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DANGER TO THE DUMA!1
1 # Russian Press Differs Aboui Dissolution Possibilities. CONDITIONS ARE CHANGED Russia Seems to Think That It is on Losing Ground. I w wntT TTTT? T5T? a PTTnWTSTS i ALL WAil/11 injj xvjj^iva.avhaw*w . ,, ; I'hey May Appeal Over Premier i Stolypin Directly to the Czar " for Army Reasons. ' c i ST PKTERSBrRG. April 2)0.-With ih#? J r-x i.t' n of the Xoviif Vreinya, which J t hi 1 .Is ii-it If outside of the ordinary press a r. Mi-1! > js. not one j;' the morning papers r t.1.lay Ventured to report yesterday's deh.ite 1 *m the government's rerruitlng bill r *- i-.M-^r t ?if parliament, fear- o Ill llirr u/n ins suspension. and !n thrlr accounts of the s executive session of t house referred v only guardedly to th?* conflict between the <: house and the government. c Th?* organ of the constitutional democrats. Mini in arizing the work of the f luwer house up to the present, says: r ' In spite of enormous* difficulties and I nmrh fric tion, the duma lias made constd- | r erable progress. having organized lifteen ~ committees to handle the principal prob- g lima of social reconstruction. A number of f projects arc ready for presentation to the J house, Including reforms of the courts, pro- ^ vidlntc for the Inviolability of the person, ( and several financial laws, which will be t taken up immediately after the Bister re- ' ce>?, while a measure providing for religious liberty and other laws will be r<*- t ported at the end of May." t 1 Losing Autnority. i . President Golovin Is quoted In an inter- I view published In the Slovo today as say- J Ins I "The conditions are now so changed j that thfr.- is no projpfct of an f-arly dlsso- J iutlon of parliament, ami there is ground , to hope that the lower house will display i creative activity resulting in the enact- ' ment of th?* necessary reforms." Th?- Russia, ministerial, remarks: s ' The duma Is daily l.<sing airthorlty in [ the eyes of the people owing to the ab- ^ eence of a working majority, out mere is r an undercurrent of hope that the constitu- r tional democrats will be able to create a c Bane majority and redeem tlie situation, ? The Greatest Danger. The greatest danger to the duma is con- 1 idor^tl to be the possibility that the reac- ^ tlonlsts in the cabinet, after last night's conflict between the government and the house, may appeal over Premier Stolypin's ^ head directly to his majesty, on the ground of the well-known devotion of the army to amr\^rr\r th*. rwrtinnists belns: encour- * aged bv the failure of M Stolyptn to eompel the retirement of M. Von. Schwanebach. the controller of the empire, and reactionary member >>* the cabinet, who has been working hard In the c ampaign for the immediate dissolution of parliament. "Tile latter boasted to a foreign diplomat that he had the full backing of the tflliperor 111 Ills I C| lintii iy I^'SH luc 1,'MI- ^ troUerahiD." I More Drumhead Courts-Martial. * The house next took up consideration j of the hill appropriating $-':.WHJ,000 for i fp.mlne relief The fun<l comprises a portion of the fll.OOO.OOA. which the govern- ' ment bill provides for the relief of the famine sufferers. The $3,000.01*) will be j distributed through the zems;vos and different Ri d I'rnss branches- The government asked for the immediate appropriation of this money on the recommendation of ] * v-^ dnnim cc nn na luindr^ilfl of free kitchens are without funds, and scurvy and typhus are increasing- The balance of tie appropriation, $S,000,000, which is applicable to governmental distribution. will be discussed aft^r Easter. The appropriation was voted by a larg^ majority, only the Focialists opposing it. The i 11 r. t- moved to give the money exclus.\ ely to tiie zemstvos .s being purely nonbur^aucr tic, and declared they would never \mt? ;; rent for ;:ny institution connected with the central government. loiter tli- ouse unanimously passed the law ab? 1 | .< rials by drumhead courtsm^rtinl 1 The ! tN?n adjourned for the Russian t Easter i 1 | MADAME BARADINA'S FUNERAL. < < Great Interest Aroused in Russian j Revolutionary Circles. ST. FCTEHSBURG. April 30?The 1 l fcmTal today of Mme. Madesehda Baradiua, a well-known revolutionist, who ciiiiUt.-d sui'vde abroad, aroused the greatest Intel cat in revolutionary circles <>n ( a"mint <>f her romantic history. Mme. Hara<ttna was the daughter of a rich manufacturer of x'>"d s<m ial position and left li-r h'?rne to engage in the revolutionary propaganda. She was sei t to Kiev, where a v ?m- . _ ? rr.L't , .A 1 liH t n i nri *. ft\r t\XTi years, being released in October, 1905, on condition that she went abroad, where she m**t M. liaradina, who was known as an em-rgeti * member of t>he organization, and married him. A few days uro Mine. Bararilna accident.illy opened a letter showing thit her husband was a traitor who had successfully planned the arrest of an impnrtant group of terrorists and even proposed to bring his wife back to Russia in order to deliver her into the hands of the 1 "dire. The police advised him to delay the latter step in order to avert suspic ion. Mme Handina, after reading the letter, took pois? n. H. r body was brought to St. Petersburg and was interred here today, the coffin being buried under wreaths of crimson flowers. SAM TTPAMrTRrn r.BAPT nassrs ?.in* Men Now Sworn for Ruef Jury ? Grand Jury Probing. SAN FRANCISCO. April 30?The Ave Additional Jurors wlectcd yesterday for he trial of Abraham Ruef on a charge of extortion make nine men !n the box now sworn to a't as Jurymen. The peremptory challenges exercised yesterday leave the prosecution with but one peremptory ( halleiiK.' an 1 the defense with but three remaining. i" proviue i..r me securing or the remaining three Jurymen. Judge punne orilered the drawing of a new venire of fifty names, and the trial will continue nt 2 o'clock this afternoon. Elisor Higgy P h ivlng been given until that time to serve the fifty suhpoena?s. Of the snhpoenaes, forty-seven had been served last night. The grand Jury will meet this afternoon at 1 o'clock. I'nless the determination of officers o' the graft prosecution changes at the last minute, as has frequently been the custom In the last two weeks, the Inquiry Into the conduct and conditions of >l.tL4WVIice department will be continued at that hour. Pri?aifl?nt raotrn Til WII.LEMSTAD, Island of Curaroa, April Passengers who arrived here from La fJtislra. Venezuela. today on the ?t?imer Maralralbo reported that President Castro Is again seriously 111. Noyes to Captain Yale's Nine. NEW HAVEN. Conn.. April 30-Haskell Noyes. 