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and Blunder, while In the country tfce landlords axe powerless to cope with the peasants, and demand that troops be posted at every station. From Dunaburg. government of Vitebsk, come reports that the Jews are In a stats of panle over the circulation of proclamations similar to those which preceded the outbreaks at Klshl nelf and Gomel. At Ekatertnoslav. South Russia, three revolu tionists who were surrounded by police fought their way to liberty, killing or wounding several of the latter. A dispatch from Kara. Transcaucasia, says that the employes of the TVanscaucasian nail road are on strike, and that one hundred miles cf the track haw been damaged. Private advices from Reval. Esthonla, say the police are following their old practice of divid ing the population against itself. They are -try ing to excite the natives against Germans and the position of the latter is becoming* so alarm- Ins; that many are coin* abroad. Libau. April 14— The dock laborers here have struck, and tke loading of grain has been sus fiended. Barn burning in many districts continues. Tarn bolt. Central Russia. April 14 -The pupils of the Ecclesiastical Seminary here have struck. iVhen the rector and priests attempted to in duce them to return to their studies the pupils drove them out and later sacked the Institution. Troops were finally sent to the scene of the disturbance and many of the pupils were wounded before order was restored. Moscow. April 1 4— Chief of Police Volkoff has forbidden all workmen's meetings. Tlflls, April 14.— Strikers have cut the tele, graph wires at the Eli*ah*thpol station, and • tromber of trains have been held up. OFFICIALS BEG TIME. Government Makes Further Prom ises to Workmen. St. Petersburg, April 15.— Xn receiving a dele gation of workmen from Moscow, yesterday, the Finance Minister. M. Kokovseff. gave notice to the workmen of Russia that a government com mission Is formulating* legislation to remedy the greater part of their grievances. Including state Insurance against sickness, accident and age. ehortenlns the hours of labor, abolishing the prohibition of unions and criminal punishment for strikes, and the establishment of an Indus trial court In which employers and employed •ha!l be represented. The Minister pointed out to the delegation the Impossibility of elaborating In a moment legislation of such weighty and far reaching character, and declared that the energy -with which the commission was working gave It the right to demand sufficient time for the preparation and consideration of proposed Is we. He added that industrial disturbances hampered the work. The Moscow workmen presented a petition of rights under eleven heads, nve of which are covered m the foregoing statement. Regarding the others, the Minister said the commission was considering the widening of the sphere of action of the "factory elders" on the lines of th« factory committees of Germans' and restric tions us to overtime, but on the points of technical education of workmen, extension of factory legislation to cover handiwork industries end the revision of existing laws so as to place workmen and employers on an equal footing, he paid, that education was not In the_ province of the Minister of Finance. Handiwork legislation, he paid, was a big question, which would have to be approached later, and workmen must be prepared to accept equal responsibilities with equal privileges. This Interview is another Indication of the conciliatory spirit of the government. The evi dent deeir* to cur*. wherever possible, the maladies of the empire is inanlfeFt^d by the peasant commission, the Finnish and Polish con cession* and the establishment of the Bouligan commission. The government throughout takes the stand that nil these reforms are too great to he lightly or hastily handled, and that pre mature and ill considered legislation would be •worse than none at all. It appeals to the dls •atisfi>d classes to Rive their rulers a- fair chance to accomplish the legislation demanded. PLACATING PEASANTS. IJttlc Good Expected from the Im perial Rescript. Ft Petersburg. April 14.