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WHOLE TOWX WIDE OPEN NEW LAW MISSES FINE. Police Foil to Enforce Prentice 'Act — Fort George Booms. Saloons and hotels to this cKy. with a few ex ceptions, appeared to take no notice, whatever yesterday of the new Prentice law. which went ; Into effect on May 1. The flr»t Sunday under the new law. which, lawyers say. Is practically a more strict Interpretation of the Balnea law, ''■ was psjwed with just as wide open saloons and hotels doing Just as much business as in Sun- I days past. This was particularly noticeable at 'i Fort George, where everything was wide open. There was no pretence whatever to serve sand wiches with drinks, and no attempt was made to hsve doors closed or curtains drawn. Most of the larger hotels took a chance yester day and opened their bars, lntendlar .to make t«st cases if any arrests were msde. But the police appeared to be singularly inactive In ex cise cases, and there were no more arrests than on any other Sunday, and what arrests were made were only for the usual excise violations In saloons. A few of the largest hotels did not take chances, and did not «erve transient guests even in the rear of secluded bar rooms. Guests were served ln their rooms or had drinks served at their meals, but aside from this could obtain none. In other large hotels guests got drinks, but sandwiches were served. The bars were Ufhted and bartenders were working, but only ruests that were known could obtain liquor. The most flagrant violations of the excise law appeared to be in the small Raines law hotels and the saloon without hotel privilege*. In these there was no attempt at secrecy. Not even the eandwiches were served, but in some places an empty plate on the tables gave an impression that there had been a sandwich, which some unusually hungry customer had eaten earlier In the day. Even within a stone's throw of police stations the saloons were open. On the upper West Side, where they are many Saloons along Columbus avenue, nearly every •aloon was doing business. In one case, with a policeman standing on the corner near the saloon, five men were seen to leave without say trouble. Any one who desired to could enter. In the Tenderloin section practically all the saloons and hotels were open, and no attempt to loo* out for the police was made. At Fort George, on part of the main thorougn fare everything was open. The Fort Wendell Hotel was wide open, and on the front of the building was a newly painted sign, reading: "Open. Walk in." In the large rooms of this place there were hundreds of patrons drinking. A patrolman strod in front for some time, and chatted with friends as they passed. One of the largest ©f the concert halls at Fort George was crowded, and drinks were served without any sandwiches. The Rev. Dr. John P. Peters, in "St. Michael's Messenger," distributed yesterday at St. Michael's Episcopal Church. 99th street and Amsterdam avenue, expressed his satisfaction at the passage of the Prentice law. Dr. Peters was the chairman of the committee of four teen, which had been working for the last three years for the suppression of the Raines law hotels, rtegarding such hotels Dr. Peters said: "It is said that at least five hundred of these dens of infamy will be obliged to close this month, and the surety companies that furnish bonds are demanding of the others more serious assurances of compliance with the law." Yesterday's arrt-sts for violations of the Ex cise law. as reported by the police, were 38, as •gainst 34 one week ago yesterday. The arrests •by police precincts were as follows: Oak street. 1; Madison street, 1; Macdougal street. 1; Mul berry street, 4; Union Market, 1; sth street, 2; Jdercer street, 1; West 2Oth street. 2: East 22d Street 2; West 30th street. 2; West 37th street. B; Went 51 sts t street. 2; East 67th street, 1; "West 68th street. 1; East 88th street, 1; East lfttth street, 2; West USth street, 1; East 126 th street. 2; Alexander avenue, 1; Tremont, 1, and Brooklyn, 4. Coney Island saloon and hotel men are much perturbed over the new Prentice Excise law. Not a single hotel at the resort is operating with a license, although they have all paid their money for licenses and hold the receipts of the Excise Commissioner. The Inspectors of the Buildings Department have not visited Coney Island, and the business men and proprietors of the resorts are awaiting their coming with some trepida tion. Several places will have to be torn out and entirely remodelled. Although they have not received their licenses, all the places were doing business as usual, and in a great many places even the regulation piece of bread or cracker was not served. FOUGHT TO GET DRINK. 