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THE MORNING OREGONIAN; THUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1905.
PODGES THE ISSUE
Balfour Lets Free Traders Win
ONLY TWO OPPOSING VOTES
Unionists Almost All Abstain From
Voting on Motion Condemning
Chamberlain's Fiscal Plan,
Saving the Government.
LOXDON", March 22. As a result of tho
Cabinet's decision yesterday to nee no
pressure upon, its followers in regard to
resolutions introduced by the opposition
to commit the government on tho fiscal
question, a resolution introduced at to
night's session of the House ot Commons
by John Stirling Alnsworth ((Free Trade
IJberal) was carried by a vote of 254 to
2. The resolution declares that "in the
opinion of the House the imposition of a
general duty on all manufactured goods
imported from abroad not exceeding 10
per cent on an average, and varying ac
cording to the amount -of labor on these
goods would be Injurious to the commer
cial interests of tho United Kingdom'
While the action of tho Cabinet yester
day left no opening tor a critical party
division, the decision of the government
to eyade an issue on the fiscal question
for the remainder of the, session, and the
fact that this was the first go-as-you-please
vote, brought out a large attend
ance and good galleries. A strong Lib
eral whip summoned many members of
the opposition, and the Nationalists
turned out in full force.
Mr. Ainsworth's resolution was second
ed by Richard Cavendish (Unionist), who
congraulated Premier Balfour on giving
the House an opportunity to express un
fettered its views on fiscal propositions.
Both Mr. Alnsworth and Mr. Cavendish
maintained that the vote would show a
complete discrediting of Joseph Chamber
lain. Premier Balfour spoke briefly, explain
ing that be did not consider the resolution
as anything more than an abortive effort
on the part of the opposition to embar
rass the government over an Issue which
was not before Parliament. He recom
mended his followers not only to follow
the policy ho had adopted, by not de
bating the resolution, but also to follow
his example by not going into the division
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman at
tacked the government forces' attitude.
He asked, if the question was of no mo
ment now, why it was considered a crit
ical party, question on March 8.
Lord Hugh Cecil said he believed that
after tonight the country would not take
the tariff reformers seriously. The elec
torate would not rally to those who failed
to rally to their own cause. The Socialist
r ivement, he said, dying, was only be
ing galvanized into life by the genius of
another investigation. The result of the
division was greeted with cheers and
Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, Lord George
Hamilton, Sir John Gorst and 19 other
free-trade Unionists voted for tho Alns
worth motion, besides the whole of the
opposition and 50 Katlonllsts. All of the
government supporters bad left the House
after Balfour's speech.
It Is now stated that Mr. Balfour se
cured Joseph Chamberlain's assent to his
mode of dealing with the Alnsworth mo
tion by representing that any other course
would risk the government's being defeat
ed. The Ministers have Informally inti
mated that, while refusing to countenance
such maneuvers as Mr. Ainsworth's mo
tion, they arc fully prepared to give time
for debate of a formal motion of censure
challenging the governments fiscal at
titude. FRENCH STATESMAN A SUICIDE
Antonln' Proust, Associate of Gam-
betta, Shoots Himself.
PARIS, March 22. (2:30 P. M.)
Antonln Proust, Minister of Fine Arts
In the Gambetta Cabinet, died today
as the result of two shots in the head,
self-inflicted. He had long been a vic
tim of melancholia, which is believed
to have been intensfled by differences
with Boslta Mauri, the celebrated
dancer of the opera, with whom he
was closely associated. She dined at
his apartment Monday evening, the
tragedy following shortly after her de
parture. Antonln Proupt, who was born in 1S37,
entered Journalism In his youth, traveled
extensively and was the author of a num
ber of works on the fine arts and travel.
He was correspondent of the Temps In
the Franco-Prussian war. After the
capitulation of Sedan he became secre
tary of Gambetta, the cause of whose
death has been shrouded in mystery, but
who, according to one report, died in a
manner somewhat similar to M. Proust
In 18S7 M. Proust was elected to the
Chamber of Deputies and devoted his at
tention almost exclusively to foreign af
fairs and the fine arts. In 1SS1 he entered
the Cabinet presided over by Gambetta
as Minister of Fine Arts, and retired
with the Ministry in 1SS2, after which
the Ministry of Fine Arts was suppressed.
