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trrooon thirteen BOS**, manned by 240 British
and German seamen, and towed by two steam
launches, without (Mag any nolice of their in
tention to th<j \>nezu.;lan authorities, entered
the harbor of La Guayra and proceeded to the
docks. The German contingent, belonging to
the cruisers Vineta and Falke, went on board
the Margarita, formerly the torpedo boat Rayo,
which was River- to Venezueia t-y Ecuador, and.
revolvers in hand, compelled the men who were
repairing her to abandon the chip. The Ger
man sailors smashed the torpedo tubes, the
compass and the machinery, and left the Mar
garita in <hxk in this disabled condition.
Th" Germans afterward boarded the Ossun.
a French freight steamer, chartered by Venez
uela tor the transportation of troops, and or
■tttti the Dew sailors on board to quit the ves
sel, which they did without resisting. The Ger
man BB&an cut the anchor chain and towed
her outside the h:-.rbor. At the same time the
sailors of the British cruiser Retribution board
ed the General Orespo and the Tutumo and
obliged their crews to lower the Venezuelan
flags and leave the vessels. The Venezuelans
made no resistance. The British bluejackets
then cut the vessels loo^e from their anchors
and towed them outside the harbor. The
Venezuelan crew 6 were allowed to return to
The captured steamers were set-n at 11 o'clock
at night still in the s»ame postttaw. At '2 o'clock
in the morning the Retribution towed the Gen
eral Orespo and the Tutumo further out. and
thf- Yenc zuelan vessels have not been seen since.
The government asserts that the s<oidien? at the
fort at La Guayra saw them sunk with dyna
mite. It is a fact that the Retribution returned
alone a few hours later to La Guayra. too soon
for her to have conducted them either to Cura
coa or Trinidad.
The government complains that the German
sailors ate the meals prepared on board the
captured steamers for the Venezuelan crews.
DEMAXDS OX VENEZUELA
Tc.xi of the British and German
Caracas, Dec 13. — The following are authentic
ropies of the demands presented by the German
and British ministers on Monday, .December S,
before embarking at La Guayra:
THE BRITISH ULTIMATUM.
To the Minister of Foreign Affairs:
Replying to your excellency's note of the 4ih
inst.. I have the honor to inform you that I
have received instructions from his majesty's
government to point out to the Venezuelan
Government in writing that, regarding the
steamer Ban Righ, the British Government has
given full explanations and has shown that
there exists no legitimate ground for complaint.
Nor does hie majesty's government think that
there is any reason to attribute blame to the
authorities of Trinidad, who only acted con
formably with instructions.
I have the honor further to express that his
majestys government regrets the situation which
has arisen, but cannot accept your note as suffi
cient reply to my communication, nor as indica
tive of the intention of the Venezuelan Govern
ment to satisfy the claims which his majesty's
government has brought forward, and it must
be understood that they include ali well founded
claims which have arisen in consequence of the
last civil war and the previous ones, and the ill
treatment and imprisonment of British subjects
and also include an arrangement for the foreign
debt- I have asked the Venezuelan Government
to make a declaration that it recognizes in prin
ciple the justness of these claims, that it will
immediately make compensation in the navi
gation cases and the cases above mentioned, and
In those in which British subjects have been un
justly imprisoned or ill treated, and that re
specting other claims they will accept the de
cision of a mixed commission as to the amount
and guarantee which should be given for pay
ment. I have also expressed the hope that the
Venezuelan Government will d?fer to th-'Pe de
mandK, and not oblige his majesty's govern
ment to take cteps to obtain satisfaction.
1 have added that his majesty^ government
has been informed of the claims r.f the German
Government against Venezuela, and that the
two governments have agreed to operate jointly
for the purpose of obtaining an arrangement of
all their claims, and that his majesty's govern
ment, -will require the immediate payment of a
sum equal to that which in the first care should
be paid to the German Government. Any bal
ance after the payment of urgent claims shall
be held <m account for the liquidation of claims
•which might go before the commission.
I have, moreover, instructions from his
majesty's government to state clearly that this
communication must be taken as an ultimatum.
HAGGARD. British Minister.
THE GERMAN ULTIMATUM.
Caracas. December 7.
