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THE rXITED STATES AND ITS SEW POSSESSIONS. V STATED BY THE SENATE COM- , K ,,vrrERTO RICO IX RE TORTING ITS BILL. "—The Senate Committee Washington. Feu. » Puerto Rico to-day com cn F ac:nc Islands ana ru pro , ifiing a form ' a ;-"-';; -"-' ;: V island of Puerto Rico. of government for .ii essential particulars the The Mil stands «»»u b y the committee at its same aa it «*• - = - The rate of duty pro S^Sf^ from Puerto Rico to " ' ite< and for articles taken from -■;£« to Puerto Rico is 25 per cent S •"c" c irscgiey law rates. POSES of THE BILL. s a . or Foraker, the chairman of the com &,,j.<l>.o< *• -.nort wh'ch has been adopt £.;.:,., P«P*TS •tee and will be submitted with Sgg5?^SSS« Monday. The report SeUTB? sshmbk of the hill is to provide a tern- The Purple of the : for Puerto Rico, to con porary civil er^-^ ul . ordinance* now in tinse . unJ i' tafdeante revised and codified force In that is-and can — of government be b/a P pointed by tfc-: President. C onrM<=sion of this charac- Th * ae Sen wvf n C rS considered that the ter is bh^"^JSSm and codes of proced lT-S SfwWS the political conditions sen- Ir,.* r£ exf^'in- in P" erto RICO are so S£fv d^-e-t f om ours as to make it impos- Vml v cic =uch work intelligently and com pime tc no .ui-.i -v-at wider and more ac pr*hensive!y •* can be obtained only by SSS.SSSB .-,.,« the whole situa tiCn^u£ Se^eSStfOT now under co 2? idesa"e s a " t£f 5^ «n»end-d "to stand only temporarily, the tion i» ~i ; e :'?; a l " ht to limit it to only such commute < t^f^ and conditions as ap- Mrv quickly to achieve purposes that arf thSt toV^ss|ntial to the peace and P 'iSrtrSr obe0 be island. propositions are: - positions are: FW^ro substitute a civil for a military gov elcScnd— To accord to the native Puerto Ricans »*^nuch participation therein as it may be for fho he«t interests of al! concerned to give them. Tlrird-fo avoid as far as possible radical changes in the laws, courts and codes of pro e^u'-e m 4 yet make such modifications and ■tterattacs as are necessary to dispense with the m'wt objectionable features of Spanish gov enanent and judicial administration. Fourth— To provide a legislative authority that can deal with all domestic subjects of legis- Fiftn— To extend the navigation laws of the bolted States to the island, and enact such tarii internal venue and other provisions as are necessary to. afford a revenue for the sup port of the government and to meet the expenses of such public instruction and public improve ments as shoeld be undertaken, and in this behalf authorize, to a limited extent, the rais ing of tur,2s by issuing municipal and insular bends ir. anticipation of revenues. Sixth— To retire Puerto Rican coins now in cir culation and substitute coins of the United States therefor. - Seventh— To authorize and regulate the grant teg cf public a.r.d quasi-public, franchises. SO EXTENSION OF CONSTITUTION. The questions that gave the committee most concern were, first, as to whether or not the Constitution should be extended to Puerto Rico; &n£ in the second place, what provision should be made Its respect to tariff duties and in ternal revenue -X«-9. Here are cited acts of Congress with relation to the establishment of territorial governments in Louisiana. Mississippi and other Territories. £n<l the report continues: There was no extension of the Constitution of the United States or of the laws of the United F-ates locally applicable in any of these cases. The cast? of Louisiana there was no par : the local government allowed to the • Territory. All the officials, includ re authority, as well as the re appointed by the ied In detail to»thie legislation =■) to show that there is • r not extending the pro siitution to territory of the b Congress may be called That It «a within the con - ■ f Congress either to extend or w: •constitution in all cases it may ■ ill apear from the authorities In support of the proposition >s has constitutional power to legis late i. the provisions of this bill with ■ -s. to which provisions at t^niior. 3 lied TEE OBJECTIONS TO FREE TRADE. The bill, m introduced, provided for free trade between the United States and Puerto Rico. This proposition was objected to on various grounds. It was urged that First— lt was in violation of the policy of pro tection. Second— lt was inimical to the interests of the United States, with which Puerto Rican products would come into competition. Third— lt would be a precedent that would have to be followed in other cases that might hereafter arise, where the competition resulting rrjght be "ill more injurious to American in terests. These wert. at ..ast. the principal objections ttreed before the committee. The committee carefully considered all of them, with the re eult that they do not regard the objections as well taken. After citing the productions of Puerto Rico, the