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PORTER'S CUBAN TARIFF.
sknate committee i.ikft.y to
MAKE AS '^ i:ST!<;.\TI'-\
TREASURY FIGURES DEMOLISH THE WAR
DEPARTMENT'S EXPLANATION* OF RE
DUCTIONS ON RAILWAY
MATERIALS.
{BY TTIXGEAPH TO THE THIBrXT.!
«n^gtfßgton. June 11. — It is understood that
mmß f^ the branches of th-eCuban investigation
■Wch merr.bc'-s of the Senate Committee are
UjriouF to explore Is the revision of the Cuban
tariff which v&fi made by Robert I. Porter. In
ttit revision, it nay be remembered, the duties
ca ail articles geierilly described as materials
tnd supplies for the construction and equipment
of steara ar.d electric railways were reduced To
Tier cent, making the new rates equivalent to 10
Tier cent ad valorem for & period of twelve
nifnths from and after May 15, the date of
promulgation of the revised tariff. An attempt
\r&f? mace M explain this reduction
end to Justify 't by the following statement put
forth fey the War Depart nrent simultaneously
•with the jiromu'igratJon of the revised tariff:
It has been apparent to all acquainted with
the working- of the Cuban tariff that the rate of
duty jiut upon the schedule for machinery and
railway materials and supplies, namely, 40 por
cent fid ralorem. is no hiph. The effect of this
hfi* been to Etop all importation of such articles.
e.n'i the revenue from these schedules has been
extremely small. In view of the necessity for
the construct ion and reconstruction of railroads
ir. Curia, and upon the assurance Kiven by the
various companlts that if material for the con
struction and equipment could be Imported at a
reduced rate They will at once V>eprin to import
larpe quantities, a special provision has been in
f*-»-ted In the tariff which allows r&'!rua<l com
panies to import their supplies into the island for
a period °* twelve months from the date of
promulgation at fi rite of 10 per rent ad va
lorem.
AN INCORRECT EXPLANATION.
At that time the correctness of this official
ftaiemerit could neither be tested nor success
fully denied. If the tariff had been so hijrh as
"Vi stop all Importations of such articles" that
fact might be adduced as a legitimate argu
ment In favor of some reduction — even if not
•o laree a one a* had been n^ade. The War De
partment has never yet made public any state
inert of the details of Cuban imports and ex
perts which would throw any lifrht whatever
on this Important and interesting subject. In
fact, all the statements it has put forth respect
ltp the trade -.."■■ Rico and the Phil
ippines have been of a fragmentary and imper-
Ject sort, which made them comparatively, if
no: actually, worthless. But some figures are
sou arceseTnle, which are ' " ■-vnrthy. as to the
fciportp tn detail from the United Ptates to Cul>a
is the ten months ended April 0, I.** and these
fig-ures completely demolish the ptatement is
sued froiri the War Department last month. In
which It was asserted that the effect of the -X)
per cent rtS had been ~to stop all importa
tic:^ of such articles." These fijrures, it Is to be
remembered, do not include exports Into Cuba
cf '"such articles" from •he "United K!npd<->m,
Germany or any -her country except the
United States, and they were compiled and pub
lished by the Treasury Bureau of Statistics,
which is an official authority everywhere ac
cepted.
Before presenting them It -will bf> •well to -re
produce a list of "such articles." It \ includes
the 'following-: Passeng-er coaches complete,
erected or knocked mi; freight cars complete,
erected jjjfjcnocked down: trucks, wheel?, axl^s.
axle boxes, forging?, brasses and fixtures of pas
ser g-er coaches and freight cars; pine wood pre
pared especially for freight cars: locomotives
and tenders, locomotive boilers and locomotive
furnaces, locomotive boiler plates and tubes,
locomotive and tender frames,' wheels, axles,
axle boxes, brasses and tanks for locomotive,
tend*-- electric motors and machinery- for
powe.j.J^jjHt^fi. turntables, transfer bridges. Iron
or ste^l bridgrewcrk. riveted or rolled: steel rails,
points, croFSinira, signals and accessories there
of: eate crossings and metal ties.
The foregoing list includes on* hundred or
more articles and .--■-. 'covering
pretty much everything: which enters into the
construction and equipment of steam and elec
tric railways, from rails and ties and steel
bHdjres and bridge materials to locomotives,
parlor coaches and fixtures therefor. Only a few
of them are separately enumerated In "the re
turns of the Bureau of Statistics, but they are
sufficient to show that the 40 p?r cent tariff did
not "stop all importations of =u:-h articles" into
Cuba.
[MPORTB UNDER " T-'U RATES.
In the ten months ended April 30, 1800, there
were exported from the United States to Cuba
the following':
Steel rail* 923RJ121
i ''ctrifui machinery and oppnrßtn*. 1M.7^1
l<H»mitil»>v 34.134
l>.»il»-r» ami part* of «»neln«-w. . 1W3.01S
< arm for itriim rail i»> - . ........... r,«t,<J<;S
These Sve items make a total of -'~ . ~ "_ of
"such articles in ten months, the duty on which,
at an average equivalent of 40 per cent ad
valorem, amounted to nearly $291,000, which
hardly deserved to be called an "extrenv-Jy
email" lt^m. Rut the respectable sum of 5727,-
0 1 *} did not by any means represent the total
Importation of railway materials aJid supplies
ev^n from the United States alone. In th»
period named there were exported from the
United Ptates to Cuba other manufactures of
boa and steel not above enumerated fand not
Including agricultural implements, metal furni
ture- or builders' hardware) to the aK-greirate
value of 14.1b5.000. Of this fourth at least
was comp<u?M of railway suppli^? ar.d mate
rials. Ar-d so it appears that some other rea
son than the one assigned by the War Depart
mestjexlsted for a reduction from 40 to 10 per
cext "on "such articles" at a time wl en the
duties on cotton gnods were left untouched at
30 j*r cent, the duties on linen and flax and
hemp goods advanced .V> per cent, arid the
duties on provisions and breadstuff? left far
above 10 i,(- T cent.