To His Excellency Sefior Lopez Bsrstt. Minister
of Foreign Affairs:
Mr. Minister: In the name of the government
of his majesty the German Emperor I have the
honor to make the following communication to
the government of Venezuela:
The imperial government has been duly in
formed of the note at the Minister at Foreign
Affairs of Venezuela, dated May ii last. In
that note the Venezuelan Government refused
the demands of the imperial government rela
tive to the payment of German claims arising
out of the civil wars of IS9S to l(>00, and, to sup
port its refusal, referred to arguments already
put forward. The imperial government, even
after examining those arguments anew, does not
think it can consider them satisfactory. The
government of the republic argues, in the lirst
place, that, owing to the interior legislation of
tfce country, it is not possible to arrange the
claims of foreigners arising from the wars by
the diplomatic course, thus asserting the doc
trine that diplomatic intervention is excluded by
interior legislation. That doctrine Is not in con
formity with international law. since the ques
tion of judging whether such intervention is ad
missible must be appreciated, not according to
the disposition of the interior legislation, but in
accordance with the principles of international
law. The Venezuelan Government, with the ob
ject of making a demonstration of diplomatic
defence, claims that this is inadmissible, and
relies on the twentieth article of the treaty of
amity. commerce and navigation between the
imperial government and the republic of Colom
bia of July 23. IS'«»_. This argument is want-
Ing in efficiency, firtt. because the treaty is
valid only between the German Empire and
Colombia, and because Section 'A of said article
puts no obstacle in the way of a diplomatic de
fence against German claims arising out of acts
committed by the Colombian Government or Its
organs. Likewise, the affirmations of the Ven
ezuelan Government are not correct that foreign
claims consequent on Venezuelan civil wars
fcave never been arranged by diplomatic course,
for. besides iike arrangements which Venezuela
concluded with France in ls.S"» and with Spain
In ISUS. a formal agreement was signed on Feb
ruary 8, ISIKJ. between the Gliwail Minister at
Caracas and the Venezuelan Minister, at the or
der ef their respective governments, for the ar
rangement of the German claims consequent on
the civil war of IMC. Nor can importance be
given to the other objection of the" Venezuelan
Government, that diplomatic defence of the
present claims Is inadmissible because an ade
quate road to s settlement is open by the decree
of January -i. l'JOl. since the proceedings pro
vided for by the decree do not constitute a
guarantee for a just solution of those claims. .
As has been repeatedly said to the Venez
uelan Government: first. " chrims anterior to
May 23. MM (which Is the date of the rising
headed by the present President of the repub
lic), are tkcluded. while Venezuela will naturally
have to answer for the acts in forming govern
ments. Secondly, all diplomatic intervention
ufainst revolution by commission we must ex
clude, appeal to the Federal High Court being
alone permitted. In spite of this, however, as
has been seen, there were some cases where Ju
dicial employes depended on the Vf -nesu'-lan
Govwnir.ent. and when occasion has arisen they
have been deprived of their offices without for
Finally, the payment of any claims which a
ooasnteason might allow was to be effected with
certificates <jf a new debt of the revolution, to
be created for that purpose, which, from what
has been seen hitherto, would scarcely have
value. In fact, the srocefiure employed by the
Venezuelan Government has not led to a satis
factory sojuiiori of the claims. In particular,
the few German claims -which would be pre
sented io the c-:rmi66ion have '.;eeii. in part,
UMeemly refused, in part reducei evidently in
an arbitrary manner, and even theiecbgnizei
claims have not hM paid, i, u t the injured
parties have been asked to submit to a proje.-t
of law to be submitted to Coiurre33. After tae
failure of several attempts to induce the gov
ernment of the republic to mocMfv ire decree In
f* id points, •'"■ imperial gov.r.-m -nt -has been
. . obliged tseal to examine its subjects' claims, and
Immediately present to th> Venezuelan Gove»-n
mer.t those which were found justified. .It is'
true that afterward the V«n«sm Govern
ment raised the possibility of obtaining a favor
able solution by Congress, but the IM which
was sanctioned by Congress at the beginning of
■ ■ the year. only repeats the insuffiei-ni provisions
oT the decree of January 24. 1901. Besides; it
only comprises claims which could r.ot be duly
. presented to a commission. .
Afterward, the- Venezuelan Government-con
•ducted its correspondence in an almoPt of
fenpive tone, and finally publishei \he notes re
ferred to, among which were some marked cor
fidential." without the. consent of the imperial
piv.Tnraent. accompanying them vith a memo
randum couched in offensive terirs. w> ,, rh
In spite of the sincerity of the desire which
animates the imperial government to matatam
existing & ood relations with Venezuela, and al
though far from desiringr not to respect .sov
ereignty of the republic or to intermeddle .its
interior institutions, it can only see in the pro
ceedings employed by the Venezuelan Govern
ment -fn intention to d ny to the German; claims
the settlement due them in conformity with In
ternational law. It therefore l.elieves Itseir
obl?ged to contribute in a definite manner to
their immediate satisfaction. The imperial gov
ernmerTt has consequently instructed me to pray
the Venezuelan Government to satisfy without
defay the German credits which, according- to
mv note of December 31 last, amount to 1.18.
