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•** to **• thitm©. Emperor Nicholas has tele graphed replies. Under date of April 8 General Ltnerltch re ported no change In the situation. 'V JAPAN HAY ASK $600,000,000. Baron Suyematro'i ForeoMt Coincides with buna's Information. St. Petersburg. April 10.— Baron Buyematau's article In "The London Outlook" of Saturday regarding: Indemnity coincides with Russia's InfonssJlan. the amount demanded being $500,- M. LEBSAR RECOVERING. St. Petersburg. April ».— Dispatches received to day from Peking say that the condition of Paul I^essar. the Russian Minister, has improved, and that the crisis of his illness has passed. CAPTAIN CLADO BACKS DOWN. St. Petersburg. April 10.— The proposed duel be tween Captain Clado and Captain Zllottl has failed to take place. Captain Clado having satisfied him "■'•f by Investigation that he had wrongly accused Captain Ziiottl. dado has published his letter of apology in all the papers which printed his criti cisms. MOFFATTS BUSY DAW Crouds Big Assortment of Trouble Into a Feic Short Hours. In. a comparatively short time yesterday. W. H. Moffatt, who declares that in the last five years his domestic life has been tranquil and happy, met with a series of difficulties which began with a quarrel with his wife and ended with a reconciliation. His trouble* succeeded one another with bewildering: rapidity, and, briefly summarized, were as follows: He quarrelled with his wife; left home In a rase with a firm determination never to return; drowned his troubles In his favorite beverage; lort his travelling bag, In which was placed a Jew of his valuables a.nd a hastily gathered as sort ment of clothing; was arrested, locked up. arraigned in the West Side police court, dis charged, and at last happily reconciled to hi* wife. After recovering his stolen property In court. Xlorfatt had the satisfaction of seeing the three alleged thieves take the place he had just va cated before the Judge. Moffatt told the magistrate that he had quar relled with his wife and had got drunk, but that lie was sorry and would never do it again. Mr*. tfootati th«n put in a plea, saying that "he is a good husband and seldom drinks, hut I sup pose he was provoked this morning." Magis trate Ommeri then discharged Moffatt. On Moffatt's complaint, three boys, In whose jtoesession his travelling bag. it is alleged, was found, were arraigned on a charge of larceny, and were held in $5(10 ball for examination to morrow. Mr. and Mrs. Moffatt, carrying the re covered valise and tmiling contentedly, then went home. ONE DAY OF MENINGITIS KILLS. Mrs. Fannie M. E. Ensell. of Brooklyn, Diet After Short Illness. After an illness of only one day, Mrs. Fannie M. K. Ensell, the widow of Dr. Joiln Edwin Ensell, rlied of ypinal meningitis at . her home. No. 205 Park Place, Brooklyn, on Saturday. She was born in N.i piers ville. 111., in IK.T. but had lived in Brook lyn fur many years. Mrs. Ki.sell wa*s president of ihe Woman's Political Equality League, was a rm-mbtr of Montague Council. Home Circle, and of oth<T organizations. She leaves two sons and a daughter. The funeral will be hell to-night. The *fi vices will be coml tided by the Rev. John M. Faarnr. of the Kir.-t Dutch Reformed Church- U. S. CIVILIZATION IN DANGER. Chicago Settlement Worker Says Churches Must Work Harder. That the civilization of the United States Is in danger of fulling unlt'sa our jrreat das change their political principle* was the warning enunci ated l\v Raymond Robin*, a settlement worker of <"hica?o, in Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, last night. His subject was 'The Problems of the Poor in the Tenement region."' ar:<J !ie spoke almost entirely <>f conditions in Chicago. lie said that at the end cf the lake season there were CO.OOO unemployed persons in that eitv. who squindered $3,0O),O00 in the 'Ted light district." He "told of the political leaders who were atle. to sway thousands at these nnn it: one direction or the other for corrupt pur poses. •"•'iviliraiion will tall." he s=aid. in conclusion. "iinlfsii our churches work harder and announce the truth in a luud<-r vuice." GROWTH OF COLUMBIA UNTVEESITY. Due, It Is Said, to the Establishment of Public High Schools. Rudolf Tombo. jr.. in a pamphlet reprinted from The <"olumbia University Quarterly," shows th« leee-nt growth of that institution. In the last seven >«-ars. since the removal of the college to Mornlng *ide Heights, the number of ttud«i,ts has increased from C 35 to BL The increase, in attendance, it is ►tow; was due to the establishment of public high •>choo!<j and the entrance into the college of stu dents from thorn? institutions. The pamphlet shows that the De Wit i'linton High School expected to graduate in midwinter this year, forty-two; in Jun«-, seventy-seven; in mid wint«-r 1906, 242. and in June of that year, 191 stu dents. The preaenl freshman class of the college is the largest la its history, and of the 210 candidates who presented thcmsi-lvi> for the final entrance *-xarnlnatlons seventy— at whom forty-eight were admitted— or S3 1-13 per cent, <-ame from the public high schools of greater New-York. MUSIC PUBLISHERS STOP WORK Attempt to Force British Government to Make Effective Copyright Laws. London, April 9.— Owing Jo the inability of the authorities to suppress wholesale music piracy, thiefiy of popular sciipF. a score of London music publishing firms. Including several of the leading houses, have agreed to ream publishing or adver tising new rompcsltlons or storing into any con tract* with composers, jrtists or singers until further notice. The object of the movement Is to Induce the government to undertake legislation re lorming the prfsent Ineffective copyright laws. MR. MEYER VISITS COUNT LAMSOORFF. fit. Petersburg, April 10.— Georye yon L. Me;, the new American Ambassador to St. Petersburg, made his first call yesterday on the Foreign Min ister, Count Lamsdorff, who extended an unusually cord!al *••••'. ' The exchanges, however, were devoid of significance, a! i<i neither war nor peace was rr.entior.ed. Emperor Nicholas probably will receive Mr. M'y*r on Wednesday, when the Am bas*aAv>r will present !ii« letters. ANOTHER S. L FERRYBOAT LAUNCHED. Baltimore, April B.— The Bronx, the second of the ferryboats building by the. Maryland Steel Com par.