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THE UNVEILING OF THE M'CLELLAN STATUE IN WASHINGTON.
(Photograph by the National Press Association.) PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT DELIVERING HIS ADDRESS. AEEEST .VICAfiAGUAIB. U. S. MARIXES LAXDED. Fullam Acts Promptly in Case of Assault on American Xcgro. Puerto Cortez, April 29 (via Mobile, May 3).— General Davis, colored, was brutally assaulted at Puerto Cortez on April 27 by Nicaraguan eoldiers, and may die. Commander Fullam, of t!.- I'nittn States gunboat Marietta, has ordered the arrest of several Xicaraguan officers and I If the man dies they will be charged for murd'-r. FHillam has assumed charge. Davis Is not an officer. His name Is General. About five o'clock on tho evening of Saturday, April I' 7. Davis, a negro of Boyce fetation. La., fruit Inspector for the Thacker Brothers steam : landing near the railroad sta • I^a Laguna, talking- with three or four negro companions, aiso Americans. A drunken Xicaraguan 6oldier armed with a ••reached the party and demanded to I feat they were talking about. Davis an- BHUud that it was none of his business, where up'.n the Niearaguan soldier drew his machete and struck Davis, who took away the weapon and Brent to a house near by. A equad of police men and Kicaragnan soldiers dragged Davis from the house Davis asked tho 6quad why they did not arrest the Nicarag-uan. In reply the party beet hha until he was unconscious. . emeu carried him to the S that he was dying, they car ■ ' ■ : :• on the ground. Within tec minutes bluejackets of the Mari ':, irere on the spot. Commander Pullam'e oro.-rs were: "Arrest the Chief ■ ( J the policemen engaged in th'- assault; put them in irons and send them aboar: Arresi thsj Nicaraguan officers and n in the 1 ssautt, and hold them for or It was thought that an attempt might be mad" to release the prisoners, so another force v as landed frcm the Paducah and the Marietta. The Paducah moved to a position fronting the Nicaraguan cuan while the Marietta covered the cuartel in the port. Commander Fullam, finding that the civil au thorities were incapable of maintaining order and that the government of Tegucigalpa was a mere provisional agreement of certain leaders xrhieh gave no evidence of stability, decided to ignore the authorities and recognize the only organized and disciplined force here, under Gen *r&! Estrada, commanding the ICicaraguan forcts. The Nicaraguan officers and men arrested were delivered by Commander Fullam's order to General Estrada, who was advised that they ■would be held responsible. Notice also was served on the Honduran and Nicaragua^ au thorities that reparation would be demanded and punishment must be Inflicted or. all of the perpetrators of the outrage. Commander Ful lam of the Marietta pays if Davis dies the men arreste'l will be tried for murder, presumably by court-martial, and the guilty ones hanged, Commander PUllaro has placed Captain Win terhalter in < ■•.and of the land forces, and hr» Is conducting a vigorous Investigation of all the details of the Davis affair. Washington, May 3.— The cruisers Chicago and Boston, which ha\f Vk-cii engaged for several •reeks la protecting United States Interests in Central America. l«-ft Amapala, Honduras, yesterday for sorthf-rn ports. Thf- Chicago Is bound for Magda- Jena Bay. Southern California, to engage In target practlcf. The Huston Is bound for i-uKet Bound, •*«• ':.• will be put out of commission The if" 1 -- '■" Alt.;, n .v will be put in commission nt th«» u f.' r ?, oun ' 1 "tatlon, and will replace the Boston vi the Pacific fl**-t VETLRANS' REUNION ENDS. Members of "Mrs. McClellan's Own Regi ment" Pay Her a Visit. Washington. Kay 3.— The thtrty-eeranth an nual reunion of the Society of the Army of the J ' ■■ was brought to a close to-night with » Miner The veterans had as their guests : re of the of the Armlf-H of the 3hio ' ' 1 nmberland, who wen- in- Mmfl to take part in the reunion and unveil- ARITHMETIC AND FOOD. School r-Mldmi Matt We Well Frd . A roang girl In Newport says no one has a o^ler right to speak of Grape-Nota food than "I was In school, but In poor health, until jMmtLH began to give me arape-Kats food. I j**»p to improve at once, Loth mentally and WFKicai.y. and I improve so In mv work at ■OK*! ; that I got 100 In arithmetic, and daring "«t time I pained three or four pounds in wejzbt. and am "till raining. nor!J f" i* v " one vvh " has a rl « llt to r<"-oni waa tbe food more highly than I. Mamma nee "™* to supply it for about three reeks, aod I £*?aa to fail in health, m I coinincnw-d (he use ■rifvf I°?