— The imperial re script a<34re»sed yesterday to the Minister of the Interior, creating a special commission un der his presidency to discuss questions relating to peasant tenure of lands, is a direct recog nition of the grave peril Involved in the spread teg peasant agitation, which threatens not only the big estates, but the imperial domains. The Instruction in the rescript to work out a sys tem clearly marking off peasant land from the land of other owner*, "in order to Inculcate in the people a perception of property ownership," amounts to an imperial refutation of the sto ries current among the peasants that the Em peror had decreed a new division of the land. It is feared, however, that it may have exactly the contrary effort to the one desired among the Ignorant peasantry, and that shrewd agitators *rll! be able to employ the part of the rescript bearing on the general subject of the increase of peasant lands to confirm rather than to deny the reports previously circulated. Two methods of relief are proposed by the rescript— the pur chase of additional :*nd by the aid of a peas ants' bank and the colonization of Siberia. The creation of the new commission sounded ths knell ef the old Witte commission, which van thereby abolished. M. Wine's commission. was of a much broader character. cover- Ing ail question* relating to peasant administra tion- An Immense amount of material was col lected, but Us work became so diffuse and It accomplished so little in the way of tangible re sults that Its passing away has aroused no regret. The supplanting of one commission by an other serves to emphasize the criticism of tha 1-itwTS.is in regard to the futility of reforms con ducted by the bureaucrats. The govrrnmen; •aye. however, that as the work of tbfl new commission Is being restricted solely to the ques tion of devising ways for supplying to the peasants additional land, it should ape* ji'y ac complish something. Nevertheless, In quarters familiar with the situation among the peasant* serious doubts are expressed as to whether the TOUR AILMENT la NATURE'S REPROOF. To overcome that ailment Voa rcfaire Nature's Assistance. ENOS 'FRUIT SALT' It Natsi»*ft Own Remedy. R0 FAMILY SHOULD BYBP BE WITHOUT IT. Pjtjtrta ctSj by J. C. EBa Ltd- 'TZUI7 SILT train. !/»«*■, •«.. Err* •t S. 0 SlOt ?stent. *Wltfi!*»t!eof UeiTi E. FOCGTOa & CO..M. ii. ts4 S3. Worth UT.Jixa Street. New Yex k. rescript win have any appreciable •«*-- ln • 1 * laying the agrarian agitation. "Like all the acts of the autocracy it come* too late, said • prominent nobleman who has a large estate near Moghileff and who considers it unsafe to live upon his property. The active head of the new commission win be If. Goremykln. a former Minister of the In terior, who is well equipped for the work. 1J« preceded M. Slpiagulne, and hi« administration wma not marked by any of the harshness » hicn drew on his two successors th* l"»oin of me Terrorists. VLADIVOSTOK'S DEFENCE. Fire Submarine Boats There — Two Cruisers Ready to Leave Fort. London, April 15.— "The Dally Tel-graph.*" Tokjo correspondent says: Owing to military necessities the residents of Vladivostok are suffering privations. Five sub marine boats have arrlveri at Vladivostok from America. The cruisers Oromobol and Rossia are kept in constant readiness to leave port. TO RESTORE FEACE IN CAUCASUS. The Governor General's Flans to Introduce Zemitvo Form of Government. Tifiis. April 14.— A proclamation of Count Vorontzoff-Dashkoff. the new Governor General of the Caucasus, was gazetted to-day, announc ing that. In accordance with the Intentions of Emperor Nicholas, the Governor G«neral will, when he assumes office, convoke conferences of representatlx'es of all the towns, peasant com munities and Orthodo*. Armenian and Mahom etan churches to take measures for the estab lishment of public security, define the amend ments n-cesssry to the judicial procedure of the Caucasus and introduce zemstvo adminis tration. The Governor General also hopes to hasten the surveys of the crown, lands availa ble for cultivation, so that they may be allotted. The proclamation adds that the Emperor has ordered a revision of the question of the confis cation of Armenian Church property, and con cludes with urging the maintenance of tranquil lity, so that conditions in the Caucasus may speedily be improved. NEW RAILROAD LAWS PROMISED. Government Apparently Realizing the Seriousness of Situation. St. Petersburg. April 15.— Before leaving St. Petersburg for Siberia, to superintend the im provement of the Transsiberian Railway and to open a river transportation service in Si beria, the Minister of Railways. Prince Hilkoff, issued a circular to railroad employes announc ing that he had ordered the speedy preparation of legislation covering many points for the im provement of conditions of service and the rights of employes, in accordance with a peti tion by workmen. He promised to consider an Increase of wages in some cases and the aboli tion of a larfre amount of correspondence and red tape in railway management. GORKY MAY NOT BE TRIED. St. Petersburg. April 14— On account of the condition of his health and the fact that the evidence against Maxim Gorky is not stronger than that against hundreds of others who have not been arrested in connection with the dis turbances at St. Petersburg on January 22. it is understood that the government has abandoned Us intention of bringing him to trial. CLADO SEVERELY CENSURED. St. Petersburg, April 14.