}* at Sparrows Point for the City of New-York, which refused to leave the ways when her launch- Ing was attempted yesterday, was successfully floated at 11 o'clock tonight by the shipyard appli ances, aided by a tide considerably higher than that of yesterday. CITYTRUSTCO OF NEW YORK. 36 WALL STREET. Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits, $2,826,000. Allows Interest on Deposits. Acts hi Every Fiduciary Capacity. .__ — __ _ -- Jit*. COtS CCriKAN „ Presides* JOB* D. CRIMMJN& Vlee-Prwideat OEO. H. bKBLDOK M Vlee-Fre*ldeat AUTITIJt Ti.UUV nrcrrtnry WAITER *»• IKE Asa*, A«*rtarr •If. J. C<li 24 A«*t. t*erretar> CONFER ON LORD SUIT. AN EQUITABLE TRUCE. Uendricks and Mayer May Make Mutualization Effective. While tho fate of the mutuallzation plan adopted for the Equitable Life Assurance Society appears to depend on the result of the Lord suit, which will come up before Justice Maddox in Brooklyn this afternoon. It was declared by a director yes terday that It really depended on the action of Su perintendent Hendrtcka of the State Insurance De partment and Attorney General Mayer. If they approved the amended charter, which Is now in the hands of the superintendent. It would go Into ef fect at once. In spite of the Lord suit. The amended charter must be submitted by the Superintendent of Insurance to the Attorney Gen eral for approval, according to the insurance laws. If he approves the technical phraseology of the document. It goes to the Superintendent again, who approve* of its contents, its substance, and (fives his permission for tho company to do business un der it, or throws it out. Because of the Importance of the amendments and the suit to prevent mutualization. it is believed that th* procedure will be somewhat different In the Equitable case. The Attorney General himself will have to go over the amendments proposed, to see thst they are not in violation of the constitu tion, lawyers in touch with the Lord suit believe, making him decide not only on the legal form, but the justice of the substance from a legal view. Then, with his opinion will be taken the opinion of the Superintendent as to the equity and advisa bility of th? amendments from an insurance view. The Attorney General will be arguing a case in the Supreme Court at Washington to-day. Superin tendent* Hendrlcks will be at Albany, but it is not believed that his approval of the amendments will be given to-day. This delay may give time for a decision on the Lord application for an injunction forbidding mutualisation. It was reported that an injurction might be sought restraining Superintendent Hendricks from taking action on the amendments until such a de cision. Lawyers in Mr. Lord's confidence knew nothing of such intention. The action of the Depew committee of directors, which is to decide on the advisability of letting the policyholders have for their representatives the two vacancies in the board of directors and four places in t£e executive committee, will depend entirely on Superintendent Hendricks's decision. The commit tee will hold a meeting at the Equitable Building to-day, but will do nothing until word is received from Superintendent Hendncks. If he approves the amended charter, which will thereby go into effect, the committee will summon the Crtmmins commit tee of policyholders and take up at once the unset tled questions. The full board of directors will not hold a meeting until called together by the Dcpew or the investigating committee. Mr. Crimmins said yesterday that his committee had discussed the men it would name for the two vacancies in the directorate, but nothing had been decided. "I. can't express a definite opinion on the merits of the Lord suit." said Mr. Crimmins, "as I'm not a lawyer, but I think Its only effect will be 10 de lay the mutualization plan. I am certain that Mr. Lord Is acting only for himself in this. I have had talks with leaders of both parties among the directors, and from what they've told me I'm sure neither Is behind It. In any case we policyholders shall not abandon the movement for mutualiza tion. There will be other court rasei ..ro . the one or Raphael J. Moses, who says that many millions of the Bqult&ble's funds should be distrib uted among the tontine policyholders. "Mr. Lord teems to be fighting solely because he feers the mutualizatlon will affect the value of his stock. I can't see why he should, for the plan was worked out with the interests of stock holders as well us policy holder* in view and has been consented to by Mr. Hyde, the majority stockholder. Mr. Lord might, perhaps, force n>i action in the courts by which his stock might be appraised, but he could never get more than the 7 per cent dividend provided for in the charter. Samuel I'ntermyer, personal counsel for James H. Hyde, and William B. Homblower and lUinbridge Colby, counsel for President James W. Alexander, had a conference yesterday regarding the Lord suit. After the conference It was saM th it for the first time since the split in the F^jui table th« op posintT factions had Joined forces to fight the Lord suit. ■ - MYSTERY IX SUICIDE. Man Registers One Name, Letter and Wallet Reveal Another. A guest at the Imperial Hotel, who registered there on Saturday as O. H Greene, of Chicago, committed suicide in his room at 11 o'clock last nlfrht. by shooting himself in the head. Prom a letter and v wallet found by Coroner Scholer in thu dead man's pockets, his right name is believed to be F. y. Hennessey, of X<> l"9 Murray -si.. Hurllng ton. \t. That name appeared In the wallet, and the letter lead. "In case of any accident, please notify my mother. Mr?. Mary H. Hennessey. No. 29 sfur ray-et., Burlington. Vt." Sir.uig-ely enough, liow e\er. the letter was written on a tine quality of paper, at the top of which were the embo»»ed in itial* ■ <;. H. <J ," corresponding to the name the man registered. Little was known of the man at the hotel. The darks say that he seemed of a cheerful dlsposi lie went to his loom early last night, and was called down soon ufter to Buttle a dispute about a dinner check. He then ordered a meal sent to his room. When the waiter took it. he Htsnt him back for a gin fizz. Getting no answer when lie returned, the waiter ran for the manager, who opened the door with a pass key. They found th<- fjuest lying deud upon the bed. fully dressed. H« had wrapped a blanket urour.d hin head to deaden the report of the pisiol, which wa* held in his right hand. ULTIMATUM TO UNION. Matter Carpenter* Wish Building Situation Cleared I* p. lie Master Carpenters' Association, it was learned yesterday. Ik likely to issue an ultimatum to the Carpenters' I'mon of the greater Kew-York, which lias defied the master carpenters and refused to obey ;in order to accept a charter from the. na tional officers of the Brotherhood of Carpenters The employers wi.