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PEACE SIGNS INCREASE.
'ACTION REPORTED TAKES. Growing Belief in Various ■ Capitals That War Is Near End. j ParivMarch 20.— Inquiry late last night 4ends ■tror.gr'.v to confirm the statement that ap proaches toward peace between Russia and Japan have already begun at a private confer ence In a Northern European capital. In view of tho statement from St. Petersburg that in ' formal conferences w«re going on in Paris, The Associated Press last night called at the Rus sian Embassy and the Japanese Legation. Am. bassador - Nelldoff stated specifically that he knew nothing about such negotiations here, and Minister Motono. while declining to discuss the general question of peace, authorized the state ment that no conferences were going- on In Paris. At the Foreign Office it was also stated that of ficials there were not aware of steps toward peace. The foregoing statements by Count Nelidoft and Dr. Motono do not alter the main statement that peace preliminaries are being carried on elsewhere. The real explanation 1b probably to b* found in the report that a preliminary con ference had been held at a northern capita^ There are strong indications that this capital is Stockholm, and that the negotiations will be conducted at Stockholm if the preliminaries prove successful. Copenhagen also is mentioned. but it is understood that the point was raised that a Urge and influential British element is at that capital, whose sympath!es might be hos tile to Russia. The person acting for Russia in the prelimi nary stage of the negotiations is described as "a leading general. * The person acting for Japan Is not disclosed, but he is believed to be one who has heretofore taken no prominent part in Jap anese affairs. There is reason to believe that St. Petersburg and Toklo are avar« of the results of the meet ing, and that similar Information is in the pos session of certain diplomatic circles In Paris. This simultaneous receipt of ldmtical informa tion in St. Petersburg ani Paris probably ac counts for St. Petersburg's view that the pre liminaries took place here. The results seem to hinge less upon the actual terms than upon Japan's willingness to pause In the course of her successful campaign. Japan Is proceeding on the theory that, once in pos session of Vladivostok, she can dictate her own terms. Including indemnity, which Russia thus far has strongly resisted. London, Mar<h ft — Officials and diplomats in London preserve a sphinxlike silence on the sub ject of peace prcepects in the Far East. Baron Hayashi, the Japanese Minister to Great Brit ain, disclaimed all knowledge of negotiations, and repeated his former statements that Japan Intended to continue the war until Russia ex pressed a desire to make terms. While naturally it is impossible to obtain any direct confirmation, the m.inner in which officials > received the news of negotiations conveys the I Impression that there is cognizance of tenta tive proceedings at least, and that much more is known than will be admitted. In well informed circles in London it has been known for some time that peace in the near future is not only possible, but probable. All movements leading up to the beginning of negotiations have been concealed under such a successful show of ignorance and incredulity that even those in the closest confidence of the highest officials have been deceived. A British official said to-day: Even if I knew it were true that these nego tiations were going on, 1 would consider It little less than a crime to give out even a hint of their nature, so much hangs in the balance and so much might be lo*t by premature dis closures. St. Petersburg, March 25. — The reported •change In Emperor Nicholas's attitude concern- In*: the advisability of making a pacific, proposal to Japan 1b fully confirmed, and in very high quarters peace within six weeks is regarded as certain. The posltiveness with which this is affirmed would indicate that the government Is already in possession of information regard ing the Japanese terms. The secret of what has been done and what is being done le zealously guarded. The Asso ciated Press hears, however, from a source closa to the throne, that informal conferences are go ing on at Paris. It is added that possibly they are only of a preliminary character, and that Copenhagen may he the scene of the first ex changes between representatives of the two powers. Importance is attached to the visit of M. d'lswolsky, the Russian Minister at Copen hagen, and Baron Roeen, the former Russian Minister to Japan, to M. Bompard. the French Ambassador to Russia, on Tuesday. Those present at this conference refuse to admit that significance is attached to it. In the mean tim -. the Foreign Office is silent. DEFENDS WAR OFFICE. Charges of Unpreparedness Denied by Army Organ. St. Petersburg. March 25.