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Albany. Feb M (Special).— Governor Roose
celt appe*?" t0 ** Irnbu<?<i wltn •• great friendli
ae6S cf disposition whenever he goes "West.
XTpon bit rt-turn from his visit to JCew-Mexlco.
let instance, last <rjmmer. he declared that the
•VCretern States' were aglow for the reaominatlon
c f President McKir.ley. To-day, after looking
4t a campaign button of "McKinley and Wood
raff." in reply to an inquiry In regard to his
PPlnion cf the Lieut?nant-Governor Western
tecr h# said:
I have been very much pleased at the recep
tion Lieutenant-Governor Woodruff has had. and
I thfclc his speeches imirably exrree<M>vj when
j-.. dwells on the unity of the East and the West
—-.he .-ardinal doctrine upon which we should
it" insist.
" Governor Roosevelt, by thus speaking so
*jT-orab!y of Lieutenant-Governor Woodruff, has
jrouse3 a variety of interesting thoughts among
politicians. One is that he is so highly favorable
to Mr. Woodruffs nomination for Vice-Presi
dent because he (the Governor), in case he is re
tcmlr.at* > d. prefers to have some cne else nomi
t».: for Lieutenant-Governor.
That i« am thought expressed by politicians—
which is suif.clently unkind. Another opinion
i- that the Governor hi not at ell confident that
Senator Platt is willing to have him renom
fcated. and thjerefore is seeking to build up sup
port "for himself In different parts of the State.
Since Lieutenant-Governor Woodruff controls
the machinery of the Republican party in
Brooklyn, according to this argument, it would
fee politic for Governor Roosevelt to g!ve to him
euppcrt for the Vice-Presidency.
Governor Roosevelt rather suddenly visited
Buffalo this week. Politicians say he would
hardly have done so unless aware that tb.B
Republicans of Buffalo deeply resented two
months ag:o his action in declining to name
George Clir.tcn for Supreme Court Judge, and
waning Frederick W. Kruse for the office. The
fart may be mentioned that Senator Frank
TV. Kijrgins. of Olean, was the man generally
credited here with having persuaded Governor"
Roosevelt to select Mr. Kruse for Supreme
Court Judge, and that Senator Higgins is
pressed ty his friends for the Republican a*>m
to*::"T. for LJeutenant-Governor.
Governor Roosevelt also gained & great deal ot
strength for himself lately in Onondaga County
ty nanung ex-Senator Francis Hendricks as ,
Superintendent of the Insurance Department.
This la in Central v. -York. In Kings County,
la the southeastern part of the Ptate. by his
enpport of Lieutenant Governor Woodruff for
Vice-President; D the central part of the State
ty his appointment of ex-Senator Hendricks
tzi in the southwestern part of the State, by
iis appointment of Judge Kruse, the Governor
ha* been storing up political strength for him
self against the possible day when Senator Platt
ir.av seek to defeat his canvass for a renomina
tion. The Governor would undoubtedly disavow
esy thought of building up a political machine of
his own independent of that of Senator Platt,
tut politicians say that they think they can see
t design on his part to gain a good many sup
porters for himself within the lines of Senator
Plan's organization.
"Why did cot the Republican State Committee
cay something about Governor Roosevelt's ad-^
registration at ita meeting in New-York?" This
w*s a question asked to-day by a good many
Republican politicians who are intently watch
tig the developments of the coming political
contest in this State. These same politicians
also were speculating about the possible action
cf the P.epublican State Convention, whether It
•would be asked to pass any resolution favoring
Governor Roosevelt's renominatlon, and whether
a resolution would be passed at the convention
Jn support cf Lieutenant Governor Woodruff's
sjmdidaey for Vice-President.
Ex-Gcvernor Frank S. Black and Louis F
Fayn. the jajner Superintendent of the Insur
ance Department, give some indication that they
fctend to be a factor in the deliberations and
idn lili us of the Republican State Convention
■Mrhieh Is to be held in New-York on April IT.
It will be remembered that Mr. Black appoint
ed Cornelias V. Collins, of Troy, as Superin
tsadcot of the State Prisons. A report came
fcere to-day that Mr. Collins, through his depu
ties In charge of the State prisons at Sing 6ing.
Auburn and Dannemora, in the counties of
Cay-u«a, Clinton and Chester, is attempt
ing to secure the election of delegates from
these counties to the Republican State Conven
tion ■rh'j will act with the delegates of Mr.
Black and Mr. Payn from the counties of Co
lumbia and Renseelaer. This may mean simply
that Mr. Black and Mr. Payn are opposed to the
passage of any resolution by the Republican
State Convention favoring the renoolnatlon of
Governor Roosevelt.
Alljeny. Feb. J4 (Special).— the bills which
lave been Introduced by Assemblyman De Graw,
the author of the Coney Island Park bill, 1b one
which has awakened much condemnation. This
sjeasm proposed to establish a gigantic pension
roll of Ity employes. It provides that any per
son who has held an appointive position in the
municipal v»rnmer:t of ar.y city of the first and
«ecor;d - ast- shall be retired with a pension of one
h»ilf pay after thirty years of service.
This measure u-as referred to the Assembly Com
nittee on Cities, of which Mr. De Graw Is a. rncm
ber. While he has opposed all legislation which
eight protect the city of New-York from the Ram
tpo Water mpeny, Mr. De Graw has been earnest
1= asking the committee to report his pension bill.
Albany. Feb. 34 (Special).— Governor Roosevelt
feeis that the Legislature should pass the Charter
Hevlnlon Commission bdl for New-York City, and
lass it In sufficient time before the day of ad-
Jsarnsr.' to permit of Its being passed over
iliyor Van Wyck's veto, if that executive offlcial
■botdd act In that manner upon the measure.
For some mysterious reason the Charter Revision
CotmnissiGn bill has not yet been passed by the Leg
islature. Possialy it is another example of what ap-
J*&rs to be a robust alliance between he leaders
cf the Republican r.tzatlon and the leaders of
Ta.rr.TT'flr-y Halt not to pass anything offensive to
tatt organization, from the R&mapo Water Com
tasx repeal acts down to the smallest bfll reducing
«* sss.-a.-y of a Tammany Hall oQclal.
