THE MORNING OEEGOMAN. TUESDAY, APRIL' IS, 1905. TAKES REFUGE IN II CHINESE Russian Fleet Is Said Wow to Be to the North of Hongkong. JARA1! PROTESTS TO CHINA Tells Government to Order, the Ves- iscls of the Czar.ta Ieavo for- the OpenS-jSea at Once; SPECIAL, CABLE. HONGKONG, April 18. It is reported here that the Chinese government has re celved information that the Russian fleet under command of Admiral Rojestvensky has taken refuge in a bay on the Chinese coast north of Hong Kong. It is stated that the Jananese govern ment has made an urgent demand that the Chinese government send -word to the Russians to get out at once, and also that Japan has told China that she will be held strictly accountable should the .Rus sians use neutral harbors for the purpose of taking on stores or resting. A report is in circulation here, but is not confirmed, that the American Maru, a Japanese scoutlntr ship, has boon dam aged as the result of a conflict -with a Russian cruiser. It is imposible to trace the origin of this rumor. Sighted Off Hongkong. PARIS, April IS. A dispatch from St, Petersburg to the Echo de Paris states that Vice-Admiral Rojestvensky, with a portion of his squadron, has been sighted off Hongkong, sailing northeast. This is not confirmed from other sources. QUESTIOX OP NEUTRALITY. London Papers Are Discussing the Kamranh Buy Incident. LONDON, April 18. In the absence of further information regarding the position of the Russian and Japanese fleets, the London morning papers are keenly dis cussing the neutrality questions, for the most part in a strong pro-Japanese tone. The Morning Post takes the milder view that Kamranh Bay is a mere fishing port and unable to provide coal and other sup plies to the Russian squadron, which probably look shelter there to replenish from its own colliers, and that, though a technical breach of neutrality had been committed, the French authorities could hardly be held responsible unless it can be proved that they had previous knowl edge of Rojestvensky's intentions. The Daily Mall's correspondent at Sing apore gives a lurther report from the North German Lloyd steamer Prinz Heln- i rich that Friday, April 14, the Russian cruisers Dmitri Donskoi and Rlon were scouting outside the bay, while a tug was bringing colliers alongside of warships. which were coaling, and that many boats were transferring provisions to Russian vessels. The correspondent at Hong Kong of the Dally Mail reports that the steamer North Angna last Friday night encountered -a strong fleet of cruisers off Bombay reef, steering south and using searchlights. The North Anglia was unable to distinguish the nationality of the cruisers. AT ANCHOR IN KAMRANH BAY Russian Vessels Are Coaling and Revlctualing. SAIGON, April 17. It is reported here that Admiral Rojestvensky's squadron is at anchor in Kamranh Bay. where the ships are coaling and revlctualing. Kam- rann Bay is a port on the east coast of Cochin China, north of here. COAL SHIPS ARE CAPTURED Japanese Make Seizure Off Cochin China Coast. SAIGON. Anril 17. Thr .TnnatiAoA rorpnf ly captured a large number of colliers off uie coast oi uocnin umna. SIx men. suooosed to be Jananese. land ed some days ago at Cape St James, near mere, irom an Annamese junK, ana alter a Drier stay re-em Darned. A number of Russian warships are an chored in Kamranh Bay. The steamer Eridan, which was pur chased by a local French firm, sailed yes terday evening with a full cargo of pro visions for the squadron. The health of the Russians is remark ably good. Only eight deaths from dis ease nave occurred since their departure irom Europe out or an effective total ing zs.uuu men. A Russian officer suffering from beri beri is in the hospital here. The other sick men who were brought here by the xtusman nospitai snop Orel include Prince Cantacuzene, but the reports that the Orel has wounded men on board are un founded, as here had been no fighting up to me time or tne arrival. (Prince Michael Cantacuzene, who mar ried Miss Julia Dent Grant in 1E99, is the neaa or me nouse, and is an officer