report ays: So far as the objection is concerned that what is done with respect to Puerto Rico will be a precedent that mast be followed in dealing with the Philippines and other islands we may ac quire, the committee think it enough to say that such a result need net necessarily follow. In tne op:r.ion of the committee, each case stands or its own merits, and Congress is not bound in one tof what it may sw fit to do in another. Its pewer is plenary, and it may do as it likes. It was a<?cided. however, to impose the duty ar.d provide for a duty on goods entering Puerto PJco so as to provide revenues for the island. Further, the report says: 1 _I h ti COT^ n "' itU '" rec °rai=e that in not extend- BSSi«S a S! Dii and making it apply to 5J™ °' and "PeciaUy by the provisions SSUSSSI in :his bil: with respect to tariff y tee im Portant questions as to the ! -^;;:, J>ia J.W«>r cf Congress to enact such 2mXT?£: Notu ' itn *tandJng all that has been £*?«« n' c % tmy. a majority of the commit r 4-f,T ,\ \ h °P ini °n that Congress has such iWT^f: nn u l theu &nt Mary to do more £>on whf r C ?K tha £ f] mply indicate the grounds Mx>n vi hjch they hold that opinion. POWER TO ACQUIRE TERRITORY. .. ?^ f()r the majority of the committee, it "Wilcngerigpen to /question that the United ♦ Can eat ] | any kj nc j | of food S ♦ since she left off coffee j ♦ and uses * Post urn Food \ I Coffee. j <%£ "ZJt^i dull , aca <^<*c* and dizziness totnr,' h lo <«e«*tion. until i difecovered the &°;^ £*»«* and this wan proven by CficSf ?L C 5F«* ■ :.* taking Post urn Food Uoa havJ JSJ S .di2,zlll. di2 , zlll^ 8 - headache and indiges g™j ~ T * «**re!7 disappeared. O ii > £ .. r r t tier? er - Km Burlingrame. Kenilworth. Sd lliitJZ!? RuftVrer from stomach trouble ; J-° :r- iocs ' lon for many years. She had to J Vt 4i f )' c «? reatr *cted diet, until during the S5S?52?f JSJ c up coffee . and b<? * an using ».aai i-ood Coffee every day. it i 8i 8 nO w ade the change and *ot tad.??:*, improved «he can eat nearly It ii evidence to u« that the Food rv£ If trouble and that the Poatura Ks*i .fa* t he!psd to bul!d h * r back into State* has complete sovereign power to acquire territory: that it Is the political equal In that respect or any other Government. It may acquire territory by discovery, by con quest or by treaty. If It acquire territory In any of these ways It follows as a necessary consequence that it has a right to govern such territory and the Inhabitants thereof, and it also follows that the government bo to be established by it must be such as meets the requirements of the case. If we should acquire territory populated by an intelligent, capable and law abiding people, to whom the right of self-government could be safely conceded, we might at once with pro priety, and certainly within the scope of our constitutional power, incorporate that territory and people Into the Union as an integral part of our territory, and by making them a State, as a constituent part of the United States, and ex tend to them at once the Constitution and laws of the United States, but if the territory should be inhabited by a people of wholly different character, illiterate and unacquainted with our institutions and incapable of exercising the rights and privileges guaranteed by the Consti tution to the States of the Union, it would be competent for Congress to withhold from such people the operation of the Constitution and the laws of the United States, and, continuing to hold the territory as a mere possession of the United States, to govern the people thereof as their situation and the necessities of their case might seem to require. CITIZENSHIP AT DISCRETION. With respect to citizenship, the report says: It is within our discretion to make the in habitants of Puerto Rico citizens of the United States or not. so it is within the power and dis cretion of the Congress to mak° the inhabitants of the Philippines and other islands we may ar ouire citizeijp or withhold that quality from them. It is also within the power of Congress •o regulate and restrict and prohibit, if thought advisable, the passing: of the inhabitants of the Philippines or other islands from their country into ours, or to prevent the products of their labor from coming into unjust competition with the lannr of this country. With respect to this whole matter Congress has now, since an nexation, and will continue to have complete and unquestioned power to legislate as it may see fit, and hence continue to afford the same protection heretofore given in all these particu lars. It wi'.l be simply a question of policy here after in each case as it may rise, as it is now and has been heretofore. Senators Gallinger and Perkins, of the com mittee, while assenting to the chief features of the report, are against any proposition for free trade with the island. They assert that if Puerto Ricr was an integral part