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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
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OGDE.X PARTY ATTENDS.
1 lampion . Institute . Celebrates 38th
Anniversary of Founding,
Richmond. Va., May «.— The party of New York
educators who. with Robert C. . Ogden, have been
attending the Southern Education Conference, to
day . were present at the exercises In connection
with the thirty-eighth anniversary of the founding
of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute.
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.
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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«
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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.

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