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VVESTERVELT GETS OUT.
CAPTAIN RETIRES BY ARRANGXMF.XT WITH THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY. THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM DROPPED. AND THOSE AGAINST HERLIHT TAKEN UP rAPTATK FRERS ALSO RETIRES. The retirement of Police Captain Josiah A. tervelt on a life pension of $1,375 a year sur prised many persons In the Police Department yesterday. tn<l many New-Yorkers will think Jt Is strange that a police official against whom charges have been brought before a police mag istrate by the District Attorney can be retired r,n half pay, as if he were to be rewarded In stead of punished on account of the charges. The hearing; of the charges against Westervelt v£s to have been continued before Magistrate Cornell yesterday, but when it was known that the captain had left the police force the District Attorney announced that the case was not to be pressed further. Captain McClusky, former head of the Detec tive Bureau, was transferred from the Grand Central station to Captain Westervelt's station Ir. Charles-st. Westervelt was accused of failing to suppress poolrooms In his precinct. He was In command of the police at the Church-st. station when the District Attorney made the raid on the poolroom at No. 20 Dey-st. It had been shown in the hearing of the charges that he had received cr.r> notice of the existence of poolselllng at that and at other places in his precinct, but he bad not interfered to enforce the law. If the charges had been made directly to the Police Commissioner 'Westervelt could not have retired on a pension. There is a rule that no pclicerran can be retired while charges against Mai are pending: at Police Headquarters. Possi bly Westervelt thought It was time to get his pension secured before charges were made to Police Commissioner Murphy. Westervelt went to Police Headquarters yesterday morr-irg, and made the formal application for retirement. The application was granted immediately by Commissioner Murphy. Westervelt's record Ehowed that he was fifty- five years old. and had been a policeman thirty-four year*. He said to persons at Police Headquarters that he had been intending to retire for some time. When Com missioner Murpfcy was asked about th<» retire ment of Westervelt, he paid: "His reason was because of some kind of an understanding he had with the District At torney, he told me. I don't know what it was, but that's what he told me. His case has been taken off the court calendar, and Herllhy*s put on." "Did Captain Westervelt retire as a result of any request from you?" "No. He got no euch request from me. It was a surprise to me." As coon as the retirement cf Westervelt was reported in the Centre-st. police court, where the hearing against him was to have been con tinued yesterday. it was announced that the charges had been dropped. District Attorney Philbin made a statement out of court to the effect that the charges against Westervelt had beca brought solely because he had neglected hi: duty, and as he was not charged with a more serious offence the proceedings against him would be discontinued for the reason that he had ceased to be a public officer. The charges against Police Captain Herllhy were taken ur> in the court as coon as it was announced that the charge? against Westervelt had been disposed of. Herlihy was not present. The first witness in his case was Mr. Delamater, the first' deputy clerk at Police Headquarters. who described the boundaries of the Thirteenth Precinct, east of the Bowery, where Herlihy waa In charge of the police from September 22, 1809, until November IS. 1900. Captain Herlihy is ac cused of failing to suppress many dens of v:c« In the precinct. An adjournment was taken until Friday at 11 a. m. » . . •Captain Henry Frers, -of the East Elghty- Clghth-St. station, applied for retirement yester day, and Commtaaloner Murphy retired him on a pension of $1,375. He retires because of dis ability. Captain Frers has been on the sick list for some.tjme. The board of police surgeons reported Jfq, Commissioner Murphy that he is disabTe2 1 *" r arrr3 they recommended retirement on that account. Captain Frers was appointed to the force in IS7O. CUD AST KIDXAPPERZ UKEAST. THST MAKE PROPOSITION TO RETCRX $21.0f>0 OF THS $25.Oiy> PAID IF IMMrNITT IS APSrREP. Omaha, Neb.. April 30.— An ur.knr.vr. person, pur ¦•fttag to be a.n egrent of the kidnappers, has made a proposition to Edward A. Cudahy to re tara CI.OOO of the money paid ror the ransom of hss son. who was abducted on December IS last- The offer <J«nar.d« in return a withdrawal of the BaOar of $25,000 reward and a cessation of the search that ¦«< being proaaestted. together with an aban tmmmmt of the determination to pur.lsh the crim ir.als. This proposition came in a letter from T.'s-ri, I!L, and Mr. Cu«'^hy Is convinced of its au thenticity. He went to Chieapo recently because aff it. being summoned thf re by his brother, Tr.« rinsn of overtures that had been made, to him. Mr. C-jdahy has refused to consider the proposi tion, and declared his determination to prosecute IBM eeareh to the- ena. He says: I received a letter about ten days a?o. It was iated April 15. at Elgin, and bore the E!