Newspaper Page Text
THE WEEK L\ ALBANY
Will Be Devoted Chiefly to Com
Albany. May IT.— second week of tbeextraor
idinary session of the Legislature convened a week
i.go under a call issued by Governor Hughes will
** devoted chiefly la work by the five legislative
council which have charge of the several meas
ures introduced and purporting to carry out the
recommendations. The sessions of both houses will
doubtless be of a perfunctory nature, and few mem
bers other than tho«e en the five committees are
fit* •• | to ha bere.
The al-;=f»nc« aC Senator Foelker, of Kings, who
•was operated en for &pj»ondiclti3, and of Senator
elect TVa3ace. of the 47th District, will not ma
terially affect the fate of the measures which have
■ 'ready been introduced.
I^afrlßiative leader* are awaiting the next move of
the Governor in relation to anti-racetrack gambling
'•rifOatinr: In his message to the legislature last
Monday night the Governor said that he reserved
tre - got to communicate with them later on this
ejoeatfon It is not exported that the Governor will
make any recommendation on this subject this
William C. Wallace, the Senator-elect, at the
earflaaC cannot take Ma seat before May 23. f The
boards af supervisor!" of the counties nt Niagara
r-* Orleans are scheduled to meet on Tuesday to
canvass the vote. The state board of canvassers
will probably not meet before May 2: or 2?,. and
•crtil that board hap passed on the returns Mr.
Wallace cannot secure his certificate of election.
Eumors are still rife that a contest will be begun
ir tbe courts, which would delay indefinitely his
ri£kt to be seated.-
Just when Senator Foeik«r will be in condition
ir> return to Albany Is not Known. These clrcum
rr*ticeE have resulted in delaying any definite
art r. on anti-racetrack gambling legislation.
W Bam fve committees in cfastrge of the meas
ures thus far Introduced the Senate Judiciary
CoTr-mirtee -will he the first to begin active work.
Or. Tuesday it win hold a bearing on the Page bill
re j-:ar« Telephone »nd telegraph companies under
J3a« Jurisdiction of the Public Service Commis
sions, ar.d on such other bills that are before it
as may be eafni These other bills include awr
#rsl amenfirnents to the primary and election
hisn rnclodtng Senator MrCarren's ■'' proposing:
tfl remlate political parties.
ATTACK OX WARD BILL.
C. U. Says It Would Give Machine
Control of Primaries.
* TBy Tetesrßjfti to r*a Tribune]
A:b&.ry, May 17.-In a statement given out to
r:?h*. the Citizens Vnion. of Near York, through Its
legidMiv* agent. J. O. Bmitt, makes a viperous
■tack on The Mil of Assemblyman Ward, of New
York, providing for an official ballot for primary
«ler::cr.g. is which the bill is characterized as de
sifr.<=d to plare the machinte in absolute control of
ihe primaries. The statement .- as follows:
T^ere are in3icat:ons that unless attention is
<&.:»i tp the vicious features of some of the legis
lation before Tie extra session advantage will be
ts>:er. «"■. th*> Governor's recommendations for pri
mary re.orm by the passage of biUs which the
•'jov^rr.or eouid hardiy approve. One of these i«
>;-semr.:yman TVards toUJ providing- an official
bfcJit .or primary elections and a method of noml
rttioriS. ,: was presenied at the regular session.
*r;2 ha* bee^ Trir.iroouCfG at the extra cession.
Tt" b::i :s so ■ - : that it would flare the ma
chine :n absolute cor.troi of the primaries. The
caoerljri&c principle of the bill seems to be that
The clique :n control is the party. This clique la
la <r..ecT recognized as the party, and great em
yr.asis is laid oa its position as such.
Tbe Oov*rr.or says: "To prevent frauds pro-
Ehopu be made for an oScial primary ballot.
«a the form of ballot should put all the voters
or ; tr, ev^r. roocisg without any advantage to those
•"•he tre :n pc.wer for the time b^ing. and should
eacstnge c:scnmir.aTion in the selection of narty
So far is tbe \Vard bill from fncourarln? is
rr;—:nst:on tn the of party representa
y*7»- t^MX it gives the voter no practical choice
between the various nomineep. This is caused by
taetr large narnber. In tome cases there will be
rosrxeea tnmdred names on this proposed ballot In
case cf a ccr-.f-Ft, and seven hundred names with
ont ar.y contest. I>iscrimination between names
or 50 hupe a list is absurdly impossible. An official
ggaary ballot would be a fine thin?, but not this
' src Off nfflctaj ba.]lot. An essential ia a reduction
3"J Ti>» Kabfr of name*. Another essential is the
■SoEpoa of the faction column provided for in the
b£.;Ct. and the arrar.g-eTner.t of The names in groups,
iifee tbOM provided for in the Travis-Green direct
Another vicious feature of the Ward bill is the
method by which under it nominations must be
raule by a committee of a caucus. Any enrolled
party voter can call a caucus of the enrolled voters
cf his party, and nominations are to t>e made and
£«<3 by a. comiijitTee chosen by th° caucus. Ther**
it no p^oiiEior. fr.r a method of callirjr the caurus
or the r.urrr>er who must attend, but the ....
tee chosen by the caucus must number at least
•'•-.-.- ejection district, fifty for ten dis
xrirzs. Bad so on.
