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the AssemMr. The majority members are prac
tically solidly in line for It. and the minority
jnprr,,., seera to b? less antagonistic to It as
tlsie passes.
'Suggested by City Club—Age Limit
for Commission.
The amendments to the Public Service Commis-
Clons hill proposed on hehnlf of the City Club, in
pursuance of notice piven at the Joint legislative
hearing on April <. according te a memorandum
Issued by the club, are desired:
First— pi-- any commissioner proposed to be
removfd by th- Governor the opportunity to submit
an answer t<» the reasons cited for his removal.
Second— To extend the term of office from rive to
Third— To Introduce an age limit to the term of
-th- To increase the ssJariea of the commis
sioner* and counsel from Jlfl.OCiO to $J5.<X».
Fifth— To provide a method for fixing in any case
the recise amount of a penalty.
Sixth-To provide that penalties incurred br cor
porations under tho Jurisdiction of the commlFU'in
fn the First IMstrict tie paid Into the city treasury
Instead of into the etate treasury.
The memorandum continues:
The f.rut four of these amendments are Intended
to add to Urn dignity nnd the stability of the com
mission and to its attractiveness to men or tlie
riKht frd.-r of ability. The «Uty Club regards the
«-x«. • determination of the powers to be vested In
tl.e commission as. in a sense, secondary in im
portance to the creation of a commission or a.
character littinp it for the exercise of such extraor.
dinar> powers Intelligently and Justly. It heliews
that the degree of success of the elaborate new
system proposed must depend largely upon tiiic
Many of the functions of the commission Hre to
t>«, at least quasi Judicial. The City «"'.ub proposes
a term and tenure of office whloh. while by no
meat:.- approximating those of a Supreme « ourt
Justice, would at least recognize the need or insur
ing Judicial independence, while leaving 1 , hP ,, c0 ""
trol of the office, when questions of general rnness
arise, wholly in the hands of the executive.
The first proposed amendment simply ndds ♦'♦tne
Mil a not uncommon provision 'hat an offlcelir.iaer
to be removed shall first have on opportunity to
*>• heard personally in answer to charges Hint
may b« ma against him. The bill as It stands.
requiring merely that the Governor's reason shall
be filed with the Secretary of State, would place
little or no < heck upon arbitrary action. The I •■•-
posed alternative of removal after trial by the
Benat« would bring in elements that do not be.ong
to ex«tcuti'-e administration. The method the club
proposes wo'jlJ place the Public Service commis
sioners in the position of a state superintendent
<-.f public works, a fiscal supervisor of state chan
ties, a sheriff or a mayor, all of whom are amply
protected to-day hs lone as they properly conduct
their offices. It Is the provision, substantially, of
Section YA% of the charter of the City of New
York with relation to subordinate officers and era
plove*. The Court of Appeals has held that .no
review of a removing officer's decision may be had
Jn these cases If the statutory procedure lias i>een
followed. The question an to whether the charges
are true they have trea<«>d as Immaterial.
It teems wise that all statutes giving an abso
lute power of removal should contain BUCB a
provision, especially co where, «b in th« present
Jiiphly important case. the removing officer Is re
quired to file the rensons for the removal. Ine
reasons ajipe.ir on record •id continue to be a
criticism upon the character or the service of the
deposed officer long after the community has for
?ottei any rejoinder h« may have made at th»
time The fact, moreover, that th« official to im
removed must be given an opportunity to he heard
necessarily mates the removing official .properly
cautious In the reasons be may urge for his action.
The provision serves, in short, as a deterrent upon
fifiMy. unprejudiced or otherwise Improper action.
The "power of removal Is {.reserved in its entirety.
but the procedure required safeguards the exercise
«f the power. . .
Th. second, third and fourth proposed smend
xnents have to do with the term of office and the
salaries paid. The commissioners under this fo.U
ought to be. and no doubt will be. men of emi
nent ability and character, but it will not be easily
possible to procure the services of such persons
unless the place is made as attractive us if= con
sistent to the public interest. A '.onger term and
a larger salary would mean larger dignity and
would certainly make it much easier to procure
persons of the character the new plan demands.
The introduction of an age limit follows the
analogy of the constltutionnl provisions in relation
to the Judicial offlc«, and the lartpiape suggested
Is the language of the constitution relating thereto.
The argument with regard to these commissioners
Is very similar to those that governed the consti
tutions! conventions with regard to the Incumbent
of Judicial office. Such a limit tends, moreover, to
maintain vigor In the commission, combined with
the wisdom of mWffie age.
The fifth proposed amendment provides a method
for determining the amount of penalty. The hill
as it stands does not prescribe an exact forfeiture
or penalty, except for the non-filing of reports.