MR. PORTER AND THE SYNDICATE.
That reason may perhars be discovered by
the Senate Committee on Cuban Affairs, The
members of which may be struck by a curious
coinc!SeriP«r, which will appear plain to them
en a careful ir.spection of the records of the
"War Department, which will disclose the fact
that at the very time the Cuban tariff revision
was made Special Commissioner Porter v as per
fecting, or had perfected, his arrangement with
the Cuban railway syndicate, which was ex
pected to be the beneficiary of the reduction of
7". per cent in the duties on "such articles."
The War Department has never seen fit to pub
lish this fa/t, which is a pertinent as well as
as an lnter*.-£t!r.g one. ;
TO FEEK GOLD OY FIBER! AX VO l£T.
Eaa Francisco. June 11.— The Russian syndicate
headed ly Count Charles Begdenovltch. that is to
prospect the glberlan coast for gold, sriiled for the
frozen north on the chartered steamer Samoa yes
ttrfiay. There are about forty in the party all
tola, among them being- twenty-seven miners,
headed by H^ Roberts, of Comptock fams. Paul
IWainschoffsky also arrompfin'.ed Count Regden
«nitch. H*- wae formerly a Ru««fan mail a^ent. and
Jraowe every bay and inlet on the Siberian coast.
The ve«srj c;*-nr^d for Alexander Bay and will be
tone atwut fix month*.
Duffy
* vi v.
Malt
■■ Fusel ML
- The World's Famous
Medicinal Whiskey
i 4 ,li.tiliatlon of pur** mult*
hue r.o equal. Pr*-srrlb»-d and endorsed ■ V lead
ins doctors for nearly half a century as the only
pure, invigorating stimulant and tonic All
dnigplgts and grocers, $1.00 a botti*. See that
the trade mark .- on the bottle. Book sent free.
Liutt} Malt Wfcinkey Co.. Hoclirittr, -V Y.
RECIPROCITY WITH PORTTC, Ah.
THE NEW ARRANGEMENT WENT INTO
EFFECT YESTERDAY.
Washlnßton. June 11.— After a year's suspension
the arrangement between the United States and
Portugal, establishing reclpracity on certain arti
cles specified In Section 3 of the Dlnxley act. went
Into effect to-day. The President's proclamation
announcing the fact will be issued to-morrow. T'n
<J»r the HIMI BMBt Portugal secures the same
t« rms that France secured in her reciprocity ar
ranßement respecting reduced duties on still wines,
nrpo]« and works of art. The original arrange
ment was suspended owing to a clerical error.
PROSPERITY IN ARGENTINA.
PRESIDENT ROCA'S MESSAGE ON THE
CONDITION OF TRADE.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TKIBfNT:.]
Washington, June 11.— The latest message of
President Boom of the Argentine Republic to the
Argentine Congress, Just received here, contains
some, interesting information about Argentine
finances. Among orher things the President says:
The revenue during the year has been patL«fac
tory. the total receipts being $61.419,090 16, $46,676,188
in gold, showing an increase over 1896 of $11,797,923
i:i gold, and of 53K.458.23S in total receipts. If the
receipts from the extra taxes voted in August. 1888,
be deducted from this, there is still a notable prog
ress in the revenue that has surpassed all calcula
tions.
The budget for I£B9 authorized the expenditure of
J101.232.359 currency and 08,458,972 gold, but only
t:*fi,oCS,3w currency and 1X1,461, gold has been
spent, according to •■• Accountant-General's re
turns. BO there is a saving of 134.033 75 currency
ondh . 2.954 84 gold, or J16.435.355 65 in all.
The hinance Minister hap at his disposal in Eu
rope at the present time $12,500,000 in gold. Apart
from 15U980.U5 gold in public debt bonds in Lon
dnn. the Treasury holds J9,591,154 23 paper and J226,
3ifc> 14 gold in bill? of exchange received on ac
count of the sale of public lands, as well as J7.200,
<<«j paper in internal debt bonds, which security is
the more valuable because of the approaching
amortization of the total issue of these bonds.
The last year has been one of liquidation. The
foreign debts of Cordoba. Santa Fe. Entre Rios.
Corrientee, Tufuman, San Luis and Cala Marca
have been eeltled.
The nation has also arranged definitely the rail
way claims respecting guarantees, and has assisted
the Province of Santa Fe in the settlement of the
obligations contracted for the construction of its
railways. If any province has not yet exchanged
It* securities its creditors will receive punctually
from the nation the interest on the same. There
an- no debts that have not been either consoli
dated, arranged for or paid.
