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Albany. April 9.— lt was reported to-night
that th" Assembly would nn-obably pass a reso
lution for the final adjournment of the legislat
ure on April 23. If such a-*resolutlon comes to
th«» Senate that body will probably hold It a
week, and thrn amend it sen as to provide for an
adjournment on April 2«V
If the legislature adjourns on the 2Gth it
will rx» just one week aftex Mayor Van Wyck
submits a peppery message vetoing the Charter
Revision bill. There is good reason to think that
Governor Odell. in a special message to the
legislature, will give his reasons for believing
that th« bill will greatly Improve the govern
ment of -York, and urge that it be passed
over Mayor Van Wyck's veto.
The Governor thus far has not been convinced
that the favor with which he regarded the bill
has been misplaced. His attention has been
called to various alleged errors In framing it.
but he has not yet been aWe to see that they
are of a serious character. He had a confer
ence this morning with Senator Stranahan and
Assemblyman Kelsej-, the chairmen of the two
committees on cities, and learned from them
that they had not had any feature of the bill
called to their attention which gravely im
paired its character. Nevertheless", it is palpable
that the Governor is of an open mind on this
subject of charter revision, and it can be pre
dicted that if the bill is shown to contain un
desirable features he would take steps to de
stroy them. "Whether the necessary amendments
¦would be made this year is not clear. Possibly
an immediate amendment of the charter re
vision might not be necessary. No doubt is
felt here that Governor Odell expects to sign
the bill soon after it comes into his hands.
Whether supplementary bills amending the
charter revision law will be passed will depend
upon the nature of the criticisms made.
Extraordinary care was taken with the bill be
fore it was acted upon by the legislative com
mittees. Governor Odell had a careful analysis
made for his personal use. and as the result of
that analysis the Governor accepted the work
of the Charter Revision Commission. The ehiaf
merit of the Charter Commission's work, in the
opinion of the Governor, was Its placing the re-
Fponsihiltty for the government of New-York
upon its Mayor, by giving him the power of re
moving subordinates throughout his term: and.
secondly, the provisions to build up local gov
ernment in the boroughs by conferring upon
them greater power to make locxl Improvements.
This part of the Revision Commission's work
has been left untouched.
Leading Republican members of the legis
lature do not feel that they have made any seri
ous errors in the composition of the Charter Re
vision bfftl. and are not dispose.] to make any
apologies" for their action. The revision, they
believe, will improve the government of New-
York, and that was their main aim in passing
LOSS OF POWER TO POCK BOARD.
|l LAND OFFICE COMMISSION TO MAKE
f GRANTS UNDER WATER. IT IS SAID.
Colonel I.add, the Mayor's legal adviser, pays he
has discovered a provision In the amended charter
whereby the Dock Board of this city is deprive,!
of power with reference to grants of land under
water. It is alleged that the jurisdiction now en-
Joyed by the Dock Board would be vested in the
State Commissioners of the Land Office. The re
port was Industriously circulated that this change
would mean a loss of millions of dollars to the
city. Under the amended charter the Dock Board
Is to certify to the Commissioners of the Land
Office its opinion as tc whether a grant of land
under water conflicts with the rights of the city.
Under the present charter the Dock Board is un
derstood to determine the question of grants of
land under water to a large extent. When Isaac
M. Kar»per, of Brooklyn, one of the Charter Re
vision commission, was asked about this last night
It is my recollection that the sub-committee hav
ing that particular section of the charter in hand
changed the wording of the provision in order to
make It comply with the most recent decision of
the Court of Appeals. Th«» court held that the
State had sovereign power over land under water
on Its shores, except where rights had been given
tinder some ancient colonial charter. The State's
Jurisdiction does not extend to these old charter
rights. Grants under these old charters, however.
are comparatively few In number, and do not cut
much of a figure.
MAY CHANGE SUPERVISION OF JAILS.
COLER FINDS A LITTLE "JOKER" IN CON
NECTION WITH TAXATION OF WATER
The \*ague wording of the section of the amend
ed charter with reference to the control of the
jails of Manhattan and Brooklyn gave currency
yesterday to the story that the supervision of the
Jails hereafter •will be vested in the Commissioner
of Corrections. The -words "all Jails" are dropped
from the clause enumerating the institutions ex
cepted from the control of the Commissioner of
Assistant Corporation Counsel William J. Carr.
