lakes.
mainly froqp lower I a Ice ports, were '•.;'.■. tons
this April, compared with r>5.«53 tons last April,
while coastwise and foreign shipments for the first
four months of the year amounted to 2,527,673 tons.
of which 693.921 tons were nurd coal, and 1.833,752
tons soft coal. Tin- Iron ore shipments of 1,774.652
tons bring the tonnage of these two chief articles
in Lake trade to a total of 4.302,325 lons for the first
third of the year. Coal receipts at Boston were
X.762.76G tons, compared with 1.5R5.313 tons last year.
Coal and coke traffic fiver th" Norfolk and Western
Railway to •!:• .n.i of March Increased 13 per cent
over last year, and the Baltimore and Ohio's traffic
for April increased 28.8 per cent above Apr! 1901.
New-Haven, Conn May 2.1 (Special). The Yale
commencement programme was announced day
by the secretary of the university. There will be
p.. changes this year other than the transference:
of the annual alumni banquet on Wednesday after
noon from Alumni Hull to the new university din
ing hall, where the usual crush will be avoided.
President Hadley will deliver, as usual, th.- bac
calaureate address on Sunday In Battell Chapel.
Previous to the programme detailed below will
come the annual exercises .it the Yale Art School
ptl Friday. May *t. The address will this year
lie given by William A. Coffin on "The Fine Arts
In the I i, it. . I States." 'r7.e award of the William
Win Winchester Fellowship will be announced by
President Hadley, the Jury of award consisting of
Augustus St. Gaudena. William A. <'ottln and John
IV. Alexander. This year the Art School prise
competition has been carried on nt large. Instead
of "en loge." the usual European method. The
subject selected liaS been "And a sower went forth
to sow." the contestants being A. 11. Pierce, of
South Britain. Conn.; A. 11 Wetmore. of Wlnsted,
Conn : F. V. Sykes, of BuAeld, Conn., and A.
Spaekenkuch. of New-Haven.
The commencement programme Is as follows:
PYMay, June 'Jit- 1..- Forest uri/.- apeakins In Hatlrll
• •i.n -:.
Sunday. .Turn- 22. — IJaccalaureato Bund i AilJrrps to
the M-iilor cIBRHfI In llattell Chapel In President Ha.lUy.
Monday; .lime '£'.. — At lo ::.• a. m . rlass <Ihv exercises
of ill.- Scientific School: 11 a. m.. presentation day exer
ria*a of the Academic Class in Hat tell Chapel, with the
rlaaa oration urn] poem; 1 to 2:30 v. '» ■ Vale i.iw
Sriiuoi anniversary with alumni dinner In iieii.ine Hall;
2 p. m.. Senior x ,:,.,,,:. Clan das exercise* on campus,
with i-t,.:ii.»c Of flax* histories; .1 i. m . La« School
eomriifn.eiiient In llemlrle Hall, wlili address by Senator
Henry rabot }* •■¥-. 1.1.1. on "Oliver Kill worth"; •*>
V. m.. i>li.:>tini_- of i-Ukb ivy on camiiua by aenlor clac*;
si:, p. m . i.i.-. .-mi, concert in Hyperion Theatre In
p. in.. |iroinetiK<le concert of tenlor cla«» in Alumni Hall.
TuMda)-. June I*4. —At '.i.:ii( ■ in.. K'-nvrHl alumni
meeting in Old Alumni Hall . is a. m. '" i p. m., Flection
by I/allot ■•! «:rH.!irii.- .t meoal of Corporation; 1- m
M'-.1l ... School commencement, .'.lime street Hull, with
R<Mre»!i l.y It llonwell I'ark. director of the N-w-York
State l*a(noloKlcal Institute of Buffalo: 3 p. m.. rota
m-i.. • in. in V.-.1.- Huvh-i l.;i>.-i.»!! same, Yale Field; '">
p. in.. cla»* dinner*.
Wednesday, June — ■ --('nmmi-tiotnifnt. At 10 a. m .
prnrr— lmi D rorporatlon faculties. Invited xuettty. can
.!l.lat«-« for honorary de«tre«a, gimduatlni rlwn, etc.. «n
c:itii|>tiw and i;-«— ii to ::.• a. m.. commencement <>xerc!i""»
In HKttell •■ha|'«-l: •„• p. m , annual alumni dinner In <>:>•
new l"nlv«rMty lilnliiK Hall (Common*), with (peechea
»>v recipients of honorary it*ai ei i. ami announcement* bj
the president: !« to 11 i. in. reception by President
Hail!>.\ to alumni in Art School.