— Grand Duke Alexis, high admiral of the Russian navy, has issued an order severely censuring Captain Clado, for merly chief tactitteo on the 6taff of Vice-Admi ral Rojestveiiffky, for his criticisms of the navy, and at the same time, in order to "give him an opportunity to repair his faults." appointing Captain Clado to "special service in connection with the equipment and command of vessels navigating riven in the theatre of the war." GERMAN PRINCE TO LEAVE FRONT. General Okus Headquarters. April 14.— Prince Karl Anton Hohrnsollern, representative of the Emperor of Germany with the Japanese armies at the front, will start for home Sunday next. General Oku gave a dinner in honor <>f the. prince this evening. The prince has been with the Japanese armies since October. 6TOESBEL NOT CONDEMNED TO DEATH. Pt. Petersburg. April 14.— There is no truth in the report from Cra< ow that Lieutenant Gen eral Stof'ssel had lieen. ns a formality, con demned to death by the commission appointed to inquire Into the surrender of Port Arthur. His trial brjran to-day. FRANCO-TURKISH TERMS. Porte Agrees to Indemnity and Pur chase of French Arms. Paris. April 14— A dispatch to the "Temps" from Constantinople pays that the French Am bassador, If. Constans, has received an imperial irade treklr.j ■ complete and definite settlement of the French ciahr.e. It prive* an indemnity of ?7,<MV»,000 for the controversy over the Dam ascus-Nazrib Raiiroad. insures continuous French control of the road and also accords as damages $S'JO.OfK» to the French company man aging the quays of Constantinople. The princi pal feature of the irarte in an agreement to use ons-thlrd of a loan of $12,000,000 f or ordering warships and artillery from French firms. The latter feature gives much satisfaction here, as it was sharpy opposed by Turkey, with the con currence of the German Ambassador. ■ WORKING FOR UNIONIST HARMONY. Mr. Chamberlain's Deputation Presents Pro posals to the Premier. I»ndon. April 14.^-The deputation of members of Parliament, headed by Joseph Chamberlain, ap pointed at the meeting yesterday to present to Premier Balfour a statement expressing the views of the members who are in favor of tariff reform was received by Mr. Balfour at the Foreign Office this afternoon. The proceedings were strictly private. It is understood, however, that the deputation did not ask an immediate answer, and that the Premier will take time to con sider the terms proposed as a compromise looking to harmony In the Unionist party. ALBANIANS THREATEN MAS3ACRE. Salonlca, April 14.— The Albanians are threatening s general massacre of Christiana at Prlzrcnd, Ipek and Diakora. The Albanians are furious because of the thwarting of an attempt to lyi.ch a prisoner suspected ot murdering an Albanian. AMERICAN FLAG NOT RESPECTED. Strikers Attempt to Tear Down Banner Over Haviland Works at Limoges. Paris, April U>— Trovble is threatened at the big porcelain works at Umoge.". Tbe hading factories, including the Haviland works, have decided to shut down, owing to the demand* of the workers. About $0,090 workmen are idle and disorder is threatened. Extensive police and military precautions have been taken to preserve the peace. Crowds of strikers paraded the city this afternoon and broke into severul factories, including the Hjlvl landit', where the manager hoisted the American flag. Tno mm endeavored to haul down and seise the flag, but were prevented by a police comrolsnary. blight damage v as caused. DUTCH ARBITRATION TRCATIEB. t*e Hague, April 14— The Second Chamber of th« States General to-day approved th« arbitration treaties ketweea the Netherlands and Denmark. France and Great Britain. I<fcYV-¥ORK DAILY TFJBT WE. SATURDAY. APRIL 15. 1905. AGENTS TO ALEXANDER^ ASK EQUITABLE PEACE. Policyholder Asks Stay of Charter Amendment Proceedings. A committee of manaser* of. the Equitable L,ife Assurance Society agencies, headed by Charles Wake, of this city, and Charles Ed wards, of Brooklyn, has been formed, ami Is Bending out circulars to the agents urging them to advocate a patching up of the internal strife of the society. The meeting of the general man agers called by President Alexander will be held on Tuesday at the Savoy Hotel. Several of the well known managers who have to their credit large renewal accounts held a meeting yester day. it was learned, at which they outlined a plan of campaign for this meeting on Tuesday. They will ask President Alexander, it was de termined, why he decided so suddenly to demand that Mr. Hyde be removed from the society. Since the circulation of that petition they have found great difficulty in writing insurance, they say. Considerable change has resulted in the senti ment of most of the managers regarding Presi dent Alexander's action, in which he vai sup ported by Gage E. Tarbell, their immediate su perior, as head of ths agencies. At first they thought any action taken by Mr. Tarbell and Mr. Alexander must be for the good of the Equi table. Nov.