of the United States no tariff different from that which ap plies to the United States could be maintained. They also believe that some interests of the United States would suffer from free trade with the island, and revert to the cheap labor and other conditions with which the United States could not compete. RANK PERJURY CONFESSED REMARKABLE STORIES TOLD BT WIT NESSES FOR SENATOR CLARK. [BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TBIBUXE.] Washington, Feb. 3. — Wonders in the way of candid and original witness bearing never cease in the committee room at the Capitol, where William A. Clark's title to a seat from Montana in the United States Senate is under more than microscopic examination. The witnesses for the defence, who have just begun to appear in force, seem to be as cheerful and variegated a lot of political soldiers of fortune as were the retailers of scandal put forward by the prosecution to substantiate Senator Clark's complicity in numerous whispered attempts at vote buying. The prize witness produced to-day was one X T. Wright, who testified that an affidavit previously signed by him was a cl?ar piece of perjury, for which he was paid by Mr. Clark's political opponents. Another Ingenious affidavit man named Hill was afterward put on the stand, and proceeded to overwhelm the committee with so detailed a story of his falsehoods and ras calities that at the end Senator Hoar justly re marked that Hill cou'.d ''scarcely be treated as a source of testimony by any human being." So far the investigation seems to have de veloped practically nothing but the illimitable depravity of Helena politics. Hill and Wright were railed by the defence, although they had come to Washington at the instance of the prosecution. Both testified Vhat they had been engaged to make affldav\ts against Mr. Clark, that they were paid for them, and that the affidavits were false. Both had been :n Helena during the session of the Legis lature as Mr. "lark's friends, and said their ex penses had been paid there. Hill declared that Campbell and Whiteside had assisted him in dictating his affidavit, and that they knew the statements in it to be false. They testified that several Mil lie mi n. including themselves, had agreed, after giving their affidavits, not to testify in the Wellcome disbarment case until they got $1,000 each, but Hill said that Camp bell had told him he would not dare pay him before he went on the stand, because of the use Clark would make of the faot if he bf^atne ac quai-ted with it. Hill said that from his con versation with Campbell and Whiteside he was satisfied that Marcus Daly was putting up the money for the prosecution. Whiteside had told him that their funds were not limited, and had said: "We have no specific amount, but Marcus Daly never limits us." Mr. Campbell made a statement contradicting the assertions of Hill, and also the statements made by Lyons yesterday. Other witnesses of the day were "Barney" Shanahan, of Butte. and John Burns, of Helena, who were put on by the defence to contradict the statement of State Representative Normoyle to the effect that they had approached him with the suggestion that he could get (10.000 for a vote for Mr. Clark for the Senate. The two wit n^sses agreed that Normoyle had made advances to them, indicating that he would like to get some money for his vote. SHEPARD OX CHARTER REVIEWS. HE DECLARES THAT LOCAL LEGISLATORS SHOULD HAVE MORE POWER. Edward M. Shepard made a speech on charter revision last evening before the Citizens Union Club of the IXth Assembly District, at Mo. 356 West Twenty-second-st. He declared that the city char ter had been framed so as to make the city de pendent upon legislation at Albany. Referring to the numerous bills now pending in the Legislature to amend the charter, he declared that the Mu nicipal Assembly was competent to deal with them if the local legislators had been trusted by the framers of the charter. Then he said: In all large American cities the Board of Alder men has blen a contemptible body Last year's Board In this ci'y was no worse than any other. Th* Charter Commission knew what boards of Aldermen are, and prevented any large power going io that body. The constitution of the body as it stands wai» a blunder and a wrong. The legislative body should be made up of men with functions of importance in some other direc tion It should be a legislative body, with all the Dresent appearance of power of the local Assembly and of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment. It might be composed of nine or eleven men; the Mayor the roller, the Corporation Counsel, the President of the Board of Taxes and Assessment The presidents of the boroughs. The result would give the city as good a government as the dominant •"f^W^SS&'SrIW revision to be appointed by the Governor will give us a short rK and then let the Municipal Lecture alter and vary the ordinances and regulation* In the present charter as they please "'lthout any ref erent to Albany. Let the city >■ -id.