Thuirdav. June a, — Annual Yale-Harvard r^Katta at
Parts. Mi. . May 25.— A mob broke into the jail
here to-day, and after a desperate fight. In which
,the sheriff and deputies were injured, secured "Abe*'
Withrop. the negro who killed young William Grow
last month, and lynched him.
Miss Ellen M. Stone, the American missionary,
who recently returned to this country, after a try
ing experience with Bulgarian brigands, by whom
*he wur k!«lnapp»d. spoke In Plymouth Church,
Brooklyn, yesterday afternoon. She said that the
, baby born to h'-r companion In captivity was one
of the thlnjr* that softened the hearts of th« brig
ands, and made their position more bearable.
The Cunard line pier was crowded with detectives
when the Umbrla arrived yesterday morning, who
were watching for the much wanted Humbert
family, accused of swindling niji«v bankers in
Paris. They did not appear, however, and it Is
not now believed that they will come to this city.
A revenue cutter moored alongside the steam
ship at Quarantine, -'"l four Central office dc
i. •!■ < climbed up her side. Bach man disap
peared in ji different direction, and an hour later,
when the ship tied up at her pier, each passenger
bad undergone, unknowingly, a close examination.
At the foot of the gangplank Detective Sergeants
Moody and Leeson were waiting to arrest the sus
pects If they should have, by any chance, escaped
the notice of the police on board, but the Hum
berts were not on the ship, and the detectives re
turned to headquarters without making any arrests.
There was one detective on the I'mbrla, how
ever, who brought a prisoner, but of another kind.
Me was Detective Cooney, and his prisoner Is Carl
Robtt.-ek, alias Edward Mayer, who is charged
with embezzling over 11.000 from Graff Brothers,
dealers In iiair. at No. 812 Broadway.
on March 21 Robitsek, who was employed as
cashier, obtained a few days' leave of absence
His books were examined, and the shortage dis
covered The cashier was tracked to Boston,
where he had taken passage for Queenstown. He
was arrested there, extradition papers were made
out and Cooney was sent to bring him back.
Cooney says the cashier confessed to stealing the
The steamship had a rough trip. meeting with
wind and rain storms nearly every day of the
voyage. Among the passengers who arrived on
her were Colonel 11. .1. Hans. T. S. Beaumonts,
Lieutenant Shtnoha.-n, of the Imperial J a panes*-
Navy; C. P. Sparks and Frederick Whit. 'si.lv.
Colon. -i Willis I. Ogden, bead of the Municipal
Civil Service Commission, said yesterday th;ti
George McAneny, secretao' ot th<- commission.
had offered his resignation and desired that it
should I"- accepted as s-.m as possible. Al
though Mr. Ogden would not say so, it was In
ferred that Mr. McAneny's resla*n*tlon mi^ht
hay.- been caused through a dispute between
himself and the membera of the commission as
to the length of a leave of absence. "Mr.
McAneny wanted ;i four months' leave of ab
sence." said Mr. Os;den. "He has been working
very hard and feels thai be Is In need of ■ long
rest "
"Does th.it mean that he will be away for
four months and then return to liis old place?"
was iisk.-d.
■Oh, no. He will no! return." waa the reply.
"He has sent In his resignation,"
Mr. Ogden would not say whether or not the
commission refused to grant Mr. McAneny'a
request for a leave of abs.-i but spoke highly
of him. "\w shall be very sorry to teae our
secretary," added Mr. Ogden "He has been a
hard worker and is a capable man. Nobody
realises the amount of work that he ii«s lmd to
do. I understand that he feels ih. ; : be must
t..k- .i rest.* 1
Mr. McAneny wia «<•■• n yesterday afi
at his home, No. 19 East Fortj seventh-it. "I
have nol as yel resigned formally, but intend to
do so. Tl <• office of sei retarj as at ; i
■nit u ted has proved a difficult one, and though
: regret K:\iiiK up the work it has been my pur>
pose foi some time pasi to -l" ao as soon as I
■■! Thi« I ant ; . Ipate • 111 be
ally in June." Mr M< Vn.-i.v added 11
elattona with the members of the commission
rere lun monious.
