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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.
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' 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. !
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SAT., APRIL 29th.
The Comfortable Way
to the Orient
via ths
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IS. CO.
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RAILWAY.
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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.
Til far YstH EitSH 68.
55 Dms» Street. New York
AWf . If you arc looking for
S AVt Board or Rooms The
mrc N Y. TRIBUNFS
""* Information Bureau at
n ._ r ... its Uptown Office
CARFARE 136 ., ro4< way# wJ
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