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THK FRAUD AT CARNEGIE'S. 11
BECRKTARY HKRHF.RT TELLS ABOUT THE COMPROMISE. THE NAVY PKl'ARTMKNT ASSESSED V'AMAGKS AT j5 PKn cent. BUT Tin: PfUESIDgCCT REDUCED IT TO 10 PEE CENT ISTI'I'.KSTIN.: COIN CIDENCK THAT THIS REDUCTION WAS NOT ORDERED TIM. Mit. CARNEGIE WROTE Hie TARI1 .' LETTER A COMFORTABLE BUM POE THK INFORMANTS. [BI TI.LKOl'.U'H lo lill. TKUtl NF. j W'ashing'.on. March 20.?At last Secretary Her? bert has completed and transmitted tn tho House of Representatives his reply ??' Ihe resolution Baning f'-r Informal! m In regard to Imperfeci or 0ff. rive armor plates furnished by tho ''urncKie Steel Company under its contract with the Navy pcpartiicnt, ar.d also for a r.-;>>rt of the action Of thc iX'partment in regard thereto. In the main and in most or its material statements the offIda! repori made public to-day agrees wiih i%tat"ments in these dispatches relating to the 6am* subject and pul.lishe 1 in The Tribune of March 2 and subsequent dat* a despite the fact that the information upon which'the latter were bai'd StSS not and could not be obtained or veri? fied at thc Navy Department, the lips of whose ?ffle-ials srere sealed by tbe moat positive injunc? tions of se. ? It may be remembored that in the dispatch publish'.-I in The Tribune?which prompted Mr. Cummings'* resolution of Inquiry and whi'*h has resulted in the Interesting official disclosure of to-day?attention was Invited to an important and significant coincidence In regard to the date of Fros! '.cut Cleveland*a decision on the appeal of the Carnegie BJteel Company from the Secretary of the Navy and ihe ila e of Mr. Carnegie's letter to The Tribune in behalf Of the Wilson bill. The Importance and significance of this coincidence appear with even stronger force In Secretary Her? bert's reply to thc House resolution. Mr. Car? negie left Washington after his second visit and final appeal to the President on December 20, and two weeks afterward he wrote his letter to Tho Tribune approving the Wilson bill with such amendments as Republican Senators might be able to engraft upon it in a Democratic Senate. CARNEOIEB LETTER WELL TIMF.R It may be properly added lust here that when Mr. Carnciri" wrote that letter on January 3 he knew that the debate on the Wilson bill was to begin in th" House of Representatives on Janu? ary H His letter was, Indeed, a timely one for the advocates of that measure. Again, when he wrde the letter, he must have been advised as to what the. decision of the Fresident would be. because he was to sall for Europe on the follow? ing day. Rut the decision of the President was not reduced to writing and signed until a week after the letter was written, two days after Its publication in The Tribune and six days after Mr. Carnegie had sailed from New-York. The Administration evidently did not intend to take any risk. The publication of Mr. Carnegie's formal approval of the Wilson bill and his ap? peal to his "brother manufacturers" not to ob? struct Democratic "tariff reform" legislation must antedate Mr. Cleveland's formal decision Upon the appeal from the Secretary of the Navy. Mr. Carnegie kept faith with the Administra? tion, and the Administration tried to keep faith With him by preventing any hint of the armor plate transactions from reaching the public. It <lid even more. Secretary Herbert had approved the report of Captain Sampson and his as? sociates of the Bureau of Ordnance, which rec? ommended a fine of 15 per cent upon the amount of armor plates furnished under the contract. The President not only remitted one-third of tbe fine, but decided that lt should be assessed only up'in the amount of armor plate furnished by the Carnegie Steel Company from November 3. 1S92. to September 16. lgst, Whatever else may be thought of lt nobody will deny that, whether Mr. Carnepie was wholly satisfied with the decision or not. he did wisely in writing that letter to The Tribune at that particular time. He had obtained not only a pledge that the transaction should be kept from th*- public, but also a remission of one-third (about $70,000) of the fine imposed by the Secretary of IRS Navy, and a limitation of the amount of armor plate upon the contract price of which the fine was to be assessed. These urere al] exceedingly im? portant and valuable considerations, pecuniarily as well as otherwise, and Mr. Carnegie undoubt? edly thought that he c mid weil afford to write the letter that he did write for publication in The Tribune. But who, In the light of the facts officially re? vealed So-day, can believe that the letter was a voluntary. si?ontaneous and sincere tribute of approval, or that lt WSS not wrung from its author by stern necessity^ Its production seems to have cost him a fortnight of thought and effort, for lt was not completed until the day before he sailed for Kurope. Within forty-eight hours after Its publication President Cleveland formulated and sign" 1 his decision and trans? mitted it to the Secretary of the Navy. Ml:. HERBERTS EXPLANATION. The text o' Secretary Herbert's reply to the resolution of Inquiry is In part as follows: Some time In September birt I received Informa? tion from an attorney ..f I'lttsburir. who represented aertaln persons then In the employ of the Carnegie J eel Company, Limited, that these employes lind their possession Information which would bs Saluable to the Government, relating to frauds then Ving perpetrated, aa it was aib-e-,.,i by certain em? ployes of this company, and that they would i.-lve this Information to tie- (lovernmerit for BUffldent ?onMderatlon. The attorney had a letter of Intro? duction to me showing that he was a reputable lawyer. I Informed him that I had no money at B>T command with which to pay for Information, V?t that If the Information should bad to the re? covery of moneys from the Carnegie Company I t*o*i(*ht I could remunerate the Informants from tin lum so recovered; that I would not undertake t* pay any expenses whatever, or any money ex? cept In this manner. Thia proposition wan satisfactory, and thereupon three of these employees and the attorney repre aenUng them. James H. Smith, talked with me trttly. The Informants, although they ask.-,I mole, Anally consented to take li", per cent of such sum BJ might be recovered. STATKMl'.N-TS ol' THK INF-ItlMANTS. Thegi* men had been Katherina information for a long time, and this they submitted to the I)e*e,rt fcent In grea*. detail. The allegations were that the company'* employes had failed to temper armor evenly and properly; had plugged and concealed blow-holeg. which would have probably caused a I ?"election of plates by the 'lovernment inspectors, | and had re-treated, without the knowle.!-*., of the kLuT^0?' pla,''!' Wh,r-A had b.