- all questions of salaries, and have no appeal to Albany to alter them. Declare the policy of the State to be no ap peal to Albany except on organic questions. Let the Mayor have th.- same power over his heads of departments that the President of the Lni ted States has over his appointees, power to dismiss them at any time and not only for the first fix months of r ' N<!w n for the cheek* on the power 1 would sire the local legislators. They should be simple and con sist of public hearings on all matters of moment, and have resolutions or laws pa."=f"><l twice or even three times to assure proper deliberation. THE FOURTEENTH REGIMENT REVIEWED. Controller Bird B. Cotar reviewed the 14th Regi ment at the armory, in El«htin-ave., last night. Colonel Bertram T. Clayton was In command. In honor of Colonel Clayton, who is now a Congress man, the Brooklyn Congress delegation f »'« present at the review. Colonel Jacob Kupp^rt and Colonel Morris, of Manhattan were also present - A small dinner was given by the officers to their |UMU alter lilt review* JsEW-YOHK DAILY TBrBUOT. SUNDAY. FEBRUARY 4. 1900. QUIGG VISITS ROOSEVELT. VARIOUS SFRMISES UPON THE OBJECT OF HIS CALL. Albany. Feb. 3 Lemuel E. Quigff. president of the Republican County Committee of New- York, made his first visit here this year to-day. Why he has not been here before i» not disclosed, although It is not believed he was deterred from coming to Albany by the pub lication of the statement, palpably Inspired by a political rival within the Republican party, that he has no authority while in Albany to speak for "the orga izaticn" upon bills affecting cor porations. There wu no suspicion here to-day that Mr. Quigg-s visit to Albany had the slightest con nection with the loss by Louis F. Payn of the office of Superintendent of the Insurance De partment. Mr. Qulgg does not think highly of Mr. Payn, but although political warfare is harsh, he would hardly think th-s week an ap propriate time to say much about Governor Roosevelt's action. Once Mr. Quigg sounded Governor Roosevelt as to his willingness to accept the Republican nomination for Governor. Politicians therefore say they suspect that he may have come here now to say something to Governor Roosevelt about the nomination for Vice-President. Before Mr Quigg arrived in Albany the Gov ernor expressed his sentiments about a measure in which all the transportation companies in Kew-Tark are interested— the bill of the Rapid Transit Commission depriving the Municipal Assembly of any right over the issue of bonds by New-York toward the construction of a rapid transit road. The Governor said: I see certain statements published containing arguments against the Ra->id Transit bill. I want to point out the obvious truth that no credit whatsoever is due any statement which the maker fears to make before either the city or the State authorities at the session held for the express purpose of listening to such state ments. The bill is not before me. I am told It will reach me on Tuesday. Accordingly, on Thursday at 11:30 o'clock in the morning I shall have an open hearing on it, and shall request the attendance of representatives of Controller Co.er and of the Rapid Transit Commissioners, and I now give public notice of the hearing, so that if there is anything to be said against the bill it can then be said. The Governor also said that Assemblyman Gherard! Davis and Judge Lincoln, his law ad viser, had been examining the measure, and could not discover anything evil in it. It is. of course, possible that Mr. Quigg, in the interest of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company, may ha v e pointed out something in jurious to that company in the Rapid Transit bill, but If so the fact has not ye: become known. MR. COLER OX SALARIES. A STATEMENT REGARDING INCREASES IN CITY DEPARTMENTS. Controller Coler at his home in Brooklyn last evening ga/e out a statement regarding the in creases in salaries of officials and employes of the city government. . His statement was based on an investigation which had been made by his subordinates in the Finance Department, and was Intended as a correction of the reports that the increases of salaries and wages from last year amount to more than $6,000,000. The Controller says "The City Record" of 1899 did not contain the names of many persons employed in .the departments, whose salaries were chargeable to other than budget appropriations. His statement is as follows: Expenses for salaries and wages payable out of the budget appropriations are limited to the appro priations therefor, and the main items of Increase are to be found in the following appropriations: Eoard of Education, salaries $1,776.942 00 Police Department, salaries 123,83200 Fire Department, nalanes