In December 1S92, M. Proust was among
the many Deputies compromised In the
great Panama Canal scandal, and was
one of the five prosecuted by the gov
ernment, which caused M. Proust to re
sign the position of French Commissioner-General
to the "World's Fair at Chi
cago. Ho was tried before the Assize
Courts on the Panama charge and was
acquitted. Roslta Mauri was at one time
the leading dancer of the Paris opera
and was at the head of her profession in
the world. "When she retired from the
stage in 1S9S no dancer was ro well
HE FEARS AUTOMOBILES MORE
Charcot "Makes Light of Dangers of
NEW YORK. March 22. The French
Antarctic expedition, under Dr. Charcot,
arrived in port Tuesday afternoon, cables
tho Buenos Ayres, Argentina, correspond
ent of the Herald. French associations
with flags and bands, a representative of
the Minister of Marine and many officers
of the Argentine navy met the party,
members of which were escorted ashore
and given a warm reception. Dr. Char
cot, replying to an address of welcome,
said the dangers of an Antarctic expedition
were not as many as he believed existed
In the streets ot Paris, with their auto
mobiles, which were perhaps more dan
gerous than Antarctic seas:
KAISER EMBARRASSES FRANCE
Visit to Morocco Hampers Her PJans
PARIS. March 22. Emperor "William's
proposed visit to Morocco at the moment
when France is establishing paramount
Influence there attracts marked attention
and comment Concerning the visit itself,
reports to the effect that France had
taken umbrage are distinctly denied, as
It is pointed out that there is nothing
incorrect In such a visit, which is alto
gether natural during a cruise In the
Mediterranean. However, the authorities
recognize that the visit is being used in
unfriendly quarters as a pretext to stir
up animosity and exercise the Moors, to
believe- that they should reelst the ac
ceptance oT the French plan tor adminis
tering the country.
The officials here say they do not re
gard the Germans as being a party to
this maneuver, which is attributed main
ly to the Morocco correspondent ot a
leading London newspaper.
Owing to the Anglo-French agreement,
the authorities here expected that British
officials and press opinion would aselst
in the execution ot the French policy.
This policy has now reached a crisis, aa
the French mission at Fez is awaiting
the Sultan's final answer. Therefore the
'British press representations that Em
peror William's visit may interrupt the
French policy are strongly disapproved.
Relative to the suggestion that Germany
eeek equality of trade rights in Morocco,
it is stated that the Anglo-French. agree
ment distinctly provides tor an open-door
policy, whereby the United States, Ger
many and other countries have the same
commercial-rights In Morocco as France.
QUEEN'S WELCOME ATLISBON
Showers of Flowers Greet Alexandra
as She Enters City.
LISBON", March 22. Queen Alexandra
of Great Britain was today given a
hearty welcome. The harbor was crowded
wild gaily decorated steamers and
yacnts, and the British royal yacht
ascenaea tne river amid a deafening vol
ley of salutes. Two great golden galleys
pulled by SO boatmen in costumes of scar
let and gold took out King Charles, his
suite and Ministers, to meet the royal
guest, a pavmon had been erected on
the quay for the reception formalities.
After the Queen Dowager of Portugal
had met Queen Alexandra at the steps
of the quay, a procession of state car
riages and officials took the guest and
her suite to the palace amid cheers from
the populace. Along the route of the pro
cession a feature of the decorations was
many thousands of cam el las and other
flowers, which had been, distributed -tn hn
thrown (6 Queen Alexandra as the pro
cession passed, while- hundreds, of pig
eons with ribbons or the British colors
tied to their necks were liberated and
mingled in the shower of flowers. The
scheme of decorations made the recep
tion a great floral demonstration. After
a state banquet at the palace, where 200
covers were laid, and at a atate concert
the streets were illuminated and crowded
till a late hour.