-h the situation cleared tip, as tha building ceasori has just opened, und declare that the national union hns made all reasonable — ;"nR In uri.iitinK the charter. The new union says it will make BO teriiia with the brother hood. A Sorting Bill be held to-night at the Building TraoVa* Club at which it is believed decisive action taken. }i w'll be attended by !he executive committees of the Master Carpenters' Association, • ater New- York < arjieiuers' I'nfon. a the national oßßcers of the Brotherhood of Car penters, the amalgamated Carpenters' Society und lbs representatives of the locii unions of th« Brotherhood of Carpenters. in case the members of the new union if ■ rupt urs. refuse to work, their places, it is said will l>e filled by brotherhood men. As the new union is not in the Associated Building Trades with which the Brotherhood of Carpenters is -fnli ' will not be able to bring about a sym pathetic strike of the other trades C. F. U. POT AGAIN BOILS. Note It Foams Over on Murray Hill Lyceum Meeting. The meeting at the Murray Hill Lyceum last week to protest against the holding up of franchises by the Board of Aldermen, at which Controller Grout was the principal speaker, was repudiated by the Central Federated Union yesterday. A. J. Smith, of the Clothing Cutters' Union, wanted to know who authorized the meeting. He understood, he said, that Alfred J. Boulton. delegate of the. Stere otypers' Union, presided, and that the public was given to understand that It was a Central Federa ted meeting. Boulton said a delegate came to him. from the Central Federated Union and told him that he had been appointed on a committee of the Central Fed erated Union to call the meeting. Several of th« delegates eald that the Central Federated Union had authorized no such meeting. The secretary went over the minutes And said that the only record of a resolution calling for a mass meeting was one to ca^l. a, macs meeting to protest against th*. Inter borough Rapid Transit Company getting more franchisee. No committee had been appointed to arrange for It. It was decided to appoint a committee to investi gate and make charges against any Central Feder ate Union delegates found responsible for calling the meeting in its name. CARONIA ARRIVES ON BECOND TRIP. The Cunard Line steamship Oaronla arrived last evening, completing her second trip to this port In about the time of the first voyage. She brought 188 saloon. 583 second and 1,914 steerage passenger*. Captain Warr reports passing forty let bergs in seven hours. NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. MONDAY. APRIL 10. 1905. ELEVATOR KILLS WOMAN. Hotel Employe Mangled As She Re enters Moving Car. Mrs. Margaret Clarke, employed in the Hotel Imperial, was crushed to death in a freight ele \ator on the 31st -st. side of the hotel shortly after 6 o'clock last night. She was on her way to the basement in the freight elevator with three other servants. The elevator was In charge of William Men ters. All the passengers had left the car at the basement except Mrs. Clarke, who, according to Menters, had stepped off part of the way. and then quickly started to re-enter the elevator. The basement shaft door was not closed when Menters started up. Mrs. Clarke was half way on the elevator when the flooring of the car came opposite a steel girder which supports the first floor of the hotel, and she was crushed In a horrible manner between them. The hotel physician. Dr. Taylor, pronounced the woman dead. Mentera was arrested on a charge of homicide. PANIC IN THEATRE. One Fatally Injured in Trying to Escape Fire. Kokomo, Ind., April &.- -Oorge Armstrong, seventeen years old, was fatally injured and a score of persons seriously burned to-night by a fire In the Sipe Theatre, which was caused by the ignition of a roll of celluloid films used In operating a moving picture machine. In the panic that followed Armstrong jumped through a window in the third floor and received fatal injuries. A moving picture show was in progress and a big celluloid film, suspended over the balcony : ailing, was Ignited from an electric light. The machine operator threw the audience into a i.ianlc arid started a rush for the fire escapes and exits by a cry of "Lookout everybody, the theatre is afire!" In nn instant about six hun dred persons rushed toward the exits. That more were not hurt is largely due to the sys tem of fire escapes and exits In the theatre, and the deportment of the house employes. Young Armstrong occupied a seat in the gallery and at the warning cry of the machine operator broke a plat^ glass window and jumped to the sidewalk, forty feet, He ia still unconscious, both legs are broken and he is internally In jured. TRIAL OR BAIL FOR "NAN." Her Lawyer Says Gaynor's Decision Will Be Insisted On. A warm legal battle before Recorder Goff is ex pected to-day when the case of Miss "Nan ' Pat ttrson. indicted for the slaying of "Oje-?ar" Young. comes up for trial 'he third time. Assistant Dis trict Attorney Rand, it is understood, will ask for another indefinite adjournment of tho trial, on the plea that J. Morgan Smith and his wife, arrested In Cincinnati, cannot be. brought back in timt to be witnesses at the trial If it proceeds immediately. In such case Miss Patterson's counsel will call to the Recorders attention the. fact that the date was pet for the trial nfur Justice Gaynor's de rision that the trial must proceed before May 1 or Miss Patterson must be admitted to ball. Abraham Levy, of Mis.i Patterson's counsel, said yesterday that he was prepared to make the bitter est possible fight against keeping her in the Tombs months longer while the District Attorney was liaUng detectives hunting for evidence against her. The weakness of the prosecution was evident, he said, been use Mr. Jerome once consented