it was learned from t trustworthy soui
terdaj that Mr. McAneny hopes to be- able to
leave the rlty on June to go to ht« summer
i ome at Lake George, w here he ntends to
:i ronsiderable tlm< \-i-- - hn<l s l"iiK
:-st he will devote himself to the itudy of sev
ibjects. which will occupy him for about
•wo years He told Mayor !.<•" some time "t"
that he might remain as
mission until Julj 1 ry. The question
tbe I • st •■ ' »u< ■ eed M r
McAneny has ■ en discussed bj some
members of the commission, and it v thought
thai at rhe n.-xt meeting of the commission his
„ . <«or maj be nan
/•:. /;. 77/ ou <>• / \ coi irr.
Edward K. Thomas, the son of General Samuel
Thomas and the president of the Seventh Na
tional Bank at the time of its failure who, with
his wife, his brother-in-law, .Mr. Otter, and a
chauffeur, was attacked In his automobile on Sat
urday night by hoodlums, appeared In the York villa
Court yesterday against the leader of the gang.
James Pollock, of No. :.H!8 East Forty-fourth-st.
Mr. Thomas told Magistrate Brann Of the on
■latight by I . •• crowd of young roughs as the auto
mobile was passing through Forty-seventh-st., be
tween Second and Third avt s.
Magistrate Brann asked Follock if he had any
thing to say. and be shook his bead. He was sent
to the Catholic Reformatory for three months in
default of 1100 ball.
.Mrs. Thomas, who was severely out on the back
of the bead by a pan hurled by t ne of the gang,
was able to be out yesterday, nnd with her hus
band went to l>oiit>H Kerry In the afternoon
The reform administration was again criticised
at yesterday's meeting of the Central Federated
I'nlon by several of the delegates, who allege
that the ante-election promises of the city officials
have not i een kept. The matter came up on a
report of the arbitration committee of the Central
Federated l T nlon, In which it was charged that
Canavan, a contractor, who has been doing ex
cavating for the city, has not observed the labor
laws and pays less than the prevailing rate of
"By the terms of the contract he could afford
to pay the prevailing rate of wages," said Delegate,
McConville. of the Safety Association of Engi
Delegate McMahon. of the Eccentric Association,
who has charged several times that the rate of
wages of city mechanics was cut by the present
city administration, reiterated his charges. Ha
Insist, d that In spite of all that bad been said to
the contrary, wages had been reduced.
Henry Meisel, of the arbitration committee, sat.i
that there was no use 111 appealing to Buildings
Superintendent Stewart about the matter,
"He's like every one else In the present reform
administration." Meisel added.
Delegate Daly, of the 1>..,k Builders' Union,
"1 want to remind you that the Mayor mads
plenty of promises before election, but did nothing
after election That's what you get by electing
reformers. The cltv is the only concern which
employ" non-union men."
A resolution was finally carried to write to* Mayor
Low and Superintendent Stewart, calling their
attention to the labor laws
Eugene a. Johnson, of. Local 41 of the American
Federation of Musicians, said be had also a crow
to pick with the. present city administration,
"You bought a gold brick when you elected the
present city administration," he continued. "Tam
many was denounced before the election, yet you
could fee the Tammany Mayor if you had any
complaints to make. Now you can get no nearer
to the Mayor than his secretary."
Johnson declared that his union did not get fair
play In the assignment of the contracts for the
city music. It got only sixteen out of 16) weekly
assignments, and the parks and recreation piers
and the Musical Mutual Protective Union, a rival
organization, not represented In the c. F. a., got
the rest.
••It whs charged by one Commissioner," he said,
"that we did not furnish high class music last
yeir. We can show by our programmes that we
furnished classical music when required and high
class music generally. I could get no satisfaction
when I went to the dock and park commissioners
about it."
After some discussion It was decided to ask the
Dock and Park departments to reassign the con
tracts for city music for the season.
Washington, May -■"> (Special).— The American
trade Invasion of France constitute* a significant
and Important chapter of the volume of 'Vommer
cial Relations' now In th>- press, under the direction
of the Bureau of Foreign Commerce of the State
Department. In their latest annual reports to lie
included in that publication nearly all the con
sular officials stationed In the French Ripulillc
speak "f th» gratifying Increase In the importation
of agricultural machinery from the United States.