'tlft. of Milwaukee, Win., has been ' Verted captain of the Yale base ball team I *m m played on the' ^ I* J SfUHtHM. fflGHWAYMEN CAUGHT 1 iEGROES TOOK PART IN MUIU : DEROUS TOUR OF NORFOLK. < NORFOI.K. Va.. April 30.?Chief of Po Ice ifciusli announced tonay mai ms uo- i wriment had captured the two negro high- i my men who made a murderous tour across < lerkiey ward of Norfolk Saturday night. ' esuiting In the death of one man. with two ' >r three others assaulted still lingering be- < ween life and death. The alleged assail- 1 nts are William Mcintosh, one of Chose J rrested immediately after the crimes, and Pom I-assiter. who was arrented at Old 'olnt Comfort last night, together with j lelen Kl?her. I.ucy Jones and Irene Wil- ] lams, all of whom were today brought to i iorfolk, the women being held as accesso- 5 lea. Mcintosh has made a confession to the ' olice. In which he .says Lasslter was the ' i.in who operated with him. and. while admitting his own participation in the crimes. ' .ftempts to throw most of the blame upon 1 -asslter. < The crimes are s.ild to have been conoct?'d iii a Norfolk negro dive. The plan, i t is alleged, was to go through Berkley I rard. strike down and rob every man. i rhite or black, who came in the course of h?' g:ing. which it is now believed Included evcral. and divide the sjwills at a meeting i lare on Sunday. Then all hands were to et out of town. Mcintosh nays he came from Baltimore a ' nonth ago. and that he had been working n tlie Jamestown exposition grounds. l^isit or :i nil tno fi??trrr? wnmpn limlpr nrr^st nro < k*ell known to the local police. The police are not certain that the negro It,irk Poyner. now nnder arrest, had any ' onnectlon with the crimes. Inspector Roardman received a me?sjige rom the rhief of police of Norfolk, Va., last 1 light asking that the local police he on the : ookout f?>r three colored women and a col- I red man who aie wanted in that city to 1 inswer to a charge of munHr. The name i >f the man was given as Thomas Lafflter 1 ind his age as thirty-flve years The worn- 1 n who are reported to have left Norfolk j vith him are stated t^ ha Lizzi? Jones, |i rt-n** o.nnu an i neien r isu? r. 11 was it- i >orted by the Norfolk police that the quar- * < et hart probably mme to this city or gone o Baltimore. Inspector Beard man will ! ' ?av?? members of tils corps watch Incoming iteamers for them. ? Reports from Norfolk indicate that snnd?ag??-;s and thugs have caused considerable i rouble in that city and the suburb of Berkey since Saturda.v. Two of th?ir victims ?re dead. a third one is dyin$ and the 'du rth one is badly injure J. One of the v'cims is Charles \V. F'arks. fo mer.y chief of he Berkley fire department, whi was " cnocked down at Berkley avenue and 1st j treet. beaten and robbed of $!i>. h's death j 'ollowing the ns.<ault. Two colored men, 1 iVillmm Mclntosii and Starke Pnynter. are ' jnder arrest for the murder They resls ed ' irrest, firing upon the police before they ould be taken into custody. Miles Newby. a colore I man, who was aiiaulted by footpads, died yesterday a.'terloon. and Edward Cooper, a resident of j >outh Norfolk. Ls said to be dying as the | ( suit of injuries received in the same man- j ier. William Watkins, a painter, was also j obhed and assaulted. His condition fs n >t | lerlons It Is reported that the people of j Corfolk are greatly Incensed agaiust the ! lersons Implicated In the several cases Satirday and Sunday an 1 that there is a likeIhood that a vigilance committee wll b3 ormed to assist the police. FILTHY ALGERIAN STREETS. ?rench Report Great Difficulty in Cleaning Them. tpeci* 1 to The Star. TANGIER. April .'10.?The Augean streets trere positively hygienic in comparison with he Algerian streets of Oujda an?l the "rench have reported that they will have j he greatest difficulty In cleansing the | own. The streets are nine feat wide with a j ihallow gutter in the middle, where the lnlabitants threw all kinds of refuse. When in animal dies Ita corpse finds a resting jtare In this gutter on a couch cf garbage. IVhen it rains the streets are fil'ed and the inhappy pedestrian is up to h's knees in a iquid with regard to the constituents of j ivhich it would be unwise to speculate. The drinking water of the town comeg ! from wells which are beneath the streets ! ind which receive by drainage a quantity jf the gutter's overflow. Parts of tjie town j ?re seven or eight centuries old. INSUBANCE AGENT HELD. Hew York Life Man Charged With Forgery. NEW YORK, April 30.?Jacon Frank, an (gent for the >."?>w York Life Insurance Company in this city, was arrested today harged with forgery In the third degree. In onnection with the recent election of lirectors of the company. It is alleged :hat the signatures of policyholders on lome of the ballots cast were furged. .The speclflc case upon which Frank was arrested is the alleged forgery of the name >f Erhard Gerhard, a policyholder insured L>y Frank's agency. It Is said, however, hat there are ab->ul 150 cases in all. Frank claims to have had permission from fifty or sixty of these policyholders to sign their names to the ballots. He also jeclares that he had no instructions to make use of the policyholders' names in this way, but. on the contrary, that such use was in violation of instructions he had received from the insurance company. JXL1SC.LU.NS 1IN UlilKA. Centenary Conference at Shanghai? Notable Harmony. SHANGHAI, April 30.?At this morning's session of the China centenary missionary conference here the new educational movements in China, the value of Christian education In providing capable and trustworthy leaders in state and church, the scope and limitations of Christian colleges and kindred subjects were discussed. A remarkable spirit of harmony was mani' stod by the representatives of the seventy denominations present. During the evening the speakers were the Rev. Dr. D. R. Anderson, Sir A. L. Simpson