to have Miss Patterson admitted to bail. The testimony nr the Smiths, he declared. w<>utd l>e of no valua tp the prnnrnitinn Detectives employed by the prosecution have ob tained a letter supposed to have been sent by Mls.s Patterson's father to J. Morgan Smith when Smith was living In Montreal und«r the, name of W. A. Adams, telling him to use his judgment about sorr.o matter not mentioned. It may be used at the trial. C. F. V. COMMITTEE APPOINTED. To Investigate Charges Against Interna tional and National Officers. The chairman of the Central Federated Union started in yesterday, as be promised last week, to appoint a committee to investigate the Civic Fed eration and force the delegates who hal made charges against the international and national offi cers who belonged to the Civic Federation to prove them or retract them. He found it as hard to set a committee as he did a week ago. Charles Delaney, of the Granite Cutters* Union, was the first man he named, but Delun">- declared thut oh he was a member of the Civic Federation himself he could not serve. Others objected on the ground that they. had opinion* of their own on the subject, and therefore could not be impartial. After many declinations .1 committee, consisting of Delegate* Lorimer. Richter, Morton, Green aud Hand, was appointed. •HT IN PARK WOLVES ED Visitors to New-York Zoological Menagerie See Bloody Battle. A gray wolf and a timber wolf in the same cage at the New- York Zoological Park, yesterday, fought for twenty minutes over a. piece of meat that was thrown into the case by one of the keepers. When the animals were separated the cage was covered with blood. The head of one of the wolves was badly torn and the Jaw of the other split. They were placed in different cages. XOTES AND .lOmS'GS GATHERED ABOVT TOWS'. Three sandwich men, weary of pounding the pavement, halted in triangular conference on a Broadway corner. The Voluble One talked while the others were for the most part silent and re ceptive. The one of ready speech had an inimitable brogue, which he had imported ta the steerage. He told Ids compatriots of the publicity corps how lie had been fooled on April 1. He saw a penny on the street, and when he stooped to pick it up he found that ;t heartleu Jester had nailed it to tho sidewalk. "And wud y b'leve it." said he. "1 only walked to tin: corner of the sthreet whin 1 sees it fine dressed ptntlemon pick up a brand new dollar MIL If I'd bin thar. instid uv foolln' wltn that oopper that wouldn't let go uv th' sthreet, it mU;ht have been moine. But." he added, "the man that needs the. money most is niver on ih» sUpot."' Colonel Peacock, who ha* been for more than twenty years behind the desk at the Hoffman House, makes a point of "giving as good as he gets," and when guest or frie:.d calls him "colonel" he invariably returns the greeting with the same or a higher rank, one day recently, when military titles were turned loose with notable frequency. some one said: "Everybody about here seems to be a colonel or a general," to which Peacock promptly responded. "All the same price:" "Speaking of red headed girls and the certainty that their appearance heralds the proximity of the white horse," said the Observant Man. "1 am reminded that I was riving In a train passing Pride's Crossing, in Massachusetts, a few years ago, and lust as the train made the station stop a girl with red hair brushed past the end of the •seat I occupied, and to put the old saw to the test I looked out the window, and. sure enough, a farmer's cart was passing at the moment, drawn by the only horse In sight— a white one." "What is the rarest nsme 1 ever saw on a hotel register?" said a veteran clerk, repeating a query put to him. "Amelia Turnlpeeed. snd that was years ago in Boston." Baron H. de Rotenhau. who has served as secre tary of the German Legation at Peking, and who was recently assigned to the legation at Caracas, where he will assume the same relation, arrived a f« w days ago from San Francisco, having come on the steamer Doric from Yokohama. Seen at the Hotel Cambridge, the baron said: "It Is specially enjoined upon the younger members of the dlplo 11 atlc cor^s that the) do not ta'k. I may say, how NEWFOUNDLAND'S POLICY New One To Be Pursued Toxcard . i m erica n Fisherm en. St. John's. N. P., April 9 (Special) — Newfoundland has wasted no time In answering the Tnited States Senate's action in stultifying the Bond-Hay treaty by a series of amendments Impossible for this col ony to accept. The colonial government has put Ihe Bait act in operation against American fisher men, abrogating the modus vlvendl under which they have secured baiting and other privileges In these ports since 1888. excluding them from our territorial waters and curtailing their opportuni ties, even on the western seaboard, where they actually possess fishery rights under the treaty of 1818. while Premier Bond has announced his inten tion to bring down at an early date legislation to regulate the winter herring fishery, so as to deal them a still harder blow, and the colonial tariff Is also to be amended so as to discriminate against American Imports. Tt is expected that the result of this anti-Ameri can crusade will be speedily to bring to terms the Gloucester fishermen who so bitterly opposed the Bond-Hay treaty by crippling them, as the French have already been crippled. In respect to bait, and to prove to the statesmen at Washington that Newfoundland Is a factor not to be Ignored In the determining of this fishery problem. That the issue will assume, still more importance is hardly to be disputed, for in the near future England and Canada must be drawn Into it also, and prob ably it will compel the negotiating of a new treaty covering the whole Atlantic fisheries question, as the root facts of the matter are those which have been underlying that complication for nearly one hundred years. The problem Involves some of the most delicate and vexatious points of diplomatic disputation and legal argument that could be im agined, and the statesmen of the two nations are likely to be occupied busily henceforth in dealing with these as they crop up. which they must In evitably do if the American fishermen tontlnue to proFecute their vocation in this viclntty. One of the gravest of these is whether the Amer ican fishing vessels can