* ***** an<l IKm l don't Intend to do *unout Gn«pt- Nuts." ■\Vi» ! " V* 1 for .i' iirr - « to know that Grape ™ too<i contains selected clement* fro,,, the S-Srf Xl tT food <:U ™ Mit * «W that thf-v ran JMuWly dig«ted aDd sstimllated ; the pbos- J~ of potash obtained from the ti.-M grains Hbnm! liedI ied ,n, n ' ; ™P«-Nuti».unH«H with th" ■»"-«• in ll«' nerve .. <■. and brain. fhlMrfm ii,,. greatest import .iiic. that crowing ton- < £ th , bj ? ! » andm-m*. "There's a- rrct ??K* j?JJ£ c UtU » »** £* 'toad Ws&. ing of the Btatue to General George B. McClel lan. The old soldiers witnessed, the cavalry and ar tillery drills at Fort Myer, Va,, this morning, and in the afternopn they were received by President Roosevelt. A pleasant feature of the day was a visit paid Mrs. McClellan by Lieu tenant Hound and members of the Ist Connecti cut Heavy Artillery, known in war times as "Mrs. McClellan's own regiment." In the party was Chancellor Andrews, of the Nebraska State University, who served as a private in tho regi ment. XO ACTIOX OX CUBA. United States Will Await Remit of Investigation by Army Officer. Washington, May 3.— The difficulty between tho police, |q Santiago, Cuba, and the seamen of ill--' cruiser Tacoma on Tuesday night hist waa brought up by Secretary Ta/t at th«.- Cabinet meeting to day. The Secretary laid btfore iho President all the information he. has received from Governor Magoon. and remained with him some timo after the other members of th.j Cabinet had departed. They were Joined by Gi '■■ ral Bell, chief of Btaff. •who came over to th*> White House from the War Department toward the end of the meeting. Governor Magoon has reported to Secretary Taft n conformity With the .Secretary's direction in Independent investigation be made, v- !. vi M-nt Lteute-nant Colonel Robert L. Bullard, Bth In fantry, to th" scene of trouble, and v ndlng bis report nothing will be done. The Governor re ports that ln hl« opinion the trouble between the police and Bailors ..t Santiago w.m purely indi vidual Jim! not In any sense the result <■< any gen eral :ii f«:*-iiiiK' between the Americans and C >!•■ adds that American Interests in Santiago are larger man at any other point In Cuba. Upon this report It has been decided to await the out come o' the several official Investigations thai are now in progress before taking any further steps. Havana, May B. — Commander W i of th< I'lxi-; received to-day the following wireless telegraph message from Commander Taj. pan of- the Tacoma at Santiago: Thf Investigation of the board of ofticrs of tli" Tacoma is almost finished. Will )<-t you k:i"vs- i? you ciin rusplFt. I.fe (tt..- i ]. .r most oerlously In jured) Is In tl).- hospital asbore. Hi*- condition will not permit of moving him, but U more hopeful. The Tacoma's surgeon Is attending him. The ju<i»4'? of tri" correctional court and th< prosi 'uting at torney took hi^ sworn statement to-day In the pres ence of the American Consul and myself and sev eral witnesses at the same tim>- Lee Identified uniir-r oath as the n;;in who Kho: him and who was brought into );is presence, Vincent Lay, the cap tain >■'■ police, wiio was in civilian clothing wnen the snooting occurred. A yn\K" of Instruction and tl)<- prosecuting «t torney began taking the testimony of our men to day on b lard tli<- Tacoma. They probably will re fjnire two more (lays to finish their work. SNOW IX MIDDLE WEST. Four Inches in X cbraska— Freezing in Kansas and lowa, Ivinroln. Neb., May B.— Snow, which in some places fen to a depth of four Inches, covered the greater part of Nebraska to-day, breaking ail kiiown records for the month of May, nut only in the precipitation of Know, but in the temperature, which registered T> degrees early in Out day. The snow was driven by a heavy wiml In th« eastern part of th'i state, and had all the features 01 a bUssard, with drifts delaying trains. Fruit and other vegetation which were believed '.