of Ca-mbridge I'niversity, and J. W. Bashford. the subjects being the Influence of the uu * uiii.i. nirii aiu in iniroaucing commerce, western learning, etc.. arid China becoming the modern Japan, with tenfold the latter s population. The Longworths at the Baces. Speelul Dispatch to The Star. LEXINGTON, Ky., April 30?Representative Nicholas Longworth of Cincinnati and his wife, daughter of the President. with Mr. and Mrs. Julius Fleischman and Clifs Anderson of Cincinnati, will be guests of the Kentucky Racing Association here Saturday for the races. The distinguished visitor* will arrive early Saturday. spend that day at the races, and on Sunday will visit the big stock farms In this county. " Pedler Palmer" Found Guilty. IXJNDON, April 30.?A coroner's jury today found ""Pi-dler" Palmer, the English pugilist, guilty of manslaughter in causing the death of Robert Choat. a gashouse stok?T of Deptford. Palmer struck Choat In a railroad car coming from the Epsom rac**s April because the man refused to stop singing when requested by Palmer to do so. May Reduce Passenger Rates. CHICAGO. April Reductions In passenger rates to hundreds of points in Illinois. Indiana. Ohio, Michigan. Pennsylvania and other states are to be decided upon at a special meeting of the Qgji}ral Passenger Association, eommenffhg toflay. The railroads are forced to make the reductions In ratea on Interstate traffic because of the 2-cent fare laws adopted by Indiana and Ohio. j i ?i ? . l _J Ji raisea rruvwiuiiu iuui. BERUN. April 30. Tins federal council today passed the German-American provisional tariff arrangement. TO MAKE STRONG FIGHT i DEMOCRATS AIMING TO ELECT/ OKLAHOMA'S REPRESENTATIVES. The democratic congressional committee proposes to make a vigorous fight to s&:ure the election of the Ave democratic :andidates in Oklahoma. The election for the ratification of the proposed constitution of Oklahomo will be held in August, ind at the same time five representatives will be elected, a legislature will be chosen vhlch will have power to elect two senaors. and a governor and all state officers uriil be selected. Chairman Griggs of the committee will be lere In a few days, and Mr. Charles A. Bdwaris, secretary of the committee, is low engaged in work looking to the as-, slstance of the Oklahoma state committee n its coming fight. The committee will ndeavor to obtain dollar contributions to issist the state committee, and will send >ut circulars asking that such contributions )e sent to Mr. Chas. A. Edwards, a receipt being sent to all such contributes. The circular will make It plain that the ;ommlttee would like larger subscriptions, but it will endeavor to reach as many democrats as possible all over the country with requests for a dollar from each. Secretary Edwards has recently sent out a circular to all senators and representatives asking what time they can devote to making speeches in Oklahoma and has already received seven or eight responses from those who are willing to go to Oklahoma to help carry the state for the democratic party. After the constitution to be submitted to the people of Oklahoma for their ratifl- ! r-atlon has been acted upon. It will then i have to be sent to President Roosevelt for j his approval before it goes into effect. If the Prescient should fai'i to approve the new constitution, the election as to all state and congressional offices would fail to lie effective. The President is to act upon tiie con^t'tution with a view to seeing that j t embodies "republican principles." This i prevision- was inserted in the enab ing act j by which Indian Territory and Oklahoma i have been privileged to enter the f'nlon as | [i sngle state to he called Oklahomi. Secretary Kd wards fe^ls sure that the : ilemocratn of oklahc.mv v'll elect al! five ' representatives as well a--s the legislature : that will return democratic senators. The , conSTv?s!onal committee proposes to exert ( every pussib e effort lo that end. It is not yet known when the campaign will begin in Oklahoma, 1 ut it is possible that it wtfil he started as early as June. THIST) TOBPEDO FLOTIIXA. Five Boats Expected Here Tomorrow Morning. The torpedo boats Stringham. WUkes. Stockton, He r.ong and BTakely, constituting the third torpedo flotilla, commanded by I,ieut. Willis McDowell, are expected to arrive off this city tomorrow morning. These vessels recently completed a series o* drills in the vicinity of Key West, Fla.. since which time they have participated in the naval ceremonies in Hampton roads. In accordance with orders from the Navy Department, they loft Norfolk this morning for their short journey to this city, where they will remain until Friday evening. The main purpose of their visit to this cit;' is to enable a special naval boar<l to make a thorough military Inspection of each The beard is composed of I-ieut. Commaniler Philip Williams of the bureau of ordnance. L,ieut. Commander Charles L. Hussey of the bureau of n?v'-K!?tion, and Lieut. William II. Reynolds c.f the bureau of steam engineering. It is calculated that it will take the board all day Wednesday and Thursday to complete the proposed inspection. Owing to their I ght draft the torpedo boats will have no difficulty in ascending the channel of the Anacostia river, and it ' is therefore likely that one or more of them will drop anchor at the Washington navy yard. TVio Anntinnlin ft t MidwaV. A ca.T)le dispatch was received at the Navy Department this morning saying that the gunboat Ann-spoils arrived at MIAxay yesterday, on her way to Tutuila, Samoa, where she will remain for the next two years as station ship, relieving the wooden cruiser Adams, which is to return to San Francisco for repairs. Return of Secretary Root. Secretary Root has returned to Washington from Clinton. N. Y., where he went to visit his "brother. Prof. Oren Root, who is lying very ill. The Secretary resumed his dntips at the State Department this morn- | lag. BOSTON WOOL MARKET. BOSTON, April SO.?The wool market is quiet, but a better feeling pervades the trade. The mills as a rule are running well. Values are steady, with firmness showing In some grades, especially In one-quarterblood unwashed fleeces. There Is a small Inquiry for fine unwashed Ohio and Pennsylvania and moderate