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MASSACRE OF MOSLEMS.
BLOODY WOI,K IN CRETE.
TITO THOT'SAND MU-flULJ-ANi REPORT
EP PLAIN AT ONE TOWN.
jjj*. WQMRM ASH CH-UDftRM KILLED IXP1P
CRIMINATKLY THK N'KIVS CAUSRS RXCTTB
METNT IN COX?TANTIXOn.i: MOgLg-U
PLYINO PROM THRU MMn
ORKRKI A> 'TIVKI.Y Al Pl NV.
VJer.r.a. Feb. IS. The I'Ncre Frele Fressc"
gM thal 2.000 Moslems have bsea massacpsd nt
fitts, ft town In the eastern extremity of Crete.
(ri all ths Mahometan residents of the place
n]y .ra rr.ty-elpht escaped. The paper adds that
lilt Oreek ...rees are surroundlriE cipht Moslem
rinse*** "'? ?',p ,slari('.
?j-he foregoing ls officially announced In Con
g^lttnople, where the int el licence has created
purl*, ex a lenient.
AttVrs. Feh. 1 **>.? Tt WM rumored here to*
ragM ,v '" Gfeell troops had occupied the
mrs ol BUIa, bul tip t.i a late hour no con
srrnatir n of the rumor could he obtained.
Canea, Feb 1**.?Rumors of a wholesale mas
Mfre ot MUSSRlmaas at SH ia have reach-'d here,
rtI-a. n* trV reports placing the ntimhi-r of killed
?t 2.1**' Whlcb Includes almost the entire Mos?
lem populatl >n of the town. If is said that men.
ns****. a;v' PblldfSR vere killed indiscriminately
by the Christiana, it is Impossible al present t.>
ftinflrin ti. reports, bul the rumors have created
the ieepeal anxiety here. General H.>r. who ls
ir, eammand of tbs pendarmerle at Canea, has
uni two Italian officers of tbs gendarmerie to
f-a bi a ptinho.it to Inquire Into tbs truth or
falsity if til" reports.
fbjt for! nt VouCOUllS, WbiCh is parri* -ned bv
?I Turkish tra..ps. has heen besieged f.,r several
dtya bp s large force of well-armed Insurgents,
yesterday ths commander of the iu*si?*_t;ina force
railed Upon ths Turkish -<>imnander to surrender,
and promised s,if- conduct to any of tho garrison
I" Trim ,n BC to sccepl it. Thc Turks refused to
turrender on any terms. Tt is said that the sar
ifaaa baa provisions enough to last f>?r twenty
days and a plentiful supply of ammunition.
It ie reported that Grech troops started to-day
?.-: V .coulls to aid the Insurgents tn tbs capt
ur? of the place.
Many ;? fugees are arriving here from ail parts
of tba Island. Moat ol them are Moslems who
hare flea from their homea, fearing the van
?ance of the Cretan Christians or their allies.
Ito r.jeik soldier)'- They all have stories to
I the dangers from whl-h they have es?
ta;- J, and .le. larc that the lit*, of no Moslem ls
ut-- witt.. Ut the limit!* of the cities.
A iar,?e number of Mussulmans arrived to-day
cr, board of a Turkish transport. They affirm
that the Christians have killed 100 Moslems at
leraklmos and 1U0 mor.' in the villages adjacent
lo that place.
The c immanders Of the Rritish, French nnd
Rnasisn ? aa Irena have W_ Car.ea in their
_aga_fpa '. tx British commander rocs to sula.
lite french commander to Heraklion, and the
jsslan CQrrvrnetn&mr tn Rat Imo.
Thc foreign marines who are In occupation
cf this Iowa are still flying their respective
llac^. hut the Grech Bag has been lowered from
(reek Consulate In compliance with a notice
to tho Consul by tba European < .mmand<*rs
rday. The Turkish troops have oroupi-'d
fortified positions around tbs town, with the
.'lon of tbs European officers.
The mutilated corpse of a nister of the Rus?
sian V e-Consul has been found lyinp; on the
posad at Kalapa. Tbe discovery of the body
Ins created an Intense feeling of indignation
t.monr, tne f.irelgners here.
The Austrian squadron In Cretan waters has
ISM reinforced, and Admiral llinke has aa
.urned c minand.
ORMAN? ANO AUSTRIA WITH RUSSIA
RB-UR TROOP! TO CROSS RfSSlAN TERRtTORV
IP THKY ARC WAXTRD.
London, Feb. 1S? A dispatch from Moscow to
'The Standard" says that in certain contlnKen
Cies in tiV Kast Russia will be a< lively supported
by Germany and Austria. It has already been
arranged, the dispatch adds, for German troops
to fo south through Russian territory to co
cpfrato with the forces mobilized in ths Kief.
district. The German contingent would consist
of two regiments of Infantry. The provisional
?late for 'he taking <>f decisive measur*s was j
fix'd for February 20, but the execution of the
treasures now depends upon thc settlement that
to made of the Cretan queatiOR.
DECLINF.P TO WITHDRAW HER FLOTILLA
CREK ~. 00OLL.1 nR_"USRi TO OOMPLY WITH THK
DRMAKD i>K THK OURAY POWRRA
Athens, Feb Is*.? In reply to the d< mand of
ti* diplomats repreeentlng th'* prent Powers
?"?rr* that thc Cre?k flotilla commanded hy
R.R?S George be withdrawn from Cretan waters
tt mee, li. Bkousee, Mitiist<-r <>f Foreign Af
?RR gei;t to each Minister a, note- sajrlng the
*;thdrftwal of th" flotilla will be Impossible until
Mt -i completely pacified, and furthermore ?
".at the 'ire..!. Government will not rescind its
c'-frg to the Greek forces in ''rete to oppose
?Rlaandlm.' r.f Turkish troops upon the Island.