-• nave escaped fatal results from preceding btornis are giv.-n up now us killed. Topcka. Kan., May 3.— An inch of snow fell over ; this Boctlon of Kansas to-day, with a temperature j of 30 degrees prevailing. Dm Ifblnes, lowa, May 3.— Snow Ib falling In many sections of lowa to-day. The mercury stand* at 31 degrees, and Indications as Issued by th« local weather bureau are that the worst frost of the spring will visit the state to-night One inch of snow has fallen in Dcs Moinea St. Joseph. Mo., May 3.— A snowstorm of blizzard proportions Ib racing here this morning. It will greatly benefit the growing wheat. HARMONY IN TRIPLE ALLIANCE. Berlin. May 3.— The "TageMatt" to-day printed a statement from a person in the suite of Baron yon Aehrenthal, the Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister, in which the former Is quoted as Faying that the results of the baron's con ferences with Emperor William, Chancellor yon Billow and the Foreign Secretary, Heir Tschir sky, have fully satisfied him that harmonious views of the European situation prevail at Ber lin and Vienna. The calm attitude of the Ber lin government toward the chief problems of Continental politics made an especially favorable impression on the A Hungarian Minister, who will carry back to Vienna messages of a reassuring character. LINERS ICEBOUND IN ST. LAWRENCE. Halifax. May 3.— Unable to enter the Gulf of St. Lawrence, owing to an immense barrier of Ice which completely blocks Cabot Strait, the Allan liner Sardinian put in here to-day to land her six hundred passengers. The Sardinian sighted a Dominion liner, supposed to be tho Vancouver, and the Allan liner Ontarian. both fast in the ice and unable to steam. The Allan liner lonian, which left here last Sunday with one thousand passengers for Quebec, has not i since been reported- • NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. MAT 4. 1907. COX FOR LATER PRIMARY. Says Ohio Should Xot Mix Xa tional and Municipal Politics. Cincinnati, May 3.— National and municipal politics must not conflict, according to the ad vice piven to-day by Oorgß B. Cox. whose "re tirement" as Hamilton County leader was an nounced more than a year ago. after his first defeat following several years of (successful leadership. Mr. Cox Bald to-day: in the coming municipal election the Taft- Foraker fight muFt hav<- no part if it does it might mean the defeat of the Republican party. Separate the two Issues; settle tho one before taking up the other. Mr. Cox Bfild that he was Plmitly expressing his opinion as a citizen on the situation in the state ;ik it appeared t<> him, and that it did not mean his return ir;to active politics. He de clared that it Beamed to him thai tho party is "fai-lne an entirely new problem," as nover bo fore in the history <>f th" party baa Ohio had two Praßldentlal candidates, and this f-i: calls for the splitting <>f Issues. He continued: We have a Mayor t<> el<rt. My Idea Is thit we oußht to K«-t this ofr our hands before taking up ih- national proposition. If we try to carry both ■ . ...; t the same time, we may nmsr the • of the Republican party in the municipal el> tlon. Huppoee, just f>-r the sake of argument, w«» unite tiit- municipal and national Issues. Here is Taft <<r Foraker. Suppose, now, the Hamil ton County organization Indorses Taft. say. The probability Is the ForaKer bunch would bolt an. l the municipal election might t"- i"st for the sake of something that can be done as \v<-u by a different method. The only way to carry out both successfully is to gel the city election ofr our hands. Then we can take v i > the other. By means of a i>ri mury we can decide who Is who — Taft or Foraker— -and the Republican convention at a later « in t . ■ can ij.lss upon the candidate and in dorse him for the support of the party. As i" a statement credited to him while in the Easi that tin- Republican organization in Hamil ton County was against Taft, he said: What I meant wan that it local organization in the local ll^ht would tako a stan«l for neither on.' nor tin- other, l cannot pretend to say whether Foraker or Taft will pet the support of th<- organization. EXPECT T AFT TO SPEAK. lie May Break Silence on Politics in Oklahoma June 6. Washington, May .".. Secretary Taft is ex pected to break hin silence on politics for the first time since lie has been regarded as a re ceptive, candidate for the Republican nomina tion f>r tli.