Albany, Feb. 21. — Governor Roosevelt has ap-
Joisted the following named men, all living In
r following : rr;- . men, ali livir.? :;:
S>>w-Ycrk City and interested in varied mining
t=ter«ts, as delegates to represent the State of
2*<T*-York at the annual meeting of the Interna
ttea! Mining Congress, which wiil be held at Mil
*£t:itet cv June aof this year Edward J. Ber
+te±, John W. Postdate. Isaac Juggenheim. Ros
f*«r W. liaymond. Adolph L-ewinohn, James IS.
•n^ggis. D. Willis James. James D. Hague..
Tnoniis J. Huriev, William Rockefeller and Henry
3L Rogers
bill of Ase«in!jl>'mxn WilJiam A. Trlpp. of
I which proposes to admit the bonds of
the Cticajro, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad and
*!*o those of the Central Railroad of New-Jersey
to isrestxaents fcr savings banks in thU State
*ni t3«-et with even more nmrketl opposition from
*^c savings bank presidents than some of the
■«*er bills which have isa put on the "black
*■*■ t>> the Lankers slnc« the Legislature began
°* work. Under ihe law as It now stands, no
•«»la^> ber;k can Invest in any mortgage bonds of
* railroad ':.:-. »ias not paid. In additlor. to the
*£ter«nt on its bonds. 4 per cent on Its capital
«t«k recuiariy for ten years. Tbe bill of the
f-ti^tbeck «>fc.-rnblymar. ai.owe the bond* to b«
-=*e*tfe<; in it toe raliroad ha* paid "dividends
. '"Tha <a simply more fool legislation." said a well
'sown savings bank president yesterday. In com
f^-^-e en the bill. "Doubtless there will t»* more
fj- it before the Legislature adjourns. We expect
'rp*' * n< * w^en the time come*, wo'li probably be
able tc kill them."
F.'aai T..n Portland Oregorxlan.
#vlsv Is the wire fronted coops of a downtown market
;«£*<= is quite a menagerie, comprising a beautiful
***r cf irrsv fox squirrels, bluejays. pneu*ants.
■■••ts, a young fox ana a pair of big. dingy col
*f/M «*r&sunß. Mo«t people tmvt BS«BJ the gulls
wrjcjj £r*-<iuent the carbor bars at this season, and
wajte t::>-rT!s«-ive» at bumr on bridge draws and the
yf 1 * <;f the houses or steamers, chase a?. fight
**ea oifcrr fi>r straps thrown over from steam
%*>■*■ but If any one wants to «*«: what vicious,
creature a these birds are. let h'.tn throw
vJ?* Lj nu ' lac cage wherft this pair of ruils is
«Pt- *bey seize The flsh like a fla«n, and hold oa
J** .* pair of '^ulUlo^s, each strtvinK to wrest it
»{£? 2«f$ €r ' IFhii^ both express by action* that
*^2i. Jl <iie befc « they will lat go. Throw In
gWy.Wit and before one can say "Jack Rob
&!^L ,? ot 2 2 * b hh * T been swallowed, and each of
sS £ir* Sf " ***** and ts ready to snatch the
iiSsivS til * etter tf ti« Uttxr iSM bees aiow la
" * « vet ci «-'f*t_
Newport News, Va.. Feb. 24 (Special).-The
United States transport McPberson was towed
Into Hampton Roads this morning by the Ja
maica fruit steamship Admiral Sampson. The
disabled vessel is now anchored off Old Point,
and will come here for repairs. The McPherson
.was bound from Santiago to New-York, and
broke her shaft at sea. She was picked up by
the Admiral Sampson and towed to Humpton
Roads. The Sampson continued on her voyage.
Norfolk, Va.. Feb. 24.-The Admiral Sampson
found the big transport drifting helplessly
about at sea, several hundred miles off Charles
ton. The McPherson broke her shaft on Mon
day, and had a severe experience in the storm
of last Wednesday night. The disabled \-essel
passed through two storms, In cne of which
Major Hutchins. commanding the transport,
was thrown down and injured. The crew was
put on quarter rations after the breakdown, as
a precautionary measure, a'though there were
thirty day's rations on board.
The story of the voyage was obtained to
night from ex-Assistant Quartermaster C. E.
Norton and Lieutenant Macklin. Mr. Norton
went to Cuba and Puerto Rico for the purpose
of assisting in the exhuming and shipment to
America of the bodies of soldiers who died in
Cuba and Puerto Rico. He left Gibara, Cuba.
on the ilcPherson on February 17 for the United
When several days out of San Juan the Mc-
Pherson encountered heavy weather, and on
the night of the 21st her main shaft broke and
left her helpless. Distress signals were out each
day, and at night her searchlight was elevated
to the top to get the widest possible range, and
distress signals were constantly made. After
four days the fruit steamer Admiral Sampson,
bound from Jamaica, sighted the McPherson
and took her in tow. In the storm, after great
difficulty, four of the sailors succeeded in lash
ing the propeller so it would not turn and beat
the rudder post. A leg-of-mutton sail was
rigged, and this gave progress enough to permit
Eteering. On Thursday an unknown Ward liner
came along, remained by the McPherson for
three hours, then concluded the latter could get
into port without assistance and steamed away.
Philadelphia, Feb. 24. — The Admiral Sampson
Is one of the United Fruit Company's line of
steamers. The ship sailed from this port on
Thursday with a number of passengers, bound
for Jamaica.
Washington, Feb. 24. — Considerable anxiety
has been felt as to the McPherson for several
days past, and much relief Is experienced by
her arrival in port. She left Santiago on Febru
ary 15, and was due at New-York City on the
20th. The McPherson is classed as a troop and
freight ship, and was attached to the Atlantic
transport fleet, being engaged in the transpor
tation of troops and supplies between New-
York, Cuban and Puerto P.ican ports. She has
a tonnage of S.fi.'n, and is regarded as an excel
lent ship of her class. It was ascertained this
afternoon that the McPherson carried an extra
shaft piece, and It was ordered that the vessel
be sent to the shipyard at Newport News, pro
vided the necessary repairs could be made there
without much delay. Otherwise the vessel will
be towed to New-Tork for repairs.