7f the bin mean? what it pays, and the caucus
rrjEt he a jreneral caucus of all the enrolled voters
cf the district, this shouid be termed a bill for
or.tlr.uir.;? the present party machines in power
■ad Pi "T.i'llllng effective opivosition. The marhine
■"•ou^i rf- in mo=t oases able to control the caucus.
It would be reverting to the r.id-fashioned primary,
ybere attendance ail at one time and place was
required, when the heelers were out in force. This
wouid be a der-jded backward nep. If a reasonable
r'-'n:ix-r of voters wart to put a man on the pri-
Jsarj- ballot as a c;tndidate they oujrht to be able
tn io !-c- f-iir:pjy. «eaFily and without unnecessary
i^terrer.irr rr:ach*nerj-. and no pood if= accompllshej
by tyir.s: down nominatjner f'etitione to a special
coarjitTtee and requiring: them to be certified by
chairmen ar;d fecreiaries. If a caucus la necessary,
there is r.o reason why it ?hould not choose can
cidatw directly, without turning its powers over
to a committee. And if a caucus and a committee
»re necessary, the «sze of the caucus and not of
tbe nmrrmiTtee should be prescribed
FIND TWO DEAD BODIES IN LAUNCH.
ST. Igsacc Mich.. May IT.— Two men, believed to
'" fishermen r.amed Johnson and HeCaHdey, from
s<*vfcr Island. w«^re found Ct-ad la*t Eight la a gaso
1»» iatmen that wjj *een to ran ashore Thursday
Kts is>..:a.'j-l prir.i on Gr*»en Island. Nothing wa*
Jo-nd ir. the boat or on the bodies to indicate the
sarr.er oX of tee two ':.•- A coroner's Jury
*£! !'?:?. an investigation of the mystery on Mon
VAIN SEAPXH FOR MISS VANDERBILT.
1 By Teleprar.h to Th<? Trlbuc«. J
N. J.. May IT.— The canal, lake and
R.:v*-r -were dragged to-day, in the belief
***t Ida Bertha Vand^rbilt. who is missing, may
**"•"« been drowned. Canoes, boats and a steam
- 4 3ach ver* j;re«Fc-d into service to assist in the
•**rch. Not a rr&ee was found Of th« missing girl.
An expert diver was ser.t for to New York this
•Sesoc'n. ar.<J w:U start work to-morrow.
Hare ■«■ a foot with a narrow
ice!? Toe Coward Combination
Hnot ■ made two sizes smaller
around the heel, than a regular
tlioe. This keeps the shoe from
slipping .• the heel and holds the
arch of the foot in its natural
" Coaes in Russet and Black
Oxfords and high shoes.
SOLD NOWHERE ELSE.
JAMES S. COWARD,
268-274 Greenwich St., N. Y.
*".» li Order* Filled. Scad tor CslaJ*CS»-
COXDEMX MAYOR'S VETO
Socialists Attack McClellan at Meet
ing of C. F. U.
Mayor McClellan was both attacked and defended
at yesterday's meeting of the Central Federated
Union, when a letter giving his reasons for vetoing
the amended lloey vacation bill for per diem city
employes was read. The Mayor said he was in
favor of the per diem men getting vacations and
was in favor of the original Hoey bill, but strongly
objected to the amendments. He believed that the
wording of the bill was misleading when it stated
that it* provisions referred to all departments ex
cept the Department of Education. This might—
although it was not the Intention of the framer of
the bill-be construed as cutting out the summer
vacations of the schcol teachers. He objected to
the amendment. The feature that employes should
have their vacation with pay for at least one week
every year, no vacation to exceed a month was
also objected to by him. *
Several socialists clamored for the floor as soon
as the letter was read - Before they had a chance
to speak, Mr. Coakley, the delegate of the Litho
( a Phic Apprentices' Union, said the vetoing of the
"•I was an Insult to all organized labor
r,,'n., Pr T ?I " ** l 8 to " veto th « Mayor when he
»C x '" *** AJbert Abrßham *. a socialist.
Though I never took much stock in the Mayor
I am surprised that he has the nerve to veto this
MIL He is only flim-flamming us in his letter "
One or two of the delegates asked why the
months of October and November were excepted
Rudolph Mode 3 t. a socialist, said the city officials
were too busy electioneering in those months to
think of anything else.
Former Assemblyman Samuel Prince defended
the Mayor. He said he was perfectly right
I have no doubt." he added, "that the Mayor is
sincere, and that if he had a good bill before him
which is fair to the employes he- would sign it."
■Would Mr. Hearst have vetoed this bill if he
had been Mayor?" shouted a socialist.
"That's not for me to say." said Prince. "You
had better ask Mr. Hearst himself."
James. Holland aM he did not have a chanre
to speak at the Mayor's hearing, but. if he had
spoken, it would have been against the bill. It
came out besides that one of the delegates spoke
in favor of the bill at the hearing.
These developments mixed up the delegates. The
socialists demanded that resolutions be passed
condemning the Mayor. Finally it was decided to
refer the matter to the executive committee.