Zll.iiM 87 Pubttc Charities '.. ! "S.ISS 00 and in the labor payrolls of the Department of Street Cleaning and other departments determi nnble only from an examination of the payrolls, as the appropriations in lump sum cover supplies, etc.. as well as wages. In the statement published In "The City Record" there have been grouped salaries and wages not paid out of budget account, but chargeable, some to the street improvement funds, assessable upon property benefited, others to water revenues, others to bridge revenues, those payable out of the last two funds amounting to nearly $1,000,000. They should not. therefore, be included, as has been done, in public statements purporting to show a percentage of Increase In budget salaries. It will be noted that the budget of 1900 contains appropriations amounting to 12.741.109 5." less than that of 1899. notwithstanding the fact that there were certain large inor«»as«"». as follows: Increase. State lam |1^25».82S 82 Interest on city oem, etc 278,766 21 Board of Education 1,76rt,!M2 00 Charitable institutions 1.072.237 40 Police Department, all purposes l'«-» 006 53 Street Cleaning . . 483.483 J*i Fire Department 887,012 37 In the matter of charitable institutions it will be noted that about the sum of J1.200,000. which was formerly paid out of excise moneys, was placed in the budget for 1900. It will also be remembered that the budget of 1893 contained an item of .175,850 88 for redemption of the special revenue bonds issued to provide for deficiencies in the 1398 tax levies of the several municipal and public corporations consolidate', with the city of New-York on January 1, 1898. Eliminat : ing that item for the purpose of a fair basis of comparison of the 1900 budget with that of 189$. the amount appropriated in the 1900 budget for re demption of bonds would represent an Increase of 13, 068, 862 <• over the normal amount covered by the 1899 budget. A careful examination of the budget of 1000. as compared with that of 1899, shows the following in creases and decreases in salaries chargeable to th« appropriations covered therein other than those for labor provided for in other than salary appropria tions: INCREASES. Law Department $20,01)000 Department of Sewers 3,480 25 Department of Public Buildings, ' Lighting and Supplies 04,000 00 Department of Water Supply 3,933 .'>'> Department of Public Chanties 7S,2f>f* 00 Department of i'orret-tlr>n 10,41000 Department of Police 125,832 ■ "' Department of Street Cleaning 8.385 14 Department of Fire 211,966 87 Department of Buildings 17.560 00 Department of Taxe« and Assessments 6,250 00 Board of Assessors 6.000 00 Board of Education 1,776,94200 Register. New-York County 10.000 00 District-Attorney, New-York 16.540 00 Commissioner of Jurors. New-York 1.000 00 National Guard 2,190 00 Register, Ktr.srs County 80,000 00 Judiciary 6,700 00 County Clerk, Kines County 20.500 00 Commissioner of Records, Kings County 50000 National Guarti. Kinss County '. 8.fi57 .">O Commissioner of Jurors, Richmond County... 4,200 00 Total $2,415.6." 20 DECEASES. Department of Finance JW 00 Department of Highways 10.820 00 Department of Health 12.5&3 '»> Commissioner of Accounts 4,000 00 Municipal Civil Service 10.000 00 City Magistrates. First Division 3.000 00 ! Suprem* Court. First Department... 18.700 00 i District Attorney. Kings County 200 00 69.300 00 Increase $2.5M358 36 ; M. CAMBON AT THE WHITE HOUSE. HE AND THE PRESIDENT EXPRESS HOPE THAT THE FRANCO-AMERICAN TREATY WILL BE RATIFIED. Washington. Feb. — Ambassador Cambon of France, accompanied by M. Thlebaut. First Secre tary of the French Embassy, was received by the President at the White House to-day, and a pleas ont exchange of greetings occurred over the Am bassador's return after an extended rtay In Europe. M. Cambon said that his stay had been prolonged by a desire to advance the Interests of the Franco- American 'reaty which Is now pending In the French parliament and In the United States Senate, and he expresued the hope that the measure would be approved in Parts as well as in Washington. The President reciprocated these expressions, and remarked tJ if he »•»* personally desirous that the treaty should be ratified. The rest of the meeting was devoted to social conversation, as the Ambassador does not come back with any missions of special importance be yond thoae relating to the treaty. DEWEY TO VISIT XASHYILLE. Nashville, Term., Feb. 3 (Special).— The Chamber of Commerce was to-day informed of the accept ance by Admiral Dewey of the Invitation given him by that body to attend and participate in the ex - ,,|.g r upon the presentation to the city of the run that fired the first shot In the war with Spain. This fun was on the gunboat Nashville. 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Washington, Feb. 3.