Ill asserted her* that a Turkish forde em
_'** a' Constantinople to-day and railed for
-r*1'- they wll! nol be permitted to land, for
jr,*ec? it firmly determined to enforce her de*
****ssring ihe torpedo fl..tilla ta prevent the
r""*****-* n of Turkish reinforcements on the
_"*?* ,l la said that tl.e commanders of tbs
??%_ a.-(,;a.Irons In Pr.tan waters have ln
^J*>d Colonel Vassos n .t to bombard the town
Stfepa, which tx- was prejarinv. to do. they
Rising that a solution of the whole question
?tvorabi, to Greece would bc soon arrived at bv I
J^er,on.,linr,urrorlf.,. ,)f thm r,(),vprs .n (.r,.ef.f..8 ;
bj '" CnU 6ota riot *?Pl****-W t" have had tho \
"ISSL-"1 ,fff<t Uiat wasam" U-ated. and (.reece
?sang ah. a,i ft.s though she hud the fun ensent ;
?? Powers to her annexation of the Island
si!_il.?e! Va*S"S ls alna,lv '"rmlnK a local ad- I
?*-*??''" '" 'h" "amP "f U'" K,nK of ?" HH" i
? Hs ls makltiK preparatliins for the hold- i
W.?Unir"'al ?*****> ?*-?? ha will Install I
?*ta___i, a" 'he tOW"' aml ??NRR t^*' an, not I
h, hy ,htl 'OPOSi of the taralga Rowers
imSZ ,l;" *"** Nlefcolaa. ih,- third son of
^toliZ*,' I!?' n0t K" W"h ,he ,ro?f)" to ^e
B aaa? ?"m'"r M il was 8aid *?*"** 'hat '
|Cr^uid. bul that he wm Joln lhe force> in j
r**?i*d'ult'** conbu:at<,? ?n the Island have !
SS, th,? ?' U betn* con?,(*ercd by the |
th*lf Hutu! I " ete iU n?W ?r^k territory,
It lT V* *nd,,d
' ""*' l?a h'm ,0'nlKhl <hat the ?reek wor
' k? QrlaT"' V Wk" POnv''>>nK provlalona to
**? oeMaeleTem* COmm*n**?n? the Greek mlll
ro-*cea rn orate, has estebllshed hsa-auar
tors at Oonla. and is makin-- preparations to
attack thc town of Molino.
Georg-I Berovlteh Pacha, late Christian C.ov
rrna.r of Crete, who roglKned his office and loft
Canna on February ll. has arrived at Corfu,
where he hay. been Interviewed by representa?
tives of the press. In describing; the situation
from his point of view, the ex-Governor says
thnt from the moment of the raisins; pf tho
Greek flaR In Crete it be-ame plain that the
only solution of the difficulties pteeaUlBg in th
island was it- union with Greece. In his opin?
ion, any other course will result in a bloody
London. Feb. IS?Tho Athens correspondent of
"'Tho Standard" telegraphs that thc Creek Cabi?
net hold a meeting; to-day nnd, after a full dis?
cussion of the Cretan question, decided to per?
sist in the policy repa rd Ins; the island that it
had before aureed Upon.
RUSSIA RESTRAINS m'LGARIA.
THS" SOFIA C.OVKRNMEXT RsaQtTatatTSD NOT TO
RatlaP TIIK ACITATIOV IX MACKDONIA.
Sofia. Feb. IS.?M. de T.hnrykow, tho Rus?
sian Diplomatic Agent, has informed the QoV
irnment that tba* CSST desires thnt tbe Bul
parlans should not help the apitatlon in Mace?
donia apainst thc Turks, and that the Bul
parlan niith. ritics should not allow bands to
cross from their country into Maced, nia lo aid
the malcontents there.
THREATENING OUTLOOK ON BORDER
TURKS ANO GREEKS CONCEXTRATlNa ox th::
PROXT1ER (ir THESSALY. AM' A ml.
Athens. Feb. ls- The situation on the frontier
of Greece ls threateninp, and il weald not b>*
surprising to hear of actual hostilities there nt
any tim.*. All the available Turkish troops
ere being eoneentrnted on ihe frontier, whither
have b?.-n dispatched stronp Greek forces. In
ihe present temper "f thc troops a slli-ht Inci?
dent mlpht brlnp shout a serious collision. The
ada ices tee.?ived here show that the situation
is (bely becoming more critical.
D.splte the action "f the Rowers in reslraln
inn th* Greek troops in Crete from aggressive
operations ?gainst the Turks, an.l the proba?
bility ihat that island trill eventually be handed
eve- to deer. with.mt Ihe necessity of her
fighting f"r it* possession, the war feeling here
ls increasing hourly. The enthusiasm willi
which the reserves responded to ths < all to
arms has been fully equalled by the military
ardor of volunteers, who are flocking Into the
City from all parts, caper to take part in hat?
tie SgSinat the Turks, lt was announced ibis
morninp thal Ihe King of Greece int.mis to take
command of the northern army in person, and
this report has had the effect still further to
Inflame thc martial spirit of the people.
An Indtcat'on Of what may be expected in the
way of assistance from Macedonia In any pos
silde conflt.t aaith the Turk is shown in the
Steady accessions of Macedonians to the Creek
ranks. A force of l.lKMl Macedonian volunteers
in ono body cross tid the frontier yesterday and
joined tho ("reek army.
CALLING OUT TURKISH RESERVES.
thk OTTOMAN <;,''Vi:i:nmkxt STEADILY PREPAE
inc V lt HHSTIMTirS.
Constantinople. Feb. IS.?The Government has
called out 84,000 reserves in the provinces of
Rroussa and Treblsonole.
The report sent out in dispatches from Athens
that Saad-od-din Pacha, who was rite en tty re?
called hore from Crete, at tho instance of the
Powers for fomentinp antl-reform plots amonp
the inhabitants of ihe island, was about to start,
and. In fact, bad started on his return to Crete
at the head of three battalions of Turkish troops,
is without foundation.
The porte is placing .very confidence In the rs.
aurances Of tho Powers in retard to their psclfi
cation of Crete, prevention or Crick oppressions,
otc., but at the same time the Ottoman Govern
ment is making extensive preparations for meet?
ing any emergencies that may arise from the
course of events.
UNWILLING TO HELP THK TURK.
LIBERAL LEADERS DEPRECATE Bt'l ll t'Sg OP
THK BRITISH PORCES IN CRETE.
London. Keb. IS. Sir William Vernon Harcourt,
the leader of lbs Liberal party, lias Beni a tele
?-ram to the Liverpool Reform Club, In which ba
I earnestly trust that the Government win not
employ Ihe fore-, of the crown to prevent lha
liberation of ("rete. Such fl proeee.linR would be
universally condemned lia- th. British nation.
The Kml of Kimberley, who was Secretary of
State for Foreign Affairs in Lord Rosebery'*; Ceb
inet, Beni a dispatch of similar tenor to the club.
consuls LOWER IN' LONDOK.