of the Imperial Guard. The Prinm nflntnmin in the hospital at Saigon apparently is a tack the 'Russian vessels without vlolat injr France's neutralltv. Many persons continue to believe the xLussia.u squaaron. win BpecaUy leave Kamranh Bay and continue Its voyage nortnwaro. Halts to Get Information. PARIS, April) 17. The dispatch from Saigon announcing the presence of Rus sian warships at Kamranh Bay Is con sidered as showing that Admiral Rojest vensky is not moving northward as fast as expected. The fact that Admiral de jonquieres, the French naval commander at Saigon, is Droceedlnrr tn Vn and the deDartUre from Knftrnn Inst ntcrhf of a vessel having on board a cargo of .ikuositui stores combine to Indicate mat tne Russian rendezvous Is not far dis tant from Saigon, and that probably it Is m ui near jvamrann .Bay. The officials here say that no govern have been privately Informed that the1 xvusuian squaaron was on tne coast oi Indo-Chlna two days ago, but are posi tive that the squadron is now farther north, probably sheltering along the coast of Annam. This locality is considered particularly dangerous, owing to the rocky coast, the currents and the preva lence of tropical storms. The appearance of a case of berl-beri at faaigon causes apprehension, as the maiaay resemmes yellow lever and is slm llarly Infectious. The halt of the Russian squadron was auo to .Admiral Rojestvensky's desire, to have an opportunity to communicate with St Petersburg and gather information re- gaiuiug me movements or tne Japanese. t Chance to "Whip Togo. ST. PETERSBURG, April 17. A high Admiral expressed to the Associated Press todav the firm conviction that Ad miral Togo would not give battle near me .fescaaore Msianas, Formosa straits. He said: "It would be a rreat taetiral rrnr tn concentrate his squadron S00 miles from japan ana run the risk of having Rojest vensky slip by when, by remaining in home waters, Rojestvensky must come to him in order to reach his only base. v laaivostOK. "All the Tokio dispatches about the proclamation of martial law in th P. cadore Islands and the probable presence ot a Japanese squadron In Forrnosan waters are sent as blinds. "We do not know Rojestvensky's plans. He has worked them out himself, and knowing me Aumirai, as -i ao, nis own nag Cap tain was probably in the dark when he entered the China Sea. "We have complete confidence in Ro jestvensky's resourcefulness. He labors under disadvantages so far as the speed of his vessels is concerned, but the re ports of the condition of his ships and crews and the latter's skill In gunnery as shown by their target practice are oener man we considered possible, and c iinaiy ueuevc ne nas more than a ngntmg cnance or whipping Togo In an open neia. Guards Against Torpcdo-Boats. or. -fXlSKSBUKG. Anrll 17 f11?K a. M.). The news that vessels of the Russian squaaron nave put Into Kamranh Bay. north of Cape Padaran, off the east coast oi -ocnm umna. bears out sttmnfc. contained in these dispatches a week ago io me enect mat Admiral Rojestvensky probably would seek shelter oft that part of the Cochin China coast and th and make his final preparations before emuarKing on tne final stage of his jour ney. No definite information ij nhtain able as to the lensrth stay ajt . Kamranh Bay, or whether the naiomjjs jiave aireaay sailed, tne Admiralty,- even If it knows, being naturally nuwil on U19 point. xou may be sure," said an officer. mat every nrecautlon wm Vi tov against a torpedo attack. Rojestvensky ranjoe renea upon to protect his ships." Alnonir .naval mon th Mm tV- a r ral Rojestvensky has divided his squadron j nut viiwruuueu. FRANCE TO BE ASKED WHY Allowed Belligerent Squadron Use of Her Port, J?u' prU 17--It: 13 calculated here that the Russian squadron arrived at Kamranh Bay at noon, April 12, and therefore has been occupying the port 48 hours-when seen at noon, April 14. I? nflnffntl0J? recelve regarding ves sels of the Russian squadron being seen at Kamranh Bay. April 14. reached Tokio today, and was given to the publlo through a brief communication