'Logshoreman Shot by Saloonkeeper Who Would Not Serve Him. Enraged because he could not buy a drink In tie •aloon of Timothy Foley. at No. R2S Tenth avenue, last Bight, John Plannlgan. a 'longshoreman, of Ifa. 420 West Wth street, attempted to clean out the place, and was shot by the saloonkeeper in the abdomen. Flannigan was taken to Roosevelt Hos pital in a dying condition. Timothy Foi. ■. . proprietor of the saloon, was ar rested end taken to the West 47th street station •hiJ^iJ ol^*? lame* Lynch. He admitted the Shooting, and pleaded self-defence as an excuse. «* said that Flannigan came into his place of «yr3_? $£*Jt-J£z '"company with James i?n» V- ( °" i_L_f__* ™ street - and demanded liquor. Foley refused to nerve the men. as did his barkeeper. John O'Connor, of No. 7<j» Ninth ave nue. Flannigan grabbed a heavy chair in the bar iZ°J a u an ' i FW i^r, il , at Foley's head, the latter said, and^ he ran behind the bar, got his revolver and a Z?*u'" Bi £' cn --' *■"" ln the saloon at the time of the shooting, »as locked up later as a sus gcious person. Th? police found hlla at Roopevelt was ieu'iTg rhe ha(J 8 ° to Bee how Flanagan STANFOBD GRANTS DEGREES. Ho Formal Commencement Exercises at Crippled University. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Oakland. CsL, May 6.— The academic council of Stanford University has granted degrees to nearly two hundred students. There were no formal com nencpmen? exercises, but these will probably be fc*>ld nest September, when the new college year begins. Dr. William James. Harvard professor of phUosophy. was to have delivered the commence ment address, but the earthquake upset this ar rangement. The ruins of the Memorial Chanel the library and the gymnasium still litter the ground tot a email army of students has been at work clearing away the debris. ~«r* \Vhen the university opens in September there will be few reminder, of the earthquake, as the authorities are determined to clear away the un sightly ruins and to remove the Memorial Arch ■which is ruined. «**.«, President Jordan is sanguine of the future, an the university has fine endowment* and a very lance Income.. . which permits engaging the heat men in all department*. The building* of the future will be provided with Eteel frames and be built of con cr«*t» They will thug be earthquske proof Title Guarantee and Trust Company. Receives deposits subject ' check or on certificate. Interest allowed at best permissible rate. Performs all the functions of a Trust Company. 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The programme planned for the celebration, which covers to-day, to-morrow and Tuesday. Included the unveiling; In the gymnasium of a portrait bust of .'.. General Samuel Chapman Armstrong, the founder. j This bust was made by Mrs. S. Cad wallader Guild and has been presented to the school by the Armstrong Association of New York, the Rev. Dr. Leander T. Chamberlain, of that city, having been largely Instrumental In obtaining; it. The address on this occasion was assigned to Dr. Francis G. Peabody. of Harvard University, and ♦he presentation address to Dr. William J. Schlcf felln. president of the New York Armstrong As sociation. ' Mr. Ogden, president of the school's board of trustees, was asked to speak In accept ance of the gift At the same time it was planned to present to the school a bust of Booker T. Wash ington, the work of Miss Leila Usher, the gift also of the New York Armstrong Association through the Instrumentality of R. U. Johnson, of "The Century" Company. Among 1 the Washington guests expected are Sen ator Crane. Mr. and Mrs. James Sherman, Com missioner and Mrs. James R. Garfleld. Justice and Mrs. Mrewer. Colonel and Mrs. Archibald Hopkins and Gifford Pinchot. Monday will be Virginia Day. when there will be a large attendance of prominent citizens of the state, who will go front here on a special train. It is expected that Governor Swanson will attend; also J. D. Efgleston. Superintendent of Public In struction for Virginia: Dr. S. C. Mitchell, of Rich mond College- Attorney General Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph willard. Mrs. B. B. Munford. presi dent of the Richmond Educational Association : Mrs. Dashiell and other memoers or this association. Bishop Randolph has been Invited and many other prominent citizens of Norfolk will Join the