815 bolivars. <i* centavos. Furthermore, the
manner In which German claims consequent on
the war have been treated by the government
of the republic has led the imperial government
to think that other claims of its subject* against
the republic also cS^therefor^
arrive at a just conclusion, therefore. German
claims consequent on the present civi 1 war ,and
the construction of the
Caracas, and the amount due the Great } enez
uelan Railroad for interest and amortization
«erin of the per cent Venezuelan loan of 18V6,
wh ?h wire in redemption of a guar
antee of inurest. must be considered in the
Ba By order of the imperial government. I have
to Ask the Venezuelan Government to make in
declaration immediately that it recognizes in
principle the correctness of these demands and
is willing tc accept the decision of a ir.^d'om
mlsslon. with the object of
mined and assured In all their details The Im
many, and not oblige the imperial government
itself to enforce their satisfaction At he same
time, the imperial governruent thinks "should
not omit to mention that ft has beento^rmed
demands. w Gerrnan charge d' Affaires.
The above documents have not been made
public in Venezuela-
CONFERENCES IN WASHINGTON.
The President and Secretary Hay Consider
the Venezuelan Situation.
Washington. Dec. IS.-President Roosevelt and
Secretary Hay had an early conference to-day
concerning the Venezuelan situation. Both are
of opinion that, unless unexpected develop
ments occur, the United States will not become
serfcmsly involved in the pending controversy.
Dispatches received by the State Department
were presented to the President, but were not
m le d cre P tary C Hay had a busy time to-day confer
ring with Senators and Representatives, who are
already beginning to show anxiety as to the
Venezuelan situation. No one was ab c -to sug
gest however, how the attitude of the State
Department could be improved at this moment.
VENEZUELA WITHDRAWS CONSULS.
Another Belligerent Step Taken by Castro.
Washington, Dec. 13.-One more step toward
the complete severance of relations between
Venezuela and the allies who are seeking to
pntthm her tvas taken to-day in <he withdrawal
of the Venezuelan consul from Port of Spain,
Trinidad, by order of his government. Notice
of the fact came to the State Department from
United States Consul Smith, at Port of Spain.
It is presumed that Venezuela has sent out or
ders to aU her other consuls in British and Ger
man po-p- sslons to withdraw from their posts.
These v -drawals -would not be particularly
serious except for the fact that they indicate a
purpose on the part of President Ca.«tro to pro
ceed to extremes in his quarrel with the allies.
SHIPS STOPPED AT LA GUAYRA
Venezuela Apparently Preparing To Aban
don the Town.
I^. Guayra. Venezuela. Dec. 13.-The British
cruiser Charybdiß. flying Commodore Montgom
eries flag; the German cruiser Vineta and the
German training ship Stosch arrived here this
morning and have taken positions commanding the
town and fortresses. Several merchantmen, the
Dutch steamer Prins TVillem IV, a British steam
er of the Harrison Line, and a royal mail steamer
arrived off the port to-d?.y. but were prevented
from entering the harbor by the captair- o. the
British cruiser Indefatigable, who will nat h.
would lot be res|»nslble for what might happen
Tt th.- vessels wen- allowed to^cnter. The steamers
appWe for "lighters to enah# them to a ischa r«e
thSr cargoes, but the request was rt'f-.-'M'l »> h.
no reason for their remaining outside. .
AH ammunition is being removed from the
fonrefJS^nd barrack* here and taken to Caracas,
and it is apparently the intention of the govern
ment to abandon the town.
AMERICAN FLEET HANDY.
San Juan, Dec. 13.-The fleet here for the manoeu
vres is deeply interested in the news of the Anglo-
German action in Venezueia. The Kearsarge. the
Alabama the Massachusetts, the lowa and the
Scorpion,' with Admiral Hi«ii»on In command.
Z^Ji /ho Vhiraeo the Newark and the fcagle, Ao
"t wine naval force within easy distance of the
was arranged before matters became acute.
SAYS CASTRO iS FULL BLOOD INDIAN.
Berlin Dec J3.-Dr. Passarge. the well kn«.wn
traveller, who ha* just returned from Venezuela
says- "President Castro i« a full blood Indian, and
an energetic man. without political wisdom. He
rose suddenly from magistrate of a remote village
at the foot of the Andes to the Presidency, and hla
rapid rise made him overconfident. The present
situation is due to two facts: First. Germany »ud
denlv suspended the pressure of the early part of
the year which diminished the respect in which
She was held by President Castro; second the alt -
tude of the officials of the Great Venezuelan Rail
road toward Present Castro. Germany first
principle must be not to meddle in the internal
affairs of Venezuela, but the railroad officials tor-
E Dr* Passarge describes the State as drifting to cer
tain decay, and as following a steadily downward
HOPE FOR UNITED STATES AID.