RARITAX VALLEY HIT.
First Thunderstorm of Season There
Does Much Damage.
[By T«l»irraph ♦<■, The Tribune.]
Somerville, N. J., May 17.— The first thunder
storm of the season passed over the Raritan
Valley this afternoon, and during the half hour
from 5 o'clock that it raged lightning struck
several buildings and tree?, caused fires and did
Lightning struck the barns on the farm of
John O'Brien, at Xeshanic. and they were
burned to the ground. The horses and cattle
•were taken out. The loss amounted to 13,000.
The general store of E. W. Sutton, at Lebanon.
was pet on fire. The villagers formed a bucket
brigade and saved the building from total de
struction, but the contents were damaged to the
extent of $2,000.
GEORGER ACTIONS SETTLED.
Indictments Not To Be Dismissed Before
$80,000 Is Paid Eank Receiver.
BjfTalo. May IT— All actions against Eugene a.
Georper. b^th dvil and criminal, arising out of the
wrecking of the German Bank of Buffalo, were
practically settled yesterday for JBO.OOO. Justice
P^und granted the orders which make the settle
ment of the civil actions effective. He reserved de
cision on a motion to dismiss the. indictments
against Georger charging larceny and perjury, but
intimated that he would grant the motion as soon
as the $80,100 is turned over to the receiver of the
Georger was president of the German Bank. He
Eold a controlling Interest in 1t to A. E. Appleyard.
of Boston, shortly before it went into the hands of
a receiver Civil and criminal actions were begun
against Georger by the District Attorney and a de
positors' committee. Attorney General Jackson
finaliy taking the criminal cases oi;; of the hands of
the District Attorney. Mr. Jackson came here
yesterday, and after a conference with his deputy
announced that he coincided in the opinion of the
receiver that the proposed settlement was tne best
tfaißS for all concerned. The $80,000 will give the
depositors about 2 per cent, making a total of about
&■" pcs cent paid to them by the receiver.
UNABLE TO SEE THE PRESIDENT.
Unemployed Committee Will Now Seek In
terview with John D. Rockefeller.
The National Ouuuuittee for the Relief of t!.e :>,
en reconvened its convention yesterday In
the Manhattan Lyceum, No. <k> East 4th street, and
t:.e committee appointed to go to Washington and
request that Oontrresg apiiropriate $i." • ■ - foi
■ . Improvements to eive work to the unem
reported that it could not obtain an inter
view with President Roosevelt, wl.o was busy with
the convention of governors. President ( Jumpers
of the American Federation of Labor promised
•:;mStttre that he would talk with the Presi
The announcement was made by J. Bads How,
chairman, that a committee had been appointed
to try to interest John D. Rockefeller in the relief
plans and to obtain a contribution for the fund. An
interview with Mr Rockefeller will be sought
through the H»-v. Dr. Aked.
It was decided to hold a mass meeting of the un
employed, in the Manhattan Lyceum, on Wednes
day evening. Among those who will be invited to
sj.*-ak are "Big Tim" and "Little Tim" Sullivan,
William R. Hearst, President tiompers. Governor
Hughes. Bishop I'otter Charles Sprague Smith,
Controller Metz, President McGowan .and repre
sentatives of several women's organizations. The
Rev. H. 3. Baker will preside.
CROWD CHASES MAN WITH JIMMY
Fugitive Saved by Detectives, Who Held
Back Pursuers with Revolvers.
Detectives Kesselmark and Allen were walking
in Broome street, near Ridge street, on Saturday
night when they saw a man running, with 200 per
sons in pursuit. The detectives held back the
crowd with their revolvers and took the man to
Police Headquarters, where they found a jimmy in
his possession. He gave his name as Louis Klein
and Mid he lived at No. 38 East Rth street.
When arraigned in the Tombs court yesterday
Klein saM that he had found a jimmy in a hall
way leading to a synagogue at No. 109 Ridge
street. The magistrate h-ld Klein in $1,000 bail for
RENEWS FIGHT AGAINST PEARSON FIRM.
An old fight which the unions waged against S.
Pearson & Son. an English firm, when it was build-
Ing the 34'h street tunnel, was taken up again at
yesterday's meeting of the Central Federated
Union, where Mcdoovtlle. delegate of the Safety
Engineers' Union, moved that the Mayor be a*ked
rot to give the contracts for the Wallkill Valley
elphon of the Catskill aqueduct to the company.
Pearson A Son are the lowest bidders. McCon
vil!e's motion was carried.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUXE, MONDAY, MAY IS. 1908.
FUN WITH JEFF DAVIS.
Arkansas Senator Butt of Mr.
Johnston's Practical Joke.
tFYom The Tribune Bureau.!
Washington, May 17.— Jeff Davis, junior Sen
ator from Arkansas, is being quietly but ef
fectually hazed by his colleagues, and, being ut
erly devoid of humor, has not yet realized the
'act. When the Arkansan returned recently
from his state h>> inquired of Senator Johnston,
of Alabama, the status of his measure providing
or the annihilation of trusts, combines, etc.
