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tat Empire and the lower house of parliament
■waited his arrival in the throne room. As
{be ctra.ia* of the national hymn, played by an
-^estra in a far off gallery, announced the
tufting of the imperial procession, three raps
. th« chamberlains' staves on the floor stilled
t j assemblage into instant silence.
AU eyes were on the Emperor, who bore him
self proudly erect. Joining in the Te Deurn,
.jusnirr himself and making frequent responses,
Vfcea all those participating in the ceremony
v,d taken their places there was a slight pause,
ta i then the Emperor walked slowly twenty
vtctm to the dais, ascended the throne, seated
ijiaißtlf in the imperial chair, and an aide-de
egs-p stepped forward and presented him with
tjje draft of his address. His majesty rose, and
jg^jjig: down upon the wonderful scene dcliv-
his message to the representatives of the
gßßian millions.
The Emperor spoke with a firm, steady voice.
vklch was beard distinctly in every corner of
tfce hall, emphasizing deliberately every word.
gach a buefa fell on the assembly during the
reading that the snap of a camera shutter was
gjiarply audible.
The reading of the speech from the throne was
cot t.roken by the slightest attempt at applause.
but the minute the Emperor had finished, bowed
to the members of Parliament and placed his foot
_ tae (t€j> of the dais to descend a long cheer
broke forth, which almost drowned the strains
r' the national anthem."God Save the Emperor."
» fcicb the orchestra. In the balcony played while
the procession departed. The enthusiasm, how
ever, was principally confined to the courtiers
acd officers. Many of the members of the parlia
ment were sullen and silent. The assemblage
stood motionless until the last member of the
Imperial family tad left the hall, and then an
excited buzz of discussion broke out. as the leg
islator* and courtiers discussed the significant
passages of the Emperor's speech. The royal
party at once returned to Peterhoff.
A pathetic figure was Count Witte, who, be
fore the ceremony, was seen pacing the cor
ridor, entirely alone. Later he entered the
Throne Hal!, clad in the gold and black uniform
of a Secretary of State, one of the highest dig
nities of the court, which still remains to him,
and with the ribbon of the Alexander Nevsky
Order on his breast. He took his place in the
ranks of the old bureaucracy. Ex-Interior Min
ister Durnovo was there, too, chatting with his
•sxrpanions, but "Wltte seemed to find a cold
welcome from every one. Finally he wandered
away and stood apart until the imperial pa
fsant approached.
Alter the departure of the Emperor the mem
bers of parliament filed immediately to the
Great Hall, and were conducted rapidly through
the long corridors to the waterfront, where a
steamer was awaiting to convey them up the
river to the Tauride Palace for the opening of
meat, which was scheduled to take place
only half an hour later. Some also departed in
equipages from the Palace Square. The popu
lar members were quickiy recognized and loudly
cheered by the crowds which gathered in the
■vicinity of the palace, and even a greater ova
tion awaited them at the Tauride Palace, from
■ which no lines of massed guards kept the people
at a remote distance, as was found necessary
at the Winter Palace. Here thousands of people
gathered a:.d thunderous and continuous cheers
shook the air as the popular heroes arrived.
Tame Opening of Lower House
Motley Array of Races.
St. Petersburg. May 10. — The Tauride Palace,
•here the lower houso of parliament convened,
li located in the remote -tern section of the !
Mfc a half hour's drive from the Winter Palace.
the ministries and the building of the Council of
the Empire; the other branch of the legislature.
It was built by the Empress Catherine II for her ,
■"••a, Prince Gregori Potemkin, in 1783.
The actual opening of the house was delayed
•t an elaborate religious service in the lobby. I
Radically every member thus far elected was
fa his seat. Baron Frisco called the house to
The most striking feature of the assembly was
*&* multiplicity of races and classes and the
•*ws of the costumes of members. There were
■BNemen and other men of high station sitting
W;d<- Firrr-U- pedants or workmen clothed in
'•& costume • r tiit- shops or the villages, tur--
W:ed Uassuinians and Buddhists from Bokhara,
Isolators from the Kirghiz m-> .s. orthodox
•kst* in fclcck cassocks, Catholic bishops in
turtle cassjek.--. Circassians. Armenians and
tartar from the Caucasus, Jews from the pale,
fcnir Iron Central Asia and Lithuanians and
iron the Baltic provinces. Most of
***« r.-or<» their national dress, but there was a
•Jirit <■ earnestness about all which augured
•«3 for the tar*-.