The Red "D" Line steamer Caracas eailed
yesterday for La Guayra. She is the first vessel
to sail from here for that port since the begin
ning of the trouble there. Although the duties
on her cargo will be collected by German and
English naval officials. E. Gonzalez Esteves.
Venezuelan Consul-General In this city, signed
the invoices. There were eighty in all— even
more than for several weeks previous— and they
represented a large and valuable cargo. There
were also thirteen passengers for La Guayra.
The rush of Americans to the Venezuelan
consulate to volunteer their services for the
army of President Castro continued yesterday.
There have been fully two hundred applicants
since Friday. Some of them were discharged
United States soldiers. Xo call has come from
Venezuela for men, however, and It is not likoly
that Senor Gonzalez Esteves will send any vol
unteers to his country. Venezuela is in greater
need of arms, it Is said, than of men.
■ Local Venezuelans adhere to their first opinion
that this government will yet come to the aid
of President Castro. In fact, they appear to
believe that the latter is anxious that Germany
or England should commit some act that night
be construed as a violation of the Monroe Doc
trine. One of these, who is a friend of President
Castro and is constantly in -correspondence ith
him, Baid to a Tribune reporter yesterday :
"I am sure that when the proper time arrives
the l"nit*d States will call a halt on Germany
and England. President Roosevelt . will not
stand " by and see Venezuela despoiled. The
United States has a large, and powerful fieet
at | Porto Rico and I think it , will be used to
protect us. I .feel just as well satlsSed with
these vessels near at hand as I would. if they
were ours." —.■
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY, DEQEMBERJ-4..- 19te.
IN READING COAL MINES
EriDEXCE FOR THE MEN
Showing That They Were Discrim
Scranton, Perm., Dec. 13. — The miners called
witnessec before the Commission to-day to tes
tify to the conditions existing at the collieries of
the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron
Company. TheEe were the first persons to appear
against the company of which George F. Baer
*is the head, and considerable interest was mani
fested as to the character ct the evidence the
miners would present against that company.
Eight witnesses were called, and the principal
grievance presented was that some men who.
went on strike were discriminated against.
There were r large number of other witnesses
called at the two sessions, but most of the testi
mony heard was of a cumulative nature, relat
ing to alleged unfair local conditions. Among
the witnesses heard was President Mitchell. His
testimony related principally to the manner in
which he computed the averages he gave yes
terday in which he showed that bituminous
men received from 40 to 50 per cent more
wages than the anthracite miners. Counsel for
the Delaware and Hudson disputed Mitchell's
method of arriving at the averages.
The miners will close their case probably on
Monday, when the operators will open their
side. The coal companies have decided to pre
sent only one opening argument, and former
Congressman Simon P. Wolverton, leading coun
sel for the Reading Company, will make the
joint opening statement.
It is reported that President Mitchell will go
to West Virginia to organize the miners there
soo. The presentation of the wage statements
of the Scranton Coal Company was the first
business to come before the strike commission
to-day. The statements were presented by
John B. Kerr, vice-president and general coun
sel for the New-York, Ontario and Western
Railroad, which comrany controls the Scranton
company. The statements show that in the
year ending April 30, 1902, the company oper
ated nine collieries. Two worked only eleven
months on account of fire and flooding, and one
only eleven and one-half months, on account
of the miners* strike. The average earnings of
the miners in the year were %SBH !H>, and of mine
laborers $31370. Average to the breaker, day
of ten hours, for miners, $3 ISt) and for miners'
laborers $1 .S2. The wages of other employes
range from ?1,200 a year for engineers, down
to $150 for breaker boys.
President Mitchell was again called to the
stand, and he was examined by James Torrey,
counsel for the Delaware and Hudson com
pany. Mr. Mitchell yesterday presented fig
ures, gathered by his own agents, which, he,
said, showed a higher average of wages paid
than the figures handed to the commission by
th- Delaware and Hudson company.
Mr. Torrey criticised many of Mr Mitchell's
figures, and finally said that almost anything
can be shown by juggling figures. Mr. Mitchell
denied any Juggling.
Mr. Torrey next tried to place the responsi
bility of the strike on Mr. Mitchell. The \vit :
ness said he opposed the strike at the time it
was instituted, but favored one later In the
Counsel for the independent operators asked
Mr. Mitchell if th>- operators made a contract
with the miners in which there was a clause
providing for non-interference with non-union
men whether the union could enforce the cluuse.
Mr. Mitchell safd: "So long as we have no con
tracts or joint conferences we are not willing
to tell in advance what we will agree-to."
A discussion ensued over the question <sf.
whether Mr. Mitchell tried tn prevent Inter
ference with non-union men during the strike,
and Mr. Mitchell answered that the union w«S
opposed to all violence. The miners' president
concluded his testimony by making an explana
tion to the commission regarding the union's
attitude toward trade autonomy, He -said the
United Mint Workers exercised jurisdiction
over nil employes in and about the mines. If
the engineers, firemen, pumpmen, etc., each had
a separate organization, and one of these
classes struck, it would dose down everything.