The language of the sections relating to forfeitures
is that offending corporations shall forfeit «o the
iwiple of the State of New York "not to exceed
, trie sum *>f five thousand dollars" (Section "» and
I <Seotion r.ii "a jam not exceeding one thousand
dollars." and «Bectf<-ir> 7!1 "not to exceed the sum
of one thousand dollars." It does not appear plain
ly how the amount of those penalties is to be fixed
and we surrey therefore, that they should he fixed
by the Jn *ny .-"-'loi, brought to recover them.
The sixth aiß*B<Jment proposed pro\-].Vs that pen
alties recovered from corporations under the Juris
diction and BtUMTi-lFion of the commission In the
Jrt District shiUl b* raid Into th« city treasury of
New York, leavinjr.to the treasury of •: .-' state all
amounts recovered; from cr.r^nrnV.r.ns ':n<ler , the
Jurisdiction and siijk— ■ r,f tv»» 2<l restrict. In
asmuch ps the Ist restrict, fs to pay In full the ex
penses of its rnp.mi^lon- while "ontrttMitlne also
through the rtP*" tnyee. to the purport of 'he com
mission !n the M District- it seems only Just thnt
«ry Income from p«rnpltie<; !rpr>ose<i trtthln the cltv
shall he arr-'l*<J to ih« city alone. ■
Clyster if of Disappearance of Theat
rical Man Solved.
The body of Peter J. Kennedy, the Manhattan
theatrical manager who disappeared on December
r: last, was found in the Bast Rlve r at Van Brunt
street by t 1 *. Brooklyn police yesterday.
Kennedy lost heavily on "Mlzpah." which was
rroduced at Hie Academy of Music between Sep
tember U »nd Octolw» r 2i>. He was also Involved
etherwise, M is understood.
The 'a* time Kennedy was SBC* alive was when
he left Ms office In the Broadway Theatre Building
at Ml o'clock on Decanter 27. }{,■ took a 20th
street ferry host at th*. Battery and Jumped over
board. His hat and overcoat were found on the
nfterdeck. His wife id'iitilirvi them tl.o next day.
It was thought by nome that Kennedy had merely
feigned eulfide In order to get away from his
The body found yesterday was first identified by
business cards nnd a Masonic identification card
bearing Kennedy's name, and later by Mrs. Ken
Kennedy, who was about thirty-five years of age,
had had considerable meeass in some of bis earlier
ventures. He once took John L. lallHraii on a lon*
and prosperous tour us far as Australia. His
later venture*, however, Mere less successful
Dock Builders Think $200,000 Is Due from
City Under Old Eight-Hour law.
An attempt is to \>e made by the Dock Build
«rs' Union to collect $!•«■».<■ n» or so for three
hundred of its members, alleged to be due as
compensation from the < -it v for five years 1 work
at ten hours a day during the time the old eight
hour law was in effect, the money being for tho
two extra hours. This law was declared uncon
stitutional, but since then has been re-enacted,
and under one of the constitutional amend
ments the courts cannot Interfere ■with It or
with any other labor law*.
The bill, which was submitted to the Central
Federated X'nion yesterday, provides that the
Board of Estimate and Apportionment, after in
vestigating the case, ran empower the Control
ler to pay the money from unexpended balances
of the estimate of 1900 or from New York City
A Roosevelt Hospital ambulance, containing a
woman and a ten months old baby, the former suf
fering from pneumonia, was run into by a west
bound 3«th rtreet car last night at Broadway. The
driver. Joseph Duryea. was thrown from his seat
and landed en his head, while Dr. Gordon, who
was in charge of the ambulance, was thrown In
•id* on top of bis patient. Patrolman Livingstone
caught the horso Just as It was dashing off. H«
i»mmon«l an ambulance from New York Hospital
Which took chunse of EHiryea, who had sustained
oralp wounds and a sprained ankle, and the patient
•ad her child.
-The Queen of Table Waters'
Case Expected to Reach Senate This
[By Telegraph to The Tribune
Albany. April 21.— Again the Kelsey case will hold
the centre of the stage this week, and present in
dications point to some action on the Governors
recommendation of removal by the Senate Judi
ciary Committee.. Prohably by Thursday that body
will be ready to report to the Senate its decision.
Unless a distinct effort to obtain further delay be
made by supporters of Superintendent Kelsey. the
Senate itself should be ready to say the final word
within a week after the committee makes its re
Even pome of Superintendent Kelaey's firmest
friends have about lost hope of keeping him ln Ills
plaoa in the. Insurance Department. Sentiment
vrtthta the Finance Committee Is fairly evenly
divided, but there the supporters of Governor
Hashes seem in the ascendant, while a final vote
in the ■onsfs. unless some sudden and surprising
development occurs, seems certain to result in a
verdict for dismissal by a comfortable margin.
