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'Government Employe* Fuse with
Labor Organizations.
TEpecla: v- FT*nch Cable •- Th# Trft<un*.]
Paris. April 3— The mass meeting of a-<->vern
ment employe nnd civil servants held last night
In th" rotunda of the BocsiWa Savantes Build-
Ing, in the Rue Danon. shows that in* labor
problem which confronts the Clemcnceau Cab
inet Is bristling with further complications,
reused by the relations between the Ger.ca'
Confederation of Workmen and the associa
tions of state ©facials, who demand a sort of
Magna Charta in the shape sf an act of par
liament which -hal protect Ui*m from arbltrary
acts sai favoritism of their various heads of
<Sepa-tm<=-r.Ts Th* esassnlttee at delegates of
lh«- ftat* employes drew up a. series of resolu
tions, claiming their rights as functionaries to
participate directly in the management of the
•ITair* at the pui ■eiiice. and thereby act as
m. brake upon the political influences of the
minister or head of department. who nine times
out of ten a?sur. -!= arbitrary control without
the slightest technical training or experience.
Th» committee, rtheless. renounced the
right la strike, aai M. Chardon. who spoke in
behalf cf the delegation, paid that a strike was
in contradiction to the elementary duties of a
«tate employe, who. flrrt of all. should prevent
«xy Interruption of the public service intrusted
to his charge. This remark elicited a tre
■xnendous outburst of indignation. "Vive la
iCr^vf 1 shouted hundreds of excited employes.
M Chardon was, however, vigorously sup
ported by a Bi««JB of Deputies, including MM
Joseph, Eeinach. Steig. Lasies and Sembat. but
,th» majority of the employes, headed by the
•Jeaders of the recent postal strike, asserted their
right to strik*. M. Granger.- one of the organ
i*er? of the paatal revolt, exclaimed that all th«>
•tate employes of France must become meni
bers cf th» General Confederation of Workmen,
sajjid said: "Our victory proves that we not aaif
'fcive the right tr» strike, just like any other
i^rorkraen, but also that we ran obtain -what we
i^rant by striking, hatMr than by any other
M. Chardon and a resolute group of Moderate
employes replied that und^r such conditions all
public eervi would become Impossible.
Upon this a free fight ensued. Chairs and
riables ■■■- ■ Ikb). hats- were crushed, several
postal employes made revolutionary speecbea,
and M Lamarque t-xclaimed. "li "defy par
liament' Nevertheless, th» chairman. M.
3>e;narchal. was protected by a guard formed
by fifty postmen.
Suddenly Citizen Pataud. the head centre of
the electricians* syndicate, walked slowly and
triumphantly toward the chairman, saying:
• "Comrades. I shall not detain you long."
* "I am BOt your comrade," retorted M. Char
#on. '
' "So much »he better for me," replied Citizen
The chairman arose and said:
t"I adjourn the meeting." .
"Oh. oh." retorted <"itizen Pataud "He ad
journ? th r meeting, does he? Very well. I
Continue it. and I want yon one and all to
understand that in the future whenever the
government employes declare a strike, they will
be actively tupported by the whole proletariat,
which is -now thoroughly organized in all its
branches, and which, if it chooses, at twenty
four hours* notice can paralyze the life of the
The chairman, the committee and the Depu
ties, following these woids, were driven in
ignominy out at the building, and a postman
took the chair and read a series of hastily
firaT« r> up resolutions. Asserting the right of
fr-'vernnient employes to strike and pronouncing
their fusion with the General Confederation of
These resolutions Tr»re adopted by 3,000 votes
lo 4, and the meeting, which is a distinct fore
cast of stormy weather in store for the govern
"tri'r- after the Easter holidays, was adjourned.
C I. B.
French Senate Committee Shores
Strong Hostility to Bill.
, Paris, April a— The opponents in France of
ti.» income tax bill, -which already has passed
: €he Chamber of Deputies, have won a victory
fJn the selection of th*- Senate committee wrfilcb
iis norn to consier the measure. This com
• jnlttea Is overwhelmingly hostile to the pro-
Jposal. M K^u'i^r. who has been chosen chair
jinar says that the credit of France, which has
Zbeen the ehjof factor in h#r regeneration since
{157<X no* constitutes the strength of her Inter
famttane.l position. He cays that if the plight' ■;
j vord it broken and government security* ar
'tajted. the east to the country in case of >\a.
*>ould run into ufitold millions.
|Calls Benediction on Airships Childishness in
■ Face of Scientific Progress.
• Pr.-.r A;- S.— Camllie Flammarlon. the sstron
renner. hue published an article Jn aMesi he <!e
ifccrlbes the rec»nt pronouncing of a solemn b»n*
jilctloa en s new aerodrome and two aeroplanes at
jjuvify by Monsipnor Anilfttf. Archbishop of Pari«,
fa* unworthy of the Church and on a par with the
jpraver* ef Intercession b vogua in the M!.id> A?rs
i "This act." M Flamnutrion says, "wts a sleee of
j Inexcusable, childishness In face of the progress
»•? =ao<3em eclence aad philosophy."