ply their calling In our west coast waters with crews partly or wholly for eign on board. The treaty of ISIS, as already stated, governs them fan our waters now. On our southern, eastern and northern coasts they have no right of entry whatever, save for wood, water, shelter and repairs, and thus, to all intents and purposes, are excluded entirely, rendering them selves liable to selaure and confiscation if found there otherwise. On the southwest coast, from Ramee Island to Oape Ray. and on the const, from Cape Ray to Belle Isle Strait, they have the right to flch Inshore, in common with the colonists, and on the former strip had the right, also, to land and cure their catch on its unsettled areas, though, as It Is now wholly settled, this right has lapse J. But the liberty of flshin* within the -three-mile limit" is extended to '"the inhabitants of the United States" by that trraty, for it was framed at a time when none but American citizens served on these vessels, and such a state of things as now exists eras never contemplated. Not even in the periods of previous difficulty did it exist, for it is within the last twenty years or so that the native born American has ahandoned the Atlantic fish eries and allowed his vessels to be tilled with Newfoundlanders. Nova Scotians. Scandinavians and Portuguese, until now these form over 90 per cent of the personnel of the crews of the Glou cester fleet. The Newfoundlanders and Nova Seotiana who proceed to Gloucester every spring, join tho vessels for the fishing season and return to their homes again every fall certainly cannot be claimed as "Inhabitants" of the United States, and, there fore, are ineligible, according to the construction here of the treaty of 1818, to fish there in American vessels. They would have such right If fishing in their own craft, and would then be amenable to the colonial laws, but they sacrifice that right by Joining American vessels, or. rather, such members of the crews of American vessels as are not inhabi tants of the United States cannot engage in fishing there. The right is vested, not in the vessels, but in the "Inhabitants," and thus an entanglement of no ordinary complexity presents itself at once, more especially as men of other nationalities also on board United States tishing vessels would be sub ject to the same prohibition. GREAT GROWTH OK HERRING INDUSTRY. The next difficulty which will face American fish ermen is that of carrying on the herring Industry in winter on the west coast. in Bay of Islands and Bonne Bay, two of the chief resorts of this fish at that season, and where the Americans now obtain the bulk of their supplies. By the treaty of ISIS they have the right to "catch," or take, these fish there, but no right to lund for the purpose of dry lug or curing them. The modern prosecution of the Industry requires the landing of the fish that they may be ealted or frozen, cleaned and barrelled, these operations being impossible on the deck of a small schooner, for the capture of tha Ban 09 such an enormous scale as now in vogue was never contemplated when the treaty was made. The last winter eighty cargoes, totalling 97.293 barrels of herring, were taken home from Newfoundland by the Gloucester fleet, the largest quantity ever se cured in any season. In addition, four vessels were total losses and four others are frozen in at Bay of Islands, their eight cargoes aggregating about tea thousand barrels more. Newfoundland ex pects to render it impossible for the Americans to prosecute this fishery henceforth on their own account from two causes, first, their inability to land on the soil to cure the nan, and, second, their not being able to carry enough men to load each vessel and therefore being obliged 10 depend un the residents for their assistance, which these will be forbidden to give under the Bait act. because herring are bait fish and tills enactment was framed especially to prevent the French from availing of herring bait. To what exietit they are used as bait !■* illustrated by the fact that out of the enormous total ..lr«idy mentioned It Is estimated that one-fourth v.-as de voted to this purpose, being kept in cold borage and issued late In March to the trawlers proceed ing to the Grand Banks. The Canadians also ob tained much of toetr bait in the nine way. Of the Luaenburg (Nova Scotia) fishing Beet more than twenty vessels were deprived of bait. They were ever, that l was both surprised and pleased by What 1 saw of the extent and development of the country lying betwee 1 San Francisco and New- York. I stopped for h fe-v hours !n Chicago and had a glimpse of the big. bustling Western metrop olis. 1 halted at Niagara Kails for a day, and was of course filled with wonder by the tremendous downpour of waters, the like of which I had never seen before. The things that most impress me in New-York are the tall buildings and the transpor tation facilities not only the surface lines, but the elevated ar.d subway roads being apparently neces sary to accommodate the trafllc." Karon Rotenhau will pail on the steamer Philadelphia for the Ven ezuelan capital tht middle of the present month The humor of a situation sometin.t-s depends not merely on a spoken phrase, but may turn on the way it Is used— the accent that mnrks the expres sion. One day recently a tottering, peevish old man entered the lobby of an uptown hotel and made a more or less labored advance toward the elevator used exclusively to reach the guest rooms. He war not a guest, but had been in the house on earlier occasions. One of the hallboyi who had been but a little time on the force, approached the old man and in a manner that should hive in dicated a disposition to be courteously helpful f.aid to him: "Anything you want, sir?"' The old man misinterpreted the hallboy's inquiry aa a challenge. He halted for an Instant-long" enouch to glare at the youth— then resumed his wav say- Ing, more to himself than In answer to the\Juerv "•Jolng up to see my mother." And, sure enough he was on his way to see his mother- ninety-eight years old— who was younger In appearance than he and not so peevish by half. Why didn't some one think nf It before" Follow Ing the announcement that the New-York Central is to adopt ' electric locomotives, an uptown drug store has placed a circular track in \j window and Installed