It transpires that the . storm which
compelled the royal yacht to put in at
Vigo for shelter was so violent as to
cause, the royal party tho greatest anxiety
and discomfort. Princess Victoria, owing
to weaKness consequent upon herecent
illness, was completely unnervedSWsut has
recovered. The heavy seas damaged the
yacht s fittings.
HUNGARIANS STAND AS UNIT
Opposition Groups Refuse to Support
Francis Joseph's Measure.
BUDAPEST, March 22. Julius An
drassy. the tormer premier, has failed
to solve the ministerial crisis. He had
an audience with the Emperor today, at
which he relinquished the task of at
tempting to form a new cabinet.
At a meeting today of the opposi
tion groups, a resolution was adopted
to the effect that It was impossible to
form a cabinet from the ranks of the
combined opposition, or oven support
such a cabinet if formed, because of the
attitude of the crown, which would
only approve a ministry from whose
programme the questions of Hungarian
colors and Hungarian words of com
mand In the army were eliminated.
The resolution also affirmed that the
demand of the crown for a conclusion
of an agreement with tho Austrian
government and ratification of the com
mercial treaty with Germany could not
be accepted, as it would prevent the
realization of economic independence of
the Hungarian government. The meet
ing, therefore, declared that the coali
tion of the opposition groups could not
support any cablnot constituted on such
basis, and was resblvcd to maintain un
altered tne sonaarity or the coalition
during the present serious crisis and
a vote of thanks was given Julius An
drassy for his efforts in behalf of the
Vatican Will Annul Marriage.
ROME, March 22. Cardinal Gottl, pre
lect of the propaganda, has instructed
Cardinal Martlnello to report on the case
presented by Princess RosplgllosI, former
ly Marie Jennings Reed, of 2sew Orleans,
for annulment of her first marriage with
Colonel Fred H. Parkhurst. of Bangor,
Me. This case will soon be discussed be
fore tho congregation of the propaganda.
It 13 generally believed by ecclesiastical
authorities that an annulment will be
granted, as, even admitting that the Park-hurst-Rccd
marriage was celebrated with
a dispensation which considered him a
Protestant, the marriage is null and void.
It being now established that Colonel
Parkhurst never was baptized.
Wonders of Japan's New -Island.
NEW YORK, March 22. The new Island
reported to have been thrown up late in
December by a volcanic disturbance in
the Sea of Japan, has,' according to a
Times dispatch from Tokio. been visited
by inhabitants of Iwo Island. They found
the surface covered with volcanic tufa.
The Island was surrounded by a belt of
sand, and there is a boiling lake near
the northern end below a peak 240 feet in
No Ships to Carry Turkish Troops.
CONSTANTINOPLE, March 22. Tho
Minister of "War has been ordered to hold
further battalions in readiness for service
In Yemen Province, Arabia, but mean
while the government is unable to obtain
ships to convey .to Arabia the troops al
ready awaiting transportation. Rein
forcements are urgently needed. The
casualties of the Imperial forces since the
outbreak of the insurrection are already
estl mated at 4000 to 5000 men.
Sir Henry Irving Postpones Tour.
LONDON, March 22. Sir Henry Irv
lng"s United States and Canadian tour
has been postponed for a year, by the
advice of his doctors that he should not
undertake so great a strain In the near
future. The health of Sir Henry is im
proving, and all preparations are mak
ing for his appearance at Drury Lane
Theater. April 29.
Patriarch of Lisbon Resigns.
ROME. March 22. The Vatican has re
ceived the resignation of Cardinal Netto
as patriarch of Lisbon, which is quite un
usual, considering the many prelates who,
although older, occupy even more respon
sible positions. The pretext for the car
dinal's resignation Is his health.
Native Insurrection In Camaroons.
BERLIN, March 22. The National
Zeltung says an insurrection of na
tives has taken place la the southern
part of the Camaroons, German "West
Africa. The news has not yet Been of
Successor to Von Hammerstein.
BERLIN, March 22. Dr. Von Betth-mann-Hollwee.
nresddent nf th nmvin.
tdal administration of Brandenburg, Is
appointed Minister of the Interior In suc
cession to the late Baron von Hammer
stein. Mexico's New Secretary of War.