He said last year four hundred Bremen struck,
throwing out of work sixty thousand mine
workers. If all classes were in one organiza
tion they could act together.
Practically the entire afternoon srsslfin wan
taken up with the testimony of men who are, or
have been, employed tty the Phlladtlphia. ati<l
Heading Coal and Iron Company. The principal
grievance bomplained of by the witnesses ex
amined was that of discrimination. One man
complained that he wac not getting regular pay
for repair work; another one said there were
two (sizes of cars where ne worked and only sate
price for both; anothei. who loßt h:s leg, com
plained that be was taken Ctt light work and
put on heavy work, and that when he com- i
plained he was told that he must do it or get
out. The men who did not get work after the
strike gave as the company's reasorf that they
took a too prominent part in the strike.
On cross-examination it was brought out that
the general treatment of the witnesses by the
company was good, except in the instances com
plained of, and that there was some friction be
tween the men and the colliery- superintendent,
of which John Veith, a» general mining super
intendent, had had no knowledge. In this con
nection a miner named William (irett, em
ployed at the Silver Creek Colliery, said he
struck a bad heading and could earn very little
money. He complained to the foreman, but the
latter made no effort to Improve matters.
Simon P. Wolverton. the Readings attorney,
a.sked him why he did not complain to Mr. •
Veith. and the witness replied that if he went
over the foreman's or the colliery superintend
ent's head to the general mining superintendent
tli<- others would get. 'even" with him.
James Torrey, counsel for the Delaware and
Hudson Company, presented the corrected sum
mary of that company's figures to the commis
sion! The figures handed in several days ago
were found to contain errors made while clerks
under great pressure uere transcribing them.
The corrected figures, according to Mr. Torrey.
show that the Delaware and Hudson's wages
are considerably higher than those paid in the
bituminous region. The Delaware and Hudson
books and exhibits an absolutely correct. They
are the officia,l records, and the exhibits are
those to be filed with the commission. Th -se
were examined and found correct on December
4 and certified to by James Marwick. for the
miners, and Abel Culver, controller ut the
Delaware- and Hudson Company.
VAIN APPEAL OF WIDOW IN WILL CASE.
Boston. Dec. 13.— Judce Lorlng, in the Supreme
Court, to-Uay granted the motion of Amos Bartlett
and others, executors . of the will of. Horatio E.
Slater, the wealthy mill owner, to dismiss an ap
peal taken by Mrs. Mabel Hunt Slater, his widow,
for herself and as guardian of her children, from a
decree of the Worcester Probate Court, allowing
the executors to mortgage certain property which
is to go into a corporation. The ground of the mo
tion was that due notice had not been given to the
COMMENT ON PRINCETON'S VICTORY.
Princeton. X. J.. Dec. President Wilson to
day congratulated the Princeton debating team on
the victory over Harvard last night. H«"said that
snch intellectual victories are those of -r which
Princeton men should be justly prouO, as they are
truly representative of .the v.-ork of Princeton Uni
versity. Professor J. Mark Baldwin, the-psycholo
gist, told one of his classes" that such a victory
merited as much praise as the winnimr of a cham
pionship football game, for it Showed the supe
riority of mind over mind in a great contest.
. PERPETIAL MOTIOX :. . % '■■ "',
is still i'nr off, bat nnmerou good bargain*
are vs Uliia yonr reach to-day if yen consult
ib« "Uttl* Ada. of tkt* People." .:■' -..-.'.■ '■'.
"LITTLE TIM' SAYS 'XO"
Confident'' that P. M. B. Tunnel
r: Franchise Will Be Beaten.
TAMMANYITES ARE UNCOMFORTABLE.
Orders were issued yesterday for ihe Tam
many aldermen to meet to-morrow at the City
Hall to talk over the Pennsylvania tunnel fran
chise, which will come up for. adoption on Tues
day afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Despite the confident predictions of counsel for
the railroad company, those familiar with the
situation are sure thut the vote will be dose.
There are seventy-nine members in the board,
and it requires a majority, or forty votes, to ap
prove the franchise. Alderman "Little Tim"
Sullivan, in reply yesterday to the prediction of
Albert B. Boardman. counsel to the railroad
company, said that Mr. Boardman would be
proved to be a false prophet.
"I am just as confident now that the fran
chise will be beaten as I have ever been, and as
for myself I will always oppose the contract in
its present form. No power on earth can de
liver me into the hands of the Pennsylvania
Railroad," said "Little Tim."