from the Navy Department The news was a sur prise, because it was generally doubted that France would permit the use of her ports to a belligerent squadron engaged In offensive operations. The Japanese government Is silent on the qriestions of its Intentions, but it is expected that It will make immediate rep resentations to France. The response of France Js eagerly awaited, particularly as to whether France admits the squad ron is within territorial water. SVnnoa denied that the Russian squadron was wunin territorial waters, when off Mada gascar. If she denies It In this Instance? it,wniy japan, .an. ppjor.tuOit& Sa Slglited Three Dozen Vessels. HONG KONG. Anrll 17 Th r:r,n steamer Brunhild arriv irom bingaporo and reported that she naa sioppca ior two nours by three Rus sian cruisers, April 14, 30 miles north of Cape Padaran. The Brunhilde sighted altogether about S3 vessels steaming noruieast at ten knots. The ships ap peared to be In good condition. A report Is current that a portion of the Russian squaaron nas reached a bay In Chinese waters northward of Hong Kong. Cape Padaran Is off the east coast of Cochin-Chlna, not far south of Kamranh Bay, where It is reported a number of Russian warships are anchored and re- viciuaiing. Tells of Cavalry Skirmish. TOKIO. Anrll 17 f2:30 P. v.Th rt lowing official report was issued today Lium me neaaquarters or tho Japanese armies in Manchuria: "On the night of April 15 five squadrons oi me enemy s cavalry entered Sanyen ching, on the Fakoman-Fenghua road. Our forces made a night attack and re pulsed the enemy northward. The en emy was panic-stricken and left eight men dead on tho fleld. Our losses were two men killed. "Frequent collisions between cavalry are occurring at various places. Other wise there has been no material change In the situation." Sighted No War Vessels. LABUAN. Borneo. Anrll 17. Thi Tinit States torpedoboat-destroyers Barry and uu.uni.-ey arnvea nere tnis morning from the Philippines to join the United States cruiser Ralejgh, which, however, had al ready left Tho destroyers did not sight any .Russian or Japanese vessels. (The Raleigh left Lobuan, heading north, on the morning of April It) Seen at Turan Bay. LONDON, April 17.-A special dispatch from Hong Kong says that a portion of the Russian sauadron whr spnn Rnn Turan Bay, about 350 miles north of Kam- rann $ay. (Turan Bay is between latitude 15 and latitude 17 north. According to advices from Haifoncr to a Pnrts nnenon m Russian vessels were recently sighted In umi. lauiuQB steaming norm.) In British Steamer Confiscated. NAGASAKI. Anrll 17. Tno nnrvooi the case of the British steamer NIgrotia, seized by the Japanese cruiser Tsushima December SO. off the coast of Corea, and condemned as a nrize Jsntmrv k v.. been rejected. The vessel and her cargo nave oeen connscatea. Plank Saves Sailor's Life. SAIGON. Anrll 17. Tho Duselon n,. who fell overboard in the Strait nf Ma lacca, and who was rescued 12 hours later on a plank, was brought to Saigon, whence he has joined the squadron. Japan's Firth Homo Loan. LONDON. Anrll IS. The at Tokio of the Standard says that a fifth domestic loan of $50,000,000 has been satis factorily arranged on the game terms as the fourth domestic loan. Torpedo-Boats Shipped East. STTVASTOPOL.. Ami! 17. (few 1 tiedohoats which Lewis .Nixon, nf Vow York, has been settinr ud here havi hn completed and shipped to Vladivostok. Included In Defense Zone. SESSION AT NIGHT Commissioner Garfield Inves tigates Standard Oil. COMING TO 'PACIFIC C0AS Conditions in Texas. Will' Be Looked Into and the Work Undertaken Then Will Be Completed In Kansas. INDEPENDENCE. Kan.. April 17. Commissioner Garfield Is holding a night session In the office of Secretary Parker, of the Kansas Oil Producers Associa tlon. A mimhr nf oilmen am helne ex amlned as to the methods of the Standard Oil Company in this state. Mr. Garfield will tro to Vendosha tomor row and return here on Wednesday. He will go to Kansas City Wednesday night and expects to leave In a few days for California. On the return from the