MEXICO CITY, March 22. General
Manuel Coeslo hs f nVn th Mfh no c
Tetary ot "War. vice General Mono, re-
sigueu. uenerai uossio is 63 years old,
and Is a veteran of many campaigns.
An sttarlr nf rmim mn mAr rr
promptly at the first Indication of the
SDnrOaCh.Of the cllU9 T"nr r1n K ell
GRAND JURY COMPLETE
INVESTIGATION OF BEEF TRUST
IS UNDER WAY.
Judge Humphries Recommends In
quiry Into Illegal .Combinations,
and Also Enjoins -Secrecy.
CHICAGO, March 22. The special
grand Jury to Investigate the so-called
"beef trust" was completed today.
Three vacancies left in the panel yes
terday were filled and the huge mass
of testimony available was Immediate
District Judge Otis Humphrey charged
the jury to "present no one from envy,
hatred or malice, nor to leave any one
unpresented for fear. fa-or, affection, re
ward or hope of Veward."
The charge to the jurors was delivered
in a most impressive manner, and was
listened to with deep Interest. Judge
Humphrey said: '
This body stands between the upright
and honest citizen and the malicious ac
cuser. You are savers of reputations, as
well as the body through which the hon-,
est accuser obtains justice.
"I call your attention particularly to
the statute which prohibits and fixes a
penalty for combinations in restraint of
trade in the interstate commerce laws
and their various branches.
"While you are not selected to try the
guilt or Innocence of the accused In order
to justify a true bill, you will have such
evidence as. if unexplained and contra
dicted, would satisfy your minds of the
guilt of the accused.
"You are not to disclose to any jjerson
or at any time the secrets of yourMellb
erations. Reputation is the greatest
ctrthly inheritance. The mere fact that
some person's name is before you as being
accused of crime would blacken the repu
tation, even though you might not return
a true bilL No human being has a right
to know, and you are not to disclose to
any -human being the secrets of your de
liberations. All that shall come to the
light through the return of indictments.
It indictments shall be found."
Among the Important witnesses who
will appear before the beef trust grand
jury are Miss M. A Dinock, private sec
retary to J. Ogden Armour; C O. Young,
general superintendent of Swift & Co..
and George F. Morgan, assistant to
Two witnesses were examined during
tne arternoon session. The first testified
for almost two hours, when he was ex
cused and returned to his home in Phil
adelphia. The second witness finished
his testimony and the session was ad
journed until tomorrow morning. The
other 14 witnesses who had gathered in
the witness-room adjoining the grand
Jury room, vere prepared to report for
examination tomorrow morning. Nine
more witneses are also to report in the
morning, and It is hoped that tho entire
23 wyi be called befr, tomorrow night
District Attorney Morrison absolutely
refused tonight to discuss what had oc
curred at today's session. He even refused
to divulge along what lines the first hear
ing of witnesses had developed evidence.
MISSOURI'S WAR' ON STANDARD
Trial of Proceedings Under Anti
Trust Law is Set.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., March 22.
The first hearing in the proceedings
brought by the State of Missouri to
compel the Standard Oil Company to
show cause why it should not be punished
under the anti-trust law was set today
for March 31, before Associate Justice
Marshall, of the Supreme Court ""Ms
will be to determine the constitution
ality of the anti-trust law. Judge Mar
shall also will pass upon the right of
one Suprome Judge, while the court is
In vacation, to Issue an order for the
taking of testimony against the Stand
ard Oil Company. Should these points
be decided against the Standard, the
taking of testimony to determine
whether there Is sufficient evidence
upon which to found ouster proceed
ings will be begun, probably April 6.
MUST MAKE PRICE UNIFORM
Bill in Michigan Legislature Aimed
at Standard Oil Methods.
LANSING, Mich.. March 21 In the
House today a bill was Introduced pro
hibiting differences in the price of oil
other than those directly traceable to
freight charges. The bill is aimed to
prevent descrlmlnatlon between localities.