Santiago. CbllJ. April 3 -A serious fire that started
tfc-dcy tr> the Call* Huerfaiios destroyer; th*> cable
jeflice before the flame* could b» jr<>' BBSfer c •:-.
trol. The losses ar* placed at $i,(Vtt.ooO.
Ldfbon. April 3.— Dr. AVenceflau la Lima has
felled le hi* efforts •■■ bra a new Cabinet because
•f the refural ef Ut^itri Caetro. l<%ader of the Pro
greasives. to beij him.
Exceptional Offerings for This Week
WOMEN'S HAND-MADE HATS, in turban, brim and poke shar.es. Q QP
trimmed with Velvet rJhKori. fruit and flowers. Value, 512.50; f0r...*... «f»t/t/
WOMEN'S. TRIMMED MILLINERY, Coters, Burnt, Navy, Black and M Qff
Green, tr.-Timed with fruit and fancy feathers. Value, $"; for Tt*tJO
Cjiban heel, <:lk Uccs. BO slij. lining. Value, $3.50; for esJeDtf
The rtisti' sets' L. M, B KID GLOVES. 'WORLDS BEST." <f AA JR, «-w*.
2 rlac . Pans rv:nt Embroidery, from JUU II QL UM
BOYS* CLOTHING, an excellent array of all the new shadinßS, in Boys'
Suits. I>. rh. Style Coats. Knickerbocker Pants, in Worsted /§ AQ _Q AC
vni. Homespun mixtures; sizes 7to 17; from \KevO «7«vO
POTS' REEFERS, in a large selection of light ar.d erey mixtures. C% Aff f\ g\g\
War;; a-"*, mmim rhecVj, gfae plain wmtteds; from -:. v ...... ssleefO t!> «7«\lU
West 125 th Street, 7th and Bth Avenues.
Saner Vien in Enghnd Regarding
German Relations.
rjpedal by Paeawli OaMe to The Trlbun-.]
" London. April S The popular excitement re-
IB«Ct ng the progress of the German navy has
cooled off. owln? 10 the sobriety of the provin
cial press.- which has not shared the excitability
of Fleet Street. Loud talk is still heard in club
corners and at restaurant tables about the neces
sity for an immediat" declaration of war upon
Germany when the destruction of her navy will
be easy, but these piratical operations are not
openly advocated by any responslble politician.
The saner view is beginning to prevail that
England and Germany are committed to heavy
tsjEatftsa for naval armaments during a long
period and that thes* costly defences will be on
effective insurance against war. I N. F
Political Receptions — Asquith's
Coming Dinner.
[Special by French Cable t.-« Th- Tribune.]
London. April — Social entertaining this
week has been mainly political, winding up with
a dinner and reception at Lady Dlckson-Poyn
der's. where there was a full muster of Liberal
and Cabin*! hostesses. The Prince of "vVales.
Lord Lansdowne, Mrs>. As.juith and Lady
Diweialasj have been among the principal enter
tainers. Mrs. Asquith will have another dinner
party on the eve of the break-up of Parliament
for the Easter r c«ss T N\*F.
The Artist* Work for the Capitol
at Harrisburg.
rSpectal tn Fren-h Cable t-> Tlie Tribunal
London, April 3.— One of Edwin A. Abbey's
panels for the House of Representatives at the
Harrisburg Capitol has been completed. It Is a
fine composition, portraying TVUliam Perm's
treaty with the Indian?. Pern and a. young
chief stand under a massive elm, with Quaker
associates and attendants coming up fr«"»m the
sb.or*. and old dtfefll sittinsr around the tr«e A
companion piece for the same room wffl por
tray the historic scene f>t the Declaration of
Indepond^nce. and between them will be a large
allegorical piece representing the progress of
Pennsylvania In SBMebood. The completed
pane! is highly decorative, bines, grays and
browns predominating in the color scherr.".
I N F.
Students' Boycott Weakens — Aid
from Z'nions Asked.
[Sp«ci*l by French CafcU to T^» Tr!bun». ]
London, April 3. — The students' boycott sf
tutors and coaches at Ruskln OoOesje is fizzling
out. Dennis Hird. the socialist principal of the
college, has been forced to resign owing to
lack of discipline, and the students are not
hanging together, although another Adam Bede
carpenter. 'ieorge Sims, is trying to lead them
and bring them into touch with the trade unions.
The students decided to appeal to-day to th*>
unions for 100,000 subscriptions of a shilling
each be start a new college. I. N. F.
Ruskln Collejr# was founded at Oxford In IBP9 by
an American, Walter Vrooman, to provide working
men with facilities for the study of poclal and eco
nomic subjects, and the students are nominated by
the labor unions.
Serious Uprising Reported on (Oast
of Colombia.
WfUentstad. April 3. — Rumors have reached
here of a revolutionary mithrea^c against the
administration of President Reyes of Colombia
in the vicinity of Rio Hacha. a port on the
Caribbean Sea. General. Iguaran is said to be
the l'-ader of the uprising.
Evidences of political unrest In the olombian
Republic wer« recorded some three miiiilm apo as a
result of the effort sf the administration to have
the three-sided treaty of Colombia. Panama and th«
Vnited States ratified by the existing niw nblj
Tbe p*ople objected to this body, which is entirely
appointive, ta-klug any step of this kind, and in
sMsd that the matter be referred to a national
congress to be elepf»«<! In July. The Kovernment
acquiesced and popular elections hay« been called.