«rin p> •- mark. I have turned it over to the detectives and did not niak* a copy. It was very brief, and re cited that the chief kldnapiper had ooramui wkh the writer and was getting: uneasy. It eat forth that the chase by the detectives was gettinsr uncomfortably close, and asked If I would with draw the ofTeV of reward BOW outstanding snd let ¦:r on the effort to find the rriminals. and have Cl//i0 of the CS.O'X) ransom returned to me. It seena that the writer pot somewhat in a hurry, for aj< soon as he mailed the letter he went to Chlc&ro. where he called on my brother Michael the same day. Before I reached Chicago he had disappeared, leaving: directions as to how h* could r- reached. .Vnr CEIEF. CLERK OF THE TREASURY. ¦Waehinrton. April Theodore F. Bwayr*. the eWeC clerk of the Treasury Department, has re f'.gneil on accoont of 111 health, and Wallace H. H.r.s. superintendent of the Treasury Building, has been appointed to fill the vacancy. BAKK ROBBERS GET LITTLE. OuEford. Me.. April 29.— The vault of the F'.rst National Bank, of this town, was wrecked by burglars, who had heavily charged It with «Jyßa=ilte. ca y this morning. The two outer doors of the vault ere blown off. but the Interior, which '¦ontain'*d a large amount of money, withstood the force of the explosion, and the burglars were obliged to abandon the attempt to r*aeh the cash box. They found $115 In silver in the money drawer of the counter, which they carried away. the acknowledged K* n & of Bottled J^NSpiyi^ Beers, possesses \ijrwp|p^^-J every element that makes a perfect and delicious brew. Nearly three quarters of a billion bottles of this famous brand have been consumed— a world's record. The product of Anheuser-Busch Brewing Ass'n . : - .^> ; ., r St. Louis, U. S. A. - g Famous the world over for its tonic qualities. jrffljMf-^ \/* *, recommended by physicians everywhere, is VfLfl44r $t4lllft£ prepared by this association. ¦/; ,-V ¦ 'J ' Orders pruuiiii!) filled by . 0. MEYER & CO., WHOLESALE DEALERS, NEW YORK CITY. fINIO GIVES UP FIGHT. SURRENDER OF INSURGENT GENERAL IX LTZOX-OTHER LEADERS YIELD Manila, April 30. -Genera; Tinio. the Filipino leader in the Abra Province, with his entire command, surrendered on April 2O to Captain Frederick V. Kruj. of the 2Oth Infantry, at Sinait. Province of South Ilocos. Ba!dnmero Apuinaldo and Pedro Apuinaldo. relatives of General Emilio Aguinaldo, and five other insurgent leaders have also surrendered. The report that General Alejandrino has sur rendered, is confirmed. He was looked upon as the possible successor of Aguinaldo. Padre Agr ?lpay, the excommunicated Filipino priest who prsached th<» doctrine of a holy war a?ainst the United States, has also surrendered. Fifteen Filipino officers have surrendered to Colonel Baldwin, of the 4th Infantry, at Cavite Viejo. Aguinaldo has been subposnaed as a witness _ GENERAL TINIO. The insurgent general who ordered Lieutenant '>nt more to be shot. for the defence in a Tay-Tay Province of Mo rong, Mando-Ducat murder case. It was. how ever, decided that he was not available as a witness. Captain John B. McDonald, with twenty-one men of the 3d Cavalry, recently attacked sixty irsurgent riflemen and forty bolomen in the mountains of Abra Province. The insurgents were defeated. Captain McDonald was wnund»d in the lungs and a private was killed. General Tinio has long been active in Abra Prov- i lnce. It was he who held Lieutenant Gillmore, of ' the United States jrunboat Yorktown. and his com- j panions prisoners, and who treated them harshly, ! eventually turring them adrift in the hope that ! they would be killed by the Filipinos. The party, j which was captured in April. 1539. near Baler, on the east coast of Luzon, reached Manila on January i T. 1900. Lieutenant Gil'more spoke bitterly of tha treatment he and his companions were subjected t-> ! at the hands of Geieral Tinlo. He said the Filipino i lieutenant in charge of tbe ruard which abandoned the American party said: "I have orders from General Tinio to shoot you i all. but my conscience forbids. I shall leave yr>u i here." ENCOURAGING Pini.TPPIXE NEWS. MANY SIGNS THAT ALL TROUBLE IS NEARLY AT AN END. "Washington, April 30 (Special).— seem to be falling over one another to Burrender," said Adjutant-General Corbin to-day, as he or dered thf latest dispatches from the Philippines to be posted on the bulletin board at the en trance to his office. General Corbin referred to the capitulation of Tinlo and other leaden of the insurrection. Aside from the depressing effect on the insurgents caused by the capture of A-guinaldo, General Corbin thinks that the expiration of the amnesty on May 1 is havlnK a great deal to do with the surrender in the last week or ten days of bo many of the leaders of the rebellion. "Whether or not the President will extend the amnesty after May 1 is not known, although the belief is ro strong in "Washington that the insurrection virtually is at an end that it will be unnecessary to resort to this measure further as a means of inducing the few remaining insurgent leaders of influence to lay down their arms. It is pointed out at the War Department that there is go little strength now in the insurrection that campaigning prac tically has been suspended by the American troops in Luzon and other parts of the islands, where a few months aero large bodies of soldiers were kept constantly in the field. The troops are now principally doing garrison duty at