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THE SUN SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 1897. S i!H
KJE PACIFIC RAILROADS,
iMiY'"'"'"" JMl-' DERATE IN THE
m' iiovsi. on the vvndino hill.
Lttrnn of Tennessee Prefer to Cancel
M ,),, Urine Jtnlher Tb Tulsa the Hoods
H -llimliier rliiy Htnek, Hu Jleen III.
iB ,.nr Issued to Officers nnd lllreetor.
W (V9MImit(in, Jnn. H. Tho second day's dls-
Sluii nf tliu I'AClDo Railroad Funding bill by
,-KelIouo of Representatives developed much
Kort wit rest from a populnr point ot view.
)Ir. Patterson (Detn., 'Icnn.) opened tlie day's
trocceii'i'i' In a speech supporting the bill, lie
tA Ihnt llio obligations rcstlUB upon the rail
mid'. In addition to ttio Government Hen.
aounud to About $35,000 a nillo, which Hindu
Hlpjus.lblo for tho rallumd companies to earn
isd pay tlio Interest cm their debts,
:ol to spenk nf tliu principal of the
DyifiiUn, amounting altogether to about
lltJ.UOU.VOO. '1 ho iUestlon Wat. " What la
jstiotrriiincnl going to do with thlenormuu9
ndsMcilhcssl" Hut two practical propositions
i .resented themselves, ho said. One contem-
'leJ government ownership and management
tte nvllrondj; tho other and only alternative
,uantllcmcntwlth the ownen. To the flrt
.ess unalterably opposed, preferring that the
I ihole drht "hould bo camelled rather than
lit CongH as should take tho toads. "All my
pbllc life," Mr. Patterson Bald, "I have beun
rjlnir m get the Government to go out of the
unklrm liulni'i, and t most earnestly proteit
, ilnst It going Into tho railroad buslnost." lie
jdoricd fully the provisions of tho bill, at cod
-..tatlnu n just, reasonable, and businesslike
nil for settlement. In view of tho earning
, spsclty of the corporations.
Hr. Harrison (l)em Ala.) followed In opposl-
so, to the bill. He believed that the tlmo had
oae for Canvress to take action, but could not
upforlthe pending measure, because It was far
M favorable to the companies. He believed
iiccinip.iiiles were able tndo much moro and
jttisrtlian the majority nf the Committee ou
' ritlflo Railroads had proposed. Tliu roads.
. t sin tout Meed, could comply with the
- urmsuf tho present law, and that was much
Mitr fur tho Uovernment than the pro-
. poitJ measure, lie had prepared a substl-
iiii for the bill, and would ask the House to
ccstMrr it. mnklng the becrelury of the 'I reas-
i uj.ttie.Tirotary nf the Interior, and the At-
witey-lK-iiLTitl a committee, with full power to
Stnllgate and settle thedebt of the I'aclllo
i Fillrcu'I companies, subject to approval by the
fmldrnt. Ilia rcasun for transferring the set-
nasal of tho debt was thai It was practically
jBXlbI- for members of Congress to thor-
nj.Jy inform themselves upon the condition
if lie corporations. 'I his was In accordance
i tits the recommendation of l'resldent llarrl-
icDsndot the present Itailroad Commissioner
)!r lljatncriDe La.), who opposed the bill,
aUU.e House was asked to adept the terms of
ivtttliinent dictated by the railroads tnem
sltrs. on the theory that the Government
ma helpless creditor of Insolvent lornorn
toos, w note business has been so mortgaged at
sdliiTlall their assets beyond the power of
neuter) Mr. Hoalhrr reviewed the history of
lis companies to prove i.la assertion that the
cock of tliu corporations had been Illegally
Muni tu the otlUers and directors, and that tho
umbers of these boards were Individ
ully liable to the United States for
Hi ulue nf the stock thus fraudu
kstlr and illegally Issued, after the abll
sr si the corporations to meet the Uovernment
iiMtmd bten exhausted. It was thedutyot
tiilsw officers of the Uovernment to proceed
liilDit theso officials and directors, and any
tenber who votrd for this or any other fund
cj bill simply oted tu qult-olalm the Govern
smt's right to proceed against the men who
Uirlolated the laws of Congress, and to con
tra them In the holding of their Illegally gotten
Jlr.Mct'aUl Hep.. Mass.) desired to bring one
ilajlo the attention of the House. The re
lief the committee on this bill, and of pre
ikjai committers In Congress, were based upon
its assumption that the Supreme Court had
iKlded that the Uovernment bad no Hen upon
lit terminals of the read, especially upon the
Onsna llrldgu. Ihis was. In hie opinion, an
trier. The Court nad decided. In the Kansas
Pacific Itailroad case, that the Uovernment was
aUUrd tu demand S per cent, of the net earn
ipcnly of turn portion ot the read which had
nalvec. Uovernment aid In Ite construction: but
attscaaeof the United States vs. the Denver
nose, aeciaeu me same (lay and by the aame
JuUce. toe Supreme Court held In express terms
Bit the earnings ot the Omaha lirldge and
kmlnals weri. to be Included In making the
ilcolatlon, specifically declaring, under the
ultlathe Kansas Pacific cae. that the Unrern
Mtdldhave a Hen upon the Umahn Ilrldge
Jtl a. Urmlnala. Jlr. ilcC'all said be was In sym
"1 puy with the proposition that thedebt of the
should be refunded, but be believed the
monition in the bill was not aa favorable to
; -.Government as It should be. The Govern
Mctonght not to expect that Its second mort
im would be exchanged for first mortgage,
t be submitted that It the gentleman from
'irmont would move to amend his bill by
mine the rate of interest on the Government
IJ per cent. Instead of S! he would be doing
titles to the United States and no Injustice to
Mr. Johnson (Hep- Cal.) advocated the bill In
ipeech full of bitter sarcasm directed agalnat
wrehtleiuen wholiad charged that tliu pro
:worsoftlm rusda had made money uut of the
wmructlon of the enterprises. He drew a
Hioruut picture) of these men. lu the place ot
us builders nf the road, coming tn Washington
wtlie work IiimI been completed and turning
to the Treasury tho money which they hnd
sraculou-ly made lu their project. "Would
U'Ttaiednne ItT'' he asked Incredulously. .Mr.
rtansoii s.ild the practical question befnro tho
otUMto.il.iy was how could the (internment
ft lit money Jfihernada were forced to a
Jut It was u demonstrable fact that tho uro
(eratpf the sale would nut pay the first mort
W.Iet ulone sstlsfylng the Uovernment In
(Kedncs. '1 he only feasible and practicable
W to do wan tu give tho companies tlmu In
vMebtnpnj their debts.
Mr.CiKirwr (Hep. Wis.), who had been re
Ih.i . Mr. Jiihnsnn as being one nf the
2. it" "10 rallrnnd cunstructurs, said that
r.jnrinnn alone, of all tho California deleca
P".Uaj ii liamploned the funding bill and had
defe.iti.it fur re-election by more tlmn
.wriites tho largest majority given agatnn
i,..'.p" bllran t ongreaalonal candidate In Call
JWU for years. Mr. Cooper refeired to the
profits mmle by the constructors of the
Jmi nearly 8lpn.u00.000 anil conlemplu
r aiamlnl the argument on their behalf.
"J upon the "risk" they took, by the state
ttlitthe did uot Invest a rent of their
w u r.,",.rn.1 'I ''"ilc against the bill was closed
CiS...r.'!",r". "t,'" Ia-'- a member of the
22. Hallrnnils Cnminlttee, made tho closing
"JJ'W'il In fnvor nf the bill.
i'uininlttMc then rose, and the House, un-
jniueriilei, tookaruceas until H o'clock, the
"Mag seiin in ba for the consideration of
'.Tste pension bills.
via i-rysio.v jiur.i utoited.
' t-tiir In tho Iloueo at I. Nlccbt'a
!Iob Wiirrnnta Tor Absent alembera.
WasiiiMjTtsv. .Inn. 8. Tho cvonlng session of
bouse, ilevoted, undor the rules, to the con
W'rttlon of private pension bills, was rendered
""avail to-night by ubientcelsm.
'M enitomary resolution was passed direct
rt v Ar,n lo orre,t nlu' Mnu to
Vau i ,.'") House members absent without
luisi ii .ln I'"rance thereof Messrs. Stall
t4K!:V'lbanm .Woodward of Nnrth Carolina.
tteV ii!5u Vf . Iaaore brought lu. After
iaiun '"fnl'hed the requisite amount nf
ui7.?.m '" tlm members present by giving
'1'eicu.es they were excused.
tJeesiin-"J "I 'w "crgeant.at-Arma upon the
irrtVi ? 'J'"8 warrants lasuod to him for the
Kr Thni,.."1 members was. nn motion by
WreZmJ' ".e,V 'i'lol'.. postponed until after
mirmW."' l,1B l"ial on Tuesday next.
h :m.J ?Lv i'-tun Inquiry from Mr.Chlcker
tifRl?; N" ; "" to ,ne at'itns to-morrow
IHDL.r . r ' members arrested by the Ser
Urmliiili rmtl wther or not they would be
"oSlnibiii" TOt U,0 tho I,ttclfl0 IHroa
Si,feycr,pri tera I havo no doubt the
llnd. rul upon tllat question when it Is
Atr'iS,ll!,;!c e.r ' n B- Well. It will be raised.