<•• Brooklyn, said yesterday that he anal of the
opinion that Jails were exempted from the control
of the Corrections Department by th* new char
ter, but that the question was open to argument.
Controller Coler found other features of the new
charter objectionable yesterday.
"As the law is at present." said the Controller,
•'the land owned by the city in Westchester and
Putnam counties for use in connection with the
water supply Is taxed at its value, exclusive, of
the construction of work necessary for the water
supply, and at the Fame value as other lands in
the Immediate neighborhood. The new charter,
fcowever. proposes to annul Section FSO by striking
out these provisions. Hereafter the construct
and works necessary for the water supply-that is.
the dams, gate houses, masonry, «1---wn(l^« 1 --- wn ( l^ have
cost the city millions of dollars, will be taxed on
eueh valuation as the local town assessors may
tee fit to put upon them. This is pimply a scheme
To compel New-York City to pay the bulk of the
taxes through the country towns In Westchester
and Putnam counties."
Mr Coler added that he did not have any state
ment ready yet for publication on the charter.
but that to-day he -would send a letter to the
Mayor containing: his objections to the charter.
PROPOSED CHANGES IN CHARTER.
THE MODIFICATIONS BY THE REVISION
COMMISSION* SUMMARIZED BY
THE CITY CLUB.
There ha* been prepared in the office, of the coun
cil of the City Club a memorandum which purports
to show the changes made by the legislature in
the bill of the Charter Revision Commission.
Among the departures noticed are the following:
Th« terms of the Mayor, Controller and borough
presidents are, reduced to two years. Police
matrons are retained as members of the uniformed
Ask him if it isn't true that about every
one needs a good spring medicine. Ask
him if your* depression of spirits, your
general weakness, and your feeling of ex
haustion are not due to impure blood and
weakness of the nerves.
Then ask him about Ayer's Sarsaparilla.
If he says it's all right, get a bottle of it
today. We know it is the best thing you
can possibly take to lift you up and bring
back your old strength and vigor.
**•* ill * r "If LU - J. C. AVER CO., Lowell, Hut.
force. Tiie bond of the Fire Commissioner, as
'renp irer of the Fire Department. Is reduced from
HM4QO to scn.oon The bond of the treasurer of the
Fire department relief fund is increased from S2-".
<vv) to $l«>r>.iy«".. The borot'gh school boards are abol
ished. The chief features of the Davis school law.
including the four mills provision, are retained.
The number of associate city superintendents of
schools 1«? increased to twenty-six. The Board of
Education is empowered to admit any private
school to participation in the common school fund.
Provision Is made for a municipal tenement house
commission to be appointed by the Mayor. Thft
number of city magistrates is increased. The mag
istrates in Brooklyn, rjueens and Kings are to be
elected. Existing law regarding the State Board of
Pharmacy Is repealed.
SCHIKREN HOPEFFL OF THE CHARTER.
Members of the Charter Revision Commission
yesterday disclaimed any Intention to urge vetoes
of the new charter hy the Mayor and Governor
because of the amendments which had been made
by the legislature without the consent of the com
mission. "We have the Mayor's assurance that he
will r.-ad every line of the new charter." said
Charles A. Schieren. "and we shali wait and see
¦wlint defects the Mayor finds. I am inclined to be
lieve that so much that is good is left untouched
in the charter that we may want to have the char
ter, although some of the amendments may be re
A mOMA TTOX A NNIVERBA RY.
GRANT AND LEE THE THEMES OF PRESI
DENT ANGELL AND RISHOP DT'D
Chicago, April ?.— The anniversary of the sur
render of General Lee at Appomattox was cele
brated by the Hamilton Club this evening with nn
elaborate banquet, to which 3,.vi0 invitations were
issued, and of which two-thirds were accepted.
