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CHARLES A. BOTJTELLB. Boston. May -Congressman Charles A. Boutelle. of Bangor. Me., died to-day at the Loan Asylum. Waverly. where he had be en confined for a year with brain trouble. Death was due primarily to pneumonia, which devel oped last Sunday. Mr. Boutelle's daughter Grace who has been at the head of the household since her mother's death in lv.C. was at the bedside to-day. Mr. Boutelle was eixty-two years old. and on his retirement from Congress last winter was Placed on the retired list of the navy as a cap tain, because of his Civil War services. His ill ness dates from December -1. IfttH, when he was at a hotel in this city. It was announced that Mr. Boutelle was suffering from conges tion of the brain, which it was hoped would be only temporary. Later Mr. Boutelle was taken to his home In Bangor, but he immediate ly returned to McLean Asylum. His mental condition, it is stated, had improved consider ably. Charles Addison Houtelle was born at Diunaris c Ma. Me., on February 9. KM. In IMS his parents removed to Brunswick, where he was educated in the public schools and at Yarmouth Academy. His father was one of Maine's best sea cap tains In the old .lays, and the boy. following his parents profession early in life reached prom inence on the fine clipper ships that carried the American flag to every commercial port on the . . an. Young Boutelle. who was physically per fect and absolutely fearless, became a master the day he reached his majority, and on returning from a long foreign voyage In He promptly offered his -kill and experience in the naval service of his country. He was sent to the So-ith Atlantic block ading squadron, and thence to the gunboat Paul CHARLES A. I'.orTnLLR. Jones, before Charleston, and also took part in the blockade of Wilmington. N. C In the Pocotaligo expedition, the capture of St. John's Bluff and the occupation of Jacksonville, Fla. Routelle - ; climbed to illness as a result of bis ln<!rfatipahle service on the Paul Jones, and upon ¦ endation of a Board of Medical Survey he was detached June 18, 1553. and placed on waiting orders at Boston. His recuperation was rapid, and on August 77 he was ordered to the steam gunboat Sassarus. Touring this cruise the Navy Departmea. Sfnt him the following letter, signed by Secretary Welles: In consideration of your gallant conduct in the aoiion with the ••el ram Albemarle on the nth lnst. Th* Department hereby promotes you to the grade of acting volunteer lieutenant in the navy of the Vnitf-d States on temporary service. You are here by <1. taohed from the Bassacua and you will report to A^tinK Rear Admiral !^-. for such duty as he may assipn you. Mr. Boutelle served under Farrafrut. and com manded the naval forces on Mississippi Sound, inking an active part in lbs capture of Mobile, and receiving the surrender of the Confederate fleet. On January 14. 1506. at his request, he was hon orably discharged, and In HMd on th« suggestion of Mr Blame, he ws«« chosen managing editor of •The Bangor (Me) Whig and courier." He later became part' owner of the paper. Mr Boutetle was a legate to th« Republican National Conventions in 1875. IRSO. I^*4 and IRBS. In the Congresses from the Xl.vnitn he was the lead- Ing Republican on the Naval Affairs Committee, and was Its chairman in every Republican on cress Whether In minority or majority he 2^-d every vote for Increasing the naval forces, and every vessel of the modern navy has been built trace he was made a member of the Naval Affairs 'ju^ne very outset of his Congressional career Mr Boutell< Vspou.-ed the principle of Americaniz ing' the navy In every department, and manifested especial pride in having prevented the purchase of The engines in Europe for the earliest stee •-hip- and in securing a peremptory provision In all ,hp approi.riations that the materials of American ships shall he of "domestic manufacture. In pro moting the establishment of th« steel armor plants in this country, and in building tip the preat gun factory in Washington, where the most powerful and efficient ordnance in the world Is pro- It was not only In naval affairs that Mr. Boutelle was live In the LHId Congress he forced the Hawaiian question until the Cleveland Adminis tration was compelled to show Its hand, and in the I IVth Congress he voted alone against the Venez uelan resolutions and th» recognition of Cuba. He voted also against "rushing Into a war with Spain.' as he put it. but In the