Consul Thaekara, of Havre, says that numbers
of our mowers, reapers and hinders arrive weekly
at th*t port by the steamers of the French Lino.
Along the Loire River our farming machines are
in t;».> everywhere, and the men who use them say
that In every Instance they do their work well, are
mtuh more economical than the old fashioned
harvesting methods, and that the Investment is a
pood one for the owner.
Agricultural Implements bearing an American
name are found at every county fair, says Consul
Covert, of Lyons, and are highly prized. Represen
tatives of mower and reaper and of steam engine
firms In the United States have recently estab
lished a good business In that region. The Impor
tation of our rakes, ploughs, harrows, drills, and.
in fact, nearly all farm Implements, adds Commer
cial Agent Griffin, of Limoges, is a growing trade.
Our manufacturers, nevertheless, would meet with
even greater success if they made an attempt to
study the conditions of the French trade, or to
adant their machines to French requirements.
Grain and hay are cut differently In France, and
the stubble Is much shorter and the hay of a tlner
quality than In America. Another fact to be borne
In mind is that oxt-a and cows are generally used
on farms. Instead of mules and horses; conse
quently the gearing of the machines must be
adapted to the slow pace of these animals.
Consul Tourgee, of Bordeaux, notes that although
there Ih also In that region a steady enlargement
in the number of Implements of American make Im
ported. It is almost impossible to get the ordinary
French laborer to operate them with that skill
and efficiency which are almost Instinctive with the
American farmer. This is In a great measure due
to the fact that every American laborer Is, to a
pronounced degree, a mechanic as well ai a fann
er. When a bolt breaks or a nut is lost, he hunts
about in his tool box or workroom for something
to take Its place, and In a short time his team U.
in most cases, doing its work again. Not so with
the French laborer. Ha has neither the skill nor
the desire to mend the tool be uses, or even to
keep Ii In reasonable repair That is the business
of other tradesmen the blacksmith, the cartwright.
the mechanician, the painter. The French work
man has no Interest In labor saving devices.
In th.- park opposite the consulate, continues Mr.
Tourgee, men ire at work all summer long clipping
the too luxuriant herbage What are the imple
ments they use? Lawn mowers? Not st all. They
are scythes the blades of Which are five Inches
vide at one end. taper to a point at the other.
in-.- sharpened by being pounded to an edge oil
a small anvil, and have a snath mad* of the limb
of a tree, with a short branch cut at <> convenient
length and Interval for a thole pin. Seeing this
outfit one :- Irresistibly Impelled to look it over
for the trademark of "Tubal < aln & Co." There
I* no maud on the part of sii«-h laborers for Im
proved Implements. One American workman will
do as bui ti us four of these, and it Is because of
thts fu< t that American producers ian turn out
work at less price than their French competitors,
although wages are far hither.
American brooms and rubber shoes, adds th«
consul, have made their appearance In Bordeaux
In such numbers during the last two years as
to se. m familiar. Our shoe machinery la used In
the rgest shoe factor) In France (situated In
Umoges). and 1230.000 worth of American dressed
kid skins were Imported Into that region In 19">
for the manufacture of shoes. There la ■ demand
In France, says Mr. Tharkara, for American nll
burning stove* for heating purposes Care must
be taken by our manufacturers not to ntt.ich any
mnrks on stoves Intended for use in France 'which
might Indicate that they were made there, r.h this
is a violation of the French trademark law Our
low priced watches, »hi- have an enviable reputa
tion for excellence, are copied outright, and the
Irrlrnitons sold a* American watches. Some means
HhrmM be dftviaed t<> overcome this competition.
The exportation of frult« from Marseilles to the
United State* Consul General Skinner, h;«s
been seriously arft-ted of late by the Increasing
attention given to thcr* products In California. In
one of the smaller cities near Marseilles, where
the business l« centralised factories have been
closed and other cities find their trade decreas
ing Prune*, formerly shipped Co New-York. «re>
now Imported from California (luring bad crop
Consul Cover! mentions among the other article*
from the United State* t hut ■•■ sold In Lyons,
c n«h reamers fountain i>-n*. pencils, sainane
grinders. Ice cr'nm freezer*, fans, egg heaters.
Htnv<'« ■aws, drills, plane* lathes, time recorder*,
electric fans, roller top «leski. revolving chairs.