"Dead, under Rule 17," was Mr. Johnston's la
"What is Rule 17?" demanded Mr. Davis.
"Oh, it's a rule these old Senators have adopt
d to keep us young fellows from attaining any
prominence in the Senate," replied Mr. John
ton. "It provides that whenever any measure
ntroduced by a Senator who has served less
han one full term shall lie on the table, or in
committee, for thirty days without action there
n, it shall thereby be regarded as dead and
may not be again considered at that session."
"Why, that's a blank outrage:" exclaimed
DaVis. "I have been down in Arkansas attend
ing to political business, and the tnlrty days
have expired. Now, if I don't get some action
Jt will go hard with me in my state."
"You might apply to Clark, chairman of Ju
diciary," said Mr. Johnston. "He might get
unanimous consent to waive the rule. That's
what they do for their favorites."
"'l'm afraid I have no chance. I've scored
them, so I don't believe I'm a favorite," replied
the distressed Arkansan, "but I'll try."
Mr Johnston, who is a statesman of serious
countenance and grave demean*":, hastened to
Eator Clark, chairman of Judiciary, and post
him n.s to the purport of Rule 17. At the
t meeting of the Judiciary Committee, Mr.
I avis appeared and inquired the fate of his bill.
"Dead, under Rule 17," replied Senator Clark.
"But I must get it up!" excitedly exclaimed
the Arkansas wonder. "I have just got to get
action on that bill or they will never- send me
to the Senate again Every Hill-billie has set
his heart on the pass-ge of that bill."
"You might move to discharge the committee
and get the Senate to take it up," gravely sug
gested the chairman of judiciary.
"But I don't want to make the members of
the committee mad and get them all down on
me." replied Davis.
"Don't worry about that," eaid Mr. Clark.
"No member of the committee will resent it if
yu first explain the exigencies of the situation
and the demands of the 'Hill-billies.' "
F.>r several days*Davis was busy explaining
to the members of the Judiciary r"rtmmittee the
situation in Arkansas and the necessity for his
motion to discharge them, which he appeared to
think would in some inscrutable way affect the
salaries of Senators so discharged. Having
made his explanations and met with no opposi
tion, Mr. Davis made the proposed motion and
supported it with his recent explosion in the
Senate. Of course, no vpte was reached on the
motion, but Davis is devoutely thankful that his
measure has at least escaped the clutches of
Only yesterday Davis approached Senator
'Johnston." he said, "do you know they don't
print thrt damnable Rule 17? I have searched
the Senate rules and can't find a trace of it. In
fact, there are only sixteen rules printed in the
"Precisely, precisely," replied Mr. Johnston.
"That's all done with a purpose. It's a per
nicious^plan of AidriclVs. They don't print
Rule 17 so as to catch us young fellows un
aware, and they catch most of us."
"Well, it's outrageous," replied the Arkansan,
"but you maj count on it I will never be caught
again. I shall make a speech on every measure
I introduce at least once in thirty days, so they
can't say there has been no action on my bills
Meantime. I want you to write down that rule
for me so I ran learn it by heart. If I don't
know ail its provisions I may get caught by it
If Mr. Davis carrier out his purpose and
■peaki on every measure he has introduced at
least once in thirty days the fate of the Alabama
Joker at the hands of th. -^der statesmen" will
be altogether too horrible for other than Davia
n.niself to describe. Meanwhile, he is still hunt-
PASS CONSULAR EXAMINATIONS.
High Proportion of Successful Candidates—
Their Names and Ratings.
Washington. May 17.-Nlneteen men passed and
eleven failed of the thirty who presented them
selvea tor the April examinations for the grade of
consul and appointments to the student interpreter
corps. This Is a higher proportion of successful
candidates than at any previous examination
The names and rating, of those who passed the
examination for the grade of consul are: Samuel
Us CUntock. of Kentucky, 86.08: Henry C A
Damm. of Tennessee. 86.04; Cornelia* Ferris of
Colorado, fc.Bo; Charlea K. Moser, of Virginia 85 76-
John Q. Wood, of Hawaii, 8fc«; Fred C. Slater of
Kansas. BUS: Edpar D. Turner, of Pennsylvania,
BJB; Frank Deemayet-. of Alabama. S2.S?; Douglas
Jenkins, of South Carolina. B.«; Frank Bohr of
Kansas, 8156; Andrew J. BfcConnle, of Mississippi
BUS; Arthur H. Cooke, of South < 'arollna 8O88 :
Alfred W. Donegan, of Alabama. B8l7»; Kenneth s'
Patton. of Virginia. 80.52; Cbldwel] 8. Johnston of
Virginia, 80.33; Samuel C. R. R.at. of Illinois, gftja
and Laden N. Sullivan, of Pennsylvania, 80.06.
Those who passed for the position of student in
terpreters are: Beson M. Gale, of Michigan. 87 97
and Harold O. Henry, of Rhode Island, 85.31.'
ELXINS'S RESOLUTION HELD UP.
May Be Passed as Soon as Senators Recover
— Sentiment Against It.