The dinner, which was held at the Auditorium
Hotel, was one of the most pretentious ever given
by the Hamilton Club. It was attended by many of
the alumni of Michigan I'niversity and of the
University of Chicago, besides the members of the
club and Invited guests. The chief speakers of the
evening were Bishop Dudley, of Kentucky, and
President Angell of the I'niversity of Michigan.
President Angell spoke of "General Grant In the
Orient," and Bishop Dudley delivered the principal
address He snv.- an eloquent tribute to General
Robert E. I/ee. saying in part:
I come as your fellow citizen in this proud and
mighty nation to speak of him in whose memory
I am bidden to speak. I spenk of Robert Edward
I^-e_ the patriot, the soldier, who. hy the testimony
of Scott, was his very right arm in the conquest
of Mexico: of Robert Edward Tjee. equally the
patriot, and soldier greater than before, who main
tained for four long years the unequal struggle
with overwhelming odds for the principle that he
had been taught, that his supreme allegiance was
due to Virginia, his mother State. I speak of Rob
ert Edward I^ee, the peerless citizen in defeat,
from whose lips no word of murmur ever came;
whose pen wrote never one line of self-defence;
who. when he had offered his sword to the con
queror too noble to accept it. went his way to the
poverty and obscurity of the coming years, content
if he might be useful In the training of Virginian
boys into a noble manhood. I speak of Robert
Edw-ard Lee, whose body re«ts amons the hills of
the Virginia hr- loved so "well: whose splendid image
looks <i'>wn from towering height upon the city he
labored st hard to defend: whose grave is in the
heart of his countrymen, and whose fame is
sounded louder and louder every year from thu
trumpet of the wise and good throughout the wide
world. . . .
Yes we point the Enelish spenking world to
Robert Lee as the fruit of the civilization of our
home land, a civilization now dead and (tone— and
for Its departure we ran now give thanks— we point
the men of the world to Robert Lee as the fruit
of that civilization, and bid them show u« his
It had been expected that Justice Harlan. of the
I'nited States Supreme Court, would be one of th«
speakers as well as Congressman Francis W. Cush
man. of Washington, but they were unable to be
prpcent. A number of lornl speakers made short
LARGE STEAMERS FOR HILL'B LINE
TWO MAMMOTH VESSELS. BIGGER THAN
THE CELTIC, FOR THE GREAT
New-London. Conn.. April 9.— The Eastern Ship
building Company, of this city, is now construct
ing in Its new yard on the cast bank of the Thamea
River, two vessels which will have a greater ton
nage and displacement than the mammoth Celtic,
recently launched at Belfast, Ireland. These large
vessels are being built for the* Great Northern
Steamship Company, of which James J. Hill I*
president, and will ply between Seattle and the
t rlent, their route being probably by way of
Yokohama and Hong-Kong to Manila, a Journey of
about fi.BOO miles.
The Great Northern st<-nm?hlps will be much
deeper anrl fuller than the Celtic They aHU have
a tonnage of 21.000, and a displacement of M^M
tons, against 3fi.700 tons extreme dls-placement of
the Celtic The American built vessels are of the
same type as the White Star llr.er. but will carry
first second and third class passengers, besides a
large number in the steerage. Their passengsr
capacity will be quite equal to that of the < eltlc
and their coal and cargo c.-tpaolty will be slightlj
CUBANS FALLING IXTO LINE.
COMMISSION OF FIVE PROBABLY TO BB
SENT TO WASHINGTON.
Havana, April 9.— The Cuban Constitutional
Convention to-day formally reconsidered the
vote against sending a commission to Washing
ton, the final vote standing 20 In favor of re
consideration to. 8 opposed. The programme,
row is to appoint a commission of five men, who
shall in the first instance wait upon Governor-
General Wood, discuss the situation with him
and ask his advice regarding the procedure nec
essary in the present case at Washington.
* Sefior Gener, Secretary of Justice, has tendered
his resignation to General Wood, in order to
accept the office of Mayor of Havana.
TO DIVIDE TAX WITH CITIES.
MORTGAGE ASSESSMENT BILL AMENDED TO
MEET VIGOROUS OBJECTIONS OFFERED
TO RUSH PASSAGE.