-en selected for Sv.Vt Vvf ' *? aB ,0 ">??"' '?????"' Plat.-s better and ?^^ner man the group of plates represented by aftl!? 1"form'ints *tate<l that some of these plates. Br?. l y ,w"'r*' selected by the Government In wtiir at the workx. had been secretly and without tiv*)l!Jw,'",lKr of ,h'' Government Inst-.-ctor re? treat*/! at nlght-that ix, ..annealed and retem* red, FLINT'S FINE FOMITDRIL Arl Cabinets on Exhibition. Everybody welcome. You'll enjoy them and learn something from th.m. They're In all the styles ?f ajl the periods, from Uie Renaissance io modern time*, (lilt, ma* ?Ogany and Vernia-Martin's Cabinets, Inlaid. ??!*vcd and metal mounted. Cabinets of all sizes ?w all aorta of varieties ami curios. Each pl-re ?a? the price marked on lt; conault it for your "HUY OF THE MAKER." GEO. C. FLINT CO., io*. io6 and 108 West i4th St tactical Results?13 Years' Work. KVENt^;i;n M,u'ION- nwm ntnamwD trou*a.\0 WOUalgg ALREADY 1'AID TO WIDOWS A \'D ORPHANS. Pony *-,.**. ,*,.?,? a,ready m^ ? by r,,,,,,,,,,,, of pr,mluni9 I;Kh,y T1??1M:,n, ._ lg Member*. Two B-flMM and Btaty MUfioB Doters 1'i.rane* ln ff,rr(. a* ,,.?? Mm|fin ^ Um?nt Thfu,.,nl aaa SsiiiliiB Btaaaiia-ghBiauian Fund alor* thu tat. Million Dollar, new l,?*lt,e.. for th* rea, |M Bec* ure a few practical reaulu already recorded tu th. r-riltt of th* MUTUAL gdBSBEVg I.-N'*, ,,*-,, AS<-0CtATIO'*. E. ?. HARPER, President Rome i un ?<*. 3ra Part Row. N. v. P*n<l fnr circular* and rate*. rom, r i '' 1,"m h"""r' ;'r"' tougher thill the routs of pi. tea ol wine:, th. y were auppoaed I i ?'rnef.i '"^''/''.'?;li,,;'" u ?**? ???' duty of the ..rn- i,. steel i impany also to submit to th.- in P^itorr- at tne works, to t?. forwarded to trie |., i-ni'iit. statement*. Bl wins th.- length of time I"" P,,ate 1'1'1 !.n subjected to thc heming and ,!";"""u' ''V. '* *"?' >?>?' casi,.,,, of the eater, at the Carnegie Work* to lund in Btate aents showing this upon little Blip* of paper i.wk.-d m pencil. These stat. m. ur- were subse nc.th- copied ard aeni to th- Inspector to be for mriled. The informant.- stated that under the di ection of Superintendents Schwab, Corey and Cline .i" statement.*, furnished to the Government In? fector w.-re m man- ci,es false, and they sub? mited many original memoranda handed In by h.- neaten which ahowed on their facea In pencil links that they had been altered ll was from h.-se altered and false statements, the Informants alii, that the statement! w.t.- made up ih.it were '?nt to th- Inspector. These original memoranda rere suppose.l to have been destroyed bul they ha.I teen preserved and were sent to the Department. After having conversed with the Informant* nough to satisfy myself that the department hould acc.,,i ,,?,j ai.t ?,?,? ,h,.,P information, l ailed to my sid Captain W. T. Sampson, Chief of he Bureau of Ordnance, under whose Immediate upervtslon armor contracts ar.- being carr:.-.I out icqualnted him with the statement* which had >e.n made, and brought him in to confer with the nformants. Several extended Interview* a-ere had md all possible 'Information obtained Captain lampson then, under the direction of the Depart nent, took Into his confidence Professor Alger an.] lieutenant Ackerman, of the Bureau of Ordnance md proceeded to make a thorough Investigation. CRAROES FOl'NI) TO RE TRUE. While lt was not possible to verify each specific tllegatloo that had been made, it was an easy mat? er to ascertain by examination whether the charges is to thc plugging of blow-holes were true, and it SmS also easy to discover whether plate had been Teated after they had been selected by the in ipector at Pittsburg, and prior to their being s-nt o Indian Head for ballistic test < >ne of the ?? plates shiels had been Identified as having been subjected o rtMreatmeni was brought up from Indian Head, vhere it had been Bred at, to the Navy Yard at Washington, D. C., and there seven pieces were aken from alongside the points from which pieces iud been t iken by the ins;.tors al the works. rhese pieces were subjected to t-srs similar to those A'hlch had le-.-n applied at the w u-ks. These tests teemed to shaw, beyond doubt, thal the plate had .n subjected to re-treatment aa alleged; and blow tole* w-re found plugged, as stated, iii other plates Examined. The preliminary report submitted by the De :.artm. nt by the Chief of the Bureau of Ord i.tn.e ..f date November 80, allowed thal thc result* of the Investigation made by these .Ulcers w nt to sustain the charge* of th- in FOrmanta Thereupon ih.- department submitted io the Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance, an i the two ifflcera acting In conjunction with him, the ques? tion as ;o the anioua: of damages sustained bj 3overnment, and received .1 report -.<.:.: :>en.lilies ai 1" per cern upon ihe am 1 .,t ol irmor delivered to tl,. Government and all pre nlums received from the Oovemment. In conversation with the informants 1 had care? fully Inquired whether the chief offl "er* .-r thc com? pany, Mr. Kri< k and Mr Hunslcker, had any knowledge or Information of th.- fraud winch had Been committed. I w.is Inform. I thal them Irregu? larities had occurred chiefly at mehi, and always when th.- Government inspectors were absent, and thal Messrs. Frick and Hunslcker dil noi vis.; the w.*rks at nlirht. I could find nothing whatever In th-- testimony of Ute Informants to Indicate th it pltb<*r of these gentlemen knew anything what? ever of th.-se Irregularities. MK PRICK SUatatOMEO TO WASHINGTON As soon as the report from Captain Sampson as? sessing penalties had been received, the depart? ment telegraphed for Mr M. C. Prick, chairman ot th? carn, ti.- Steel Company, Llmlti 1. to come to Washington to see the Secretary on Important busl ness, suggesting tim he brine wi'h him Mr. Hun Bicker, who was more directly than Mr Frick In charge of th-- manufacture o' armor plates. The Interview with Messrs Prick and Hunslcker was In th-- presence of A isis tani Seer lary M rAd in Captain Sampson. 1 explain. I to them fully the whole transaction, stating who the Informant* were, and the natur.- of the information acted on by the department, and placed In their halos the report ma.ie by th>- Chief of the Bureau ol Ordnam sesstng th.- damages, ss well a* certain statements by ila- Informant* Thej were slea in? formed thal Lieutenant Ackerman, who had I 1 ? short time ben on special dui) al the work* while this Investigation was going on, n* report! his suspicion* w.r>- aroused by certsli evldei 1 whl.-h he observed, tending to show that the op? eratives were concealing facts from the observation of the Inspectors; and thai Lieutenant Ackei observation* were made without any kn a ? the Information received by the departmem fr m the employes, as heretofore stated. After fully ai quainUng Messrs* Frick and Hunslcker wli facts. I demand.