Washington. May 17— The illness of Senators El
kins and Foraker. combined with not a lutle poll-
Tics, has held up ;n the Senate for several days
the passage of the Elkins resolution to suspend
the operation of the commodities clause of the
Hepburn railroad law. It Is expected that the
resolution will be passed, however, as soon as
the.«e Senators are able to return to their duties.
There is considerable sentiment against the reso
lution, even among Senators who have promised to
vote for it. If it passes both the Senate and the
House and is approved by the President, it would
permit railroads to continue to carry coal mined
from property which they own. Several Senators
have argued tiiat to have the bill become a law
would be bad politics, for the reason that It Is
legislation in the interest of railroads, and there
will be \ery little legislation this session in the
Interest of any other elats of business or people.
There is a general feeling also that if the railroads
make a test of the present law it will be de
clared unconstitutional by the courts, and that
there is no pressing need for the suspension. It is
regarded as rjouhtfu] whether the House will pass
the resolution, the opposition there being general
and bated upon the political effect it might have.
ARMY AJVD A T AVY SEWS
Supplies and Men Xeeded for Both
[From The Tr!bun» Bureau]
Washington, May 17.
NEW WEEDING-Ot'T BOARD.-The President
will shortly designate the hoard composed of Fear
admirals of the navy to meet in Washington be
fore July 1 to select out officers of the commls-
sloned personnel in order to create the requisite
number of yearly vacancies. The return of Rear
Admiral R. D. Evans to Washington makes 11
possible again to detail that officer for this duty,
but his health may interfere with his performing
such a task. In that event, it is probable that
R*"ar Admiral C. F. Goodrich, commandant of
the Brooklyn navy yard, will be detailed as the.
senior officer of the board. It Is not made known
how many officers will be selected out. The sub
ject is creating the usual keen interest among
ail naval officers. It means promotion for most of
them and a transfer to the retired list under most
unattractive conditions for some of them.
EXPLOSIONS TN TT'RRETf?. -Naval officers
who have been interested In adding to the pre
cautionary measures on board ship In the hand
ling of ammunition are disappointed that Con
srress failed to appropriate Jsoo.on"i, whiclv was to
be used In installing trunks on certain parts of
the ammunition hoists. By this means still greater
srotectlon could be given to those features of the
urre-ts and an urgent recommendation for the
illotment has been made, by the Navy Department
and was provided in the bill as it was reported
from the Senate Naval Committee. In conference,
however, the item was removed. This was due.
to some reports which were received from th»:
officers attached to the Atlantic fleet and which,
were to the effect that the present system was
sufficient in 'he way of protection. At the same
time the Navy Department, acting upon the rec
ommendation of the chief of ordnance, will renew
th* recommendation for this provision in the hope
of having it incorporated in the navy bill of next
session. In the mean time, a new type of ammu
nition hoist lias been adopted for the four battle
ships under construction and the two battleships
which are authorized in the latest naval appro
priation act. This is a two-stage hoist which Inter
rupts the passage of the ammunition from th«
handling room to the turret and involves the opera
tion of two care which meet half way. This Is an
English system and has been recommended to our
naval ordnance officers as adding to the rapldity
of fire. Some of the American experts entertain
considerable doubt as to this advantage and
claim that the single straightaway hoist Is suf
ficiently speedy, as the loss of time is in the re
duction of speed in starting and stopping a hoist.
There will be four instead of two such diminu
tions of speed in the ea.se of the two-stage hoists.
However, it is regarded as offering a greater se
curity In that particles of ignited powder cannot
descend through the ammunition hoist to the
handling room and thus endanger a ship by explo
YOUNG DOCTORS WANTED. — The reorganized j
and increased medical corps of the army has so j
many vacancies in the junior grade that a second j
examination will be held at the principal army
posts throughout the country. This will take
place in August, and a circular is shortly to be j
Issued by the surgeon general of the army giving
full Information to prospective candidates. The
chances of promotion with the increase of army
pay Is expected to attract many graduates of the
medical colleges, and the examination held In
August will find eligible to take such examination
many who would not otherwise be willing to pre
sent themselves. An examination has just been
completed at Fort Jay. N. T., and other army
posts. Some eighty candidates were authorized
to report before the examining boards. Many of
these failed to appear, and a large percentage of
those who did present themselves were found
physically disqualified. Those who took the pro
fessional examination will not know of the result
until the papers are marked In Washington by a
special board which has been convened at the
army medical school. Those who passed the re
cent examination and who are found qualified In
the examination to be held In August will be
provisionally appointed and will be ordered to the
army medical school here for training preliminary
to final commissioning.
VORACITY FOR PLUG — One of the purchases
about to be made by the Navy Department is an
other lot of 100,000 pounds of chewing tobacco,
which is sold at a slight advance on the contract
price to enlisted men of the navy. A contract
was recently awarded to a firm which had never
bid before for what was considered a year's sup
pi v of that article. It Is found, however, that
the demand for tobacco is on the increase, due
perhaps to the discouragement by the army sur
geons of cigarette smoking, against which deter
mined efforts have been instituted by the medi
cal officers attached to ships of war. Then, too,
♦he Increase of the navy by six thousand men,
wl.icb is authorized by the naval appropriation
act just approved, and which it is expected will
take plr.ee In the present calendar year, will make
necessary an addition to the stock of tobacco.