„,,. American manufactures of all sorts are highly
prised. Stores have signs announcing American
rubric*, and there are several called "American
baxaara." though many of the articles are not of
American manufacture.
si \n\Y Th'llil \E n vHAXD EA RLY
AT f. SO A. M.
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Saratoga, N v. May ■ The Sunday «•;,. ',■
newspaper train over the Delaware and Hudson
r..a.t mads a new record thiw morning, the New-
York pap.-rs r. aching here at the unprecedentedly
early t,<>ur of I 'j> o'clock. The thirty-nine railroad
mllei between Mbany and Saratoga springs was
r. ,i in fort, minutes, which Included a brief
■top ..t Mechanlcsvllls. Tin 1 tr.Tln left Albany at
f 10 arrived here nl 6:M and reached Caldwelf, oa
Lake George, at 7:« o'clock.
Kansas City, May 1.. Th.- famous St. ClalT
Count) bond case, for which several county Judges
have received Jail sentences because of their re
fusal to order ■ payment of $lvmh«ki of bonds, Issued
in I*-''. 1 * to build a railway a. toss that county, is to
lie compromised. Representatives of the bondhold
ers, who now have | claim against tii unty for
11,300,000, Including principal snd Interest for thlrt\
f'liir years, and 'h. present Judges are to meet at
Osceola to-morrow to consider a proposition from
the bondholders, which. It is stated, will prove ac
ceptable to the county officials and taxpayers
.li!<U-<- Thomas Nevtrt. who lias been In Jail at
Maryvllle for a year for contempt In refusing to
order payment ><( the Imnds will he taken to th.
conference by a Cntt.-.i states marshal. Judge
Nevltt has wearied of Jail life, and apparently is
willing to Kiv.- In S l> Paden, another of the
tudgeH, is serving a aentence at the Warrensburg
I. ill. Deputies have b«-en unnMe to capture Ju.li;.-
Walker, tho last of the trio, who has lived In the
i. rush since he was elected.
Providence, It 1.. May X Jsmcs S. Coiulit, a
passenger on th<- steaanet Rhode isian.i, of the
New Uae, committed suicide i>y shooting himself
In tbe rlnht ti tuple some time Saturday niuht dur
ing th.- trip of the st.am.r from New-Yoik to this
city. Condlt was found lying dead upon the floor
of his stateroom
Condlt was about thirty years old, and had been
boarding at So, IH Kant Twenty ?slxth-st., New-
York. He leaves a widow In Harrison. N. Y. There
was no money In hln pocket*, and It in believed that
despondency led him to commit the dead. The
body is being held by a local undertaker, awaiting
i he order of relatives.
Despite the fact that hundreds of people thronged
the waterfronts along both the North and East
rivers yesterday the public pleasure piers remained
closed. At both the big piers Catherlne-st., oh
the North River, and at East Twenty-fourth-st.—
the Iron doors leading up to the upper deck, or
real pleasure part of the piers, remained locked
until after the mid. lie of the afternoon, at which
time people began going home In disgust or going
to the nearby squares and parks for a little fresh
At Catherlne-st. ' a group of small boys took pos
session of some scows, stripped and spent the after
noon In swimming. The lads reported the water
"mighty cold at first, but all right after youse git
used to It. ' Baseball games were In progress in
West-St.. near the pier, and ball games were also
underway on the sand lot near the Twenty-fourth
st. pier.
The ground floor of both these piers, which during
the week are used by sniping companies as
wharves, were thrown open to the children, and'
many went out to enjoy the river view, but there
was no place to sit down and the view quickly lost
Its Interest. Dirt and dust covered the iron doors
leading to the upper decks of both piers, and, to all
appearance, at least, no start has yet been mad'
toward getting the piers ready for summer use. ■*•
Vineyard Haven. Mass.. May 25.-Two of the
finest vessels of the coastwise fleet, the five master
Arthur Seltz. ami the four mister Frank A.
Palmer both of Portland. Me., while bound up the
coast with heavy cargoes of coal, missed the en
trance of Yim-.vnnl Sound In thick weather last
riKhf and brought up hard and Cast this morning
on Yasqoc Shoal. abort •»• miles southwest of
MupkeKat Channel.
The crew of the Setts, Including Captain Nicker
pom, came ashore to-day, but Captain Rawdtng, of
the Palmer, and all but three of his crew, remained
on board th.'ir vessel. The three m-" left the
ship shortly before the or. of the Scltz came
ashore, but nothing has been heard from them.