-d satisfaction fer the darna ? Hultini* from these Irregularity . and Informed them that they would only be allowed ii proceed willi the contract ori condtlnn of making reparation Messrs. Frick arel Hunslcker both sea-med ? astonished at thi statement* made ti Mr Frick thunk..! me for the care and I n with which the Investigation had been conduct" 1 and asked time himself to lt Mr. Frick not only .-arne- th- disclaim. I. Mr. Hunslcker, any knowledge of the traJ but m- ntlom d th* fad thal he 1 nw m manner put upon his guard as to Irregularttl were being committed by th. employes on thi armor, and thai lc- had thereupon written a lettei ii Mr. Schwab, who nipertntended the heath tempering, cautioning him to exercise th- itm 1 H.- and diligence In faithfully fuiniling thi 1 >n tracts. Messrs. Frick and Hnn?!ker promised, riftir look lng Into the mailer of these charges, to return, ai thev .ij.i in a few days afterward, bringing wltl them written statement* made by Mr. I*rick, Mr Hunslker and Superintend ni Behwnb. Mr, Cai negle returned with them, ard they v.-re al companied by Mr Knox, attorney tor the company who addressed the Secretary In behalf ?>f th.m nany. Mr. Carnegie was also heard at Borne length Th.-se gentlemen then left, and the several m.-nts were turned over to Captain Sampson, whi subsequently ma le a repori thereon. \i-ri:Ai.iNi; TO tim: PRESIDENT. A few days afterward Messrs. Flick and Hun sik.-r again returned, and in an Intefvlew with then 1 Informed them that the department Intended i< approve the report of Captain Sampson, assesslni j..unities at th" rat-- of IC p.-r Cent upon tin- ailie. th.-y ha.i manufactured for thc Oovernmenl am premiums. Mr. Frick Inquired whether they hs the ri"ht to appeal lo the President and was in form.-l that th.y bad and that the departmen would be glad. In ri matter of so much moment, t have*the President revise its decision, on the Shh dav of l?."? ? r. 1893, Messrs, tar reel,. Frick, Hunslker, Knox, attorney foi the com pany and th.- Secretary of the Navj appeared b. fore the President. Mr Carnegie and Mr. Kno argued the questions involved at length. The Pi dent took the matter under advisement, consider. the questions al great length and upon a carcfi consideration of all the facta after a tong conrei .?in.' with the Secretary of tbs Navy, made the foi lOWing decision: ,,,.,, Washington, .1 in IO, 'Vd "I have examined with care the report of tli board sppolnted by you to Investigate the allege Irregularities In the construction ol steel armor a the Carnegie steel and Iron mills and their asses, mein of the damage watalned bv the Oovernroen on accounl <>t deficiencies In th- quality ol th armor which was affected by mich Irregularitle I have also examin.-d the evidence and Ihe dori ments which form the basia of Ihe (lovernment 1 lalm for damages. ?I mn satisfied that n large portion of the arm< supplied was not of the duality which would hai been produced if all possible care snd skill had bee exercised In Its construction. I am of the oplnio thal und.-r the t-rrns of the contract between tl; Oovernmenl ard the company this constituted default entitling the Government to damagi 1 "It ls however, an exceanllngly dlfll.-ult matt. to extract from the facts developed a BatlBfactoT baals for tbe assessroenl of such damagea; and 11 asmuch as my declalon of the matter li final I ai naturally anxious to -I" Justice to the company ac to avoid presumptions against lt not fully wa ^'??t'i,.' award of the board, although exhibiting B honest desire to meei the csa* fal. H. .Les i? satisfy my Ineltaaalon to give the company all re; sonable benefit ol the Inileflnltcneas .,r ti..- vr,l( "'??iV"'.'ppeurs that the ilrst irregularities of coi atruetlon were dlseovered ai-out the third day 1 November int On the lath dav of Beptembe im, som- intimation of sn. h Irregularities reach, the managers of tbe company, and a totter is pr lic-d written to one of -he auperlntendents, ei joining greater car.- rn lha preparation bi thc s nor. THE PERAITT ASSESSED AT IO PER CERT, "I nm willina; to assume that the faulty cor ?traction hagan <>n ths M day of -November, ll and was corrected OH the 1Mb day Of Beptembe um on ali the armor manufactured for the (;, srfc^^nrv?uid ^'^^c^^^r to the (loyetnment. (,lto\i,it l.t. . i.i.a .\ i 1 ' Mr Frick was notified, and came again ta Was ?marta* and B settlement was effected accordli he'al v.- t.rms. The Carnegie Steel Compan T mu -di 'ld into thc Bank o? P-Htaburg, pTd1 J., the credit of thc Info) mants $ ...ul lm ..nd rredlfd '"I'-b'-rs for armor furnl-.-d to thc Ho errVn.lt with ?0WS) SB. '* !''' * WUChCfS are ,?,w , Ale to th.* lepartm.-nt. No money whatever pass. thr<.ugh the hands of the depai anent. Tbroua-nout this wh"..- transact-on li will ? een hat every step was taken with care nnd d r.KlraVinn and the Department was very ,?,,, liberation an 1 n 1 )hi> op)n|?n f SKJ2T ennaKed In making these Invstlgatlo & although a portion of the armor delivered 1 htaoomMBy was not In all respect* equal to tl very be? araior that could b* manufactured und the new nnd improved processes which have been ad. i ted, yet thc armor was all good, and in all cases the steel was of the Pest .junllty, the nickel thoroughly and equally distributed through the mass, and that th- defect* resulting from blow? holes and tie- failure to anneal and temper in all respects ar-- it should hive been done to have lt the bi I thal it was possible to make nevertbless left , tie- armor at least r, per cent bett*r than the lowest I.ml- of tolerance. ll is true thal some of the plates would probably have be.-n rejected on account of larger blowholes than would have been tolerated. To secure plates absolutely fr.-.- ,,r ti,, se I* next to Impossible. They ? li in cooling. The- company is required to dto eard at least one-third of each cast, aid small blow ire nOt serious- ,1. fee's. lt ',s t!l- VT)' hl*,'ll standard of excellence demanded that causes many plati to b. rejected ai th-- works which would probably pass th.- ballistic t- sts. Nu HBAVt ARMOR INVOLVED. Th.- Department is gratified to be able to state thal .-'it tins.- irregularities occurred while the company was still engaged upon light armor ami before their heavy forging plant was placed in operation for ih-- manufacture of tin- heavy armor ol' the bat;I. It w>s strenuously uni Ingeniously argued by the ? foc?the Carnegie Company that upon these admitted fact* no right to exact penalties existed, , but. i-i ih" opinion "f th- Department and of thc i President, th.- companj waa responsible for ihe acts of lt i employes, and, th>eu*?h the armor furnished I* bi Sieved to be better than any yet furnished to the .