— Stung by the whole sale criticism lately heaped on the War Office for its unpreparedness and incapacity In provid ing the Manchurian army with men, guns and munitions, the army organ to-day tells what has been done since the opening of hostilities, giving the exact figures. From these it appears that Up to March 12 the War Office has dispatched 13.087 officers, 761,467 men, 146.403 horses., 1,521 guns and 316.321 tons of munitions and supplies to the front, declaring that the trans portation strained the Siberian Railroad to Its utmost capacity. The army organ admits that the army In the Far East when the war opened was hardly worth the name (no figures being. gives, but It Is known that the troops did not exceed 60,000 men), defending this on the ground that Emperor Nicholas desired to avoid war and therefore refrained from sending reinforce ments, which would have provoked it. The criticism of the War Office's failure ade quately to supply Port Arthur is met by the statement that It was provisioned for a garrison of twelve battalions, the decision to put thirty battalions there being taken so late that the original calculations could not be remedied. >. While affirming that the quick firing guns and field guns of the Russians are superior to those of the Japanese, i. the War Office explains that the misfortune la the insufficiency of the moun tain guns was due to the fact that when the war broke out Russia was Just adopting a new patten.. " It is denied that tb.9 War Office was deceived In regard to the available strength of the Jap anese army or the organization of the Japanese reserves, bat the army organ frankly admits that the talent* of the officers and the wonderful Spirit of the soldiers were miscalculated. The publication of this article has created a sensation among military men, and In public Circles, many of the former censuring the Gen eral Staff for disclosing valuable military secrets and the latter rinding from the figures a prac tical admission that the war has cost almost half a million man in killed, wounded pris oners end sick, as the whole effective force In ti» Far East is now believed not to exceed three hundred thousand men. FRANKLIN'S WILL FOR SUPREME COURT. [BT TELEGRAPH TO TEE TRIBUNE. ] : V ' Be* ton, March 55.— Ouestlona of law involved in the Interpretation of the Benjamin Franklin will, mbkOi provides for th* disposition of the Franklin Vtekd. now amounting to $400,000, are likely u> be Mboaitted to the Supreme Court for settlement Althoutn the board or vamuMmn Includes such men as Richard Olnty. ex-Mayor *Matthews and Charles t. Gallagher, they fall to decide what the powers m committee are under the will, and Mayor Collins thinks that a petition to the Supreme Court 1* the SAILED WITH 51,000,000. Defectives lint After Marrin and His Stenographer. . Philadelphia, Mafwh 25.— 1t was learned to night *»at Marrin. head of the defunct Storey Cotton Company, who was supposed to have fled to Europe two weeks ago, has been located In New-York, and his arrest as he boards an out-bound steamship there is expected at any moment. Instead of London, Brooklyn, It to Bald, has been the place of his residence since he left Philadelphia, Postal Inspector Mayer, of Chicago, who has been specially detailed to locate Marrin, is watching on a New- York dock for the appearance 1 of his prospective prisoner. It Is said. Postal inspectors who sought Sophia Beck, alias Collins, chief stenographer of the Storey concern, learned, when they went to arrest her In this city to-day, that she had sailed for Liv erpool from New- York on Wednesday last, car rying alleged plunder in-eecurities to the amount of CAVALRY IN SKIRMISHES. Russians Believe Army Safe from Attack at Present. St. Petersburg, March 25.— A dispatch from General Linevitch dated March 24 Bays: A Russian patrol has been fired on by Japan ese cavalry and Infantry occupying the village of Puljuechu. There has been no change in the position of the armies during the day. On March 23 a detachment of Russian cavalry drove back a force of Japanese cavalry ap proaching the station of Shuaningausa. The same day several Japanese squadrons attacked, a email Russian mounted detachment on the ex treme Russian left about four miles from the station of Nan-Shen-Tse. Russian cavalry re taforoements were sent there and forced the Japanese, who refused to face a charge, back to Nan-Shen-Tse, their retreat being covered by Infantry. , General Linevitch continues the retirement of the bulk of his army northward. The general staff now declares it la certain that Field Marshal Oyama has been compelled to relinquish the idea of a pursuit In force for the present. The Japanese forces on the Rus sian flanks are too light to constitute a serious danger, and a lull in heavy fighting for several weeks is predicted by some of the correspond ents. A Russian correspondent warns the St. Peters burg authorities of the dangers of Japanese afethrity in Mongolia, where, he says, their emissaries are enlisting the Lamas and arous ing a warlike spirit. GORKY TO BE PROSECUTED. The Charge Will Be Drawing Up Seditious Proclamations. St Petersburg, March 25.