- they are wondering, when they 2nd how difficult it is for them to write insurance, what the society has gained. The investigating committee of directors, of which Mr. Frick is chairman, is holding daily meetings. It was announced yesterday that Mr. Frlck had selected as his chief assistant F. W. Haskell. who is president of the Carborundum Company, of Niagara Falls, and an expert ac countant. The committee, instead of waiting until It has completed Its Investigation to make a for mal report, will probably give out reports from time to time as it completes certain lines of in vestigation. The investigation of the Department of In surance is still going on. but the investigators decline to talk. That there were four examiners from the departments of other States here at vrork with the examiners for this State was re ported yesterday, but this could not be authenti cated. Three new applications "to Intervene In the Lord action to prevent mutualization were filed before Justice Maddox In Brooklyn yesterday. They were in behalf of A. De Navarro. owner of twenty-eight shares of the stock; the estat* of E. W. Lambert, which holds fifteen shares, and Malcolm McMartin. owner of eight shares. Xo objection -was offered, so Justice Maddox granted the requests. A. Edward Woodruff, of No. 120 Broadway, who has been acting for Herbert G. Tull, of Philadelphia, an Equitable policyholder. ob tained an order from Justice Scott In the Su preme Court directing the State Superintendent of Insurance to show cause why he should not discontinue all further proceedings in the pro posed amendments to the charter. This action would have little lasting effect on the Equitable controversy. It was declared by lawyers. The superintendent could not be enjoined from tak ing action on the amendments, they said. Mr. Woodruff's petition asked for a temporary stay against any charter proceedings until after the argument on his motion. 1 In a long affidavit Mr. Woodruff said the suit was brought to get an adjudication determining: the rights of the policyholders In the surplus of the Equitable society and have determined what the reasonable market value of the stock of the society was. The affidavit asserted that the company had permitted Its surplus to be used by Fnni!> of its officers or to be used by others by the commission of officers, in a way entirely foreign to their proper use. Mr. Woodruff says that the policyholders have endeavored to obtain a hearing of their Bide of tho case, from the State Superintendent of In surance, but that he has refused to grant their request. A meeting of the executive committee of the society was held yesterday, but it was said that only routine business was transacted. AN AGREEMENT ON TIBET. Great Britain Said to Have Accepted China's Changes in Convention. Peking. April 14.— 1t is unofficially stated that negotiations between Great Britain and China have resulted in an agreement on the Tibet convention. Great Britain accepting some modi fications. It is reported that Taotai Tang Phao Tl his declined the appointment of Minister ta London, and has accepted the managing directorship of the Peking-Hankow Railroad. GERMANY'S POLICY IN MOROCCO. Intention to Strengthen Vague Points in Anglo-French Treaty. Berlin. April 14.— Count yon Tattenbach-Ashold, who had been appointed temporary chars* d'affaires of Germany in Morocco, has given tho correspondent of the "Lokal-Anzelger" at Fez a statement of (Germany's policy toward Morocco. He says: It If rot only Germany's right, but also her immediate and undeniable duty, to protect and develop h*T Moroccan interests. While she ener getically demands for the powers signatories at the conference held at Madrid in 1880. a frank recognition of the open door policy. Germany in sists on the preservation of the Sultan's sovereign ty anil the Independence of Morocco, especially because both are mentioned vaguely in the Franco- British agreement, which therefore permits legiti mate doubt en this subject. Germany's programme of action, which stand.* on a sound and Irreproachable footing, is gener ally supported by public opinion In Germany and has th« sympathy of the whole Spanish popula tion. Including tho Liberal party, and the approval of all the unprejudiced powers. Therefore Ger many may confidently carry out her plans and car fearlessly face the consequences whatever they may be. The watchword of Germany is: "Dauntlessly forward!" GETS $1,000 FOR EX-MAYOR'S CARE. Captain Vigiis Declares W. S. Strong In tended to Remember Him in Will. ll»T TEI.EGBAPH TO THE TRllirKß.] New-Brunswick. X. J., April H.