The MrPherson is in charge of Major Hutch
ins, quartermaster, U. S. V. She brought a
number of passengers from Santiago, including
several discharged soldiers: also the bodies of
■oidteni who died in <_"u:>a, and a
miscellaneous cargo. All the passengers who
choose to do so may disembark at Fort Monroe.
The wwei 1b now anchored off that port. The
soldier dead are to be brought to this city for
burial in the National Cemetery at Ar:
In case of delay in making repairs It is p T
that the bodies will be brought direct to Wash
ington from Fort Monroe instead of being al
lowed to remain on the vessel until she reaches
Three Italians were seriously injured whil* at
work In Bedford -aye, Mount Vernon, yesterday
afternoon. They -xere digging In a deep trench
with twenty other Italians when the embank
ment overhead cav«»d In. The three men wen
burled under the failing earth, ard when dug
out were unconscious.
They were taken to the hospital, where it was
found that all were suffering from broken ribs
and internal Injuries.
Jol4i Qulnlan was arrested In Mamaroneck on
Thursday for stealing groceries from Robert Mur
dock and was locked in the village Jail. He was
to have been tried Friday night, but when the
court was ready to proceed a policeman announced
that the prisoner had fled. The prison Is In the
basement of the town hall, which also contains
the fire apparatus. Two hundred firemen have
keys to the basement The key to the ceil, it is
said has oeen kept hanging on a peg Just outside
the door, fo that a prisoner could reach out and
get it in case of a fire in the building.
Th.- village trustees! will e<^n*ider some new
method of running the jail. Any prisoner of aver
age Intellect and a reasonably long reach would
have no trouble in making his escape under the
present arrangement.
Washington, Feb. 24.— Representative Richard
son, of Tenne»*e<?, to-cay introduced a bill to pre
vent the interstate transportation of the products
of trusts making silver plated ware.
Chicago. Feb. 24.-A dispatch to "The Record
from Chihuahua. Mexico, says. "American cattle
buyers have contracted for thirty thousand head
of beef cattle In this State for shipment to Cuba,
They are to be shipped; in lots of one thousand
head a week, the flrs't shipment having been
Mobile. Ala.. Feb. 24.-Bessle Miller, aged eigh
teen was ehot and Instantly killed here by John
I>raahman. Both were operatives at a canning
factory Drashxnan claims the girl assaulted hia
mother' and he shot at her. not intending to injure
her seriously. Threats of lynching were made, and
the rope f-or the purpose was on the scene when
Drashman was rescued.
Wesichester Perm.. Fteb, 24.— The Rising Sun
Old.) postofflce was broken into by burglars early
this morning and robbed of $800 ir. mon-y nnd
stamps, and the thieves made their escape The
ca«h and s'arops were in a safe, which was forced
wHh dynamite A number of other robberies were
commltSs"n "the last night. It Is believed by
th* same men.
Cleveland Ohio. Feb. 24— meeting of the stock
holders of the Cleveland. Lorain and Wheeling
Railroad has b\encail«J for March 1 at the head
«n£rrers of the company, in this city,, for the pur
££f of issuing new bonds, not to exceed SIO.OO&GOl
f? fs pVop^d to use about W.UOu.OOO of the pro-
LJf« in retiring old bonds. The remaining M.000.
£s> win be applied to relaying and reballasting
tracks buying new equipment, etc.
T.nr«ln Ohio Feb '4.— The 500-foot stoel steamer
T^Hilf beln*r built here for the American Steam
fhin Company was .uecessfally launched at tha
vwd. o P ffi Am'rtran Shlpbuhdlng Company this
£2P » M^l <T. 'F'or^
"**"«£•, ftteei WlrVCompany a few n;n affo .
SSSSTePS. OuVe*. .aunched a few we.-*, „„
/-v,i,.«jro Feb U -Machinists employed by Frazer
Ch .u£rT»f£ and Crosby & Co - «t»" uck to-day on
& Sni of tb?illeS3S refusal of th^ir employers
aKOUn Ji«rh P union At Frazer & Chalmers's
to r c J t stJ h t n flfty m*n went out. and at
three hundred and hundred and fifty men were
Cwib K^rlv t\o hundred and fifty machinists
affected^ £«*"' Western Electric Company failed
employed by the W es«rn muriJa4
to report foe *o" t^apprehenaions of a gen-
S:i r .Sttfta SIU?. t£ -fell! SUaU '"ultin*
Albany. Feb. 21 (Special).— A bill which is intend
ed to check hasty marriages within this State, and
which was introduced by Assemblyman Knipp, of
Chemung County, has been reported by the Aseem
bly Committee on Judiciary. Because of some
amendments the till has been ordered reprinted for
recommitment. To attain the end In view, the
measure provides that no marriage in this State
shall be legal without a properly acknowledged
marriage license. The provisions of the bill were
drafted by a committee appointed by the conven
tion of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of New-
York, which had been called together for this pur
pose at Elmlra by Bishop Huntington.
The manner of procuring a marriage license Is
dealt with In detail by the bill. The licenses are
to be issued by the County Clerk of the county
where either of the persons reside or in the county
where the marriage is performed. The applicants
are to be identified to the satisfaction of this offi
cial, who Is to Inquire on oath or affirmation rela
tive to the legality of the contemplated marriage.
If eltber of the persons Is under twenty-one years
old, the consent of the parents Is to be presented
in writing;.
Another provision of the bill Is to mak« man
datory the solemnizing of the marriage by a
clergyman or other i>erson authorized by law to
perform the ceremony. Accordingly, upon the
license is to be printed the notice: "The
Issuing of this license does not constitute a
marriage, and the license will bo void If mar
riage Is not solemnized thereunder within thirty
duys from its date." To insure ajrainst fraud, the
bill provides that if any marrlai license *all be
issued or signed in any other manner than specified
in the act by the prope- authority, this officer shall
pay a sum not exceeding $1,000 to the party
aggrieved. It Is also to be considered a misde
meacor for the person solemnizing a. marriage not
to return a duplicate license to the clerk wlthra
thirty days after the ceremony.
In urging the passage of the bill tae committee
who drafted It say:
The evils of divorce have Increased to such an
alarming extent within the last decade of years
that the very foundations of all morality and virtue
are threatened, and it is obvious to every reflecting
and observing person that these evils are owing in
a great measure to hasty and unlawful marriages.