Uif patches received from Bogota four days ago
stated that th« entire republic was tranquil.
Veexprim. Hungary. Ajprll 3.— Veszprim was is
ite<J by a serlou* fire to-day, which completely gut-
X*<i tlie. seminary and establishment connected with
the ancient cathedral, an adjoining church, most of
the residences of the ecclesiastical authorities atvi
a score of other large houses. No fatalities have
been reported. The losses are heavy.
SatoralJa-UJhely. Hunsary. April 3.— Eißht hun
dred freight trucks, large quantities of military
stores and six warehouses were Statroyed here by
gre to-day.
Arlca. Chill. April J.— Pedro Montt, the President
of Chili, who If- now en his way to the provinces
of Tacna and Arica. will maka a personal Investi
gation Into local coaditlons. It la said that on his
return to Santiago he. will call a meeting of the
Chilian Cabinet to decide upon a definite course of
proceedings in dealing with Peru -on these prov
inces. President Montt has permitted P0 news
paper correspondents to eonta with him from Chill.
Winnipeg. Man.. April 3.— The Immigration move
ment Into Canaas from th» Dotted States for
March was the largest for veers.
A Businesslike Measure Expected to
Postpone Elections.
rSp«clal by French C«ble to The TMbaM '
London. April 3— The Cabinet is passing
through another crisis over the budget after
having pulled Itself together on the naval esti
mates. Three meetings have been held this
week, and while, the secrets 6f the council cham
ber have not been revealed, the smoking room of
the Commons has been filled with rumors of
sharp divergences of opinion between two
groups. These correspond to the "little navy"
and "big navy" groups, •wnich were evenly bal
anced, but Lord Morley end Lewis Harcourt are
more conciliatory than they were in the previ
ous Instance, and may become peacemakers
within the Cabinet.
The budget is likely to be put off until th* <*nd
of the month, so thai a compromise can be
effected This may be easier than Marions
Tory critics imagine. The deficiency which
must be met In the ne"»t financial year will
probably be about H3.4<YuW>. A reduction in
the Finking fund service, an increase in license
charges and a rearrangement of the income tax
may cut this down below £3.<VX).OOG. and the
remnant can be provided for without revolu
tionary proposals
It Is assumed by the Tories that David Lloyd-
George will insist upon making: his first budget
as noteworthy as the famous Haxcourt "dead
hand" budget, or H. H Asquith's old age pen
sion scheme, but they forget that he will have
a better chance of distinguishing himself an
other year, when the improvement in trade may
Justify more elastic estimates of revenue than
are now possible. Taxation of land values can
not bring in revenues for the next year, when
there is no system of valuations. If this meas
ure be proposed it will be an Indication that the
Prime Minister cannot keep the Cabinet to
gether and i? bent upon riding for a fall.
The Lords can be depended upon to throw out
a budget with a novel method of land taxation.
Extremists on the Opposition side assert that
they will ret»ct it in any event. sinco It docs not
provide adequately for naval defence. A dark
hint thrown out by Lord Derby is Interpreted
in that sense, but -such acti«>ri hardly seems
credible. Safer forecasts from the Liberal
benches point to a businesslike budget, without
political sensation, and the postponement of the
genera! elections until 1910 or 1911 without a
fatuous attempt by the upper hove- to chal
lenge the supremacy of the Common« In finan
cial legislation i. x. f.
E forts to Place Kitchener in Charge
of Reorganization.
[Fpeelal tv Fr«nch Caeta ta Th» Trtbun*.]
London. April 3 -Less in'er^st is talt*n in Btr
Mo>re Crea«h's appointment to command the
army in India than in th*> forttmee of Lord
Kitchener after bis visit to Japan and America.
Kitchener's admirers never will he satisfied
until h» i« allowed to reorganize once more the
British army, which has been repeatedly shak»n
up in the, last decade. His presence in the War
Office would be as provocative an Incident as th«
promotion of Lord Charles Beresford to Sir John
Fisher's post i. ■] f.
Entertainment Plans in Naples Cur
tailed by Brief Stay.
Naples, April 3.— Never before h»v« the peor-'«
of Naples shown sucfa an interest tn the arrival
of a foreigner as in the ejiperted rlsH of ex-
President Roo«evHt TTufisliißaielji. however, tlie
brevity of Mr Roosevelt's stay here will •■ompel
th« abandonment of many of the. arrangements
which have been made for his entertainment. H»
probably will only be able to remain In Naples for
a few hours, as the latest I'SBWIS SSy that the
Hamburg will not rea<-h here until Monday after
noon or evening. ,
King Victor Emmanuel has >nstru<M*d the Dahe
Of A"sta to welcome, the ex-President to Italy In
his nams and to express to Mr. Beeeerett the
King's uish to make his personal acquaintance,
which lie would have taken steps to do. had not
Mr. Roosevelt tr^vt-lied In the strictest incognito.