— Captain John A. Vigus recovered a verdict of fl.ooo against Mrs. Mary Helm as administratrix of the estate of Ex- Mayor William S. Strong here to-day In a Supreme Court case tried before Justice Fort and n jury. Captain Vlgu* sued for services as an attendant for six years, less one month, at the rate of $50 a month. He and Ex-Mayor Strong were constant companions. At the trial witnesses testified that Mr. strong had said he expected to care for Captain Vlgus and provide for him in his will. He died suddenly and left no will. SENATOR O. H. PLATT'S CONDITION. Washington. Conn.. April 14.— A slight Improve ment in the condition of Senator O. 11. Platt, who is suffering from pneumonia, was again reported to-day by the attending physician. He bossed a satisfactory night. The fluid In the plural cavity continues to be a disturbing feature of his symiv toms, although there has apparently been snm* absorption of It. iIU6 FIRST HANGING IN ELEVEN YEARS. Columbia, fl. C. April 14.— Marlon Parr, a young cotton mill operative, who killed Clarence Shealey a mill boy. was hanged here to-day. The execution of Parr whs the first hanging of a white man in South Carolina In eleven years. TO cenn A rOUt ix ONE DAY. l<*aauv« lirem-. Quinine, the world wide Told Cur* » moT«« Ui« causa. ••all for the full name and look (li , siauatoM of i* W. Grove. 26c. *"* LEAGUE TROUBLES AIRED. Acceptances of Officials Shown by " Ex-Senator Thurston. The history of the American Maritime League was under review In the banquet room of the Waldorf yesterday afternoon. The occasion was a meeting called by ex-Senator John M. Thurston. president of th« league, to consider what steps, If any. should be taken to continue nnd complete the organization. Th« minors reflecting upon the methods of H. K. Pommery. who originated the league idea, and is secretary of th» organization, were chiefly responsible for the Issuance of the call. Notices had been sent to all the officers, which Included a lons list of men prominent In government circles and business life, who had sanctioned the use of their names, mostly as honorary vice-presidents of the league, but Presi dent Thurston and Secretary Pomraery were the only members present when the time for the meet ing arrived. The mull of the league has been withheld hjr the poeitoffice authorities since last Saturday, and it was expected that a number of the men who are said to be dissatisfied with the management would be present and avail themselves of the opportunity to be heard. Nearly an hour, however, after the time fixed for the meeting the attendance had been augmented only by the advent of about a dozen newspaper men. President Th'.irston. who had come over from Washington especially for the meeting, neverthe less proceeded to go fully Into the affairs of the league and his relation with the organisation, Ills official connection with it. as related in a typewritten statement which he read, began on December H. 1301. "when, upon written request of several men whose names appeared as officers of the league," he consented to the use of his name os president. The league had then been in ex istence nearly a year. "Personal Investigation." said Mr. Thurston, "prompted by the criticism that has been Indulged warrants trie in stating without hesitation that It fully appears that the use o? every name in con nection with the official list of the league has be.on authorised in writing by each person whose name his been used." Th*» only names used by the league, so asserts President Thurston. that were not sanctioned be fore he accepted the presidency were those of William H. Taft, Secretary of War; Paul Morton. Secretary of the Navy, and Governor Douglas of Massachusetts. The letters of August Belmont, Elihu Root. Mayor McClellan. Cornelius N. Bliss. Attorney General Moody, Governor Herrlck. Secretary Taft and others were submitted, and in cordial terms ap proved the dims of the league and authorised the use of their names. ;'■ - Secretary Pommery submitted the list of sub scribers to the funds of the league, amounting to $2,830. and with It an itemised statement of ex penses aggregating $2,378 22. showing a balance on hand of $451 6*. covering a period of a year and a half. No money, asserted Mr. Pommery. had been paid to any officer, aside from his personal ex penses, excepting $182 paid to S. Elliott Curtis for eleven weeks' service as secretary. Before the adjournment Mr. Thurston said he still had confidence In the honesty and efficiency of Mr. Pommery. Another meeting will be called for July 1 at the Waldorf, and In the mean time no further subscriptions will be solicited, and Presi dent Thurston will take charge of the mall ad dressed to the league. DROPS ONE INDICTMENT. Mr. Band Frees Miss Patterson