Rich mond party at Hampton. Rosewell I>. Page, of Hanover County. Va.. and "Walter H. Page, of New Tork. will rpeak on Virginia Day. Papers will be read by students and graduates of the school both on Virginia Day and on Anniversary Day proper. These will be short accounts of personal experi ences At the prosent anniversary about fifty stu dents will be presented to the trustees as candi dates for academic diplomas and sixty as candi dates for trade certificates. THINK ODELL WILL STAY. His Friends Believe Higgins's State ment Means No Change Now, Governor Higgins's statement in Washington on Saturday night, that the selection of a new chair man for the Republican State Committee was a matter entirely In the hands of the state commit tee, was Interpreted by friends of ex-Governor Odell yesterday as meaning that Mr. Odell would remain at the head of the committee until the reg ular meeting of the committee in September. Mr. Odell will be here to-day for a conference with the local district leaders. The forming of the Assembly districts from the Senate district* will come before the Board of Aldermen in June, and the Odell men. not getting all they wanted In the shaping of the Senate districts, are going to pro tect their district interests as far as possicle when it comes to laying out the final boundaries of the districts. The Republicans control the board. While the fall conventions are a long way off. hard work will be done all summer by the friends of aspirants for the new Supreme Court Justice ships. Eight Justices will be elected In New York County and six In the 2d District. MR. HIGGINS GOES TO ATLANTIC CITY. Washington. May 6.— Governor Hlgglns of New Tork. who lart night was the guest of President Roosevelt at dinner at the White House, left here late to-day for Atlantic City. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Atlantic City, May Governor Hlggins arrived here late to-night and registered at the Hotel Brighton. He went direct to his room, leaving orders that he was not to be disturbed. CONFIDENT OF PEACE. Nothing Develops to Mar Prospect of Resumption of Mining. Scranton, Perm.. May 6.— Nothing developed to day to disturb the general belief that a strike of the anthracite mine workers had been averted. There seems to be every assuranfo that the sub scale committee of the organization, which will go to New York early to-morrow morning for a con ference to-morrow afternoon with the operators wfC be assured by the latter that there will be r.o discrimination shown in case the men are ordered back to work, and that the term the agreement is to last will be readily agreed on. It is felt that the readjustment of working con ditions can be made at earh colliery In a very short time, providing thf> nic-n use a little patience and also providing that the foremen make an extra effort to restore peace and harmony. The mib-seale committee is composed of President Mitchell, the three district presidents and the three district secretaries. They will return to this city from New York aftor the conference to-morrow af ternoon and will report to the convention Tuesday morning at a special session to be held In Music Hall. It Is expected that the convention will ratify their report and vote for a resumption of work on Monday, May 1«. under the award of the Anthra cite Strike Commission. While President Mitchell would prefer an agree ment for two years, both he and th« other mem bers of the committee. It is understood, will bow to the wishes of the operator*! and accept an agree ment for three years, if the latter so desire it. B'RITH ABRAHAM MEETS. Jcxvwh Order Has Hot Discussion in Tammany Hall. Max Stern was renominated for Grand Master at the twentieth annual convention of the Inde pent Order B'rith Abraham, which opened at Tam many Hall yesterday morning. For nearly an hour prior to the nominations there was a lively discussion about the fitness of members for the office. The argument broke loose when Adolph Flaster denounced the officers of the order, declaring that all of the offices were being given away to those who had money and cigars to buy them. Flaster warmed as he went on. and once went to the edge of the platform and pounded the desk and talked vehemently. Some asked to have him thrown out. When order was restored the following nominations were made: For Grand Master Max Stern, reinstalled; First Deputy Grand Master. Max Schmid; Second Deputy Grand Masters. Strelmer, of Brooklyn: Gross, of Newark; Blumberg. of Philadelphia; L. H. Schwarz. of