s lies at 20c. In Michigan and Wisconsin there Is much interest In one-quarter blood. A small amount has been moved at 31aUl^i. Italian Eanged for Murder. EASTON, Pa.. April .'50.?Joseph Boccta, an Italian, was hanged here today for the murder of his wife. In March of last year Boccia who hid lain in wait for her for several hours, met his wife as she came from a silk mill, where she was employed. and shot her dead. She had refused to live witn him, and this refusal, together with the fact that she had repeatedly told him she preferred the company of American men to that of an Italian, caused him to become Jealous and to commit the crime. Party Going to Honolulu. SAX FRANCISCO, April HO.?Among the passengers on the transport Buford, sailing at noon today, were a party of thirty-three persons. Including twenty-five congressmen and their wives, conducted by Mayor Geo. R. McCtellan, who are going to Honolulu at the Invitation of Delegate Kalanlaniole. Naval Orders. wr rr Pnmn r as ismntion .is n rajuiaoict M . A. !', 0.? paymaster in the United States navy accepted, to take effect April ,'K), 10O7? Civil Engineer L. 41. Cox, to the navy yard, Norfolk, Va. Army Orders. A board of medical officers, to consist of i-ieut. Col. John M. Banister, deputy surgeon general; I-leut. Col. Charles M. Gandy, * - ? - * ?in?'iPv hvo-lpno and Major pruicsaui Ui uwiiJ ..r-> , _ Charles F. Mason, surgeon. Is appointed to meet at West Point. N. Y., May 20, 1907, for the purpose of making the physical examinations required by the general regulations for the United States Military Academy. Leave of absence for three months, with permission to go beyond the sea. Is granted First Lieut. Roger D. Black, Corps of Engineers. Italian Found in a Dying Condition. NEW ORLEANS. April 30.?With several stab wounds about the body, a man was found In a dying condition here early today by a groceryman who was awakened by several men quarreling in front of his ?tore. Near the man was found a black cloth mask. The man was unable to speak when found, and died a few minutes afterward. Lat^r the body was identified as (ruiseppe Squatrato, an Italian. The police are working on several clues. V Ball for Bill Brittou. LEXINGTON, ity., April aw.?m ine circuit court here today Judge Watts Parker granted the api'ilcatlon of "Bill" Brltton of Breathitt county, charged with the assassination of James Cockrlll of Jackson, i June 23. 1902. for ball, fixing the amount at $7.^)0. The bond has not jr>st been 1 signed. Brltton was tried here last week, but the Jury disagreed. TO WORK UNTIL SATURDAY. Statement by Business Agent of the Journeymen Bakers' Union. John Q. Schmidt, business agent of the Journeymen bakers' union, stated to a Star reporter this afternoon that the workmen will continue to bake bread until Saturday night under the new rule, which provides an Increase of 13 cents per day and nine hours as a day's work. At a meeting of the Joint committee representing the Central Labor Union, the Merchant Bakers' Association and the journeymen bakers' union, the masters agreed to abide by the new rule until the Journeymen can present to their union the proposition of the masters to submit the matter of wages and other questions to arbitration. Should the union decide against the arbitration proposition." Mr. Schmidt said, ' and the masters still persist in their deT11R fid for* If tKan (ha Iniimntmnon hfl IfPrK will walk out next Monday and the strike will be on." BALLOON FLIGHT TO CAPITAL. Aeronaut McCoy to Start Thia Afternoon From St. Loula. ST. LOUIS, Mo.. April 80.?Aeronaut 3. C. McCoy stated today that he had been Informed by the weather bureau that air currents from the west now prevailed, and \ he Immediately began arranging to start his proposed balloon flight to Washington. I). C., In the balloon America. Capt. Chas. De F. Candler, United States Signal Corps. will accompany him. "We will start between noon and 3 o'clock If the conditions are fa.vorable." said Mr. McCoy. Today Is cold and almost wintry. The clouds hanx low and the sun is obscifred. MIXED DOUBLES AT TENNIS. Miss Sutton and Sir. Pell Defeated by Mrs. Wallach and Mr. Little. NEW YORK. April 30.?In the first set of the second match In the Invitation mixed doubles lawn tennis tournament played on the courts of the St. Nicholas rink yesterday. with \li?a \!o?- a..n -r- n r.-n > ? ?? wunvii aim i. xv. i en on ope side and Mrs. Barge Wallach and Raymond D. I.ittle on the i.ther, keen playing was witnessed. Sixteen games were decided before Mrs. Wallach and Mr. I.ittle won by a score of nine games to seven. It was nip ami tuck between the rival pairs throughout and at least a dozen druce games were plajed. All four players showed excellent form. In the second and third set* the fast pace told on Mrs. Wallach and Mr. I.ittle and they were easily bea'.en. The Hill score was 7?0?2. <S-1 Miss Nora Is^iin and W. A. l.arned easily outplayed Miss Margaret Beir and Karl Behr In the other match. Miss Behr and Mr. Behr played far below their best form. The score was ti?3, 0?1. The summary: Invitation mixed doubles?First roundMiss Nora Iselin and \V. A. l.arned defeated Miss Margaret Behr and K<rl Behr. 0-3, 0?1; Miss May Sutti.n and T. R. Fell defeated Mrs. Barger Wallach and Raymond Little, 7?9. 0?2, 0?1. SHIPPERS ORANTED RELIEF. Railway Company Must Rescind ObTilt. U nnnlatlnn A decision was rendered l>y the interstate commerce commission this afternoon In favor of the Preston Davis Oil Company. This was a case In which the Delaware and Lackawanna railroad had refused to deliver the complainants' oil at their Brooklyn terminal, yielding, it was alleged, to the pressure of the Standard Oil Company, which wanted to cripple the Preston Davis Company. The commission decided that the railroad company hau to rescind its regulation and deliver the oil else the Preston Davis company would either be forced out of business or have to buy from the Standard Oil Company. , VETEBAN POND COMING. Prefers Bugles to Alarm Clocks? Forty Years Army Service. ST. IXJCIS. April .TO.?Brigader General Pond, recently retired from the United States army, accompanied by his wife, arrived today from Monterey, Mexico, en route to Washington, D. C. From there they will proceed to Plsttsburg, N. Y. Brigadier General Pond said he felt "like a fish out of water. I miss the bugles." he said. "I've been hearing them for forty years and now I cannot become accustomed to waking up by an alarm clock. He has been visiting his son in Mexico since his retirement. ASKED KETCHAM TO DEIVE. i Cream of Foreign Horses to Contest for Championship of Europe. TOLEDO. Ohio. April 30.