The '.Jerrnan Emperor, In addition to i>en<llns
greetings, has ordered the German Consul (s'n»ra'
here to fill Mr. Roosevelt's cabin on the. steam
ship Admiral with carnal red. white and
blacit,«the German colors. «s a token of the Em
peror's homage. The KbqbswU quarters en the.
Admiral will b« h bower, as everybody of note is
tending flowers, as the oal: way hi which they
can fittingly wsleeaae the ex-Presiden'.
Rejtreeentatlves vt the Board <-,f Atdsrassa will
officially grreet Mr. Rooaeveli in the name of tbe
city on board the Hamburg prior to the disem
barkation, and a committee of women will present
gifts of flower*. The American Anibaisador. at
t*-n<je<i by saversJ of tlie members O f the smhaasy.
will greet him in the name, of the American*. Jour
nalists are coniins in from every quarter, and. In
anticipation nt the royal welcome to br t-xtendM
10 the former President of their country, Ameri
cans, some of them coming lens distances, are
crowding the hotels.
There are m«ny Amorlcan yachts anchored in
th? harbor, among them Anthony J DreseTa Mar
garita, from. Via Kesgi". «n«l Mrs. Robert; CJoelet
Kahma. It Is probable., however, that the specta
tors on the fBChtS will tx-f little, as the police pre
cautions are elaborate, an<! s»rvic<i hSßta "'ill keep
back craft of all kinds.
The prefect of Naples has given orders that a.
special detach of picked carabineers be oa
duty at the pier to protect Mr Roosevelt not only
from any possible assault, but also from the Im
portunities of th<9 population Both the Hamburg
and tlie Admiral, on whl^h Mr. Roos»ve!t will sail
from here, will b« surrounded by police soats.
Don Miqnel's Support Important Acquisition
J for Portuguese Throne.
J Lisbon. March 24.— While Kin* Manuel and the
i royal fajnlly have received favorably Don MsfasTa
o(t*r to renounce his pretensions to the throne, the
pretender cannot return to Portugal until parlia
ment has repealed tbe act of banishment against
Don Miquel only proposes at present to renounce
his claims in favor of the present iyassty, and not
any ultimate rich's of succession he might have in
ease the King died without heir, and his uncle, the
C.rand Duke of Oporto, should not survive. In
other words, Don Miquel proposes to throw Iti his
lot with the yenng King and support him loyally in
anrtinge for the right of aweesetsa, and this co
operation <-n the part of Don Miquei is an Impor
tant acquisition for the throne. Morv than two
hundred and fifty noble families will probably re
turn to Portugal If Parliament revokes the edict
of banishment. Don Miquel has considerable prop
erty In Porrogal. which was confiscated when he
' wes banished, and It Is asiumed. that this win be
retorned to t!)« pretender if he is allou-ed to come
back to the country.
London, April 3— William Barclay Parsons, of
ISM York, and Colonel MUlard Hunsicker. an
American resident .of London, have been elected
directors of the London Underground Railway.
Are you a pessimist? Read "The Market
Value of Optimism," by Herbert Kaufman, and
you v/iil become an optimist. See the Sunday
Masazine of next Sunday's Tribune,
Success of Young Playtcright —
"L'lmperatricc" the Re jane.
[Special by French CaN* to The TrßMtnc 1
Paris. April B.— "Le Scandale," the four-act
play by Henry ' Bataille. given at the Theatre
de la Renaissance, is the strongest piece pro
duced in Paris during the present season.
Henry Bataille. who is only thirty-five years
old. Is neither a sociologist, a dialectician nor a
philosopher, but purely and simply a dramatist,
who has no theoilea to expound or fads to de
velop. The situation in the third act. prepared
and led up to by a series of oplsodes which
might easily be changed so as to be more ac
ceptable to the palate of an English minded
audience, bl fully a* poignant and powerful as
anything to be found in contemporary French
drama. The success is enhanced by the mar
vellous manner In v.hich it is acted by Lucien
Guitry and Mile. Berthe Bady. "The Scandal"
will be given in New York ari London in the
"L'lmperatriee." the historical comedy by the
late Catulle Mend*3. with a musical accompani
ment by Reynald© Hahn, produced to-night at
the Theatre Rfrjane. with Mine. Rejane in the
part of Comtesse "Walewafca and D>? Max as
Napoleon. can scarcely claim to be more fhan a
faint poetic silhouette of an episode In Na
poleon's career. The action pas3es in the Island
of Elba during the Emperor's brief exile there.
C. I. B
"Bevis" Pleases Audiences — Mr ■
Frohman's Xezc Play.
[Special by French Cable to The Tribune ]
London, April 3. —Hubert Henry Davies's com
edy "Bevis." at the Haymarket, is inferior
to either "Cousin Kate" or "The Mollusc," yet
is a delightful work, with amusing dialogue, and
farcical situations. It portrays th« sordid ten
dencies of smart society In the arrangement of
marriages between heiresses and penniless peers,
and the capacity of young people for having
sincere affection for each other without ref
er«n<-e to money. A. E. Matthews and Lottie
Venn have the best parts, and keep the audi
ence in high humor.
"Psyche" Is coming on at the Alhambra and
"Lady Teazle" at His Majesty's, but there will
be a lull otherwise In theatrical operation? until
after Easter.