Lawrence. Mass.; Dr. Sultan, of Chicago; Gold berg, of Boston and L. Abraham, of Boston; for Grand Secretary Jacob Schoen. present occupant; Grand Treasurer, Samuel D. Rolch and Delefiate Verscheiser; Grand Messengers. Delegates M. Grogs, l-'ri and Max Schwartz; endowment treasurer. Henry Katchhelm; for chairman of endowment committee. Delegates Mahler, Flaster, Julius Stein feld and 3. Hecht; chairman of law committee, Be«ko Goldberg and Delegate Myer; chairman of frlevanee and appeal committee, Delegates Holle.n er. Appel and David Salpeter; chairman of etulo of order committee, H. Kauffman. J. Blausteln and Delegate Christie; chairman of printing committee. Rosenwasser. Jabllnowsky and M. Korn; chairman of committee on ritual, Adolph Miiskowitz; chair man of th« committee on charity. Delegates Rocen baum. Rosenthal and Jules Miller. X Moskowitz and John Greenberg were the nominees for counsel Of the order. Samuel Weldorf, Grand Master of the old Order of B'rith Abraham, was called to the platform, and delivered a vigorous address on the young Jew and his relation to the order. He said that when the Cxar stopped killing the Jews In Russia he would try to kl)l the Jewish order In Amerloa. He wound up by saying that a few men in this coun try posed as representing the Jewish race, but the only representative, body was B'rith Abraham, which "represented ninety thousand Jews in this country." INVESTIGATION IH NEBRASKA. Campaign Activities of Corporations To Be Taken Up by Grand Jury. I By Telecrtph to The Trlbur.w.J Omaha. May «.— Nebraska politics is to have an airing before a special grand Jury which has been called to meet In Omaha to-morrow, and which will investigate corporation contributions to both parties The flrst investigation will he of alleged Interfer ence in Omaha's elections by the public service cor porations. Later the railroad contributions to state legislatures and state campaigns will be gone Into, after which the national campaign contributions wUI be taken up. XF/A-Vorrrv DAILY TTCTBT'^sT:, MONDAY. MAY 7. .190(1 "Deathless Persons" is wh.u the law calls corporations. This practical immortality makes the trust com pany a better and safer executor of a will than an individual. £51} r I rust (Sxnapaatt of Atrtrrtm 135 Broadway. New York. Branches \ |« assura-BMcv a NOTES OF THE STAGE A Sale This Week of a Dramatic Collection of Interest. At the Merwin-Clayton rooms. No. 30 East 20th street, this week. Thursday and Friday, both after noons and evenings, will be sold a collection cata logued as that of "a dramatic author and critic." together with a few English and American first editions of general literature. The dramatic col lection Is systematized to a considerable extent, comprising many rare dramatic periodicals, and controversial tracts, beginning with tho famous Jeremy Collier controversy and Including Garrick and Clbber tracts in abundance. There arc nlso autographs and portraits and many William Dunlap items. The testimony In the Forrest divorce case is a curiosity which will be cold on Thursday after noon. This item was not In the Arnold. Daly. McKee or Palmer collection. The life of James Fenneli, by himself, is another American item. Charles Macklln's "apology" Is a rare English Item, and "The London Mathews." with the folding i lates by George Cruikshank. is another. Among the por traits Is the Dunlap Society's engraving of William Dunlap by Max Rosenthal. one of the scarcest of the society's publications. There is a first edition of "The Provok'd Husband" (London. 1728). and. finally, an extra-illustrated life of Sir Henry Irv ing. This comprises plays, portraits, program m*?. newspaper and magazine clippings, and tven the programme of his last performance, at Bradford, England. Juet before his death. Much of the col lection was made before he became famous, and Is the rarer on that account. It will be sold ss a lot on Friday evening. There is also a considerable collection of books and prints relating to the U'llet and dancing. Harry Bulger is to be featured by Bwnr W. Savage In a musical comedy by John Kendrlck Bangs and Vincent Bryan, with music by Manuel Klein, conductor at the Hippodrome. The riece. whloh may be called "Screamland." will be shown In New York early next season. Joe Weber announces that he has changed the name of his burlesque of the Fays, wnlch he U to exhibit to-night. Instead of "The Fakes " he will call it "The Jays." The change Is not important; either name is fitting. The Mummers, an amateur dramatic club of this city, have volunteered