Alderman J. C. Meyers, who keeps a sharp
watch on the proceedings, said yesterday that
the tunnel forces would marshal fifty votes.
The publication of the fact that "Big Tim"
Sullivan will furnish votes for the franchise in
sufficient numbers to pass the resolution made
the Tammany men extremely uncomfortable
yesterday. Congressman-elect Sullivan could
not be found. It was said that he had gone to
Hot Springs, Ark., where he has a place of busi
ne The threatened taxpayers' injunction suit
against the tunnel franchise did not materialize
yesterday. At Mr. Boardman's office it was saia
that if any such suit were contemplated U"°u!d
probably be brought as soon as the franchise
was granted, and not before.
Borough President Han>n of The Bronx and
Aldermen Harnischfegrer. Leitner. Gass and
Goldwater. also of The Bronx, were reported to
be in conference yesterday over the tunnel fran
chise. Alderman Leitner is in favor of the fran
chise Borough President Kaffen and Mr Oass
are likewise said to be for it. The doubtful ones
are Harnisehfeger and Goldwater The Repub
lican aldermen from The Bronx. Messrs_ Peck
and Longfellow, are in favor of the franchise.
DISCUSS X. V. C. PLANS.
Mr. Xelcman and Other Officials Con
fer with Mayor.
MR. GROUT'S SUGGES¥IONS.
Mayor Low, Controller Grout, Borough Presi
dent "cantor and Nelson P. Lewis, engineer of
the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, rep
resenting the city, held a prolonged conference
yesterday in the Governors' Room at the City
Hall with President W. H. Newman. Vice-
I Presldent William C. Brown and Chief Engineer
'. William J. Wilgus over the. New-Torls Central's
j new t.-tmlnal plans. Mayor Low presided at the
meetlr.p, which was an executive session. Con
troller Grout has set out on a plan to compel
the Central to pay for subsurface space on the
same basis U agreed to by the Pennsylvania
Railroad, and on *>ni»what the same basis as
the rentin? of vault space. The Pennsylvania
Railroad, for the use of the block between Sev
enth and Eighth ay«., in Thirty-second-st.,
around Which U has bought the real estate, has
ncr ito pay $3&<160 a year, besides the fran
chise charge for the tracks underneath, or $to».
600 for the *tre -t. if the company seea tit to
purchase it outright from the city.
! This basis of computation, It is understood
is not satisfactory to President Newman and his
associated and It i»*ai.l that the debate yester
d:iv was animated
Th.> Controller ra«ae public some figures, gath
rred V.y'hia department engin«f>rs, which in ef
f, ,n w.-r* that the New- York Central and Hud
son Rivet Railroad Company "^ n °SJSZ??JgZ
.ins Btreett in the city valued at **.<*«.».<* H» and
s now petitioning for the ase of ■treeti which.
if rrantcd. would aproximate a property value
of sc.Vhuni". The propoued Iniprovements. he
said would" also force the city to build addl
t on tl bHdgea over the tracks of th- road at a
cost of Ssdimiki These ftgure* be added, did
not include the $3,000,000 which th.' city has
already 1 expended on the Park-aye viaduct and
. othei liiaoroveanents.
LIFE INSURANCE COMBINATION.
Metropolitan Company Takes Over Business
of the Sun Company, of Kentucky.
I ooisvuV Dec 13.-U was stated on good author
ity last nlsht that a dsal had been completed where
i,y the Sun Life Insurance Company of America,
with headquarters in this city, has reinsured Its
e,:,irc buaine- In the Metropolitan Life Insurance
Company of New-York. The sea] was practically
cWd at a meeting of the board of directors of
ihr Sun Life Insurance Company held here yester
• Unii * si.ec-ial meeting of the stockholder* of
Snan/Ken called to ratify the transfer.
The SScN " offthe directors of .the Sun company
iTth.- result of the present tax laws of the State,
wmch 'heavily upon Insurance companies in-
C °^ r "un Ufe K ln«ra^ce Company was organized
• i>s'. ■ mil he greater portion pf the business is
lv V£» t',,.\i^tri-l i>iun. It has about two luinrlre.i
ihoisandH^ holder* and about «20.W0.»;j> Insur
au°" I" involved. The amount to be peJd in the
deal i« not known.
Unify Fiske, -one of the directors of the Metro-
Ittan Life Insurance Company, said last evening
that the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company had
♦ ken over the business of the Sun Life Insurance
Company assuming its liabilities and releasing its
assets. " __. *_
CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS VINDICATED.
Not Unlawful To Refuse To Give Medicine
Atlanta Ga..' Dec. 13.— The Supreme Court of
Peor«ia to-day handed down a decision which is
rec-irded by Christian Sel«ntlsts as a vindication,
v citizen of Dublin, Ga, a Christian Scientist, re
fused to give medidno- to his sick child. The child
died and the father Iras arrested and fined 1300.