Charles Frohman has not decided where "The
Scandal" will be produced in London In the
autumn. This French play Is expected to com
mand as great business a= "The Thl°f." owing
to the strength of the two main acting parts.
I. n F.
Count and Countess Szecheni/i on
Their Way to This Country.
Paris. April 3— Among the Americans In Paris
»r» ex-Mayor and Mrs. Robert A. Van Wyck.
Mr and Mrs. P^ming Jarvis. Mlm Curtis and
Miss C Curtis, Mr. and Mrs. John Parrot, Mr.
and Mr». Tyler Morse. Mr and Mrs Gale
Thompson. Judge, O. J. NorrLs. of Maryland:
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Valentine. Miss H. Porter,
Claus Sprerkel* and Mrs George J. Bull
Count and Count»ss Laszlo Szechenyi passed
through Paris to-day from Nice to London on
the way to New York. They will fall on th<*
Mauretanla. C. 18.
) .
Controversy rcith Bishop Gore on
Point of Tolerance.
[5p»»lal b» French Clabl« la Th» Tribune]
London. April 3. —Canon Herbert B«insioj
Henson. who will sail for merles in tan days
to keep engagements at Yale and elsewhere, is
having a breozy controversial bout with Bishop
Gore. Canon Henson started his clerical career
as a hirh churchman, and has broadened out
*mc« ni» connection with Westminster Abbey.
Bishop Gore began as a broAd churchman, and
has gradually become high. The controversy
between them Is grounded upon Canon Henson's
acceptance of an invitation to preach at an an
niversary servic« at a Nonconformist chapel in
Birmingham- The incumbent of the parish Es
tablished Church, v.ithln whose territory the
chapel was situated., protested, and Bishop Gore
Issued an inhibition forbidding the Canon to
keep the engagement, Cejion Henson dene.l the
inhibition and preached the sermon. The Bishop
has no sympathy with rettiri«tu intolerance but
has felt compelled to vindicate the Incumbent's
rights under ecclesiastical la^ i. x p
Mrs. Taylor. Mother of Lady Stirling. One of j
the Passengers, ;
Much to the disgust of the customs aaliißils. tbe '
American Une eteamship Philadelphia threw out
her gangplank at pier J 4. Xorth River, Isei ev-nin*
ct 10:30 o'clock. Of th» two baadred-odd paaeeo
gers In the flrnt «n<l second eabjna fully on»-half
elected to stay «boar-1 the vessel for the night. j
Araons the raswngers waa Mrs. <• H. Taylor,
of Washington, mother of Lady Stirling, whose
husband a few w-eks ngr. obtained a dfrorce from
her in Kcotlan*!. When »poken to about the »er
dlet of the court. Mr- Taylor *aM : 'The he^t peo
pl« of Scotland and England declare the verdict to
have been infamoun. *nd not sapasrled hy th» cVI- -
dence produced In court." Lady Stirling {■ it
presHM In Scotland.
Tereate. April S -The i-anadlan National Mi«- '
slonary Oatjajreea at Its meetta? to-night adopted
a natlonsl policy by which an eadsevur will be
made le mek<> the rora! y*nr*s contributions from
• •anadtcn ehvreaee for home an<l Ibfetcn mlssiona
|4.5OO.«OO. The Angrllc.an, Presbyterian. Methodist,
Baptlpt and Congregational churches we r repre
eented A permanent central organization, tno ob
ject of whl<-h is to secur- co-operation among the
dUtarent denominations, was effected. Over $10 000
way subscribed to maintain this organi?;aflon
Winnipeg. Arrll. B.— Th? Manitoba and Alberta '
governments eaej) decided to-day to build eight
hundred BMes of new t«i/>^hone Hmi this season.
Paris. Mereh V-H Cleveland Coxe. the Amer- '
ican Deputy Consul General nt Par!«, has re- :
cslved from the French government the decoration !
of •Offlcier d« 1 Instruction Publique." The di 6
tinction is given on account of Mr. Cnxe'a work In I
the neld of international law Mr. Coxe Is the son '
of the late Biphop Cleveland Coxe. of Buffalo I
J .-■ ' ' :
Cenrtantinoplo. April 3-Tn a statement made '
public to»d*y Kiamll Pacha, the former Grand
Visier. denounces the Committee of Union and
Progress, to whojte machinations he attributes the
vote of censure tn the Turkish parliament and the
sesaaqosart downfall of his Cabinet. IJe asserts
that If Turkey had had a powerful army In her
Kuropesn provinces in August. 190S, Bulgaria woul 1
not have proclaimed her independence nor Austria-
Hunsarv annexed the province* of Bosnia and
Are you 1 a pessimist? Read "."he Market |
Vafue of Optimism," by Herbert Kaufman, and !
you will become an optimist. See the Sunday ,
ftlaaazine of nsxt Sunday's Tribune. <
King Victor Emmanuel Attends
Opening at Rome.
ttoaae, April 3.— The Keats-Shelley Memorial
House, in the Plasma dl Spagna. in thl* city, the
house in which Keats died. »a< opened to-day to
the public. King Victor Emmanuel, Ambassador
Griseom ami the British Ambassador. Sir J. Ren-
Bell RedS, were among thosp who took part in tha
e«rfmoni>s. Th-> hou?=e was purchased two yean
ago by a committee composed largely of Americans,
with whom the late Edmund Clarence Sti*dman and
Robert I'nderw<"d Johnson were associated.