London, Feb. 18-Thc Stock Exchange mariel
Opened sternly, and the variations In prices durtng
the session were few and unimportant. Shortly al?
ter the opening consols for money were quoted st
V lower than yesterday's closing price, ano con?
sols for the account l-l'-, lower American railroad
stocks ranged from parity will: y< svrday's closing
prices to 'j, lower, nnd closed 'a, to % lower on the
dey. Consols dosed '? lower f<>- money and 3-16
lower for tin- ai count on the day
TO RAISE MONLY HERE 4
The ("reeks of this city are forming an BSSOCH
tlon for the purpose of raising money for the cans.'
of Crete. H. K. Ifaecopolas, a (-"reek Interpreter
at Kllis Island, yeeterday senl sn offer of money
to the Minister of Koseipn Affairs In Greece.
"The enthusiasm of Greeks In this country," said
the interpreter, "for the cause of Crete la unlim?
ited Thea- ure holding meetings hera and In Chi?
cane and tlmse In the latter city have already
Btsrted a fund which will be forwarded soon lo
Greece There are about '?,.1**1 (Ire. ki i'i the
Cnlted Slat.-*, and if it were necessary Ihe -rreater
proportion of these would return home to light.'
A DISABLED STEAMER IS TOW.
London. Feh. 18. The Herman tank ste;.mer DIh
mant. Captain Wtacheusen, from Hr.-m'rhav. n
January 23. for New-Vork or Philadelphia, before
reported with loss of propeller, was spoken K< lun?
ary bt In latitude "J north longitude 46 weat. In
(OW of the Hritish steamet Calli.?. Captain Forth,
from London January 'll for Boston.
PBANCE AXD BRAZIL TO ARBITRATE.
Perla, Feb. ll?France and Brssll have signed n
pn tocol referrinK their dispute regstdlng terri
torlal boundaries io arbitration, the pr.-sid'nt of
the Swiss Confederation io bo Ihe ri fer..'.
SAVAGES OF THE INDIAN PLAGUE.
liombay, Fib. 18.-The returns of the beella: au?
thorities shjwin*- ike ravageo of the plague report
that *>ln<-e Its outbreak there have been fi.Hf.:! ca?a-s
and MSl deaths from Ihe dlBSOBS la 'Ids city, and
in tba entire BosJbey Presidency ?.9ii cases an.l
fe <%" deaths.
TESTING SENTIMENT IS MANITOBA.
Ctaicege, Fen. is?a ' *Ttaa*e>Herald" dispatch
frees Winnipeg. Man., says: "Canada Bjevef wil?
na rsed a more bitter election contest than ls now in
progress In tbs constituency of Si. Boniface. When
the Dominion J'remir. Wilfred Laurier, arel tv
Provincial Premier, Tiioma* Grass*,wag, ro-ently :
agreed on terms for settlement of the Manitoba
psiochlal school question, these terms were bit?
terly opposed by the Archbishop of Ht. Boniface, ,
who la at the head of the Roman Catholic Church :
In hlfl country, Premiers Laurier and Greenway
declared that the Archbishop did not repreient the
"toman Catholic people In opposing the settlement.
Tho Archbishop challenged Diem lo tyst the feellng
of Manitoba Hon un Cethnllr*. The challenge wa*
a-cepted. and Ht. Boniface, the most ultra-Cmholi<
constituency In iiJI tbs Dominion, aim composed ut
the Archbishop's own flock, opened tho struggle.
It U practically a ba' ls botwern tho Church and
ths Government. Hsiur.iuy will see ths fight !
finished, and Ilia result ls eagerly awaited by all |
I'onndl.in people,." I
JOHX EU EX8 ASSAILS W. IV. ASTOR.
Tin: BOCIAUST MK Mit Mrs lUTTFR attack on
tme OWRRR of 'THR PALL HALL OARRTTR."
London, Keb. IS.?A scone was created In thr
House of Commons to-day by John Burns, Sodnllsi
member for the Battersea division of Battersea
nnd Clapham. Th. occasion was Hu* debate of I
proposal to erect S new hall for tbs "se of thf
London County Council. In Hie course of the dis?
cussion Mr. Burns, himself a member of thr
County Council, made un attack upon "The Pall
Mall Qaastte." Which newspaper ls owned by Will
lam Waldorf Astor, bera USS of its opposition to th.
proposal The opposition of the paper to the cree
tlon of a new building on the site of the present
"ne. he said, was purely In the Interest of Mr
Astor, whose house adjoined the Council Bull-lag.
In conclusion Mr. Burns said he could stand a
decent duke or a militant marquis, but he couldn't
endure Hie miserable and ungentlemanly conduct
of a new millionsira.
After fart h. i- discussion the proposal to erect a
new County Council ball was rejected by a vote of
01 to 116.
OXLT A VISIT OU COURTESY.
CAREFUL RXPLAXATIO*! OP Mit WOLCOTT*! CALL
ns PRINCE VON HOHENLOHE.
Berlin. Keb. is. The s.mi-ofliclal "North Orman
.Lizette" says tli.it Ila- visit of liiited States Sena
tor Wolcott tn Chancellor Prince von Hohenlohe
was merely OUI of courtesy, and had no connection
with lb.- question ..f bimetallism, in the Interests <>f
which Senator Wolcott ls visiting' Kiirope.
MA El Mi FIX OE THE BOERS.
BECRETARY CRAMBHRLAIX CAITSRS THI COMMONS
T>) BRRAR INT.) lacortrr.
Bondon. Feb. lt, In the House ,,f Commons to?
day .los..pb Chamherlaln, Becretary of State for
th.- Colonies, In thc curse of discussion of the
claim made by th.- s..,ni-. African Republic for In?
demnity f..r < lama kc sustained by the raul of In
.lam.-sen ami his followers Into nie Transvaal, sala
that tbe Boer Government claimed for material
ilamai*.' ?677,W8, .-uni for moral and Intellectual .lam
ii).'.' tl.OOO.000 This remark of tbe Colonial Secre?
tary provoked areal laughter.
JEROME ANGRY IN COI RT.
UK T.KAVKS THK BENCH WHEN A LAWYER
TALKS OF RAILROAD!.**- A PRISONER
While Hie trial of Mr* I)..ra Wolfe, wife of a
wealthy contractor of Brooklyn, on a charis of
Bteallns un umbrella from a dryaoods store iii
Six tb,-ive. Inst Januiry, was la progress In the
court of Bpeclsl s Batons before Presiding .Justice
Hav. s. yesterday, Mr. Leaventrltt, counsel for
thc defendant declared thal thc prisoner was be?
ing railroaded to pt ls n. Thia de. ba allon was
made after Presiding lustice Hay s had said that
the decision of the Court eras that thc defendant
Justice .lerome beeame anpry at (he lawyer's re?
marks, and, turning to .lustice Hiys. said. In a
low voice: "1 don't think lt ls decent tc allow this
man to use such language to this i'ourt. If I oc?
cupied v.nir sesl I would punish bim for dolt,g so."