Of the thirteen members of the Judiciary Com
mittee seven, and probably cl K ht. will vote for the
dismissal of Mr. Kelsey, if the most recent can
vasses taken by friends of Governor Hughes are
accurate. There arc two MS whose attitude is a
trifle in doubt-Cohalan. a Democrat, who 111 all
probability will vote with the Governor's friends,
and Orattan. the Albany Senator, who represents
William Barnes's organization. In previous votes
he lias been recorded with the Kelsey men. hut
supporters of the Governor predict confidently that
on the final vote he will stand with them for dis
missal of Kelsey. No doubt whatever Is felt as to
the final attitude of Senator Hinman. Counting
Crattan and Cohalan, the line-up within the com
mittee would be: For dismissal. Davis. Armstrong.
Cobb. Page. Hinman. Gratfan, Taylor and Cohalan
_S: against dismissal. Allds. Smith. Raines, Mc-
Carren and Grau>
Of course there is a possibility that a motion may
be made to refer the case directly to the Senate,
artti wrl taking a formal vote on the Governor's
recommendation that Superintendent Kelsey be dls-
Brissed This would be opposed vigorously by those
who intend to vote against Superintendent Kelsey,
but if It were fought to a point where additional
delay would be caused by keeping the question In
the committee, the general opinion here 1s that the
Governor's friends in the committee would yield
that point, content to get th.- ease one step nearer
Meanwhile; as the Senate Judiciary Committee
will still have its hands full with the Kelsey affair
this week, the Assembly Railroads Committee Is
taking the lead with the Governor's Public I'tilltles
bill. Work on this measure will be continued, and
Assemblyman Merrltt hopes to get it in shape to
report early In the week. In sessions the latter part
of last week practically the whole field of amend
ments Fuggested by the railroads was canvassed.
Several changes have been made In the bill, the
most important of which has been an Increase in
the salaries of the commissioners from $10.000 to
$15,000 ■ year. On one point alone, of the really Im
portant changes advocated is there any doubt
that of the removal power. Assemblyman Merrltt
has reiterated the views expressed so forcibly by
Governor Hughes at Glens Falls, that the power
of absolute removal should be vested In the, Gov
ernor to centralise responsibility. The solution of
this problem is likely to be left to the Senate com
mittee, since it concerns the Senate more ultimately
than the Assembly and is a point more nearly
within the jurisdiction of the Judiciary committee
as a question of law than that of the railroads com
Wiien the Assembly gets the bill in shape con
ferences will be held with th» Semite committee, if
possible. At least Senator Page will keep In touch
with the progress of the Assembly's work. If the
Judiciary Committee cannot sit with th«» Assembly
committee on the bill in its amended shape the
present plan Is for the lower house to go ahead
with it, and by the time it was passed there the
Senate would be through with th« Kelsey case
and ready to take up the. Utilities bill.
Strong efforts will be made this wer-k. according
to the present plans, to get the Judiciary Commis
sions In both houses to report the O Nelll-Merrltt
water Etorag* constitutional amendment, which
would permit the flooding of state, lands for water
etoraffe. The Society for the Preservation of the
Adirondack^, the New York Board of Trade and
Transportation and many other bodies have brand
"l as a broad gauge "grab" of tremendous pro
portions, which would work Irreparable harm to
the state's forest preserves and deprive the state
Itself of water power rights which, under a broad
system of Mate development of power, would bring
in a large revenue. Governor Hughes has declared
his opposition to giving valuable privileges to pri
vate Interests,
The amendment was shoved through the Legis
lature last year very late In the session, without a
bearing. It has been lying quietly In committee
this Fission since the hearing two or three weeks
ago, wh<>n Assemblyman Merritt was charged with
having a pecuniary Interest in its passage, and ad
mitted that he did have a financial interest in It.
Senator ONeil and Assemblyman Merrttt maintain
thai it would <]•> no great amount of harm to any
Mate forest land, but would, on th<> contrary, be. a
distinct )*>mfit In many cases, converting what now
in summer are malarial swamps 'nto deoent lakes
and checking floods la spring. The? impetus to
manufactures and commercial lif*. throughout the
north country, they maintain, would be marked if
this measure should i-ass. If it passes this Leg
islature, the amendment must be submitted to the
people this fall. If It were defeated this year It
could hold over without Jeopardy to Its existence
and chances, of passage by another legislature.
Assemblyman Merritt hopes also to get another
resolution of his reported soon— this one of very
different character. It is his resolution authoriz
ing Governor Hughes to Invite the governors of all
the states to a great conference In this state, look-
Ing to the passage of harmonious legislation on
public utilities questions, divorce, child labor and
other kindred Important topic". Ha has been
hoping to obtain some indication of '< Governor
Hughes's approval of the scheme, but up to date
the Governor has. not expressed any opinion on the
merits of the plan.