-lops of other countries, thc Oovernmenl bas : Imp 1 penalties as an Indication of its intention that cont rael ir* must In th.- future fulill com- , pletely the very high standard laid down in their , agreements. The con traci made In IBS) seemed to ' give the rurht to penalties on theae facts when lt stat.-l th.it "cs ih.- obied of the contract will bc ' ri..- production of first-class armor i.'.at.-.a. the con tractor must furni?n and maintain thc most Im- j proved modern plant for such work, which must be conducted according to Ihe beal methods. Ha ls to i i ry endeavor and incur all expense necessary ! to produce the most resisting and enduring plates. , and he is to regard the tests hereto set forth merely ' as minimum limits of quality, which h- ls bound lo evc-l bb much as practicable, bv the use of all the m..!M w-rdoh should be within th.- -each or a tlrst clas* .st iblishment" ' The Departmem ls Informed thal Superintendent < Schwab has sine- the trans-.ctlon< complained of been removed from all connection and authority over tin- armer department at Homestead, except ' sc far as concerns the erection of new plant; also i that the -reneral superlnt'-nd'-nce and control of the entire subject has Im-.-ii place.1 to Its satisfaction In the hands of Mr. Hunslker. aid to the chairman, ' air. Frick. i Th,- Department deems lt proper to state that ? , throughout th.- whole of this transaction nothing ' occurred to show that any officer of thc Navy had ? l.b guilty of conniving it any of these irregular!- t Iles. Ni Ither is thor.- anything whatever to show ' , that any director of the e impany hud any knowl? edge of the transact iona herein asl forth. The Department haa redoubled l's vigilance at nil ? points, and wherever night work ls b.-ini? done for the Government Inspectors are required to bc on duty night and day. mu. oii.dku at mn wu rm HOUSE. Washington, March H?Richard Watson (Hider, of New-York, is visiting the Whits lions., ns the guest of the President. lt ls stat.-,) by those in a I | position to be Informed cm thc matter thal <mn ' i Obji ' of Mr Udder's visit was to try and bring ' aleut fl resumption of amicable relations between Secretary Carlisle and the Americsn Institut- of .' Architects, between whom such exceedingly pointed ' irrespondence recently passed. During Mr. Qllder'B stay at the White House Secretary ''arils;.? was ' ciii.-d th.-re and rasi ? r) Borne time with th.- Presi- : i dent, bul whether Mr. miler's mission of peace brought aboul a renewal of official Intercourse be? in the Treasury Department and President Burn i un hai ti il b- en di i I is.-1. OPPOSITION To Till' I'lllNl'Sl-' TREATY. 'A ? hlngton, m ireh M -Th.- Sena*-- Committee on Foreign Relations mel Uiis morning, bul did n t take in the Chinese treaty. There ha* be.-n con? siderable opposition manifested lo thia eonveni n treaty, and both S-nators Mitchell ami Dolph, of Oreg n. will oppose Ka ratification. Mr. Dolph i* a member of the committee and ll ls understn l will have the support of all Republican* on the committee. If the treaty Bhould be favorably re !??!"? I to the Senate the attempt will be made lo amend lt by (triking out the parent -'ni d?*btoi un l. r which it ls claim.-i th.- Chines*, owing to their peculiar relation*, can qualify themsel* i f'-r entrance Into the United State* despite sny other terms found tn the tr. at', t.-n litu* to restrict them. "l cannot und rstai .! Senator Perklna of California thli morning, "h iw Mr Oeary linda hlm sell ible to rommend the new Chinese tr.-itv ns % * fir th.- I'nlted Stabs l.'nles* the treaty H amended lt will prov.* Injurious to California and the whole country, opening wide rh.- door to the Immigration of chinese laborers under tin' guise "f 'merchants.' The Paclflc Coast delegation In ths Senate des not egree With Mr. Deary " ? ? ADDITIONAL ?'Ilt'TIT COITRT JUDGES Washington, March -?', Ths Senate Comm 'te,, ,,n thc Judiciary thia morning by a unanimous trots decldi l to report favorably on thc bill providing for an additional rlrcull Ju Ige for the Seventh, Eighth .ni l Nlntn Judie ? ?"?' The district*, ur i f th. ft. i..wini- stiles- s.-vent.c. Illinois, ? ii i K\ main 1 light I . Minni iota los... ?uri, Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, I. , Ok lah >m , V, . Colorado, N.*w-Mexlcn and Ptah; Ninth, California, Oregon, Neva la, I l ibo, .uons ina an l Alisona. K Mtr.ANIS OCARDIAN IN* WARHINOTON. hlnaton, March 9 Theophtlus ll. I'.vhs. the guardian of Princesa Kali.I.ml, und on- of Ihe chief representative* or royalty In Hawaii, n I I ngton lasl night, snd Bpeni the greeter pert la) trying lo gain un audience with Beei tar) On liam, who waa sc busy thal he was obliged to ? him ? If Mr Davie* say* he ls herc- t. tin l out what th* ITnlP 1 Stab , : ; lo do iboul Hawaii, and In ? illj ? . ip. ik .. few .v ods in behalf .cf (he u | ic.ons! tin- Provisional (lovernment. He say in f ti. ls In Hawaii, and that yen a small proportion of the people favor annexation to the I'nlted State* ll- places no faith in the Idea thal the Provisional Oovernmenl Intend* to establish s permanent republican form of govi ruin' nt NICE NEW PADLOCKS ON Tin: noons ALL OL'I ET AT Tin: CENTRAL PARR BAPTIST rm SCH BOTH ITOKS BREATHE ld.;'' INCE A Babbsjfh cahn, strangely in contract ta the excitement ..f the ptwvlous day, prevailed In the i of the I'.-n'rii I'a.rk pjaptkfl Church yesterday. New red padlocks **li?-t<-ne.| sa gates :,.,.i : ,,-.. and the .tocal loctaBmBdi is in a urate ,,f ..nd rejoicing. But thc wb1te**wlngcd , ni ss.-ni'.-r c,f peace is not. by any maana, perched upon the old Baptist meetlng-abouse, tbough the j promise. I warrants of airest failed t.? materialise I rday, and the Rev, C, Venton Patterson andi bia loyal truate. s, *rno guarded bbc sacred structure! Il ,.n Baster Sunday, entirely .cn ? diet of I ii-tr.bi*oi:e.i eggs and codfish cakea ar.- -'ii. free. The .-hun h light now rn |>T4*aT*a* in rae Ceastral Park Baptist Church is one of the l>ltt.-r?-s>t that bus occurred in church Garek a in thin city in n-c-m I y.-irs. Both Balee are bitter In their denunciations of each other, and a breach ha* tx-en made which ' it gemms almost linpoaslhle lo heal. At Ihe home ' >.f Mr. Fraser, No. 181 Baal Fdghty-flrst-St., who la c-hairui ni ot the i: ard of Trustees and the leader ..r the opp. -ition to the fighting paator, it was said thal the scene >.f linster Sunday waa disgraceful. ll wa ? also *-nd thal late on Sunday night the Patterson trustees .-.iI?