Mr. Leaventrltl and Assistant District-Attorney
Matthews bulb Started to talk at om-e. .lustice
Jerome quickly left his nat end, turning bis back
ti. rb.- spectators, looked oul of s window. When
Leaventrltl stopped talking, Justice Jerome re?
turned io his seal
in passing sentence, Justice Hayes Bald: "Thi*
casa- ls oin- of a thousand *iml!ar ones. || ls Im?
possible for us to nial in., motive f.?r the theft
Th. ie ls no doubl that this prisoner's previous
character was good, but many worn.-a have been
arraigned here erith no previous smirch on their
chara, tits, simply Ih.- victims of a curious mania.
it ls one of the peculiar characteristics of a
woman's mind that she does not seam to be able
to withstand temptation, in regard to your state
in. nr. counsellor, tbal this prisoner wis being 'mil?
rea,k.i.? we have Uni. io say. N'o prisoners are
?railroad".!' in this court Bverybod) has a fair
show. Hut are srould nave been ruthy of vloStlng
our oaths of office If. on the evidence, we had not
found the prisoner guilty.
Tia- prlson.r was lined 12". or in default sen?
tenced to thirty days in the div prison. Justice
.br..ni.- dissented from tbi*. desiring to Indict a
fine ,,f gil Mrs. Wolfe paid ihe fine under pro
t.st. When ..rresie.1 she said sh" was Mrs Dora
Qoldberg, of No. IM christopher Bl , Brooklyn.
BOLD BEGG Ml IT THU BR I DUE EXTRAXCE.
HR ASSAULTi A BROOKLYN MAR WHO Itl-.rr.-'KS
TO -IVE HIM MONET.
For refusing money lo ., beggar inst night, in
front of the Brooklyn Url.lire entrance. In Bark
Bow. frederich Lineman, of No. 77 Myrtle-ass.,
Brooklyn, wa* roughly hsndled; .'.rid bad it not beta
f..r ihe timely arrival of Policeman Hollm.in. of
the Oak-sl station, might have been bailly Injured.
lt was nearly I o'doch when Mr. Lineman, who
was on bi*' way h..ni" was appealed to by a half*
drunken, rough-looking fellow, who asked him for
IA rents Th" beggar, as h.- made the demand
stepped directly in front of Mr l.lnsm.-m. The lat?
ter, steins th.- man had been drinking, declined to
aid bim Tba beggar, ipil.-k ns ? Hash, grabbed Mr.
Unsman by the nock, inri- off his collar and dis?
arranged his clothing. The policeman's heavy hand
slopped the fellow from doini: more. At the sta?
tion he said he was Janes Cosgrove, thirty-eight
years old, ..f No. Ut Carlton-ave., Brooklyn. n>*
was locked Up.
HURT HY A EUXAWAT HORSE.
rwo PERSON! INJtTRRD BT -\ PRIOHTENED
AMMA!. IN MORRISANIA.
A la.,- hors", attached to a kIk. owned ami driver*
ry ''barbs ('ranier, nv. nty-six years old, of No Ml
aVallon-ave.. tool: fright at a troll.y-.ar at One*
lundred-snd-fortleth st. and Thlrd-ave yesterday
ifternoon snd cause.1 Injuries t,. two persons At
m.- hundred-and*tblrty*etgbth*st. snd Thlrd-ave
he horse charged it a crowd of sixty persons -.-ho
vere waltlrg for trolley cars. Thc people sc-.tiered
n iviry direction, snd all escaped except Mamie
foster, fourteen yeera old. who was knocked donn
md Buffered brulsei s:, ? wa ; treati I i.y a pby*
i.-ian In a ne.irl.v .Iruir stop- an: wenl home.
Th" horse, ran .b.wn I.iti.-oli.-a vc. and, ns lr
urned wcbI into ihe Southern Boulevard, cramer
rsi thrown out and fell directly in front of tro'
ey-csr No. ll. The motorman stopped his cat. ami
'ranier was rescued, having sustained ont; a few
irni'.'v Policeman Johns,jd. of the Alexsnder-ave
..iii..- station, caught thc hor'-e at tin- north end
a' Hail.-in Bridge and was dragged tm feet be
ore in- brought tbe animal to a standstill, directly
n front of a trolley-car.
ROOSEVELT ABD THE POSTMAN.
'UK POLICE PRESIDENT WILL PISH OCT
WHETHER OP N"T LRTTEH CARRIERS
SHOULD REMOVE THEIR HATS
IN PRIVATE OfTlCBS.
An nmusinK Inddenl occurred while Prealdenl
?ooscvelt of thc Police Hoard was holding police
rials at Headquarters yesterday. A little heron
i...,n a letter-carrier entered the courtroom with
special delivery mess aga for the Commissioner.
*he i olicern,n at the door directed him to where
lr. Roosevelt was bearing Hie testimony of a
?ollcemao who was on trial. The letter-carrier
ralked ai' Close to the Commissioner's desk, hold.
..| tbs letter for tbs president In hts hand. As
,,. esme up Complslnl <'ierk Peterson shouted.
Take your hat off:" The letter-carrier paid no
Mention io the or.br. but said that he bud a
riler for Commissioner Roosevelt The latter
joked up and Snapped, Take your hat off!"
"Excuse rn-" said lix letter-carrier, as hiting the
'ommissioner, "ire never lake our hats ott. a ia
pin of oar uniform "
'What do you Want, ali. way?" asked the I'om
ilssloner. Th.- airier explained that bs bad u
ii.i for the president
-Oh" said Mr. Roosevelt "' thought you were
witness Mr Roosevelt gol bis lett-r and signed
?r it and then ,i*kei tn.- letter-carrier for his
umber The latter said ll was io,
"\OW I'' ??? eWk >""? said the i ommlsxloner.
,s it not a iisiom for you lo take your hat off
, a ourtroom?"
The letter-carrier snowersd that tatter-carriers
ld i ot tala- their hats ..ff under any circumstances
'All righi ''ll '""' OUl," ?.u'.' the Ci mmlsslon.-r
s the letter-carrier went ..ut Mr. Roosevell then
letated ii bater to Postmaster Dayton, asking bim
' it was oi"- of the regulations of the Pl stolBce 1'ap?
artment thur let" r-.'-.l rl'TS must never lake off
heir hat- Mr. Roosevell said that h* would also
?rite to the Postmaster-.i.n.ral about the matter.
he Commissioner gave orders to Roua-smaa Suiu
nr who was In charge of the courtroom, not to |.-t
nf letter-carriers Into the room in future, but to
lop them nt th<- door.