The King showed great appreciation of the ef
forts of the committee, and Inspected each room
closely. He expr»««ed warm praise for the Initia
tive of the Americans who furnished one of the
rooms nnd his thanks to the others who had made
Among others pro.-^nr were Arthur Severn, son of
Keats's friend. Joseph Severn, th? Ensllsh portrait
painter; the Rev. E. S. Dai!, a relative of Snel
ley's; Mrs. Edward A. MacDowell. widow of the
American composer, some of whose music was in
spired by Keats: Mrs. BtOM Benedict, of Coopers
town, a descendant of J Fenlmore Cooper: Rud
yard KipUnsr and John W. Garrett, secretary of
the American Embassy.
The British Ambassador welcomed the King and
thanked him for his presence. He traced briefly
the history of the movement and pointed out that
American generosity was largely responsible for
its success. AH the English speaking poets of the
nineteenth century, he said, had been inspired by
Nelson Gay. of Boaton, secretary-treasurer ef the
executive committee, told of the great interest in
America in Keats and Shelley, who had Inspired
Lowell and MacDowell. He paid a tribute to Rob
ert Underwood Johnson, of New York. who. he
said, was tli* soul of the movement in America.
Signer Martini expressed thanks on behalf of
Italy, and Arthur Severn, in the closing address,
spoke of his father's friendship for Keats.
The family of George Keats, the brother of the.
poet, who lived in Louisville, have united in pre
senting tha Severn miniature of George Keats to
the memorial house. Moses Ez*kl»l. the sculptor,
formerly of Virginia, ftreeented busts of Keats and
Shelley and a first 'iition of "Th* Revolt of
Islam " The r!o;ise now contains original portraits
of Keats, his two brothers and hia sister, as well
as photographs of original manuscripts and rare
Citizens of Southampton, England, Would
Mark Spot Whence They Sailed.
Southampton. March 2«v— The ettlseßa el South
ampton have started a aMvanisnt te er*ct a suit
able memorial te t*i" Pilrrim Fathers n the Bjal
whenca they a»ileO T^" project has at Ma bead
as ebaira • and Btealdeirt of the fund Mayor R. G.
Oakley; the wielaiji Is F. C - T Hearnshaw. of
Hartlot University College, and Colon-1 Albert W.
Swalm. the Ameri-an Consul. Is a member cf the
OMunlttee. Comparatively few Americans know
that the Pilcrlma embarked at Southampton, in
stead of at |*l.n ineulb. as is generally supposed,
and Only pur In at Plymou'h f ■ r leaain to the
beati An assea] for funds will soon b* circulated
on batb, sides o* the Atlantic.
Plymouth has. three memorials of the sailing of
the grima from that place, and they are visited
by many American tourists. There is a stone set
In the pavement of the pier at the Barbacon with
UM Inscription, Mayflower. 1620." and on a near
by wall is a tablet reciting that on September I*.
X 620. 'after being kindly entertained and cour
teously used by at versa friends there dwelling, tb.9
Pilgrim Fathers tailed from Plymouth in the May
flower, in the providence of God to settle in New
Plymouth and to lay the foundation of the New
England Btatea '! /
There is aiso a window in the Guildhall depicting
th<? embarkation of the Pil?rim hand.
Report in Palermo That Petrosino's
Slayers Are Krtozcn.
Palermo, April 3.— lt is believed her* that the
names of the assassins of Joseph Petrosino. chief
of the Italian bureau of th« New York detective
force, who was murdered in thu.city last month,
are known to the inspector of the Ministry of th*
Interior sent down here from Rome, and that they
have i»een communicated to Premier Glollttt.
Twelve of the men arrested in connection with
the murder and still in custody are under serious
Imposing Police Escort Will Accom
pany Body to Cemetery.
Second Deputy Ccmmtssloner Bugher of the Po
lice Department gave out yesterday . the orflci«l
arrangements for the funeral of Lieutenant Pe
trosiao. who was aßsasEin^.ted In Palermo on Fri
day, March I.'. "The funeral will be the ipojt elab
orate cerenoß] ever h**ld In henor of a police offi
cial." said Commls«loner Bugher.
"Tha body, which Is expected to arrive on th*
SlavonU next Wednesday or Thursday," con
tinued Cuiinnlaalonar Bugher. •"will be met either
at Quarantine or at the Battery. A juard of honor
| consisting of a lieutenant and twelve policemen will
i remain with the body until It is buried in Calvary
: Cemetery on Friday. A roan will be stationed at
' the head and one at the foot of the coffin all the
time. At the. Battery the body will be m«t by a
troop of mounted police and the police ban 4 »B'l
escorted to the detecttre'a residence, at th« corner
of Lafayette and Spring streets, where it will re
main until Friday morning.'
The bodT will then be taken to St. Patrick's
Church, Mott street, where the fune*»l services will
be held in the pmaence of the fa».. v. Mayor Me-
Cien Controller M*tz. President McGowan of
the Board of Aldermen and other city ofncials,
Judges of the Supreme Court, prominent Italian
residents and friends.