MILLIONS FOR UNIFORMS.— The quartermas
ter general of the army is in the market for sev
eral million dollars' worth of clothing and equip
ment required for the army. This is in anticipa
tion of the appropriation of nearly $5,000,000, which
is available for the acquisition of this material in
the next fiscal year. The supplies will be Issued
to the service and will replenish the depleted stock
of th«? quartermaster's storehouse. Bids will be
opened for this material at New York and other
places where there are quartermaster depots on
June 11. There is also available for use in the
coming fiscal year an appropriation of J1,2tX),000 to
begin the establishment of the reserve stock of
military clothing and equipment. It was recom
mended that Congress make an appropriation of
two and a half millions every year for four years
In order to obtain a reserve supply. Less than
this sum was allotted) but prompt advantage will
be taken of the appropriation to obtain the sup
plies, which will consist of articles of outer uni- |
forms, such as hats, service coats, trousers, shoes
tnd legging, as well as blankets.
HAWAIIAN NAVAL STATION.-When the At
lfintic fleet arrives at Honolulu a board of officers,
of which Captain Seaton Schroeder, U. S. N., Is the
president, will convene for the purpose of con- I
sidering the plans of establishing and developing
the navy dock yard and repair station at Pearl
Harbor. Two members of the corps of civil engi
neers will by thct time be on the ground and will
have made the survey and completed the borings
at the proposed site of the big dock. These civil
engineers will report to the Schrocde.r board and
furnish such information as they have obtained,
and which will serve as a basis of the recom
mendations to be made to the authorities in Wash
ington. The government will expend about $5,
000,000 in the construction of this station, of which
sum $1,000,000 is already available. Steps will be at
once taken to select a site for the dock, which will
be. of the granite concrete type and the largest of
all of the naval docks, having a length of nearly
B.V) feet maximum dimension. This is in prospect
of the use of the dock by the largest battleships, in
anticipation of further increase of displacement.
LIMITS OF RESPONSIBILITY -An enlisted
man of the army has been confronted with the
prospect of paying about $1,000 for damage wrought
by an explosion at. one of the ordnance store
houses. The explosion is attributed to the care
lessness of : he soldier, and when government prop
erty of which a soldier Is In charge is lost or de
stroyed through his own neglect the usual practice
is to charge him with the value of the loss and so
reimburse the government. Some of the authori
ties took this view of the matter, and Insisted that
at least pertain missing articles which were not
found by the board of survy should be charged
against the soldier. This in Itself amounted to \
a considerable penalty, which the War Department !
has decided cannot in all Justice be held against !
the enlisted man, whose total pay during his en- j
listment would furnish only a small fraction of the I
da<nage. It is considered, therefore, that in such j
a case the enlisted man will have to be let off, i
and that an enlisted man may only be held for re
imbursement to the government where articles
have been Issued to him for his personal use and
for the safe custody of which he is responsible.
EVILS OF SUPPLY CONTRACTS. -The advis
ability of making annual contracts for all the
naval supplies which are in general us* In th« i
service has now been questioned. It ii realized !
jtftf) Avenue.** Jtfty fi fth^treet
The Cost of Living at
the St. Regis
including rooms e^nd reste>ureint,
is no greater th&n a.t any other
high-class hotel, notwithstanding
reports to the contrary. Outside
room $4.00 per day ; with private
bath $5.00 per day: $6.00 for two
people. Parlor, bedroom and bath
THE ST. REGIS TEHR.ACE RESTAURANT WILL OPEN
ON SUNDAY EVENING. MAY 51st.
Tables may be reserved in advance. Hu«lc by aador Flnteri Ia:p«rlal Symphony QnarteMa.
i that there are some supplies which It would be
! advantageous to purchase under contracts involv
i ing periods of less than one year. They involve
j such articles as are subject to frequent and some-
I times considerable fluctuation in price, such as was
: the condition with copper last year. It has there-
I fore been deeded not to carry, the annual contract
I idea to the extremity, but to make judicious ex
! ceptions *> the rule and purchase certain articles
"in diminished quantities. The annual contract
: would result in compelling bidders to protect them
selves against violent changes in the price of the
product and seeking a contract on the basis which
would protect themselves from, loss.
SHIPS WILL SAIL TO-DAY.
Battleship Fleet Departs, and S perry
Raises Commanding Flag.
San Francisco. May IT.— The Atlantic fleet of
battleships, after twelve days of naval "pageantry
and merrymaking in San Francisco Harbor, will
sail to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock for PISBSI
Sound, arriving off Seattle on May 71. One half
of the ships will dock at the Bremerton Navy Yard
while North, and the others will return here for
repairs and painting beneath the waterline. Play
days in Pu*et Sound wiy be e%er before the end
of the month, and then the officers an£ men will
resume the usual routine of "man-of-war life.
Orders call for the reassembling of the fleet in
San Francisco Harbor not later than July 3. On
July 7 the fleet will sail for Honolulu, and after a
week's stay there will go direct to Auckland.