This resolution, while embodying a distinct nov
elty. Is regarded here as presenting to the legisla
ture one of the broadest questions of general pol
icy. Assemblyman Merritt maintains that the de
velopment of modern commercial and social life
has interwoven the interests of large groups
of citizens of various states so closely that
nothing less than complete harmony of state legis
lation on the Important problems of the day, or
absolute federal Jurisdiction over all of them,
would meet the .situation. Believing that the
states could hancl'.o the situation better if working
together than the federal government, and ben ring
in mind Secretary Root's recent admonition that if
the states did not attend to the regulating of their
creatures the nation must. Mr. Merritt conceived
the Idea of a great conference to talk the things
over and get a consensus of opinion on the big
affairs which are puzzling the various legislatures
He intends to make an appeal to the Assembly
Ways and Means Committee to report his resolu
tion this week.
No solution seems to have been reached in the
vexing apportionment tangle. The desire of a large
part of the present Senate that a bill be passed re
taining the upstate Senate districts In practically
their present shape Is manifest. There still Is the
unknown quantity In that equation, though—Gov
ernor Hughes. More and more the people here
mho have studied tne Governor closely are coming
to believe that in no case would he stand for an
apportionment bill which out of partisan consid
erations made an apportionment subject to chal
lenge, as the act of 1908 was. This belief gains ad
, ditional weight when it is known that the Gov
ernor is studying the apportionment situation so
closely that he could not have helped l«*"l* n » £'
the activities of Senator Brackett an*..^* I *," 1 by
were shunted out of political life deliberately by
the last apportionment and their . announced de
termination to contest any new «.* h ' c i™. ™*
provide a fair assortment of counties without re
gard to factional politics. ,«».,Hnnmint
The Cobb bill bearing on the reapportlo nment.
presented on Friday, has aroused cur «> mixea
comment, and some of those who ha ve denounce*
it predict that the Governor never wo who ! could
On the other hand, some BfP ub » CR il"- ™*he pres
not be benefited personally by retaining the pres
ent upstate districts say the b " J Pro
tlrelv Ingenuous in Its apparent purpo"* "'_ ££>
vlding a quick test of any future apportionment,
though somewhat badly phrased In B se^'°" s tha | W^
chief objections are raised to «V~ h.«S tin "tat"
case a reapportlonment preserving those «P sta
S&S w«£ .sra. '
of the Attorney General might- lead him to ssujj
v l-nder this bill If it became law. lie wouia
have no choice. The second Is that action to^te.t
the reapportionment must » io lt be n wl ip n aln
days, whereas lawyers say it would be almost
Impossible to get the necessary $«un 2« un - a Sate has
up any kind of a case In that tiifie. *° £"*
been set for another conference of the Republicans
on the apportionment proposition.
Bills of importance now stand as follows:
Senate int. So. 41. Paxe. Introduced January 1>: *£♦<'>£:
Ing causes of action for actionable negligence on the fart
of directors; passed Senate: passed Assembly .April l3.
Penat- Int. No. 411. Agnew. Introduced 1- "bruan «•
creating parkway along Hrunx River; passed API" "
and sent to Assembly, to Committee on Internal Affairs
Senate Int. No. M 3. Frawley. Introduced February -«.
permitting amateur boxing exhibitions: passed Baaatei
"^Senate Int^No. BSS. Armstrong. introduced February 28;
amending Public Officers act relative to receipts and «
peniiitures: passed Ai>rll 1«: sent to Assembly.
Senate Int No. B» rage. Introduced March 11 : au
thorizing extension of Riverside Park for Fulton monu
ment; third reading April 18.
Senate Int No 74r> Cities ('ommlttee. introduced March
20 school feacheni- Mil; passed April 15 and sent to
Assembly; referred to Cities <"ommlttee.
hate Int No I»T4 Owens, Introduced April IB; au
thorizing Hoard of Estimate of New York City to grant
to New York (Vntrnl Railroad rights to streets In Ttronx;
referred to <1tl«e Committee.
Senate Int. No. SSO Agnew. introduced April IT:
amending criminal rode relative to Inquiry Into sanity of
defendant before trial, referred to CV>des Committee.
Assembly Int. No. 30». r*>wllng. introduced January 2*;
bridge loop crnimliislon for New York City; passed As
sembly; Senate third reading April IS
Assembly Int. No. MS, Conklln. Introduced February ft:
excluding "borough presidents from membership in New
York City Board or Aldermen; passed Assembly; third
reading Senate, April 17.
Assembly Int. No 1243. Committee on Public Health:
T'nlty Medical bill; pasted Assembly; Senate third read-
Aasetnbljr Int. No. ROS. Duell, Introduced Janunry 31;
relative to Investment of trust funds; passed Assembly
April in : to Senate April 17.