Wtr ih. ,IJ1" B"l"n explroil by limitation
Wtc-mo ' RU l ,,ou, too1 adjourned
anet to Xn-wnl JLeademr Oraduatea,
no,i,,"l,,T"Nl Jn- 8-There will be a great
, rlDB of urailuates of the Naval Acsdomy
k)' tork nn Jan. S3, when a banquet will
iirenatDelmonlco's, to which all who havo
'Jilrai ic'1Jr.? nt Annapolis are Imlled.
St ( .,:,..erftr' !'-1 nmmodoreErben and l.lou
5sn. "J"la.".' '"MIHer nf the State reserve
Ur crr,0',1, 1'" commltteo having the airalr
'C;.!!111 b" 5,l "Ml occasion In yenrs
fttlriKn". ",s.,"","whn bnve at some time In
wsin.fV"lt,,!l."'.lh0 NVI Academy haio
Hit,, , ,i"'r ' '"' 'icrelary of the Nuvy. the
Jt i... ?'''rr'"rVl ."' representatives of
frtaj.,' ,V "'fvnrd. Vale, Columbia, and
"WrVe"tas "" t',M0C'",lons "" Clpictcat0
'or II in'. Contempt of Court Mill to
He Kcportert to the House,
ium,ti.n. Jan. 8.-Senator HlltV bill In
"on i i-ontempt nf court, which passed the
HZ ' t session, has beun under considers
BBKi,r,,.,,n I'"'"'" Judiciary Commltteo for tin.
Vibi. I1"'-"1' "."' tn-ilny was nrderoil ton fa.
, ,'i,rl. In lt present form tho bill pro
ajJ2l,tniiyoonteraptlnthepresenoe 0I ,n8
Kteni. uo P'mUhecf by the court alone, but
, LWu. J,,"11?.1 out'ld" of the court, exoept the
''sWib,, J'ltnesaes or jurors to attend, roust be
' By a Jury " tb accused co demands,
nn.xsmT a r.iur.TXC on UANiAct
Purkhnrat Heetetr Thinks Ills Condition
Jlerltcte on the Itrfnrraed Iollre,
The condition nf "Angel" Dennett, the Park
hurat soect)'s superintendent, who Is still con
fined In the Insane pavilion at Ilollevuellotpltnl,
was unimproved vesterday. If anything, Don.
nett was worse, and, according to tho physicians,
he will havo to bo treated for at least soveral
months In a sanitarium, even If his mental
malady proves less serious than now seems
probable. Dr. I'arkhtirst and Dr. Charles E.
llruce, one of the directors of the Society for the
1'rovrnttun of Crime, called nt tho hospital yes
turday morning, but were advised not to talk
with Dennett, so they went nway without see
ing him. Dr. I'arkhtirst expected a final diag
nosis of Dennett's case jesterday from the ex
aminers In lunacy, Dr. Alton Kltch and Dr. II.
Valentine Wlldman, but their report was de
ferred until Monday or Tuesday of noxt week,
by which tlmo It will probably be known
whether Dennett has acute mania or whether
he Is In the first stages of paresis.
Dr. llruce Is trying to provlda for Dennett's
comfort anil care after he leaves llellevue. He
communicated with the New Hampshire asy
lum at Concord, and tho reply received from
that Institution was adverse. The officials
would not admit Dennett on the ground that a
State asylum could not receive a non-resident.
Dennett's uncle. Josouh Watson, who lives In
Newark, N. J., and does business in this city at
11'-! Chambers street, was also In furor of send
ing his nephew to Concord, Principally because
Dennett's parents live thore. Tho refusal nt
this asylum turerelvo Dennett Kaves his uncle
as well as his friends here somewhat In a quan
dary as to his disposition. The matter will
probably bo left for his mother to decide.
A statement In connection with Dennett's con
dition has been Issued by the society of which
he was the superintendent. It Is signed by Dr.
I'arkhurst and Secretary Kenncson. Tho state
ment calls attention to Dennett's untiring
efforts, and nttrlbutos his Present mental con
dition to the Indifference nf the I'ollcu Depart
ment, which. It Inforn. has militated against
his work. It expresses disappointment with the
Heform Administration, adding that Is not
quite understood "why the men on our start
sbould have to work day and night and grind
themselves Into Insane asylums, doing police
duty for a city that Is sunpoted to be equipped
with a 'reform' 1'ollco Hoard and a 'reform'
Chief of l'ollce."
Dr. llrnre. when discussing Dennett's con
dition, said that Dennett's mind had not been
articled by work bearing upon the cases which
he was obliged tn handle dally, but rather by
gigantla schemes for the suppression nf vice.
"Of these he had many." said Dr. llruce. "one
nf which would havo been tho most startling
and effective plan ever known to this com
munity." Henry Ilurr of 07 West lOSd street, who has
been a dntectlvo fur Dr. I'arkhurst's society
during three years. Is nuw the acting superin
tendent. There will be a meeting of the Hoard
of Directors on Jan. 'Jl, at which It Is probable
he will be appointed to till the office perma
nently. Lawyer Ambrmo If. T'urdy. Indicted nn com
plaint of Superintendent Dennett of the I'ark
htirst Society on u charge nf extorting SIU0
from a disorderly-house keeper, was arraigned
bufore Justice Kltxserald. In the Uenernl Ses
sions, yesterday. He entered n plea of not
gulfty. His counsel, James McLaughlin, said
that there wn nothing In the case, as the prin
cipal witness. Dennett, was Insane at the time
he gave the testimony before tho (Irand Jury.
Tombs Mrssenirer O'Connor. Indicted on a
similar charge, w 111 enter u plea on Monday,
A XORTH DA KOU DtrottVK.
Why Cot. David it. Talmase of Ilrooktja
Is f.ooklas. tor Os.
Col. David M. Talmage. a son of the late
Thomas J. Talmage. a former Mayor of llroog
ljn and a cousin of tho Itev. Dr. Talmage. has
begun suit against Sarah T. Talmage for a
dliorce In Wnhpeton. N. D. lie alleges that his
wife deserted him thirteen roars ago. They
were married nearly half a century ago. In
early life Mr. Talmage was a leader In fashion
able society In Hrnoklyn. Mrs. Talmage and
one of her daughters still live In the old house
at L'05 Hicks street which was the home of her
father-in-law during his term as Mayor, from
184.1 to lhsT, She was served with the sum
mons and complaint In tho North Danota action
on Dec. 5.
since their separation tnero have been fre
quent unsuccessful nttrmpls to e fleet a recon
ciliation. Mrs. Talmitge's ilaughter said tbat
she cnuld not Imagine why her father had
brought the suit nt this lute day. except to an
noy them or because he might be contemplating
"a ridiculous marriage." All the children have
sided with their mother lu the trouble.
Mr. Talmage serted several years ngo as
United States Minister tn Venezuela. He has
for some tune been living ln Washington. He
Is a warYKeran and was the first Colonel ot the
uiKT vuzrEit Acurt: SKitriCE.
Admtrala Itrotvn, Wnlker, nad ltameay Do
-Not Wish to lie Uellred ut O.
Washington, Jan. 8. There ure three officers
In the navy who believe they should not bo
forced to rctlro during the next live months,
even though tho law says that sixty-two jears
Is the limit of actiie service. They aro Admi
rals Hrnnn, Walker, and ltnmsay, the senior
men of tho wbolo naiy. and each well known In
the service and conspicuous for valuable ser
vices rendered. Admiral Hronn comes from
Indiana and now commands tho Norfolk Navy
Yard. He Is especially sensitive orer the criti
cisms of tbo Texas, which was built under his
supervision, and Is as tlvoly to-duy as old Ad
miral Uherradl when hecommanded the Ameri
can fleet during tho naval review. Admiral
Walker is now on the I'aclflc coast tn deter
mine the best deep sea harbor, and Admiral
Ramsay commands the navy as head of the
All of these ofllcers are as alert as many
of their juniors by ten years, aud are regarded
as the most capable men of the higher grades.
'I her would nil prefer remaining In active ser
vice, but If any attempt Is inado to secure spe
cial legislation In their favor opposition will be
euro tu follow frnm the lower grades, unlesi the
number nf Admirals Is Increuscd aud there Is
nn Interference in promotions.