It has been alleged that one county In
Michigan recently had to submit to an
arbitrary increase in the price of oil
coincident with the winning of a lawsuit
against the. Standard Oil Company by
residents of that county.
WILL TEST OIL REFINERY BONDS
Friendly Action Taken by State
Auditor of Kansas.
TOPEKA. Kan., March 22. State Audi
tor "Wells announced today that he would
refuse to register tho state oil refinery
bonds unless ordered to do so by the
Supreme Court This will force an imme
diate test of the legality ot the bonds.
The Auditor's action Is friendly, and is
taken for the purpose of giving the bonds
a proper standing.
Insurance Trust Is Driven Out.
LITTLE ROCK. Ark., March 22. The
anti-trust law of Arkansas will become
effective tomorrow, and it is announced
tonight that practically all the non-resident
old-line fire Insurance companies,
about 70 In number, ceased doing business
in this state today because of the clause
In the new law assessing heavy penalties
upon such companies remaining here if
they are members of rating bureaus any
where, either in or out of Arkansas.
Close of Santa Fe Investigation.
CHANUTB, Kan.. March 23. Hugh P.
Farrelly received a telegram last night
from Charles D. Schuckers, County At
torney of Chautauqua County, Instructing
him to close the investigation against the
Santa Fe Railway so soon as the testi
mony of Mr. Trevalah. division freight
agent of the Santa Fe, was taken. Mr.
Trevalen today explained the rata situ
ation, and gave the advances in rates on
oil from time to time.
Suit Against Santa F; Stopped.
C HA NOTE, Kan., March 22. The in
vestigation started by the County At
torney ot Chautauqua County in Its suit
to oust the Santa Fe Railroad from the
state was suspended today and Frank S.
Monett, the attorney who was conducting
the case for Kansas, left for his home
tJew Oiiplpe for Kansas.
KANSAS CITY. March 22. A contract
for $350,000 of piping for the five-Inch fuel
ollplpe-llne between Chanute, Kan., and
the proposed Independent refinery in
Kansas City has been awarded. The main
line and laterals will require 210 miles of
pipe. J. B. Levy is At the head of the
Old Cabinet With New Head.
ROME. March 22. The old Glollttl Cabi
net without Slgnor Glollttl. presented
Itself before Parliament today, Slgnor
Tittonl holding the Premier's portfolio
and also that of Minister of the Interior.
saying that the ministerial crisis origi
nated from a fact extraneous to Parlia
ment namely, the illness of Slgnor Glollt
tl. Prominent politicians, he added, had
suggested to the King the name of Signorj
" .ne. Llkely to bc-abIe to carry
oa .Signer Giolittl'a workj -but Signer ori I
THE WISDOM OF
VERY CHOICEST PIANOS TO BE
HAD AT PRACTICALLY
Saving All the Way From $75 to 150
Only a Short Time Left in
Which to Join a Co-Operative
Chlckering, Weber. Kimball names that
recall the most cultured homes, the finest
musldans-slngers, pianists, composers,
the most critical musical judges, not only
of this country, but wherever culture and
rlvlllzation are found. They are the pianos
that do not need to beg for patronage or
And these pianos, our three leading
makes, are included In our co-operative
club sale. Members of Club "E" are sav
ing on an average $147 each on these splen
did instruments! Payments, $25 to HO
cash, according to price, and weekly pay
ments JC to 55.
The Practical Side
In addition to securing for your home
the very finest piano made, a marvel of
tone beauty, and an instrument you can
depend upon to give you satisfaction for
a lifetime, you havo something that can
be realized upon, should such an unfor
tunate necessity arise.. These pianos are
as good as real estate. Everybody knows
the reliability and the worth of the Chlck
ering, the Weber and the Kimball.