Persons often marry with little or no knowledge of
each other. Not a few young persons leave their
homes upon mere impulse and are marrud. some
of whom are minors, who have no right to be mar
ried without the consent of one or both Paren".
and it is sad to say that the ceremony is at times,
performed by those calling then-.- ters.
N w it Is plain to see that if the state of
matrimony Is entered into In 1 w
divorces will be mult: - Is. ir..leed. con
ceded on all sides, and protested against by men or
eminent ability and In distinguished positions. As.
therefore, prevention Is better than cure, it la eer
talnlv our purpose, as far as possible, to stop these
hasty and often unlawful marriages and It is be
lieved that this will be accomplished in a great
measure, at least, by the passage of the Llcer.se
fc'll nroposi of this yt*ir attention is called to
As an evidence of this y«ir atieml.-n la ca lied to
the fact that the Bu ot ms>-lvanla has a
License law, and the consequence, or effect, or tills
law is that in that State such foolish ana rasn
marriages are to a great extent prevented. ThU
fact comes from distinguished ministerial author
ity But the evil Is not altogether obviated, be
cause nuxnben wtahlna to enter upon the married
life come from Pennsylvania into New-Tort state
to be married. Ail this would be preven.ed if in
our Bute a similar law to that of Perm*:. affla
As Ih^case now stands the clergymen who live
on the borders of that State are constantly solicited
to perform the marriage ceremony. It is. I De
lieve no exaggeration to say that nearly one-nair
of the marr . solemnized m Klmira are between
parties coming from Pennsylvania. This of Itsell
la an evidence, as already suggested, of the et
ticiency of a license law. because, if there were
such a law in our State, in the great majority of
cases the parties v/ould be married at home, and
in the community where they are well known, or
not marry at all.
At the same time we wi uld not advise any «r^
tie i^eislation. or advise having any unreasonaoie
conditions of marriage, because thi* micat it-au
to an evil in another direction, to perhaps Illicit,
Intercourse or licentiousness. But we would hav^
a law that wTtald make the perforn cf trie
marriage ceremony iumcie I difficult, or the en
trance into the relation of husband and wife so
fortified, that nc parties could b* united ur.-aw
fu'.h-, or without due consideration cf t.:e :ni
portanoe and responsibility involved and so ar
rar.c.'d that no minors coul r>e joined toße.ner in
matrimony without tne conw I of tUelr parents.
Apain we are of tbe opin tl'at a law enacted
a? now proposed would, in a measure at least, stop
the cvi anil crime of bigamy. Il is well known
that this evil, as well as what has l»-en ''all-d
"consecutive polygamy," has become oulte com
mon. We scarcely take up a daily newspaper wltn
out finding an account of scm- man who has been
mnrried to one or more wives in different places
Now wltl a stringent license law thi<> would be
prevented, in thrive States, at least, where such a
law talned. The taoportance of tbe Btxth section
of the biil is very evid< " as in making proof of
marriage after death.
In regard to a license law as well as in regard to
a divorce law, in order to be completely effectual It
should be pen-ral and uniform throughout the
whole country. It is, perhaps, not too much to
hope that eventually the United States Congress
may : act such a iaw. But In the mean time it
would -eem to be our duty to do what we can in
our own State to abate and abolish, so far as pos
sible the evils complained of.
To Its hcror be it spoken this State now recog
nizen only ore ground fcr divorce, the cause which
our Lord Hlmseif recop:iized, but this to a great
extent has been nullified because persons can
migrate for a season to ether States, where for
trivial reasons a divorce can be obtained. Sthl. we
must not relinquish our efforts to bring about a
better condition of things. We must do what lies
in our power to stem the tide of immorality ana
vice which now threatens the destruction of the
whole social fabric, for whatever strikes at the
sanctity of marriage, whatever degrades the rela
tion of husband and wife, strikes ar the home
Itself which Is the fountain head of all morality
and virtue from which flows the stream upon the
purity of which depends the Integrity and pros
perity both of the Church and State.
Baltimore, Feb. 24 iSp..: 'ialj- The increased de
mand for tailing ships, owing to the scarcity of
coal abroad and the ithdrawa! of British steam
ers for war vlco, is causing a brvom In charters
of "square riggers" and the old Baltimore clippers.
and the Brazilian tr.ide out of this port, which
was almost extinct, has revived with a wonderful
rapidity. Where a few months aeto bark 3 of the
Rio fleet were t>eing withdrawn and sent to the
West Indies with coal, additional vessels are now
bein:.- chartered for the trade.
Tills is caused by the withdrawal of the many
British steamers which formerly carried immense
general cargoes to Brazil and other points, and
brought coffee back to the United St:it»s at rates
far below those which would afford the American
sailing vessel a living. C. Morton Stewart, the
owner of the Stewart fleet of barken out of
this port in the Brazilian trade, says that all his
vessels are now back In the Kio trade, and that it
has greatly improved, with strong Indications of
a still greater Increase.
Newburg, N. T., Feb. 24.— Bishop James Walker
Hood, of the African Methodist Episcopal Zlon
Church, is seriously 111 from pneumonia at the
home of a friend here. Blahop Hoed is seventy
six year* old, and his conditions is serious. His
wife has been summoned from their home, at Fay
etteville N. C The Bishop caught cold at Flshkill
while attending a reception given in his honor
Morrlstown, Feb. 24.— A special meeting of the
Board of Aldermen has been called for Monday
night, as a result of tbe smallpox cases reported
during the week.
The Board of Health Is short of money, and has
asked the Aldermen for an additional appropria
tion to enable It to continue its work. Thus far
this winter fourteen cases have been under treat
Another case of smallpox was reported to the
Board of HeaJth this evening. It was that of John
V Whtte, who lives In Jamen-st White Is a r-\ »rk
lr, the IWaware. Lacka wanna and Western f eight
Ofßee He u ben Burchall. the news agent at the
name station. wa» '>ne of th>- three persons rep,»rtej
yssterdai us having smallpox.
Trenton, Feb. 24.— Mrs. Margaret Mulcahy has
(Jled a bi!i In Chanc*ry. asking a decree of divorce
b* made against Dr. Denla Dowllng Mulcahy, of
Newark. The petitioner alleges that Dr. Mulcahy
has r«al estate in Newark vained at {33.000, and
nan In addition much personal property, besides a
lucrative practice.