— The authorities have definitely decided to prosecute Maxim Gorky on the charge of drawing up proclama tions, with the object of overthrowing the ex isting state of things in the empire and dis turbing public order, the highest penalty for which Is three years' detention in a fortress. Gorky, who is still In the neighborhood of Riga, !■ In broken health. BOMBS FOUND IN GRAVE. Eighty Infernal Machines Discovered In Cemetery at Warsaw. Warsaw. March 25. — The police discovered eighty bombs to-day hidden in a grave in the Powonskl Cemetery in Warsaw. M. Maximovitch, the governor general of War saw, received the foreign consuls, officials, clergy and civilians this morning, and in his speech promised an impartial government without prejudice to any nationality. The speech hag made a most favorable impression in Polish circles. BIG IRRIGATION PLANS. Two Projects to Cost $21,000,000 — An International Question. Washington, March 25.— Secretary of the In terior to-day set apart $1,300,000 from the reclama tion fund for the purpose of beginning operations In connection with the Payette-Boise irrigation project in Idaho and 11,000,000 for the earn© purpose in con nection with the Milk River project in Montana. It is calculated that 870.000 acres will be reclaimed in Idaho and 325,000 in Montana, and the ultimate cost of the two enterprises Is fixed at $11,000,000 and $10,000,000, respectively. An international question is involved in the Milk River scheme, as a portion of that river from which it is proposed to divert water is in. Canada, and to this matter the President and Secretary Hitchcock have been giving personal consideration. Many urgent petitions have come for relief from the situation in the Milk River Valley, and the Secre tary of the Interior, after conference with the President, has instructed Director Waleott of the Geological Survey to take immediate steps to carry imp effect the plans of the reclamation service for storing floods In St. Mary's Lake, diverting the wa ,V jr J2 f st Ma *7'J Blver over into the head of Milk River, end tlg&tately across the headwaters of Milk River Into the Mart?.*, and again out of the Marias back Into Milk River In Montana, thus cre ating a, great artificially regulated system of water supply south of the International boundary. It is expected that construction will be begun this season on the diversion of St. Mary's River Into the headwaters of Milk River, allowing the water to flow for a time through Canada back into the United States. / 'DULL IN JERUSALEM." Wandering Jew Returns at Ninety seven to Peddle on East Side. Although the Philadelphia from Southampton *n countered heavy head seas and westerly gales on Wednesday and Thursday, she came in on time, reaching- her pier last night at 7 o'clock. Simon Harris, a Russian Hetorew, ninety-seven years old, waa among the Philadelphia steerage passengers. He was not detained at Ellis Island, as he is an American citizen returning from the Holy- Land. Harris is a i>edler. He sold collar button*. shoestrings and suffponders in California for fifteen years and in New- York for thirty years, and re cently peddled the same kind of wares in Jerusalem. When asked why he returned to this country Harris said: "Ach. Qot! Business vus pum In Jerusalem! I sell only little much, little much In dtr Holy Land. All my children are dead except my daughter, who Ja married, und lives by der East Side. I peddle again here, yes, maybe. Buikmi is better here than in Jerusalem. No? I vent out by Cali vornia yen I vus a young feller; vent out by Aspln wall. and I got me my citizen's papers in Cali vornla. I vus born in Russia in 1808. I vould not like to be dere now. Tea?" Harris, who looks his great age, is unusually spry. He Is said to to the oldest steerage passen ger ever brought here Philippe Bunau-Varilla, ex-Miniater from Pan ama to the United States, came here for a vacation of two weeks. Ho would not dlsouss his plane, but it Is thought that he will visit President Roose velt. SISTER-IN-LAW GETS PRIME PROPERTY. The will of William C. Prime, of this city, who died abroad last month, will be probated on