-Geor*e H. Ketcliam has been asked by L'iu;s Winans of England to drive his (Winans") best entry in the International championship races at Baden, Germany, July 12. The cream of foreign horse* will be entered in this contest. which 1? to decide the championship of Europe. A. C. Pennook. formerly of Cleveland and now trainer for Winans, will drive one of the entries. Ketcham said he would accept the invitation If he could &r range to get away. FOB TEADE WITH FRANCE. Arrangement Like That With Germany is Possible. Wlille the recommendation from Ambassador White at Paris to the effect that a tariff commission be appointed by the United States to endeavor to_iffect an arrangement with the French government, such as was made In the case of Germany, has not yet formally come before the State Department. It can be announced authoritatively that If the French government desires such a commission there will be no opposition in Washington. Moreover, as the agitation In France In connection with the American tariff seems to be based in part upon a fear that Germany will secure certain advantages over France In the matter of trade through the arrangements which were today acted upon favorably by the upper house in Berlin, It may also be announced that the State De partment is prepared to grant to France any concessions made to Germany, provided the concessions are even on both sides. Thus, as a 20 per cent reduction of duties on German champagne is provided for in the pending German-American arrangement that same privilege can be enjoyed f>y French champagne If the govemm^fit of France is willing to make concessions to America in return similar to those made by Germany. SUICIDE FROM REMORSE. St. Louis Victim Struck His Mother With His Fist. ST. LOUIS, April 80.?At the Inquest today Into the death of Edward Llnne, twenty-four years old. who committed suicide last night by BhoottTig. it developed that Llnne had taken his life because of remorse In having struck his mother with his flat. He had been out of work as a painter for some time, and yesterday h!s mother chlded him for not makmg further effort to secure employment. In a rage he struck her In the face. Later he returned and weeplngly begged forgiveness. which she freely granted. Then he went Into the cellar and shot himself. OCEAN STEAM SHIP MOVEMENTS. NEW" YORK. April 30.?Arrived: Steamer Noordani. from Rotterdam. Ql'EENSTOWN, April 80.?The steamer Oceanic, from New York for Queenstown and Liverpool, was reported by wireless telegraph 290 miles west at 11 a.m. today. Will probably reach Queenstown about 1:30 a-m. Wednesday. SITE FOB UNIVERSITY SHEBJLAW-BABBEB TRACT HAS BEOT SUGGESTED. The Columbia Heights Citizens' AssocJatlon has dtermined to make a strong effort to induce the faculty of the George Washington University to locate its new home on what is known as the Sherman Barber tract. 'mil tana lies Miwsen Florida avenue and Clifton street and 14th and 11th streets. The plot contains about twenty-one acres. The proposition has been advanced that 13th street from Florida avenue to Clifton Btreet might be closed and added to the tract. If this should be done a total of twenty-three acres would be secured. Justice C. S. Bundy, president of the Columbia Heights Citizens' Association, has appointed a committee to take charge of the matter for the association. This committee will confer with those having to do with the selection of a site, and If there appears to be a possibility that the Sherman-Barber trart mepta with nnnritval. will at once make an active canvass of Columbia Heights, Mount Pleasant and the adjacent territory with a view to securing subscriptions to the fund that the university is attempting to raise. In discussing the matter today Justice Bundv said: "I was glad to read in the papers recently that President Needham declared In favor of a new site for the George Washington University In the heart of the city and not In the suburbs. The Sherman-Barber tract, reunited, fills this requirement completely. Although It lies one-half mile to the west of the center of population, all the rival sites are still further w>?st and further from the heart of the city. Regarded as Conspicuous Site. "The site we propose Is the most con spicuotis. Resting on the brow of the highest eminence overlooking the city, and visible from every point, its buildings will always be a landmark to attract the notice of tourists and call atten.ion to the relationship of the university to the last will ana lesiamem or ueorge wasnington, ror whom it was named. "This site also has the advantage of accessibility, both the street railways skirting It. one on the eastern and the other on the western side. It i? protected from the I blight of the liquor traffic by the act of Congress which prohibits the establishment of saloons within one mile of the Soldiers' Home. It seems to me that the size of the i-tract is a strong argument in Its favor. Th - Van Ness tract just sold by the university Is a little less than Ave acres in extent. The Dean tract, which. I understand, is under consideration, is a little over nine acres, while the Sherman-Barber tract is over twenty-one acres to extent. "The only objection yet heard to this site is that twenty-five years ago the predecessors of the present trustees of the university mlglit be charged r-ith shortsightedness i tiApfliico fhav e/\N o " ? -1 * - . . .~ XIVJ r I ttimtMIIC CII1U CUJiapiUuoiia site a short distance from that we are discussing. This Is unreasonable. They Invested the proceeds where they have lncreast'il manyfold In value, ami by means whereof they are able now to buy an equally eligible site, and also to erect suitable and adequate buildings thereon for the needs of a great university. It has been a process of evolution, or transition, from the weakness of Infancy to the strength of mature manhood. So far from being a ground of reproach, it is cause for exultation. The university has passed through certain stages of development until it is now able to realize the Ideal of its founders on the very spot of its origin." TOMORROW'S RACE ENTRIES. fimiico. First race?Maiden three-year-olds and upward: six furlongs. Ida Reek, 95; The Galloper, 97: Disaster. 