' Monslgnor Kearney, pastor of St. PatricK'3
Church, will celebrate the sanlCl for th« Jead. and
I Monsignoi- Lavellc. rector of St. Patrick's C*the>
' dral, will preach the sermon.
, commissioner Bugher said that th» funeral pro
eestlen WOOki be organized a« follows:
Plutoon of mounted police. Chief Inspector
Selimlttberger and staff, the police band of sixty*
nve pteces, flag of honor of the Police Department.
BQuad of four troor>s of mounted police, detach
ment of tw> hundred men from the Flr« Depart
ment. Inspector MoCafferty and staff, mounted;
regiment of foot police, carriages and flowers, four
cnupiains of th« Police Department, the hearie.
guardM on each iildo >v three police Ueutenanta.
three Ulaan pallbt-arers and thre* body bearers
(patrolmen), the euard of honor. Pollcs Cnmmls
si iner Blngham und deputy '•ommlssloners. 130
ll*>utenantt. th« Italian Con3ul. honorary commit
tee of Italian-American citizens, headed by Chalr
man James E. March. ;•".
Kortv Tt«li*n •or-i*tl(??. led by Professor Matteos
?th Regiment Bnnd, will follow. It Is estimated
that ten thousand civilians will take part and
n«..;-Jy one thousand policemen. <
Was Driven Backward by Wind, but 'Never
Lost Control of St«er'ing Gear.
Friedrlehshafen, April S. — Count Zeppelin was
asked to-day r-sardlnr hl» recent trip from here |
to Munich and back, in the ceurta of which he was j
blown far out of hla course.
"I am entirely ■atlafled with th# perfornsance ef
my airship," he »al<S. "I -had been advised from j
many quarters not to undertake the trip In »uoh I
unfavorable weather conditions, but the result of i
this flight has shown me that when a storm :
»prtnir» up and landing becomes perilous th« bai- J
loon can remain in '-he air until the. danger ia
"The wind attained a velocity of r>vmr forty miles
an hour on this journey." continued the count,
'while ray motors developed a rr«ed ef twenty-six j
and a half miles an hour. Th» alr*h!p was conse
quently driven backward, but we never lost aaja
trol of the iteeringr gear. The airship will be trans
ferred M M«tz as »o->n as the hall und«r construc
tion there is completed."
The Financial World
Increased railway earnings begin kBSJa aj
be fashionable. Some current record? are nvt
I m»r'y encouragi:-.)?. tr.e;. are Inspiriting — ; a .
many ways they have notable aspects r.rul sig
nificance. What v moreover, shows In every quar
ter is that the policy of rigid economy Is mor*
and more enforced— giving to net earnings evea
larger percentage of increase than »ho-sr» fc»t
gross. This healthfulness fl-.uls natural reflection
in a more ■ Bjfhffi public feeling, attended t7 * '
agreeable stock market indications. •
Except for a week-end reaction, arrply d v % J
the Stock Exchange rriarket has been stro^^
throughout the week, railway and Industrial ,
securities both participating In sdiaima i»
may hardly be csatesd that so far there Is ar;-
disclosure of aggressive new market activity
j upon th» part of the outside pubiic the profes
. sional trading contingent sffli have tafaaa mush
to themselves. Commission brokers, however,
are undoubtedly busier than for son > time past;
and hat is of significance is tha: such inter
ests report, even If ther* be not yet any puol's
buying on a large scale, that there la undeniably
a quickened aajfaiti impulse as Iboerfl by a
swelling volume of Inquiries and requests fcr
I market advice; and the conmission broJ - U
much heartened by this symptom.
Of further consequence upon th* right sH<* ii.,
the fact that the broadened professional activ- -
itles are reflective of plans »nd operations upon ;
the part of interests Osare important than thcs« *
of similar character recently able in a littler
market to be controllfng. During th* peeseai
month we Tvill have powerful operators return
ing from vacations to business some advance
signs of th*lr coming already appearing in cer-"
tain conspicuous current- market phases — for ia •
these days of quick long distance communica
tion transactions however large or intricate may
be arranged and even completely executed read
ily. Some current quotation gains attest this
fact graphically.
Mr. Harrlman's return from ht« "Inspection 1 '
tour finds him declaring that throughout th« .
• "West there is to be found no evidence of aught •
except proeperlty attended by ambitious devel
opment plans. On* notable statement issued
with Harrlman emphasis discusses th» status ef
Chicago and Alton, unequlvocably descriti It
as "the best railroad In Illinois." certified ty
extraordinary earnings and expanding dividends.
Though not specifically BBywhJ so, Mr. Harrrmao
seems personally advised of Mr. Hawley s plan
to new put the Alton dividend higher. Alton*
upon a 6 p*r crrt. dividend basis will be i con- •
aervative example — 6 per cent, earning
ataas to 12. ToledT. St l>ouls and VeaasSß, own
ing three-quarters of the Alton common stock,
is. of course, the real beneficiary — for 6 per cent.
Alton common dividends would put bJM tha
Toledo, St. Louis and "Western treasury more
than 8 per cent upon its common stock, seffhis '
now but a little above $50 per share.