their services for charity, and they will present to-night and to-morrow at the Carnegie Lyceum an Irish playlat and a farci cal romance. The charity Is St. Denis's Church, Sylvan Lake. N. Y. The parish of Sylvan Lake numbers about three hundred persons, seattt-rsd over a territory of twenty miles In the mountains of Dutchess County. The revenue is not Fufticicnt to support the church, and hence an appeal r.as to be made for aid. Miss Hope Booth, who is now Mrs. Rennold Wolfe, will make her reappearance this afternoon at Proctor's Twenty-thfrd Street Theatre. Her last engagement previous to this winter's return to vaudeville was at the Theatre dv Chatelet. Parts, where she furnished the American feature of "Le Cinq Sous de Lavarede." »h* made her stage debut In Mrs. Flske's company. Her present vehicle Is a little play of alleged newspaper life. At the Actors' Society benefit for the actors who suffered at San Francisco, Miss Kitty Cheatham will give a dramatic monologue In costume. It was written for her by Marguerite Morrtngton, and had been only once before heard in public. It is a little romance of Colonial days in America, with the scene supposed to be set as an old attic. This week at Hammerstein's Victoria Theatre will be shown moving pictures of the San Franrisoo earthquake. Some of the scenes will be Park Lodge. Golden Gate Park, showing the distribution of food supplies to the homeless, a panorama of Market street. Van Ness avenue and City Hall, refugees being fed. and a refugees' camp at Oak land, showing the arrival of the New York relief train. San Francisco pictures will also be exhibited at the Eden Musee. SENDS GREELY $300,000. Supplies Not Needed Will Be Re turned, Releasing Money. Washington, May «.— Following representations made to the War Department by Major General Oreely, commanding the Department of the Pacific. Secretary Taft has placed at th« disposal of that officer nhout $300,000 of the relief fund of $2.M0,00> appropriated by Congress for the relief of the San Franrisoo sufferers. With this money General' Greely will pay for sup plies already purchased find others which are needed, including fresh meat, which, he says, i* Indispensable. Supplies heretofore Issued, includ ing tents, from th« quartermaster's stores, etc.. and which had been charged against this appropriation of $300,000, will be returned to the army and be made available for future use. PAINTINGS FOR BENEFIT ON VIEW. Several Hundred Visit Galleries Where Con tributions Will Be Sold. The paintings contributed by local artists for the relief of their comrades in San Francisco were placed on public view yesterday in the American Art Galleries, in 23d street. There are three hundred pictures In the collection, which will be placed on sale to-night, the salf con tinuing to-morrow night. The proceeds of the sale will go direct to Arthur F. Mathews. who personally will supervise the distribution of the fund among the destitute artists and art stu dents of California. Despite th« unfavorable weather, several hun dred people visited the galleries to view tho pict ures. Judging from the enthusiasm displayed, the bidding will be brisk to-night and a large sum realized. The American Art Association has given the use of its galleries and tho corps of attendants. Thomas E. Klrby, the auction eer, personally will conduct the sale, GLASS FACTORIES TO AID 'FRIBCO. [By TMegraph to Th* Tribune. 1 Richmond, Ind., May 6.— lt has been decided that the glass factories of this state will run all summer to meet the needs of San Francisco. PLAYGOERS' 'FRISCO CONCERT. The American Playgoers gave a concert last night at the Hotel Astor for the benefit of the San Fran cisco sufferers. The concert was largely attended. Max Jacobs gave a violin solo. Charles Henry Meltzer, press agent for the Metropolitan Opera Company, told his experiences In San Francisco at the time of the earthquake. DROPB 'FRISCO CARNIVAL PLAN. The Central Federated Union yesterday aban doned Its plan to have a labor carnival to raise money for the San Francisco people. The commit tee In charge of the matter reported that the oar nival would be unnecessary, an the international unions were taking the matter up. In levying assessments on the members to help the people in San Francisco. MRB. POTTER PALMER'S MOTHER DEAD. Chicago. May 6.~Mrs. Henry Honore. mother of Mrs. Putter Pulmer. died at her home to-day as the result of a fall last Wednesday. She was eighty years old. STAMPING OUT FEVER ' IN MEXICO. City of Mexico, May «.