-i'-h •'<•'!«. wns appealed to the State Supreme Court.
vh"c i ' t ..- Wv reversed the Jodgment o the tower
c.m -i hoWing that failure to give medical attend.
Y,,,'e to chihiren when ill is not a violation of the
lawa of the State.
BUILDING UP PARTY ORGANIZATION.
Kings Republican Leaders Would Change
Some changes' in the* present Primary law which
will allow more freedom in building up the party
organizations, are being considered by the Repub
by personal effort. He hud the opportunity to <i<>
bo ,| .|mk p entire year. meetin B s beins frequently
neid for tne purpose of enabling those who desired
Hbe given to build up the party or^nlz^.t.on
during the entire^year, except within sixty days
b Tne Repu r Kn''l'eaders are also investigating the
merits of the direct nomination plan, which is
strongly advocated by the independents.
*. ALPHA DELTA PHI DINNER.
The -AJpha Delta Phi Club of the City of 'New-
York held its annual dinner last night at the club
house, No. 25 West Thirty-third -St. The rooms
were decorated with Christmas greens, with the
fraternity letters and. star. and crescent symbol in
the fraternity colors -of green and white. The
music for the occasion was furnished by the club.
The following feovernors were elected to sww
until December. 1805: Collin Armstrong. A. Fill
more Hyde. Benjami:: W. Franklin and Francis L.
After the dinner a reception to fraternity brothers
who are not members of the club was held, and
about two hundred were present, amori^ them be
irie W'N Cohen. ex-Justice of the Supreme "Court:
Ealnbfidge Colby. Charles S.Falrchild,' the Rev.
Dr Abbott E. Kittredge. Supreme Court Justice Ed
ward Patterson. W. G. Rockefeller. George W.
Schurman, Charles E. Spra^ue. Bartow S. W eeks,
J)aniel Wilcox. H. V. Andrews, J V V. AJcott,
Roscoe C. JE. Brown G«orge .W. Hnbbejl, Jr.
Seasonable Footwear For Children.
Hygienic Shoes, damp-proof, the best possible shoe for
winter wear ; two styles, one for dress, and one for every
day wear— s2.3s to $3.75, according to size.
Ch Idrens and Misses' Rubber Boots, extra high and
light weight-$2.00 to $2.50.
Boys' and Youths' "Storm King" Boots, strap and
buckle over the knees— s2.so to $3 25.
Youths' Hip Boots, sizes / to 6—53.75.6 — $3.75.
Wool Linei Arctics, button or buckles, light weight
and extra high. Children 's siz~s—sl.so. Misses '—$1.75.
Children's Wool Lined Romeo Rubbers, and all other
styles of ruboers carried in stock.
Infants' Red Felt Carriage Boots, fur trimmed—
50c. & 75c, according to size.
Dolge's Rzd Felt Romeo and Toilet Slippers, all
sizes carried in stock — $1.00 to $1.40, according to size
and style. >
60-62 West 23d Street.
A Jaeckel & Co.,
Furriers and Importers.
Rare Furs for Holiday Gifts.
Imperial Crown Russian Sables. Real Chinchilla. Ermine, Labrador Mink,
and Dark Hudson Bay Sables in
Stoles, Scarfs and Pelerines,
With Large Muffs to Mitch.
Original Model Jackets
in Sealskin, Broadtail and Baby Lamb, exquisitely trimmed with contrasting
Furs and Passementerie garndwe.
Long Carriage Coats
For Afternoon and Evening Wear.
Fur Lined Overcoats, Carriage Rags.
and Coachmen's Outfits.
37 UNION SQUARE WEST.
MURDER AND SUICIDE.
So Coroner's Jury Declares Deaths of Miss
Hassett and "Barry" Johnstone.
Philadelphia. Dec. 13.-The coroner to-day 4n
, elated the deaths of Kate Hassett. an«m^
Keith's Bijou Theatre Stock Company. *bo was
rtc and killed on the night of Dec^b^ 10
-Barry" Johnstone. an actor, formerly connected
with Richard Mansfield's company, and of John
stone, who also shot himself, and died in the bospl
tal v. ral days later.
Mamie Hems. a fourteen-year-oldglr l. *as the
only eyewltne.-s to the tragedy, the testified to
having seen Johnstone and Mis. Hassett «rug S linß
5 the str ,,t. The woman fell, face downward, and
J..hn-tone »hot her three tlm«. as she la> pros
trate Z O*n started to run away, but returned
51 .hot himself. Police UeutenantFuliner testi-
Bed that Johnstone -aid to him: "I -hot her I
,ild it because slu- ua.s untrue to me. adding that
he cLnThere from S'ew-York that aft,rno,n for
he pu^rose of committing the murder. Addressing
S jury. the coroner .•»: "I don't approve of
making a hero of a murderer. You have heaid the
3S3SF& fallen after
Tnln VM^rvl^lct of murd,r and
DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN.