Coast he will investigate conditions In Texas and complete tils work in Kansas. He will then go East and investigate Eastern fields. Jewett's Answer Is Filed. TOPEKA, Kan., April 17. Mulvane & Gault attorneys for Warden E. B. Jew- ett, today filed Warden Jewett's answer in the oil refinery case, being the man damus suit brought by Attorney-General Coleman to compel State Treasurer Kel ley and Warden Jewett to issue the oil refinery bonds. Among other causes, the answer sets forth that the oil refinery law is unconstitutional for a number of reasons: "That It does not dlrentlv annrnnriatu the taxes provided therefor; that it cre ates a public debt which is not a public improvement or an expense of Govern ment: that it makes the ntate a nnrfv tn the work of internal improvement; that it is against the Fourteenth Amendment to the Federal Constitution, in that it interferes with private business; that the branch Penitentiary Is onlv a snh torfuge, and that the real object of the law is to ouiia me oil refinery." One Bay at Independence. INDEPENDENCE. Kan., April,, 17. James R. Garfield. Commissioner of Pnr porations, arrived here early today and oegan nis searcn for facts and figures Bearing on the oil cases. Officials of the Prairie Oil R- fin rv.m pany, a branch of the Standard Oil Com pany, assured Mr. Garfield that they would gladly furnish him all the informa- uon iney nad and tendered him the serv ices of their office force to assist him. Mr. Garfield spent practically the whole aay in me omce of the Prairie Company, going over tne concern's books. "We are getting a great deal of infor mauon,- jir. uarneld said. "We are finding the facts and that is what we came ior. TOKIO. Anrll IS. The naw denartmenf today declared Tsugara-Stralts a zone of defense, with the usual maritlma restrie- i Jlons. - SH0NTS IS IN THE SADDLE Xew President of Panama Railway Expected to Slake Good Showing. NEW YORK. Anrll 17 Thi riiftrir,n. neW bOaril Of directors of tVl Hanamo taiiroad company was elected today: xneouore v. snonts, J. F. Wallace, Charles E. Magoon, Mordecal T. Endl cott, Peter C. Hains. B. if. Harrod. O. R. Ernest, William N. Cromwell, William x. .rarsons, uiarence R. Edwards. J. R. Obaldla, R. L. Farnham and Edward A. Drake. It is understood that Mr. Shnnte win be elected to the nresldenrv nf th t- organized company. The new board went into executive session Immediately upon its election to organize. Secretary Taft jeiL me conrerence anout that time, stat ing his Intention to return immediately to- Washington. It is understood that practically all of the stock of the rail road company Is now in the hands of the uovernment. Before leaving for Wash lngton Secretary Taft said? "With Mr. Shonts at the head of the Panama Railroad Company, it is certain that its affairs will be ennduitH mncf satisiaciory. His experience as a nrac tlcal railroad man will ennhie him t. operate this railroad just as the Panama commission may desire, while the xrnrv oi construction Is in progress. The en tire omclal board of the company will bo i-uiiiuriseu oi enner mpmwrs nr tho pon ama Commission or of men who are in tcrested In the work of constructing the V.tLIK-11. I eXDCCt that the canal onmmleelnn will have concluded its investigation nf conaiuons and will be able to report our pians and recommendations in Con gross In December. It is the Intontinn the Administration to have nnnniniMt nf an eariy date a board of consulting engln eers. which will assist In this wnrv w desire to have on this board a representa tive from Germany, France and England, and with this end in view, the three na tions will be urged to annolnt one rep resentative each. 