Bear in mind every piano we carry is
included in this great co-operative, value
jralnlnir. cost-reduclne sale of ours. You
can get that splendid piano, the Hobart
M. Cable, so supremely good that recog
nition Is accorded It everywhere: the New
York aristocrat, the Hazelton. for over 0
years a ravonte in tne wealthiest homes
In the country; the Lester, the pride of
.rnuaaeipnia; tne wonaerxui crown or
chestral, the piano of many tones; the
dainty little Weser. with mandolin, suitar.
banjo and other attachments: the Schu
mann, Haddorff, and so on, thirty makes
or pianos in au, ranging in price to ciuo
buyers from Jll to $550, and more for the
rarest art styles ot our highest grade in
struments. The pianos purchasable now In Club
"A" tor $117, $146, $158, etc, are as greatly
reduced as tne very nnest. riot a piano
in this club sells in the regular way for
less man xa, and from that on up to
$300. Payments. $5 down and $L25 weekly.
Payments In Clubs "B," "C," "D" and
somewhat higher, but equally reason
able, according to the price of the piano.
Every instrument fully guaranteed, and
money back should your Instrument fall
In any way to prove exactly as represent
ed. REMEMBER SALE CLOSES THIS
MONTH. Ellers Piano House, 351 Wash
ington street, corner Park.
tls. for various reasons, would not under
take the task. Doubt having arisen as to
whether the majority, which supported
Slgnor Glollttl, still existed, his Cabinet
had reappeared before Parliament asking
for a vote ot confidence, not In the men
composing it, but in its principles, and
sent greetings to Slgnor Glollttl, wishing
him a speedy recovery. The statement
was greeted with applause. The discus
sion of the Cabinet's request for a vote
ot confidence then began.
DEAL WITH THE BONDHOLDERS
They Contend It Is Not Contrary to
LONDON. March 22. At the office of
the Council of foreign bondholders, the
Associated Press was informed today that
an agreement between the Venezuelan
government and the British and German
bondholders, adjusting and consolidating
the exterior debt. $2S..0CO, will be signed
tomorrow, the details having been con
cluded to the satisfaction of both par
ties. It was added that the guarantees
comprise considerably more - than 50 per
cent ot the customs duties ot all ports ex
cept La Guayra and, Puerto Cabello, but
the officials declined to give the exact fig
ures. Surprise was expressed at the dis
patches from "Washington Intimating that
the American Minister at Caracas, Mr.
Bowen. was seeking to prevent the rati
fication of the agreement, which the
Council of Foreign Bondholders contend
Is entirely in accord with the Washing
ton protocol. The British and German
Foreign Offices have been consulted and
agree that the bonds are entirely within
tho rights and provisions of the protocol.
The Council of Foreign Bondholders has
been working for a guaranteed payment
since the promulgation of the protocol,
first on a scheme which provided for a
settlement of the Venezuelan Indebtedness
to all countries.- but this plan was aban
doned by the withdrawal of the French
last October. Thereafter the British and
German bondholders united and secured
President Castro's agreement to allot a
portion of the revenuestof La Guayra. and
Puerto Cabello. to which Minister Bowen
objected. Since this frustration In Jan
uary the bondholders have been at work
on the present agreement, which pro
vides for the Issue of new 3 per cent
bonds to cover the debt of the Anglo
German bondholders, amounting. Includ
ing arrears, to about J2S.000.000.
General Antonio Velutlnl, President
Castro's fiscal agent, acted In behalf of
Venezuela In the present negotiations,
while the Council of Foreign Bondhold
ers and the Dlsconto Gesellschaft. re
spectively, represented the British and
Action Postponed on Cable Case.
PARIS, March 22. The French Cable
Company has received a further dis
patch from M. Bran, Its representative
at Caracas, confirming the postpone
ment of a decision of the court rela
tive to the company's concession.
FORTY-FOUR ARE STILL HISSING
Death by Brockton Disaster
BROCKTON, Mass., March 22. No more
bodies were found in the ruins of the R.
B. Grover Company shoe factory today.
The number of oodles recovered Is 55. Late
tonight City Marshal Boydcn issued a
statement to the effect that U persons
who were employed In the factory were
Practically all business throughout the
city will be suspended tomorrow during
the funerals. The schools will be closed.
and so far as possible all traffic will be
discontinued, as the cortege passes through
the streets to the cemetery.
City Marshal Boyden. after examining
the payroll, estimated the number killed
at between GO and 73.