They may have landed on Moskesjat Island.
Captain Nlckerson, who cam.- here for assistance,
reports that both vessels are ilk- to go to pieces,
as a heavy sea <s making in from the southwest,
and they are in a very exposed position.
The Seltz ha.l on board '■'■.*'*) tons of coal. m She
was hound from Baltimore for Portsmouth N. 11.
The Palmer had nearly the same amount of coal,
and was on her way from Newport News for BOBBC
eastern port.
The Arthur Seltz was built In Camtien. Me., and
was launched about a year ago. She is 273 feet
long 44 feel wide and 22 feet deep. She has a reg
istered tonnage of 2.<**>. Recently she was sold by
Captain John C. Crowley. who built her. to J. S.
Wlnslow, of Portland. Me.
The Frank A. Palmer Is 27» feet long. « feet wide
and 21 feel deep, with a registered tonnage of 2,011.
Detroit, May -•"•■ Kncin«.-r William Tuck, with
liis hand on the throttle ..f engine No. ol the
Will ash Railroad, drawing four coaches, mad.- a
record breaktasj run frosj MoataeUsr. Ohio. t.> this
city to-day, ■ distance ol nlnety-seTen miles, in
etghty-elfht minutes. The train wai ■ special,
carrying s coatingent ol skat ptayera and a num-
Ij>t ol Pythiana from ladtanapolia to Detroit.
Not only <!id th.- trip break all records between
MoatpeUer and Detroit, but during the run In • >hi.»
s distance of eighty-four and one-ftftfe miles was
m.t.i*' in neventy-one minutes, and twenty-sta mtlea,
fr..tn Whitaker, Mich . t.. Oak wood. Ml. h . was . „ -
ered Iti twenty-one minutes, this maintaining the
unusual sj;«-.-.i . f sevtnty-flve miles an hour.
The third annual dirm.r ..f the Society of the
Alumni of the American Aca !.my '.f tiie Dramatic
Arts waa h. id last evening at the Hotel Man
hattan. The pieaWfcni of the society was toast
master. Krai, kiln !?arK»-nt. the presideat of Ike
Academy, waa the gue^l .>f honor. Preceding the
dinner, a reception waa held In the ;>.ir!ors, and
following tti. Inner i uae ;m informal progranuße
of speecnes, recitations, music ;i!id story telUng.
original poems were read by Leonttne StanAeM.
•• •'. \»m ■■• IM "The Mummers." and
t>\- mi-« Anna Hempstead Branrlk, of I
: - - • ■ . ■ eatr<3 Curtain.' Sixty-five
guests were assssat.
(pi jphuam^r (f^x,
More Than Two Thousand
Handsomest of the Season's Styles— Under-Price
MANY are just half-price; most of the balance are a
third under-price. The nucleus of the remarkable offering- is
the sample lino of one of the largest manufacturing concerns.
To this we have added hundreds of beautiful Parasols from our
own storks, including many of the most exquisite foreign parasols.
Friday and Saturday really began the Parasol season: and this
superb offering, with its large savings^ conies just at the moment when
thousands of women must buy their parasols.
Here are some of the details :
At $1.30 — Fancy All-silk Parabola, in plain i At 53.75 — of pongee, wllover embroidered,
pongee aiiii colored silk with fancy J with taffeta hemstitched border; Pom
stri|»'-. worth up to .Si'"" . pndournnd Cheneeffects; hl lover plaited
At Jl^O—Of black and colored taffeta silk i taffetn. Worth $."► and $»*>.
with hemstitched borders; pongee wit j At $475— 0f white and Mark silk chiffon.
tnffeta border^.* and pongee embroidered I trimmed: and of colored silk taffeta.
»-.lv.>; also hit.- and black .-.11 silk. with I with wide plaited border*; white and
two grenadine raffle* Worth »2.7.V |,, at . and ro lored fancy Chene silk.
At $2.50 of plaited taffeta, border hem- t Worth «7
fnlirtl^ • I SS hVu'^wll h^nnlk-, 1 " 1 !)'!:;'" l A n " mh " " f thp finpr SOrtS that " er * * 1°
Insertion, gru.->s linen witn pnik.-i iiot», . ».^ *•»- r> H iii,. w i >n <" mi »n <i'»
1t,,., 1 with silk: fam-j stripe* in all colors, j to $_... redu.ed to ?....«» to SI 3.
and all-white and all-black silk with two j Mourning Parasols, in wide variety, from
grenadine ruffle*. Worth $3.30. 51.2."» t0.?1."..