mean time he. labored with heart and br: in to prepare for emergencies, so that If war came the arms of this nation might be j1l!j 1 l!B > the U 1 Vtli Congress Mr Boutelle reported the rreate=t appropriation ever made for the navy— over $56000.000 To him fell the duty of reporting the Maine resolutions, and he presented the resolu tion of thanks to I -wey and reported the bill that mude him a rear admiral. Mr to itelle resigned his seat in the House or lit-pr'es^ntatives near the lose of the last session of Congress, and by special enactment was made a captain (Mi the retire.] list of the navy, in considera tion of his services in the Civil War. In IMS while on a brief furlough, he became af fiance* „ the daughter of Adjutant General John I. Hodaon. who organized the military forces of Maine throughout the war. They were married in ft You can rent a jsteinw&3J You can always rent a Stein way for temporary use. bven when away from home you need not be deprived of a K ood instrument. We rent d Steinways by the day, T week, month, year. A STEINWAY 4 SONS, g-4 107-109 E. 14-th St.. Ja*\ - ' Oxfords. /^ik Novelties you can't get f[^/|ljSk elsewhere, viz :—: — aX/A. lifik Seal tops, wide spade * \JE~^& shanks, fancy punching, high ~J \V Jj military heels, at . . ftl vSJ 2.97, 3.98, 4.98 ;>^A Sold by custom bootrnp^^s at 6.06 to io.oo. a^ Another lot of samples ...... 2*492 * 49 Alertly Oxfords ; values 4.00, 5.00, 6.00. Maj IW6. She died suddenly on June 28. 1892. Their three _ daughters. Grace, Klfzabeth and Anne, sur vive him. GEXEBAL riTZ.iOHN PORTEB. MorriMown. N. J., May 21— General Fitz-John I'orter ill. 1! at his home in this place at 6 o'clock this m.irning. He hud been suffering from diabetes for B&any years, and ha<i a relapse several days ¦SO, but hail somewhat Improved. The fatal at tack set in yesterday morning. I^ast night he be came unconscious and continued so until the end. <!«»n*-ral Porter's family, with the exception of one daughter, were at his bedside. Dr. Willis, his physician, said the general was a man of wonder ful endurance and it was rot until about two weeks ago that ho and his family realized that he was near death. Many telegrams of sympathy were received at the I'orter home, in Farragut Place, to-day from prominent persons all over the country. The funeral will take place In Trinity Church. New-York City, on Friday at 12:15 p. m. The body will be taken from Morristown on Thursday. The burial will be in Evergreens Cemetery. The pall bearera will be General Alexander S. Webb, Gen eral John M. Scofield. Lieutenant Loyall Farragut, Colonel David Porter Heap.' Colonel Edward Wright. General William F. Smith, General Will iam B. Franklin, Major C. C. MoConnell, General Stephen M. Weld, General A. M. Clark, General Daniel ButterfieM, General Joshua L. Chamber lain, ex-Mayor A. S. Hewitt. ex-Mayor W. R. Grace. Theodore A. Lord. John C. Bullitt, Anson Maltby and Charlea 1,. Dayton. General Brooke. commander of the Department of the Kast, will have entire charge of the military arrangements for the funeral, and has been instructed by tho War Department to furnish a military escort. General I'orter leaves a widow and four chil dren— two sons, Holbrook Fitz-John and Robert Henry Eddy, both in business in New- York City, and two daughters, Mrs. Walter H. Doggott, of Broken How. Neb., and l.uoia. unmarried and liv ing at homo. Tho widow was Miss Harriet Cook, of New-York. She was married in 1557. Kitz-John Porter was a lighter. The large num ber of military engagements -some successful, some otherwise— ln which he took a commander's part prows that. But the largest battle of his life, which lasted for twenty-four years, resulted in a signal victory. That fight was for his own reputa tion-to throw off the stigma of disobedience to orders and Implied cowardice, and to claim as of right the character of a brave and loyal soldier. That long struggle, which occupied the attention of the whole country nt Intervals for almost a gen eration, began Immediately after the second battle of Bull Run. in which General Porter was ordered by General Pope to come to his assistance. It was alleged that Porter disregarded these orders, and that Pope's disastrous defeat was the diroct result of this disobedience Porter was relieved of com mand, and after considerable delay was found guilty by a court martial of gross disobedience of orders, and was sentenced In 18fi2 to be cashiered. This sentence was approved by the President and the Secretary