April U. TJie greater portion of the estate Is given to Mr. Prime's sister-in-law Mrs. Trumbull Bloaßon. She will receive the Prim* estate at Franoonla, N. H., and tha library and collection of rare prints and engravings ot Mr. Prtme here. The Prime home, at 23d-st. and 4th-ave., is to be sold, the proceeds being equally divided between Mrs. Slosaon, Ralph Earl Prime, of Yonkers; E. Irenseus Prime-Stevenson, of Budapest and Munich, and Miss Marie Stevenson, of this city. Wlllliun F. Bridge receives property in New-England, of which he u.ud Mr. Prime were Joint owners, and several thousand dollars are given to a niece. Mrs. Henry Blasell, of Yonkers. Several minor bequests are made. 1111. HEAT, ESTATE NEWS ia fully covered by The Tribune, which give* rach day at complete n-.ord of transfers, jiiHt«;agr», 11* pendens, lira*. Bunion-, Improvement*, etc NEtT-YOftK DAILY TirrKTXE, SI'NDAY. MARCH 20. 1906. SIX FAMILIES IN PERIL HOLAND HOUSE PANIC. Woman Severely Burned in Blaze Opposite Hotel — Many Rescues. A flre which practically destroyed the four story structure opposite the Holland House, SOth-st. and sth-ave., broke out about 2 o'clock this morning. Six families living it escaped, although one woman was severely burned. All of them wili lose most of their valuables. The International Sleeping Car Company oc cupies the ground floor. On the second is the office of the Midland Railway of London. On the third and fourth floors are apartments. Almost si multaneously with its discovery, the flre seemed to burst through the roof, and a swirling fun nel of flame leaped out. Like a huge torch, it lit up the sky and buildings round about until the latter became as plain as in daylight. The glare shone on the front of the Holland House, revealing It as through under the rays of a searchlight. Panic seized those guests first aroused by the shining of the bright light through their windows, and their excited cries soon roused the others. Pandemonium reigned in the hotel corridors as the frightened guests issued from their rooms and fled fearfully down the stairs to the lobby and office. Few stopped to don clothing and men in pajamas and women In night robes, with some other garment thrown over their shoulders in a trice were asking the hotel employes if there was danger of the fire spreading to the hotel. With the first burst of flame an alarm had been sounded and as soon as the firemen arrived second and third alarms were sent in. The firemen found men and women at the windows about to jump from the third and fourth stories and spread their safety nets, at the same time calling on those in the burning building not to Jump, that ladders would soon reach them. This advice prevailed, and the firemen and policemen, who were on the scene with equal quickness, were able to rescue those in peril by the use of ladders. Policeman Wagner was one of the first to make a rescue. Mounting a ladder, he took Mrs. Margaret Grasse. who lived on the fourth floor with her husband and two children, from the window, from which she was crying for help, and bore her to the ground. Finding that she was badly bruned he hurried to the Holland House with her. There oil was applied to her burns and every remedy available used to as suage the pain, but she still screamed as if suffering, continually crying, "My rings! My lingB!" Those attending her thought she meant that she had left valuable jewelry in her rooms, and it was not until her husband arrived that her meaning was grasped. He understood that she meant that rings on her fingers had become so heated by the flames that scorched her flesh that they were still burning her. One of the tenants of the flaming 1 house was George Hamilton, who Is nearly 70 years old. He was rescued by firemen just as he was about to Jump from the third floor. They induced him to slido down a rope to the ground. He Eaid that he awoke to find his room aflame. He thought the flre had started in the basement and had followed the elevator shaft to the roof. Louie Dyke, the janitor, his wife and five chil dren, lived in the basement. They got to the office of the Midland Railway Company, on the second floor, but were being stifled by the smoke when Max Bernstein, a guest at the Hotel St. Albans smashed in a big plat glass window and by means of a ladder rescued them. The Holland House guests were reassured af ter a while. All the families burned out of their homes were cared for there and provided with clothing, for they wore only their night clothes. A JOKE, SAYS J AFFRAY. John Brisben Walker's Son the Joker at Sherry Dinner. It was brought out in Torkvllle police court yesterday that the youth of seventeen arrest ed at Sherry's on Friday night, after he, with three