'The Government is in comnlete con trol of all the stock of the company. It Is absolutely essential for us to control" the affairs of the railroad In tho interest of the work of 'construct ing the canal. We desire to have the affairs of the railroad conducted In harmony "with the commission, nrhloh will have charge of the general con struction work. The following officers were elected by the new board: President, Theodore P. Shonts; vice-president and general manager, John F. Wallace: secretary and treasurer, E. A. Drake; assistant treasurer. Sylvester Demlnp: niitn secretary, Thomas H. Rosbottom; gen eral counsel, bum van & Cromwell; traffic agent. H. I Walker: auditor. John Adams: superintendent on the isthmus, B. G. Prescott; executive com mittee. President Shonts. Vice-Presi dent Wallace, Charles E. Magoon. Will- lam Nelson Cromwell and C. R. Ed wards. The board ordered the douhle-tracU lnc and re-eaulnninc- of the ralirnari and made an anpronrlation of S1.270.- 000 for that purpose. The directors and officers of the company held a pro tracted session, after which President Shonts made an Informal statement The directors adopted a resolution to tho effect that the president, vice-presi dent and general manager of tho rail road shall draw no salaries excent those to which they are entitled as of ficers of the commission. The directors will draw nn fen nr attending meetings of the board. All traveling expenses incurred in connec tion with the work of the commission or railroad company will be nald. Pre. Ident Shonts said that he was not pre pared to give any details regarding the re-equipment of the railroad, and he added that nothing has yet been done toward the Increasing of the efficiency of the steamship service to the isthmus. Boast Was Xot an Idle One. NORFOLK, Va.. April 17. Thomas Tandaw, a conspicuous figure in Norfolk for over 50 years, claimed up to the time of his death that he was entitled to a larire fortune In nallfnmln ITIvn --. 0&h4 .waa adjui& lagan and, seat -tai BARGAINS! IN PIANOS OF THE VERY HIGHEST TYPE Artisticjeicture Framing High-Grade Watch Repairing Very Reasonable Prices SDlendld Chlckerlntr. Weber and TCIm balls. Also SUeh other -well-known malu as the Steck, Hobart 31. Cable, Everett ana j-iaraman- ana a uecKer aaby urand. inese instruments have come to us re cently as Dart navment for the now non. ular Pianola Piano, and also In a number or instances ior superb grands of the Chickerlns: and Weber makes. Thev are used pianos, and as such we are selling them, the prices at which they can now De purcnased are radically lower than what they sell for originally. A number of them will be found really as good as new, and any of the others amply worth cry cent we are astung. Only Twelve of, These Great Bargains HERE ARE THE .NAMES AND THE PRICES: Chickerins, largest size, cased-in walnut, sells new at J50. The best judge of pianos tnat comes to our store cannot tell it from brand-new. hnf- nrosont rrl l nnl. tm- Weber, very dainty style, in a rosewood i 5cr y gooa as new; price, Another "Weher o Uttla nlA. t Kimball, medium size, beautiful walnut Kimball, very handsome mahogany case, splendid tone. J275. -rt.uui.ner iumnan, a pertect gem In an saUnwoocf. X5elS bcautlfuIIy Inlaid in Steck, genuine rosewood case, carefully icmuoucu ana in nrsi-ciass condition Ilobart M. Cable, oak case, nearly new, Kl'erett MOfiTrnn onoo liA mw nardman, ebony case. In good condition, m occu iiluo use, iy. Another T?arrimnn In a wrnWAnj almost as good as the other, but a little older, $18o. Decker Baby Grand, left with us to be ouiu, just me uiing ior a studio. Price, onlv S350. Small cash payments will be accepted in purchase of these pianos, remainder of payments to be made in monthly install ments. Ellers Piano House, Sol Washlng- curucr rarn. ijarge stores also San Francisco, Stockton and Oakland Cal.; Spokane and Seattle, Wash.; Bolsi the asylum. Two years ago he died and was burled In a pauper's cravA at thA asylum. . A letter has Just been received nere irom tne Pacific Coast stating that xanaaw was entitled to a largo portion - a esmiB m aiuornia worth over HEAVY L0SSJT0 ORCHARDS Frost Creates Havoc as Far South as Carollnas.' LA FAYETTE. Ind., April 17. Re ports received uy the Purdue Univer sity Agricultural Experiment Station today state the damaere donrf tn fmit by frost was severe. In some locali ties tne cherry and plum trees have been stripped of blossoms. Apples and peacnes nave also suffereH nvriv The loss to fruitgrowers will be heavy, LOUISVILLE. Kv.. Anrll 17 Ahnnr. mally low temneratnre nnvili rr.n. erally today, with heavy and killing irosta as tar south as Southern Ten nessee and Northern Georgia, and east through Virginia, while Hcht fmt are reported from Southern Alabama ana zsorthern Florida. Snow flurries occurred in the Ohio Valley. HUNTINGTON W. Va.. Anrll 17 .