The fleet of armored cruiser?, under command of
Rear Admiral Dayton, sailed south this morning
at 8 o'clock, and Hear Admiral Sperry. in com
mand of the Atlantic flee*., hoisted for the first
time his commanding flag of blue. Being junior
in lineal rank to Admiral Dayton. Admiral Sperry
was compelled by naval regulations to fly a sub'
ordinate flag of red so long as the Pacific fleet
remained at the station.
The last of the official entertainments provided
here for the Atlantic and Pacific fleets was the ban
quet tendered last night at the Fairmont Hotel by
San Francisco Council 615. Knights of Columbus,
to the petty officers of the two fleets. Admirals
Sperry and Thomas both spoke, and there were in
attendance Captains Southerland of the New Jer
sey and Nicholson of the Nebraska. Many wives
of officers and petty officers were also among the
OIL AS FUEL ON WAR VESSELS.
Retired British Army Officer Thinks It Will
Soon Take the Place of Coal.
Major J. R. D. Graham, a retired officer of trie
•British army, arrived here yesterday on the Ameri
can liner St. Louis, on his way to Canada, where
; he will look over the. oil fields of the Dominion,
i His mission is to report on the advisability of
transporting Canadian oil in large quantities to
England for use as fuel by the British navy. He
says that oil will be the fuel of the future on war
ships of all classes, as it can be handled better than
coal and takes « l> much less/space aboard ship.
"Oil is bound to take the place of coal as a fuel
aboard Warships within a few year." said Major
Graham. "It will be used not only in the British
navy, but by the navies of the Continent and by
the transatlantic liners. We have now in our navy
the Tartar, an oil burning torpedo boat destroyer
that can make nearly forty knots. We al?o have a
torpedo boat destroyer, which hi as oil burner,
under way that naval designers believe will av
erage fifty knots on its trial trip.
"The English government is greatly interested in
the oil fields at Tilbury, near, Toronto, Ont. ; in New-
Brunswick and Cap* Breton. The oils in these
fields analyze as high as the best product of the
Pennsylvania fields, and are much better than the
product of the Texas fields, which contains a larger
percentage of sulphur, and consequently has a more
deteriorating effect on the boiler tubes."
WOLVERINE TO GO ON CRUISE.
Washington, May IT.— The United States gunboat
Wolverine has been restored to recruiting duty,
and will make a crui«e beginning at Sandusky,
Ohio, and Include such places as Toledo, Detroit,
Port Huron, Mackinac, M mill gun tj*hieago. Mil
j waukee and Sheboygan. The Wolverine will be
at Erie, Perm., from May 24 to June 4. to take part
; in the Memorial Day celebration on May 30. an.! at
South ManKoe Island from August 9 to 16. at the
time of the annual drill of the combined naval
militia of the lake states.
TRIALS FOR OCTOPUS THIS WEEK.
Newport, K. 1.. May IT.— Tne submarine torpedo
boat Octopus, in tow of the tug Orion and con
voyed by the steam yacht Starling, arrived at the
torpedo station to-day from yulncy, Mass.. to un
dergo several tests prior to her Una] acceptance by
the Navy Department. These tests were begun last
year, but were Interrupted by an accident to the
machinery of the boat. The board of inspection
will conduct the trials during this week, after
which the Octopus will probably be added to the
second submarine flotilla.
NEW HOISTS FOR BATTLESHIPS.
Washington. May 17— The two-stage ammunition
hoists are to be installed on the battleships South
Carolina, Michigan. Delaware and South Dakota.
This is the general type of hoist used on British
ships, and has been recommended for the American
type as likely to contribute to the rapidity of fire. !
"PROMOTION BY ELIMINATION."
Washing-ton, May IT. — An early designation will |
be made by Secretary Metcalf, of the Board of :
Rear Admiral^, to determine what number of I
naval officers, if any. is to be retired this year. in '
accordance with the naval personnel ac.t, so as to j
I relieve stagnation in promotion. Last year a
. number of officers were compulsorily retired, re
sulting: In the promotion of the same number of
I others. The system has come to be called "pro
motion by elimination." and is yearly the. object
of a. great deal of interest to the navy, as me
Board of Rear Admirals has \p a large extent
discretionary power in making recommendations,
this latitude being given it with the view- of .■:•■
taining the best results for the service in the pro
motions that are advocated. Rear Admiral Evans
was the senior member of the elimination board
MERCURY TREATMENT ENCOURAGING.
Washington, May IT.— Recent advices from the
new naval hospital at Fort L.yon. Colorado, con
firms the promising; report made by Surgeon B. L.
Wright, on duty at that sanatorium, regarding the
results of treating tuberculosis by the use of mer
cury. Naval surgeons at the hospital have been
closely observing the thirty cases undergoing this
treatment, and the progress. It Is said, has been
such as to add Jo the confidence that they have
made an important discovery.
MR. METCALF BACK IN WASHINGTON.
Washington. May —Victor H. Met. , Secre
tary of the Navy, arrived in Washington to-night
from San Francisco, where he reviewed the com- i
until Atlantic and Pacific fleet* .*.,<. week
by the month only) will be *.r.
ranged with parties desiring per
manent rooms for the months of
June, July and August.