Albany. April 9 (Special).— Stranahan Mort
gage Tax bill will be reported by the Senate Com
mittee on Taxation and Retrenchment to-morrow.
and, according to a member of the committee, will
bo pushed through the Senate. The bill, which
imposes a five mill tax on mortgages, has been
amended so that pne-third of the revenue raised
under its provisions Is to be turned over to the
locality where it is obtained and two-thirds to the
State. The bill also exempts all educational In
stitutions. The first amendment Is characterized
by many legislators as a sop which has been
thrown out to certain localities, which have most
vigorously opposed this measure, as a prominent
Assemblyman said to-day:
It ha-, been understood that the bill in Its original
form could not be passed because of the antago
nism which it has m<n tn certain parts of th» State,
and particularly in New- York. Tn, amendment to
divert one-third of the revenue resulting from this
tax to these communities is for no other purpose
than to avert this antagonism. What other pur
'"" can there be? Why does the State of a sud
den fee? m charitable to New-York. Buffalo and
other cities' This amendment I consider only
a guise to shield the real character of the bill.
A Senator who is well informed in tax legisla
tion said that the hill as now framed Is expected
to raise 0,600.000 a year. He also said that with
one-third of this amount turned over to the locali
ties New-York City would receive more than
WAR VETERANS ELECT OFFICERS.
The Society of the War Veterans of the 7th Regi
ment. N. G. N. V.. enjoyed its anmwl dinner last
evening at the Arena. No. :«i West Thlrty-first-st..
and elected the following officers: Colonel Henry
L. Pierson. president; Colonel William E. Van
Wyck. first vice-president: Captain F. Augustus
Schermerhorn, second vice-president: General
Henry E. Tl —Ilia, third vice-president; Captain
Richard H. Greene, secretary, and Paymaster Will
ism Lac Darling, treasurer. •
After th« dinner wartime memories were revived
by Colonel Daniel F. Appleton of the "th Regi
ment. General Horatio C. King and Colonel Henry
ASSEMBLY OF ST. JOHS'S AU t/.\/.
About five hundred persons were present last
night at Sherry's at the first annual assembly of
the Alumni of St. John's College, of Fordham. The
baseball association of the college as a result will
receive a considerable amount toward it.- expenses
for th-» season. Th» ballroom was decorated with
flags of maroon, the college c6lor. Among those
present were Mr». Hugh J. Grant. Mrs. William R.
Grace, Mrs. Thomas T. Eckert, Jr., and Miss Anna
NEW-TORE DAILY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 10. 1901.
LOOKS MORE LIKE A STRIKE
BALLOTING AMONG NKW-JERSEY CEN
TRAL EMPLOYES SAID TO BE UN
FAVORABLE TO PEACE.
Employes of the Central Railroad >>f New-
Jersey were busy balloting yesterday In secret In
Jersey City. Wllkesbarre and other places, as to
whether or not It would be wise to strike, fio far
as could be ascertained, the balloting was in
favor of a strike, but the result may not be
known for several days. In the opinion of sev
eral men, If a strike is declared it will be soon.
The grand chiefs assert thnt it was the attitude
of Vice-President Warren that led them to leave
this city. They hope, however, that the differ
ences betwpen the men and the company will be
settled without a strike.
Tf two-thirds vote affirmatively the employes
will leave their posts as soon as the result Is
officially declared and the approval of the na
tional officers given. The sitt'Rtion is a critical
one, and hinges entirely on the result of the
remarkable election that is now In progress. It
is Impossible to make a forecast of the result of
Among the men there is strong sentiment on
both sides. A majority of the local leader? seem
to favor a strike, but they in turn are opposed
hy many in the ranks. The men will not discuss
the prospect of a strike outside of their nicer
It is generally understood that the ballots will
be collected by the local organisations, and by
them forwarded to the Brotherhood chiefs. Even
If the necessnry numher of workers have de
clared for n strike, there may be n conference
of the chiefs before final action is taken. The
impression has been created thnt the chiefs are
not entirely in accord on all of the Issues of th»
The company is preparing for a struggle. Out
side men to take the places of any who walk
out are being assembled at convenient points
al.<iig the lines and held in readiness for any
emergency. It Is evident that If there Is a strike
the company will make a desperate effort to
keep Its trains moving. It has been admitted by
officials of the company that men nr«* being en
gaged. Ppenking for the company yesterday
morning. Vice-Presfdent Warren said:
Wo have her>rd nothing further from the men.
df-s|iitf- otu- willingness to treat with them, and as
far ns I know there la nothing new. We would
regret trouble with our men. for I assure you we
have no <leslre to be other tha.i perfectly fair. I
have, no Idea what the men will deride to do. but
I h"pe they will be reasonable.