The friends nf these Admirals aro thinking nf
asking Congress tn give them the thanks ot that
body, which would carry with It the prlvllegeof
remaining In aotlve xcrvlca until death, or else
tn extend thu time of their ntny In harness five
years. Admiral Walker retires In April, Ad
miral Ilamsay a few days later, and Admiral
Urown In July. Admiral ltainsay Is tho only
oneuf tho three who line never commanded a
fleet and but nne first-class modern cruiser.
Walker is probably the best known olTlcernf
the navy, and Is regarded as the finest fleet com
mander In the service.
TO JILOCKAlti: CHARLESTON,
A. Part of the slisncruvreM of Admiral
llunce'a louerfiil 1'leet.
Wasiiimitov, Jan. 8. - Admiral Dunce's
squadron of evolution Is to blockadu Charleston
early In February. The Admiral had a long
conference with Socretury Herbert and other
naval officials to-day, and as a result his plans
fnr drills and manoeuvres, of which the rigid
blockade of Charleston, S. O., Is the chief tea.
ture. were thoroughly approved. The scheme
Involves the maintenance of a strong blocknd.
Ing fleet oft Charleston harbor, and the assign
ment of ono or more fast vessels, Including the
Vesuvius, to duty as blockade runners.
Stores and coal will be massed at Port Royal
as a base for the smaller blockading cruisers,
but the battle ships and perhaps the big cruisers
will have to take turns going to Hampton Roads
for supplies, unless It proves feasible to serve
them on the high seas. It la expected that the
new cruiser Uiooklyn, which will bo ready to
leave Philadelphia to-morrow to get a sliver
service from the city for which she was ohrls
toned, and Is then underorders to take aboard
her torpodo outfit at Newport, will ba attached
to the squadron In time for tho manumvrcs.
The fleet will bo tho most powerful gathered
In recent i ears. Including the battle ships
Massachusetts, Indiana, Mulnr. and 'lexa, tho
cruisers Now ,nrk, Hrnoklyn, Columbia. New
ark, itnlolgh, .Montgomery. Murblohead. and
Casllue, the ram Kutahdln, the monitors Puri
tan mid Amphltrlte, the torpedo boats Cusnlng
and Krlcsson, tho despatch i easels Dolphin aud
Vesuvius, and the transport Fern.
Wakiiwitom, Jan. 8. -The cruiser Minne
apolis left Heyreut for Tripoli this morning.
The flagship San I'rauclsco is at Vlllefrauche,
and tho only two ships of the Mediterranean
squadron now in Turkish waters aro tho Cin
cinnati and Ilnncroft, nt Smyrna, where they
have remained Immovable since Oct. 14,
Chief KngliuerU. S. Kearney has been or
dered from the Minneapolis to the Cincinnati;
Chief Engineer J. II. Chasmar from the Cln
clnnatl lo the San Francisco us fleet engineer.
In place of Chief Engineer W, A. Windsor, re
lleied and ordered to the Minneapolis; I.leuten-aut-Commander
W. 11. Kverett from the Steel
Hoard to the Hydrographlo OrMce.
Surgeon U. II. Uravatt has been detailed to
the naval museum of hygiene at Washington.
Rest Map of New York City,
In the Eagle almaoao IB57. Ifor sal everywhere,
TILES, GLASS, AND MARBLE
INDVHTltlF.H THAT HEMASli IS-
War nad Sienna Committee Told That the
AVIIaoa mil linn Driven alias Worker
to the Wnll. Closed Work, Cut ttntn,
nnd Inerend the Cunt of the Product.
Wasmincitox. Jan. 8. The Ways and Means
Committer to-day heard reports of the earthen
ware, glassware, tunrblc, anil stnna Industrie.
K. W. Walker of Ilcavor Falls, Pa., advocated
n change In tho section of the presont law re
lating to tiles, favoring a now classification,
with specific- duties. On tiles now paying US
per cont. rul valorem ho desired a duty of 10
conls por square foot, or 4, leuts per pound, nnd
on the higher grades, now paj Ing 40 per cent,
ho requested a duty ot J.'0 cents per square foot,
or 0 cents par pound. Most ot tho tiles now
Imported were being undorvnlucd anil wcro
brought In under tho Si per cent. rate. Tho
dutlos ho asked would give the Industry the re
quired protection, yield more revenue, and tlm
pllfy tho collections.
Ii. W. Irfsllo of Philadelphia advocated the
retention of the present dtttv nn cement,
Ii. Arlngtnn of Alton. III., nsked, on behalf of
the glass-blnwers of Illinois, the restoration of
the McKlnley rales nn bottles.
K. A. Agnrd of Streator. III., a glass-blower,
said that tho American workmen had been
driven to the wall by the present tariff law.
Works had been closed, wares reduced and the
hours of work Increased. I uder the McKlnley
law the Industry had prospered, and at the
same time the cost of bottles was reduced i!3
percent. Under present conditions It was be
coming more and more difficult for tho Ameri
can glass-blur, ors to hold their own against the
cheap labor abroad. The old duty was simply
just and fair and Injured no one. The present
duty had In no way benefited tho consumer and
it had almost ruined tho workman.
W. J. Smith of Pittsburgh spoke for the work
ers In flint and lime slassware. He asked for
protection on llmo and flint products In order
that the industry might llveand glveldlo work
men employment. In his opinion tho dutlrs
should exceed those In tho McKlnley law. He
exhibited glassware which was being Imported
at a price less than the labor on tiiem cost hero.
From 70 to 80 per cent, of the cost of ranking
flint and lime glass was In the labor.
W. K. Doorfltnger of New Vork, rcoresentlng
the Cut Olass Manufacturers' Association, said
a high tariff on out glass was necessary In nrdor
to compete successfully with tho waro produced
by cheap foreign labor.
F. U Hod I no of Philadelphia, a manufacturer
nf cylluder window glass and green and flint
bottles, said that the olfect ot thu present law
had been to reduce wages, close factnrloa, and
bankrupt most of the ilomrstlu makers. Frnm
83 to 0U per cent, ot the cost of this produit
represented labor. American competition had
reduced the price of the ware, iiud between
1804 and 1HIIU, when American competition had
been diminished, thu cost had advamed about
111 per cont. The Importation nf fnrelgu glass
was unnecessary, as the mills nf this cnuntry
were ablo to supply the home demand, and
would do so If the labor alonu had tho requisite
protection. He thought It reasonable. Just, and
necessary to have rates not loner than those
fixed In the McKlnley law.
Samuel Hums, rspreaentlng tho wlndnw gl.iss
makers of Pittsburgh, said that tho effects nf
the Wilson bill had been disastrous tn the work
men and the trade, tbn workmen being forced
to accept a reduction uf from St! to !!8 per rent.
In their wages soon after lis passage. Under
the McKlnley law their wages avrruged about
JT0 per month for thlrty-nlno weeks per year,
while nnder tho present law tho average was
ulxmtJo7 per mouth for thirty-one weeks.
John W. Morgan of Trenton, N. J., spoke for
the potters of his State. Ho said they were In a
deplorable condition, a condition far worse tlmn
the laborers lu any othercnuntry Their weekly
earnings prior to the pussagenf the Wilson bill
had been (11.40 per week, under It their wages
had been redo ceil tn $4 U.1 per week. They had
been forced to sell their huusohnlil goods, and In
many cases to lliu two and three Inmllies In nne
house. At present every pottery ln the State
Mr. K. A. Steientnn nf Fast Liverpool, ().,
spoke for the potters of the West. He said their
condition was much the same as that of tho
New Jersey workmen as described by their rep
resentallves. Since tho passage of the Wljsnn
bill wages tn the West had been reduced, and
they had been able to eko out only a miserable
IlepresentatlveTaylorof Ohio, who represent
the district formerly represented by President
elect McKlnley. spoke for the manufacturing
and operative potters. What they wanted, he
said, was the rriognltlnn by Congress uf the
difference In wages paid to workmen hern and
abroad. He exhibited specimens of fltio Jap
anese ware, which uero Inld down In New I ork
at a prlro far below the coat hero to decorate.
Hd also exhibited specimens uf tine ware
made In New Jersey, which, he sold, wns
equal ln texture and art to any In tho
wurld. These goods were so lino t list It required
an American xtamp to convince experts that
they were made In this country. American
makers could not. under the p'esent conditions,
pay fair American wages. Sumo Ilvo nr six of
the finest works over erected hero or elsewhere
had closed In the past threo tears, and tlio
still operating were running on half time and
A. C. Wlggln.Pecretnry of the Now Knclaud
Crockery Association, advocated tho reten
tion of the present rales of duty.
Representative Sorgnf Ohio, nt the reqnest of
the Pasteur Filter Company, askril to have tho
tubes usod In making their filters placed on tho
free list. They were not mudo in this country,
aud the duty nnly Increased the cost ot the
article tn the consumer.