97; Grafton, 97; Joaie Hampton. 10f>: I.ady Gay Spanker. 9j; High Jumper, 5)7; Gold Castle, H>7; Camden, 107; Marksman. 107: Dankall, 100; Queen of Knight, !)."?. Second race?Two-year-old; four and a half furlongs. Beardall. 102; Th-ket of Leave. 102; Saturn. lo7: Margaret. 102; Rlemfoer, ltrj; Black Mask. 102; Glorious Betsy, 1<>1?; Awless, 107; Virland, 102; Kitty Smith. 102; Arttet Model, 102; Cousin GenPvirtVP IIP* Third race?Three-year-olds; selling; five furlongs. St. Jeanne, tori: Old Colony. l?io; Black Flag, 100; *\Villetta, 100; ?Tr<>uveur. 100; Lucy Mnrie, 1<!5; 'Laura A? loo; Melting, 105; 'Allegra, llH>; Somnus, 105; Higglnibotham, 105. Fourth race?Owners' handicap steeplechase; four-year-olds and upward; about two miles. Dromedary, 151; Captain Hayes, 138; Guardian. 143; Bound Brook, 184: Pan. rika, 146; Sir Tristan. 142; Gold Fleur, 1C>: Cardigan. Hi); Rockstorm, 15.1 Fifth race?Three-year-olds; one mile. Betsy Binford. 103; Prince of Orange. 107; Eldorado, llO; Captain Hale. 110; Dairy Maid, 105; Moongold. 107; Dainty Maudre. 105; Percentage, 110; Little Boot, 110. Sixth race?Four-year-olds and upward; selling, mile. Racine II, 111; 'Halloway, 106; No Trumper. Ill; 'Cobmosa, 108; Tavannes. l'X; The Cricket. Ill; Incorrigible, 106; St. Joseph, 110; Warning. Ill; 'Scarecrow. 106; Hocus Pocus, 106; Belle of Jessamine, 111; Water Dog, 10S; Gallant, 111; Flavlgny, 104; 'Jupiter. 103. Seventh raci-?Three-year-olds: selling: ] five furlongs *Lizzie Flat. 100; The Wrestler. 105: Merrle Lassie. 105; *Bluedale, 100; Nleless. 105: Pompadour. 105: Black Chalk, 105; *Quintel!a, 100; Rectortown. 105. Apprentice allowance. Weather cloudy; track fast. Jamaica. First race, six furlongs, selling?Fustian, 111; Banner, 111; Nigger Mike, US; Master I-ester, 100; Slickaway, 118; Chief Hayes, 112; Roblnhood, 120; *Marvel P., 103; 'Autumn Flower, S8. Second race, selling, five fur'ongs?Iwami, 90; Helen B. 100; Wm. H. Lyon, 00; j_>en Dnn. T'V-.nr-n W I - Cnilron?A^ (Mk XVUOV, Ui>, X 1IV *V'( kjliuuv. FI UWU, Kf, Gold Foil, 102; Sempro, 104; Quick Dance. 101; Marbles, 119; Sussex, 99; Bereaud, jr., 102. Third race, selling, one and one-sixteenth miles?Jacquin, 110; Taxer, 107; Retort. 10G; St. Valentine, 119; Robador, 109; Ocean Spray, 101; Waterbearer, 103; Maxnar, 111; Lord Badge. 101; 'Shenandoah, 101; Tyrolian. 99. Fourth race, the Greenfield stakes, five furlongs?Apple Toddy, 110; Zlephen, 115; Aunt Rose, 1<>7; Woodland, 107; Alauda, 110; Hollister, 107; Hartford Boy, 110; Sepoy, 110; Transvaal, 110. Fifth race, seiTrng; one and a sixteenth miles?Lally, 109; Cobieskill, 103; Marathon, 108; Tony Bonero, 106; Chancellor, 103; Punky. 107; Lord Stanhope, 10!; *Eudora. 101; 'Tanager, 100; 'Umbrella. iHJ. . Sixth race?Handicap, one and one-sixteenth miles?W. H. Carey, 120; Whimsical, 115; Good Luck, 111; Athlete, 108; DoUy Spanker, 106; Philander. 105; Samuel H. Harris, 102; Tommy Waddell, 100. Seventh race, selling, Ave furlongs?Masson, 112; Twigs, loa; Abacadabra, 99; Eonlte. 107; Youthful, 105; Enlist. 102; Tinker, 99; Raimondo, 99; Toplitski, 102; Mackerel, 99; La Sorella II, 101; "Senator Beckham, 100; "Concerned. 102. The second race was divided and will rtln as the second and seventh races. Apprentice allowance claimed. Weather clear, track fast. News Briefs. The trial of Conrad Royer of Laytonsville district, Montgomery county, Md? who was indicted for the alleged poisoning of cattle belonging to Oliver G. Henley, has been indefinitely postponed. The twenty-ninth annual convention of the Sunday schools of Loudoun county will be held May 28 and 29 at Purcellvilie. Va. The president Is Rev. F. P. Berkley of Leesburg Baptist Church. Dr. M. Benmoche of Basex county has gone to London to make a study of consumption In the hospitals there. Petitions have been signed asking for a local option election for Madison district. Orange county. Va., to be held June 4. Oor. donsvllle and Orange Courthouse are located In this district. The three-story brick tenant dwelling at Blakeford, the country home of Mr. DeCourcy W. Thom of Baltimore, about six miles from Centerville. Md., wa? destroyed by fire Saturday evening wltn its contents. Taft Qtarted for Washington. CINCINNATI. Ohio. April 30.-The home visit of Secretary of War Taft came to an end at noon today with hla departure for Washington. FOR SUBMARINE BOATS BIDS OF THBEE COMPANIES OPENED AT DEPARTMENT. Three companies bM today at the Navy Department for the contracts for supplying as many submarine torpedo boats us could be built for $5,000,000 appropriated for the purpose by the last Congress. The opening of these bids was fixed for today, because a test begins at Newport at the same time to determine the qualifications of two types of boats, which have already been constructed. and upon the result of these tests depend the qualifications to lie required In the case of these new boats for which proposals were opened. So different were the bids In the matter of slie of boats, speed (afloat and submerged), radius of action (above and below water) and other essentials that It would require long consideration by the Navy Department's bureau ex perts to determine wnicn 01 me uiua i? iu fact the lowest and most desirable. As the figures ran today the Lake Tor pedo Boat Company of Bridgeport. Conn., submitted what on its (ace ttraa the lowest bid?that Is, to build at the Bath Iron works In Maine any number of 2;i5-ton boats, above five In number, at $198,000 each. These boats are to be delivered one every three months after the expiration of a period of eighteen months from the date of contract. The l.ake company also proposed to build Its boats on the Pacific coast or he gulf coast, if the Navy Department so preferred. The company submitted four different types of bids. the. difference being mainly in the size and price of the boats, the largest bein* of 300 tons, to cost. In lots of five or more, I2.T5.O00 each, with a maximum surface speed of fifteen knots. The Subsurface Boat Company of New York submitted plans for a boat of 2.">0 tons, to cost $230,ooo, with a ppeed of nineteen knots, and a cruising radius of 2,000 knots. This company ha9 no boat under test at Newport, but submitted full specifications of the one which it offers to build at Bath. The Electric Boat Company of New York, which has built all of tb? submarines now in the United States navy, put in bids for two types of boats. The >\A?ta?