The proposed law that I had the honor of sub
mitting to you regarding Industrial and agricultural
Ftudiep abroad having been sanctioned, it has beer,
put into operation by sending the first twenty
youths to schools of this nature in the United
States of North America and the Dominion of
Canada, and it pleases me to think that In due
time these will be returned to us men prepared for
the kind of work that is so much needed by th«
country.
The value of merchandise imported during the
year amounted to $1]6.850.fi7:. gold, the amount of
the exportation= being $155.917,531. gold, leaving a
balance in fa\f>r of the Nation of J65,0fi6.550. gold, an
amount that up to the present time, has never been
eurpnss^d. and which exceeds that of ISSS by *36.
000.000, gold.
During the first quarter of the present year the
value of merchandise imported -was $S4.6!Vl.fi4S gold,
an amount exceeding that of the corresponding
quarter of the previous year by $4,870,576, gold.
In the first three months of the present yenr the
value of national products exported was J. r ,2.651,112.
gold. This amount exceeds thai of the same months
of the previous year by $5,14 iUS gold. Comparing
the importations and ezportatlons of the first three
months of the present year, there results a balance
in favor of the nation of $1" 989 4-"-4.
The exportation of home products, which repre
sents the results of national industry, increased in
value in ISS9. as compared with law, more than
$4S.o«.000, gold, an amount that shows a wonder
f'.il increase in our production. In exportation ani
mal substances, which amount to J102. 409.404. gold,
occupy a prominent place, and show an increase
over that of the previous year of $30,000,000. In re
gard To the exportation of agricultural products.
Which, as already noted amounts to over 000,000,
gold, wheat reached a higher figure than that at
tained at any previous time, namely, 1.713. '■■•' tons;
corn, 1.116.276 tons; flax. 217.713 tons, and flour, 59,4«4
tone.
PRJSOWERS' MT'TIXY AT SAX JUAN.
F.EGT~LARS CALLED OTTT. BUT THEIR AID NOT
>TEET>ED TO QrELL DISTTRF.AXCB.
San Juan, Porto Rico, June Five hundred in
mates of the penitentiary here mutinied to-day.
refusing to take breakfast. or to -work. They as
parted that Th» food was not fit to eat. and th«
leader struck the warden in the face.
. The penitentiary is guarded by a detachment of
twenty members of the Porto Rico Regiment, and
th« jail authorities fearing that the convicts had
planned a concerted movement to break jail, called
in the guard. Thereupon the prisoners attempted
to rush the troops, who fired three volleys at the
wall or In th» air. Three of the Inmates were in
jured by splinters, DOt not seriously.
The military authorities then called out a com
pany of Regulars. This assistance, however, was
not a*ked for by the civil authorities, and the na~
tive company had auelled the disturbance before
the Regulars arrived.
VIEWS OF ICrXATTUS DOXyTTLLY.
SOME SENTIMFTNTS PTTT FORTH IN HIS LETTER
ACCEPTING .V'MINATIOV AS VTCK-PREBIDENT.
The letter of Ignatius Donnelly accepting the
nomination for Vice-President of the People's
party (Middle of the Road Populists) is made pub
lic In it, among other things, he says:
I acknowledge the great honor done me in that
romination, and, If elected, shall strive to discharge
the duties of tha position, to the satisfaction of the
whole country.
To supply the people with money is the supreme
function of the Government, for the only end of
groverr.ment Is the prosperity and happiness of th»
governed.
Originally all business was barter, and go\A and
eiiver, valuable because the pagan priesthood
adorned therewith the temples of th« sun. and
moon, became standard commodities, and, being
compact and po.-t tie, were finally used In making
exchanges and called money, and so descended to
our own times.
Lately, however, a criminal conspiracy was
organized among the capitalists of th« Old and
New Worlds to deny the moon's metal, silver, ac
cess to the mints.
While we retard the redemption of the money
of our country in gol& and silver as a relic of bar
barism and a survival Of pagan superstition, never
theless, -are demand that if either metal is so used
both shall be bo uetrd.
There is .<-> more reason for making our money
of metals ..... ben is for engraving our Na
tional bonds on plates of gold or printing: our post
al- ■ amps on tags of silver.
The world Is to-day trying to solve the problem,
Shall wealth or manhood rule humanity
Plutocracy will never be overthrown by the Dem
o< ratic party, with its bead in Wall Street and its
te.il in cna Mississippi Valley.
We must have a party dreadfully in earnest, and
in whit-h tht?re is not a single plutocrat
The famines, the suffering-, the strikes, the pov
erty the wretched ru-ss, th" suicide* of the multi
tude.', are all cannibalistic, but the banqueters are
better dressed than their predecessor! of the cav
erns. They &o not beat their victims' brains out
with" dabs; they crush them with laws and com
binations or petrify them with false statements and
faise arguments.
Our Government is a republic, and yet our rulers
have stood silently by while a monarchy has tram
pled the life out of two of our fellow republics in
South Africa. „
Give the People's party power and we win put
a stop to this state of things. War is evil, but
national degradation is a greater evil.
If this Nat'on !s T ' ( I - Vf ' as a fre« republic. It
needs the People's party, with its heroic br«K-d of
Mtatesmen who aim at something higher than a
squabble for petty offices.
WniTEBOVSE EXPEDITIOX RETURXS.
London, June 11.— The expedition to Abyssinia
fitted out'and headed by William Pits Hugli White
house, of Newport, R. 1.. for the purpose of explor
tair L«ke Rudolf, safely returned to Mombasa, on
the east coHSt of Africa, on June 10.