-The typhus epidemic Is practically stamped out. only two cases and on death having been reported yesterday. The board or health of the federal district and the district government have effectively co-operated In clean ing the city, especially In the poorer quarters Th« t«c^ A \EW ERA IX RUSSIA. Plan,? for Opening Parliament— The Majority's Policy. St. Petersburg, May 6.-Msmbers of Parlia ment and of the Council of the Empire are ar riving* here on every train. A number of dis tinguished foreign visitors and Journalists al ready have reached St. Petersburg to witness the opening on Thursday of the first Russian Parliament. Fears that the government might attempt to dissolve Parliament before it had an oppor tunity to accomplish anything are vanishing, and despite the outrage at Moscow to-day and the Irreconcilable attiture of the revolutionists there 1b a more hopeful feeling. This is due not only to the moderate attitude of the Con stitutional Democratic majority, but also to the manifest desire of the government to avoid a conflict. The Constitutional Democrats be lieve that the time when the Emperor will be forced to grant a constitution Is not far off. M. Naboukoff. the leader of the Constitutional Democrats, to-day said frankly that his party had no desire at present to have a Premier and Cabinet even if It could. Such responsibility would place it upon the defensive, while by re maining in opposition with the country behind It the chances for forcing a complete surrender were increased. The llttlo group of Socialists of the Extreme Left has not yet shown its hand, but without the Constitutional Democrats, who have a clear working majority, it will be powerless to force a conflict. The programme at the Winter Palace, where the Emperor will deliver the speech from the throne, has been arranged with all the pomp of a state ceremony, the idea of an Informal open- Ing in order to diminish the importance of the position of the Parliament having been aban doned. The entire Imperial family, with the ladles and gentlemen of the court, the former in ancient Russian costumes and the latter in court dress; Imperial aides-de-camp, ministers, gen erals, admirals, officers of the guard regiments, marshals of the nobility, and such governors general and commanders of the army corps as are in St. Petersburg, the mayors and city coun cils of St. Petersburg and Moscow and members of the Holy Synod, are commanded to be pres ent The chiefs of missions were invited by an Imperial order issued to-day. The members of the parliament will assemble In the Nicholas Hah. the Council of the Empire at the Hermitage Pavilion and the others at the Armorial. Field Marshals' and other halls, and march in state to the great Hall of St. George, a pillared chamber 50 yards long and 25 yards wide, where the Emperor from the throne will address the parliament and the Council of the Empire. These bodies will then return respectively to the Taurlde Palace and the Hall of Nobles, where the formal openings of the houses will take place. The monkish "Black Clergy" to-day elected as representatives to the Council of the Empire Antonius, Metropolitan of St. Petersburg: Arch bishop Dmitri, of Odessa, and Archbishop An tonius, of Zhitomir. The Moderates carried another feature of the programme of the Constitutional Democratic congress to-day by adopting the scheme of party organization, which places the control of both the policy and the tactics of the party in the hands of the national congress and its executive arm, the central committee. The Deputies spent most of the day discussing their tactics for agitation in the country, and at the evening session the agrarian programme, fixing the maximum size of farms, the redistri bution through the government agency of lands exceeding this maximum, etc.. was introduced. The Radicals immediately attacked this, de manding the nationalization and socialisation of all lands. A NEW MINISTRY SOON. Report That Emperor Will Choose Cabinet from Parliament. London. May 7. — "The Times's" correspondent at St. Petersburg says he is able to state posi tively that Emperor Nicholas intends to select futuro ministers from the Parliament, and that the Goromykln Ministry is merely transitional. GAPON REPORTED ALIVE. Narodny Says Former Priest Is Now in Switzerland. Chicago. May «>.