F. C. Partridge of Rutland. Vt.. desired a duty
on marble. Ilelng a luxury. It was i prnpur
commodity upon which to rnlsn a revenuo. A
dutynn the higher grades nf furelgn inarhlo had
tho effect of reducing tho price of thodomestlo
prod in t.
D. M. Stewart nf Chattanooga. Tunn , a manu.
facturer ot lava gas-ttpa, advocated a spcclflo
duty of A0 cents per gross on Importations of
'tho committee adjourned until to-morrow,
when thoo Interested In Iron, steel, and leaa
ores will ba heard.
HOOT II TUCKEKS IX WASHINGTON;
Halvntlon Army Msettnc In Mr, ilobn W.
Foster' Drawing Konni,
Washimciton. Jan. 8, An audience of more
than ordinary social distinction was present
this morning in Mrs. Juhn W. Foster's draw Ing
room to hear Mrs. Ilooth Tucker, the eloquent
daughter of Uen. Ilooth and tho Commander uf
the Salvation Army In this country, talk on tho
alms and methods of that body. She said that
the kernoto of all their work was disinterested
love. She told many pathetlo stories to Illus
trate each portion of her theme. Mrs. Ilooth
Tucker talked for nearly nn hour before Intro
ducing her husband, Mr. Tucker, whom she
said she wished to take the plucouf Hrlg.-Ocn.
Swift, who was detained by sickness in her
family, and partly because she hcrsilf was very
fnnd of him. Mr. Tucker made an tqually Inter
Dr. Frederick Niece, the Army violinist, gave
a half doten performances before and during
the meeting, plujliig at tho last " Nearer, My
tiod, tn Thee." which the ntiillunro Joined In
singing. Dr. Niece was formerly an nfllcer In
the Herman army, aud told the story of his con
version. In thu audience were Mrs. I'rnncls, tho Mexi
can Minister and Mrs. lloinrru, Mrs. John W.
Thompson, Mrs. Drier, the Chlllnn Mlnlaturand
Mrs. Unna, tho Ouateinalan Minister and Mrs.
Lazo Arrlago, Mrs. and the Misses lloanlmati,
Mrs. Chandler, Miss Chandler, Mrs. McKIni,
Mrs. W. C. Whlttemnre. Mrs. Harlan. Mrs.
Hurrnws. Mrs. A. J. llalfnrd, Mr. and Mrs.
Eckels. Miss Price, Mrs. White, Mrs. Secretary
Latuont, and Mrs. L. .. I.eltcr.
licit. liar Calisthenics In the Army.
WARin.fOTON, Jan. 8. -Uen. Wesley Merrltt,
commanding the Department of the Missouri,
has Issued from headquartersat Chicago a circu
lar embodying a manual of bell. bur calisthenics
to bo performed with tho service rifle by tho men
In all the troops under his orders. The s stent
was devised by Commander Cotton of the navy
and Is used on tho flagship Philadelphia, nuw at
Valparaiso, Chill. An Innovation In army or
ders appearing In this circular consists nf
twenty-one pages of music for band Instruments
to accompany the various exercises. Uen, .Mer
rltt advises, however, that any slow march Is
applicable tn the first three cxen lsis ami that
any qulckstap will do for the fourth, adding,
()n the United States flagship Philadelphia,
where the physical drill wns well tested, I ho
air lu greatest favor were respectlvelvi 'Daisy
Hell.' the 'see-Saw ' wait. "I' u Little tlirls in
lllue, and the Sidewalks of Now Vork.' "
Tons Watson' Contest for Nent lu the
Wabiii.noto.v, Jan, 8, -Thero was a largo
sprinkling of Ueorgluns In the llouso Elections
Commltteo No. 1 this morning to hear the
argument In the contested election case of
Watson vs. Ulack from the Tenth Ueorgln dis
trict. It was expected that Mr. Watson would
present his own case, but he failed to appear,
and was represented by Mr. William C. Ulenn
of Atlanta, Mr. lilacs; had on Imposing array
of counsel, consisting of Joseph 11. Cummlng.
Joseph It. Lamar. 0. II. Cohen, and Uoykln
Wright, all of Ueorgln. Judge Turner, ono of.,
the veteran members of the House from Ueor-'
sin, WW an Interested spectator.
TOVll NAME IN TUX l'APBE,
Essay by Comptroller Flteh on One of the
llywny to Fnme,
A young man named Walker, whn tald he
represented a newspaper called Vltu Utivern
ment. Invited Comptroller Fitch to subscribe for
a number of cxtra:oploaof a special edition of
the paper which Is to contain a "write up" of
the Finance Depattment, Mr. Walkor said that
Mayor Strong had ordered 3,000 copies. The
Comptroller told Mr. Walker that ho would
have nothing to do with the schemo, and con
sidered It " a mild form of blackmail." II
heard nothing further about the matter until he
received n letter from It. .T, Onnilen, thoeJItor
of Citu (louinmtnt. In which the writer said
that liu was nstonlshed to learn that n man nf
Mr. Fitch's discretion nnd high standing should
make nil uncalled fur attack upon City
Oorciiimeiit enterprise by culling It a black
mailing publication. Mr. Fitch sent tho follow
ing reply to Mr. Condon:
"I did not say to your representative that Citw
(lnvrrnmtn was a blackmailing publication. I
raid tn him that his proposition to me was a
mild form of blackmail with which I was ox.
cssdlngly familiar, ln five campaigns for elec
tion and ten years lu office theso propositions
have been made to me as they have been toerery
body elso who Is a candidate for or holds office,
very many times. You nre entlroly right In
saying that 'It Is tint fair tn criticise any one nr
anything without first knowing exactly what
you crltlolae.' I was criticising a proposal that
I should nrder a largo number of copies of a
newspaper whlcn was to contain some account
of mo and my work, Theso propositions gener
ally work out In the following manner! If tho
Individual who Is tube written up pays fnr &00
copies ho Is described In tho newspaper as a dis
tinguished statesman: If hnpaysfor J.OMUcopli'S
hois described as n very distinguished states,
man, and If he doubles tlm last mentioned order
hu Is described as the mostdlsttngulahed states,
man of the century. At a very small expanse It
Is possible for any gentleman in otlko tn have
nisncnieirmcnts, ma many virtues, anil his per
sonal beauty explained at great length In papers
of no circulation whatsoever, and u little extra
generosity will Include his entire family In the
"It may be, as ynn claim, that you Intend to
accept the money and not make the customary
return. It may be that you will donuunce In
the severest manner the mistakes and sins uf
those whuso checks you receive and praise
liberally the good dents of tthose who refuse
to contribute. This Is possible, but It Is not
" However this may be. I will not give you or
anybody elso ono two-cunt uostugo stamp In
connection with any artlole written about tbn
department of which I happen to bo at the head
or about me.
" One reason why I was perhaps a little sharp
In manner with yuur representative waa that he
has been hero several times seeking tn get a list
from our books nf tho people who sell supplies
to the city, which It would be most Improper
fnr ma to give. His motive, as lie admitted,
was tn goto the persons whose names boob
tallied asking for advertisements and subscrip
tions for vour paper. Many of these people nre
noxious tn stand well with tho Financo Depart
ment, and If they found their names had been
given by mo It would havo been easy work to
puriuado them that It was la their Interest to
advertise and subscribe,
"On my mentioning his application to the
Corporation Counsol, In the prrsencn of tho
Mainr, tne former expressed his belief that this
would constitute u form nf blackmail, nnd
ngrrrdwlth mo that I did right in ruf using to
givn ) our paper any such list.
"I doubt very much whether you will accom
plish much toward the regenrratlnn of Ameri
can cities by the methods which nu havo
ndnpled lu dealing with this department."
Tim last shot In the paper battlu was fired by
Mr f inhiten j esterday when. In his reply to Mr.
Fitch's letter, ho said that nn amount of mnner
ran lulluenco his paper to commend that which
does not desorvii commendation, nr prevent It
from condemning that which It considers wrong.
SNAKES IN J It UNION,
Thlrty.rive or Them Fonnd Hibernating la
M Post Hole.
Ono of the men working on the grounds that
surround tho residence of Mrs. Samuel M.
Hamlll, 440 Hollerue avenue, in tho heart ot
Trenton. N. J., unearthed a large number of
snnkrs last Monday. A fenco which separated
Mrs. Hnmlll'a grounds from the grounds of her
neighbor was being repaired.
An old rotton post was rrmnved, and In the
hole, about two and one-half feet deep, were
found a large number of snakes. The snakes
wero scooped out with a shovel and placed In a
box. Thero were big snakes, two feel long, and
llttlo snakes. Some of them weru milk snakes
and some garter snakes. Thirty-five snakes
were put In the box.