Early Negotiations Necessary
[ STARLVS 1
STEAMBOATS AND BARGB9
to ai: PLEASURE RE3ORT3 oa
LONG ISLAND HOOD
and HCD3O> RIVER.
Ma*n!3e#nt Saloon Steamer* ~G1««"* •••
"Richmond." each 1.200 capacity. *•»•• O«IV*
COO capacity. Barires of all »lx»«.
Sun Jay Schools a ?p«<ta!tT.
OFFICES: CORTLAN'DT ST PIERa X. T.
\^ *PTi«n». • '"■« --• .■«• J
WEST POINT. NEWBLRGH and POUGHKEEPSIE
BT HUDSON RIVER DAT LINE fTEAJtESS A^TBI
SEE STEAMBOAT COLUMN.
(Al'TIOl'S SAYS THAW.
He Denies that He Was Extremely
Nervous on Stand.
Poughkeepsie. N. T .. May IT.-Fatigue<l •*»•» MB
three days of attendant, on the. heartn* here be
fore Justice MorsWiauser ■- determine •;-« .yimtlnn
of hi.= sanity and the trying ordeal of last nlfSt.
brief though it wa«, on th- witness stand. Harry
K. Thaw slept soundly through the night hi taw
sheriffs room in the courthouse and to-day was
"» as usual at 5:3) a. m. He looked at all tne
morning papers and told Jailor Havens that he
did not think he was as nervous on the stan4 as
some of the reporters described him to be. He
said that he had tried to be careful of what he
said, and he thought it was his extreme caution
that caused hi 3 apparent nervousness. Ha was
fatigued, he said, when he went on trie stand, after
the long court session. He also said that the
changing of stenographers just after h* took th#
stand caused him some confusion. He waa f'.ad
that the trial was over. He said he had been told
by his experts that his conduct on the stand had
prejudiced his case and ho felt some ■Slacourms^
Breakfast was served to Thaw from the hoteL
a3 usual, at 8:30 o'clock, and at 3 o'clock he exer
cised by walking for half an hour In the jail cor
ridor. Then he sat down and wrote for the most
of the morning.
Mrs. William Thaw, his mother, arrived her* at 12
o'clock, and Thaw sent a note to Dr. Pilgrim asking
him to call ard see her. Thaw wished to have his
mother cheered up for her journey to Pittsburgh,
and as she la not very well he particularly requett
ed the physician not to say anything to cause her
anxiety. The note did not reach Dr. Pilgrim In
time for him to get to the courthouse before Mrs.
Thaw left, shortly after 3 o'clock, for New Tors.
Thaw and his mother attended for a few minutes
the services conducted in the Jail for the prisoners.
who Md the hymn books purcha*«d by Thaw for
Thaw spent the rest of th» afternoon and «v«n
ing reading an 1 smoking. A clerk in Mr Pea
body'3 office was the only other visitor beside*
Justice Morschauser will go to White Plains to
morrow to sit there for a week. He will return to
his home here the latter part of the week, having 1
in the mean time received the briefs In th« case
from, Messrs. Jerome and Graham, and he has
promised to hand down his decision on the follow
Efforts will be made by Daniel O'Reilly, counsel
for Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, to secure a further ad
journment of the hearing scheduled for Tuesday
next in the proceedings brought by Mrs. Thaw for
the annulment of her marriage to Harry X. Thaw.
Ex-Judge Deyo. of this city is referee la the case.
Mr. O'Reilly will base his request for a farther
postponement on the ground that certain evidence
which he expects to present is being utilized In th»
Thaw habeas corpus proceedings, wherein Thaw is
endeavoring to prove his sanity and secure ,-. • re
lease from the Asylum for the Criminal Icsaas at
Matteawan. lbs haw contends that her husband
was Insam at the time of her marriage on April <
Colonel Franklin Bartlett, one of Thaw's attor
ntys. says that he will move to have the proceed
ings dismissed when the case does come up on
Tuesday. lie probabiy wUI object to further post
INDICT TWO ROADS FOR REBATING.
New Orleans, May IT.— lndictments for -•bating?
on cotton shipments have been returned against thm
Illinois Central and the Yazoo & Mississippi Val
ley railroads by I federal grand jury-
WOMAN DROWNS WHILE CANOEING.
Mlddlebury, Vt.. May While canoeing in Oft**
Creek last night. Miss Faith Powers, of Benntns;
ton, was drowned, and her companion. Tis-t Wins
low. of Nashua, N. H . a senior in Middlebury Col
lege, narrowly escaped a similar fate. Wlnslow was
carried inshore by the force of the current, and
managed to grasp the branch of a. tree, whera b«
clung- until rescued by a man who heard his cries.
Miss Powers was a graduate of Mlddlebury College
In the class of IK
WILL STOP AT 129 TH STREET PIE*.
Beginning to-morrow, the steamers C W. Mors*
and Adirondack, of the People's Hudson Rlvwr
Night Line between New York and Albany. wIU
stop, on the up trip only, at the 123 th street pier
The leaving time for Pier 32. North River i« p oft.).
will remain unchanged. The leaving time from tne
129 th street pier will b* %M p. rr.