1* members took places regardless of politi
°* affiliations, though a small group of reac
•saari. ■ clung together at the extreme right.
■*i ir. front, net v.-e*n the n'-«:-paper oorre
%uadt; and the tribune, hind which was a
*3 length portrait of Emperor Nicholas, eat
in Popularity and Esteem, and is now ACCEPTED
as possessing all the properties of an IDEAL and
Premier Goromykln and the Cabinet, in fun uni
form, flight 2"*" lo Ses to the gallery ■» the
rear of th e hanf a&mml h i r to accommodate the
Public were filled with diplomats and friends
of members of the House, who had coma to wit
ness the spectacle.
The proceedings opened tamely. A dry soeech
by Baron Prison, who had been oadally-deste
nated to open the parliament, did not meet with
a single response. The first display of anima
tion was when, with only seven dissenting
votes. Professor Sergei Andreievich Mouromtseff
was elected, president. He was cheered to the
Frtsch 3 ** assumed the place vacated by Baron
ti^? Ivan P^nkevltch/the old idol of the
Liberals, immediately afterward mounted the
tribune and voiced everybody's mind in an ap
peal for amnesty for those who had suffered In
the cause of liberty, the members went mad with
enthusiasm. They applauded, rose to their feet
clapped their hands, cheered and finally yelled
and shouted.
When President Mouromtseff a few minutes
nm'^»f. ra i? U CaUy u Order d the **">' government
h^^STJ 11 1 * he walls to leave tte chamber
i«t^? * d no rI * ht there w *s another
a half* session lasted only an hour and
Member of Nobility, but Prominent
in Struggle for Freedom.
St. Petersburg. May 10.-Sergei Andreievich Mou
romtaeff. the president of the lower house of the
national parliament, ia a member of a noble fam
ily of St. Petersburg. He was born in 1850 and
educated in the law department of Moscow Uni
Where the members- of the lower house of '-toe-Russian-Parliament, or Douma, met -yesterday.
In 1574 he attracted the attention of the legal
world by a masterly dissertation on "Conservatism
in Roman Jurisprudence," thereby winning a fel
lowship in the university. While he was an in
structor he printed several legal dissertations which
have become standard.
He was rapidly promoted to a full professorship.
His conservatism, however, was confined to his
writings on ancient law. Owing to bis political ao
uvity he was soon in hot water, and was forced to
leave the university and abandon his educational
He began the practice of the law and the editing
of "The Legal Messenger," but his activity here
was even more distasteful to the administration,
and In 18S2 the censor prohibited the paper. In
Ifcity Minister of the Interior Sipiaguine closed the
Moscow Juridical Society, of which Professor
Houromtaefl bad been elected president.
Professor Mouromtsen* is a member both of the
parliament and of me Moscow Zemstvo. So promi
nent was his role in th* struggle for freedom that
he was several times called to preside over the
national zemstvo congresses, and displayed such
eminent qualities as finally to supplant Ivan Pe
trunkevitch as candidate for the presidency of the
lower house.
Professor Mouronitseff was a member of the
nation winch presented the address of
the z> mstvoists to the Emperor aft^r the inaugura
tion of the Witte Ministry. He headed the deputa
tion of the Constitutional Democratic Committee
which came to St. Petersburg at Count Witte's
request to endeavor to arrange a working agree
ment between the government and the Constitu
tional .Democratic party.
Issues Letter Declaring His Countrymen
Know They Must Have a Revolution.
The Douma which was opened at St. Petersburg
yesterday was denounced by Maxim Gorky, the Rus
sian author, in an appeal which he issued yesterday
in this city addressed to "Brothers in Arms, the
Authors of Free America." In it Gorky declared
that the Russian people know they must have a
revolution In order to be free. Gorky's appeal is
entitled by him "An Open Letter to the Authors
of Free America," and follows:
Brothers in Arms:
Why da I make my appeal to you?
Because in Russia the literary men are every
where the first; they are the foremost to enter into
the struggle for freedom, and the foremost to go
down into the dungeons. Men of art, men of In
tellect, aristocrats of the spirit, these are the only
true kings of the earth.
■ They, tirst. before all others, ought to understand
and ieel the misery of a people thirsting for free-
You knights of the spirit, cannot regard with
indifference the fate of my country, you cannot
look unmoved upon -the sufferings of my people.
They are fighting for freedom, they are thirsting
to drink from the cup of human thought, which
you, too. have filled with the wine of your art.