of Conspiracy Charge. The District Attorney's office yesterday made Its first concession to Miss "Nan" Patterson since she was arrested ten months ago, charged with the shooting of "Csßsmr* 1 Young. Assistant District Attorney Rand asked that Judge Foster dismiss the conspiracy indictment against her. He said that he realized that as Miss Patterson now stands charged with murder in the first de gree the conspiracy indictment would prejudice her position In the capital case. The dismissal of the indictment against Miss Patterson is not so generous on the part of Mr. Rand as might appear on the surface, :?lnce X will prevent Mr. Levy from examining the min utes of the grand jury. Mr. Levy and tne rest of Miss Patterson's counsel yesterday reiter ated their statements that the testimony of the Smiths was the one thing needed entirely to clear the "Florodora " girl of the murder charge. When the Smiths were arraigned, their coun sel, Mr. Llmburger. Immediately asked the court to direct the District Attorney's office to sur render the property of the Smiths now in his possession. He said an officer of the court had no right to appropriate the papers of the pris oners". Mr. Rand objected on the ground that the court had no Jurisdiction. Judge Foster told Mr. Limburger the proper way to recover the letters and papers was by a writ of replevin. Mr. Limburger responded that he did not wish to go to the civil courts. Judge Foster then re fused to grant the motion. Mr. Limburger then argued a demurrer, contending the facts set forth in the indictment did not constitute a crime. Judge Foster reserved decision- FIVE HTJBT IN EABLY FIBE. Buildings Department Men Work All Day to Prevent Ruins Burying Street. Five men were badly hurt at the fire In the sweat shop building at Hester and Forsyth sts. early yesterday morning, and many others had narrow escapes from death and injury. The damage amounts to about $100,000. The burned building was hemmed in on all sides by crowded East Side tene ments from which hundreds ot families were driven into th« street*. In the rweatshops in the burned building were about fifty persons, watchmen and employes, asleep. The fire started on the third floor, and spread so rapidly that all on the floors above had to Jump across a five foot alley from tha sixth floor to save themselves. The Injured were slightly burned and bruised in their efforts to escape. The flre. In addition to destroying the seven story build lnsr at No. 123 to li" Hester-st.. and No. 65 Forsvth-st., spread to the top floor of the. tene ment house. No*. 121 and 123 Hester-st.; damaged the front ot Public School No. T, at Hester and Ohrystie. sts. and singed the fronts of the five tenement houses dlrc-ctly opposite on the south side of Hcster-st Reserves from all the East Side sta tions b>Mow Delancey-pt. were called out to control the crowds. The walls of the building are ready to fall into the street, and members of the Build ings Department worked all day yesterday pushing them back ?o they would fall into the ruins. MOUNT SHASTA THREATENING. Sisson's Streets Are Said To Be Filling Up with Oily Mud. Redding, Cal.. April 14.— Anxiety exists among the inhabitants of Slsson and other towns near Mount Shasta over the strange actions of the snow capped mountain. For several days dis tnnt rumblings have been heard, and the snow Is melting fas*. Yesterday volcanic ashes and mud began to ooze through the surface of the earth at the edge of Sisson. The flow gradually Increased, until to-day it poured forth In several places' like thick, paint. The report comes from th? other side of Mount Shasta that the M<v Cloud Railroad Company's track suddenly sank In two plates and that a similar flow o» vol canic mud is noticeable. While the mountain it self shows no visible eruption, these phenomena cause BOOM alarm. Eleven years ago similar conditions existed for a time. NO REFERENDUM IN BAY STATE. Boston. April 11.— The Massachusetts Senate re jected to-day, by a vote of 11 to 12. the bill to authority the submission to voters at the various elections of all questions of public policy. The action was taken without debate. EX-MAYOR'S NEPHEW COMMITS SUICIDE. Baltimore, April 14.— Robert Hodges, an architect, nephew of former Mayor James 11. Hodges, com mitted suicide to-day by cutting his throat. 11l health is assigned as the cause. BILL FOR FREE TRANSFERS HERE. [BT TTLEOKAri! TO TUB TBiarXß.l Albany, April 14.