a miniature train service with an electric locomotive. In the train, of course, in a toad of patent medicine bottles The other day the little train got up such speed that it jumped the curve "There." said a nervous looking woman watching It, "I knew those electric engines wouldn't he nafe I'm sorry the railroads are going to use them." Occasionally one fln<l» a knowledge of the ver nacular of high finance and politics in quartern where It ia least expected. Along 126th-st the other day walked a negro, originally exceedingly Mack. He was carrying a whitewash pall and hud Micceeded In plastering himself, features and all. with the contents. He was met by an acquaint ance of th< 5 same race. # yah! ha: ha!" roared th. latter In great gl»e, surveying his friend "Sam. I reekin yotise been Investlgatln" yf yoselt. ' fitted out and ready to clear for the banks, only awaiting the arrival of the « hot ncr Peerless, from Newfoundland. -j»lth a cargo of froxen herring for bait, when she came Into collision with the schoon er Gladys, off Bt. Flerre. and sank. The Ameri cans have claimed that they can seture herring cargoes there in spite of our people, but it is diffi cult to see how this claim can be made good. At present they purchase the ftsh from the coast f'-U who actually catch them, finding this the most advantageous and economical ■v»t-m. though in order to do this thi>y hive ro subscrioe to the colonial regulations, which require thnt they shall puy a inlnimu.n price of » « lor tic- fi»n. U»*! th«m without 'cull" or pick, use a standard.bar rel in measuring them, and «iv 2 bond n'-t t> breaK bulk or dispose of lh-m en the way home I* re was a vessel frozen in last winter, whose fish the owner, as it had grown unfit for feed by the ■brine when she got clear. too* Into St. V ierrc and foldto tn" French for bait; but the New foundland government issued order, to selxe the ship when next rhe harbored here and the skip per found It wise to visit St John's and rom- Droml«e with the govern rv>nt. p«vmg a fine of «iOO. tifl SsaSS&SS v?sse?s Z To h bV^s,dp in the tast winter the export duty would amount to Lbout l<£(i0O The Gloucester fishermen already cKm theTwOl be able to outwit the colonial au thorities in this idea, but it la doutbful if they can f o? the .'n.hibition against any but "inhabitant*" of the United States participating In the fUUiing would apply here also. TO RESTRAIN AMERICAN FISHERMEN. The treaty of 1818 also provides that "American fishermen shall be under such restrictions as may be necessary to prevent their taking, drying or curing fish in such waters us they have no treaty rights, or in any other manner whatever abusing the privileges hereby reserved la them." and the Colonial Bait act provides that any fishery officer in the colony's service "may bring any foreign fish ing vessel, being within any port on the coasts of this island, or hovering in British waters within three marine miles of any of the coasts, bays. creeks or harbors of this island, into port, may search her cargo and may examine the master upon oath touching the cargo arid voyage; and the master or person in command shall answer truly such questions as shall be put to him under a penalty not exceeding %M>). And II such foreign fishing ves sel has on board any herring, caplln. squid or other bait, Hshes ice, lines, seines or other outfits* or supplies for the fishery, purchased within any port on the coasts of this bland, or within the distance of three marine miles from any of the coasts, bays. creeks or harbors of this Island, or If the master of the said vessel shall have engaged or attempted to engage any person to form part of the crew of the said vessel In any port, or on any part of the coasts of this island, without a license therefor In writing first granted to any such vessel under the provisions Of this act. or has entered such waters for any pur pose not permitted by treaty, convention or act of the legislature, for the time being in force, such vessel and the tackle, ringing, apparel, furniture, stores and cargo thereof shall be forfeited." Newfoundland has never yet aggressively en forced this clause, nor seize.) American vessels hovering within three miles of th const, nor has she fined or otherwise penalised them for minor offences, aa Canada has on every occasion that 09 portunity offered in the last twenty years On the eontrnrv. she has always treated them most liberal ly ar.d relaxed her rules is their behalf. But now she will adopt a different policy, and the detri ments to the American fishermen will be all th» more irksome because of the greater advantages they hitherto enjoyed. Their v<-.-~ls .if late yean operate off Labrador. ll^isle Strait and Northern Newfoundland, and the only possible baiting and outfitting centre on this coast, while the name is al most ;quaily true of their fleet on the Grand Banks. Hence it must be apparent that, inas much as they have never been subjected to an oppressive enforcement of these measures hereto fore by this colony, the applying to them of the vigorous methods to which Canada has treated them must bring about a most undesirable state of affairs so far as the American trawlers are con cerned. STRICT TREATY INTERPRETATION. Nor does there appear to be much prospect of their evading the conditions created by the lan guage of the treaty of ISIS. It specifically pro vides that United States fishermen shall enter only the non-treaty waters for wood, water, shelter and repairs, "and for no other purpose whatever." In ISS7. protesting against the seizure of American fishing vessels which had entered Canadian waters to purchase bait. Secretary Bayard contended that such "was not fishing nor preparing l.i fish." and that Canada's action was. in effect, "to expand the restrictions and remunerations of that treaty which related solely to the inshore fishing within the three-mile limit, so as to affect the deep sea fisheries an.! to diminish and practically destroy the privilege which American vessels would pos sess to touch and trade." which, he contended, the purchasing of bait really was embraced in. But the answer by the Canadian government, concurred In by the British Ministry, and. therefore, adopted .is the official British interpretation of this f.