Assembly Int. No fio7. A' Brian. Introduced February S:
application for certificate of reasonable doubt: passed
Assembly April 17. to Senate
Assembly Int No. «7*. Robinson. Introduced February
11; system of accounting for second and third <•!«»■ cities;
repas'sed Assembly April I.* and sent to Governor April 17.
Assembly Int. * No. fifl.i. rules Committee; Bin^ham
Police bill; signed by Governor. ... „ v
Assembly Int. No. Pitt. Walnwrlght. Introduced Feb
ruary 11; National <i':ard Investigation; repassed by
Assembly and tent to (Joverncr.
Assembly lnt No. lfiTS, Moreland. Introduced April In;
authorizing c.overnor to investigate state departments;
referrod to Way« and Means Committee.
Assembly Int No IBM. Pot.l <>. introduced April IS;
amending tenement h<>upe law generally: referred to Clt!e<l
Other bills of importance row stand as noted In
previous tables.
Superintendent Stevens Sends Letter to Sen
ator Armstrong on Hearing Incident.
jrty Telegraph to The Tribune.
Albany. April 21 — Senator ArmstronsTi of the
Senate Finance Committee, baa received from F. C.
Stevens. Superintendent of Public Works, corre
spondence between the superintendent atul Chair
man F. A. Bond of the Canal Advisory Board re
lating to tl)^ statement made by Mr. Stevens be
fore the Finance Committee that the certificates
of the members of the advisory board attached to
the monthly estimates of work done were signed In
blank by the members of the board.
Mr. Stevens made th«» statement at a hearing be
fore the Finance Committee on Senate bills 89P.
891 and 192, which empower the Governor to din
mlFs the members of th* Canal Advisory Board
and to appoint three civil enKineem to serve In an
advisory capacity <in canal matters.
In his ]•■••. to Fena.tor Armstrong In relation to
the correspondence and data D.<* superintendent
In view of th» fact that, following my appear
ance before your committee, my Matements were
challenged, and In view of the further fact that I
expressed a willingness to Mr. Bond In the event
that It could bo shown that I had been in the
wrong to make whatever of an acknowledgment
that would KOfr.-i to he lust and right In an public
a manner a.s chara'-terfieed my statement, 1 hay«
the honor to request that the copy of the letter
now addr 1 to Mr. Bond, bearing on this whole
subject. I"- read to your full committee.
In addition to the correspondence, which con
sists of a statement from th*» Canal Advisory Board
deriving that the members signed estimate certifi
cates In hlnnk and {he, recly of Superintendent
Stevens to the statement of the board. Mr. Stevens
fumlahes figures and data compiled from th<> print
ed and bound i.-frlcia! proceedings of the Advisory
Board of Consulting Engineers, hy which he en
deavors to prove that Mb statement made before
the finance committee had foundation In fact.
Mr. Stevens"* reply to Mr. Bond, chairman of
the advisory board, is under date of April 18, 19<J7,
and says in part:
In your letter you say "there has never been a
time when the advisory board have signed cer
tificates In blank to be attached by the chairman
or any other person, or that they have certified
to a month!-.- estimate unless one or mor« mem
bora of the board had previously been present on
the ground and seen the work."
Notwithstanding the Impressions mad« on my
mind by an examination of the records. Including
the printed proceedings of your board. I am bound
to accept your statement above quoted, and do no
most cheerfully, and. If my statement and con
clusion have «loti*> you and your aasooiates an In-
Jury or liavo placed you in a wrong light, I deevlv
regret the fact. (in your part, however, I trust you
will credit me. with sincerity and honesty of pur
pose, and I feel certain that you win acknowledge
that there was In the facts, as they were before me
and as I have recited them to you, some measure
of justification.
Aibany. April 21 — A concurrent rr-soltitloti will
probably bf> introduced In tlu> Assembly early this
•wefk cnlllnß for tin rt t ndjournm.-nt of th<> l ias.lt
lature on Thursday. May !• In all probabllltv this
will be nmendt-d by flu- Benate I'inatuw Committee
to make the date one week later, May 18. nnd pres
ent indications are that that will be the actual date
of adjournment, unless apportionment should delay
Agree with Bingham, According to Officer of
Union Which Made Members Disarm.