-It U charged that L>r Muloany fore*4 tho p*.
titioner and their daughter to leave home by his
glaring acts of inndtllty. The couple, the petitioner
alleges, were married in New-York in 1900, and
moved to Newark in 1871. Mrs. Mntcahy says they
li\ed happily together until 1890. when she charges
that th. doctor be^ar. to mak.- their home unpleas
ant. It is charged that he brought a woman to
the home as a housekeeper, and when the wife
protested he ejected her and her daughter.
Several conferences over pervfilngr legislation at
Albany were ho!d by Republican leaders and legis
lators at the Fifth Avenue Hotel yesterday after
noon. Senator Platt, ho hai cone "ver from
Washington and had spent some hours In his office
at No. 49 Broadway in the forenoon, talked w'.;h
some of the members of the Legislature and with
Chairman Odell of the Republican State Committee
who saw him In Room *7. or. tfct Twenty-third-it.
side of the. hotel. Newspaper m»-n at the hotel
could not get from Senator Platt ar.y information
as to the nature of the conferences with him. and
Chairman Odell. who was suffering with an ul
cerated tooth, was more Inclined than usns.l to be
State Senators and Assemblymen who -talked with
Senator Platt and Mr. Odell appeared to be under
promiss not to talk too freely to the newspaper
representatives. 'Better ask Mr. Odell" was the
response giv-n by several to inquiries. There was
a report that Ser.ator Platt and Mr. Odell had In
sisted that no legislation should be passed at Al
bany at. the present session of the Legislature
which could possibly place the Republican ergan
ization in the State on the defensive In the coming
Presidential campaign. It was the report that
IHllHilTg tax legislation should not be pressed
against the opposition of the banks and trust com
panies. There was a report that no legislation
offensive to important corporations should be.
p»iss<vi. An early adjournment, it was reported,
should be 'riven for by the Republican members
of the Legislature.
The most Important conference of the afternoon
was over the various school bills which have been
introduced in the Legislature. State Senators
Davis and Marshall, members of the Senate Com
mittee on Affairs of Cities; State Senators Ford and
Elsberg, who have introduced school bills; As
semblyman Gherard! Davis, member of the As
sembly Cities Committee; Assemblyman Fallows,
whose school bill has been passed by the Assembly,
and Assemblyjnan Weekes, who represents a New-
York district, met In the headquarters of the State
Committee and talked over the bills with Mr. Odell.
The conference lasted until late In the afternoon.
It was decided that the Fallows bill should be
dropped and that a new bill embracing the best
features of several bills shoulJ be substituted In
the committees on cities.
The new school bill will taite in most of the pro
visions of Senator Ford's bill which deals with the
method of raising and distriDuting the school fund 3
In this city. A separata tax of four mills will pro
vide the school funds. In the distribution of the
general fund for teachers' salaraies among the sev
eral boroughs of the city $CO) will be allowed for
each teacher and the remainder will be apportioned
according to the daily attendance of the pupi.s in
the schools. In the selection of salar schedules
for the new bill It was decided to adopt the sched
ul? for teachers in high schools as contained in
Senator Elsberg's bill and make up the remain
ing schedules main.y as contained in Assemblyman
Fallows 1 * bill. The bill will be retroactive to Janu
ary 1. l*<i). as to the ->!iury schedule*. In order that
there may be no trouble about raising and paying
the salaries according to the schedu>s. the Board
of mate and Apportionment will l>t empowered
and directed to transfer unexpended balances from
appropriations for other (ieparrmenrs to the sren
eral school fund for 1900, or to issue revenue bonds.
It wa< said by some of the legislators after the
conference that the new bill would be acceptable to
everybody interested in legislation for thf schools
and wouid go through the Legislature without op
posltion. The adoption of a new lilll. It whs said,
had been made necessary by differences over c«-v-ernlc«-v
ernl of the bills already introduced.
Roland B. Molmeux received no visitors In Sing
Sing Prison yesterday, but his wife asvl his mother
called at the prison and Inquired about his health.
They left two letters for him, which they had
written the day before After the letters had beer.
read by the Rev. Mr. Sanderson, the prison chap
lain, they were given to Mo!ir.eux by Principal
Keeper Connaughton. Mo'ir.eux also received a
letter from Mr. Battle, of his counsel. Mr. Battle
wrote that I c would visit the prison the first part
of this week.
Mrs. R. B. Molineux 13 anxious lest Antonio Fer
raro may cause a disturbance when he is led to the
electric chair to-morrow morning. She fears that
her husband might become excited and be unable
further to endure nls confinement contentedly.
Warden Johr.son has assured her that there will be
no trouble.
The Rev. Dr. Charles Martin Kites, rector of St.
Paul's Episcopal Church, has Invited Mrs. E. L.
MoUheux and Mrs. R. B. Molineux to attend ser
vi,# in his church • >-day, and they have accepted
his Invitation. General Molineux is still with his
wife and daughter-in-law, and It is expected that he
will attend church with them.
Chief Clerk Edward R. ("arToll. of the General
Sessions Court, yesterday gave checks to the mem
bers of the lineux Jury for their services during
the trial. Each man received pay at the rate of
$2 a day. The amounts they received were as fol
°Ma'tthla3 L. B. Martin, foreman; William G. Post
and Herbert G Thompson. 5112 each: M. G. Foster.
$10»>- .-.-man S. Foster, $110: George Edgar. {104:
James Hynes. $102: Slegmund Feust. $06: Fredertck
B'U'nirs ?100: Manheim Brown, $00: Theodore Sana
hop. $ns. and Frederick B. Crane. $92.
Mrs Brown called fr>r the check for Mr. Brown.
and said that be was still 111 and could not come
down. Foreman Martin and Messrs. Post and
Thompson were selected first, and consequently
served longer.
From The London Graphic.