-atnre of the treaty, was that "for an American ffrli f TS vessel to be recognized in the right to enter Cana dian ports for other than the purposes named in the treaty of ISIS, because she was possessed of a permit to touch and trade, would be to give her perfect immunity from its provisions, as this would amount to a practical repeal of the treaty, because it would enable a United States collector of cus toms, by issuing a license, originally intended only for purposes of domestic customs regulation, to give exemption from th« treaty of ISIB to every United States fishing vessel." Continuing-, the Canadian government contended that "this treaty denied access to such vessels for 'any other pur pose whatever' than those specifically described, and. therefore, they cannot concur in Mr. Bayard's contention that 'to prevent the purchase of bait or any other supply needed for deep, sea fishing would be to expand the convention to objects wholly beyond the purview, scops and intent of the treaty and to, give to ii an effei t never con templated.' " The same reasoning applies to the contention that American fishing vessels should have the lib erty to enter these waters to procure fishing sup piles, such as enumerated in the clause- quoted above from the Newfound Bait act. because the United States government admitted in the case submitted by it to the Arbitration Tribunal of IS7T. which awarded Canada and Newfoundland li.iitX.'. 000 for a fifteen years' enjoyment of their inshore fishing rights by the Americans, that neither the convention of ISIS nor the treaty of 1871 conferred any right or privilege of trading on American fish ermen. The British case claimed compensation for the privileges which had been given since th© ratification of the latter treaty to United States fishing vessels "to transfer cargoes, to outfit ves sels, buy supplies, obtain Ice, engage sailors, pro cur.- bait and traffic generally in British ports and harbors." But this claim was resisted by the United States case, which maintained "that the various incidental and reciprocal advantages' of the treaty, such as the privileges of traffic, pur chasing bait and other supplies, are not the sub ject of compensation, because the treaty confers no such rights on the inhabitants of the United States, who now enjoy them merely by sufferance and who can at any time be deprived of th» m by the enforcement of existing laws or the re-enact ment of former oppressive statutes." The foregoing makes it cleur that a serious sit uation is created for the American fishermen by Newfoundland's action In the present crisis and her assured determination to fight this thin* to a. finish. She has already successfully contended gainst France along the same lines, with results clear to everybody in the Impoverishment of St. Pierre, the settling of the French Shore question and the virtual crippling of the Breton trawling fleet on the Grand Banks. She haa therefore sub, »tnntlal warrant for the belief that she will be able to conduct as effective a crusade against the American fishermen and speedily force a revision of the Bond-Hay Treaty by the United States Sen ate on more equitable terms than characterized its recent treatment of It. ELECTRICITY KILLS BOY. Playing with Bridge Lamp When Bulb Collapses. Cranford, N. J.. April 9.— Albert Ruhdart. ten years old. was Instantly killed this afternoon while playing with an incandescent lamp on the bridge over the Railway River. He was with another boy. Instead of keeping to the walk they ascended the girder which forms the side of the bridge. Ruh dart stopped near a lamp, and holding to the iron standard leaned out and tried to unscrew the bulb. The bulb apparently collaDsed in hU hand, and bis fingers came m contact with the metal points to which the film is attached. He fell to the walk dead. His hands were burned where the current had entered Into the standard He received about l.«x> volts. His father Is a cab inet maker employed at the organ works at Gar wood. ATTACKS PRESENT SOCIAL SYSTEM. Speaker at Cooper Union Contrasts Wealth and Poverty of Nation. That the present social system which allows enormous wealth on the one side and abject poverty on the Otbei to exist at the same time Is wrong was the sentiment of the principal speaker at the Cooper Union meeting last night, and that Gov »rnor Higgins might speak from the Institute plat form was brought out by another. Charles Sprague Smith, the director of th* in stitute, presided, and said that 1,,. would ask the wou^ccept'^^uSoT' m" " -™* h^ d h * SSsi^^« "" "•■"CTlhed the condition of wealth of this country and declared that is families of the country owned a* mvi'h .wealth a? an th. .. •' t; ". ";•'" " *" from John Moodey, Che si ,i' ramlflcatlons of th -ts WORK OF GAS PROBERs! IX}SGER TIME SEEDED. Committee Witt Not Complete I*. qniry Before April 22. Senator Stevens, eb'airman of the legislati-v* 9%m investigating committee, announced yesterday that the committee would be In session for a ieager period than first expected. He said that the work would not be completed before April 22. This win leave a week or ten days to report to the tegta. lature. As told In The Tribune yesterday, Mayo* McClellan. Charles F.i Murphy. Controller Groat and others are under subpoena, and will be eailaf when wanted. In di^russlnj the ssVSBSBJsMsa and It* M*sit^ Senator Stevens declared that he was not opposed to monopolies, properly regulated and restricts*. but that when a monopoly becomes through exorbitant charges or wh»n It falls to serve th<» public In a proper and eß»ci«rsr manner It should either be subjected to wholesome r»gtii^. tlcn or It should be compelled to face competition. The Senator also asstsvea, from a essas*ehsaslßi inquiry Into the subject, that when the Astoria plant Is compared aid in operation economies lai a lower co*t of manufacture should result. jj regards th« electric situation as -v*n more tstrv. cat« than that of the gas companies an-t believe* that the ownership and operation of the electris conduits will furnish ar» interesting- -tudy. He t% unable to under=»find why the city has not <4raC«l Itself of its right to purchase the:** conduits, as it could, at cost and V> per rt-nt. If it should io tats. Senator Stevens maintains, tha city would un doubtedly have an opportunity to prev«nt the contlnu-me» of a mcaopoly so far as in* electrla lighting is concerned. ; - Referring to the work of the committee. Senator Stevens »aid The committee, up to the present time, has made satisfactory progress, and it is largely due to th* willingness of the companies to supply us with the information desirei aad 'hr frankr.e?s of th« witnesses subpoenaed. The masterly manner In which Mr. Hughes, the attorney for vie com mittee, has handled the investigation has a.No en abled the committee to arrive at fa'-ts. figures an<t conditions which, lead us to believe that it will not take more than r«a or three weeks longer to com- J<l<-te the inquiry. In our sessions w» have established the fact that the Consolidated Ga.s Company possesses, through the ownership of the shares of stock and bond* of the various gas and electric Ughting companies In New- York, an absolute monopoly. While, pos sibly, there wa.