companions, another youth and two women, who skipped and left him to face the music, had eaten slightly of food and consumed much liquor for which he could not pay, was Howard Somerville Jaffray, the grandson of E. S. Jaffray, who was one of the city'a mer chant princes, and the son of Howard S. Jar fray, whose home is at Irvlngtori-on-Hudson. B. S. Jaffray, his brother, was in court with him. "Ar» you a grandson of E. S. Jaffray?" asked Magistrate Crane. "1 am," admitted the youth. "I am shocked to see a grandson of his bring ing disgrace on his honorable name," said the magistrate. Manager Guggenheim of Sherry's and E. S. Jaffray had reached an agreement, and Police man Taylor, who made the arrest, said he did not desire to press the complaint. "A younug man who brings suoh disgrace on his family name," said the magistrate, "should be exposed, that it may be a leason to him. What right has a boy of your age to be touch ing liquor, and thus disgracing his family? Did you ever go to Sunday school and learn the Commandment, 'Honor thy father and they mother'?" * Young Jaffray said h« knew the Command ment. , "What do you care for your parents when you act the way you did?" continued the magis trate. "A man or a boy who does not honor his father and mother will never be a success In life." "Judge, I promise you that after to-night, I won't touch liquor again until New Year's Day," said the prisoner. "What do you think of that?" asked the mag istrate. "He's the coolest proposition I ever saw. He ought to be sent to a reformatory. We have one on the island fit for him." "I don't want to go there," said the youth. "I'll promise you to do right hereafter." The magistrate said ha would put the youth on probation, requiring htm to report once a week to the court probation officer, but decided, on the pleading of the elder brother, to make him the probationary officer. jaffray said that he was with Wilfred Walker, a son of John Brisben Walker, the publisher at Sherry's. He blamed Walker for the difficulty. Yesterday was his seventeenth birthday and he celebrated it, w>th Walker, by an automobile ridti to this city from Irvlngton, and a theatre party and dinner. Jaffray and Walker arranged by telephone with Mips Hayden und Miss Elliott to meet them on their arrival here. They saw Richard Mansfield, and afterward went to Sherry's. "Wilf," said Jaffray. meaning young Walker, "had credit at Sherry's, although he wu broke and so was I. As we were finishing dinner, he and the girls left the table, saying they would return. I must have dozed off. for I came to my senses when tho manager was demanding that I pay the check and threatening me with arrest if 1 didn't pay it. I suppose "Wllf did it for a joke, but it didn't turn out to be much of a joke for me." AN ARTISTIC AND IMPRESSIVE DISPLAY OF Instruments of Sterling Merit that have been an Important Factor in Making Aeolian Hall A PIANO CENTRE THIS collection of Stuyvesant and Wheelo-ic Pianos (received from the factories only last Thursday) is worthy of the artistic setting of Aeolian Hall. Individually and collectively, these instruments are by far the most satisfactory that these old established factories have ever produced— thus illustrating in concrete form the advantages derived from their alliance with the largest house in the musical industry. For the person with a limited sum to invest in a piano, the problem is not an easy one. The main point is to deal with a house of known responsibility, whoss representa tions may be accepted as conclusive and whose guarantee is absolute. The relation of 'he Aeolian Company to the Stuyvesant and Wheelock Pianos is the relation of manufacturer, knowing thoroughly every detail of factory conditions— controlling and creating them. The purchase of a piano at Aeolian Hall may therefore be approached with absolute conridencc —an assurance that the instrument selected is the best value for the money that can be obtained anywhere and that no qiu can buy for a lower price. Stuyvesant Uprights Wheelock Uprights Prices $250 and $285 Prices $360. $390 and $450. The Sruyvesant fa characterized by excellent modal quali- The beauty of these new Wh«elodc model, appeal, « ties «nd ii constructed on thoroughly modern lines. It sup- . fee to the eye, the nchnew «nd •»pUoty of the case, oak plies what so many pianos at similar prices lack-, well bal- PS them appropriate to the most refined homes. The veneer, an d gcalfc J z are exceptionally hoe for piano* told at moderate cost and ance ac c. were especially selected by one of the best experts on piano Nothing hat been slighted because unseen. woods in the musical trade. The durability of the Stuyvesant has been one of its Purity, resonance, brilliancy