The expedition, wt.lch consisted ot Mr. White
house. J. J. Harrison. Powell Cotton and A. Butler.
left z .., a on the Red Seal early in November last
with a caravan composed of a large number of
native* and about eighty camels. They were a<»
c-..mran!ed by a surveyor and a tßxid*rmlst. and
SKead man *v a Samalo. who bad recently
travelled with Captain Welby to Lake Rudolf.
TEE ALBAXT AT SOrTHAVFTOX.
Southampton. June 11.-The United States cruiser
Albany. Which was placed in commission at New
castle-on-Tyne on May 30. and is under orders to
proceed to the Mediterranean, arrived at South
amntor to-day. The T'nlted States training ship
Salo, which sailed from New-Tort on April
S for a rruise in the Mediterranean, has al.-o ar
rived.
THE C A 1:1 XT 111 A A WRECK.
Kingston. Jamaica, June 11. The British steamer
Cayo Mono, Captain Friend, from London, on May
9 returned here to-day from the Kcene of the
stranding of th*.Cunard Line steamer Oirtmhia,
whirh went aground on May 15 at Point Gravois,
Hayti. on the. way from New-Orleans for Cape
Town with l•« mules on board. She reports that
the Ca'rtnthla is still fast on the rocks, and le full
of water With bOIM U» bottom amid.ship. A
Merritt wrecking steamer is working on 1 he ves»al,
but the former's j.umptn* gear is insufficient. The
mules saved are being shipped by th« steamer
Montezuma to South Afrlca.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIrtCXE. TT^ESDAY. JUNE 12, 1000.
GEN. OTIS IN WASHINGTON.
HE TAIJxS WITH THE FRESIDEN'T ON
PHILIPPINE AFFAIRS.
STATEMENT THAT NO ORGANIZED INSI'R
RECTTOX FTXISTS RF-PEATED-CONORAT
ILATED AND THANKED BY MR.
MKINLEY
Washington, June 11.— Major-General E. B.
('tis, accompanied by his aids. Captain Slayden
and Lieutenant Btanley. rea f h»'d Washington
from his home, at Rochester. N. V.. where he re
n.ain.-d over to visit Mrs. Otis and his children,
at 7:4." o'clock this morning. He was met at tht-
P'ation by Adjutant-General Corbin and General
Schwan, and they were driven directly to the
Arlington Hot»l. After breakast General ot;p
went to the War Department, where he reported
to Mr. Melklejohn. Acting Secretary. Then Gen
eral Oorbtn escorted him and his aids to the
White House. The President was In his private
office, in conference with Senator Allison, Sena
tor Cullom and Justice Harlan. when the party
arrived. General Otis was easily recognized
from his photographs by the throng of callers
who were waiting in the anterooms, and al
though there was no actual demonstration in
his honor the keenest curiosity was manifested,
and many of the White House visitors crowded
around to catch a glimpse of him. General Otis
and General Corbin were immediately shown
into the President's library, where Mr. McKinley
greeted General Otis with the utmost cordiality,
congratulating him on his apparent good health
and thanking him several times for hie "signal
services to the country."
ONLY ROBBER BAND© REMAIN.
General Otis made no report to the President
in detail, although the situation In the Philip
pines was almost the only topic discussed.
After a few minutes the President invited Gen
eral Otis Into his office and presented him to
Senators Allison and Cullom and Justice Har
lan, and for over half an hour General Otis re
mained talking over the situation in the Philip
pines. The President and his visitors were
Intensely Interested in what the General had
to say and in his opinion of the situation in
the islands. When General Otis left the White
House he was reticent concerning the subject
of his interview with the President, but he did
not hesitate to reiterate his statement, made
repeatedly since landing at San Francisco, that
the org-aniz<=>d insurrection was dead. He spoke
of the insurgents who still retained their arms
as "robbers" and "guerillas." When his atten
tion was called to the views of Judge Taft. the
president of the Philippine Commission, in the
Manila dispatches printed this morning, he ex
pressed the opinion that they were satisfactory.
He said that the United States would be com
pelled to maintain in the Philippines for a con
siderable period as large an army as was 'here
at present. "The army." said he, "will be
needed as a measure of repression until the
robbers and guerillas are stamped out. The
maintenance of this large force la necessary
owing to the vast extent of territory which we
must cover. We have established ourselves In
Negros. Cebu. Samar and many of the other
islands in addition to Luzon, and are tc-day
actually exercising effective authority over more
territory than Spain ever did."
General Otis said that practically all the
leaders of the insurrection were either dead,
captured or pacified. The recent capture of
General Pilar del Rio, he thought, had prob
ably been effected with the consent of that
General. So far an Agulnaldo himself was con
cerned. General Otis was not Inclined to credit
the report of his death. In his opinion it mat
tered little, however, whether Agulnaldo was
dead or alive, as his influence had been com
pletely destroyed. "AguinaJdo." said he. "Is
probably in hiding somewhere .in the mountains
of Northern Luzon, but he carries little more
Influence than any other individual at large.
He is discredited and a dead issue."
Ask»<J as to whether in the event of more
acute complications in China troops could bo
spared from the Philippines for service there.
General Otis replied: "Possibly, possibly."