I have received no complaint regarding say of
v carriers," Bald Postmaster Dayton when spoken
i upon the subject, "Lui, or course there can he
ii* one opinion ns to the propriety of n poMnjan or
nybody eise removing his hat when In u private
rhee I should upset n I'ostofflce employe to re
iov" his list tn my office, and ho ecrtslnly ahould
(tend the Bums courtesy elsewhere."
NO ACTION ON THE TREATY.
BUT MR. SHERMAN WILL ENDEAVOR TO
SECURE A VOTE TO-DAY.
a nniKF nt'T SHARP discission in EXECUTIvJ
SESSION OK THF. frENATE-A MOTION FOR
POSTPONEMENT INTII. AFTFR MABCE *
DEBATED--TWO jmictu, nomi?
Washlncton. F?*l>. IS .--Immediately after the
Senate w.-nt Into executive session this after?
noon Senator Sherman sought to call up the
General Treaty of Arbitration with Great Britain,
hut he met with a repulse at the very outset. A
motion was made that business on the calendar
he proceeded with, the argument bein*? that there
srere a number of Important nominations, par?
ticularly of a judicial character, which oiiBht to
ba a.-ted upon. The yeas and nays were de?
manded, and those favoring the consideration of
The nomination of William R Mun?*er. of
Nebraska, lo be Judge for the District of Ne?
braska, avas Confirmed without opposition. The
n.iti-ir allon of Charles K. Amidon to be lodge for
thv District of North Dakota was then called up.
and a debate in which considerable opposition
was manifested was precipitated. The debate
lasted for more thar. thr."< hours, Mr. Hans
brough, of North Dakota", speaking in opposi?
tion ttVO-thlrda Of that time. The position as
acmed by afr. HaUtsbrough was indorsed by Sen?
ators Ualllnj-er and Brown Senator Roach, of
North Dakota sp.ke briefly and refuted the
charges mad ? by his colieeguee. Senators Davis
and H >a- sd voca ted th- confirmation of Mr.
Amidon. and said that only recently had lhere
been any opposition to his confirmation. The
S.-t.ate evident!) loi ked upon the antagonism to
Mr. Amidon In the lit-hf of political opposition
only, and by tbs decisive vote of 38 to ll eon
itemed the nomination.
DEBATE ON THE TREATY BEGUM
By a vote of 82 to 27 th- Senate, at 5:30 o'clock,
decided to take tip the Arbitration Tr'-aty.
and the debate upon that convention began when
Mr. Nelson, of Minnesota, took tba door f?>r tin*
purpose of moving th? postponement of th** fur?
ther consideration of the treaty until after March
A. Mr. Nelson was anxious to have the Bank?
ruptcy bill called up. and believed that this and
other pressing business should bs attended to at
the present session. The treaty could ro over
until the extra session without harm. Senator
Allison, chairman of the Committee on Appro?
priations, waa of a similar mind, and said that
be believed it would require all th.* remaining
Ctn.* of tbe Senate to consider Ihe appropriation
bills Mr. Fry-*. ..f Maine, took the sam.* view,
but subsequently admitted that it would perhaps
he better to dispose of the treaty now.
Mr. Hoar took Strong grounds at-ains*. post-*
lune men-, li,, said that he had had little pa
tlencc *Aith the early demands of the people for
immediate action on this treaty. Ample time.
however, had intervened since this treaty had
been received. In which Senators ought to have j
been able to consider Its provisions and come to
Borne conclusion Now that the executive calen
dar had b.en cleared of contested nominations,
he thought If th<* Senate would Rive careful con?
sideration to the treaty for a feav hours, a vote
c.mid lie reached HS urged that this lie done,
and that this *-r.*a< peace treaty be ratitVd be?
fore this session of the Senate adjourned.
Mr. Platt and Mr. Lodge spoke in similar vein.
TO the surprise of tbC Senate. Hr. Vest cam.
out in a Strong speech favoring the early ratitl
catlon of the tnat-? sa amended He declared
that the j eople of thv United Stat" a demanded
this convention.- tha". Its negotiation acas thc
result "f a desi." fo? pea.-, and genera! arbi?
tration on the pir- of the people of the two
Kr.-a; KnclVh-spoak' lg peoples of the world
lt waa a pood treatv nnd ought t0 &? ratlg-81.
MR SHEEHAN STILL co NF I ni*: N'T
Mr. Sherman, In a brief statement, said h-3
believed the vote OUghl now to be taken, and
he was COnflden. that if it Were don. the treat,
yvould be rat ill.-'.
Several Senators disputed this statement, and
asked Mr. Shermat. if he realty though! there
aa.re sufDcien. vol *s to ratify the treat**. Mr
Sherman replied that bl believed to-day. as h"
had always believed when the test came
the nt cr BBB IT two thirds of tbs Set,a:.- would
be found voting for the rat ideation of this
treaty. He expressed the hope that no further
.I. lav would be indulged in. and that Senators
would agree to th ? vote.
Senators Morgen and Daniel, both of whom
ai. opposed to the treatv, said th?*y w>*re pre
pated to ro on with the debate if Mr. Sherman
desired a night session, but this statement
frightened otbere who wera tired of ti,.* pro?
ceedings, and a motlo.i avas mule to adjourn.
This motion waa defeated by a small majority,
several of the opponents of th.* treaty voting
not to adjourn
Senator Blackburn asserted his opposition to
the treatv and declared that it coull not be
amended so as to meet with bia approval. At
the same tim. he believed the issue should be
ii >t squarely and without dodging. Mr. Sher?
man, who had charge of the treaty, and who was
to be the PremVr *.f thc Incoming Admlnlstrs
tl. n. *vas entltbl to th>* courtesy of a ant- |l>*
h.p.d the moiler to postpone would not be
pressed, and ur.fi d with that emphasis for which
tlc Kentucky Renstor ls n il 'd that the question
I.- disposed of finally.
To RENEW THK FIGHT TO-DAT.
By this time the hour of 7 o'clock yvas ap?
proaching, and Mr. Sherman saw (hat lt yvas im?
possible to keep a quorum prerent. He there?
fore pave notice that Immediately after the rou?
tine business of to-in STOW he yvould move an
executive session, at yvhi.h he hoped 'he treaty
would h.* disposed of Mr. Sherman urged Sen?
ators to be present and remain until tho vote
was taken. There seems to be a disposition to
comply with Mr. Sherman's request, and the
chances appear to !., good **>r a session extend?
ing wet! int . Hu evening.