Was Widow of a Trench Army Officer and
Born in 1300.
At the ageV 102 years Mrs. Avon 4e Kermond.
the widow a French Army offl.v, J***^
day at the home of her granddaughter. Mrs.
Schweppe No. 541 East Eighty-tifth-st.
i« de'vrrmond was born in WakMtarf uer
man : ,n, n am She there married I» % ermond.
"d after his death from a fail from *£"££
PASTOR ORGANIZES SKATING CLUB,
by the athletio clergyman.
MINISTER GETS BACK PAY.
The Presbytery of Jersey City has decided to pay
th Rev T E. Montgomery $753 56. the amount
representing tail claim for back salary as pastor of
tne John Knox Presbyterian Church. Jersey City,
which was disbanded six months ago. Objection
wi« made to allowing this claim at the meeting of
Uie" presbytery held on October S. but the official
have adopted a resolution, in which thej Btat<
th-,t -the nresbytery feels that justice and brother
,v lov. n <l" tlmt.lhe claim be submitted to the*
Irustet «. ofthe presbytery for payment." The Rev.
Mr Montgomery will Tf-ceive the money before
THE GERMAN CHARITY BALL. : : >
E'aborat" |IHHIlllli» are under way to make
the German Charity Ball or this season an excep
tionally brilliant affair. The "ball will take place
on the evening of January 21 at the Waldorf-As
toria A special musical programme, beginning at
9 o"ciock. wUI be given. One hundred performers
will be employed, with Walter Damrosch as con
ductor. Wagner. Richard Strauss and LJazt will
be the principal composers represented. Several
choral selections will be sung by the . Arion and
Lledericranz societies. Following this concert, a
cotillon will be danced before the opening of the
hall proper. ThTee bands have been engaged, those
:« r n Tr r - and T Frank and the Hungarian Band.
Th*- ball will be opened by Frelfrau Anna yon
Zedlitz-Leipe (nee Ehret>. Her partner will be
Oscar X Weber, chairman of the committee of
arrangements. Th--> pii['P»r. it is expected, will be
JIST A • LITTLE OK EVERYTHING
in found unmiK the "I.ittlt- AdrertUeia
pf th«« PeoyJe" In lb» juuerow vulwuai
BARTENS & RICE CO.
Invite inspection of their
Exclusive Designs in
Watches of Every Description,
DIAMONDS AND FINE GEMS.
Reliable Goods at Moderate Trices.
328 FIFTH AYE.,
Between 32d & 33d st*.
the Dining Room
wherein the prevailing note is siapliaty
with character— is the dorrinint freliag
urs:d in our furniture for this important
room. la our Colonial pieces wherein
the sturdy thought of the old enfssun
is apparent in every line — be found
roomy Sideboards, round Tables with
solid tops, and da* feet Chairs— all m
harmony with purity of detail and ioc
3 4tH Street. West. Nos. 155-137.
You can tell just as well as a P&>sW*?
whether your Kidneys are diseased or heauflJ-
Fill a tumbler with urine and let it star - -_
hours; if it has a sediment, if it is mll 7 "i
'loudy. discolored or pale, your Kidneys *°
Bladder are in a dangerous condition, an« y*»
do not need a physician to tell you so.
Kidney diseases should, be attended W"J
once, for almost M r-er cent of our ° nex Pffhi
deaths of to-day are from that cause. Dr. A»*J"
Kennedy's Favorite Remedy is the <*"**»•
ure known for diseases of the Kidneys.
Bladder and Blood. Rheumatism. Dy*P*P«»»»"
Chronic Constipation. It Is marvellous ho*i
stops that pain in the back, relieves the ••«■
sity of urinating so often at night, drlres a^
that scaldtns pain in passing water, ccrrecw
the bad effects of whiskey ar.i beer and also"
its beneficial effects on the system In an in
credibly short time. It is sold by all dru* stores
ln two *izes. 50c and $1.00 per bottle. Trial
bottle free. Apply Schoonmaker. drugjsia-- J
East 42d St.. N. V.. or mention Sunday Tribune
and address Dr. David Kennedy Corporation.
Rondout. N. Y. ~r£S3
Persian Lamb. Broadtail Fer>ian.
Persia I LcM Dyed) jackets and coats. exW
fine quality, beautiful lustre, plain or trimmed «it»
Mink. Ermine. Chinchilla. Sable, at lo««: P<
ble prices. C. C SHAYNE, Manufacturer. V*
»nd «tad Sts.. bet. Broadwajr and 6th A%