Panic Due to Fire, in Skyscraper.
NEW YORK. March 22. Many lives
were endangered and damage to the ex
tent of $50,000 was done by a fire In the
nine-story Empire State building at
Broadway and Bleeker streets today.
Scores of girls employed In the upper por
tions of the building were thrown Into a
panic when the flames swept up from the
seventh floor, where the fire started, and
it was only by the greatest good fortune'
that all escaped. As; It was, many were
more or less hriused in the crush which,
followed the rush down the stairways.
The fire was confined to the three uDDer
stories and was subdued after about an
hour's hard work.
Outfit for Roosevelt's B! Hunt.
AUSTIN. Tex.. March 22. The Adju-'
tant-uenerai today shipped a carload of
tents, iron bedsteads and other mmninr
outfit to Burl, Tex., near San Antonio. to
be used by PresloEt Xaceevelt iod parly
. IfafdcMC" mr-' - - r
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$5 Trimmed Hats $3.95
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50c Wire Frames 39c
Women who are contemplating making a
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of silk-covered wire and are well braced.
Thirty-five different shapes black or white.
NEW COVERT JACKETS Ready in the Cloak
Store further new arrivals in Covert Jackets.
Many new and very effective styles among the
newcomers. Exceptional values at $12.50
$15.00, $17.50, $20.00 and $25.00.
MORE NEW SUITS The racks, which have be
come rather empty during the past few days
are filled to the overcrowded point with, new
comers. Many new style ideas presented
36-inch Fruit of the Loom Bleached Muslins at
36-inch Lonsdale Bleached Muslins at
Free Lessons in Art Embroidery every day by a
graduate of theNew York School of Design.
All kinds of needlework taught FREE. Some
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50c .Stamped" Hemstitched Center and Tray
Cloths, tqday at . . . - 35
50c Cushion Tops in a large variety of new floral
and conventional designs, today at 39
79c Colored Linen Centerpieces, special today
English Voile 12c
In the "Wash Goods Store English Voiles,
very popular this season; choice of
checked, dotted, figured and solid colored
effects; extraordinary, value at... 12
50c Hosiery 35c
"Women's Fast Black Brilliant Lace Lisle.
Stockings, great variety of all-over and
lace-boot patterns; real 50a quality to
day at 35
MAKES MONEY BY DELAY
CASTRO SELLS ASPHALT FROM
Reason for Urging Settlement of the
- Venezuelan Dispute Issue With
France' Evaded by the Courts.
WASHINGTON. March 22. The State
Department has heard nothing Xrom Min
ister Bowen to indicate that the Ven
ezuelan Government has made answer to
his last proposition to arbitrate the
American claims, and it is supposed that
tho answer, when It does come, will be to
the effect that the Venezuelan govern
ment Insists on awaiting the final action
of its courts upon the .pending asphalt
case. The difficulty Is that the Venezue
lan government has refused the applica
tion of the asphalt company, supported by
Minister Bowen, to reverb to the status
existing before the appointment of a re
ceiver in the asphalt case, and allow the
company to repossess Itself gt Its proper
ty. As It Is, thb receiver is taking out large
quantities of asphalt from Bermudez
Lake, the proceeds of which are going
into the Venezuelan treasury, to the
great financial loss of the company, which
Is making dally representations on the
subject to the State Department.
Tho President is concluding arrange
ments for his Southwestern trip, on
which he expects to start Monday,
April 3, and no apprehension exists
that the trip -will be either abandoned
or postponed on account of the Ven
ezuelan embroglio. The President ex
pects. In his absence from 'Washington,
to keep In close -touch with the situa
tion as it may develop, and will be in
position constantly to Issue such In
structions from his train as may be
Senator Cullom, chairman of the for
eign relations committee, and Senator
Lodge, a member of that committee,
discussed the Venezuelan situation
with the President today. It is the
belief here In "well-informed circles
that, although the Italian warship Ca
labria Is making a cruise around the
world, and stopped Incidentally In Do
minican waters, the situation In Ven
ezuela, will cause the Rome Govern
ment to detain the ship in Caribbean
waters for the present, ready to deal
with any emergency.