- Presidency v<. a speech which he probably will deliver nt Tulsa, Okla., on June (j to the first Jlcpuhlican Htate convention. Tho Secretary has accepted an invitation to attend that convention. It 1b not specifically stated that he is to make a speech then, but it is not doubted that he will do ho If requested, nor is it likely that the Republican* of the new ntato will fail to extend tho necessary invitation. In Secretary Taft'H opinion the political cam paiffn in Oklahoma will be a hot one, and prob ably will determine for a number of years to come the political complexion of the new state. The issues presented are expected to be national In character, ami it is possible that Secretory Taft can iind much to cay to the people of Oklahoma, In rwnvenllon assembled, that will Interest them In general Republican principles without in any way bringing In the personal equation. This visit to Tulsa will bo only an incident in a considerable Western trip which Secretary Taft la about to take. He probably will discuss economic subjects at the millers' convention at St. Louis on May 80, which naturally would in volve allusions to the effect of the completion of the Panama Canal upon the important American Hour export trade with the Orient and the west coast of South America. After his Oklahoma visit the Secretary Is going 1 to make an official tour of Inspection of the groat military posts, so that he will be in a position to renew his efforts with Congress at the next session In behalf of the creation of great brigade posts and concentration camps with a more comprehensive knowledge of the subject than he had when this project was first broached last year. AMERICANS IN GUATEMALAN JAIL. Two Men Arrested on Suspicion of Plot Against President Cabrera. Guatemala City. May 3.— Among the persons arrested on suspicion of having been connected with the attempt on the life of President Cabrera on April 29 are two Americans named Cook« and Wilkinson, the latter a railroad con tractor, who occupied a house near the scene of the explosion, where the police found an electric apparatus for exploding dynamite, a Quantity of that explosive and other articles use.l in blasting. It is expected, however, that Wilkin son and hht companion will soon be sat at liberty. >- • '■/ CINCINNATI There are five fast daily trains from New York and Boston to Cincinnati, the departing and arriving time of which are arranged to meet the wants of the most particular people. This service includes the famous Southwestern Limited, leaving Grand Central Station daily at 2.00 P. M. t arriving at Cincinnati 11.00 next morning. ALL THE COMFORTS OF A CLUB OR HOTEL. SPECIAL FEATURES: Buffet, Smoking and Library Car, Observation Car. Stenographer, Telephone, Barber. Fresh or Salt Water Baths, Valet, Ladies' Maid and Manicure. Electric Lights Throughout. Individual Reading Lamps in all Draw ing Rooms, Staterooms and Sections. -a<^*;- -i For information see any of our ticket agents or apply to L,. F. /> ;^ llSaS^ Vosburgh, General Eastern Passenger Agent, 1216 Broadway, corner 30th Telephone ."»GSO Madison Square. " ' "Adirondack Mountains'* mailed on receipt of a two-cent stamp. Address Advertising De "Amerlca^ a^ay%stcm." partment," Grand Central Station. New York. TANK STEAMER BLOWS UP Five Men Killed- -The Rescue of the Survivors. Plymouth, May ".—The British steamer West gate, from Rosarlo, March 24, for the Tyne. ar rived here to-day, and landed tho survivors of the crew of the British tank steamer Silverlip. which was destroyed by an explosion of benzine in her carpo while In tho Bay of Biscay. The Rilverllp. Captain Ilocken. which belonps to tho Shell Transport and Trading Company, of London, was on her way home from Singapore. On May 1 an explosion of benzine in her cargo burst tbo vessel's decks open, and set fire to the ship. The enplnecr and four firemen were killed and four others of the crew were seriously burned. The forty-eight survivors were rescued by the "vVestßate and brought to this port. The first explosion on the Silverllp was in No. 4 tank It damaped tho sides of the ship and tore up tho deck amidships. The vessel Boon became a mass of flames, which towered seventy to eighty feet above the steamer. The fumes from the blazing oil and the dense volume of fiinoke overcame several of the members of the crow. The fire spread from tank to tank, each advance of the conflagration being marked by heavy explosions. The wreckage from the ship and the sea around her w.