>nai) tha Oct r* r?l 1 ?a n r> w In the navy (with a few Improvements!, of 274 tons, and to cost. In lots of five or more. $312.1)00 each. The second Is to be larger, displacing 3-40 tons, to be of greater speed than the Octopus, ranging from eight to thirteen knots. In various conditions of submergence. and to cost. In lots of Ave or more. $37!?.<?0O each. Built on the Pacific coast, the same type of boats would cost respectively $417,000 and $340,000 each. BALL T0SSERS ENJOYED IT. Heartily Applauded Comedian Bulger's Effort to "Boast" Them. The National base ball club, headed by Manager Cantlllon, together with the Philadelphia nine, attended the performance of "Noait's Ark" at the New National Theater last night. Intent on being entertained In the usual way, as the guests of Manager Rapley. That they were doomed to disap polntment was evidenced rrom the time that Harry Bulger, the star of the piece, stepped upon the stage and began to roast the local team to a standstill. The knights of the diamond immediately took It into their hands to return the compliment by applauding every effort of the comedian, with the result that a merry battle of mirth ^lped to entertain the audience where the /lines of the play were not sufficiently funny. It all happened this way: Hi.rry Bulger has a song entitled "Reincarr.ation," and into the lines he injected this verse: nh thov anc u-p'ii Himcnr In a different form WUen we're on earth again. Ami you'll see our f* nn>u? men (.ret what's coming to theiu then. The WaaMngtou National*, when they're done. They'll turu into Iub?ter?, every one. Uh. I know all about re-lncarnatlon." No sooner had the song started than the ball players began to laugh, and. although the song may have been considered quite a roast. It is certain that Manager Cantlllon's men took it gnod-naturedly. Another jolt that caused considerable merriment was a wireless message, supposed to have been received from the American League headquarters, which read: "Tell the National's to go to the White House and learn how to wield the big stick." TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. PANAMA. April 3i>.?Henry Burnett, manager of the commissary department, has resigned, and John Burke, assistant chief of the department of material and supplies, has been appointed to succeed hlna. SHANGHAI. April ?>.?At todays session of the missionary conference resolu tions favoring uie esiaousmntiu ui eisnitxn union normal schools for industrial education, several colleges and one union university, to meet the demand for western learning, were adopted. Wife of Army Officer Dies. Information received here announces the death, at St. Louis, the 24th instant, of Courtenay Wallace Baker, wife of Capt. Jesse M. Baker, IT. S. A., and eldest daughter of Thos. K. Wallace. The obsequies and Interment were at Media, Pa., last Sunday. Funeral of Mrs. Margaret Preinkert. The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Preinkert was held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon from * ? * ? 1.4 ?? 1'H" ofroo* nnrf Vi_ ner tum it'Mucutct j-lu *lh k>i west. Services were held In Christ Lutheran Church, New Jersey avenue between M and N streets northwest, and interment was made in Glenwood cemetery. Mrs. Prcinkert was the widow of George C. Preinkert and she was in her eighty-sixth year. Her death occurred Sunday. Wireless Telephony Successful. Special Cablegram to The Star. BERLIN, April 30?Rear Admiral H. N. Manney of the United States navy, one of the American representatives at the wireless telegraphy conference last year, is authority for the statement that notable progress has been made In wireless telephony since the conference. It Is now possible to telephone without wires for a distance of thirty miles, as against a quar. ter of a mile?the record distance before the conference. Torced to Smoke to Ward Off Disease. Special Cablegram to The Star. CANTON, April 30.?When the Duke and Duchess of Connaught were "fiere a few days ago the duchess and Princess Patricia were compelled to smoke cigarettes almost incessantly as a preventive against disease. The duke never ventured out . without a cigar In his mouth. Smallpox is very prevalent in the city, and owing to the extreme laxity of the sanitary regulations persons who have contracted the disease orten remain out ui aoors ana mingle with the crowds In the streets. Ballet Leader's Bemarkable Will. Special Cablegram to The Star. BERLIN, April 30.?Lucille GrahnYoung, the leader of the Munich Royal Opera ballet, who died a few days afro, has. It has been discovered, left one of the most remarkable wills on record. She bequeathed her entire fortune of $115,000 to the municipality, to be given away In sums of $75 to worthy young men between the ages of sixteen ana tweniy-nve ana young women between thirteen and twenty who require help In studying their chosen profession and trades. The only condition the dancer imposes upon the city Is the upkeep of her grave, for which she leaves the sum of $3,750. Thoa. W. Barnaclo Browned. "TFord has been received hers of the drowlng of Thomas W. Barnaclo several days ago at Passaic, N. J. He was a son of the late William A. and Elisabeth Barnaclo of this city, and bad may friends here. * FROM F0REI6N COUNTRIES MANY ABUT AND NAVY OFIICEBS ABE COXING HEBB. Extended the Privileges of ClubEn Route to Jamestown?Freedom of City. | A number of army and navy officer* from foreign countries are coming to this city en route to the Jamestown exposition. It Is the expectation also that they will spend several days here looking over picturesque Washington and Its environments. While they remain In the city It Is the purpose of the civic, military and naval authorities to give the Foreigners the freedom of the city and entertain them handsomely. It la said. The