The first news that the officials had
here of the action of the Venezuelan
Court, respecting the French Cable
Company's case, was contained in the
Associated Press Paris dispatches to
the effect that the court had ordered
the postponement sine die. While' this
proceeding Is peculiar to Spanish law
practice, the officials here regard It as
being equivalent to a. practical aban
donment of tho attempt to secure by
decree a. forfeiture of the company's
concession. Therefore, it appears that
the action of the French Minister to
Caracas, as reported by Minister Bow
en to Washington, on last Sunday, in
demanding- a discontinuation of the
proceedings against the company, has
been effectual, sottfere will probably-
be - no occasion for a resort to the
French government to protect the
It is pointed out here that by reason
of exclusion of the French claims
JJXroK - tie .Velutlnl arraagMrMat be
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brims, crowns of
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be worn Just as
flowers or any
them complete for dress wear; remark
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Flowers Special 25c
Great flowers special comprising a big
table filled with crushed roses, small June
roses, plain foliage, also foliage with buds
and violets. Great chance for securing hat
garniture very reasonable.
If you want the very newest things in ribbons
you must come to this ribbon store. New today
Messaljne and Failletine Ribbons for Millinery
use and Girdles in all the staple and new fancy
0 9; o-mcn at ou
The same in ombre and shaded, effects, 6-inch at
45; 5-inch at 30.
New maize, warp print, striped and broche rib
bons, the fad of the season for girdles and
sashes, 25 to $2.50.
Oliver Ditson &
John Church & Co., also new Piano Methods and
Studies, published by Oliver Ditson & Co.
$1.08 BOOKS 50c
"The Call of the "Wild," by Jack London, here
tofore $1.08, special edition ...50
"Letters from a Self -Made Merchant to His
Son," heretofore '$1.08, special edition 50
30c Neckwear 15c
Embroidery Turnover Collars 3000 of
them white body, with the designs em
broidered in light blue, pink, brown, navy,
red, black and white; actual 30c values
Towels Special 25c
In the Linen Store today Extra Heavy
Turkish Bath Towels, 24x50 inches, full
bleached, hemmed; greatest 25c value
tween the British and German bond
holders on the one side and Venezuela
on the other, the French government
probably will still retain a lively in
terest in that .settlement.
It Is true that the German' and British
protocols In article 7 bind the Vene
zuelan government to enter into a
fresh arrangement respecting the ex
ternal debt of Venezuela with a view to
the satisfaction of the claims of the
bondholders and permit a definition of
the sources from which the necessary
payments are to be provided. But this
is not looked upon as broad enough to
warrant the practical extinction of
other claims. So far, Mr. Bowen has
not advised the State-Department that
he has protested against the consum
mation of the bond arrangement, but
apparently feels that he has discharged
his duties by reporting the facts
promptly to the State Department.
HAS NO FEAR OF INTERVENTION
Castro Courts Investigation of Dis
pute by Congress.
WTLLiEMSTAD, Island of Curacao,
March 9. (Correspondence of the As
sociated Press.) Through the Caracas
papers much publicity has been given
to the efforts of Senor Paul to bring
about an amicable settlement in Wash
ington of the grievances of the United
States against Venezuela. Statements
are printed daily that the difficulties
are due entirely to a misunderstanding
whHch will be explained away and as
surances are given by the Caracas
press that there Is no danger of Amer
President Castro is said to be con
fident that no steps will be taken I
against the government, either by the
United States or any European power.
The course of the United States in
the Santo Domingo affair has raised
the hopes of the diplomatic corps-in
Caracas that the Venezuelan difficul
ties may be referred td Congress. In
discussing this hope, the Venezuelan
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France Sends No Ultimatum
PARIS, March 22. The Matin says
Ambassador Jusserand will confer with
President Roosevelt today relative to
Venezuela and adds:
"An ultimatum has not been sent.
President Castro having taken the case
of the French Cable Company to the
courts, France intends to leave It there
until a decision is given, when she will
be prepared to adopt all the measures
necessary to secure respects for the
rights of French citizens.
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