-u-i covered with bias ing oil. Tho Bailors succeeded in launching the steel lifeboats, but many of the men had to Jump overboard and swim to reach them. Soon i<l taken to the boats the West which had been attracted to the m-ene by th« clouds "f smoke, picked up the survivors. The Bllverllp was built at Newcastle in 1003 and was of -i.'.Hkt t.ms net register. RISISG IX THE PUNJAB. Hindoo Mob Sacks Mission and Dc st ro>/s Power House Plant. Allahabad, British In. '.la. May B.— Serious anti-European riots have occurred at Rawal pindi, In the Punjab, A Hindoo mob burned two bungalows, pillaged the mission church. looted the postofflce, burned a garage and all the motor cars In It. destroyed the plant of a power bnuso and smashed the windows of the of many Europeans. Police eventu ally obtained the upper hand and dispersed the rioters. The town is now patrolled by a squad ron of the l<>!h Hussars. The outbreak Is attributed to the influence of a number of well known agitators who havo been making speeches through the Punjab, and are also held responsible for the recent out break at Lahore. Rawalpindi Is a fortified town of the Punjab, capital of the Rawalpindi division and district It is situated forty-seven miles from Attack, an Important strategic position on the Indus, and baa a population of about 90.O"0. The Rawalpindi division has about 5.500,000 Inhabitants. Tier.- was considerable excitement at Lahore about the middle of February following the con viction of the proprietor and editor of a native newspaper, who were accused of utlrrinir up hatred Bsainßt the government and the British com munity. A dispatch from Lahore April 27 an nounced thai rifles and twenty rounds of ball »-irtri<l"es bad been served out to the local volun teers In consequence of (signs of marked unrest among tho Hindoo student element, duo to the pub lication of articles In the native newspaper? de manding native control of the government by means of an elected parliament. PRINZ AUGUST WILHELM AGROUND. Hamburg-American Steamer Runs on Mud Bank in Kingston Harbor. Kingston. Jamaica. May fc— While steaming up the harbor last night tho Hamburg-Ameri can Line Steamer Prlnz August Wilhelm. from N. w York on April 2T. grounded on a mud bank. She Is In no danger. BARON KUROKI AND PARTY REST. Japanese General Thinks Feeling Against His People Is Dying Out. Seattle. May 3.— General Baron Knrokl and party and General Arthur Mac-Arthur and staff, who will escort General Kurokl from Seattle to Washing ton spent to-day resting in anticipation of the long trip across the continent, which will begin to-morrow ii.orr.ing. ' •• General Kurokl and party spent most of the day At the home of Consul ft. Hlsmadu. General Kurokl tiilks 1 ttle KnKllsh. Through 1113 Interpreter he said he thought the feeling that had ben engen dered In San Francisco against the Japanese was d Tne Japanese general was not Inclined to discuss the action of th« San Francisco school board. He was evidently greatly Interested in the Japanese Mhool children in the United States, however, for he asked many questions about them-how many there were Tin Seattle, and how they stood ln their cXs -and expressed gratincatlon to find that they were well liked. HEINZE BANK AFTER EX-CASHIER. T. M. Hodgens, Suing United Copper Com pany, Himself Charged With Fraud. Butte, Mont.. May 3.-The State Savings Bank of Butte. controlled by F. A. Helnze. filed a suit In the District Court to-day against Thomas M. Hodgens and his brother. Ralph st Hodgens. In which the charge Is made that Thomas If. Hodgens defraud ed the bank of sums amounting to approximately KMO.OOO while he was director and cashier from 1900 to 1905. An accounting is demanded. The com plaint also asks the court to restrain the defend ants from disposing of any of their property until the suit M settled. Hodgens, aa a stockholder in the United Copper Company, is now suing in the New York courts for the right to look over the book* of. that corpora < ■ -■ ■.