NATIVES EAGER TO LEARN FROM AMER
ICANS,
General Otis spent the afternoon at the War
Department in conference with the heads of the
staff bureau. Naturally, he had many ques
tions to answer respecting present and future
conditions In the Philippines, and of these, he
talked freely. He made one statement in par
ticular which came as a surprise, in view of
the fact that he has spent a year and a half
In fighting- the Insurgents, for he declared that
ths Filipinos were without question the best
of any of the Asiatic races on the Pacific Coast
and Islands. He said that young and old were
alike anxious to learn from the Americans, and
quick to do so if an opportunity were given to
them. The demand for schools on the Amer
ican plan was Insatiable. It had not been
possible to secure a sufficient supply of Span
ish-American text books, the market having
been denuded of them. When this was told to
the book hungry Filipinos tjiey begged for
American school books, and declared that their
children could learn from them even without
the Spanish text and translations. General
Otis found, to his astonishment, that this was
the case, and says that in the course of a few
months the Filipino children pick up a fair
knowledge of English. Even the old natives
con the text books In the effort to fix English
phrases la their minds. There was a dearth
of teachers, also. General Otis often had re
course to the soldiers In his ranks who knew a
little Spanish, and so were suitable for detail as
teacher*. General Otis eaid he regarded this
educational movement as the only solution of
the Philippine problem, and was confident that
the spread of American ideas through the na
tive schools would in the end make good
citizens of the Filipinos.
General Otis was positively of the opinion that
the American forces in the Philippines at pres
ent were sufficient for all needs. Of course, he
said. General Mac Arthur's present army could
not furnish a guard to protect every Filipino
household from the bandits; to do that would
require a force of 200,000 troops, and even then
the task would occupy many years. Ab a matter
of fact, he said. Spain had spent several centu
ries in the effort to stamp out the Ladrones in
the Philippine group, and there was reason to
believe that these brigands are scarcely more
numerous now than they were under the Span
ish occupation, when the islands were nominally
at peace with Spain. He was confident, how
ever that conditions would steadily improve,
and ' that little by little these robber bands
would be driven away. Meanwhile, he admit
ted that It was often dangerous for Filipinos of
the better class, whose interests naturally lay in
American sovereignty, to admit their prefer
ences, for they were subject in that case to as
sassination, to the loss of property and to perse
cution, instigated by various elements in the
population to whom American occupation was
obnoxious.
Except for a swarthy color, the evidence of his
long sojourn in the tropics, General Otis tn per
sonal appearance looked much as he did wh*n
he was last in Washington before the war. He
emphatically contradicted the. stories that he
had been 11! while In Manila, and declared that
he wa« now in perfect health — a statement which
was born.- out by his appearance.
THE GENERAL'S PLANS.
General Otis left Washington to-night for
West Point, where he will report fn person to
p retary Root. He Is completely in the dark a*
to his future assignment to duty. Hi will re
main at West point until after the graduating
exercises, and will return to Washington with
the Secretary arriving here on Thursday morn
ing when he will again call on the President
and make a report in detail of the operations of
the army under his command and submit such
suggestions arid recommendations as seem to
him proper. He will leave here again on Thurs
<lay nl.Th- Bat hi? old IMOM in Rochester, where
extensive preparations are belnj? made to cele
lirate his humernming on Friday.
TO RECEIVE GENERAL OTIS.
ELABORATE PREPARATIONS FOR HIS VISIT TO
WEST POINT TO-DAY
West Point. N. V.. June 11 (Special).— To-morrow
will be an eventful day here. General Otis will
arrive with his staff at noon. The Secretary of
War, Colonel Albert L. Mills. Superintendent of
the Military Academy; Colonel Otto L. Hem. com
mandant of cadets, and ail the officers stationed
here will meet General Otis at the boat landing.
The battalion of cadets, with detachments of cav
alry and engineers, will be lined up to receive
him. A major-general's salute will be fired in his
honor. General Miles will arrive later in the af
ternoon and guns w-ill boom in his honor. Cullum
Memorial Hall will be turned over to the Govern
ment to-morrow.
OR EAT NAVAL INCREASE.
WARSHIPS COSTING OVER ?100,0«X),000
TO BE CONSTRUCTED AS SOON AS
BUILDERS CAN UNDERTAKE
THE WORK.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TBIBCXE.]
Washington, June 11. — The Navy is to build
warships aggregating over $100,000,000 in cost
as soon as builders are prepared to undertake
this great programme, which calls for eleven
armored ships, practically doubling: the proem
American sea power in this class, and for three
highly improved Olympia type of cruisers.
The five battleships for whose hulls and ma
chinery Congress has appropritaed ?IS/«OO,O(X)
are ready tot the builders to bid upon to-mor
row. Plans for the six great armored cruisers,
more powerful than any ship at present in ser
vice, and to com for hulls and machinery alone
over $25,000,000, are well advanced, and should
be finally approved next month. The peneral
features of th? enlarged Olympia type were de
termined last fall before Congress appropriated
$2,800,000 for the hull and machinery of each of
them, and there is no reason why their keels
should not be 'aid this summer.
Th» Navy Department is also preparing On
specifications and advertisements for :W.OOO tons,
of the highest quality Kruppized armor, which
ie expected to cost between $17,000,000 and $10,
000,000. These vast sums for contract work,
which are just about equal to the additional cost
of guns, stores and equipment for the same ships,
represent mori than twice the amount ever at
one time under the disposition of the naval ad
ministration, and form a fair expression of the
growth, of the United States* as a world Power.