of War. and in 18fiS he was cashiered and "forever disqualified from hoi. ling any office of trust or profit under the government of the United States " General Porter protested that he had been harshly treated, and bia friends declared that he ha>i been made a scapegoat by the real sinners in that de plorable campaign. Porter at once set ahout hav ing his case rente. l. Me pressed the fiyht with unflagging %'lgor and often seemed on the point of SVCOess only to taste the bitterness of defeat. He fought on. however, and on December 2s, I^2. a bill for his relief was presented in the Senate under the action of an advisory board appointed by Presi dent Hayes, consisting of General John 11. Bcbo fleld. General Alfrtd H. Terry and General George. W. Getty. On May 4. 1«2. the President remitted ¦o much of the sentence of the court martial as forever disqualified General Porter from h'ldlr.R any ofli' c of trust or profit under the government, but the bill for his relief failed of passage. A te hnii al objection caused President Arthur to veto a simi lar bill that was passed by the xi.villth Congress, but another was passed subsequently which waa signed by President Cleveland, and Porter wan re stored to the army as colonel on August 7, IWW. General Grant, after his term of service as Presi dent had ended, though he. had refused many peti tions to op*n thfl case, studied it more thoroughly and published his conclusions In UsS"J in an article entitled "An Undeserved Stigma." In which he paid that he was convince.) of General Porter's inno- Generai Alexander H Webb says 'Jrant was sstounded when he Vame.l that Porter's troops were enfeaged with the enemy at the very moment when Genernl Pope was ordering him to take up another position, and Grant openly declared, after exhaustive personal research, that Porter should have twen rewarded for the signal service he ren dered when he saved Pope's broken force from GBNT3RAIi PTTZJOHN PORTKR. (Photograph by Barron Fredericks.) overwhelming defeat and probable disintegration. Fitz John Porter was born at Portsmouth, N. H.. on June 13. 1522, studied at Phillips Kxeter Acad emy, was graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1545. served In the Mexican War, re ceived the brevet of captain in IM7 for services at Mollno del Rey, and that of major for Chapultepec, was wounded in the assault of the City of Mexico. served In the T'tnh expedition of 1857-'«f>, In IK6L' par ticipated In thu Virginia peninsular campaign, mm tranded the Fifth Army Corps in the battles of Ifechaidesvllle. Oainea'i Mills and tfalvern Mill; received the brevet of brigadier-general for gallant conduct at ciilcltahomlny, and was made major general of volunteers on July 4, lft'>2. ami was at tached to General Pope's Army of Virginia. Pending the charges against him arising out of th»- second battle of Hull Hun. Porter took part In the Maryland campaign. After he was cashiered he engaged in business In this city, and was a Police Commissioner from 1884 to l«W. He was subsequently a Fire Commissioner, and from 1K93 to 1W was cashier In the New-York Postofflce. Of late years he had retired from active life. WILBUR F. PORTER. Watertown. N. V.. May 21 (Special).— Mayor 'Wil bur F. Porter died in this city to-day. He was born In Herkimer County in 1532. but was taken by his parents to Theresa. Jefferson County, In 1842. and ever after lived In that county. Mr. Porter was educated In the common schools and then became a teacher. While teaching he Studied law at Cape Vincent, and in 1875 was ad mitted to the bar. For many years he was a member of th. firm of Porter. Walts & Porter, of Wat. -rt own. He early Joined the Democratic party, and was five times elected Mayor of Watertown. In 1831 he was the Democratic candidate for Con gress In the district comprising the counties of Jefferson. Oswego and St. Lawrence, but was de feated by General N. M. Curtis, Republican. When Boswell P. Flower became Governor he appoint, d Mr. Porter a Commissioner of the Court «t /.1 i~ c in January. 1892. for a term of six of £ Mr' Porter was a member of the Court of £¥*£."« mtllhs term expired. in 1888. Meantime Claims until nis canmdate P for a far higher ..Mot he had been a candidate rot .1 rar nigner ointe. On September 17. 1696. he was nominated «* Lieu- On »f I' 1 ™ 1 ' 11 !' *' 'V y tn( , Democratic State Conven tenant- .overnor Boyd Thacher as the Democratic ton. with John Bo><i "" .Th h r on c,. I)t ., m ,1,.,, , ?n<r flnvprnor. Alt ina<n*i, 011 o* jtn 111 sISS^ &%s?ss ass J.