The Russian government has for centuries kept
the people chained, their bodies in the fetters of
force, their minds in th-; dark bondage of prejudice;
for centuries it has debauched the soul of the na
tion. But the people are alive: their souls live.
Tr-ev rose" the government became frightened and
viewed to* their demands; they believed its prom
ise"" But the government has again deceived thf-m.
It promised them freedom; it has given them the
death of thousands. It promised them a constitu
tion; it has given them a burlesque imitation of
The Russian people now at last understand that
they will get nothing except what they take with
their own hands.
The Douma has destroyed all their Illusions, all
their lopes; It haß filled the heart of the people
with Ktill greater hatred toward the government.
They know now that they must have a revolution
in order that at last they shall be free, that at last
they shall enter the family of free nations of the
world, that they may Join hands with their com
rades all over the world for the glory of mankind
and the triumph of the human soul.
Knights of the spirit, free people of a great and
free country, remember the time when your fore
fathers fought for the liberty of America. That
was but yesterday, and since then you have
astounded the world with your power. That power
was Riven you by liberty.
I should like to belW ye that all of you. both the
veteran soldiers for liberty and its new recruits,
will respond to my appeal with one unanimous ac
cord of a great and mighty heart.
Attorney General's Decision Means
Many More Licenses, They Say.
The opinion of Attorney General Mayer on
the new Prentice law caused consternation in
the Bureau of Buildings in this city and mucu
Jubilation among Raines Law hotel keepers,
who now see a chance to run their places again
as In former years. Among proprietors most
affected the Impression prevailed that if the
opinion should be sustained by the courts their
position would be much better than had been
supposed by the proprietors themselves. There
was much rejoicing among a large number of
liquor dealers who have heretofore run such re
sorts, but who kad been frightened off by the
supposedly stringent provisions of the Prentice
law. and who took out only ordinary saloon
licenses for the year, which began May 1.
Edward S. Murphy. Superintendent of Build
ings, said he would comply with the provisions
of the law as rapidly as possible, but that It
was wholly Impossible for him to fulfil the let
ter of the requirements affecting his depart
ment. The Prentice law requires that within
thirty days after it goes into effect the Super
intendent of Buildings shall turn In reports to
the Excise Department of the state regarding
all hotels in his borough. The period ended yes
terday. but only 290 favorable reports have been
"We can't do the Impossible," Mr. Murphy
said. "We have fourteen Inspectors and four
clerks on this work for a state department, and
not getting any pay for it."
Asked If more Inspectors would be put on the
work, Mr. Murphy said: "If we do we might
as well close up the Buildings Department It
will take us at least two months yet before we
can finish the work."
Mr. Murphy was considerably annoyed, he
said, by the refusal of the State Excise Depart
ment to give him any Information as to what
hotels bad made applications for licenses. At
first they did bo, he said, but recently have
stopped giving any Information. Mr. Murphy
gave no reason for this.
It was said at the Bureau of Buildings that
the opinion of Attorney General Mayer, which
allowed for hotels of ten rooms only, under cer
tain provisions, would make th© work of the
bureau exceedingly hard and slow. The opin
ion, Mr. Murphy said, practically put the status
of the hotels back to where it was in the Build
ing Code.
Attorney General Mayer wrote that a hotel
building having over fifteen rooms above the
first floor and over thirty-five feet In height
must be fireproofed, but he also wrote that one
having less than that number of rooms and un
der thirty-five feet in height need not be fire
proofed. The liquor dealers thus see the chance
to open Raines law hotels by the hundreds.
Buildings that had more than fifteen rooms, but
were under thirty-five feet, can escape the
Buildings Bureau's requirements for fireproof
ing by using the extra rooms for other pur
The new law, it was also pointed out, will
work great hardship on the Bureau of Build-
ings by the fact that there have been more
plans filed in the last year for buildings which
can be hotels than in any year in the history of
the department.
Another grievance was a joker in one of the
last paragraphs of Mr Mayer's opinion, provid
ing that inspectors must see that the hotels
were erected, in conformity with the building
laws at the time built. One official said: "It
could go back to the time of the flood, so our
inspectors will have to know the building laws
since the bureau was established."
Under the Prentice law the building inspec
tors have to fill out blanks as to the various re
quirements sent to the Excise Department.
Thirteen of the questions pertain to the excise
status. These questions must be satisfactory or
the place making application for license cannot
secure it. The questions are:
First— ls each bedroom properly furnished to ac
commodate lodgers';
Second— Are all bedrooms separated by parti
tions at least three inches thick?