strategic points, and every preparation is being made both In Manila and Washington to insti tute civil government in the archipelago on July 1, under the auspices of the Taft com mission. Another evidence that the Philippine trouble rapidly is drawing to a close is found In the fact that Archbishop Ireland has been in Wash ington two or three days, and has held several conferences with Secretary Root. From the be ginning of the negotiations looking to a settle ment of the Church question Archbishop ire land has been the representative in this coun try of the Vatican. The distinguished prelate has succeeded in keeping himself from the pub lic view in his present visit to Washington, and this circumstance only adds strength to the be lie* here that he has come to confer with the authorities regarding the treatment to be ac corded to the millions of Church property of which the friars have been dispossessed by the Insurrectionists. It Is conceded that this will be one of the most serious problems with which Judge Taft and his associates will have to deal when they inaugurate civil government In the Islands. In the last month Judge Taft has sent to 'he Secretary of War many confidential com munications on this subject, and it is presumed that they contain recommendations which the Secretary is now studying carefully In order that he may assist the Taft commission in formulat ing a policy to b:> pursued toward the Church interests. Archbishop Ireland also is supposed to be prepared to deal finally with the ques tion for the Church, and it Is therefore thought that he and Secretary Root can soon arrive at i a decision satisfactory to all the interests in 1 volved. Their decision will probably be com NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. MAY 1. 1901. munlcated at an early date to Judge Taft for hi? gnidance. THE TRIAL OF CAPTAIN BEET). PROSECT'TION ENDS ITS ATTACK— FENCE BEGINS TO-DAY. Manila. April 30.— trial of Captain James C. Reed, ex-depot commissary at Manila, charged with soliciting and receiving bribes and other official misconduct, which began here yes terday, was continued to-day, and was fiercely contested. Thomas Harries, a bookkeeper of the firm of Robinson & Macondray. testified that Mr. Rob inson paid Captain Reed $S81; The firm's books contained entries to that effect. Frederick Macondray testified that he ar ranged to give Captain Reed 10 per cent com mission on the sales of vegetables furnished to transports. Before testifying Barry Baldwin, formerly a United States marshal in California, and now manager of the Macondray Company, shipping merchants, made a statement to the court. He said that attempts had been made to intimidate him. and he asked for the protection of the court. He had an affidavit prepared which he offered to the court, but the latter declined to receive it, and returned the same to Mr. Baldwin unread. Mr. Baldwin testified to having a 5200.000 beef contract. Captain Reed, he said, came to his office and alleged that there were slight short ages in the beef deliveries, on account of which Mr. Baldwin gave to Captain Reed ?345. Adjutant-General Garlington testified that Captain Reed said Major Davis was short 14. 500 pounds of beef. He admitted receiving money from Mr. Baldwin, but said the son) he received would be applied to the beef shorrage. Wolf, a partner In the firm of Castle Brothers, testified concerning attempts to secure commis sion for Captain Reed out of th* sal*? of veg etables, etc. Colonel Woodruff, head of the Subsistence De partment at Manila, gave testimony regarding the number of cigars supplied to the Casino. R. Carson, chief clerk of the depot commis sary, testified to once obtaining funds from the bank, and to a shortage being covered by plac ing five laborers at 40 cents a day on the emergency, payroll. This witness also testified concerning the investigation into the irregu larities of the depot commissary. J. J. McLeod, manager of the Maritime Com pany, testified that he procured for Captain Reed receipts from the Germinal cigar factory showing the amount of commissions paid by Castle Brothers & Wolf. The prosecution then rested. The defence will begin to-morrow. MACARTHTJR REPORTS SURRENDERS. Washington, April 30.— Three important cable dispatches were received to-day at the War De partment from General Mac Arthur at Manila. In the opinion of the officials the news contained In them marks the almost complete collapse of organized rebellion in th» Phllinpinea. The dis patches are as follows: General Tinio surrendered with his command to-day at Binait. He will deliver all men and guns in his command aa poon as they can be pathered tog* ther. This completely pacifies the First Department, Northern Luzon, for many months the worst In Luzon. Colonels Ciprano Callao and Gregoria Katit>ac, Malvars's best oiTleers, surrendered to Colonel Jacob Kline at Lipa on April 28, with 23 offi cers, 108 men and 86 rifles. Juan and Bias Villamor, leaders Abra, eur rendered Banprued April 27; bow enpaged assem bling scattered command.", delivered arms. Ag lipay, <-x-priest, leader Ilocos. Norte Province, Luzon, surrendered at Laoag April 2S. Tinio is said here to have been, with Alejan drlno. one of the highest officers in the Insurrec tionary force. He was in command in North ern Luzon during the famous chase after Lieu