THE ARMOR QUESTION.
The armor is for the battleships Maine, Mis
souri and Ohio, already well advanced at
the Cramps', Newport News and Scott's yards:
the harbor defence monitors Arkansas. Con
necticut. Florida and Wyoming:, nearly ha:f
completed at Newport News. Bath, Nixon's and
Scott's; the battleships Georgia, New-Jersey and
Pennsylvania, and three like them not yet
named, and for the armored cruisers California.
Nebraska and West Virginia, and three yet un
named like them.
The most Interesting point about the armor,
since the lonx fight in Congress for a low price
limit was predicated on the understanding that
the Carnegie and Bethlehem companies wer*
ar exclusive truet. is a plan pgopo—d to the
Navy Department, and practically adopted, to
induoe other steel workers to enter the com
petition for portions of the great contracts.
Only the two principal concerns possess the
requisite plant to handle the large side armor
plates and the curved barhettes and turrets re
quired, but it Is believed that many smaller es
tablishments have capacities for turning out the
thinner platea, surh as those for fiEoiecilve
decks and superstructure protection, and that
they will be found glad to try this class nt work
at rates below $."»< »O a ton. the two larger plants
declaring that the heavier plates can*i »t *>+■. fur
nished for less than $f>so a ton. Another Im
portant advantage to be gained by greater dis-
trlbutlon of the enormous amount of armor re
quired lies in the speed of delivery. The <-om
bined output of the Carnegie and Bethlehem
works Is thought to be unequal to meet the
Government's necessities for 35.000 tons of the
h!gh-st class product, although it la likely they
■ •an furnish the heavier material as readily as
the shipbuilders require It. These two plants
will also be relied ur"'n ro make the erun forcings
for the main batteries of the new ships, while
the smaller works supply the forglngs for the
secondary batteries.
SHIPS UNMATCHED IN THE WORLD.
The complete construction programme au
thorizes contracts for hulls and machinery alone
amounting to 551,900,000, which Includes five
battleships at $8,080,000 each, six cruisers at
$4,200,000 each, and the three Improved
Olympian at $2,800,000 each. The battleships,
known as the Pennsylvania class, are to be
nearly 16.000 tons displacement, or over S.OOO
tons heavier than the Oregon, more than 100
feet longer than that famous vessel, and with
at least three knots higher speed. The. six
cruisers of the California ctsßc tsß of 14.000 tons, '2', f >
knots speed and 8,000 knots steaming radius,
will be unmatched in the world. They will be
5,000 tons larger than the Brooklyn, and at
least three times as powerful for lighting uses.
All these vessels will be armor ccated from the
extreme bow to stern, and will be the most
formidable ships yet laid down in any dockyards.
The three protected cruisers of about 10,000
tons displacement will be Just about twice
the Olympiads size, but will preserve the excel
lent characteristics of that vessel, which, have
proved her to be about the most useful type of
cruiser now in the service. These three new
vessels, which are to be named for cities, will
have coal capacity for steaming three times
across the Atlantic, and their maintained speed
will be '_';! knots.
The Secretary of the Navy has also been di
rected by the last Naval Appropriation act to
contract for five Holland submarine boats, to
cost $175,000 each, and to be built within a
year.
RATLROAD [XTERESTX.
P. R R. HEM IN L. L DIRECTORY.
IHSOLaB BOAX) TO BE OT'ETRATHP AS A DtVBKIM
OF THE Rl<-. SYSTEM.
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the
Long Island Railroad Company yesterday these
directors resigned. Frank L Babbott, James Tlmp
son, Joseph S. Auerbach and Alfred C. Bedford.
Their places were taken by the following, who
represent the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, now
in control of the Long Island Railroad: John P.
Green, Charles E. Pugh, Sutherland M. Prevoat
and C M. Bunting. These men. with the follow
ing, comprise the new, or reorganised, directory:
Charles M. Pratt, August Belmont. George W.
Young. Lewis I aw Ledyard, William H. Baldwin,
jr Walter G. Oakman. F. G. Bourne, Dumont
Clarke and R. Somers Hayes. The new directory
re-elected Mr. Baldwin to th« presidency. Charles
M Pratt retired as vice-president, and Messrs.
Green. Pugh and Prevost. who are respective!} the
first, second and third vice-presidents of the Penn
sylvania Railroad Company, were elected to corre
sponding offices In the Long Island Railroad com
pany a fact which Is taken to signify that tn*
Long Island road is to be operated a* virtually a
division of the Pennsylvania system.
THE ERIE'S NEW CAFE CAR 5 ?.
The Erie Railroad has recently made an Impor
tant addition to Its nrst-ctaj>H day service between
New-York, Buffalo, Binghamton and Klmira by
putting n«w and specially designed caM cars on
Its fast wide vestibule trains No*. 1 and 2. These
cars are of extra length, with steel frames, fur
nished In mahogany, with silver trimmings, and up
holstered in leather. Each ■>'. these cars has two
compartments— ore for smoking and reading and
one for the dining room. The latter has accom
modations for fu-rvlns twenty-four people at a
time. The service If a la carte.
HALF OF EARVB DEBTS PAID.
I.nnaon. June 11 -At a meeting to-day of the
creditors of the Enrl of Yarmouth it was agreed
to accept an offer of 10 shilling In the pound. The
Earl's father, the Marquis of Hertford, settled
with th* creditors, who. apparently. w-re »lad to
does th« offer, as It was said the Earl Intended
to return speedily to the stag*. In the United
State*.