1 hey were all in a torpid state, and could
hardly move. When they were taken Into tho
house nnd placed by a tire they began gradually
to grow III ily and to crawl out nf tho hnx. 'lo
have a lot nf snakes crawling over the floor was
objectionable, anil so they were hustled nut In
the told again, and after becoming "ethorln-d."
as It were, by thu winter air, they wero all
'1 he Interesting feature of the discovery was
that while the grounds nro large, jet the grass
Is alw.ijs kept close cut and no snai.es are
found there In summer. All tho snakes In thu
iiciahlxirhnnd must havo gone Into winter quar
ters lu that post hole.
VS EQ V.i 1.1.1' YOKKI.
Dr. .lull us Sleln anil III Christina Wife
Mrs. Lucy Stein brought a suit far separation
from her husband. Dr. Julius Stein. In the Su.
preinr Court befnm Justice Heekman ) esterday.
She complained that her husband left her to
Hie with his mother and sister, but alwaasun
portid her. Dr. Stein lives at 31U Kast Fourth
Mrs. Stein said that the contention between
them arose from the fact that she wns a Chris
tian and ho an orthodox Jew. He told her that
he had disgraced hlm6elf with his family by
marrying her nnd that he could not bo expected
to Ilvo with the one who had caused thu dis
grace. She went tn her mnther-ln. law's homo
to demand recognition as the Doctor's wife, hut
was ordered away.
Justice Heekman said that the parties ought
to be reconciled.
Tim Doctor Is not a bad man, Is ho " asked
Law j er Orixsman.
"e. he is." said Mrs. Stein: "he wl'l not
Ilvo with rne because I am a Christian,"
" Vim knew that h and his family wera
orthodox Jews when you married, did wiu nut?"
" Ye, but that made no itlfTereticu. He should
live with mo and nut with his mother."
After a consultation between the lawyers the
parlies uareed tn live apart without a ducree,
and tho Doctor agreed to support his wife.
lllirsUr Felled with m Walking Htlek.
About 1 o'clock yesterday James Tlerneynf
220 Krlo street. Jersey City, heard footsteps on
t1 e stairs and got nut of bed. Ho opened his
i droom door cautiously and In the dim light
saw a man coming up. Ttornay renched In tho
corner fur a heavy walking stick, and when the
man reached tho landing asked him what he
wanted. Tho man muttered something nnd put
his hand townnl his hip pocket, at the same
time backing down tho stairs again. Tlrrney
struck him iv blow on the head with Ills stick
and laid him nut. Thsn frnm a window he blew
a call whistle, which brought Roundsman
The Intruder was taken to the Seventh street
police station, where he said be was John
McDermott, '.'0 years old, of 1 14 Prospoct street,
Ilrnnklyn. Mcliermnlt said ho waa drunk, but
there wan not much evidence uf It. Ho win
committed on n charge of burglury, to awult the
action of the (liand Jury.
No Ceremony nt the Dos' llurlal.
Charles C. Uulteau writes to Til K HL'N saying
that the story published In this paper and
others on Mnndny about the burial ot his dog
In an ornamental cnftln was untrue. He writes
that the dog belonged to his father, John W.
Un.ie.iii. anil that It was burled in n plain pine
box, without ceremony. Tnr st'N regrets that
It was Incorreutly Informed about the mutter.
nrolmuruvid, und all facial blemishes, featural
Irregularities, and skin and nervnus diseases
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A large statlo electrlo machine In each office
tor the cure of norvous diseases. Use the grand
combination of Woodbury's Facial Soap aud
Fuolal Cream. Sold everywhere. 4sTOov
Send 10 cents for 133.pago lllus- J
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rot.icr. noAitn may ur.nvcr. all
omcEitu a noli: ttuvNOsuity,
Till I Drataned to Curb the Chtef-Navr
Limitation or the Unyor' Power or He.
movnl-Inrerlnr I.nenl Cnurl Objection
to Fixed Torm Tor Depnrlmrnt llend.
A i err Important changu In tho dralt of
the pollco chapter of the Orcatcr New Vork
charter has been mado by thn Commlttoo nn
Drnft as n result of tho public! hearing
thereon. Tho Chief nf Police, tho Inspectors
and all other ofllcers aboi e the rank of rounds
men are to bo sublect to reduction In gradnby
a majority vote of the Commissioners with the
approval of the Mayor. Tills provision Is said
to bo nlmed nt the Chief muro than nt subordi
nate ofllcers. Whllo It Is Intended that the
Chief shall bo the cxccutlio head of the de
partment. It Is not Intended that lio shall bn
permitted lo exorclsalhat power In a way that
shall bo to tho Interest nf nny pntltlcnl party
or Individual, ns ho might If ho could bo ro
mot oil only after a trial on charges, which
might bo reviewed lu n court uf lnv. Tho
new provision of the uhartor Is calculated tn
keep tho Chlof attending strictly to pollco
business. Inspectors and Captains, too. will
bo Inclined to lie similarly circumspect.
Amendments which would affect suih n result
were suggested by Police Commissioners Park,
er nnd Roosevelt a' tho heiinng,
A chnngo mado In tho chap.cron tho powers
and duties of the cxecuttvo relates to the
Major's power of removal. It Is a limitation
on that power by providing that for 'ho opon
period of six months after ho takes office he
can remove subordinates only where tho Intor
est of tho publtu torvko demands that such ro
movnls bo made.
Chapter XX.-Inferlor Local Courts.
Chapter XX. of tho now charter was! made
public yesterday. It relates tn Inferlotlocal
courts, lhero Is but ono mnro chapter to
come, and that contains tho general statutes
which ure calculated to muko tho con-olhla-tlun
perfect In nil Its details by nhollshlng
towns and removing other obstacles In tho way
of such perfect union lu thu t'arlous parts of
the greater city.
Tho chapter nn the Inferior courts continues
the present City Court, and with Jurisdiction
limited to.' the county of New ori,. It abnl.
lshes thu Justices, courts and the office of Jus
tice of the I'encu III Hrouklyn and Long Irland
City Winning Jan. 1, 1MD8. the district
courts nt this city and tho Justices, courts of
the Hrst. Second, nnd Third districts of Hronk
l)ii are tu let oniollilafil, and kurwiias the
MunlclDnl Court of tho City nf Now Ynrk. Tho
thirteen civil Justices nf this city In office on
Jan. 1. INfiM, as well as the Justlocs of thu
Peace In tho three Hrnoklyn distrirls named,
are tn Im continued In ulllco as Justices ot he
Muulclp.il Court until tho end of their terms.
When the term nf any expires this year his
successor la to bo elected for ten lears. Jus
tices uf this cnurl aro tn be elected by districts
s. hi. i nro decrlbed. Thu lines uf the present
judicial districts ln this city aro closely fol
lowed, eleven being lu the borough of Man
hattan and two In thn Hronx. There will be
five districts In llruokljn nnd one ruth In
(Jueetir und Richmond, although an effort
will he made to get two each for thoo boroughs
when tho chapter Is considered by the full
committee. The lines ot tho present thrio
Ilrookl) ii districts are preserved. Tho Fourth
comprises tho Twenty-fourth, Twcntj-tlfth,
Twenty-sixth, Twentv-anveuth, and Inuiitv
eighth wards, and the Fifth the Twoiit-nlnih
and Thirtieth and TJlrtt-flrst wards.
Whenever the term of one of the present
Justices shall explru In an cven-iiumbored
year tho Mayor Is empowered tn appoint .ils
successor tor ctiujiar, nnd there will be an
election In thu said c eu-iiumbt red v ear for tho
Refute Jan. 'JO, ISOH.the Mi) or must np
pnlnt four Justice, two for the Fourth and
Fifth Hrooktin district and one t-urli for
Queens nnd Ituhmoud. They will mi upimlul
ed for una tur. when thi-lr suic-ssors will lo
elected for full .enns Rvcrv Justlco must
I- u resident ot thedlst-lct where he i elected.
He must bea lawjerof Use Mars' standing,
nor mat he havonny nlher imslners while
holding thn place. '1 ho salary of th" Justhus
for ljuci ns und Richmond Is to bo $4.(i00. '1 he
others w 1.1 get 9(1,000. Appointments to till
vacancies are to be in. vie by the Mayor, and
not bv tho Uovornor. s formerly.
Ihe Jurisdiction nf the court Is similar to
that ot the Pie.vnt civ 11 district courts. A Inmr
list ot civil actions and proceedings of which
thn court may take cognizance Is given, ns Is
also n rather complete code of procedure. It
Is provided that no i It y marshal may appear
liefnre or act on Ix'half uf any party in na
action nr proceeding beforu th court. Thn
biggest share uf the Income of thu city mnrihals
Is dt-rln-d from their acting us landlords'
agents In landlord and tenant cases. Ihis
practice will be done nivay with.