Vlncenzo Verchio, delegate of th« Rockmen
and Excavators' Union, whose officers have told
It* members, who are principally Italians, to
disarm if they carry any weapons, said yester
day that the members of the union and the
Italians generally were in sympathy with the.
instructions of fommisnioner Klngham to the
"The fuct that a number of Italians carry
arms or weapons of various kinds is ro proof
that the Italians ;is a body are not a law abid
ing people.- he said. "As a matter of fact th*
vast body of Italians are Industrious and try
to get along and attend to their business •
The. largest contribution ever made by a negro
to Morris Brown College, for negroes in Georgia
wan made last night by J. F. Thomas, who has
been in the employ of Harvey Flak * Sons, bank
ers, of No. 62 Cedar street, for forty year's Ills
gift was 1500, and was made at an educational
mass meeting of negroes held at Bethel Church
West 25th street, under the auspices of Morris
Brown College, an institution founded In 1881 and
supported for twenty years solely by voluntary
subscriptions from negroes. According to the vice
president of the college. Andrew Carnegie has
promised to give $12,000 of $40,000 needed for new
a? nisa 1 w a a ?Tok contributed at the bsc a° n n s
Oyster Bay. April Si—Long's Opera House
burned down early this morning, and the fire
damaged several nearby buildings. Only a
plentiful supply of water saved the entire centre
of the village. Hydrants were recently put in
and they proved their worth. The firemen were
handicapped by not having enough hose, but
they managed to beat back the fire. '"Driven
niX ?r?JT?h.V £ la ed ln th theatre last
night, and the fire broke out about two hours
after the last person had left the bunding A
cigar stump is believed to have caused it. The
lou U about $40,000. . . iU iaß
John Jameson
Stands for the highest type of
whiskey made. Its Purity, Flavor
and Wholesomenessare peculiar
to itself, beitiK a straight wbisk
ey from start to finish.
I W. A. Taylor * Co.. Agt».. 29 B'way. N >
General Satisfaction at Results—lm
perialists Disappoin ted .
London, April Nearly all the London
morning newspapers express satisfaction at the
results thus far obtained by the Colonial Con
ference. The imperialists, naturally, are disap
pointed at the failure to secure the establishment
of an actual executive legislative and Imperial
council representing the whole empire, and real
ize that the compromise arranged is a virtual
victory for the Colonial Office and the party de
siring to retain the existing relations of the col
onies with the mother country. At the same
time they say the concessions obtained are a
great step forward In the direction of the unifi
cation of the empire and that the new status of
the conference will enable them to 'work much
better in the future for the attainment of their
"The Morning Post." in an editorial, is most
outspoken in its disappointment. It declares
the British government has conceded to the con
ference all the trappings of national indepen
dence and imperial partnership while chaining
the conference more firmly than hitherto to the
Colonial Office. The paper sayr great credit is
due Alfred Deakin. the Australian Premier, who
by his attitude definitely assumed leadership In
the imperial movement. "The Post" Mamn Sir
Wilfrid Lauiier, Premier of Canada, and General
Louis Botha. Premier of th» Transvaal, for the
failure, and declares the status of Canada is
now more colonial and less national than before.
Several of the newspapers. Including even the
government organs, "The Tribune" and "Th«
Chronicle," continue to j«rnt»-st against the cc«
crecy maintained concerning the doings of tho
conference. "The T>*i!y Mail" asserts that the
business of the conference <iid nor go smoothly;
thnr Lord Klgin. Secretary of State for th-> Col
onies, tried to exclude the ministers accompany
ing the colonial premiers by asking them to re
main "within call." They indignantly nskeii why
they wern brought to England if not to take
parr in the conference. "The Dally Mail" 1 ii»
olares, and one even threatened to leave the
country within twenty-four hours unless ho was
treated as ji member of the conference. The
paper says that this threat ha>l its effect, and
that the ministers now share In the discussions.
Shot Dead in Street — Labor Unions Try to
Stop Murders in Lodz.
Rostov-on-Don. Russia. April -1 —The vice
governor of the prison was phot dead in the
streets here to-day. His assassin was arrested.
Lodz. Russian Poland, April 21.— T0 put an cml
to conflicts between Socialists and Nationalists,
which during the last three days alone have re
sulted In twelve men being phot dead and six
teen being wounded, the local labor organiza
tions have Issuer! proclamations condemning
murder and appealing for a cessation of th»
River Steamer Sinks Near St. Petersburg
Victims Carried Under Ice.
St. Petersburg. April 21.— Thirty-one, persons
are believed to have been drowned by the foun
dering of the river steamer Archangelak while
shf» was crossing th«» Neva near the suburb of
Irlnowka late Saturday night.
The accident occurred during a snowstorm,
when the steamer was two-thirds of the way
across the river, and was caused by her striking
an Ice floe. Owing to the thickness of the
weather the accident was not seen from the
shore, hut the limits for help of those in dis
tress attracted th» crews of two steamers, which
hastily went to the scene, only to Und that th«
Arkhangelsk had foundered. A number of her
passengers, mostly worklngtnen. wero rescued;
but owing to the swiftness of the current many
others were swept under the lee floes.