and evenness of tone an the strongest selling points. There are literally hundreds of these foundations of the Wheeiock's admittedly great success, while Instruments now in use on Long Island and along the Jersey its exceptional durability is known and enthusiastically en- Coast, where the damp, salt air creates very trying conditions dorsed by numerous schools and other institutions in which for pianos. At its price, the Stayvesant is unequalled. pianos are put to the severest tests. These Pianos are purchasable on moderate monthly payments. One of the be«t indications of the real value of the Stuyvesant and Wheelock Pianos is the high class of dealers throughout the country who use these pianos as their leaders in their respective classes. Such large and repre sentative houses is Lyon & Hetly of Chicago, Kohler& Chase of San Francisco, etc., etc., whose position in the musical trade cause them to have all makes of pianos offered them, have selected the Stuyvesant and the Wheeiock as their representative pianos at their respective prices. The Aeolian Company, Aeolian Hall, S?«rSSJb A sSi?: TO SAVE SCHOOL MONEY. PLANS OF COMMITTEE. New Building for Supplies Founda tion of Economy Scheme. The Committee on Supplies, which saved the Board of Education about $300,000 last year through the up to date Ideas which it introduced into the management of the Supply Bureau, will present to the board at the April meeting plans by which hundreds of thousands of dollars can be saved the city in the next few years. The report, after stat ing that the proper receipt, storage and delivery of euppliea can be effected only by the construction of a proper depository building, in which provision is made not only for present needs, but for a long time to come, says: The requirements indicate a building approxi mately fIOO feet square, built about Interior courts, to secure light ana air from all sides; four stories high above street or loading floor, yielding about 150.0U0 square feet of storage space, in addition to office quarters. The fittings to be of steel and glass throughout. Estimated cost of land and building, the latter being of what la known as mill construc tion, $500,000. We plan to have the new depository centrally located, contiguous to bridge, ferry ana railroad, so that the various boroughs are easily accessible and the handling of supplies greatly sim plified. The report explains the savings that would be made with greater facilities for handling and stor ing supplies, saying: Supplies known as chemicals, apparatus, etc., for use in the high schools and also in the higher grades of the elementary schools, represent an ex penditure in round figures of about $60,000 to $70,000 a year, which we have hitherto been compelled to take from deulers in New- York. All supplies, whether books or apparatus, under this heading may bo Imported duty free. As this duty repre sents from 40 to 60 per cent of the purchase price of the article, and a fair average would be about CO per cent. It la obvious that if we had proper floor space set aside for these goods we could place orders in advance of requirements, have them stored, deliver them as we do other supplies and effect a great saving. Publishers, agents and contractors aver positively that if the depository could handle material in larger quantities the prices would be lower. Sev eral contractors who handle general supplies alw> state that if we could take large quantities of pads, pnper. ink, etc., from them at one time, in stead of small quantities, as at present, they could and would cut down their prices. Their statements support our conviction that If we can get & proper depository It would pay for Itself within a short space of time. The estimated saving for the coming year will represent about $30,000 on general supplies alone. Equippei with such facilities for handling and storing supplies that we can assure contractors that we will take supplies from them In definite and larger quantities, a saving on general supplies of about $35,000 a year can probably be effected. With proper facilities it would be possible to col lect during the vacation season thousands of books that need only to be repatred or rebound to bo rendered fit for further service. The work could be done at very little cost, and the books sent back: to the schools before the September opening. This In Itself would mean a saving of thousands of dollars. DINNER FOR MR. ROCKHILL Japanese and Chinese Ministers Also Ghiests of Asiatic Association. William W. Roekhill, the new Minister to China, was the- ohief guest at a luncheon given by the American Asiatic Association yesterday at th» Mci chants' Club, No. 106 L«eonard-Bt. The Chinese Minister, Sir Chentung Liang Cheng; the Jap anese Minister, Kogoro Takahira, and Edwin V. Morgan, the new United States Minister to Corea, were among the other guests. President S. D. Webb of the association presided. "Mr. Roekhill Is too well known to all of us as a most distinguished diplomat and scholar to need my eulogy, but I do think his present appointment has very much to do with the promotion of the interests of the Par Eastern people," said the Jap anese Minister. "And I cannot help expressing my great admiration of the one who has made such a splendid choice, I mean the President of the United States. y-.