SUPPOSED TO HE IV I SDI IX MASSACRE.
THK BODIES op a MINISTER ano ms fvmii.y
foini. HOEEIBLT mitii.atei> in
Wiona. V D.. Feb. IS.?The bodies of the Rey
Thomas Spicer and his wife, th'-ir dau-"ht<*r, Mrs.
Willam Reuse, with her one-year-old twin boys,
and Mrs. Waldron, mother of Postmaster Wal?
dron, were found on the Spicer plantation near
here to-day All were horribly mutilated, and
the tradegy is supposed to have b>*en the work
of Indians from the Standing Hock Indian Res?
SUGGESTED HONOR FOR BRIG HIM YOUNO.
Salt Labs, Utah, Keb UL?Communications were
read In the Mouse yesterday from -Senator Prank
J. Cannon and (iov.rnor Wells, askliu- the lagls
Istars to take advsntsga of the law Kr.intlriR the
prlvOega to every Stats in the I'nlon to place in the
Hall ol Statuary nt Waslilnj-ton Ihe statues of two
of their dead whom th.y wish to honor, lt wis
?usgested that th.- Lejtaletare take advantage of
tins privilege and pbus in position a statue 0
Brlgh us Youns
CUD AGO BU8INB88 MAX TRIES SUICIDE.
Chicano. Feb. is Qasstge KV Adams, once an
active member ol' the Hoard of Trade, a relatlvs
of Henry P. Lames, the banker, a des, erulant of
John QubMy Adams and an .-x-Alderman, attempt?
ed to take 1,1s life yesterday afternoon In the
office of the National Linseed oil Works by ? hoot?
ing himself In tba righi far. When ,llscovere,| h.
was unconscious and was removed to lli.? Eng's
wood i'nlon Hospital, where lt is said he wm ,n,.
Mr Adams ls sixty years old and weil known In
business cireass of Chicago. Failure m business
anal ill-health are the reaaons ?l\ en for lils attempt
THE /'IN A ll ERO IV EXPOSITION.
Manara Kalla, N Y.. Feh. 1" ?lt ana announced
hara to-day that the Pan-Ameridan Exposition to
bs held In IK* will positively he held on Cayuga
Island, two miles above this city, on tba upper
IiUNCES FLEET REVIEWED.
SECRETARY HERBERT PALI ED BY THE
HONORS run to THR RRROM of TUB RAIRR
THK lECRRTART ash OPPICRSS kntkr
TAIN Kl. IX CHAKI. ESTON ? TUB
PUCET >n GO >n SflLAPM
Charleston, S. C., Feb. IH.?Charleston has been
thronged throughout thc day by thousands who
had come to s?" Admiral Hume's fleet pass in
review before Secretary Herbert. Aiming the
?pedal puests of the city for the day were OOV*
ernor W. H. Ellerbo. of South Carolina; all th"
.State officers, Senators and Assemblymen Secre?
tary Herbert and lils party arrived in the city
from Washington at ti o'clock this morning Tiley
were met at the station at 8 o'clock by a com?
mittee conslstint; of Mayor Smyth m.1 others.
As the Secretary Stepped from his car a salute of
twonty-sewn Kilns was fired by detachments of
the First Division, South Carolina Naval Re?
serves, under Csptala Dubota. The party was
then escorted to the Charleston Hotel. Where
breakfast was served, ap.i th.* Bscrstary and his
Manda rested until ll o'clock. They were then
escorted to the Custom House wharf, where they
boarded UM revenue cutter Colfax The Secre?
tary was saluted as lu* boarded tln> ship, all
th. sailors being drawn up in man-o-war fash
Ion. A few minutes lat r C..vernor Ellerbe's
?peela! train drew up mt the siding nnd the
Oovernor, Ueutenant-Oovernor H. H. Mc?
sweeney an.l Speaker F. 1! dary were taken uti'
to the cutter.
When the flagship was pb ked up in the fog,
Admiral Bunce received a summons from the
Secretary, and came alongside in his cutter. The
moment he stepped aboard his pennant was run
up and the little cutter became thc flaRship. The
Admiral was tobi by the Secretary ihat he de?
sired to board the battle-ship Maine, to present
to KV. J. Creelman a nv.lal awarded for his gal?
lant conduct In the storm. So, with both Beare*
tary and Admiral al,..ai.I. the cutter once more
got und.-r way. Captain Crownlnshield. of tbs
Maine, was hailed, and Informed that the two
Officials would board his ship with their party.
The transfer was made without trouble. With
the ship's crew drawn up un (leek, Captain
Crownlnshield gave th.- orders for Naval Cadet
Oherardl, his lifeboat crew, and Creelman t.. step
forward. Addressing them, Becretary Herbert
spoke of their gallant conduct in th" storm.
They had. he said, made him proud of tba* Navy.
Then, sinKlitiK out Creelman, the Secretary pre?
sented t<> him the gold mela! and an envelope
After th's.- ceremonies the visitors became the
KU'Sts of tho wardroom ?,f th-' Maine. Whet,
the company was Mated, Secretary Herbert
lifted his glass and r. .(.nested every one to rise
and drink the health of Naval Cadet Ohorardi.
whose gallantry was th-- admiration of his fel?
low-officers an.l the Nation. Nearly two hours
were spent on the Maine.
The Secretary Mun returned lo the Colfax, ac?
companied by Admiral Bunce, and the cutter
steamed down the line of warships, receiving
from ea. h a salute as sh. crossed the bow. This
ended the ceremonies of ;h< day, and the cutter
steamed foi port, arriving at her dock at ti:.)t>
To-night Becretary Herbert, Oovernor meroe.