Third— Do such partition* extend from floor to
Fourth— there Independent access to each bed
room by a door opening into a hallway?
Fifth— Has each bedroom a window or windows
with not less than eight square feet of surface?
Sixth— Has each bedroom a window or windows
op. -I. ing upon a street or open court, light shaft
or open air?
Seventh— Ha» each bedroom at least eighty square
feet of floor area? v >v
Eighth— each bedroom at least six hundred
cubic feet of space therein? #
Ninth— Dining room: Has such hotel a dining
room which is not a part of the barroom?
Tenth— Has the dining room three hundred square
feet of floor area which is not part of the bar
room? '"■'.-'
Eleventh— Has it tallies and suitable furniture
and accommodations for at least twenty guests
therein at one and the same time?
Twelfth— What are the number of guests for
which It has accommodations at one and the same
Thirteenth— Kitchen: Ha* such hotel a kitchen?
Are there conveniences for cooking therein suffi
cient to provide bona fide meals at one and the
aatne time for twenty guests?
The question particularly affecting the bu
reau is:
Does such building fully comply with the laws,
ordinances, rules and regulation* relating to hotel*
and hotel keepers, Including' all law*, ordinance*.
rules and regulations of the stats or locality "* J>
I» :> a v .iv r- : ::. t ■::.a
like this
The Natural
Cure for •
i and
Drink in the Moraine **4 ■* Meals
taining to the Building, Fire and Health depart
ments In relation to hotels and hotelkeepers?
Edward H. Healy, Deputy Commissioner of
Excise for Manhattan and The Bronx, said:
Of course a man may make application for as
many certificates for the same house as he chooses.
If a man furnishes the additional bond and gets
a hotel certificate for a place for which he already
holds an ordinary saloon license, he may surrtnder
the latter and secure the^rebate. Up to the end of
the month the rebate would be for eleven months.
The view of the liquor interests was expressed
by Patrick A. McManus. counsel for the Retail
Liquor Dealers' Association, when he said he
thought the opinion a just one that would settle
the status of the hotel once for all.
"If there should be any conflict with the Build
ing Code." he continued, "the Prentice law. as
ruled by the Attorney General, will have prece
J. A. Hirsehman, for many years excise rep
resentative of one of the largest breweries in the
city, said that it looked to him as though a new
excise law could not be passed through which
a horse and wagon could not be driven. He said
that the liquor interests got the advice of the
ablest counsel, and not more than 30 per cent of
those who had hotel certificates last year, not
counting the large hotel a, made application again
this year. But, he said, if the opinion of the
Attorney General prevailed, there would be a
rush for hotel certificates again.
Foreigners Uneasy Over Customs \
Edict— Powers May Protest.
Peking, May 10.— The Imperial edict of yesterday
which appointed Tieh Liang to be superintendent of
customs affairs, and may. it is believed, greatly
affect the status of Sir Robert Hart, director gen- j
eral of the Chinese customs, ha* excited intense in- !
terest at the legations in this city.
Considerable uneasiness is felt among the foreign
ers who are connected with the customs service.
The step is generally believed to be the entering
wedge of a policy that gradually will deprive all ;
foreigners of control of the customs and substitute
a Chinese staff for them.
China has pledged to Great Britain that the
director general of the customs be a British sub
ject so long as Great Britain has the preponderance
of the Chinese foreign trade, but the importance of
the office might be greatly diminished.
The fact that most of the customs revenues are
pledged abroad may. it is contended here, give the
powers ground for making a strong stand against
any action which may threaten to impair the ser
London. May 10.— The Foreign Office here has re
ceived a cable dispatch from Sir Robert Hart,
director general of the Chinese customs, confirming
the Chinese customs appointment announced in
these dispatches yesterday. Sir Robert attaches no
importance to the appointments.
There is some comment on China's action in
promulgating the customs appointments just after
the departure of Sir Ernest Satow. the retiring
British Minister, from China, but no action will be
taken pending the receipt of fuller details as to the
effect of the changes.
Entitled to Bights of Hotel He Tells Prose
cutor in Assault Case.
The charge of assault against Charlotte Poillon
brought by the negro elevator boy named
Thomas Gumps, of the Barstow Hotel, No. 17
East 27 th street, was tried yesterday in the
Court of Special Sessions, Justice Zeller pre
siding. The justices consulted for nearly half an
hour when all the testimony was in, but failed
to arrive at a decision. They announced that a
decision would be given next Thursday.