A representative of "The I>ally Graphic*" yester
day saw a representative of Messrs. Brork. the
fireworks manufacturers, in reference to the par
ticulars published yesterday about the sinmaillng
shell* to b«- used In South Africa. Some 1. »a of
•he gr*-ar Illuminating powt-r of magnesium ahells
may be gathered from the fact that the display of
a large shell would he visible for a distance of
at least' twenty miles, It Is hterhly Improbable that
shells have been made containing rnei \m stars
and colored stars c-o arranged that the magnesium
stars burn for fourteen (rods, snd the colored
' stars for thlrtr-four seconds. While the. maenesium
stars were burninsr their llarh' would e<-i •.<»♦• that
of the colored stars, whi.'h would, therefore, be
Invisible. In all probability the plain magnesium
shells would be uwi! for calling attention to the
I particular spot at whl-'h the signals were to be dls
j played, and the combinations of colors would not
; be contained In one shell. When a shell containing
| two distinct colored stars is tired, the stars are not
i at a sufficient distance from *>ach other to be easily
I distinguished at a distance of a rrlle. Most of the
I shells us^-rl .n the battlefield would not be so large
as the blgpest shells tirrd at c Crystal Palace dis
play. A* the Palace, however, the shell 3 would be
projected a quarter of a mile while for the pur
poses of siirnalling It is quite possible that the
| shells would be thrown for a distance of two miles.
One of the chief difficulties experienced In the man
ufacture of these Illuminating Bhells is .10 construct
the shell so that Its fuse Is not extinguished In Its
flight through the air.
One Illuminating- shell, which, so far as Memrt.
• Brock are concerned, is out of date, la made to
i contain a paper parachute. When tha shell ex
plodea the parachute open? and remains in m!d-alr.
At the bottom of it a colored light Is 3usp->nd«-d.
j Messrs. Brock have mad« other n^;it contrivance
for use in time of war. One Is a rocket that, wh^r.
' flred at a building remains on the roof and Bets
Bre to It. They also make a "friction rocket " a
number of these, with long strings attached are
1 placed in trees. If the enemy are suspected of
making a night attack, our men have enly to pull
; the strings and the rockets ar* flred. If tii* enemy
i ar© present, our men can s*e them, while, being In
the dark themselves, they are practically Invisible,
; But these are not being us«»d in South Africa.

i From The London Chronicle.
Cowper Colea described »t the recent meeting of
the British Association his method for preparing
parabolic reflectors by electro deposition of metals
on a glass mould. By thta procesa alraoat a perfect
parabola can b« obtained at comparatively a sma.l
cost, as one glaaa mould can be used over and over
again, and reflectors thus made have for some time
bwen very successfully used In the navy for search
lights Tlie gias»s convex mould having been ground
quite true v thin routing of metallic Oliver ia chem
ically deposited -upon lt» surface, and on this copper
Is fclectrolytically deposited from a solution of cou
per sulphate, an even depoalt being obtained by
rotating- the mould In the horizontal position at
the rute of about fifteen revolutions per minute
When sufficient thickness of copper has b««en d&
pnptted the metallic foat is expanded off the glass
mould by placing thr whole in warm water and
gradually raising th* temperature to about 110 de
grees Fahrenheit, when the unequal expansion of
the glaag mni ■aetal causes ih« latter to separate
from the glass. The cunrave surface of the re
flector thus oitalnei! Is an exact reproduction of the
surface of tae mould and • has a mo»t brilliant
polish. To prevent the silver surface tarnishing a
very thin flfm of palladium Is electro <J«posit»4 on
the surface, which ia practically unaffeotaa by tae
attaukphere or ty tb« heat of th« axa.
The Lamport & Holt steamer Homer. Captain
Caiogan. from Santos January SI via Bahla and
; St. Lucia, with coffee to Busk & Jevons, arrived
In Quarantine last night and reported yellow
fever on board, two deaths having occurred on
the voyage from the fatal scourge.
They were R. Price, fireman, native ot Eng
land, thirty-one years old. who died on February
S. and J. Richards, a messroom steward, nine
teen years old. also a native of England, who
died en February 9. Both victims were buried
at sea.
Cairo, Feb. —As a result of the Investiga
tion by a court of Inquiry held at Orndurman
in connection with the recent Insubordination
of two battalions of Soudanese troops, five
Egyptian officers have been cashiered and sent
as prisoners to Cairo.
Berlin. Feb. —Baron Hesse Wartegg pub
lishes a letter from Singapore In the "Cologne
Yolks Zeltung." In which the writer says that
an expedition is beinjr prepared In the French
Indies for the purpose of seizing Hainan, and
therewith threatening the Independence of Slam.
The Baron adds that the matter was brought
to the attention of Prince Henry of Prussia
when the latter was Jn Bangkok.
London. Feb. 24 — Th • British steamship Bath
City, Captain Jones, from New-York February
9 for Bristol, struck the north end of Lundy Isle.
In the Bristol Channel, to-day. She backed off
and Immediately sank In deep water. The mas
ter, three officers and ten of the crew reached
Lundy Roads In a lifeboat. The other lifeboat
with the remainder of the crew Is also safe.
The Bath City struck during a dense fog. The
vessel has now completely disappeared.
The local agents of the Bath City. James Arkell
& Co.. of the Kemble Building, received a cabl»
message yesterday afternoon, giving the particu
lars of the sinking of the vessel, ar.-! saying- also
that the officers and crew had all been saved. She
carried a crew of rwenty-»ipht hands. The line to
which the Bath City belonged Is known as the
Bristol City, and Is owned by C. Hill & Sons. The
lost vessel, with her sister ship, the Bristol City,
was a new boat, of 2.G15 net tons, and w - built
by J. L Thompson & Sons, of Sunderla.-.d. Eng
land. The voyage which ended In disaster was
only the fourth that the ship had saiied. The
vessel cost $200.'i00 to build, and the cargo is esti
mated to be of a like value. Both are fully covered
by insurance.
Dover, Del., Feb. M (Special) — The political situa
tion in Delaware of both ----_■• Is
engrossing the attention of party leaders. The fact
e( the Deiaoerats being at odds over the money
q-jestlon naturally calls forth the Inquiry as tc
who will lead the forces of the State at the National
Convention at Kansas City. Senator R. R. Kenney,
who was elected to the I'nlted States Senate four
years ago solely on his views In favor of free
silver. Is the acknowledged leader of the silver
forces, backed by ex-Representative Robert H^Wll
son. who desires to return to the House of Repre
The gold standard men have a friend, If not a
le3der. In the person of Wlllard Saulsbury, of Wll
mlr.gton, Del., who. If Senator Quay Is seat-rd. la
almost sure of being appointed to the United States
Senate by Governor Tunnell. Whether Mr. Saula
bury could retain his seat, even should he be ap
pointed after hla term expired, is a question, as
the majority of the Democratic Senators and Rep
resentatives In the present Delaware Legislature
are strong silver men. thus making it almost Impos
sible for Mr. Saulsbury to expect to be re-elected.