tenant Gillmore. Malvars. whose colonels surrendered to Kline, was also one of the best known Filipino leaders. He KAa Lasvton's most formidable foe, and commanded the Insurgents at the flsht at Zapote River, the most aerloua battle fought in the Philippines. He has oonflr»*d h:«< operations to Southern Luzon, which . n*-.ver has been com pletely subjugated, and l.:p where the sur render irr<d, has long been one of the prin cipal insurgent arsenals. It is paid by officers recently returned from the Philippines that there now remains in the field in Luzon only one chief whom they are par ticularly desirous of catching, namely Callles, the head hunter. This man has violated every rule of warfare, and it is not exr.ected that he will be taken alive. TO SPRF4D NEWS OF PEACE IS COLOMBIA. A PASSPOP.T ISStTED TO ONE OF fRIBE-URISE'3 FTAFF OrFIC'BKfI Washlnston. April 30.— The Colombian Minister, Dr. Sllva, has Issued a passport to Abel Murlllo. one of the ptaff of General Urlbe-Uribe, crantingr him fre«- access between the j.rrivln^ea of Panama, Tollma and other centres of the recent uprising. Mr. Muriilo will leave New-York In a few days to spread the manifesto of the rebel leader to his ad herents who remain under arms. Dr. Sllva's dispatches from his frovernment Rive considerable information In addition to what has ¦previously been made known. I-arfre quantities of arms have been coming from Ecuador and Ven ezuela to the rebels, but the States are now co operating to cut off these supplies, a personal dis patch from the President of Colombia announces the appointment of General Gonsales Valencia as Minister of War. He has been in command of the forces on the Venezuelan Dorder and he will con tinue as Governor ih<-re. to enforce mart! il law, at the. same time administering: the office of Minis ter of War. WEATHFP BUREAU'S CROP RFPORT. WKEK E.VDEr> A.PRII-. 20 THE MOST rATORABUB OF THE SEASON. Washington. April 30.— Following is the Weather Bureau's weekly summary of crop conditions: The week ending April 2? has been by far the most favorable of the season, although the first part was much too cool in the Ohio Valley. Atlantic Coast and East Gulf districts, and on the North Pacific Coast. In the States of the Upper Missis sippi and Missouri valleys, and over the Eastern Rocky Mountain slope, ideal weather conditions prevailed, the temperature being exceptionally mild and highly favorable for farming operations, «er mination and growth. Rapid progress has been made in preparing ground for corn planting in the States of the Central Mis sissippi and Luiwer Missouri valleys, but this work has been much delayed in the Ohio Valley and Middle Atlantic States. Some corn has been planted In Illinois and Nebraska; planting is general In Missouri and Kansas and will be^jn thia week in lowa if favorable conditions continue. Throughout the Central and East Gulf and South Atlantic States the general condition of corn is poor, owing to unseasonably cool and wet weather, and much re planting In these districts is necessary. Winter wheat continues generally In promising condition. Oklahoma and Texas, however, continue to report damage by insects, and slm.lar reports are now received from Southwestern Missouri. It appears that the effects of the Hessian fly are much less serious than were feared, although this pest Is causing damage to some extent, especially in the Ohio Valley. On the North Pacific Coast wheat has made slow growth in consequence of low tem perature. In Central and Northern California wheut has been greatly benefited by rain, although late grain in some sections will be cut for hay. Excepting high winds in the Dakotas during the latter part of the week, which uncovered in places and in others aeeply covered late sown spring wheat, the conditions have been highly favorable for seeding and germination, the former being well advanced over the northern portion of the spring wheat region and practically finished on the North Pacific Coast. Oat seeding continues late in portions o.' the Mid dle Atlantic States, but has made favorable progress In other districts where not finished. The reports respecting this crop are generally favorable. Insects continue Injurious In Oklahoma and Texas. The unfavorable effects of the frosts of the pre vious week appear to have been more serious to cotton in the central districts of the cotton belt than was indicated in the preceding bulletin. Much of the crop that was up prior to the ISth in Loui siana Mississippi and Alabama was killed, necessi tating extensive replanting. The bulk of the Texas crop is now planted, and planting Is progressing rapidly ever the northern .portion of the cotton region. Widespread scarcity of seed is reported from the central and eastern districts. Some tobacco has been transplanted in South Carolina, but none further northward. A plentiful supply of healthy .plant? is indicated, although they are generally small. V^-^-i While fruit ' bas sustained slight injury in some districts in the northern portion of the Southern States the general outlook continues very promis ing east of the Rocky Mountains. Frosts caused material •Jair.age or. th« North Pacific Coast and in portions of California, but rains have probably lessened their Injurious effects in the St*te named. CONDITIONS IN PORTO KICO EXCEPT FOR THE DEBTS OF THE COFFEE • PLANTERS THE ISLAND WOULD NOW BE ON THE HIGH ROAD TO PROSPERITY. San Juan. Porto Rico. April 20. Although this little island .ies far away from the American centre of trade and population, yet Its people are persuaded nat amomr the many mill ions on the continent some at least feel an interest in their welfare. Various reports have gone out. through the cables and the malls, concerning tha social. Industrial and financial condition of the Porto Ricans.. Some of these are misleading and many are Inaccurate In sundry particulars, and perhaps all are more or less colored by political Prejudice, which seems to have permeated every channel of information leading from Ban Juan to N'pw-Tork. To give an absolutely truthful and impartial statement of the condition of affairs In Porto Rico is the purpose of the writer in this communication. The principal industr- of this island, as all the world .knows, is agrir ulture. The leading crops, and the only ones furnishing any products for exportation, are coffee, sugar and tobacco, rank ing in relative importance In the order named. During the period of the American military env ernment, covering a bom eighteen months endin? on April X last the *xrv>rts of these crops were as follows: Oaffc*. M.48T.400 kilei valued at *T SV Tcbacco. 882.M0 kilos, valued at. 731]*20 By the terrible hurrlear.* si lv Ciriaco all the crops erp greatly damaged, but of cour*e. from the nature of the plants, the heaviest loss fell upon coffee, and for the same reason It win be the last to recuperate. it may easily be seen that the exports during the present year may be con siderably reduced. It Is also true that many of the coffee planters were already embarrassed, and that many of their estates are heavily mortßased. It would therefore seem Inevitable that a liiuidi tion such aa Is often witnessed where there has been poor management is bound to come In Porto Rico. It is usual to lay this unfortunate condi tion to the hurricane, but it would in all proba bility have been the same, thousrh perhaps in a s'ishtly less degree, had the hurricane swept over some other ic'3 or srenr its force in the Carib bean Sea. — The sugar planters are In a much better situa tion, and any changes In the ownership of su(?ar lands w!l! b* attributable to the tendency now prevailing of introducing- improved machinery and erecting larpe centrals, to grind the cane raised on all the lands for miles around them. The day of the Jamaica train and the small susar farm has passed Jn Porto Rico, as well a.<= everywhere else. GOOD TOBACCO CROP 3. All losses on the part of the producers of to bacco have be^n recouped, and the crops will be equal to If not greater than tho«e formerly pro duced. Cayey clears will yet win their proper sta tion In the world. The-.-«> are In this small Island of I.sH square miles 238.525 cuerdas of land under cultivation. A cuerda is equal to about 1.03 acres. Of th«se lands the coffee plantations cover 122.358 cuerdas: the sugar plantations. CUSS: the tobacco fields, 4.227; rice, beans and corn. 93..V'S- other crops. 17,176: so it rcquir.-* no argument to show the pre ponderance of the coffee planting industry here And. by the way. the coffee la the best raised !n this hemisphere, being equal to Mocha or Java, for which it Is often sold. There are altogether 4.543 coffee plantations In this Island, showing the aver age size to be about twenty-six acres; there are 433 sugar plantations of an average size of 142 acres: th^re are sixty-six tobacco fields of an average size of sixty-four acres. There are many sugar fielis that have been turned Into pasture, lands for want of capital to adopt the, new and Improved methods of manufacture. Coffee and tobacco re qulre little capital, and can be easily produced without th» aid of modern agricultural Implements: the hoe. the spade and the machete being all that ere required. The latest reliable statistics give the total wealth of •:.• island at about JIOO.OfiO.OOO. The assessed, value of the real estate In both city and country la estimated at about 90.000,000, and this Is mort gaeed to the extent of more than tIS.QOO.GOO, or to the enormous figure of 60 per cent. The rate of Interest charged on mortgage loans" Is generally from 9 to *2 per cent. There are no usury laws In Porto Rico. Thia was the condition of affairs which the Americana found on their arrival. At the earnest solicitation of the debtor class the mili tary governora l.=sueii orders staying the fore closure of mortgage* from time to time, until the arrival of the rivii Governor on May 1. 1900. On his Installation Governor Allen found that the stay Oldera would not expire until January 19 cf the present year. lie, was at once called on by debtors and creditor', or.c class seeking further extension •if the stay orders, and the other, as they had al waya done, protesting against any further delay In the enforcement of their contracts. The Governor, believing that sufficient time had already been granted to these unfortunate people to arrange their indebtedness. If they could ever do It. be- Ueving that the rights of the creditors also should be respected, and being advised that he had no power to grant a further extension, let it be known without delay that no further time would be grant ed after the • tratlon of the-military orders which had already been Issued. Thus, eight months' no tice was given to a:: parties that they would ba free to appeal to the courts for the enforcement of their contracts and the collection of their mnrt gag< debts after January 19. 