board of governors of the Army and Navy Club Is extending the privileges of inni urKHniianun to tlie foreign officers, who will be the guests of I'ncle 8am dur- ? lug their stay In this country. Among those to whom the Army and Navy Club has extended the hospitalities of the Washington headquarters is Col. ilustav Dlckhuth of the German army and his daughter Col. Dlckhuth Is a personal friend of the kaiser. and is the Instructor of h;s sons. <'ol Alfaro of Ecuador, son of tho president of f the republic. Is another who has been In- ( vlted to partake of the i.'ub room com- f forts. / Three Haitian officers, who are now In J New York at the Union Square Hotel, have / been Invited I" jiH/Hilnn u!t ?I military attaches have been extended InVltationa, ami have accepted for the time the representatives of the other countries are in Washington. Chinese Military Officer*. The Chinese military officers and commissioners are expected to reach this city early next week. Representatives of the Japanese army, expected to arrive at Seattle, Friday, have also been Invited. The privileges of the club have also been extended to Ma]. Gen. Alejandru Rodrlguex, commander-in-chief of the Cuban army. Belgium Is to be represented by CoL Michel and Capt. Com. I>efebvre, general staff of the Belgium army. Should armv officers from other conn tri??n arrive from time to time. It Is probable that they will also be offered the same courtesies. Four commanders will arrive today. Thev are Hear Admiral Neville of the British navy. ('apt. Moneta of the Argentine. Commodore von Hofe of the German and Hear Admiral Plescott of the Austrian. The commanders of the foreign squadrons will be accompanied by their staffs. Will Act as Escorts. Four admirals of the United States navywill arrive with th?? commanders, and act as escorts during their visit In Washington. i no nuimrai.t mc n.viin.1, i^avis, i nomas iin<l Emory. The commanders will be entertained at the best hotels, and In addition to tlio social functions will be given drives about the rfty. T^iose arriving yesterday were from the German and British ships now at Hampton roads. They are staying at the Arlington, the Shoreham and at the other hotels. Junior officers of the fleet and squadrons will get here tomorrow, and In turn be entertaJned by th? officers of tb? American navy. . Among the officers who have already left their cards at the club are: Dr. Helnmann. marine surgeon, royal German navy; L. Roon, officers' mess; 8. 8. Thlel, IJeut Ante, Dr.- Holzmuller. marine surgeon. 8. M. 8. Bremen; Walter L. Hunt, l". S. S. Alabama; Dr. Howsoti White Cole, surgeon. U. 8. N.; Marine Engineer Koch, royal German navy; George Meyer, lieutenant, German navy; Lieut. Guttmann. S. M. S. Bremen, Lieut. Urbatln, with command of captain, royal German navy. LJeut. Adamcsyk of 8. M. 8. Bremen, i?oeut. Asonerrftorn, S. M. S. Bremen, and i the folowlng members of the staff of H. ; M. 8. CJocd Hope of the British navy: Cora- [ mander Nalglsson and LJeuts. Brown, In- i gler. Rice, Betty, Ulbbs, Smlthlnhank. Milliard and Wilson and Assistant Surgeon Colgar. APPROVED BY UNION. Bricklayers Who Abandoned Job at Union Station Upheld. At a meeting of the executive council of the Bricklayers' I'nlon last night the action of the bricklayers who walked out from all work In this city which Is being executed by the McFarland Company, as forecasted In The Sunday Star, was ratified, and steps , taken to havo all bricklayers engaged on j work being done by the same company In other places to go on strike. It is said the Jurisdictional fight between tho bricklayers and the slate roofers has not been adjusted, but steps are being taken to tiring about it settlement of the difficulty. The trouble has caused about 150 bricklayers to lay down their trowels, all having been In the employ of the McFarland Company. Poisoning of Dogs. Several complaints havo been received by the police during the past two weeks about persons poisoning canines belonging to their neighbors. The latest report wan made by Harry Wilson, who lives at 1312 Euclid street. He complained that two valuable dogs had been killed by poison on pieces of sausage. Mr. Wilson told the police ihat he would not only pay ?1<K> to the policeman who arrests and succeeds In convicting the poisoner, but will also contribute to the policemen's fund. Building1 Permits Issued. Inspector Ashforii Issued the following building oermlts today: To Grace Baptist Church, for repairs and alterations at ttth and D streets southeast; architect. F. H. Jackson; buililers, W. A. Klmmel; estimated cost. $10,000. To Bates & Warren, for four two-story brick dwellings at 1D4, 130, l.'W and HO Rhode Island avenue northwest; architects. Hunter A Bell; estimated cost, $H.00o. To Edward M. Dulin, for one two-story brick dwelling at 1104 21st street northwest: architect. A. M. Poynter: builder, E. M. Dulln; estimated cost. $1,500. Bitten by Mad Dog. John H. Wells, who has been a "dog catcher" In the service of the District for a number of years, was bitten by a mad collie last Tuesday, and since then has ljeen going to Baltimore every day for treatment at the Pasteur hospital. Ilurjng his connection witn tne c.og pounn Mr. Wells has been bitten hundreds of times, t but never before by a mad dog. > It was stated today that no serious results are expected from the bite. Sues for Absolute Divorce. Nina Paine. In the District Supreme Court today, filed a suit for absolute divorce from Robert Payne. She states In her petition that she was married to the defendant October 0. 1H04. She names a core<J>ondont. Thomas L. Jones Is attorney for the petl tioner. Secretary Taft Here Tomorrow. Secretary Taft i's expected to resume hla offlc'al duties at the War Department tomorrow morning. He finished his speechmaking engagements In Cincinnati last night. Remarkable Series of Picture*. Sperlnl C?lil<*r?m to The St*r. BERLIN, April 90.?At the German Roentgen-ray congress now sitting In Berlin a remarkable series of pictures had been exhibited which represents the first successful attempt to photograph the breathing apparatus. The Invention by Dr. Koehler, Wiesbaden, It la believed, marks an Important epoch tn the diagnosis of tuberculosis and other maladies of tha respiratory organs.