Mr. Warren was asked hp to the probability
of his making an answer to the letter sent to
him by the chiefs last Saturday. He Intimated
thnt the time for replying to that communica
tion hn<l passed.
Timothy Sinn, a member of the General Co
operative Board of the New Jersey Central »>m
ployes, was quoted yesterday ns saying that
the situation was critical, and that unless some
thing unferepof-n occurred he thought the men
would be called out within forty-eight hours.
EMPLOYES VOTING FOR STRIKE.
RESULT OF THEIR ACTION WILL NOT BE
KNOWN FOR SEVERAL DAYS.
Wllkesbarre, Perm.. April S.— The employes of this
division of the Central Railroad of New-Jersey, It
is said, have voted almost unanimously In favor of
a strike, providing that Vlre-Presldent Warren of
the, road still persists In refusing the brother
hood officials a conference. It Is believed here,
however, that Vice-President Warren will ask the
grand officers and various brotherhood officials to
return to New-York and discuss the conditions.
The vote of the men war completed to-day. Th«
men, on this division are well organized. They say
that if Vice-President Warren maintains the atti
tude, which rebuffed the grand officers of the
brotherhoods a strike Is to be expected by Wednes
day or Thursday.
The strike will he more serious to this region
than any other along the Jersey Central Railroad,
as it would compel the suspension of work In paaay
mines which have no other outlet for their product,
and would force about twelve thousand miners to
M.iuch Chunk. IVnn.. April 9.— There seems tn be
no doubt but that a majority of the men on the
division between Mauch Chunk and Scraitton have
voted for a strike. The exceptions were old en
gineers and some conductor*.
The sub-grievance committees are much pleased
with the latest statement Issued by Vice-President
Warren. They say it Is more conciliatory than the
first statement, and there If still strong hop«
among the employes of the road that a strike may
Easton. Perm.. April Jersey Central employes
here admit the road is being polled by representa
tives of the brotherhood, b.it they will not admit
that should the men vote to strike that they will
go out, for they art still looking for an amicable
settlement of the trouble.
WHAT GRAND CHIEFS SAT.
MATTER L.EFT ENTIRELY WITH THE MEN -
MOTE STRIKE WTVL NOT BE NECESSARY.
Cleveland. Ohio, April 0. Grand Chief P M
Arthur of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi
neers, commenting on the statement of Vlce-Presl
dent Warren of the Central Rallrond of New-Jersey
to-day relative to the proposed strike, mid:
To say the least Mr. Warrens statement Is mis
leading. The chiefs of the organisations remained
In New-York for five days trying to obtain a con
ference with him. When wr were satisfied that
Mr. Wurren would not talk with as we came away.
Orand Chief Clark of the Conductors' Brother
hood remains on the ground as the representative
of all the organizations.
I still have hope that th» officials of the com
pany will decide to settle the grievances of th«
men without a strike. I am satisfied that the
existing differences could be settled In a short
time if the company would grant us a hearing
Grand Chief Morrissey of the Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen, who has Just arrived home
from New-York, said to-day that notwithstanding
the failure of the heads of the various labor or
ganizations to secure a conference with Vlce-
PraaMent Warren, he still thought the trouble on
the Central Railroad of New- Jersey would he
settled satisfactorily to all concerned without a
strike. He added:
It is true that rh" entire question has been re
ferred to the members of the various labor organi
zations on the Central rond. and they are now
taking a vote to decide whether or not a strike
shall lake place. I am inclined to think. ho-.vev.M
that we shall reach an agreement with the com
pany before it will be necessary to adopt such a
radical measure. The entire matter rests now
with the men themselves as to whether or not a
Ptrlke shall take place.