As originally drawn. It was prnpne! by this
chapter tnL.ivo tho Muulclpal Court Justices
nppuintcd from th-eltv at large Instead of to
ing elected hv dlstrlctp. It vtasnlo proposed
tn hair the Justices constitute a Hoard of Jus
tices who, as a board, by malorltv vote, would
mako all the appointments nf clerks, stenogra
phers, and other subnidiliatcs. 'Ihe lmrd Is
retulnn I III tho revised iliiujgnt, but ills pro
rldcd that the Individual Jusil rs -hull sptmlnt
their clerks and other murt subordinate.
About all thu hoard has to dn Is to tolri t nne of
(lies cnurl clerks fnr a secretary nnd make rule!
fur the rotation nf the Justices within unv bor
ough and other court ruM. It Is provided that
there may t twn court houses lu (,'urens and
Richmond. This necessitates thu npiolniment
of two clerks.
The appointees of ea.'h court are a clerk, an
assistant clerk, a stenographer, twn court at
tendants, und, lu thu borough uf Mnnha'tun.
an Interpreter. There mem hci no n-slstsnt
clerks lu the Hrst dittrli t of tho Hronx nur In
Oueunsnr Richmond. The salary of the ilerks
and assistants Is tu lw S.l.uon each in thn First
Hrnnxdlstrl't, Queens, and Richmond S'.'.OOO :
stenographers. &..IMIU, Interpreters SI, '.'Oil, and
attendants, S1.0B0. tlei'.s nnd nsslstat.t
clerks nro tn lie unpointed fur six ears and tho
others for two year". 'I lie subordinates of the
pre'rnl Civil District Courts and of the three
Justices' Cnutts In Hrnoklvii arc tn Iva contin
ued lu officii till the uxplrntlou uf their respec
Tiir pot.lCK roi'iiy.
The city Is tn bo divided Into twn "divisions"
fnr tho ml nlnlslrutiou of criminal Justice. Die
first division comprises thu present counts ot
New York, the n-ciuid tho remainder nf tho
now city. This division permits the lelcntlnii
of tlm present City Mngltra es and Court of
Special Sessions a organized under chapter
tlOl uf the laws of INiS. Ihoee MugMrutt ,
with thcli courts ns ot present nrgnnlod, nro
in be cunllnued In olllce. 'lhe are tn Im
known as tho City Magistrates of tho Fust di
vision and lonslltutc a separate Hoard nf City
The act prnpnscs tn abolish thu nffiro of Po
llro Justice In any part of theSejond dlv'slnn
nnd the Court nf Special sessions ,n Rrcnklyii
on Jan. 111. 1MH.
Right Cltv Mielstrates nro provided for tho
division. The sit Pollio Justh us ot Hrnoklyn
will ho continued lu nllUo in I'll) Mjglntlnlis.
t)n nr ocforc Jan. SO, I mis, tlm Major must
appoint two mnro, nro for Uneens and tho
oilier fur Richmond, w liu-.ii tei ms uf olllcu u III
bruin Fob. 1. ami pile on Dec. Ml. IDOT.
Tlioy must im resident, of tlm lioiough whern
appointed. Tlie salary of fltv Maglstrnti s
In the Second division Is lived ot i.l.Oim. 'Ihe
prnvisluns uf thut'llv Mnxlntratos luvvnf 18li,"i
nro maduappllcnhlu to them. There is tn be n
Hoard of City Mu-ilstrmoa for ttu Sernnd dl
vlslnn similar ns to powers unci duties as that
In tho First division, 'ihis carries w lth it thu
power to appulut clerks and ot.ier court sub
ordinates. At the same time that he appoints the City
Magistrates thu Mayor shall appoint five Jus.
tlces nt thu 'nnrt nf Sm-clil Sessions for tho
Socnnd division. Tlie saliry or a Jusilco Is
fixed At So, 000. Ihey must be residents nf
thn division. This court must hold monthly
sessions lu Hrnoklyn. cjiucnc. and Richmond.
Its clerk In Hrookhn will huiu iJU.nuo suloi ,
Iho clerks In Queens and Richmond will hnvn
S'.'.OOO. Tho District Attorney of Kings
county must us dan An assistant to attend thu
sessions nf thu court in Hrookhn,
Ail pending actions or proceeding nt the
time tlm i hanges lu courts nre tu be mado aro
Thn present cltv mnrshals are to ho con
tinued In nffiro. The office of constable Is tn bn
abolished In Hrookhn und all other suctions
nf the city, and thu present city marshal v
tern Is to bo uxtunduil all over thu city hy thu
apiHilntment of fourteen mnro marshals by
the Mat or, who Is tn assign them tu duty at
the several r-nurte. Ten of thu fnurtrcu nre tn
be residents of Hrookhn. nnd two each nf
Queens und Richmond. They are to be ap
pointed, i'nr terms otslx years.
At tho hearing nn "Department Heads and
Their Terms," liun bv the enmmlssiim at tho
Cltv Hull yesterday. Mr. llllam II. Si hlcf
fclln. nn behalf of tlie Wuinii's Auxlliuiy lo
th Civil Survlco Heform Association, read
nn argument nz.ilnst prescribing u llxeil term
of nffico for heads uf departments, whlih, thoy
say, operates tn prevent, in tlie Mrs. place, tlm
hccurlng of experts, mid. lu the second plaiv.
their retention w ho i tc cured. Thehullissav :
"What Is needed Is tint nu tho ono hand thu
power uf removal nt plvusmu during nny psrt
nf the Major's termj nor on the other tlm re .en
Hon in nfllce for a single day of mini whom thn
Muvjr thinks It well in rcmovo for cause, hut
thai the Major should have, during his whole
trm, tliu power to remove ntoncuiui) nlllcei
upon n uuollo atntemeut of his reason. This
would place sufficient rcsioiilbllllr unan thu
Mayor to Insure his retaining inon in office who
ought tn be retained, and removing men who
ought to be removed. You have adopted In
the charter.ltself. In chapter VI.. section '-.',
exactly tho system which we advocate, Ia
"No, Sir" s M.75.
Scarcely pays for tho fabrics in thoso Suits nnd jH
Overcoats but Bomo sizes aro missing nnd wo'vo no r '.1
uso for odd lots, that's why thoy 'ro $11.75. It's tho I'JI
bost olTor wo ovor mndo, it's tho host chanco you'll ''H
ovor got. i ,-H
WM. VOGEL & SON. I
THK OllKAT NEW YOltIC CI.OTHIKHS. M
Broadway, Cor. Houston St. I
Iho caso of tho Deputy Comptroller, you pro
Mili that 'The Comptroller shall appoint, and
for cnuse, to be stated in writing nnd pub
lished In tho Clfilterutil, nt tleusu-e remove
a Detitttj Comptroller.' What we ask Is that
jou will apply this .j stem nf appointment and
removal to the heads nf depaitments. nnd that
In the rue nf enoh Cnmml'stoner It shall be
Provided: 'Re shall Im aniiolt'ted hy the .Major
without dellnltn term, and may bn removed at
will by the .Major for cause to bo slated In
writing: and publlshm! In tho f'ffy lltennl.'
We Imlleve thnlthu adoption nf tho principle
Hint tlty officials should havo n tenure of otllie
terminable only for cnuse, and that the power
of removal may always bo exercised upon a
public smtrment of such cause, would place
the irooil government of tho lire iter New York
on so llr.-n a foundation that tt will endure
long after the members of this commission
have.passed away and are known to history
only ns the tranters of Hie Constitution of the
United States nre known, ns men who bestowed
a great blessing upon millions ot their fellow
Kx-Mayor Sihleron of Ilrnnklyn wanted to
apeak on the term nf tho Mayor. He favored
the Philadelphia tilan for the Mayoralty. He
thought that tho term should be four veure In
stead of two. It seemed tn him that It was
hardly possible for a man to become thorough
ly familiar with tho duties of his office In two
rears. .V r. Schlercn though, the power of ro
mnvsl should rust with tho courts after the
first sir. months and then be exercised only
upon proper charges.
John Sabino Smith thought that bipartisan
ship had nn relation to the ferreting out uf
criminals. It applied limply to clec'lnii mat
ters. Us thought thn .Major should bu the su
premo hi ail uf the police and In case of a dead
lock In thu hoard he should have tho decli'lng
vote, and also In all cases of appeals.
"If tlm Major had that power to-day." said
Mr. Smith. "I think matters would lie con
ducted differently In Mulberry street, and i
would not see precinct nfter precinct "Ink In
mnralltv. ns Is now the ease."
(Sen. Tracy thmight thu present board nea
non-partisan, not bipartisan.
Mr. Smith thought that non-partlsanshlo
wasnllgmint of the imagination.
Mr. Mnultnn I'mery wanted the city named
"Manhattan." 'ihe committee will sit again
THIRTEEN Klt.I.En IN A 11INE.