-* 1 "ii Mr. Fraser, and ten dei i him Ibe k.vs of tbe Church and thc money collected al the servlcea bul hs refused lo accept elth. r. Mr Patterson was found In his study In the rear of the laundry, He had no fear, he said, of being arrested; he had engaged an attorney, but would aci entirely on the defensive. w it Spooner, whose- office I* nt Xo. 113 Nassau* st.. ls aotirie, as attorney for tbe opposition; he is also j.micc-r of the church. He saici yesterday: ?There will be legal action taken against thc Kev. Mr Patterson, and I will bring lt. Wc chance him with llicgallv hr.-akim? and entering the church. We think Mr. Patterson ls trying to -ret control ,,f the church property by duning hi* friends tn control of th" Hoard ..f Trusteea We b.-iieye it is hi* purpose tee gain control of th.* prover ly und t ike it out of the denomination, nnd make lt aa nv dependent church, with himself as itu pastor." Mr Patterson has said thal this charge, which m strongly set forth hy thc opposition, "la too ri , ll cull cns io refute." THEY WAST THE HILT. AMENDED. ?CHOOt- TEACHERB OPPOSED TO Till: PROPOSED AI'T WOH PBMBSOKUM1 THEM. AS IT NOW STANDS. When thc Hoard Bf Education nt list m.-etlni; in February, hy s majority ai two votes, gave Its nanc iion to tin- bili for pensioning school teachers in the city of New-York, ll was suntioscd that the bin waa favored hy nearly all of the school teachers in this city, Thc t'Hl sras seal t" Albany with this kata, and it will a.i go to ih" (sbveraor for a veto sr approval it sacma however, that Ina bill does not meei ti"- approval of a larR" Bumber of Behool teachers In thc city, and by Borne lt ts declared thai th.- majority of th.- teachers ar.- opposed lo its en , tment in lix present shape. A circular is being distributed among school teachers In this .-Itv, in which .ni amendment, ra.be.liv chitin Itu* th.- nature ,,f the bill, la pro|*ose.l. The .un- leiiii.nt ia, "Thal the p.-rislon should te- thc- &jme for all henel), lari.-* ,nd nol lo exceed In anv rase toot ?*?? annum, a tum equivalent to thc lowest permanent salary." Tbe circular ko. s on lo nay: "it aaessa un rna sn? i,I- thai pensions should ba lurker than the salaries which support th. teachers; although SM |ier cent ,,f lh.- touchers are women, not a single woman will receive R.OBtt About Ta p'T cen: uf the fcmal* teacher*, Including principals, receive lesa than IWW ?Major Francis Dwyer invalual'i* I" ????> "??? *?>'" hor*?. U*t ?' *?' lovell. Cory?ll ' "On Heat* and Biddi**" li own* or ha* to do with a Ul a Co.. rubl-st-ara. SMALL STEEL CASTINGS. A Boee* *ub*-|tut? for Wrought Iron Forbin;* (partleu. irly tho** of Intricate BbasesJ, fl ian imooth. soft and ,Mly worked. A'sc lo hr,r.|<ti. Sn h a.* i-*.ir*. worms, ?r, net-.**, Ontlsts' B8d lunjleal Instrument*, seal* parts, tc. etc., fr rn |g . .-. to l.'.i) I Brdght Beeb. STAM.l'.V ti. Fl, AM; & co., urili lDlh-nl., I'rnnaylviinln-are. and Ha lilli Inn-nt.. 1'h il ii .1 el ph in. ilary. lt appears as if the amount or the pension tiould be moderate, particularly considering tiie : circe from which il is derived, thu ls the tax- ' ayrs, and that thone desirous of having their ecllnlng years provided for in this way should be enerously -iiliinx that all discrimination should rase between them and their :????< favored feltow rachers. We think that we can safely say that lt a.s b.-.n lack of opportunity, and noi lack of abll >? or Industry, whit h h nt pr< vented the latter from elng upon a par with the others at the time of rtlrement." CORPORA Tl OX REBA TES. flt. ROBatRTS TELLS How His PREDE? CESSORS MADE THEM. OKTUCTlXa rol'IlT DECISIONS BEER To RAVE EMBARRASSED MR ' AMl'lrill.l. THK status BORD INVESTMENTS Albany. March 2f>. State Controller Roberts, to lay gava ont the following: "At various finns since my election abatements iave been made to ms reflecting on the honesty of ' pmnageineut of the f>>rporatlon Tax Bureau la the ' 'ontroiirr's ofllce. These atatementi came from o many nnd such reliable sources that I fell I ? did do no les* than cause nn Investigation tu be i na<le of the affairs of that bureau. Al this tincture Mr. Deiran, of Troy, a former cl rk In he otiice under Controller Weaapta, waa nesca* nended to BM front an Influenthtl quarter, nncl he BCVdc the claim that If given an opportunity he ! ouid show undoubted Irregularities In th.- Corpora- ; lon Tax accounts. I therefore placed him and one if my clerks at work. He compli ted his Investtga- i lon in my ofllce three weeks sgo to-day and re- ? urned to his horne nt Troy to write up his report, I is he staf.-l. Since then I have se.-n nothing of lim or his report Itt tin- mean tlnn- I have In my I cwn way made :, careful examination, ami as n re mit I find that there bave been rebated, ea various ! rrounds alleged, tic transportation companies of j ax.s actually paid by them toto the stat-- Treas iry, ii.c-n.. *m. Of this amount PBMn ir, was re? cited by Mr Chopin, H.10S.253 Tl by Mr Wempleand lUt CK a by Mr. i'ami.p.ll "It ls probably fair lo wy thal seven-eighths of hess rebates or refunds were triad.- on thc ground hal the Interstate commerce business I, <?. Dust? less beginning In thia st.*,;.- and ending to another, ir beginning to another Btate and ending In this Mate, or beginning and ending In other States, but cassini- through this stat- was nol taxable. The aw in tenn- levies a tax on thia business, bul the -ase of -I,,- Philadelphia nnd Southern Steamship 'on,puny va Pennsylvania 123, I'nlted Btates, HS, ind oth.-rs sorie whet similar 'o this, decided by he United Btate* Bupreme Court, were thought by Controller fThapIn and lat- >r by Controllers Wemple ind Campbell to deride that our statute, so far as t levied a tai on Interstate commerce business, -na contrary tee tin provlalona of the i'nlted States '.institution bulging In Congress the sole power to ?egulatc commerce between the Btati ? After lv,*7 io tax on Interstate- business was levied or col? lected, uni ..yr ll.??eui'"' of ta\.s levied and paid ai that business pi .or t , thal year were rebated rr refunded ta the corporatloni paying Ihe tame, "Bul sue.- the derision by the United Stat-s Su? preme Court, in th- case ot the State ,,f Maina nioiinst the tirari l Trunk Hallway Company, re? ported 142 run- i Slat-'. 87, and In s number of ither ra sra to the same effect, there can be no loutit thal cir law ea t" Interatal.nraerce is ron*tttiitiomil. beal and valli, th" > ourt holding that tbs t..\ ia not on Interstate commerce, but ls on Ihe privilege ..f g-terdslng corporate powers In the stat.-, and, aa is afllrmed In one casa no fairer method of determining thc ame.ont of tax to ba pa11 could be devised than by proportioning lt to thc san. uni ot business done Ba Attorm i General Ito . li lah- holds this View anl has written un ex bauettv* opinion on the Bubject snd I believe thal the same vtewa are held by Attorney-General nan? ce, k ?-rh'T.- ur.- ease* ot rebate ri ting upon other in I much ni-r.