PeortH. 111.. April 0 Frank P. Sargent, grand
master of the r.r.>therhond of Locomotive Firemen.
returned from New-York to-day. Regarding the
situation on the Jersey Contra] he said:
I do not care to discuss probabilities, especially
in view of the fact that It will be known In a short
time what the action of the m*n i* to he., nfflrers
Of the different brotherhoods were unable to ob
tain any satisfactory answer from the railroad of
ficials and SO the i-ommlltee prepared a circular,
which was submitted to the men, hy whoso action
we Bhall be governed.
THE BURLINGTON DEAL.
BELIEVED THAT SALE IS ASSURED-RU
MORED HITCH AS TO FORM OF OF
FER-HILL TO GO HOME.
James J. Hill, president of the Great Northern
Railway Company, who has been In this city for
several weeks, his stay here being chiefly devoted
to the negotiations for the acquisition of the Bur
lington system In the Interest of the Great North
ern and the Northern Pacific. Intends to start to
day for hi» home In St. Paul. No statement could
be obtained from him yesterday as to the present
state of the "Burlington deal." but he was quoted
as having told his close friends that the negotia
tions had been completed except for a few minor
Other accounts, however, had it that the con
trolling interest* In the Burlington had declined
the latest tender of Mr. Hill and his associates, not
because of dissatisfaction with the price, but be
cause they desired a certain change made In the
form of the offer: and that their suggestion had
been sent by cable to J. Plerpont Morgan, who
should reach Queenstown to-day on the Teu
tonic If Mr. Morgan's message in reply shall ad
vise acquiescence In the suggestion of the Burling
ton Interests. It is added, the vast transaction will
probably be promptly completed.
Burlington showed exceptional strength in yes
terday's stock market. It opened at IS3, and sold as
high as ISBV4, reacting to IS5'4 at the close, a. ret
advance of ZM points. The Northern Pacific Issues
also made important gains. ¦ • • • •
RIsHIXG CANAL LEGISLATION,
ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE TAKES SUMMARY
ACTION-PASSAGE EXPECTED ON
Albany. April 0 (Special).— The Assembly
Committee on Canals took summary action this
evening on the $26,000,000 canal improvement
bill framed at Governor OdeD*a suggestion, and
decided to report the bill favorably to-morrow
This bill, which was Introduced by Assembly
man Lewis, has been amended to conform with
the Senate bill of Senator Davis, which was ad
vanced in that house this morning to a third
The amendments provide that the plan of
canal Improvement shall include the Or.eida
feeder, and that the appropriation shall be levied
for the n«xt seventeen years without further
legislation. THis will make the decision of the
people on the canal proposition at the next elec
tion final. According to the leaders of the Re
publican party In both houses, it is expected
that the Senate bill will pass the upper house
Monday night or Tuesday, and then be hnnd«l
down in the Assembly or the following day to
be substituted for the Assembly bill, which will
then be on the order of third reading. This
course will permit the passage of the bill in the
Assembly as early as Thursday, April IS.
More than a dozen canal and anti-canal m«n
Of the State met before the Assembly Commit
tee on Canals this afternoon at a spirited hear
ing on the bill. Those who were present in
opposition to the measure were Assemblymen
Lewis, of Monroe County; Bennett, of Ontario,
and John I. Platt, of Poughkeeprie; Professor
J. J. Raymond, of the Polytechnic Institute, of
Troy; William McConnell, of the New-York
Board of Trade nnd Transportation, and E. B.
Norrls. master of the State Grange. The bill
was earnestly advocated by a Buffalo delegation,
including John Laughlln. George Clinton, George
H. Raymond and Howard J. Smith.
XEW VOttK M. E. CONFERENCES.
RECEPTION IN BROOKLYN FOR THE VISIT
ING MINISTERS AND DELEGATES.
A preliminary session of the New- York East Con
ference of the Methodist Episcopal Church was
held In the Hanson Place Church, Hanson Place
and St. Fellx-st.. Brooklyn, yesterday morning. In
the evening there was a reception to the visiting
ministers and delegates. The hoard of examiners
examined several .voting- candidates for admission
Into the conference. It Is said that onlr>~ to the
congested condition of the conference none of them
stands a good chanc*. for admission.