Heroic llflTort of na i:cllbtnna to Have
Meatcaa from sue Fire,
San Diixhi. Cat., Jan. H. -Details of the burn
Ingot thirteen men In the Santa Merlrudls Mine,
at Pathuca, State of Hidalgo, Mcxlro, on Dec.
fll lain been received horo. The night shift was
about to go oft duty, and a number of the men
had reached the cnge, when a terrific explosion
occurred In one of the drifts. Several men who
wero between tho lire and the cage ran up, and
others could be heard shouting for help. Ned
Richards, an Kngllshman. called two compan
ions lo his assistance and ran back, braving the
smoke and flames, and saved n Mexican who
was fainting In tho drift. Thoy dragged him to
the cage, and then, a number of others running
up. It was thought that all wore accounted for,
mid thu men all went lo the top.
Ihu roatlng of thu tire could bo heard In the
lower levels and a great volume of am ike began
tu fill thu shaft. Tho fore in in procured his
book nnd checked off the names at the men.
All answered lo their names except eleven.
Then, In face ut the danger. Richards uffcrcd to
be one lo go below agalu and cet the missing
men. Three Mexicans stepped forward and
volunteered to accompany him. All Jumped
into the cage nnd were Inwered down.
Tho tour men when they reached the level
where the fire was raging got out and made a
quick search fnr the missing, but the fire filled
the empty spaces and forced the men hack to
the cage. Richards mode a gallant attempt to
penetrate. Into one of thu drifts and was over
come by gas and uioke. He tailed tn return,
and a man went after him. He found the Eng
lishman unconscious nnd dragged him to the
cnge, but was overcome, 'ihe others gave the
signal and Mere hoisted up. Richards and the
Mexican died within a few minutes after being
raised to tbu surface.
i:i.i:r.iTiox uf ekie tracks.
The I'lun of the t'oMpnsi's UnRlneer Nst
Aeeentuhle to Jersey City.
The plans prepared by the L'rlo Railroad en
gineers for the elei atlon of the tracks In Jersey
City weru submitted to Mayor Wauser yester
day. John J.Nevln. the Major's private sec
re tar)-, took the plans to the office of the Hoard
ot street and Water Commissioners and the
Commissioners held a secret session and ex-nmlm-il
them. Ihey wero not satisfactory, and
Secretary N'evln took them back to the Mayor.
Ono of the Commissioners remarked tbat the
railroad company demanded too much.
Major Wanser will Invite the railroad officials
ton conference Lndcr thu original arrange
ment the city authorities agreod tn close Divi
sion. I'rovoM, Harniim. nnd Hrunswlck streets.
Now It I" laid that the company's plans provlda
fur tho closing uf other streets. Ihey want to
close Fleet street nt tliu west end nf the tunnel
and want changes made In somu adjacent
A suggestion was tnnde that the company's
plans had been prepared designedly to prevent
thu cty from accepting them. The Legislature
meets next week, and It Is said than an elfort
will ho made to repeal the law rinrng tho
elevation uf Iho tracks. Mayor anser does
nut believe this, lie thinks the company Is
arllng in good faith, and that matters will be
eutialuclurily arranged at thu conference.
THE I.ONU ISLAND RAILROAD.
The C'ortiln Interest llnught by n Hlroao;
Hrndteute of Hunker.
In the purchnso of the Corbln Interest In the
stock of tho Long Island Railroad Company
Genrgo W. Young, President of tho I'nlted
States Mortgage and Trust Company, made the
following announcement j esterday:
"1 he Ciirbtn Interest has been purchased by
thu I nltrd states Mnrtgageand Trust Company
for the account of a f) ndlcnte, which will act In
conjunction with Mr. Pratt In the future de
velopment of the interests of tho railroad.
Among the inemhers of the syndicate are
August Iielmont. William A. Read of Vrrmllyo
A Co., Ilroun llrothera A- Co., Charles D.
IllcUei, .Ir , Theodore A. Hnvemeyer, Strong,
Sturgls i.v Co., Kes.ler A- Co., Frederic U,
Hournn. iJeorgu F. H.iker, and others.
"The syndic etc. lu cooperating with the Pratt
Interest In tlm development and Improvement
of tliu properly ns It now exists, will also taku
prompt eieus tonnrd providing more satisfac
tory Now York and Hrnoklyn terminal faclll
tli. In tlie formation of tho sjndlcate espc
i lal caro his been taken In select members whn
are experienced In the management of railroad
properties, and who, at the same time, as resl
iletitsor property owners, are Interested In the
future development of Long Island."
STAOE-S1RVCIC SEtrilVRtlll GIRLS,
They Leave llnntn tn.foln is Mythical Cora
tinny, but Are I'istiKbt In I'hHadeluhla.
Nmnt'lioil, Jan. H. Two stire-struck Now.
burgh girls, Anna Ocrhardt aud Freda Heller,
left home to Join, as was supposed, the " Parlor
Match " company nt tierardvllle, Pa. After the
girls left a letter wns found which Instructed
them to go tut he Colonnade lintel. Philadelphia,
nnd register and wait until they wire called fnr
tu booscorted to licraldvllle Tlie letter had a
woman's slgnnturn tn It and 510 bun been in
clnseil. The letter got Into thu hands uf tho
police, nnd a telegram put Philadelphia detec
tives nn tlm case. Ihej found the girls In Ihe
hotel and uwaltul events. Soon twn men came
and i ailed lor thu girls, ' l.o four were thin
i i nrted ! Jail. Mr llerhardl gut tn I'hlladel.
phiii hi midnight lal nlglil and rrtnmuil hern
Willi thn girls this morning. The police found
iiosUlIi ounpaio at llc-rnrilville,
Their (loldeu Wrddlnr.
Nr.iynrmiii.Jati. H. flcnrge W. Shaw of the
firm ut 'I hoinns Shaw's Sous, and Rhnda Alex.
Under Shaw, his wife, celebrated their golden
wedding last night at their homo In Ibis city.
Mr. Shnw is nn old. time oarsman nnd skuiur.
In 'limnthy Dunoghuo, sr.'s, best skating dajs
Mr. Shaw was a hot iltul, and he was also one
of tho famous lour-onred crew that rowed the
shell Frank (I, Wood to many n victory In the
days when Josh Ward, Jimmy Ilanill, and
Jimmy Renfnrth, th Englishman, rowed races
, on Nuwburgh Hay,
11M M'VARTHY'H had luck. ., ,H
' I. 1
III IlutldlBK I Humeri While lie One ( H
Ulve the Aim in, H
Wimti.stiink, L. I., .Inn. H. White William f
Klnnoy. between '.' nnd II o'clock this mnrnlnc, jj . H
was sleeping In tho saloon building belonglne to 1) J t
Timothy McCarthy tho building was destroyed S, ' H
by fire. 'Iho Inmates narrowly ecapnl being ' p, , M
burned (o di ath. The-building, which was used S H
until A year agonsa liiiior saloon, with llvlnsj 3 H
apartments on the second flour, was occupied ' "
only by tlie owner, Timothy McCarthy, and p H
Kinney. 'The tatter has been lu the habit of fc ,. H
keeping house whllo McCarthy was nt work. if. ' H
After a severe Illness, several months ngo, Mo- ,hl H
Carthy's wife became Insane and was committed - H
to sn asylum. Her two small chltdron wersj u ' H
labsr placed lu nn Institution. p! H
McCarthy nnd Kinney retired ns usual last (HI ; H
night, the former occupying a room on th Wj H
lower floor, whllu the latter slept upstairs. The W H
flro was discovered by .McCarthy, who waa g ) H
awakened by tho smoke, lie shouted to Kinney v i, - H
to get nut of the houo, and thinking that Kin- j B
ney had answered him and wns obeying. Mo-
Cnrlhy hastened to give tho alarm. Ite ran AM
live blocks In his baro fret and without hator Vj ChxssH
coat, but before hu reached the fire-bell tower ' f ,B
thn btazo from tho building had lighted up th ' ' i
wholu village. After ringing tho lire bell Mo '.' HH
Carthy returned tn tho burning build- ' M
Ing and wns soon followed by the fire (j j
company. When McCarthy nrrived at !.'