1001. WOULD MAKE THE GOVERNMENT A PACK HORSE. Then agitation was at once begun for what was called an agricultural loan. But the principal movers in the- affair appeared to be. not the farm ers, whose lards were encumbered, but the bankers r>.r.. other holders of securities, and the merchants who furnished the farmers with supplies. Evident ly the money lenders, when they found themselves free to colVct their money by legal means, did not wi.sh $15,000,000 w-jrth of coffee plantations to b* thrown on their hands, but earnestly desired to find some one on whom to unload these securities. What more . . avenient packhorse could be found than the ir.sular ivernment, especially with the United Btatee standing by ready to assume the burden if It should grow too heavy for the Island? Many schemes were Lroughi forward, and on the as sembling of the legislature in December last sev eral bills were introduced looking to the securing of a loan "for the benefit of the farmers." Finally ono passed the House of Delegates and was cent to the Executive Council. It was referred to the Finance Committee, of which Dr. Hollander, the Insular treasurer, w^s chairman. He took some time to consider It. and on the last day of the session stil! had it under advisement. But the friends of the measure called for a report, and the bill was reportei adversely, with a strong argu ment against its passage. One of the principal objections was that It contained a provision that no part of the money to be raised by the bonds to I ,-. issued should be used in paying off existing mort gages. It seems thit this clause had escaped the notic of such members of the House of Delegates as were Interested In that subject. However, there was no time then for an amendment, and the bill wai brought to a vote and defeated, by a tie vote of five to five; every Porto Rican In the Council voting in favor of the bill. Thua for a brief time a quietus was put upon this dangerous awmre. But no sooner had the legislature adjourned than the agitation was renewed, with more clamor than ever. The local newspapers were filled with wild talk of the insular government borrowing luiywhero fr-.m 18,000.000 to 0.000,00© and lending the money to the farmers — the cofiee planters — to re lieve "their embarrassment, and to enable them to harvest a new crop. Now, the loan of $3,000,000. which appears to be the sum finally settled upon, would not be sufficient to pay off more than one- Pixth of the mortgages already matured. in fact, would be scarcely more than enough to pay off the accrued interest; and. of course. It would be mad ness to think of the island shouldering a debt of SIB.OOO.GOfI Besides, the friends of the measure In a:! probability had no hope of escaping the an nulment of the act by the American Congress, for any sum greater than $3,00\000. One ta at a loss to know why they should ever Imagine that Congress would permit an Insular loan of a single dollar for any such purpose. There Is scarcely tin American on the island who does not regard the proposition with amazement and as the rankest sort of socialism. MONET IN THE ISLAND If the planters of Porto Rico had th? necessary security they could borrow money - here in the. Island from the local banks. There Is plenty of money here; not enough, perhaps, to pay off all the mortgages, but enough to ease the stringency for the present, and more capital would soon Cow in to seek a good investment. But the trouble is that they cannot offer security which commends itself to a banker as a business proposition. Last sum mer statements were made by the several banks ooing business In the island which showed tha: they had In cash on hand the MsMstaaj sums of money: ''> : -L> Bank of Porto Rico on May 19 $1,453,481 ?svlngs Bank cf Ponce on June 30... 603.M3 Territorial Bank on Auguit 26 Ml IM Popular Bank on July 31 ".... 631. ColonUl Bank on September 15.. 276,499 Total .. *1341.2»4 This wai eight months ago. Doubtless at this time there is no less than $3,000,000 in the banks of Porto Rico, which the planters could borrow by t| fS Mf Importers : Rugs, Silks, •+ JJ pJ m Porce:ains, Curios. iA^ j r BROADWAY & ISTH ST. Continuation of an Unprecedented Sale. cm — n 50 • Yards More of the Vantine Printed Foulards and Japanese Silks have just been transferred from Wholesale Dept. to be sold At 50 c ™a 70 c v*rd 24 3nd a- inch widths, respectively. » Values from vie. to 1.20 yard. producing 1 the necessarj security But there's the rub. The government Is expected to be satisfied with securities which a private lender would not consider for a moment. Still, these pi ople will not sell their lands or their town property. If any one tries to buy a farm, "r a dwelling house, or a store, or a shop, a prl:e is asked which would scarcely be thought of in some of the largest cities of the world or the finest farming districts of Ohio or Illinois* Rents, too. are exorbitantly high, paying an immense interest on the property, even at the exorbitant valuation placed on it by the owners when a purchaser is presented. When the coffee planters have adjusted their difficulties with their creditors Porto Rico will be