In th« afternoon W*>or> J. K. Fitzgerald held a
conference, with t!:« pr»sldlns elders <\l the four
district*, in the evening there was a reception
given by the Methodist Social Union of Brooklyn.
Magistrate Charles E. Teale presided. The Rev.
Herbert Welch, of Mlddletown. Conn., made an ad
dr**.s of greeting to the Bishop. The Rev. Dr.
John Rhey Thompson, of the Summerfleid Church
made an address for the local clergy, and Dr."
Bonnell. on behalf of the laymen. Bishop m*
This morning there will be a business session.
In the afternoon there will be a discussion on 'The
Systematic Training of the Young In View of
Chi, r Membership." To-nleht the Rev Pr
Wfwell Pwight Hlllft, of Plymouth Congregational
.'" r '» -,X r»' 1 "" V r an address on The New Prob
lem of the Preacher and the Church "
It l.s predicted that the abrogation of th" time
limit on pastorates will cause a greater upheaval
In the assignments this year thnn ever before
This is due to the ilesire of churches to get voting
and able men s.-ttie.i. who will be able to stay with
them Indefinitely. A proposed triangular change is
canning Pome talk. The Rev C. C Lasby of the,
indlanapolla Conference, hns been called to M«-ri
den, Conn In order f«'> a<lmlt him to the New
*ork Baal Conf«rence the Rev. F. H. Schofleld. of
th«> Eighteenth Btr««4 Church. Brooklyn. or the
Rev E. A. Blake, of the First Church. Hartford,
will be transferred to Portland. Ore. A member of
th.it conference will go to the Indianapolis Confer
If Is rumored that th» Rev. Allan M -Rossle. of the
Sands Street Memorial Church, will go to St
James I*,1 *, In Harlem, and that the Rev. F. B.
Stockdnlo. who was wanted there, will remain an
other je.ir with the Fleet Street Church.
nisnop good Sell to preside.
ONE HUNDRED an:- :>:¦¦• >s\i SESSION BEX3INS AT
The lfCd Session of the New-York Conference of
the Methodist Episcopal Church was begun at
Vonkers yesterday, ami will continue until Monday
next. This session at the conference will be pre
sided over by Bishop Daniel A. Goodsell. D. P..
1.. D. Two hundred minister! are already here,
and as many more are expected to-morrow. There
will be an equally large attendance of lay mem
The examination of student* was begun In the
First Methodist Church yesterday morning, and
was continued in the afternoon. Last evening a
ramp fire of the Grand Army of the Republic Vet
eran Association of the New-York Conference was
General James K. Ruslln*. of Trenton. N. J.. de
livered the anniversary address His subject was
"The Men of Sixty-one; Who They Were. «nd What
They Did." Me quoted Talleyrand's famous saying.
"Civilization gets forward chiefly on a powder
cart," and said the history of the race was mainly
a. history of wars and rumors of wars. He re
ferred to South Africa. China and the Philippine*.
and said we were still hearing the echoes of battle
there. He spoke of our Civil War. and gave facts
and figures relating to ft and said it was hard to
realize Its vast ness First nnd last. It cost us on
both side.* at least five hundred thousand men and
over $s.ff»\fVifl,rflo. It was great In Its extent, great
in Its armies, great In the valor and heroism on
both sides, great In Its losses and surpassingly
great In Its results.
ODF.I.L FOR fFXTR\I.IZ\TIOX OF rOWFR.
SATS he wit.i. man YONKRItf CHAPTER REVISION'
Albany. April 3 — Governor Odell at the close of i
hearing M-day on a hill of Senator Mills giving to
the Mayor of Yonkers the power 10 mnke appoint
ments without the necessity of latlflcatlon by the
Common Council of that city announced that he
would sign the bill, and gave a strong utterance as
to his position on the centralization of power.
The Governor said that he believed the Mayor
Of a city should have full power to make ap
pointments. If trier.-- was one thing which a
city needed. in his opinion. If was centralization of
authority. Public opinion has approved this prin
ciple, he said, not only In relation to cities, but ti»
the State government.