What
Does
This
Mean ?
THE XI\TH AT LAKE MOHEGAN.
REGIMENT MAKES THE MARCH FROM
PEEKSKILL. LEAVING THE
12TH BF.HIND.
PeekskilJ State Camp. June 11 (Specials— Amid
tremendous cneering from the 12th. the 9th Regi
ment got away on its practice march at 8:40 o'clock
this morning. The earlier hours had been de
voted to the same active preparations that had
marked the departure of the 22d and ff>th last
week, and th« regiment was glad to hear the ad
vance s.-unded. The sun shone brtz-ht and the
air was warm, even at that early hour, but a cool
breeze was blowing over the camp ground, and to
a person lightly clad it seemed a delightful morn-
Ing for a walk. Fifty-two pounds of baggage dis
tributed unevenly abmit the person, most of it
on the back. Is not a llp-ht dre«s at any time, and
there were stretches of highway found that the
brass* did not reach, being intercepted by neigh
boring hill! 1 . Nevertheless, the men seemed to
enjoy It keenly. «nd there were snatches of song
and much joking.
There were three halts on the way. one of twenty
minutes, one of •■ -•■■ nd another still longer.
and it was HAD when the T^ake Mohegan camping
ground was reached. On*> reason for so much
time being taken out was that Colonel Morris
wished to keep his baggage train with him all the
time. That made the last halt much longer than
it otherwise would have been, for It occurred at
the top of the la.«*t long hill, which has always
been hard on the wagon train. This rime, wh'.le
It took longer, the lend teams of the wagons
drawn by four horses -were sent back and hooked
on. the waron!" having only one team, and although
they were gm up easier, as has been said, It
was at a sacrifice of time. Colonel Morris, how
ever, had the satisfaction of taking his entire
wagon train Into camp Immediately behind his
regiment.
There were no sham fights along the way, and
Company ■ }. which was the advance guard: Com
pany B, the rearguard, and Company A. which
acted as convoy to the wagwi train, did not look
for any, although they were constantly on th«
lookout for an enemy. The sham fight will prob
ably occur on the march back, on Wednesday.
It did not take the regiment long to get into
camp after the lake was reached. Colonel Morris
had selected the field beyond and nearer the lake
than that need last week, considering it much
better for the purpose The new field is a rolling
bit of land, with Its highest portion passing
through the middle of Che camp and sloping away
on either aide. The drainage Oolonel Morris con
siders much better In tim»? of heavy rains.
Camp was well established by 2:30. and dinner
was served some time after 3 o'clock. Some of the
hungrier soldiers could not wait so long, however,
after such an early breakfast, and a sutler who
had recently established a tent on the road near
the camp did a thriving business In pies, cakes
and soda water. This evening a parade at 6:25
o'clock closed the day's work Later a thunder
storm precluded any roaming about the pictu
resque country.
Back in the Peeksklll camp the nth bad an old
fashioned camp day of school* and drills. Bat
talion drill consumed the morning hours, and th*
afternoon was devoted to a non-commissioned offi
cers' school and instruction in guard and sentinel
duty. There was also some practical work in tent
pitching on the parade ground, under the super
vision of company officers, but several companies
elected to do the work this evening after parade.
a severe thunderstorm, that Just missed breaking
up evening parade made a postponement of it
necessary, however. The storm, which had been,
hanging off to the north here since, supper call. de
scended just at the dose of parade, and the troops
were sent back to quarter* on the double quick.
COXFERKyCE ON RM'ID TRAXsIT.
PRESIDENT OITR AND CHIEF ENOINHER PAR
SON'S DECIDE TO PT-FSH WORK D!'H
ISG GOOD WEATWER.
Alexander K. Orr and William Barclay Pardons,
president and chief engineer, respectively, cf the
Rapid Transit Commission, conferred yesterday in
Mr. Orr's offlce. They discussed various details
of the subway plans, and it was determined to
take advantage of th« favorable weather by push
ing forward the tunnel work as rapidly as pos
sible. Excavation was begun yesterday morning
at Flrst-ave. and Tw^rry-««H-tm6Vst. upon the
lowering or the Twenty-second-st. sewer.
Mayor Van Wyek has fixed June 36 at 11 a. m.
for the public hearing on the application for a
franchise to build a surface electric line from Elm
and Cent] pts to Great Jones-«t. The new lire
will be a subsidiary of the Metropolitan system,
and will connect the Second and Fourth aye lines,
which have their terminal at the Brooklyn Bridge
entrance, with the Astor Place terminal.
A VENIAL BY ARCHBISHOP IRELAXD.
Rome. June U. — The •'Osservatore Romano" pub
lishes a letter from Archbishop Ire-land to Cardinal
Rampolla. Pap«U Beeaetarj of State, warmly pro
testing against a re«»ent otatwnvent by the "Journal
de tJen^ve." that he wrote to the Duke of Norfolk
denouncing: the doctrine of th* temporal power of
the Pope and the methods of the Congregations
and the Rom.in Curta. He characterizes the article
as "rubbish."