Justice Zeller interrupted Assistant District
Attorney Krotel. who is prosecuting the case for
the negro, and told him curtly that the woman
was not being tried for her debts or her trouble
with the management of the Barstow Hotel, but
for assault. He said It was evident the sisters
had paid their rent up to March 31 and were en
titled to all the rights and comforts of any
guest "The law." he said, "provides a remedy
for the dispossessing of guests violating the
lease." „ , , w _
Gumps testified that the management of U»e
Barstow had ordered him. under pain or
dismissal, cot to take the Poillon sisters on the
elevator. They had to walk up twelve flights.
On the night of March 28, Gumps said. Charlotte
"punched" him when he was trying to prevent
them from running the elevator.
With two telephone systems, the business man
must take both and pay double charges, or put up
with a partial service. Besides, tn» evicted say.
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ing our more thaw seven years' experience with Vose Pianos we hare
been led to expect improvement with almost every shipment of these
splendid instruments. Since the first Vose Piano was made in 1851,
artistic improvement has been the history of this concern. Looking at
these pianos today, and hearing their delightful tone-quality, one can
scarcely conceive that further improvement is possible. Of course,
unusual effort has been made in preparing the pianos for this iirst
exhibition in our new warerooms. People who are wise know that an
occasion like this is an opportunity not to be let slip by.
Every piano in this collection is finished with the utmost care. Every
string has been drawn to the utmost perfection of t«no. It i? such a collection
of pianos as has never been assembled before : and among the vast number
shown, the Vose stands away to the front, both in beauty of the architectural
designs and the superb qualities of tone and action in the instrument.
Wanamaker prices on Vose pianos have always been very much too low
in the opinion of the manufacturers, and by comparison with other instruments
their opinion is fully justified. These low prices still remain ; and this is an
other hint of the advantage of selecting a Vose piano, as well as making the
purchase now.
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far away, we will have a representative come to -cc you. If too far away for
that, we will be very glad to correspond with yon fully, explaining the \Vana
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This vast piano business — the greatest retail business ii, the country —
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j Bellevue Physician Charged with
Unauthorized Cutting Up of Body.
Dr. I. O. Woodruff, attached to the medical
division of Bellevue Hospital, was arrested yes
terday on the charge of having performed an
i autopsy on the seven-month-old baby of An-
I thony M. Petit-Jean, of Rahway. N. J.. without
! the tatter's consent, in violation of a section of
the Penal Code. He was arraigned tn the Tombs
police court, and paroled in the custody of his
counsel for further examination on May 17.
The father, in an affidavit, swears that the
child died at the hospital on April 15. and that
the cause of death wu diagnosed as typhoid
fever. He also says that Dr. Woodruff told him
: that the case was an unusual one, and that he
would like to perform an autopsy. Petit-Jean
swears that he refused his consent, but says that
on the next day be found an autopsy had been
performed and that Dr. Woodruff admitted that
1 he did it.
Dr. Richard, irr*-»r-» superintendent of Belle
vue. said last night that he did not think that
Dr. Woodruff was responsible for the autopsy,
but that It might have bean performed by on*
of the pathologist*. Dr. Woodruff would not
discuss his arrest.
San Jose. Costa Rica. May 10.— President Oon
xaies Vlques. who was elected President of Costa
Rica on April 1 and inaugurated en May S. has ap
pointed the following Cabinet:
Minister of Fere'.sn Attain— AJCDERSOX.
Minister of Police and latertor— PAUFHO VAL.vnr.Dn.
Minuter of Commerce. Finance and Public Work*—
Of these Anderson and Quire* are lawyers.
Paufllo Valverde is a physician and Qatar Rohr
moser is a merchant. Vis ■- Quiros was a number
of ex-President Esquhrel's Cabinet
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Sew Company Become* Legal Owwr tf OU
Bacetrack — $2,000,000 Tiniiweiit
Th* Interests which, as told tn The Tribune,
secured the Morris Park racetrack last wlutar
have Incorporated and under the nun* of ffc*
Fidelity Development Company will become to*
legal owners to-day of the racetrack and the
abutting property known a* Westcheeter
Heights East.
Henry Ives Cobb Is president of the company.
Joseph G. Robin, vice-president; yieaartik W.
White, treasurer, and Robert 8. Bradley and
James F. Gifford are on the board of dlieutusa.
The price paid for the propeity was saftt
ny hs ago to be about H.500t000 Mr. Cobb
said last night that the property would be Im
proved at a cost of >2.000i000i aad split up
Into about four thousand city lots. The com
pany does not expect to put the property on the
market for at least two years.

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