Samara, Russia. April — The Peasants'
Bank has complained to the Governor of dam
age done the grain Industry by the distribution
of smutted Siberian wheat In th'> Buzuluk dis
trict, saying that by reason of this action half
of the crop has been spoiled and permanent
contagion Introduced. The bank owns or holds
mortgages- on half of the arable land in the dis
trict. It Is said that 00O.OUO bushels of the
wheat crop Is smutted.
St. Petersburg. April 31. M. Hedentsoff, who
recently died abroad, bequeathed J^'."* >.<■»*> each
to Moscow University and the Institute of Tech
Order Preserved Except at Barcelona, Where
One Man Was Killed.
Madrid. April '21.— The elections for meml^ra
of the Chamber of Deputies opened quietly to
day, and, thanks to the pVecau tin nary measures
of the authorities, the only trouble was at
Barcelona, where voters came to blows at the
polls, and one man. was killed and two were
injured. At Madrid the rpte shows the Re
publicans to have made a material Rain.
Returns from the provinces show that 11J)
Ministerlnl candidates and 'M Liberals were
elected without opposition. »
Cuban Liberal Leader Objects to Purchase
of Church Property.
Havana, April 21.— Jose Miguel Gomes, the
Liberal leader, in a statement published to-day,
protests against the purchase nf Church prop
erties by the government for $L',OOO,n<l». u e
gives as his reason that the Church titles aru
questionable and the price far in excess of the
value, of the property. The buildings are In bad
condition, he declares, and It would he better to
replace them with modern buildings at the same,
price. He urgently recommends that the gov
ernment of Intervention defer the purchase and
leave the matter In the hands of Cuba's future
Cattle Dying; and Fire* Devastating; Fields
Because of Drouth.
Havana. April '21.— Prayers were offered in all
the churches throughout the Island to-day for
rain, which has not fallen for six months TK«
country Is parched, many cattle are dying and
forest fires are devastating various sections
Santiago, Chill, April 21.— The volcano Puye
hue continues la full eruption. Many cattle
have been killed, and numerous farms have been
ru A n€d - by »»h«s, deposits of which reach IRO
miles from the volcano. Two strong shock* «vf
•arthauake were felt her* Saturday morning:
That Conform to Superior Standards
OUCH Wilton carpets as <*c show
•^ this Spring, can be measured only
by the highest standards of design,
v cave and coloring. "THeir fine artistic
character, beauty of coloring, and
uniformity of weave, speak forcibly
of the care used in preparing the de
signs and in the manufacture of the
carpets from them. TRe patterns
conform to the best principles of
decorative art, and impart individ
uality to the rooms in which they
are used.
Broadway & Nineteenth Street
fifth HccniK. 34th Mi jsth Streets. na» VerS.
Rough Treatment Follows Attempt
to Close Syracuse Saloon*.
Byrne ase , April 21.— The Rev. Dr. C. A. Ful
ton, of the First Baptist Church, and L. XV. Dy
gert. nn attorney, were mobbed by a crowd of
Jim. In ,. n and boys in North Sallna street this
afternoon and roughly handled. The two men
have been conducting a campaign for several
weeks in an effort to keep saloons closed on
Sunday. By making trips about the. city from
midnight Saturday until Monday morning and
lodging complaints with" the Chief of Police and
the I>i*tr!ct Attorney they have caused the ar-
I many salt on keepers and have made it
difficult for saloon men t*> obtain bonds from
surety companies.
They wore made targets for stones and other
missiles t->-,Jay. Mr. Dygert was struck on the
head and Dr. Fulton was badly bruised about
the bead and face. The police were informed
and one man was arrested and charged with
public intoxication.
Party Will Start This Weeek on Invitation
of the Territorial Legislature.
Washington. April 21.— The Congressional
party that Is to visit Hawaii on the Invitation of
the Legislature of that territory will assemble
at Chicago on Friday. The members will go to
Sin Francisco In a special sleeper attached to
the Overland Limited, and will sail on the trans
port Bufoni on April SO. Th» Buford is going to
Shanghai with famine relief supplies.
The party, which will be in charge of George
B. McCWlan, on behalf of the delegates from
Hawaii, consists of Senator Samuel H. Piles, of
Washington, and Representatives W. P. Hep
burn and wife, of Iowa; A. B. Capron and wife,
Rhode Island; K. L. Hamilton an.l wife. Michi
gan; A. L. Brick and wife. Indiana; J. V. Graft
and wife. Illinois; Charles K. Llttlefteld and wife,
Maine: B. F. Acheson and wife, Pennsylvania;
J. "Warren Keifer. Ohio: H. D. Cole. Ohio. Charles
McGavin. Illinois; W. W. Wilson. Illinois; James
11. Davidson. Wisconsin; George L. Lilley and
wife. Connecticut; Arthur L. Bates. Pennsyl
vania. I>. S. Alexander and wife. New York;
Benjamin F. Howell and wife. New Jersey; John
J. Fitzgerald, New York; James P. Conner and
wife. Iowa; E. C. Ellis and wife. Missouri;
George W. Morris. Nebraska; P. P. Campbell.