MonssgßO* Ireland declares that he. speakM and
thinks with ... Pop* on such a serious matter, and
Iha" he reserves to himself the right to repeat
these declarations by word of mouth to Cardinal
t> mnoila when next he visits Rome in order to
a?a?l hintJif of His Grace's Jubilee and to r-cetv*
the Papal benediction. ;;-; ;_
GEORGIA XEGRO IETLr' LYNCHED.
Thomasvllle. Oa.. June -An unknown negro
was quietly lynched to-day at Metc*lfe. Ga.. for
an attempted assault on the daughter of E. H.
Stringer. .
SUICIDE OF CHICAGO M I I OXCE WEALTHY
Chicago, June U.— John D. Weber, at one time
one of the most prominent and wealthy business
men In Chicago, committed suicide to-day by drink
ing carbolic acid. Weber lost most of his fortune
In the great fire of IS7I and the financial panic of
lira Recently he had become deaf and almost
bUnd and this made him despondent. He left a
married daughter, in St. Louts and another la
WaaWngi>*a. Ue was seventy year. old.
It means the absolute pro
tection of Soda Biscuit, Milk
Biscuit, Butter Crackers,
Saltines, Banquet Wafers,
Sultana Fruit, Sea Foam,
Grahamßiscuit,Oatmeafßis
cuit, Ginger Snaps. Hand
made Pretzelettes, and Vanilla
Wafers from dampness, odor,
dust and germs. Soda Biscuit
packed in the "In-er-sea! Pat
ent Package" are not affected
by the odor of the mackerel
barrel, the sweeping of the
store, or the state of the
weather. They are as fresh
when they reach your table
as when they come from the
oven.
The In if mll Patent
Package*' is a wonderful in
vention, but this is a day of
wonders. Ask for it at the
grocers, and look for the
trade -mark on the end.
Us*<l eidu(rr»ety by
National Biscuit Company.
ESTABLISHED l£ii.
4
KETT YORK STORE. I BROOKLYN? »-"VTII "?
BROADWAT. : Broadway & B«K)fnrr! Ay*. ' '
COR. 31:?T 3T. I Fulton Si. A Flathuj* As» )
A A "dressed-up negligee 1 *
Suit — our % lined — only
SSS enough lining to give the
Thinfj. fLIIIf Llll broad shoulders now
— ■ — "■- in vogue.
Suitable alike, in build and fabric,
for city, seashore or mountain.
The most comfortable for hot
weather— originated by us and
confined here. $15. to £30.
Prefer a Serge ? Here's a good
one at $15., and the best possible
at $35.
Wash Suits, that wash, for Little
Gentlemen. $2. to $-"».
! "GRAND RAPID!
FURNITURE'
v tmupo
Oak Furniture fn trie sombre, dreamy
Flemish, or in the rich hue of "Ye
olde- brown oak" for the Library. Din
lnß--room and Hal! is a feature in our
exhibit of GRAND RAPIDS FURNI
TURE. Quiet and simple furniture for
the Country House or Cottasre where
light woods and simplicity of design
are a necessity.
I GRAND RAPIDS
FURNITURE CO.. nneOTsO * ateA >
153-157 West Mill St.
"minute from Broadway."
I '
Water Filters & Coolers
THE BEST KINDS
For Sale by
JEyiSS-(?ONGEP v ,
130 and 132 VTeat 42«t St.
For Summer, /%/tf
\/mQIIR* •* £/ Catalogue.
I Brooklyn: jot Fultoo at.
Notice to (Trc&uora.
UNITE!) STATES CIRCUIT COURT. Sonth
em District of New Tor*.— THE LORAIN* .-TED*
COMPANY. Complainant. a»a:n»t THE FORTY-SECON3'
STREET. MAXHATTAXVILIX AND ST. NICHOLJL*.:
AVENUE RAILROAD COMPANY, ivr-nviant.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
la pursuance of an Interlocutory D*cr«w. duly BiaAst
and tied in tils suit on June 1. tSWL NOTICE IS HERE
BY GIVEN that ... claims and .-maads a-;i:-.-ta -;i:-.-t Til»r
Forty-tjecocJ Street Uanhattanvllle and St. Ntchola*
Avenue Railroad Company must be present^ on or tieOiesi
the 23th 3»y erf June. llx 1 "'. to ihe undersigned at hi*
office. No. 87 Wall Street. New York City. New York.
Th« rlrat h««ir!nir before the nnliislg—il the Marts*)
apF-.in:*.' 1 . by aald Interlocutory Decrmr. win be h*l4 cV
"Wednesday. June 27. I9m> at 11 o'clock A. St.. at MB*
MUJ office. No. rtT W«n Street. NVw York City.
Dated, New York. June 3. 19u>.
ARTHUR H. MASTEX.
Master 13 Chancery. V. S. Circuit Court. Southern "riet
of New York.
pans vftpositioa.
PARIS EXPOSITION.
To rent, nicely fural»h<ed fiat. 31 Rue d* Ijibeck. at «*•
door of the Trocadero. 4 bedrooma. salun, •*!> a manger,
bathroom, electric light*, elevator: ba* been occupiail
four yitn by ln»n. »r..« Will be for net from July to
December. Good •«r»anU if de»tr«c»; Un«n and «Ut«c
Price, *.»*> a month. Apply
Mlie. CHEVALIER, above . ■ ' -m.
nrapcan
London.
Hotel
Victoria.
JLFRACOMBE (England).
iljtracumbs hotel.
All good A...-'.*-i •-»• .~c. _. •r» ISMS' ess.
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