- -i. n i-r tr.rici than the Interstate i!;.-,rv. which ai.- n.-a in process of Investigation, bul In view of the tit thal m\ examination ol On? ie ok* In rh,- ..tb.. ?? is n .t v-: corni leti I, 1 ern not prepared to express sny opinion with reference to the** lt I* c.niv fair to mv pn lecessor. Controller Campbell, to *.u thal after the I'nlted Btates Su preme ''?or: hui decldeal the ra.f the Btate of Mun" M^iin-.r the Orand Trunk Hallway, in srhlch || seemed to be held that the t.,\ upon the Inter? state commerce busln. - was legal and constitu? tional, n-- ln*tltute,| ii. Unga for the collection f th. t.x upon thal t>u*ln< ? ind by stipulation with the attorneys for the lending railway corpora? tion* in thia Btate .. tesl case was brought the Controller against the Dunkirk. Allegheny and |?ltl "vi Railroad Company Th* case was taken lo Um ' ;? -Tief.il '!'? un snd ll ??? ia lei Ided by that ...art thal the toa was constitutional and the tax ix legal one An ano. il ha* been taken from this de? cision and th.- case I- noa before Ihe Court of Appeal* b.r final adjudlc ition " Controller Robert* als., rmule the following state iii. nt this aft'n.ii regarding the Investment by the Btate In bon I "The rei -ids in the Controller** ofllce and clerks having the bond* In charge Inform m* that ali tbe bond* cid by the sir," during the administration of Controller Campbell were sold through ths National Commercial Hank .if Albany, the Rank of Manhattan Compani .cf New-York, and Spencer, Tr.isk g Co. It his been the policy of my prede? cessors f'er a number Of years past to invest the si.it.'s trust funds in honda of municipalities within lin- stat.- Issued fT public- Improvements. Sm-ii bernis w.-r>- taken luring th-- admlnlatratton of Controller Chaptn on a :t and ;' per renl basia snd diiririK th.- administration of Controllers Wemple and ' ampin '.1 nn a I*aj p. r . .nt basis. "Manv of the i...n.is s dd during Controller Camp? bell's administration were drawing a les* rate of Int.-r----t than rh.- bon l- r.iir.-li.i-s.-.I. and were s,,;,i al a premium In most . .is.-s The proceedings und?*i which the bonds purchased were Issu-ed wera Bub mltted to the ?Morney-General, aa I am informed, Itrfore the purchasa** arer* made, and a certificate ..ie'lim-.i th.ir ih.- pro.linns were regular and thal all the requirement* ..f toa had I.n complied with by the city, village or town Issuing the same. There has never been any default, ?-iim-t in the pai ? m.-ur of principal .ci Interest, upon any bond held by the stat.-. The bonds have been pure has..i ..n a 'ri,, p. r cent basis without any commissions .ir brokerage reducing this basis." PHYSICAL RDUCATOES Tn MEET AT VATE. New-Haven, March M The Seventh annual con* vention of th.* American Association for ths Ad? vancement or Physic iii Education will be held to the Vale gymnasium on April .'e. I ami ". lt la ex pected that about MO Instructors In this Wort Will iitt.-n'l tin convention, representing college gym*, nantuma normal and public sohools and turning societies. Addresses will be delivered by Hr Bar gent, of Harvard; I >r. Beaver, of "Tale; Dr. Gullck, of Springfield. Mass.; Dr. Hitchcock, of Amherst, and oth.r well-known advocates .cf pny.an-.il culture. KNOWLEDGE Rrlnim comfort and Improvement nnd tends to pers'in'il enjoyment when rightly used. The many, who live better thnn otl.ers, nnd enjoy life mose, wltn less expenditure, by moro promptly adapting thc world's bcHt products to thc neda of physical Ladng. will attest tlie value to health of Hie pure liquid laxative principles .-ii,bi.i e ci in the remedy, Syrup of Figs. Its excellence ls due to its presenting In tho form most acceptable and pleasant to the taste the refreshing and truly beneficial properties of a perfect laxative; ?*ffeetiully "1.-anning the sys? tem, disp.-Hun,' colds, he-aduches and fevers, and permanently curing constipation. It has given SHtlsfacilon tu million*) ami met arith the up. proval of the medical profession because lt acts on the Kidneys, Diver and Dowels without weak? ening them, and lt ls perfectly free from every objectionable substance. Syrup of Klgs ls for sale by all druggists In OOo. and $1 bottles, but lt ls manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only, whose name ls printed on every package, also the name, Syrup nf Figs, and being well Informed, you will aol accent any substltuta If offered WARDENS AND VESTRYMEN. PROM STATKN' [BLAND TO WASHINGTON. The first train direct from Staten Island to Wiish IngtOO left St. George nt l*? o'clock yeslerday morning. Thc train, consisting of a loeomotivfi and three turior coaches <>f the Royal niue Line, wa* Ulled with 100 students of the Staten Island Acad? emy and Latin School, who have <rone to the cap? ital for a thr.1 ivs' trip. The pioneer train went up the north ehort* until lt txiwu-d Mariner's Har? bor, ami th.-n crossed the new Ilaltlmore and Ohio Arthur Kill brlli;.' to Bttssbethport, where tlie irain continued to its destination over the tracks of thc New-Jersey Central. ATCHISON ltKOItGANIZATION TO Bl BEGUN. Herston. March UG. -An Atehlson Heorganlzatlon Commute.* will be formed this week, and a state? ment will be la l.l before lt of the exact position of th.- company. The committee will be representative, and the work of financial restoration will be taken up also. A REPORT ABOUT LACKAWANNA DENIED. Samuel Sloan, president of the Delaware, lacka? wanna, and Western Kallrv>*id. wild yesterday that Ih.-re essa no truth In the report that the Lacka? wanna had secur.-il control of the Toledo, Ann Ar? bor and North Mlchl-ran Railroad. The directors' meeting Of the Ann Arbor will be held to-day. and the realgnattonfl of the present management will, lt ls said. DC banded In. A member of the Reory-on Uatlon Committee of the company *ald yesterday that the resignations of the Ashleys had been sent to the committee. The majority of the bondhold? ers have turned over their bonds to the committee. ???-??? I'AI.I.ING OPE IN EASTBOUND SHII'MKNTS. Chicago, March H? Eastbound shipments last week show some falling off from those of the pre? vious we.-k. This ls due to the general Inclination of shippers to await the resumption of lake traffic on April 1. Last week shipments were 86,316 tons, agalnsi 9AM for the previous week and 92.11*1 for the corresponding week last year. The proportions carried by tne various lines were: l.ake Shore. 16.Oi.-l lons; Pittsburg, K.irt Wayne and Chicago, l'J.660; , Michigan Central, 10.98.., Wabash. 8.404; New-York, I Chicago and St. I,oulH. 8,163; l-lttsburg. Cincinnati ' Chicago and Ht. Doul?, 8.100; Chicago and Grand Trunk, 7,213; Haltlmorc and Ohio. 6.892. Chicago and Uric 6.288, and Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and I St. Doula. 