"What Edwin Hawley's management has ac
complished in Alton, and Toledo. St. Louis and
Western and the other properties of the Hawley
group B*ay, however, be even surpassed b ■ Qh
records he Is planning to make with Chesapeake
and Ohio. It will be only a little while before
Wall Street discovers Chesapeake aasi Ohio
looming into a perfected system of prominence
and importance far beyond what even the most
confident believers in Mr Ha*v!ey have antici
pated. There Is to be seme new construction.
There is to be comprehensive acquisition. The
increase of dividend already aasjajnd — vanasjleal
by present conditions— cannot fail to be fol
lowed speedily by atfH further increase — fact
whose appreciation in high investment ejaattere
is attested by recent absorption of the stock for
a group of foreign bankers.
Representatives of the Dentsche Bank cf Ber
lin sre buyers of Baltimore and Ohio assurance
having been given of the maintenance of I per
cent. dividends, making the security an excep
tional bargain in the German conservative view..
Apropos of these Paltimor- and Ohio pur
chases for European investors, an effective- ele
ment In. the security market situation appears
in the relaxation of tension in tlie money mar
kets abroad — brought into sharp prominence by
this week's action of the Bank of England hi
reducing Its discount rat* to 2H P er cent - TIl!3
ia unimpeachable testimony to the esMBBBJ up
of th« Balkan situation, for no such acticn would
otherwise have been taken. Its effect ujK>n th-»
American security market must be far-reaching.
With money being hoarded abroad for possible
war purposes, and with the natural stagnation
of foreign business Incident to such conditions.
European holders of our securities naturally ap
peared here as sellers, because here they found
th«» readiest and best market in the world. With
this pressure removed such sales will no longer
appear: on the contrary. there 1s alr-ady abun
dant confidence that Europe is beglnr.mar a buy-
Ins; camp«ign of large dimensions in American
stocks which may be expected to broaden mate
rially from now on— as significantly indicated
by the substantial absorption of Baltimore and
Ohio shares this week by the bankers of Berlin.
Reinforcing the European and AsjscTi finan
clal situation, and with direct influence espe
cially upon European financial sentiment, '- r^»
i continued production of gold on a. constantly In
creasing scale It is a compelling force all the •
time raising th<» standard of value, which must !
j find final reflection in erery security market of "
i the world — European attraction toward Am»r!ca
i undoubtedly Influenced by such examples cf ,
phenomena! production as are appearing in r.e*
, developments like those of the Goldfield Con
i solidated, whose marvelous records have Isd »
i group of important Eastern bankers within the
past fortnight to make millionaire investments
i there— these bankers so much Impressed by their
I personal Investigations that they are to becorr.* |
i Intimately and openly identified with the raan- |
; asement of this wonder property.
Coincident with Brooklyn Rapid Transit's as-
\ aertlve progress toward higher valu* levels, con
■ sequence belongs to the upward movement wbick
j has become pronounced in Interboroush-Merro- *
polltan issues. There is a -reason. This market
> movement reflects developments of far-reachlns
Importance. In essential regards there is coming
to pass what asauree a revolution in Interbor
ough-Metropolitan affairs— the establishment ef
new financial strength, the bringing about of a.
new sUtua for the corporation in its relatloa* :
It* the public. President Sbcnts assumed P* r " ',
| sonal direction afl th# property under drcun
i stances which -would have eooa disconcerted any t
man of ordinary calibre; but by persistent is-."
telligent progres«iveness h» has already ecbJeived ,,
results that are marvelous— albeit tb.ers has " r
been no parade. Upon the authority -"rf a di- |
rector it ran be stated that not only hay* eld,, I
deficits been overcome, but that Interberough »* J j
to-day earning a full I per cent — and i quoting ?
this same director as authority) it Is conSdently ;
counted upon that « per cent- will be a&owa
before this year is over. . >
For this extraordinary achievement th*r» Uw»
treek appears a fitting ae.QU.sl in the entry «*
Edwin Hawley into the Interborough Beard «
Directors. Wall Street &• yet but scantily jjt" „
predates what is thus stgnifledr-for Mr -Rxj^J^ '
Joins with Mr. Shonts in Interborough admlalß- 1*;1 *;
tration not for bis own account merely but. in
addition. a» th» representative of exception*^
financial Interests— exceptional not only ***•:»
their great strength, but exceptional •fsr.-tfi*-.
further and superior reason that they have baat.:
of them records of accomplishment in * r*ctrr^..
management practically incomparable— theaei :..
terests credited with leadership no les» «=»*??.;>
than H. E. Huntington. whose career as orw -
Uer and administrator of comprehensive JJ«"S
of local transit on the Pacific. Coast reached «"•;
utmost limits of success. Investors alliea w»j* ■
him realised fortunes. And. moreover. «*•".:? i
step of flnanc'-l progress that the Huntte Jton .^:
corporations made was attended uniformly »
expanding public popularity— for tha public ws»
sen-ed. not exploited. What tbls type of .^J
can do in this city to-day, it is not P a»etw«J*»l .,
overestimate. Th* opportunity and tn ra*«* 1
meet. H. ALLAWAX. |

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