— The President has amended Civil Service Rule No. 11 by adding to Section 4 the following proviso And provided farther, that nothing contained In this rule or in any regulation made in pursuance thereof shall be so construed as to prevent an ap pointing officer, in his .liscretlon. from promoting a person who served in the military or naval service of the United Sratfs in the late War of the Re bellion, or in the Spanish-American War. and who was honorably discharged therefrom, who has been reinstated in th^ service to a grade or position be low that from which he was separated to a grade or position no higher than that from which he was separated. Th*- particular case which brought about this amendment was that of a $1,600 clerk who enlisted In the Army in the war with Spain, and upon his discharge aske-i for reinstatement under the rota which permits the reinstatement of soldiers with out limitation as to the time he was separated from the service. It happened that the only vacancy in his branch of the service at the time he mad* ap plication was th-it of assistant messenger, at $72^ a year. Being in great need, the soldier accepted this place, on the promise that he should r« promotion to a higher graie as soon as a vacancy occurred In the following week he was m for promotion, ar.d the CrrU Service Comrnlssion was informed of the fact, when it was found that under the rules of the Commission he could not be •-1 until he had served two years as assist ant messenger, and then only on condition That he pass th<- regular clerks' examination. The matt«r was brought to the ntientton of the President, with the result that the rule was Immediately amended, as stated. RUMORS ABOUT CARXEGIE COMPANY. R*»ORTS THAT SCHWAB AXD PEAPOCK WILL FOLLOW FRICK. When H. C. Frick retired ac chairman of the Carneerle Bteel Comoanv It was Intimated that other changes would be made In the administrative departments of the company. It was said that A. R. Peacock, first vice-president and general sales agent of the company, had entered Into certain contracts and obligated the oomoany in certain ways which hod not met with Mr. carn»gle'B ap proval, and that he would retire. There was a rumor yesterday that Charlea M. Schwab, presi dent, who. next to Mr. Frick. was the most In fluential officer of the Carnegie company, would sslsn. An effort was made to get Andrew Carnegie to discuss the matter yesterday, but Mr. Carnegie would not talk. From i.n authoritative source, however, It was learned that no changes tn '.he management of the Carnegie company are con lemplateij just at present. The announcement made here yesterday that H. C. Frick had decided to buy trie plant of the Maryland Steel Company, at Si'firrow Point, was not generally credited. It was nald. however, that If Mr. Frick did get control of this plant he would possibly try to Induce Mr. Schwab Mr. Peacock and his other associates in the Carnegie company to Interest themselves in his new enterprise, but this was put down as purely speculative. SCHWAB SAYS HE IB NOT TO RZBIGN. Pittshnrg. Feb 3. -C M. Schwab, president of the fl Mill St«>e! i ompany, positively denies the truth of the report that he had resigned or is about to ps> Bign his place in the company Beyond the m-r^ denial he had nothing further to say The re port seems to have gained wide circulation through dispatches from New -York. STRIKE ENDED AT CRAMPS' SHIPYARD. Philadelphia. Feb. 3.— lt was announced at Cramps" shipyard this afternoon that the strike which has been in progress since last August was officially declared OS to-day by the representative of the ■I i Him ■ His Own Physician Ordered It. Nra/ York, Nov. ij, rSgg. ' To hem It May Concern: I mm* all run down in health and spirits, from ever ■work on. the Exchange floor. / developed nervous neu ralgia and also suffered from an acute attack of rheumatism. Of course, I had careful medical attendance, but -while convalescing mx Mi physician himself ordered me to take Swamp-Root to build up my nervous system, and put my kidneys in shape. It helped me more than any curative or tonic I ever used and now I always keep it in my medicine chest. With, best wishes for sufferers. Dictated, J. R. WHITXEY AXD THE SAGE STOCK. SAYS HE DID NOT BUT THE ANDREWS ES TATE STANDARD GAS HOLDINGS. William C. Whitney yesterday confirmed the rtatement made on Friday night by Dwight Bra man that the latter had acf-d for him in the pur chase of Russell Sage's Standard Gas holdings. Mr. Whitney said' The purchase by me. through Mr. Braman. of Mr. Sage's Standard Gas stack is of small signifi cance. I did not buy the Andrews stock. Decem ber 23 was a bargain day. and I with persons asso ciated with me in electric light interests, holding gas stocks as well, added this purchase to our other holdings. We owned some Standard Gas stock at the time, and simply increased our hold inps. as it became evident that the Consolidated Gas Company, by the purchase of the Westing house electric plant In New- York. Intended to go Into the electric light business. We are protecting our Interests. That is the whole story. This statement by Mr. Whitney may be regarded as throwing new light upon the reasons for the alliance recently entered into between the Whitney syndicate and the Standard Oil interests, as shown by the announcement of the virtual merger ar ranged between the New-York Gas and Electric Light. Heat and Power Company, controlled by the syndicate, and the Consolidated Gas Company, in th« management of whi.