— Mr. Belmonfs offer to give transfers between the elevated and subway lines in return for the rl*h.t to build elevated express tracks in 2d-ave.. New-York, prompted Assembly man Ellis to-day to Introduc*. a bill to effect the same end without th« price demanded. The meas ure provides for a five-cent fare for a continuous ride over any or all of th» street railway systems of the city, ami would compel companies to Issue transfers over their own aud leased lines. Apollinaris "THE QUEEN OF TABLE WATERS." Bottled only at the Apollinaris Spring, Neuenahr, Germany, and Only with its Own Natural Gas. BEWARE OF. SUBSTSTUTIOHS If You Want to Read "* Economically a guide to reading is of great import* ance in these days of book forests and their almost impenetrable undergrowth of periodical literature. The Literary and Book Review Department of the New York Evening Post furnishes a sane and fascinating guide to current literature. Strength, breadth and in terest characterize these features of a newspaper which in news and editorial policy has kept pace with the progress of civilization for more than ioo years. If you are not acquainted with it, an inquiry will bring a sample copy to your door for one week £i)e poring flasi Non-Hea*ati!e Asbestos ' Table Covers anil Dish Mats FOR PROTECTION OF DINING TABLES FOR SALE BT Jews &(£ongep ISO and IS3 West 434 Stwet, «ad 139 Wast Forty-Ant St.. New Xmrlu Between Sixth Avenue and Broadway. ' AD." INJUNCTION STILL. Subway Signs to Remain Pending Trial of Action. Justice Btschoff yesterday decided that tha Interborough and Ward 4k Gonr are entitled to a continuance of the injunction restraining tha city from removing the subway advertising signs and slot machines until a trial of ths> ac tions In which tho Interborough and Ward A Gow are plaintiffs and the city authorities de fendants. Regarding cqptrol of the) subway Jus tic* Blschoff said: Provision was mado for a competent body of agents to exercise tba necessary Incidental con trol of tbe property in behalf of tho city, while the property was in tho possession of the city's lessee, and, as I find the meaning of the statute to be, the control to be exercised by those agents —tho Rapid Transit Board— ls exclusive so far as the character of this highway as a street af fects the question. Of the contract between the Rapid Transit Board and the Interborough, Justice Blschon? said: The statute, which empowered the board to make the contract for the construction and leasing of the road, is very broad in Its scope, and may well be read as authorising the lease of the property in such a manner as to afford the lessee every benefit which custom attaches to the operation of a railway, and the contract itself recognizes the right of the lessee to main tain advertising signs upon the stations, since the manner in which the advertising matter shall be displayed is regulated by the contract. The defendants seek to draw the Inference that the board did not Intend to permit the use of signs, from statements made in the re port of that body relative to the mural decora tion of the stations, but. If this may be con sidered, we have the equally public utterance of members of the board that the right to dis play these signs was discussed with the con tracting party and conceded, unwillingly, but of necessity. MILD WINTER IN ALASKA. Seattle. April 14.— A special from Nome states that the last winter has been unprecedented for mildness and that the ice is rapidly breaking up all along the const. In St. Michael's Bay the water Is open, and the tee In Norton Bay and Sound has already moved north as far as Nome, Bering Strait has been open all winter, and at no time since. January has the thermometer been lower than sero. and for the last forty days th« average temperature has been 50 degrees above. Telephones Contracts for telephone serv ice are now being taken at die ] Mew | Reduced I Rates j Oleetlvc May tat. i sViMnic Iron $3.71 per Mats. | Dcshcss trwi $3.00 per Ms*. Call nearest contract office lor full information. CONTRACT OFFICES I o.S'ii J . - TeHOlOCsask* 23 E. 594 Si. . . Tel 9041 Plu. 220 V 7.124*. 124* St. . TelSCOoVw.^ F.'cw York Telephone Co. ! 2SS2TT.I r... V. '«rlo,«. ,U,r«kMk »UI S. S. MINNESOTA Sails from KITTLE, WASH. for YOKOHAMA KOBE, IUMSIU A M r "4 A I ISO iiONG W% , with connections to all points In th» Orient SAT., APRIL 29th. The Comfortable Way to the Orient via ths GREAT NORTHERN IS. CO. smith* GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY. For berth reservations, rates and stftsr Information call on or address any MSV way or steamship agent, or S. J. ELLISON, 0.A.P.D..0.N. *%*.. 413 Broadway, New York , or W. W. KING, General Passenger Aaaofc, Great Northern S.S. Co, Seattle, Wash. In ■ Anticipation of the hot season ap* preaching airanfe ments for Eleetete Fans should be made now* To connect electric fans, either in the ci ftce or hone, it is simply necessary to remove the lamp* screw in the fan at tachment, and the service is at your comrrtsng. W» wBl »• m— « 1* ssl tmr booklet givtag list of electric fas m.toufxnarws ■Bas Ks3Ptt. 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