-■-■'■■ .■..■ .'-, ■ tio» EXPLOSION IX CAXTOX. Magazine Blow* Up — Heavy Loss of Life and Property. Hong KnnK. May 3.— Heavy loss of life and property was caused at Canton yesterday even ing by the explosion of a gunpowder magazine. Twenty-one bodies have been recovered from the ruins. Hundreds of persons were injured. Fifteen buildingrs were levelled to the ground and over a hundred were seriously wrecked. A section, two hundred feet long, of the massive city wall was thrown down. The many storied pagoda was slightly damaged. In the Shamien suburb, where the foreigners live, the residents were unharmed. Roofs of houses a mile distant from the maga zine were blown off. A number of Important Chinese and foreign mercantile establishments were demolished. Th:- officer in charge of the magazine was among those killed, and when the body was re covered a pipe was found In his hand, which suggests the possible cause of the explosion. The city of Canton is about six miles in cir eumferenes and is inclosed by walls about twenty fet thick and from twenty-five to forty feet Ugh. The suburbs spread along the river tor ne;irly five miles, the entire circuit. Including the suburbs, being nearly ten miles. There are stwtcan gates giving admission into the city, besides two water gatea There are over one hundred and twenty tem r les ln Canton. The nine storied pa y oil ," i , th "'n?;" st r m . part of wnit «3« 3 known aa 1 City. The foreigners reside in the Sham- Iburb. founded in is®, on an artificial Is.aml on the Ho-Nan Bkto of tho river. The population of Canton is estimated at 900,000. C. J. STEEDMAX A SUICIDE. Admiral's Son Shoots Himself in a Paris Hotel. Paris, May &— Charles J. Steedman. of New York and Philadelphia, son of the late Rear Admiral Charles Steedman. committed suicide by shooting last night at the Hotel de l'Orient here. Mr. Bteedman and his wife, who is a daughter of a former Governor of Rhode Island, reached Paris on April 30 from Italy, accompanied by a child. Th. had been travelling in an automo bile with Senator Aldrich, of Rhode Island, and Mrs. Aldrich. Since his arrival here Mr. Steed man had been drinking heavily, which Induced despondency. He was left temporarily alone in his room last night, and later was found sitting bolt upright m a chair with a revolver at his feet. He had shot himself in the mouth, tho bullet traversing the brain and passing out at the back of the skull. Death was Instantaneous The body will be embalmed and shipped to the United States. Providence. May MsfWS of the suicide of Charles J. Bteednan, son-in-law of the late Gov ernor of Rhode Island. Henry Llppitt. was received here to-day through press dispatches. Mr. Steed man was not well known -in Providence, but his wife, as Bliss Mary Balch Llppitt. daughter of Henry Lippltt and Bister of Charles Warren Llp pitt. also a former Governor, was prominent in the society of the city. The marriage of Mr. Steedman and Miss Llpplt: took place here on January T. 1592, Mr. Steedman at that time recording himself as a native of Philadelphia, thirty-six years old, and engaged In stock raising in Montana. Immedi ately after th» marriage Mr. and Mrs. Steedraan established their home ln New York. Three years ago they went abroad and had been travelling ever since. Senator Aldrich. who sailed about six weeks ago. having known Mrs. Steedman and her family well. Joined the Steedmans soon after reaching Krirope. Charles Warren Lippltt. brother of Mrs. Steed man, said to-day that he could throw no light on the Bet of his brother-in-law. Robert Lincoln Llppitt, another brother of Mrs. Steedman. said that hi- had received a letter two weeks ngo. ln which his sister said that everything was pleasant and that the party was enjoying their automobile trip. He. too, could give no reason for Mr. Steeilman's death. Mr. Steedman had apartments for a number of years at No. 2(10 West 55th street. He rented th t > apartments in the building about four years ago. The apartments still stand in Mr. Sttrdman's BSOBM, Bad