2,438. _ IS THE UNION PACIFIC SOLVENT? Omaha. Neb., March 26 (Special).?What ts com? monly known as the Gulf case came up In the United I States Circuit Court this morning before Judges I Caldwell and Sanborn. Aside from the Importance I or th* caa* from a railroad point of view, tn* aa-, RESULTS OF EASTER ELECTION'S IN PROT? ESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCHES. The following is a list of the wardens and vestry? men Sleeted In r-on'e of the Protestant Episcopal churches yesterday: Si. Lnke'a Wari.-ns--Alexander I* McDonald anl Jona? than Bpragaa Ilar.l. Vestrymen- charl.-* I,. Broedbsat, g. W. Potter, M. H.. Henry p. Pat.'*. John If. MaHlBUU. Jr., William F. Weeba Jame* E. Boyd. William F. Rock? well and William i'. !>>wla. Ail Saints' -Warden* -B. w. Plumb and s. j. Sma.-K. Vt -'rvin. n K.'ward thicken. Samuel Smack, William II. ii. nu, ii. Thomas Oregon*, winiam CoaneUr, Richard Pam*, Henry Shenton an.i Charl*! Richmond. BL Ignatius.?Wardens- Charles p. Znhrlskle and Robert A. M. Kim. Vestrymen- John W. EeBBNMa, RMsoa Mil!.. I. Richard W. WDhlnpton. N. S. Ilrint n. Kdward Mann-. Charl-* T. chambers, William H. Young and Qi rae I.. Hawkins. Christ -Wardens-William Bayard Cutting and Charl"* W. CBS*). Vestrymen?J. Weerier Miller. Richard M. II'". I.lie-ins K. Wiim-nlinpr. Alfred Wagstaff, Henry II. Hollv. .1. Hamilton Hunt. Thomas R. Hall i,n,l William T. Eraaa K[i|.dany-Wanlen!*?Robert Hetty and Charles H. Rus *>e ii. Viatrjrinsn Bdward T. Daddall, Ma*ard >', Waek, James Btaschar, Kdmun.l Dwight, jr.; winiam t.aw, win? iam J. McCain, D. I'.rry Morgan nn.1 Arthur C. Todd. Holy Nativity?Wanlen*?Charles [Minne Raker lind Charles a. Could. Vaatrymaa?Rirhani a. OtUa-eU, i:. T.i|i.an Adney. I-*mnk Ridgway. James W. I> e. Rchcrt Hanks Flint..fT. Mark II. Williams, KojPBB Streen-r. Jr.. nilel BIHIH* ll* Iv'.ce. st. andean's -Waf*d*n*-sJohn R. simpson and John I Held Vestrymen-William ll. Ogden. Arthur T. Timp? son. Orison H. Smltli. Edward I Sw, ni*. Jacob W Sm'th. William H. raS*, Id'vard I'. Steer* and Georg* B ll nn-y, All Ansel*' Wardens? Wllltrun c. Wutincnt>erg and David II ll .Irn-s. Vestrymen-diaries F. HolTman. Jr.. J Van Veektcn Olrott, Th ema* Dimond. K. Rna*! Smith, OBorgc C, dirk*. Wdllam W Flannagan, H. I^flln Kel? len an'l William W. I'errlne. A-.-.-nsl..n Wanlen*?Daniel F. Appleton anel William K. Lothrop. Vestrymen -tvlwanl K. Taller. George Filngden. J..ha H. In Inn I. Rollin S II 1'. Henry E. Howland. Aaasssi millet, Howard h. Henry nn.i ii Ls Grand Cannon. IM.v.d Hlselp|e_w.irden*~WlUlam Arnold and Rollin M. Meegea. Vietrimaa W, I. Kip Kendrick, john A. Hun..'. C Victor Twiss. Thomas M. Tannin.*. l.t.uton iint Wilmer olin Chrlsman, I'. S N . G-scrge Coleman, Dr. 7.. I,, hsaaard aad Dr. R. N, Dassrca*. St. James's, Ker !ham- Wanlen*?l^wla G. Morrl* nnd Mo*** De'voe. Vestrymen?ll. I,. Dashwood, Ilripli X. Camp. Knin. ls Sheppard, Dr. John ll. Eden, J.ihn A. Armin.ls..n. Benjamin W. Schwa',.. F'ranklln IIetih.ini and John HeK. I'nmp. Trinity, MlinlSBBlB TfanUBB TbSIIB O. Tayl .r and William Bherwood. Vistiiwi Arther O. BadeR, ai t'.-rt Kell. Prank A. Hatton. Horailo F. Tayl.ir, W. 11. Strvk.T. Knink V. Dodge. W. H. Ingram nn.l FMward A. Northan. /.in snd St Timothy- Wardens? John J. well Smith and l-'r.-e|. -ri- U W. D*VO*. Vulljliwn fl?mi Moniiicu.-. W.ll lan s. Hawk. Robert Milbank. Moses Taylor Pjrae, A. ii ward Hopping william li. Hiikwas. llorac* Manoa! and J. II. Aldrich. BROOKLYN. Mes*lah?Ward.-ns-Joiin A. Nichol* and Joseph R. K1 1 M I e. V. -n un, i Ellsur ?',, W.-t.st.-r. Tlioina* H. Hooker, Jiin.-s Hall. Samuel A. Wood, william H. Wal? lace, iiir-ani v V, Bramaa, C Howard Bcrymear and .1 ?! I M. c- .nklln. Bl Qeurge'i Wardens Tao bis* s. Oloeer and winiam A. Joy. Vestrymen J.hn M' ''ull'.imh. Hiram Snv.br. Richard s Btearea Charl** D w.-iis. Chart** M. i*hure-h, A. A. Dam.. Sam iel H. Daisi and J.hn Shaw christ Warden* Alisander v. orr sad Pr*d*rl*h H. Truwbrldg* V's-rvnen Ludlow Tlomna. Alexander Munn, .bim tl. Peet, Chart** a. Deaar, George c. whit-. Je -.-;.a ll liiivni.nd. M. D , Hoary C. Hul!*rt and Jane** lt Cowing Epiphany-?Warden* Ge.>rg* Henel?r*on nnd Mortlock Pettit. Vn?'rvn. ll.nry C Jr>hn*t"n, Dr Thomas I,. Well*, i;<-.rKo s Ac'ilnn. J.hn W Watkins, isaac SiilK?r. Clares K Hole I.kiss. William A. Sucblard and William H. M d' Holy Trinity Wardens Charles A. Townsend and Sam ie! i: Howard. 1***111 inca?BdWtl Ile*r*. Lyman R. 1 ll ?????. lames g Conn-ll. Henry N Knish. J. Warre-n Cr ?-!.?. J 'rn M-riiis. Jr.. frederick T. Aldridge and Charl** I". Squibb. srirt'Ri'.AN Christ. W*W-Mgh*aa Staten Island?Wnrd*n*?H R. Slei Hider and N. I. Walker Vestrymen?W. P, Rain.er. A l::h. K K Crewetl O. H. c.-immann. T. D. c.nyng baiii. A D Shaw. Il (J. W.-odruff nn.l De F. Crltt*n. Christ Chiirch. 1'elliiim Manor- Warden* -John R. H** cre.rt ant I" Caries Merry v.strym.-n Reaarl T. Scett, He-nry ll. H. Stapler. Rohert Kmmet. J.rfui C. Hai-n. William D. Baker, Flt-ert C. R..os*v*lt. Richard 8. Emmet, Jr., nn \ leas D ?"?' Trinity. Munt Vernon Wardens- Dr. Archibald M. ? ?.mili..-ii anl stephan ii Oray. Vcrn'm'ti Dr. s. oa.-ar Mi-o i' c. c..|-vweii. Edward rawtranc* Phipp*. J. P. Cranford, Herbert BByssaar, Mdward Kirk, Henry A. ('ar pentier. st. J.'hn'*, Tankers Wardena-Walter lt Paddock and wm,ci m Moigaa. Ve*tryai*a winiam P. C*ehraa. n bert I' Getty, lr.. Peter J. Bttag, Osarga H. Wray, 'de .ir., ii Bilkmaa, laaae Mllkenk. John lvntmith and Herherl M M ?? y. Paal'a Yenkers-Wanlens?Kdwai 1 1' HSRBI nnd James W. Rayner, VsetrynMS I Y aler leaktaa Rni>ert ii N.-iiiie. Chart** num. Baaloa, 1. Kalssy oirtis. il?\. r N Hiv J. J. R. <"roe*. Thc.maj. Hale anl Dr. James w Bowden. Christ, Y.eiik.-rs W.ir.l-ns William I'lerpont. *r.. and .! I.ii U.ln Vestrymen William Weah, Th..mas W. Ile*. sr. edward Pwme, S*aJ*aua M. Melina. Samuel Hay -,c ir . William Taylor, Siuni.-i Mason im.1 Oaarga w. Dell Si lin'.. Toekaho* Wardsna f*hai1?a R. Psaiiibirri and Willi.-ii ll I'n l.-rblll. Vestrvm.-n Robert Th'dford. Will.cir S. I ndrrhlll. Samuel S. llort.in. Itb-hanl Thoinp *.?i. Ilenrv M. t'liderlilll. Caleb A Ivs, Samuel U. Jones an I 'Di nias Dunn. Aa.-.?nsl'.n. Mount Vernen -Warden*?John I/^ns nnd .lum-- T. lt eb!.. Ve*tr>-ni*n?<J?c.r(** H. I-'lah. Hlw ard S. N'.w.-ll. The..lore* A. Slephenson, Kdsar A. Hunt. Alfred ll. .lulen, .t.ciii.s II. Jenkins. Isaac (1. Scranton and Ba Im "ii W. ll \t i li.,, c. N.-wiir's. Wardens-Henry Haves nm! S. S. Tiffany. VeatryaMB K C. Drake. Albert Kalc1*ivln. W K Kusseil. c, i). Krelin*huys*n. c. M ilummoii, J. S. ! Dany and W. B. Illa.bn. Th**.- delesaies to tb* DI >-.-siin ) cnv. ntloii were rt*et*di K c. Drake, tl. C.. Fr.-'.ins I heysen and a. c. Kvwssaan Trinity, Mewarh Warden Cortlandl Parker. Vestrymen Qsora* I'erers, John BSStWnOd, James Hods*, John A. Orifford, Arthur C, Sl.ermnn, Henry J. Wlns.