ready to start again on the high road to pros perity. OPPOSED TO THE HOLLANDER LAW. •WXNCESLAO BORDA TELLS wht PORTO RICANS want it REPEALED— SAYS GOVERNOR alt.ex HAS BEEN MISLED. Weneeslao Borda, a lawyer, of No. 11* Wall-st., and a large property owner in Porto Rico, was ap pointed at a meeting of property owners In San Juan on February 2 a member of a commission to go to "Washington to protest against the approval of the Hollander revenue law by Governor Allen of Porto Rico. | In a talk with a Trlbun* reporter yest«r.lav Mr Borda said: The Hollander revenue law completely changed our taxation laws. During the Spanish regime the tax was Imposed upon Income. Instead of upon prop erty. The bill was passed by the legislature of Porto Rico a few minutes before the close of the session on the evening of January 31. and Governor Allen signed it immediately. When he was asked why he had signed so hastily a bill of such tran scendent importance to the island, without taking the ten days allowed by law for Its consideration, he replied that he was obliged to sign it before the expiration of the session, otherwise it would not be come law. Vicente Balbas and myself were sent here by trie Planters. Bankers and Merchants' Association oi Porto Rtco to get Congress to annul the Hollander law. We had our petition signed by many promi nent business men in New- York and were supported by the Merchants' Association and tha New-York Life and Equitable companies. We reached Wash ington in the last days of the session, when it was Impossible to take up the question without calling an extraordinary session. We presented eisrr.teen objections to the Hollander law. We visited some of tha most prominent men In the Republican party. who approved of the repeal of t.ie law. I am an ardent Republican myseif. and we expect Justice from the Republican administration. Under the United States Government, we urged. Porto Rico is In great poverty and distress. In these circumstances a law which takes away all right of redemption from a delinquent taxpayer in less than six months from the time the taxes be come delinquent is one that amounts to actual con fiscation of property. Any accident, sickness, ab sence, another hurricane. mis?ht eauaa a property owner to lose his property forever. Governor Al len's only answer to this was that undrr the Span ish law no time for redemption was given to the delinquent taxpayer. The Spanish law. however, was a tax on Income, and not. like the Hollander law. a tax on property which might be productive or not. Under the Spanish law. if there was no in come there was no -ax. Now. whether a property owner has an income or not. he must pay taxes. Another objection to the law Is that it places upon, the production cf rum a tax of SO per cent per gal lon, which we claim means the destruction of the Industry. Governor Allen waa called to Washington, and he claimed that the Island was never in such a pros perous condition as It Is to-day, and that everybody was happy and contented. As a matter of fact, for the first time in tha history of Porto Rico men are emigrating by the thousands to Ecuador. Hawaii. San Domingo and Central America. The death rate has been doubled, if not tripled, on account of the poverty of the island. We have nothing against Governor Allen person ally, but he is misled by the people around him. T:e removal by President McKlniey of Treasurer Hollander of Porto Rico, who proposed the law and the resignation of Governor Alien would remove a great deal of friction. We have asked for the appointment of Postmaster Wilson, of Brooklyn, aa Governor of Porto Rico. This fight will go on. and, if neeeasaty, we shall bring the matter before the nezi Congress. PLAyS FOR SBERUAX ISDIAS I\STITUTE. Washington. April 30.— Tha Indian Bureau has completed plans for IBS new Sherman Institute at Riverside. Cal.. which is expected to be ono of the rlnedt buildings In the Ir.Jlan school service. It will cost $1K.I»», and accommodate three hundred to four hundred pupils. The cornerstone will be laid In July, and Representative Sherman, of New- Tork has been Invited to make the dedication speech. \ i:\lY A\D SAYT ORDERS. Washington. April 30.— The following annjr and navy orders have been issued: ARMY. Major t«OL"TS A. CRAIG. l.Vh Cavalry. '9 detailed as a member of the »xHm:r.:r>.c board at the Presidio of Han Frar.ci«co. vice -Captain J *hn Pitcher. Ist Cav alry, relieved. The retirement of Colonel WIRT r>AVI«. 3d CaTalry. ts announced. The following contract der.tal HrajSMS «1!1 r>rocee<! ta San Francisco for transportation to Uan.ia. wher they will report for duty: HUGO C RISTZ and WILLIAM H. WAP.