-n the Standard Oil in fluence predominates. When the merger was first announced it was rumored that Mr Whitney and his associates had been hard hit in the stock mar ket decline, and had been forced to let their gas and electric company go. It appears now, how ever that the transaction was by no means so one-sided as was reported a menth or so ago. and that Mr. Whitney and his friends, in the purchase of Mr. Sage's gas stock, were making a counter move to the action of the Consolidated Gas Com pany in entering the electric light field. Mr. Sage's holdings of Standard Gas Light stock were comparatively small. It is true — 5.(3*51 shares out of the 93.000— he was president of the com pany, and the moral effect of his selling his stock was great, It being at once assumed by Wall Street -a belief which has prevailed ever since— that control of the Standard Gas Light Company must inevitably ?oon pass to the Consolidated Gas Com pany. So Mr. Whitney and his associates, having acquired this important interest in the Standard Gas LlKht Company, and owning: the bis; New- York Gas and Electric Light. Heat and Power Company, Joined forces with the Consolidated Gas Company. While Mr. Whitney denies that be was the pur caser of the Wallace C. Andrews estate's 12.800 shares of Standard Gas Light stock, it is well understood that the sale of that block was made to some Interest friendly to the Consolidated Gas Company. It was announced several days afro by the Protective Committee of Stockholders of the Standard Gas Light Company that a majority of the stock had assented to their pooling plan, but It is known that this stock may be purchased by the Consolidated Gas Light Company at a price deemed fair by the Protective Committee That committee has Just sent to the stockholders a circular, asking them to deposit their stock with the Mercantile Trust Company on or before Febru ary 10, the deposits to be based on an agreement which the committee has arranged, providing that holders may leave their stock in trust and receive therefor the Mercantile Trust Company's nego tiable receipts. These receipts will permit free sales of the hold ings they represent, but by the terms of the agree ment the voting power of the stock will remain In the hands of the Protective Committee. VE\EZFELA'S WAR TAXES. THREE N*rw TARIFFS IN BIX MONTHS-SOMB IX f'REASES OVER So PER CENT. Washington. Feb I— L'nlted States Consul Ooid schmMt. at lal Ouayra. reports to the State De partment that the Venezuelan Government has im posed a series of additional import taxes, under Urn name of war taxes, wolch are •aoesstva. VfcMr How to Find Out it You Need Swamp-Rcct. ' It used to be considered that only urinary and bladder troubles wmm to be traced to t!ie kid neys, but do™- modern science pror<?3 that nearly all diseases have their beginning in the disorder of these mest important .'ana. Th*» kidneys niter an.! purify the blood— that is their work. So hen your kidneys are weak or oat of order you can mrierstaod how quickly your •»• tire body Is affected, and hoir every organ seems seems to fail to do it 3 duty. If you are sick or "feel badly," betrln taking the famous new discovery. Dr. Kilmer's Swamp- Root, because as soon as your kidneys are well they will help all the other ors:an3 to heallh. . 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This book contains many of the thousands upon thousands of testimonial letters received from men and women cured. Swamp-Root Is so remarkably successful that those of our readers who hara not already tried It are advised to -write for a free sample bottle, and to be sure and stats that they read this generous offer In the Wmm York Sunday Tribune. If you are already convinced that Swamp* Root is what you need you can purchase fks> regular fifty-cent and one dollar size bottles at the drug stores. If you are within sound of our call, if n worth coming to our Remnant Sale If not, send in your measurement. Wo will fit you perfectly. Sorts formerly $30.00 to #40.00. now $14.00. Trousers formerly $5.00 to #10.00, now $4.00. Wool and silk lined fancy vestings. for merly $S.OO to $15.00. now $r'. Special sale of high grade blue and black domestic montagnac. wool lined, satin yoke, overcoat to order. * ulster $21.00. Raglan, of gray Moulo cheviot, skeleton $25.00, silk lined $30.00. 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