Admiral Bunce and th captains and executive
officers of th" ships were the (ftmsts of th**
Chamber of Commerce at a banquet given at
the Charleston Hotel. Covers Were laid f.T 200,
an.l the banquet was elaborate Bpaeeches were
made by Mayor Smyth, welcoming the visitors
to th.* city; Secretary Herbert, Governor El*
lerbe. Admiral Hun
Heil., rt respond
? .ind other?. Becretary
Mu- toast to the Navy
The Main.- was orderej t.? New-Orleans to?
day. The Amphltrite, the Dolphin, the Ve.
suviui and the Kern came Into Mn* harbor to?
night in tiie morning the fleet was joined by
the Terror, which *vll. come up t.. the cit) to?
morrow. The reception whlcb is to be temi.-red
to Becretary Herbert will lake pla.-, at th.- City
Hal. to-morrow afternoon at I ::o o'clock, anl
at night th. Becretary, th" Admiral and th
officrs will be the Kiiests of Hi-' cltv at a naval
Washington, Peb. IB Acting Becretary Me*
A.b.o said to-day that Admiral Bunco's squad
ran had Hared remarkably well <>n th,, trip to
charleston, considering th>* heavy weather on
counteted, the only loss t.. the ships involving
an expenditure of mon ?* I v the Department
being -.ti account .if a single whaleboat which
was not recovered by Mi.* Maine after it had
been used in an effort to save the lives ..f men
washed overboard. The reports from th>? com*
mending officers of the vessels have all reached
the Department through Admiral H.ince, and it
was gratifying to liral such an excellent condi?
tion of affairs.
MAJOR 1, 7,7 Y ../v.' IMPROVING.
I'NABLE To BEE OFFICE-SEEKERS, lb
EVER CABINET VACANCIES
Canton, oh,a Pcb, 1*> (Spacial). Major
Kinley ls Improving dally in health, tait he has
not recovered his usual strength. His ph*' a 'Inn
still urges lifon him the DOC --.at;, of -est. ind
will not permit Mm to ?.all -rs. The Presi?
dent-elect has seen in Visitor! this week, and
will nm be able io see any. lt is settled raw
that only those who e..ice by appointment ai"!
whom lc feels ihat he wishes lo see and .-? n*
suit will be received by the President-elect. H.*
has given his time generously io the public, and
the few days which remain must be given to
th.- work of restoring his health, settling ap per?
sonal affairs and considering several lr-i|iortanl
matters connected .'.ith Mi., next Administra?
tion, on the recommendation >f bis physician.
Major McKinley has had lo recall bis promise
to attend a lan.'.* public reception which 'he peo?
ple of Canton bad arranged to give him on Mon?
day next The physician thinks lt would be un?
wise for him to exOOite himself to the ilsk of
fatigue and of catching additional cid The
trip to CU ireland which Major McKinley had
contemplated has been abandoned, and ne will
remain ai his horne till be leaves here -,n Man h
1 r..r Washington.
There are still two places in Major McKin?
ley's Cabinet to be Ulled, anl no r?n< ha*, been
definitely settled upon for either of th.-m. lt ls
probable the choice will not be inaib before the
? nd of thc month, and it ls .nore than probable
Mn- public will not know who has been selected
till the names are sent to the Sen ito on March .7
A I'RATKHNITV MITT TO MAJOR MKIM.KY.
Detroit. Mich., Feb IS. A handsome and costly
diam.ni.I baila.- has been made by a firm of Jewcl
lera of th te <ny. to be presented by Post must, r
Oeneral tvtlson to Prealdenl-elecl McKinlay on the
.vening of March 3, on behalf of the Slifma Alpha
Epsilon Fraternity. <>f whl.-h Mr. McKinley I, an
active member. Il is the regulation badge of the
fraternity sm rounded by sixteen specially selected
lane blue-white diamonds. The Convention of th.*
Bunns Alpha Upsilon fraternity, which was bald In
Si Louis Christmas week, decided to present to
Mi McKinley the fraternity hodge, und s special
committee was appointed lo look afta-r the matter
A delegation of the fraternity win attend the in
iiiKuration. wh.a, President McKlntsj will wear the
?lft of the fraternity.
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MR HANNA'S TIMI' To \\ ASH INGTON.
Clevel.-tnd. Feb. Is Chairman Hanna has de?
eded to leave Cleveland over the Pennsylvania
Railroad for *JPashtngtOn on the morning of Feb?
ruary Wk. HS will BS accompanied by tils famllj*.
KYLE ELECTED 8EXATOE AQAIN,
'IfOSKN HT THK UPUS-ICAX! AND A .'KW
POpfT-igfl in Tin-: sm th DAKOTA
i.i: ;m'.ati mi:.
PlalTS, S D., fsi IA Janus ll. Kyle was to-day
dened I'lillfd Stales Senator by the solid Hepiib
Ican vote and a few Populists who stayed by him.
dost of the Populists deserted him, but enough
emalned to sive him the required number to elect
TIIE FIGURES TELL LITTLE.
A MASS OF DOCl'MENTS HANDED TO MR.
LEXOW BY Sl'GAR AXD RUBBER
THEY GIVE LITTLE I.VFOUMATIOV. HOWEVBE,
AIIOL'T THE OKCANI7.ATIO.V OF THE COM?
PANIES THE l-.KI) OF TRt ST OF THE
SL'.JAlt COMIIINATION AND THE
PATA FOR THE SIMMONS COM
mitt:e hkport om the t,
In lils examination yesterday of Charles R.
Flint, the treasurer of the fnlterj states Rub?
ier I ompany. Senator Lexow, the chairman of
the Joint legislative Committee that for eight
days has been investigating trusts m general
and th.* Sugar and Rubher Trusts in particular,
apparently sought to shoav that rather than econ?
omy of manufacture being the purpose of the In?
dustrial consolidations, as the avltnesses have
consistently asserted, the real object of the pro?
moters sras to ir.co,M,?ate a number ?f ,?Mcerns
va ith an Inflated ..ipr.al.zat lon. and subsequently
unload water.,! stock upon the Investing public.
Mr. Flint, of course, would not ac,,?lesce m the
suggestion, but he admltt.,1 that a substantial
-lenient in lixing the corporative capitals of com?
ban;, s was the facility with Which stock could
bs disposed of if ne.essary. Although he con
tended that the Rubher Trust was not formed
with that purpose j? vl.-w. v?t jt m p,|rlte(
ftoni him that out of a capital stock of nearly
SAn.tani.tnH,, tho members of the Kxe, utivo Com?
mittee, which comprises |? thr mn,n thf. Prnini*t
ers and oflloials of the Trust, now hold about
siO.ttHi.iHH, ut slock. I, was asiertamed al.o
ihat something Ilk.* ..*".?<i.ika.,uki of the Trust's
capital is represented j? tbs quality known as
At one time yesterday lt seemed .,s If both
t'. Buger Tru.-i an.l the Rubber Trust had sur
rendered to the denianoj of th.* committee for
thc product), n of their boons and Ottm perti?
nent documents relating t<, their organization,
despite the claim tnat has leen made by each
ihat, being incorp.irated under the laavs of New
Jereey, they were beyond tbe JurVdition of thia
Btate. Senator Lexow has asked many "*e*aj*
Uona bearing upon tne proportion of aharta
given to each of thc subsidiary companies em
brsced in the two trusts, in order to as. ertaln
thc basis of valuation upor. which the distribu?
tion was made. ii?t while i.oth compaajJss r*m*
terday handed over a mass of books and docu?
ments the real relevant matter at Issue was
not to be found among them. According to Mr.