At 52.85— of embroidered taffeta polka! rnrnsols.for girls nnd children, from 90c
dots; plain taffeta hemstitched; I'lmm ! to** each,
silk and white mtd black fancy stripes. i Broadway— wlta special showing
Worth #:t.7.".. i on Main Aisle.
Newest Hats From Paris
And a Few of Our Own
WK SHOW TODAY a small, but interesting collec
tion of the newest, choicest designs of famous Paris millinery
experts for the Summer season.
Our millinery buyer, now abroad, secured from Reboux,
Lewis. Suzanne Mum. Cnniille Roger and Carlier— foremost among mod
istes—-these representative specimens of their best productions for the
Chant illy and Auteuil races— occasions for which smart Parisiennes make
utmost preparation as to costume and hat. •
Concerning these beautiful hats, our buyer writes :
"They represent tin- .-liiif Ideas which will be seen on the hats worn this
Summer—which nre larj:<\ hut not excessively no. The plaited niche shown on une
of the models, is employed l>y nil leading modistes. They nre making great use of
t>!nited ribbons, silks mid velvets. One or two of the hats rate the use that
is in me mini.- of rhiffon, which enters very Inrjrelv Into mllllnerv trimming
"The colors mostly sera here are green and blue in combination. Quantities of
Trivet ribbon are being used ; '"> ( 1 mnny leghorn lints ;ir.> shown some of them
with the crown ml out and rough straw inserted; others with the crown com
pletely covered with roses or forget-me-nots."
You will find these notes charmingly illustrated, not only in the
fascinating hats from Paris, but also in the gems from oar own work
rooms. Among the latter is a particularly strong showing of the very
desirable green-and-blue hats. =
Second Boor, Tenth street.
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Formerly A. T. St. -wart & Co., Broadway Fourth V •»• 'Jtl 1 10th
Paterson. May J.". (Special).— As a result of a
light in a restaurant in Market-st. last night.
Mrs. Otto Oertles lies in a critical condition in
the hospital, and Albert Wallace and Edward
Osborne. farmers, who caused the trouble, are
in jail awaiting the result of her Injuries. The
two countrymen came to Taterson on a drunken
spree. They went down Market-st. smashing
stands and showcases. They entered several
restaurants, but were M boisterous and insult
ins that they were ordered out.
When they entered Otto Oertles's restaurant,
at No. 33 Market-st., they pave their order with
out regard to price, saying they would pay for
nothing, and insulted Mrs. Oertles so grossly
that her husband ordered them to leave the
place. A fight followed, and Mrs. Gerties, who
went to the assistance of her husband, was
hurled violently through the door to the side
walk. An angry crowd, threatening to lynch
the farmers, gathered about the unconscious
woman. Th- men tried 10 escape, but were
captured by the police as they ran into a neigh
boring store.
Spring Lake. May •_'.". < Special).— St. Cathe
rine's Roman Catholic Church, built by Martin
Maloney, of Philadelphia, in memory of hi.-i
daughter. Catherine, at a cost of more than
$150,000, was consecrated to-day. Admission to
the service was by invitation, and many Prot
estants were present. Bishop McFaul. of Tren
ton, assisted by Fathers Burke, of Princeton,
and Cr»-an. of Trenton, officiated. Dr. J. W.
Norrls. chancellor of the Trenton Diocese, was
master of ceremonies, and the boys" choir from
the Trenton Cathedral furnished the music.
The sermon was. preached by Archbishop
Ryan, of Philadelphia. Before the sermon a
solemn high mass was relebrat<»d by Dr. Will
iam Klernan. of Philadelphia, assisted by Father
Hurke. of Princeton, and Father McQuade. of
Philadelphia. Fifteen priests took part in th?
mass, and solos were sung by CampanarL
The church Is modelled after the Maria del
Populo, in Rome. It is surmounted by a bronze
dome. The altars are of marble. The body of
Miss Maloney and other members of the family
will be put in the crypt. A special train on the
Pennsylvania Railroad brought the churchmen
and a number of guests from Philadelphia.

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