— "Father Oapon has not been killrd. On the contrary. h*» is in Switzerland, aHve and well, as I positively know." said Ivan Ivanovitch Narodny in an address before a so cialist gathering this afternoon. Narodny cams to tho United States with Maxim Gorky. Narodny added that only last Monday a frteaid in Washington bad received a cal>le dispatch from Father Gapon. BRITAIN UNYIELDING. Refusal to Reopen Negotiations Over Tabah Affair. Constantinople, May 6. — The Sultan has at tempted to reopen discussion regarding the Tabah affiir, but the British Ambassador has declined to do so. It is reported that the Sultan wishes to submit tho qurstion to The Hague. Owing to the intervention of tho feast of Mulud, no reply to tho note presented to the Porte last Thursday by Sir Nicholas O'Conor, the British Ambassador, la expected before Wednesday. London. May 6. —A dispatch to a news agency says that the British fleet under Vlco-Admirnl L,ord Charles Beresford has arrived In Phalrron Bay. THE NEWFOUNDLAND FISHING BILL. Strong Support Reported Given to Premier Bond's Measure. fit. John's. N. F., May 6.— Public sentiment through the colony strongly supports the Bond Cabinet's bill against the Amercan fishermen, and from views expressed in official circles It is believed that the Premier's action has the in dorsement of the British government. The gov ernment will employ whaling vessels in enforcing the ball act against American fishing vessels. The new Vessels bill is expected to pass the upper hour* of the legislature to-morrow. Both houses will be prorogued on Wednesday. TURKS KILL BULGARIAN BAND. Balonlca. May «.— Turkish troops on Saturday ex terminated a band of fourteen Bulgar ans at I.oyod- Ja. near Kluprill. The Turks had two men killed. POSTAL DELEGATES QUESTS OF KINO. Rome. May <S.— King Victor Emmanuel and Queen Helena to-night gave a dinner in honor of the dele gates to the International Postal Congress. Ed ward Roeewater. of Omaha, and Captain N. M. Brooks, superintendent of foreign t.iaiu of tna United States Postofflce Department, were present. After the dinner their majesties conversed with the delegates. PAYMENT OF CANAL EMPLOYES Panama. May Owing to the expiration of If agreement with bankers here, the Canal Com mission 13 receiving gold from the United State* far tl.» pairmaat of ample) « ;.:f^ 1 Telephone Rate Policy. From . January ; Ist, 1803, when Greater Xew York was formed, to January Ist, 1906, the average rate per station 'decreased: In Manhattan and the Bronx 57% In Brooklyn, Queens and Rich mond 40 "\; In entire ci?y ................ .54^ From ' January Ist, 1804, when graduated rates were introduced, to January Ist, 1906, the reduction in the average rate per station in Manhattan and the Bronx was: Durina firs! six years 47 -\- During last six years 42 \ The business considerations which prompted these reductions were: First, "to win public favor, for with out the good will of the public the Com pany could not be permanently success ful." Second, "a substantial reduction al ways brings in a large number of new patrons, and produces a large increase in traffic from all patrons.*' Third, "this is advantageous not only to the public, hut also to the Company, because by enlarging its system it opens the way for the safe and reasonably profitable investment of large sums of new money. A fair return on a large invest ment is better than an excessive return on a small investment." New York -Telephone Company Now York and Now Jersey Telephone Company It may puzzle you. Such a variety of weave and pat terns is shown in our Spring suits that it's hard to pick out one as most desirable. And every pattern is confined to us. ,^. \ ?;:,:■_'. $18 to $40. • Rogebs, Feet ie Company. Three Broadway Stores. 253 642 tarn at at at Warren St. 13th St. . 32nd St. OBITUARY. ELISHA H. ALLEN. Elisha IT. Allen died at his home. No. 11* West Stl street, yesterday morning. Mr. Allen wai born at Kangor. Me., on July IS. IK6. He was the son of the late Elisha H. Allen, of Massachusetts. His father had extensive interests in the Hawaiian Islands, where he resided for some years and of which he was chief justice. Later he became Hawaiian Minister at Washington, where he lived until 18& I, at which time he was dean of the Diplo matic Corps. Mr. Allen's boyhood was spent at Brattlebor© with Ills uncle, ex-Governor Holbrook of Vermont. He cam?' to New York as a young man. mid en tered tin- drygoods commission house of J. W. Page & Co.. in which he subsequently became a partner. On the dissolution of this firm he became a mem ber of the firm of Stone-, BlUs. Fay & Allen, which later became Uliss & Allen, and finally E. H. Allen. jr.. & Co. In 1880 Mr. Allen retired from active business. He represented the Hawaiian Islands as consul central at Now York from ISTS until the annexation In 189$. In January. 