4 (;r\riru. ÜBMA9I \<r IJTBODrCED.
Albany. April ft— A bill to enable municipalities
to receive tjlfts for public libraries from Andrew
Carr.egle and other public spirited men was Intro
duced to-day by Assemblyman Griffith The bill
provides thnt a municipality or district may raise
money by tax to establish and maintain a library
By majority vote at any election any municipality
or district, or. by a three-f.> irth rots of its council,
any city, may accept Rifts for public library pur
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A SUFFERING WIFE
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A man can rarely enter into a woman's suffer
ings when they are caused by diseases peculiar
ly feminine. Even when the character of the
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"It Is with pleasure that I add my testimony
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down pains through my back and hips, no ap
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nnd sides pained severely. Had kidney trouble,
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Was so reduced in flfSh and strength that I
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time. I was treated by good doctors, but they
Just gave me something to ease me for a little
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The larger and longer the experience, combined with orig
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MERGER. OF WATER COJIPAXIES.
Albany. April 9.— certificate of merger of the
Wyckorf Heights Water Company into the Citizens"
Water Supply company of Newtown was filed to
day with the Secretary of State. The Citizens'
company assumes the liabilities and franchises of
the Wyckoff company The certificate is signed
ny Cord Meyer, president, and Charles G. Mover,
secretary of the citizens" Water Supply Company.
TO AUEXD TENEMENT HOUSE HILLS.
Albany. April >.— Tin tenement house bills now In
the Governor's and Maya's hinds will be recalled
and amended so as to exempt high class apartment
houses and In some other particulars. Th';- can Be
stated on good authority In advance of the hearlnar
to be given to-morrow by the Governor.
Fill. EH tit tCWBtTttABt A\D HIMSELF.
CllS Mammas Term.. April 0 (Special! John J.
Arrington to-day shot and killed Miss Minnie Cleg
horn, one of the. most popular young women of
Summervlll". <Ja. and then committed suicide.
Arrington, It Is said, was engaged to b«» a
to Mil's cieghorn. but parental obje-tion some nays
ago broke off the match. The young man then
threatened that unless he WAS m lowed to marry
the girl he would do something rnsh Miss Cleg
horn was the daughter of wealthy pa-.vnts a«<l
about eighteen years old.
The Malt Tonic
while at a time They said they could not ft a
me or do anything that would greatly benefit
me. My husband suggested one day that I try
some of Dr. Pierre's Favorite Prescription, :
asked him to get me I bottle of it. He gave me
a tablespoonful. and it soon eased me. He then
wrote to Dr. Pierce in regard to my case. We
have m of the 'Common Sense M«dlcal Ad
visers.' Dr. Pierce told my husband for me to
take his 'Favorite Prescription' and 'Pleasant
Pellets.' and also his 'Golden Medical Discovery
and 'Extract of Smart-Weed.' according to di
rections. I did so. and began to Improve fast
If any one doubts this. Rive name and address
I will always recommend Dr. Pi*rc>\* medicines
and his advice to al! sufferers from diseases to
which females are subject. He has been as
kind as a father to me: advised me as a child
I believe if my husband had not written to Dr.
Pierce last fall and commenced gi\ - ing me his
medicine. I would have died in a short Haas,"
HUSBAND WISER THAN DOCTORS.
When the doctors pronounced his wife*3 ca;i
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scription. It was the prompt benefit de
rived from the xtm of "Favorite Pre
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This result commonly follows a fair and
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"I wri.e to let you know the great ha*e«
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I commenced your medicines I had been
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months or to you but would only When
teneed your med-cin?s I had been
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i or aacre, but would only reeelw
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Nerves were all unstrung, M I could not bear
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ovaries .-md femnl* w«akneaa. But. thanks to
mv Maker and you. after following your ad
vice. I am able to do all my washing, sewing
and housework lr. general. I haven't had a
spasm In two months. Left off medicines about
one month ago. Didn't think it necessary to
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Favorite Prescription. "Golden Medical Discov
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Every Fick woman, "specially if suffering from
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Sometimes a dealer tempted by the little more
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