*: MaJ->r JAMES D. GIfNXAN. sur«-»"n. 3Sth Infantry, 1» detailed as a member of the board of med:cai efacers appointed for tt-e examination at candidates for ad mission ta the. Medical Corps of the army, vice Major W.Uiam F. Lewis. surgeon, relieved. Captain JACOB E. BLOOM, commissary. w »l r»l>ort to th» depot commissary at Havana for duty as an as sistant In his ofSce. Captain BERTRAM T. CUkTTOtt, quartermaster, will report for temporary duty to th« Dapartment of the Lakes, and then will proceed H San Francisco for duty as quartermaster and acting: commissary on the. transport Lawton. to re!l»\> Captain William C. Can non, assistant quartermaster, who will proceed on th» Lawton to Manila, where h« will report for -ransport or other duty as may >"• assigned to him. I Captain PUTNAM B. STRONG, quartermaster, w!l! re port for aseia-nment to temporary duty on the trans port Sedsrwlck. Lieutenant-Colonel CALVIX t>E WITT, deruty surg»on general. is detailed as a member of the exaxn,r..nf boerJ at the Army Medical Museum Builds, vica Colonel Alfred A Woodhnll. assistant «urseon general. retired. Captain CHARLES F MASON, assistant surgeon, will report to tfc* examining board at th» Army Medical Museum Build. for examination for promotl- The board of cScers for the examination of oncers of the Corps of Erinneers is dissolved. Major HENRY S. KILBOURNE. surseon. is detailed a member of the examining board at the Presidio of San Francisco, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Benjamin F. Pope, deputy surgeon-general, relieved. Major EUGENE F. LADD. quartermaster, will proceed via Washington to New-London. Conn., and assume charso of the construction of public baildl=«s »• Fort H. O. Wright and Fort Mansfield. Captain WILLIS J RATNOR. assistant Mirgeoa. will proceed to San Francisco for transportation to Manila, wher* he will report for assignment to duty. Captain OTTO A. NESMITH. signal corps, will report at Fcrt Myer. Va.. for duty. , Captain WILLIAM E. BinKHETMER. artillery eocpa. will report to tha commanding general. Department of California, for assijrment. f " Soccnd Lieutenant OLNEY PLACE is assigned to the Uta Cavalry, at Fort Myer. Captain HAP.RT G. TROUT. 2i Cavalry. U transferred from Troop E to Troop H of that regiment. Captain JOHN riTCHER. lit Cavalry, will proceed to -• -• Yellowstoc* and enter upon ¦!¦:•'¦ XAVY. Commander C. P PERKINS, le:arr-i command the Adams. May 11: to command th« Alert. May 11. Lieutenant J H. HETHERINGTON. . detached ¦ -.« Aia-» May 11: to the Alert as executive. Ueuterant C. M. STONE. detached th- Ad»=:s. May 11; to th» Alert as navigator. Eniigns D. S. MAHONET and L. M. OVERSTRSET. ie tached the Adams. May 11: to the A'.ert as fJaMat a=4 division offlcera. ¦ Enilgc* T. A KEARNEY and O. G. MCRFTN. detached the Adams. May 11. to the Alert. Ensign G. C. SWEET, detached the Adams. May 11; to th» Alert as watch and division -vT..-«r Ass:*tar.t Surgeon S. 3. RODMAN, ietached -.he Adams. May II; M dM Alert. Piused Assistant : Paymaster F. K. PERKINS, detached t th* Ad»ms. May 11; to th« Alert. Chapial.-. J B FRASIER. detached •-» Adams. May 11: to the Alert. •". i: -¦;.•¦ Lieutenant C A. 'BRAND, detached American Ordnance Company's work*. May 6; to the lowa, Maj 13. as . relief of Lieutenant OSs> Lieutenant C.N. OFFLEY.- detached th« lowa, Mar 15; to home and wait order*. ¦ • • Commander LJEN 8. OODBN. detached CavitA statiea: to homa. SSBBi To- Day at 2.j0. GREAT REMOVAL SALE AT AUCTION of the entire stock of THE HAYDEN COMPANY at their warerooms (No. 1 West 34th St.), consisting of Exceptionally Fine MODERN AND ANTIQUE FURNITURE Draperies and Fabrics. The furniture Is of their own make and Im portation, offering a rare opportunity to par chasers desiring exclusive styles combined wita excellence of workmanship. . ESPECIAL ATTENTION I 3 caEed to the dis play of FABRICS, which are of silk and other materials. They are of their own Importation and deslcns exclusive to them. DAYS OF SALE: TO-DAY (Wednesday),TH URS DAY and FRIDAY, at 2.30 P. M. each day. TJi» »*'•> w.ii be nailer th« aaaaaajK^*'* et tism FIFTH AVENUE ART GALLERIES. JAMES P. 3ILO. Auction***. 1 FIFTH AYE. AUCTION ROOMS. I <* 23S 3tii AT. WM. B. XOP.MAN. Auetloaw. <> ± TO BE SOLD I THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ! AND FOLIjOWING DATS. AT 2 CCIiOCK. \",4t I IMPORTANT SALE BY AUCTION . ' j> BT ORDER OF £ £ MR. \. MENDELSOHN, i "Z •Who I» Ratlrtaj from th* Retail B^staeM. < , <y OF HI3 ENTIRE STOCK or *f t COLONIAL. MAHOGWY, CHIPPEMHLE. X * SHLRATOS, LOLIS XV. and LOLIS XVI. * 1 FURNITURE, J '* Efticll* Oak rnalng Rocaj SulTea. high jx»t and *f X twin Bedsteads. GUt Mirrors, beautifully carred 'V; T Extension Tables. Sideboards. Flemish Oak and "? T Loul» XV. Screens. Persian Arms. SheffleM Plated <£ T Ware. Efest India Pottery. Cut GU<». Brass •£ T Goods. 8 Collection of Standard Kranch TVorka. T ¦"J Rare Old Flemish Tap«-.ry. 3wlaa Muato Box. T 2 L-.U14 C*s«- T HAVE YOU SEEN OUR Shirt Waists AND Shirt Waist Materials? Made of Jaeger -Wool Taffeta, ta ap pearance surpassing the Sn-st linen. Espe cially adapted for outdoor exercise, a* they do r.ot crease or crumple like other fabrics. but always retain their original freshnam Can also be washed without risk o! shrink aee. Samples and prices an rtqtust. 16 West 23d St.. New ork. 504 Fulton St.. Brooklyn. Un. dfitbLH 0 Woolen 010 I CO. CARPET CLEANSING » 326 7 th AYE. TEL. 1132-38 TH ST. cat. i>«3 Ta Ma STEWARTi Grand Rapids v« Furniture -THE STUDY" »a«mia b» Individual fcr MSnecier.- B| treatment and the Important pcint at rearfnlne— The avar nscessary easy chalra. ananaes «ab*a> and dsap scfa are shown In Colonial -nshr#jany or In lark ¦.--•¦¦! oak. Leather and Dutch •»,--• — 7 a.-« ta« schemes '¦- covering." Grand Rapids >< Furniture Company 34th.Stteet.West 34tKStreet.West r. N05.139-0T "Mtnut. from B*o«a**W • Badway'spp^ Pills EXSED PHOSPHOROUS WATZB *ay eaaa'af Rb*umailsm La ealsterw. li rw* caaaa. War Isfo.-aaUoa apply ta JOHN HOKUk ia«umiliktalO»i«lLLoiii*,Ma, CONDI Wia enra Uaau 3