\ "I know I am not in a position to discuss the right and duty of thU country in the Fa- Cast, but if T< Bponsibillty walks hani in hand with power," I should think the United Stated may bo regarded as specially cheated to safaguard the rights and inter ests of all mankind. She is. therefore, endowed with the rcwer and wealth fully adequate to en force tho principle of Justice and fair play among the nations of the earth. To represent such a great responsibility in the vast empire of China, containing 400,000,000 inhabitants. I need not say. requires a man of the utmest uprightness, great sincerity, wlie ex perience and unusual ability, and Mr. Roekhill Is most eminently well qualified for the mission " "It is a source of special pleasure to me to be able to Join in doing honor to the distinguished guest who is to represent the United States near the government of China." aald the Chinese Mln later. "Just at this time, when this country is at" trading the attention of the world in the field of world politics, It Is fortunate for my country that the United States Is to be represented at Peking by a tried diplomat who lias won ti^ confidence of STUYVESANT and WHEELOCK PIANOS The only place in Manhattan where these standard pianos are sold, is New York's new piano centre — Aeolian Hall, SALE OF Cretonnes. French and English makes, handsome designs and colorings, suitable for Cottage Draperies, Slip Covers and Furniture covering. Regularly 40c. and 60c. per yard 25c 35c FIXE RUFFLED MUSLIN CURTAINS, ' Exceptional value 1.35 and 1*95 pair. Artistic Floor Coverings For Summer Homes. New Selections. GRASS- RUGS, 9x12 8.00 MISSION RUGS, pink, blue, green, 9x12 25.00 FIBER RUGS, 9x12 10.50 FIBER CARPETINGS, Dainty designs and colors, yard 60 WILTON, AXMINSTER, BRUSSELS, SMYRNA & INGRAIN. Domestic Rugs IN ALL SIZES. Japanese and Chinese Straw Mattings. Upholstery Fabrics FOR SUMMER FURNISHINGS. NEW IMPORTATIONS OF ENGLISH AND FRENCH CRETONNES, CHINTZES AND LINENS, DIMITIES, LIBERTY GAUZE, PORTIERES, PORCH PILLOWS, TABLE COVERS, AWNINGS AND WINDOW SHADES, MATTRESSES AND BEDDING. Designs and Estimates submitted on request for entire furnishing of Summer Homes, Hotels, Clubs, Yachts and Steamships. the Chinese officials. When he returns to China this time he will surely be received, not as a stranger, but as a friend." In praising the work of the Asiatic Association Mr. RockhlU said: It came Into existence about the time that the government of the United States first formulated and gave expression to its policy in favor of what is called the "open door" In China, but which I would prefer to have kaown as the Hay Doctrine, since not only has every sttp in Its development been suggested and carried out by our great Secretary of State, but it has through his efforts been un conditionally accepted by all the powers of the world. PANAMA CHANGES DETERRED. President Not to Announce New Commis sioners Before He Goes South. [FROM THE TRIBUNE BCS.SAU.I Washington. March 25.— Contrary to expectations, the President will not be able to announce the namea of his nt>w Panama Canal Commissioners before he starts for the Southwest on April 3. Secretary Taft. who has general supervision of the commission aud its work, is in communication with the men the President Intends to a&k to serve, but as he has not yet received definite replies from ail of them, he la not teady to announce their names. Two or three of the men to whom places on the commission have been offered may find It impossible to accept, in which event the President and Secretary Tuft will be obliged to look for others. WILL TRY CALEB POWERS AGAIN. Frankfort. Ky.. March 25.— A fourth trial of Caleb Powers for tLe assassination of Governor Goebel will begin in a Bhort time, the Court of Appeals having overruled the petition of the com monwealth for a rehearing. YON HOLLEN DID NOT BREAK WINDOWS. The Rev. H. Yon Hoilen is aggrieved at the notoriety over his son's commitment to the Juve nile Asylum on Friday. It was understood that he was guilty of breaking windows. 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