On the other hand, the silver men wtfl put up the
present rney-Genera; of the State, Robert C.
White, who would stand a good chance of being
elected to the Senate If the Legislature Is of the
right complexion.
The Republicans of r«»la-s-are are also In an un
pleasant posttion ln that they have Called to har
monize at several so-called harmony meetings. The
regular Republicans, who have secured the Federal
patronage In every Instance since the present Ad
ministration has been In, seem to have the upper
hand in affairs, although not In the majority. The
regulars have expressed themselves frequently in
favor of harmonizing: with the Cnlon (Addicks)
men, provided the latter will eliminate from their
ranks Mr. Addlcks. This the Union men sitively
refuse to do. They assert that, if terms are r.ot
agreed upon, at the nex; session of the Dela
ware Legislature it will be Mr. Addicks cr two
Democrats, for the United States Senate. "
Frankfort. Ky.. Feb. 24.— The attorneys for the
prosecution and defence held a conference thl3 af
ternoon and arranged for an •xamir.ing trial for
Harlan Whlttakpf on March 6. Whittaker Is one
of the men charged with complicity In the murder
of Goeb»»l. Leo Jonea, the Whltley County suspect
ed man. will also b* arraigned for trial the same
It Is evident that the prosecution intends to make
a strong fight to hold Whittaker over to the April
GranJ Jury without bail. County Attorney Pols
grove refused to consent to an earlier trial on ac
count cf the witnesses 'being scattered over the
Srate and also on account of work that is B prog
ress by the detectives, which, it is claimed, when
finished mar have an important bearing on the
case. •
The report telegraphed from Bowling Green, the
headquarters of the State BoarU of Health, that
several enfes of smallpox were f'-?ir.d amoi the
Butler County troops, sent home yestei caused
great alarm here. Some soldiers are Hi here, but
they deny the existence here of any cases of small
The Gaebel assassination reward appropriation
bill for JIOO.OOO was advanced a point by reference
to the committee to consider it. and It will lx» re
ported back for pas«.".- possibly as early as Tues
day. This measure, like all others being pa.«sed
now. will be of questionable utility until . -,-,1 on
by the courts.
Louisville. Ky F" !t— The suit of J. C. W.
Beckham against W. S. Tayi. was filed in the
Circuit Court here thla afternoon. This action
waf originally brought at Georgetown. The filing
of the suit here was In accordance with the agree
ment made by both sides foi a consolidation of
•ulfs Involving the Governorship of Kentucky.
The action Is for an Injunction. Governor Taylor
is the plaintiff in a r.milar suit against Becknaia
and others. By the agreement Judge Fletd will try
the consolidated su!u.
The answer and counter claim of Beckham, Cas
tleman and Carter In the Injunction suits by W, 3.
Taylor, John Marshall and Daniel Collier were
filed. The answer denies all of the allcgat. of
tbe plaintiffs" petition, and sets up a counter claim
that the ofSeea of Governor. LJeutenant-Governor
>md Adjutant-General have b«er. usurped by th«
plaintiffs, and the defendants pray that they be
adjudged the holders of said omces.
Fr<.m Th* London Lea<?er
.ib!n* the rush for water after the battle.
Color Sergeant Baugh concludes: "I took a party
down to a stream to get water I will not tell you
what it la like to be thirsty, wtu-\ you can hardly
«p«ak and your lip» are a« black us mine. \W-n I
reached the stream I saw lota of others the same.
At the witters side it was enough to make on«- ill.
Wounded m»-p. who bad managed to get there were
lying down, some dead beat and asleep, others
groaning with their wounds. In the water (muddy
*v> soup) were three horses; two were dead and a
wounded ou« was looking very pitiful at ua ...
We gava the wounded men a drink and covered
them from the sun. We then took our water bottles
back to camp for aur caaps, and th* water was Uk«
wine to them."
Michael J. Dady sends to The Trlrune. from Ha
vana, documents relating to his contract for th*
sewering and paving of that city. Mr Dady says
that he has been pleased with the "patient aad
careful attention" which General rarl Woa4
ha» given to the case. Jlr. Dady thinks that ther»
has been some niliiisrisnisn^tr^ about this con
tract, and he Inclo«es for publication a letter writ
ten by his eMssaH ro Gerer.tt Wood.
Th<» letter starts off by ->mandins; the ree«sjsj|>
tlon of the contract, both as a matter of legal r!?ht
and public benefit, and disclaims any desire to ask
favors or advantages detrimental to public Inter
ests. Protest Is made against "any as»umpt!on of
the Military Governor of Havana" Isueral Lad
low) to d'sre^urd the municipal proceedings taka*
prior to the American occuoation and "force a aew
project of hi>» own creation upor. the city cf Ha
vana by military power, aa has been proposed by
that official."
It is contended that the contract was srantea
to Dady in strict conformity with the munletp*!
law and that ma a result of th» authority lavs
granted Dady A "o. have spent much time asd
money in preparing to do the work. The state
ment concludes thus:
Under the municipal law the original promoter
of a public work of this character has a rt«ht
known as "Derecho de Tanteo." This Is the right
of election to do the work at the price propojed
by the most favorable bidder. This - -*">* wm
one of the inducements offered by the municipal
law to private parties for the preparation and elab
oration of plans for public wort". It constituted
a guarantee that they would b* repaid for the ttsj©
and expense incurred In their preliminary work.
The promoter was assured that he would secur*
the contract provided he was willing to accept it
upon the best terms which the «.ity could secure
from any other bidder.
Granting that this right to protected and that ths
prior legal proeee^ingrs in this matter are conclud
ed In accordance with the municipal law. there
will be no difficulty in the catisfaetory adjustment
of all derails.