Kansas; Fred C. Stevens and wife, Minnesota;
Edwin Y. Webb. North Carolina; James Me*
Lachlan, California; Wesley T. Jones and wlf#,
Washington, and James C. Needham. California.
The party will return to San .Francisco early io,
Powers Sign Protocol, Rut United States and
Minor States Must Re Consulted.
Constantinople. April 21. — Having obtained an
trade granting all their demands concerning the
Macedonian gendarmerie, the ambassadors of th
powers met Saturday and signed a protocol accept
ing the 3 per cent Increase In customs duties. Thus
the question which hns agitated the Porte for
twelve years and has been th* subject of laborious
diplomatic negotiations for two years is now finally
settled and the bargain completed by which foreign
commerce Is taxed to pay the cost of maintaining
order In Macedonia, '•> per cent of the revenue de
rived from the Increase in customs being set aside
for th<- requirements of the Macedonian budget.
The Port«» has. however, still to obtain the assent
of the United States nn.l some smaller powers to
the agreement, ami this win afford Mr. Irishman,
the American Ambassador, the opportunity of
bringing pressure to bear in his presentation of
the school question.
Three Hundred Members of Vienna Manner
gesang Verein Start for America.
Vienna, April 21.— Over threw hundred members of
the Vienna Mannergesang Verein left her* to-day.
accompanied by their conductors, Kremsor and
Heuberger, for Genoa, whence they will sail on
board the German steamer Oceana for the United
States. A great crowd of enthusiastic admirers
was at the station to bid them farewell, and rep
resentatives of the municipality delivered speeches.
Many of the wives of the members accompany
their husbands. Concerts will be given In New
York, Philadelphia, Boston and elsewhere.
This body of male singers Is one of the- most
famous of Its kind In Europe. The society was
organised in 1843 and has a chorus of SSB voices.
Twenty women singers will accompany it to this
country. The members are of the highest business
and social standing in Vienna. Among them are
government official*, artists, professors, financiers.
lawyers and merchants. The president of the so
ciety is the largest hat manufacturer in Europe,
Tho American host will be the Ltederkrans Society
of New York.
Stockholm. April The Swedish cruiser Fylgia.
commanded by Prince Wllhelm. Duke of Soderman
land. King Oscar's grandson, will visit the James
town Exposition for a week florin* July, and will
pom CT,.w To*. Bosion and -other American
1. Altaian & (La.
No, Mr. Squirrel, our Spring suits
are not all gray like yours.
Broun and sage and olive are
some of the different touches this
Spring brings.
Rogers, Peet & Company.
253 842 1260
at st at
Warren st. 13th st. 32nd at
Morgan & Brother
\J Established ISol.)
Storage Warehouses
Moving Vans,
Tit. 734. 336 and 255 West 4?tb St.. V T.
Near Broadway. 'Phor.» .".: Bryant
Separate compartment* for storage °- fur
niture, pianos, paintings. et<r
We take •nttr# chare* mi removals in city of
country, furnishing padded vans
Furniture and work» of art boxed an sh!pp«<!
M all pain of the vorM. Freight charges ad
vanced on «••■•>■!» consigned to our care.
Our farilitle-. for packing chin» glassware
brlc-a briii- an. l books are unequalled.
Office Furniture.
Libraries. Files.
etc.. remove;!. Our van* are perfectly adapted.
being sealed while In transit; boxes tiirnliihed
that are especially made for book*, paper*. etc.
English Luncheon
Tea Baskets
Fitted complete for Tiralc*.
Traveller* and Yachting
130 and 133 West fia Street, and
1S» West 41M St.. New York.
Danville. Va.. April 21.— "Tom- Walker. Job*
Tolbert. Temple Young. "Joe" Faugh. Derby
Weatherford and Oscar Xeatherly. white. rang*
ing in age- from fourteen to twenty-two ▼••*•>
were arrested ana placed In Jail last night,
charged with the murden of Ellen Elliott, a
nejrress. who was stabbed ami stamped to deata
In this city last night.
According to eye witnesses the attack on law
negress was unprovoked
A southbound milk train ran into the rear «a 4
of a freight train at Craw Ru.ky. a ml!* abov% tht
Ossining station, on the New York Central and.
Hudson River Railroad, last right The •ngj"
ploughed through th» caboose and ten cat* m
cars of the milk train were thrown from the rail*
Four car* of th* freight train and two {* «Hr
train took fire and were burned up. w . ll »a ] m
of Mount Vernon, fireman on th» milk train, sus
tained a fractured Jaw and was •**'«««•€«*
It Is feared he was Internally injured. He was tno
only on* seriously hurt. _

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