nro closed. It was said he had been expected back ln June. Mr. Steedman was for about five years a member of th« Metropolitan Club of Washington, but dur ing tho last three years It is said that h*> was Hflilnm seen at tho clubhouse, and he resigns th? first of the year. AMERICAN SCHOOLS IN TURKEY. Sultan at Last Authorizes Ministers to Take Action on the Question. Constantinople. May 3. — As a result of the energetic representations of the State Depart ment, through Ambassador Lelshman. an im perial irade was issued to-day ln regard to the American schools and other questions long pend ing between the United States and Turkey, au thorizing the ministers to take action in the matter. The Sultan's decree is expected to lead to a satisfactory settlement. A GERMAN COLONIAL MINISTRY. Reichstag Passes Bill — Herr Dernburg Piob ably the First Secretary. Berlin. May 3.— The Reichstag, by a large ma jority, to-day passed the bill establishing a separate ministry for the colonies. This was done against the votes of the Poles. Social Democrats and members of the Centre party. The bill was defeated last year, and this was one of the caus.-s leading to the di.- olution or the lulchatag ln December. I in the course of to-day's debate Count yon If you're off to-day — we're on. Light overcoat, Spring suit. Spring Derby, Spring scarfs, "Star" neglige shirts. All ready to pack in the suit case we have for you. Or an English kit bag perhaps if the suit case is too small. Rogers, Peet & Company. Three Broadway Stores. 258 842 1260 a* at at Warren st 13th st. 32nd st CARPET H. BROWN & CO. CLEANSING teu»^w!i COOD WORK GrAKAMTEO. \I fKRING. RELAYING. PACKING. PARKERS HAIR BALSAM Cleanses and beautifies tha hair. Pro motes a luxuriant growth. Never Fail* to Restore Graj Hair to It* Youthful Color. Ceres scalp diseases and hair falllnc 50c. and $1.00 at DruKistm. Posadowsky-Wehner refuted the assertions made by Herr Bebel. the Socialist leader, that Germany had special political reasons for keep ing a strong military force ln German South is si Africa. It 1* expected that Herr Dernburg. at pres ent director of the Colonial OfHce, will bo tho first Colonial Secretary. THE DREADNOUGHT A SUCCESS. Details of Trials — Premiers Visit Hoins Fleet at Portsmouth. Portsmouth. May 3.— The. colonial premiere were all brought here to-day as guests of th» Admiralty to get a glimpse of th© empire's navy. Ten battleships, including the Dreadnought, a score of cruisers and thirty-seven destroyers, ail belonging to the homo fleet, assembled in these waters, were reviewed by the visiting: statesmen. who were especially interested in the newest battleship. Describing the Dreadnought, the official programme of the day's proceedings says: She has satisfied her creators and fulfilled all anticipations. When SO per cent of her guns were first fired together, with a total energy of 34«">.702 foot tons, some cups and saucers were broken. All else withstood the immense con cussion, and the difficult problem of preventing the blast of one gun from interfering with that of another was found to have been satisfactorily solved. She has completed a voyage of 10.000 miles and. without using all her boiler power, maintained a speed of over seventeen knots for 3.400 miles, and could have done another thou sand at the same speed. MR. BALFOUR FAVORS PREFERENCE. Unionist Leader Defines His Attitude on. Tariff Question. London, May 3.— Presiding to-day at the an nual demonstration of the Primrose League, the) organization of the Unionist party, A. J. Hal four, the former premier, abandoned his previ ous attitude of apparent indecision on the sub ject and came out- squarely in favor of protec tion, under the name of preference. He said] he was satisfied that a preference policy would ultimately he adopted by .this country, and emphasized the necessity for "speedily translat ing the sentiment of brotherhood into practical action." by accepting the offers of Canada and other colonies of preferential treatment for trade within the empire before the latter was drained of its vital strength. Mr. Balfour added that the differences of opinion between Unionists on fiscal reform wer* rapidly diminishing, and he h< >ped they . 1 11-' *^^l '' r* t jg§Esg| 3