-r. Samuel C, Bowell, J J. Spurr. William ll. Kaldwln and William H Curtis, c-.ri..-. Jersey City -Wanlen* Kenjaniln Illlnitswcirth nnd James Flemming. V **trymen?John Van Vor*t, tit-'Tiff ll Whit.*. Jam** C. Haskins. John M.-doIe, Rich? ard c. l-Vase-ndem. K. D KliiKsland. Smith D Mackey. PloreneB M. Raises, Robert. M. .Packer sad Conrad Wetsaea RAIL KOA D IS TERRS TS. Broadway, Union Sq. and 18th St HEADQUARTERS OPEN FIREPLACES, TILES, l'le?nnt Slock, Belt **0 ' * . 1Ti-nufarri>r<?r?' Prlr# rrji_:?_ _'._?_.??m Mantels, PIANOS Special Spring Sale. Having or. hand a very larg* Bl Wk ot allghtly u?ed and aecend-hand I'priglit, Square and Grand Plano* of our ovn and other n.i.ke* (Including .1 numb.-r of WK II Kit I I'llK.II'I'S thar have I..--H reined only a few months), ill of Wbfc-b ar* In perfect ordee, and many practically is gcK^d re* Bear, we hav* derided to dew lassa oat for en*!), or >i|Min I'.usy I'tiy ii.eHlra. at pilre* th* very lowest ever offered iii this etty lor Instruments Ort i heir respective *rad**. Every Plano ha* i..-n n ark*d lown to "ll A Hf) TIMES" i1|ur?s, and i'i.-n RK III CKl) s'lll ftirtVr by BB lier <'?*nl., and the tina' pr!.* so obtained ha* been marked in PLAIN Kl lit ll Kl jp'in each lr itrument. All ih?-ae I'line* will be aol m.on th* ONK-IMtH'K lystam ABBOLI TKI,V R< I1KV1ATIOV Ire rn the prices Bzed. Tl .. p| . 1 ?:,, !,,.'.. One IIAM.KTT * DAVIS grand One BTBIXWAY & BONN Be Ight On. STKIWVW A IONS Onad. Thre.. lindi il \N A BOMB 1'prurht*. On- flllfKEHIXJ Ar BON! Square. On- ( HICKI.HIN;. A BOJTB c;r?ni. On- .HICK Kit I M. ?V BON* I'M gilt On* RAVRR A BACON Upright F'lve lil VVKSAM Upright* One NEWBY A KVA\S Cprlgbt And ita. ina ie*. ir.d*. tor and C ie ohotoasi Weber Piano ComDanv, Nlne WI? lt RR 1'rrlghta. Fourteen WKIIKIt Sqnaie*. Twelve WK. ll Kit Gland*. ? Iiaby Parlor and Conran I Call .-arly nnd select the CbotoeM )-..rr*.. in. His nth Ave., cor. Weat Kith St. '-^-?'-I--?--.._=fA We an- S<-lliii<r VICTOR BICYCLES $85.? Formerly Sold nt SI.'.O.M). Sold under the Gun nuilee ot the ll it nu fa ct ur cr*. NEW. Not Second Hand. A. G. SPALDING & BROS., ESE HHOAIIWAV. And nt our Kass Store, IM, IS8 AM) IM NAMAI STREET. VAN mmi & ARKELL, Ezrlnalve Deniers Iii ORIENTAL RUGS and CARPETS. 0.13 BROADWAY, XEW-YOnK. ?~? i r??wa*a*s WORCESTER SALT Best for T.able, Dairy, Everything. SILURIAN. Thi* famnua \Va.ike*ha Fprlrn- Water pe-M>?***e? marvel* Inus curative properties In diseases of the liver and kid n*v?. It li a speedie par excellence for dyspepsia In all it.s f.errna. Cbronle BaaaUpatl B yl'-'. la t> Its mild but jxet.-nt lafla*S)0* when all ether kne-wn remedies hav* failed. Try lt. Writ- fer pamphlets. BELL, roLLITZ &. co., u i'iatt-*t.. Near-York. ?"THERE are 40,000 families in and near New York who bay the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. More than 700,000 copies sold through? out the country, each issue, in cities and the larger towns. ewer ot Frank Trumbull, receiver of the l'nlon Pa clflc, Denver and Quit Company, respondent in the c-u-c.e. makes sorae rather startling allegations The* ar.- n.? leas than that the Union Padnc Kal I road Company in aol an Insolvent company, bm, on the contrary, hu", in the past and la now earning surti clent rrioney to p?y .ill Ita Obllgatloaa tn the snaiie of operating expenses, interest xiii tts bonded debts ancl all amounts due nuclei' the law to the Govern? ment, and in addition thereto a surplus which can be useci for other purposes. At great length lt la explained e/bereln the wmpany's resources are made to appear lesa than in reality. NORTHERN PACIflCfl DBOBMBMI KARN IKOft. Milwaukee. March 26-Receivers Payne. Rouse and Oakes li.iv- Bled a report In the Hatted States Court, shewing tha Be minga Ot the Northern Pa ddc Railroad for December. The gross earning amounted to $2.t:V)746. To the receipts ls added a ic.r..mee fr.im November amounting to Ji.s73.i2H, m.ikinK the grand total 14,008.173. The total dis? bar aemente fe>r the month amounted t> B.BM.ML Judge .lenkms, who was home over Sunday, re? turned to Chicago tills afternoon without tiling hts long-look..1-for decision on the receivership. APPLICATION TO ni-MiiVK A KECEIVKR. Savannah. Qa., March 2fi?A petition mill" by a committee r.-pr. letulnff nbout $2,000,000 of the 18,000, 000 bonds of the Savannah and Western Railroad to remove EL m. Comer as rseelver of that road waa heard before Judge Pardoe here :o-day. The cate In lu-ndliiK In the circuit t'ourt for the Middle Dla trict of Alibama. Judge I'ardee intimated strongly that he would make no chant;.-, Baying that he would be *rilkng to clo x.) if all or a larine majority of the hon.lhe.i.iers Irad ask.-l it. bur lie did rr->t know what 'he other bondholders Brunted. Judea Hardee took the papen, h warever, auci said he would take the matter under aelvisa-ment. HE WAS MU ll MIRED IS TUE BARROOM. now joiix DBLMORI CAMI to his i>bath-TH? DELAY i.v r.iviNi; tiik ai.arm hinting i<*or Till: MAN WHO maO THI* SHOT There sc-ma to be little or no doubt that James Powers, better known as "The Hull," ls the mur? derer of John Delmore, of No. ,'.02 East Kighty llrst-st.. who, on Sunday afternoon, was shot through the heart In the liquor-store kept by Thomas Hunt, at Seventy-nlnth-st. and Avenue A. Hunt's story told yesterday, that he, while reading a newspaper upstairs, heard a shot In the hallway, and, running down, nay Delmore lying there dead, ls evidently false. Abundant evidence waa yesterday forthcoming that Hunt's liquor-More was open on Sunday morning, and doing a thriving business; that Delmore and Powers, who were old enemies, met in the place Just after 2 o'clock In the afternoon; that they presently broke Into a violent quarrel, and that In front of the bar and before the eyes of James Oorman, the bartender; John H. Hogan, the luncheon man, and Hunt himself. Pow? ers drew his revolver, shot Delmore and ran out Several children who were playing In the street outside th* place, saw Powers run out, with the smoking pistol In his han 1. anil go down Seventy nlnth-st.. In the direction of the Kast River. It was 3:30 o'clock, or Just half an hour after Powers had gone, that Hunt called Policeman Kenny, of the Kast Klghty-elghth-st. station, and told him of the murder. Hunt, Hogan and Gorman have all been arrested as witnesses, while Captain Pickett's de? tectives and patrolmen are scouring the precinct for Powers. They will say or do nothing to ex? plain the palpable violation of the Kxclse Law. For sallow skin and all other con? ditions resulting from constipation, go by the book on Beecham's pills. Book free, pills 25c. At drug stores; or write to B. F. Allen Ca, 365 Canal st.. New York.