his house, which was now almost entirely en f flBafl
veloped In llamas, he found Klnnry sitting na Ft ,IKbb1
tho ground In thn jard with his back resting Ii 'HH
against a tree. The old man was nearly ex- !. mammal
bausted and could scarcely speak. He was clad ft, 'sBbbbI
only ln his nlglilclothrs. HI hands and head HI )K)bbbi
were blistered by the fire. He told McCarthy ,2 HbH
that he did nut awaken until he felt the sting 7 Kamal
of the flames, which leaped from his bedclothes M aVBaV
about his head, singeing off his hair. When h f5f &H
Jumped uut of bed. he said, his chances fores- i SaBal
rape seemed hopeless. He thought at first that f; mFmspPtt
escane hy way of the stairs was cut j iCaWal
off by the llamas. The hallway on both f' 9saH
side was ablaze. In u frantic effort h f KlaaH
managed to reach ilia stairs and make a hasty I faVaBai
descant through the stilling smnko. He fell i KH
frnm weakness whun hu reai lied the dour, but T7 ""
the cold air revived him for n moment nnd iti KaBal
In-crawled to the spot vvheru McCarthy found , smaTTTI
him sitting by iho trie. Some of the firemen ( VTaH
took tlie old man to a hotel near bj-. where h I WaH
aoun rtcuDerated. Ihu fire gamed headway so I BsaH
rapidly that the flro companies wero unable to i Ktmal
save any part nf tho building. y oWsaal
Th nearest building to the fire was the larg 7, HkaaH
dancing pavilion In Kuabs Park, und It was with. ?! Vaaal
difficulty that this building was kept from & IftJaaH
taking lire from tlie sparks which showered ii VxaaH
down upon the root. 'Iho inss In McCtrthj't ui KiaH
building Is about S'.'.oOO. The Insurance Si KiBM
amounts to $1,600. 'Iho lire Is believed to havs) ki isPaH
started from u defective chimney flue. '',' WtM
T.I31SKX CUN1E31PT CASE. ' jKI
Court Think He Did III Datr If Zak ftf' Wll
Hid Uct Intu NlnK Ming. ijj ,'KaH
Hcrr Landvogl Tamsen sat listening before) K Hl
Justice Reach of tho Supreme Court yesterday ?:' H
to a motion mado by HenJamln Steluhardtto j J
punish him for contempt of court for removing ' r SvaH
Isaac Zuker, the convicted firebug, to Sing Hint; Lj ilF-H
after a stay had been granted In the Supreme i tffVI
Court, Thu deputy sheriff on his way with thai j jgP!
prisoner to Sing Sing was tiotlfled by telephone) J' Ms'jH
of tho stay, but disregarded tbo notice as Insuf- . -A'uaaai
flclent. The order of the court was rerved la V xflal
due form on tl.o Sheriff here before Zuker got Lc SjW
to Sing Sing nnd tho Sheriff telephoned som tr M'H
hours later to Sing Sing, but the prison had re- . JqIjIH
celvrd the prisoner, and It took a habeas corpus f sjrisaaH
to get him back. I WTiaaafl
Mr. Stelnhardt said that tho Sheriff should ' V'jH
have wired or telephoned to Sing Sing be for t -Wi'yJaaal
the arrival of the train, and In any event should J SC'IbbI
havo taken steps after Zukcr'a nrrlval there to j! JRyH
have him telurned tn the 1 ombs .uker should rl vafl
not hair burn left tn a writ of habeas corpus. flrBafl
A. II. Hoardman, for the Sheriff, said tint his f 3r!BaH
client had madu n rule, on Ills lawjer's advice. it 'cH-'liH
never intake nr give orders affecting prisoners ,' KraH
by telephone or telegraph. 'Ihu rule seemed lo i ;!
counsel a good one. hut if the court thought tj VbbI
otherwise il i-v would have It changed. He said i JsWjsaTai
further that thero was tin money nt tho disposal t, w-jiaaH
of the sheriff fur tho return of prisoners from V, Bs'isbH
Slug Mug. y (Kf'-'H
The Judge said he thought that to telephone lj -TviH
or telegraph might bn unreliable under certain a iX) sl
clrcamstancee. and tie could not seo where lh V sy' H
sherlir lia I been remiss, llctatd ho would f U tip H
serve decision. $j SD?ai
JAY aoVI.D't EtRl.T LITE. iRVaH
- -- ' fm
Teatlmnnr That He .tliirrleil Nsrah Aa) Js Jftl M
letvell, IVIni I rsulns the Estate. H !w$ H
CnAM) llArms Mich., Jan. S.-Isaac N. In tj .W'iaB
graham gaio his recollections of Jay Gould be- h 'yl'smB
fore Charles II. Render, ns commissioner, her ?; i fVCJ U
j esterday In the suit of Sur.ih Ann Jewell I &'L
against the Jay tiould estate for share of his J 'tfM xiH
property, on the grcund that sin- was bis first j bG:! B
wife. He Hrst met rinuld In Sjrucuse In the h t?r M
spring of lw.J.'l, and the folloirlng spring went i iu1 J
with fiould ns chain bearer. Hn knew nf ,'" ii f-H
tiould's marr'ngu to Sarah Ann aud knew the i fiiy
woman. 'Ihey wiru married hy thu Rev. i VJu aaal
Nathaniel Lelglitnn. and hu knew tho preacher .' tPi lav
and also Mary Ann Hruwn, who witnessed th i '?VlJaH
marrlitgo. tT&4 B
During the two summers that Ingraham ji Lk, M
worked with flnuld the wiiman travelled with I ftC 1 jl
them, and everywhere pas.i-d os (lould'a wife. c '.Vv'ilB
and was Introduced as his wife. The child waa i f1 "
two wieka u'.il thu list time Ingraham saw t, 5t taH
(loulil or his wife. Il came West afterward t fs.?' oH
and knuw-iiuiiuof the subsuiiucnt hlsturj. 4 'j7i' laH
Juhn D. (isburne nlsn tc-illinl tn knowing t' L'h jM
Gould and the woman whn claims she was hi i i'l;i'ilH
wlfu. bulhnd nu knowleJgnuf thc-ir marrlageosT $ ,",'. stB
thu birth of a child. i (AlJjH
3I1SS VAN (IENTEN 3tlSSt.(l, J, W vM
Not Heisr.l liriiy Her I'll rent In .Inntclatr J I ?, f.'l
hlnrr hist Sundur Mshl, V w''i
Monti i.aiii, N. .1.. Jan. H. Tho police wer wH llfl
nntllled this afternoon hy Martin Van (ienten V1 'f1' il.
of Mnplo avinuu Hint his ilaughter Nellie, 17 1 tij Mlj
jrnrsuld, had been missing ilnco last Sunday c tlli'i I
night. ft Mi '
For ten months she luid been In the employ of I ffCiS"
Mrs. Curnell. In Lexington nvenue. La-t Sun. jitl
day night, at ulxmt N n'cloek. alio left .Mrs. -?WiT
Cornell's hniise to go lo her home, hut she did tV ,JU
not go there. sir. i '
She worn n black skirt, black and red hat, i'V
dark brown coal. and a plush cape, Wv'iV
,Jerey City Wnter Hupuly (Jne.tton, IlVsrl'
Some crltlclun has been passed upon the Jer- 5Ht
sey City Hoard of Finance for having concurred Ws.jL!
In tho award of a water contract to the Fast t 'M
Jersey Water Company nt a secret sisslon held i 't'
with locked doors. The bnnrd on 'Ihursday fl
night rescinded thu concurrent resolution. It TLv
was Immediately taken up oguln, and was i ,,r V,
passed by a unanimous votu I'hls will give ,, A! rfii
Mayor Wanser ten dajs miire lu which to tun- i Jf
alder thu matter, but it is understood that h j n ' I
will net upon the resolution inn day or tin. !.
Thu .Major positively retiies lo givo any intl- , ' t '
inatlon of what ho will do, :. ,U ,JL;
tlr. Ilurden Illd .Not Iteruae to I'm. i X,'l
Tiiiiv, Jan.N. Mr. I. Townsend llunlen says fJJ' , i
that ho never refused tn pay thu bill now pre- ( p :
sented lu tlie city of N'ew Ynrk by Morton. "i'"tJ
Hliss Co. for the expenses nf bringing tu New , J t k
Ynrk tlm stolen Jew i-ls leeovenil hi London, '''hi '
Mr. Hurdcii sajb thu bill vras never Piasunlud lo s ?',,
him. i '
Cntholle Women Olve un llulerlnliimriit, ,. '
An entertainment and reception was given In r y t, ;
the Central Optra llousu last night hj the i
I'nlted Councils uf tliu Cntholle Womun's He. , if,,,
iievolunt Leg'un. Atchblshop Corrignh, Minimis ',, , 1
McDonnell, Illsh.ip Farlcv. and Mgr. Mooney :, ,t - '
were present. 'Mm proneeds am to bo applied lu j ,'
thuurgunliallon fund of theso. eij. ,i . f fl
Rnllnhln iil.isast-' SM'Mi
tttJIIalJIO v,'ow s the tune to serure aaBBaswsrff'iWij Ar,sfi
Parnota rare bargains, 'lake the mea- .stjBHffivWIVAVl'
larplUtrji urtineuts of your room. Kf9Mj'A'' V''.i
AiONa CKHUIT. lOl West 14th Ml. BSxBLt,'L -t