-snow io ine aeiitn o two inches was on tne ground xodav. and lee fnrmrt in an small streams last night. The weather was the coldest known here for the season in many years, and all truii is Deneved to have been killed SPRINGFIELD. O.. Anril 17 farm ers report that the freezing weather has damaged the fruit of dollars. They declare that the pear. pium ana cnerry crops are badly dam aged, u not TUined. CAIRO. 111.. ADrll 17. A severe trntt in tnis section has greatlv damna-ed fruit and vegetables. It Is estimated tnat fully 50 per cent of the fruit eron is ruined. NORFOLK. Va.. Anrll 17. Tho for mation of ice throughout the vast Norfolk country trucking section last nignt aid great damage. GREENVILLE. S. C Anrll 17 a Killing irost visited this section this morning, fruit and early vegetables being badly damaged. Robbed on Lighting Contracts. NEW YORK. Anrll 17. Before the I.D.J.- latlve committee which Is invesHcratin- the gas and electric lighting conditions in II11S CUV. KODert Urier Mnnrne nv commissioner of water mmniv t?aJ on.i electricity, today told the story of a com- Dinauon mat prevented competitive bids for the CltV lltrhtlnir rontraetc rftn4n Mayor Low's administration. He testified that at that time In 1902 there was abso lutely no competition; that there was vir tually but one bid for each kind nf ur).t and that the city was "made to pay divi dends and interest on an Inflated capital." The price of oDen flame hiimer tnr- street lamps was S17.50 per year, the name price as oDiained 20 years before when gas was $2.25 per 1000 to the private customer. Duel With Real Swords. HAVANA. April 17. One of tne re sults of the seizure on Anrll n hv !- Nationalist Congressmen of papers in me case oi aueged improper acts by Nationalist Councllmen and officials of the City of Havana was a duel with swords today between Congressman Carlos MonJIeta and Armando Andre n government employe, who had written a letter to a newspaper strongly con- aemnatory or iuendieta and other Con gressmen concerned In the seizure of the papers. Mendieta is said to have inflicted a trlflincr wound on his ODDonent's arm and' the honor of both the duellists was tnereupon considered to have been sat isfied. Lighting or Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA. April 17. The North American tomorrow will say: An ordinance will be Introduced in the Council Thursday authorizing the ex tension of the lease of the city's gas works for 50 years from December 31, 1907, to the Equitable Illuminating Gas Light Company, which is owned by the United Gas Improvement Company. The latter concern now has a 30 years lease on the city's gas plants which" expire in 1627. It is proposed that the gas company shall pay Into the City Treasury' in one lump tne sum of about $25,000,000. Two Changes in Rank. WASHINGTON. ADrll 17. As a re sult of the promotion of Colonel James Buchanan to tho trrade of "Brle-adler- General, Lieutenant-Colonel G. P. Gor- dee. of the Fifth Infantry, at Platts burg, N. 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ISO general agents and district managers of the society held a caucus behind closed doors In the Hotel Nether lands tonight and adopted a resolution Indorsing President J. W. Alexander, of the society, but containing an emphatic request that the present factional strife cease. There are approximately 220 agents here tonight, but the 40 Equitable represent ees who did not attend the meeting took no definite action so far as could be learned. Every representative who at tended tonight's meeting was pledged to abide by the decision reached. Gabe Tarbell, second vice-president of the society: H. H. Knowles. superintend