1854, Mr. Allen married Julia Herrick. daughter of the late Jacob B. Herrick, of New York. The wife, four sons— Hunt. William P.. Robert H. and John Apple-ton— two daughters, Mrs. Wilbur C. Flsk and Mrs. Edmund Dwiriht. survive him. •:; ; MRS. AGNES MARY MOTT. Mrs. Agnes Mary Mott died at her home. No. 715 Park avenue, yesterday, after a lingering illness. She was the widow of Robert Q. Mott. who at the time of his death, two years ago. was one of the oldest members of the New York Stock Exchange. She was the only daughter of the late Joseph Marion Cooper, president of the Chatham National Bank. She leaves » *■>". J. Cooper Mott. and a daughter, Mrs. W. Eugene Parsons. WILLIAM B. SILBER. William B. Silber. for many years principal of Public School 3. The Bronx, died on Saturday, aged eighty years. He was graduated from Wesleyan University, Mlddletown. Conn.. in IS3O. with the salutatory honors of his class. He was Instructor in Latin ■ad Greek In the College of the City of New York from ISs<> to 1870. nlun he became presi dent of Albion College, Albion. Mich. Since 1871 he had be««n connected with the educational system of* Detroit «rd this city, retiring from active work In 1901. Dr. Silber was the author of several textbooks. New York University conterred upon him the degree of Ph. IX: the lowa Wesleyan Uni versity.- th« degree of 1,1.. D.. and the Detroit llorowopathU: College, the degree of M. D. He was one of th« oldest members of St. James's Methodist Episcopal Church, this city. JUDGE AMZI RUDOLPH. «JninesvlMe. C.a . Mi/ 6. Jadga Ainzt Rudolph, for twelve years ordimry of Han Comity, a Confed erate tuptain in the Civil War. died at his home here last night, agrd eighty years. He Is survived by his wife and four sons. The funeral services were held this afternoon. Judge Rudolph was a native of Mentor. Ohio, and was a I'.rst r-wsln of President Uarfield. MISS CLARA C. HILLYER. [By Telegraph to Th» Tttbuni*.! Hartford. Conn.. May 6.— Miss Clara E. Hillyer. sixty-eight years old. one of the wealthiest women In this city, and well known for her philanthropy, died suddenly at her home in Windsor avenue about • o'clock this morning. She was a director of the Hartford Orphan Asylum, vice-president of the Ha »fo d branch of Women's Mission* and Inter est?*: in various other benevolent societies. She kwas born on December 10. 1137. in Bast Oranbj I'onn.. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles MMlyer. !:.° brother, AppUton n. Hllly«r, vlc««7r«»W»ot Si:, jutn* XTattor.aJ U-nM two* i_U;m, _la.ry U. *nl Here's the answer. 1 t \ The E. & W. has liecomeiEsttanH aid 25 cent collar, because— . I The linen is uniformly fine. :J . The styles are uniformly fresh. ' So we're glad to have the creates^ variety of E. & W. collars in town, Rogers, Feet & Compaxt. Three Broad wax Store*, 253 843 aa» . opposlta toss ot?ocs'"y ■Citj HaS. rJstet^sars, CrttZzf -s?:*: i± Jewis£(|onger 1 »• largest and iNtStpfriti Housefurnbhing Warerooms BEST QUALITY ONLY Our Refrigerators Are the Perfection of CZessCses^ Efficiency and Beuaumyi The "Eddy" te SSSKr?-i»*- The "Premier" *-*«• , _____ « • Orders by man receive prompt a»4«s»esl«*^ B " Cl>B * ISO and Ms West «M asnsa, «• 1M West ywli-ait «t. 3«ew I*aSv LMcy T. Httlyer; three cousins In H&rtfftrfL .^i^S Hillyer. George and Frank Hoadley,, — f J»Tg New York and Western relatives aurjwal** aa funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon ■»• • o'clock. '•- DAVID MORTON BOGUS, David Morton Bocae, a wholesale &ttse£3-*~j~' chant and son of the late George Chase BPsPf*** yesterday at his home. No. Os Union^'•'SSsbbb* lyn. in his fiftieth year. Mr. Bogue *f»AO9-^- of the Merchants' Association. th» ay«<l »fa Revolution and the Young Hepubucaa «»■»» •■ Brooklyn. DE FOREST FOBEIGV CWTCIACTS. Inventor, Back from Europe, Says ScccessM Experiments Were Made Atroas» Dr. Lee De Forest. Inventor of *•?• *^s» wireless telegraph system, arrived yesterday —^ Amerika from a tour of Europe In the jJ^Cyj his Inventions and his company. Dr. »• •= tj said he had made several successful ["KSahcsaV transmission by his system. .«^ J& 9 .^SStra** pany oearing his name had made blgowg— with Denmark and Russia r « "*~*SssM Dr. De Forest said some success** •*JJ™!Sa ■> had been made with the kite ■>"«•■* «*• *&> transmission station had been built OB »• ■•■" west coast of Ireland. ■ — It may be ■•! COFFEE!!! Prove by change to POSTLJM 10 days tvnd note the improvement.