Haa .-meyer these details o' the Sugar Trust's
proportionate capitalization were only contained
in lull in its deed of trust, and with a show of
temper he denied that ba knew aught of its
Whereabouts, and decleraatl anyway that lt
ought to have been destroyed long ago; that it
had been the source of much trouble to the
Sugar Trust. Then in th. oise of the Rubber
Company, Mr. Flint produced the Simmons Com
mitte-' report, rr.mmer.dlng the purchase of
various companies for a rund sum; but the
data upon whl. I this report was founded were
not forthcoming so that despite the apparent
conformity with the Instructions of the commit?
tee, that body was little better off than before.
For a brief period in the afternoon session the
Wall Paper Trust was the subject of Inquiry.
Th'* investigation will be continued to-day.
MOUE FENCING RY* THE WITNESSES?
THK QIKSTION OF WATERED STOCK HI3
Ct"ME?*-THE VALUE OE 0OOD-W1LL
I.V A Ci iMHLVATlO.V -DETAILS
OE THE HEAEINO
As soon ns Senator Lexow had taken his rent yes?
terday morning h.-called fer II. (?. Hsvesssyer to
tak" the stand r,.ir? again. He was. however, not
present, bul .lohn E. Parsons, tha Sugar Trust's
I. gil representative, explained that Mr. rlsrSBMySff
was attending afr, flt. John's funeral, but would be
al the learing late- In the day
I. maa be recalled that on Monday last Mr. Hiva
nieyer, In response to Senator LeseWs regnant for
the production cf certain books and documents,
promised to lay th.- metter before tbe BHajar Trust
din "tors si th.lr usual Wednesday meeting. Their
decision he pra-mlaed to lay before the .?ommlttee
yesterday morning In Mt. tuveaaeyerj absence
Mr, Persons Informed lbs commlttte thal Its ra
Hue+lti for certain data bad been duly considered
I... the dlrecto*fl of tbe Sok.-.i Trust ..n VPfldnisday.
Mr. Parsons reieted thal 'be Hoard bad ndopfd a
merion luihorlzlnx him IO give tbs ?ommlttee such
Information as it deaired, which confirm-d a atete
?i.-ii of the amount of lases paid la New-york
Utale Btatlstlca regarding labor and a certified
ropy nf the minutes of the Hoard arben the trust
a/as decided upon, and showing parti,"Ulara of pur
ehascfl authorieed by Ifs directors from time to
time M" Parsons banded to the chairman all this
inf, rmatlon, with tl..* exception of th* labor statis?
tics, which, h.* said, w.re being prepared and would
i,,. ipi eddy forthcoming.
Charles R. flint th.* tr..'.surer of the i'nlted
stare- Rubber Company, was alas mceJtei and
asked if he bad broiiKht with him tie laker table*
Baked for cn the pr.dina; day, lOK-ther with the
much-dlscussed Simmons r. port. Mr. Flint had tha
forma r, and tb.* report, h.* said, he had sent for.
?uni that if would bs In the possession of the com?
mittee in the course of the day. After questionlm
Mr Pilot B? s"m" "?"agth upon the closing down Of
ihe Brooklyn lt-1bbSf Company, which had been
., .Hired by the treat, Mr. Lexow took up the mat?
ter of prices paid to labor by the Cnlte.i Slates
Rubber company. Hr. Flint prodo-ed figure* to
.how the -ompatlson of w.ig-s paid by the trust
:?.,. a competing manufacturer, th" S.-tnuket Rub
Ler Company. Mr. Lexow was somcwhnt curious
io learn why this partl-ular concern had hean
taken hy the witness for the purposes of compar
I',?, mil M.ua-ht to dlrcover whether the factory
lu, I not an agreement with the trust regulating the
,,ri , i lt paid for labor and charged for its prod
,?. < Mr Flint denied that any BSWh agreement
cxlated or that one was contemplated. He ndmlt
,,.,, however, that tbs Sctauket factory was closed
I,,,' as-*erted that lt was only temporarily closed
tor 'V. purpose of ie, airs. Mr. Film then read ths
Bfurafl carding tra pttCOS paid for labor by the
Inited States company In comparison with those
- ,id by the Serauket Company. The tables were as
L'BllS-l Stat.**. .?at?'ik*t.
Fer pair. par i>*lr.
Hilpara . j ??-? - -.
'rnqtiata . BS, Ht
rii'di* sllppar* . ?" *r *\e.
V*r yx-relx V-r weak.
?U| m<*n . BjaSloltJaSJ BJ BS ro ic, 00
? Par day Par day.
'..Un.l-r man .lt JJ to ?:t ??? tl ? to $1 *0
hinman . Ifit* lg JJ ,A 2?
?aakiisa ro.,m . 1 ff I ? IIS ..Mo SO
!,,\s and alrla . Hts I SJ BO
"Vow. how do you explain the fact thnt ihe Se
auket factory ls closed, although lt employs labor
!1 p. r cent . heapar than you?"
"The factory ls not closed If you will call st ths
Bases vou will find lt ls still nctlve In tht market
ind selling goods "
"How is lt that the Setauket factory cannot com
te-ts with the I'nltel States Rubber Company, el
hough lt pays i*. per ????lit lass for Its '.abor.'"
CLAIMS MAUI' HY THU WITNKSS.
"Well. We chlm thnl we get more value out of
mr wagc-earn.rs than (hey do, althouKh we pay
h?*m 2T. p.*r cent more. We have also more iahor
aving appliances and more im onomy In produc?
"Why ls lt, when you Increased your facilities ss
ir as plants were concerned, you did not go toa
tlBuM like Hi'tauket, Braters lalaor aaa 25 per cent
"We thoiurht lt hes to Increase the plants at our
ir?;er factories. Furlhernu.re. our specialty la ths
iroaluctlon of high-grade kooiIs."
Senator l.exow smiled ut the reply "Mr Flint,
ie huve heard that st,item.-nt often," he aald.'
Pray, don't advertise your gouda any more.
"What wan the average price of labor In issi, as
on-pared with the last six months?"
"I am Informed that the rate of wages ta the
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