ent of agencies, and President Alexan der's" secretary, Mr. Pendrelgh, were at the meeting. E. A. Woods, general agent of the so ciety In Pittsburg, directed the movement which led to the caucus. He explained afterward that It was desired to outline some definite form of action so that Tues day's general meeting of agents could be expedited. President Alexander and Vice-Presi dents Hyde and Tarbell will attend to morrow's meeting. It Is understood that Mr. Alexander. Mr. Hyde and Mr. Tar bell will be given opportunity to make any statements they desire. Schiff Makes General Denial. NEW YORK. April 17.-Jacob H. Schiff, of Kuhn, Loeb &. Co., telegraphed from Hot Springs, Va., today that at no time and in no Instance haa he had aiiy syn dicate entitled. "J. H. Hyde & Associ ates," nor has he had any such Interest with any officer of the Equitable Life Assurance Society. Satisfied With the Investigation. ALBANY, N. Y.. April 17. Francis Hendricks, superintendent of the State Department of Insurance, today was served with a copy of the order Issued by Justice Scott, of the Supreme Court, on application of Herbert G. Tull, a policy-holder In the Equitable Life Assur ance Society, requiring the superintendent to show cause why he should not be re strained from taking action on the amended charter of. the society, which has been submitted to him by the board of directors for approval. The order Is also directed against the board of directors. It is returnable on Thursday morning In New York City. Superintendent Hendricks has requested Attorney-General Mayer to represent him on .too return of the order and a. repre-. sentatlve- of the Attorney-General's de partment will be present at the hearing. Governor Higgins was asked tonight if there were any developments that sug gested the expediency of a legislative In vestigation of the affairs of the Equitable Society. He replied: "I have not yet learned of . anything which has convinced me that a legisla tive Investigation of this insurance com pany at this time would be of any value." The Governor repeated his belief that the investigation which Is being conduct ed by the State Department of Insurance will be entirely satisfactory. HAS LEAVE TO INTERVENE Equitable Stockholder Would Pre vent Mutualization. NEW YORK, April 17. Leave to inter vene In the action of Franklin B. Lord against the Equitable Life Assurance So ciety to prevent the mutualization of the society, was granted today to H. Van Rensselaer Kennedy, of New York City, holder of 16 shares of Equitable stock. Mr. Kenned, In the action, also repre sented as administrator the estate of Rachel Lennox Kennedy, owner ol four shares. The application was granted by Justice Maddox. of the Supreme Court, In Brook lyn, and was unopposed. A large number of general agents of the Equitable So ciety have arrived In tiii3 city from vari ous parts cf the country. They will re main here about a week, and will hold meetings beginning tomorrow. Coaldealers In Defense. NEW YORK, April 17. A meeting of retail coaldealers throughout the country has been called for this city May 9. to form a defensive alliance against the mineowners and coal dis tributers. The avowed purpose of the movement Is to develop methods for the quicker delivery of coal by the operators and Its better preparation for shipment. According? to some of those Inter ested, the retailers claim to have not received fair treatment of late at the hands of the shippers, because of which many small dealers and a-few forced out of large ones have been business. It Is said the new association will not attempt to regulate prices beyond trying- to secure lower freight rate concessions from the carrying roads. carters' SICK HEADACHE Positively cured by these kittle Pills. They also relieve Distress from Dyspepsia, Indigestion and Too Hearty Eating. A per fect remedy for Dizziness, Nausea, Drowsi ness, Bad Taste in the Mouth, Coated Tongue Tain in the Side, TORPID LIVER. Thy Regulate the Bowels. Purely Vegetable. 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