We wish to explicitly refute certain criticisms
which have been publicly or privately urged against
th« recognition of the rights of Dady & Co. In this)
(A.) Public Auction.— Dady & Co. do not ask that
the contract be exempt from public '.'.".g. They
have never aakeii that this should be done. The
on!y suggestion In this direction is contained In ta«
resolution of the Common Council, addressed to
the Civil Governor of the province, wherein reasons
of public convenience are set forth which would
legally justify the exemption. His determination
of xki< question does not concern Dady & Co. The
city is entitled to the benefit of public competi
tion upon so Important a matter, and Dady * c»
are perfectly willing to abide by the result of •
public auction.
(B.) Price of Bonds.— Dady & Co. were reqnest-cl
to submit a financial proposition for payment for
the work. They offered to tak" bonds at SO.
That wa« a fair mark»t price for Havana, bonds
at that time. However, the resolution of the
Caramon Council accepting this proposition did not
obligate the -tty to give bonds to Dady A Co.
The ciry reserved the right to pay the price of tae
contract In aah If It could raise money upon more
favorable terms than those offered b^Dady * Co.
for the bonds. The credit of the city of H.»v*aa
has improved. Dady & Co. are r.^w wißßfJi
accept bonds at. par in lieu cf <-a*h. The city will
still have in reserve the rtshr to pay in cash L. It
can sell Its bonds to better advantage.
CC) The Efficiency of the Project.— The accepted
system has be»n criticised by certain military on
cers and civil engineers. All of thow officers . ana
engineers were aopotntees or employes of tiie 5111.
tary Governcr of Havana, whose personal '-'-
mination to deprive Dady ♦ Co. of the contract Is
too well known and understood in Havana to re
quire comment or explanation.
The original project was selected by the city or
Havana from eUrhteen different projects, stxs
mittee by Dady \fe Co.. in 1*35. The detailed P-ana
were examined, modified anJ approved by all tne
municipal engineers and by the most eminent elva
engineer of Spain. Dady & Co. were not responsi
ble for this choice and approval. Aa eontnitars.
they were responsible only for the rop»-r con
struction of the system as tixeil an.} determined by
the civil engineers of Hay lr.a and Soain. S lnitary
science and engineering as applied to jewenn? and
pavinp have doubtless made prosrress tn tee iasi
fire years. Dady *ri o not object to any alter
ations cr modifications of the plans which will
make them more perfect. The right to ., malls
such alterations or modifications was explicitly -*-
served by the city in the original resolution of ao-
In conclusion, we der.y the right cf the Military
Governor of Havana to disregard the rlor pro
fwl!n«i« of the municipality In this matter. The
refusal tarecognize the rights of .Uady * Co. under
those proceedings will lead to a long controversy
In the courts of Cuba, and In Congress, which win
impair the credit of Havana, prevent the sale of
municipal bonds for any improvements, delay for
Tears the .'.TTcmeri'-err ami the comp»etion of
--_' sewertntr and paving of Havana, prolong tna
present unsanitary conditions, and prevent a large
and Immediate expenditure of money and employ
xnent of labor te«g^. p ß^pec^ly subm^ttei
Counsel for Michael J. Dady & Cat
Havana. Feb. 19. ISOO.
Havana. Feb. «.— Monsignor Bbar— the new
ly appointed Bishop of Havana, arrived (Ml morn-
Ir.g and landed at 9 o'clock. A procession was
formed, and the Bishop wssjl to the cathedral,
where he was formally tistalledSOJaas.. clergy
went to meet the prelate. There was no demott
Monsignor Sbarretti says It is too early to glrs
an opinion In regard to bis new < fflce. He pleaded,
however, that the Catholic Church ts cosmopolitan.
and that questions of nationality do not enter
Into It.
A committee, consisting of G«neral3 Maxizxo
Gomez. Laeret and Clsneros and others. Issued a
manifesto last right cautioning the people agstnst
tnakir.g an unseemly demonstration against BMMS)
Sbarretti. The manifesto said:
Let us not commit any act. which we may ti the
future have to regret on the day we celebrate our
glorious revolution.
Monatgnor Sbarretti on landlna, went lnunedlats>
ly to a small chapel built upon the spot wher*
Columbus is supposed to have celebrated his first
mass. The new Elshop there attired htssaslf In hia
pontlficlal robea. according to the custom in Cuba,
and a procession was then, formed and marched to
the cathedral, where Monsignor Sbarretti. after
holding mass, addressed tne congregation. He said
he bad come to propagate the religion of Christ.
His mission was one of peace. The Pope. h8 J*>
clared, in nominatini? him, had rot taken Into rem
B'iJe.ration the condltior-. of secular -rions In the)
island, advlir.g that a republic shouM be built la
the firm faith of H->n-!an Catholicism. He declared
that he woukl receive all with equal love and wlth
out distinction of race, and would strive to learn
the needs of the country.
To-day, the anniversary of Cuban Independence.
has been observed by Cubans of all classes in many
ways. Masses were celebrated In the esurch.es.
political meetings were r-.eld. at which addresses
were delivered by prominent persona, and ther*
were numerous picnics and several horseraces.
The race meeting was the moat successful yet
given by the Havana Jockey Club. Every build
ing the owner of which possessed, a flag, was deco
rated, the Spanish colors b«lng oc<^islonally In evi
dence. The boys kept up a contnuo fuallada of
As a result of a fight between Charles Canard.
thirty-flva years old. of No. 4 Morton-st.. and
Saveria Clleano, thtrty-four years old, of No. IS
Marlon -st. two Italian street cleaners, the fin isii
is in Bellevue Hospital with his tiroat cut and hi
a serious condition. The two men work in th*
Street Cleaning DepartßMQt, with headquarters at
Seventeenth-st. and Avenue C. Last evening as
they were putting their carts away the two got mto
a quarrel and Cifeano pulle.l a knife and ran it Into
the tfcroit o? Cunard, Superintendent C. W Holt
sent a call for the po!ic» and. Urn assailant was
arrested. Cunard wil! recover
01 R
Briar Bush
▼cry old. and
of Scotland
i— dtutn •«*. are cot vat ted
or blended, but are from th«
best distillery in the GleallTet
District. Imported in eases or
casks. For sale from store re
to bond. They are th* beat w%
have ever seen.
H. B. KIRK & CO.. N. Y.

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