= very little doubt of this before, If there was any, it has been removed by th» testimony of the companies' official.-* as witnesses. We have alas established the fact that all of th» subsidiary companies owned by th* Consolidated Gas Company have been apparently much over capitalized; thai the replacement cost in man;. instances would not h-» e.jual to the outstanding bond Issues of the company: that entries t:pnn th* books of the individual companies representing assets show property which has absolutely no value or existence. We also learned that the constituent companies were manufacturing gas and selling It to th* Con solidated Company for a price legs than the Con solidated Company was manufacturing gas at its own works. From the evidence thus far obtained ir appean* that the price of gas» to the Consolidated Company In its holders is about thirty to thirty-one cent*. The cost of distribution to be adde.J to th« <T><»t of production is a matter vet to be determined. It was broo^rt out at the hearing yesterday that the maximum price for current charged was 13 cents per kilowatt, and thai a large proportion «f the current was sold under contract based upon thi* charge. The system of computing deductions to be cred ited to the consumer by reason of a largT use of current is complicated ancl hard to explain tn th* ordinary consumer, but from the statement* mao<* it would seem that it was so arranged that he was obliged to pay practically th<» maximum price. We only touched upon the city lighting yester day, but it developed that notwithstanding rh« city consumes an enormous amount of current for the lighting of the streets and use in Its building* for power and lighting purposes, yet it is rated a* a private consumer at retail rates ami on account of the amount of dim used it ia given the ex tremely low price of 12 cents. It naturally oc curred* to me thai this really was higher price than either the city was Justified in paying or the. company in charging. During the coming week w* will undoubtedly go into the subject more in detail. • Our experts are hard at work on the books o£ th" company and hope to be able to furnish fh* committee with statements by the end of the week. All members of the committee will go to- Albany to-morrow evening ar.d be upon attendance of th"* legislature Monday night and will return after th* session on Tuesday. SA SDS DEFKA TS ( RASE. Xeic-Vorker Wins Court Tenm* Cham pit ship. Boston. April 3.— Joshua Crane, ■■* this city. th« > national court tennis champion, to-day was beaten by Charles E. Sands, of New- York, in the ftna" match of the singles national championship tourna ment, at the Boston Tennis .nd Racquet Club. Tht -York man took three out el the four stubborn ly contested sets, the score by sets being *— *, 2-4 7—57 — 5 ,; — 3. Sands, who showed better form than did Crane, played a floor game, and seldom resorted to fancy shots. Sands is trie first New-Yorker to win the national championship since IS>5. The score: Fin: ••; : Sand* ■•«»♦» a I ' • ♦— # • rant * 1 ♦ .' l ♦*♦•►* Second set: Saoda >«•>>♦•• a— i Vane 4t;44-*9T-i Third «•« : ■ . " ' V"— Sands ■ ■ 1 <> - * * 1 ♦ ♦ * 1 T 4—7 Crane . •* 4 ♦ 2 1 4 1 1 •< 4 » O-* Fourth »•( „ Sands .. . 2 4 • 4 7 4 4 7 *— • Crana . 4 (» 4 2 5 • 1 g 3—3 ANN ARBOR RAILROAD REPORTED SOLD Control Said to Have Passed from the Goulds — Hew Owners Uncertain. Toledo. April 9.— A dispatch to "The Times'* from St. Lqcli says: Rumors were current on the Stock Exchange and. In banking circles here yesterday that control of th» Ann Arbor Railroad of Toledo had passed from th* Gould people, and that it would no longer continn« as a part of the Gould system. It was later learr.eit o.n excellent authority that the rumor was we. I founded. »nd that the deal for the sale yf tae prop erty was practically closed. The Ann Arbor Railroad is worth. C 3.000.000. tie brokers. nay. A bonded debt of |7.QuO.OW> star.tis against the property, and the purchasers are un derstood to have paid J5.2Q0.W» for control of ta» road and car ferry system. .v , It is said that either the Great Central or inter ests closely allied" to the big Cincinnati. Hasultoa and Dayton-Pere Marijucr.r combination are inter ested In the purchase. A syndicate of which Eu ■ens Zimmerman la the head has bought control of the Detroit Southern Railway, and may hook >t u;> with the Ann Arbor Railroad. maktnK a thorough line from the Ohio River to I^ake Michigan and Uie upper peninsula of the State of Michigan. The Ann Arbor Railroad was bouzht through tb»» St. Louis Union Trust Company. The trust com pany and James Ramsey. Jr.. were the chief fac tors in an underwriting syndicate which took over the Ann Arbor from W. R. Burt and others, of Sagtnaw, Mich. George GouM is understood to hay» paid HOO.OOO to this syndicate for an opttor. rend ing the financing of his Ann Arbor proposition. Th» option expired without M- Gould seeing fit la •» ercise it. and the Union Trust crowd dropped the Gould negotiations and sold to other parties. BATTLESHIP OHIO AT HONOLULU. Washington. April 9.~ The Navy Department is advised of th» arrival of th«» battleship Ohio. Cap tain Leavitt C. Ixtgan. commanding, at Honolulu. yesterday. The Ohio left San Francisco on April 1. and is on her way to the China station. Invite inspection of their Spring Stock of CHINA AND GLASS suitable for Country Houses. Moderate in Cost. Artistic in design. Stock patterns easily replenished. Fifth kfe§s?™Ss Three blocks above Hotel Waldorf.