™ member onc-of the Democratic Committee TrSm '.i™ e distrtcTln which he once ran for Con- CAUL PKLUEGEH. Cambridge. Mas,.. May M.-Carl «•"*•*• a di rector of the Orpheus Musical Society, died at his *. ~i» 1 --> to-day He had been under the care of •";.,• an Vor a> hean trouble for some time. He i,.,, V.-: 1 m Md U adopted daughter. Bill. TELEPHONE CAPITAL INCREASED. i'hiladelphla. May 21-At a meeting of the stock holders of the Bell Telephone Company of Philadel phia to-day. it was decided to Increase the capi tal «tork from W. 000,000 to 18.000.000. Half of the In oi-MLse will be offer- d for subscription on June 8 ar.d distributed pro rata among the stockholders. NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUTE. WEDNESDAY. MAY 22. -1901. P. IT. rrLLIXAX APPOVfTSD. GOVERNOR ODELL, NAMKS HIM FO R STATE COMMISSIONER OP EXCISE. Albany. May 21 (Special).— Governor <»^ jll to-day appointed Patrick W. Cuilinan. of Oswego. State Commissioner of Excise, to succeed the late Colonel Henry H. Lyman. This appointment has been ln:licate,l for some time, and everywhere in the State where Mr. Cuilinan is known and the character of his service as attorney of the Excise Department for fivo years la recognised the Gov ernor's choice has been heartily approved. As stated in The Tribune to-day, it is on the line of Civil Service reform— the promotion of a capable subordinate to take the vacant place of his former chief. The Raines Uquor Tax law was a new de parture in the laws of the State relating to the liquor traffic, and Mr. Cuilinan has had five years of hard work in defence of that law and the estab lishment of its principles. Mr. cuilinan was born in Oswego on June 26. ISol, and was educated at tho Oswego High School and Cornell University. He was graduated from Cor nell University in 1872. and. studying law after ward, was admitted to the bar in 1875. He early Joined the Republican party, and as a Republican became City Attorney of Oswego in IS7T and 1878. In 1879 he was elected a member of the Assembly from tho Ist District of OsweßO. and was re elected In IS)*). In IKM he stoutly supported Thomas C. Platt and Roscoe Conkling for re-election as fnlted States Senators. The contest for Vnited States Senator caused such party dissension that Mr. Cuilinan, when a candidate for the AssemWj again in the fall of 1881. was defeated by U Uliam A. Poucher Democrat. An independent KPr > ? llcan candidate for the Assembly was a candidate on the same occasion. . In later years Mr. Cuilinan has frequently been a delegate to the Republican State conventions, and he was one of the two chairmen of the Republican State Convention which nominated Judge Bartlett for the Court of Appeals. In 1897 Mr. Cuilinan was appointed attorney for the Kxclso Department. He Is thoroughly ¦well acquainted with the policy PATRICK W. CTT.T.TNAN. Who nas been appointed State Excise Commis sioner. of administration of the late Colonel Lyman, and can be 'rusted. In the esUmatton of leading Re publicans. t-> hold fast to mat policy. Cmc of Mr. CuMnan's most Important duties will be that of enforcing the new law making the State Commissioner of Excise a part) to ill ac tions and proc 'Anns affecting In any manner the submission of local option questions, an.l providing that the State Excise Commissioner shall nave notice r,f nil motions to discontinue pro eedinga for the cancellation of liquor tax certificates OWNERSHIP or mission rock. THE HIOHEB •¦'"¦UTS OP CAUTOKSJA DBCTTJB AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT. Washington. May 21. The Navy Department ha« been advised Informally 'hut the higher courts In California have decided against the ..,.,.,.-..,.• th« ownership cf Miasion Rock, In Ban Francisco Harbor, where an extensive naval cnnling station wan to be placed The case will be appealed to the United States Supreme Court. Naval official* regai l th.- ownership of this site as of great Importance The parly decisions of th<» courts were favorable to the government, so that the report of an adverse decision c:itne ;is a sur prise. CREitITOKS RELEASE (H RLEI *f JORSSOX THE BUBPENDHD WABHIKGTON BROKKRAGB TIBM to rkscmi; hisinkss BOON. Washington. May 21. A meetlt.^ of the creditors of the brokerage firm of Gurley .V- Johnson, which suspended business last week, was hei.i to day. an.! arrangements were made by which business will be resumed In the near future. The creditor* ; :¦ ent. represent in ir V. per cent of the firms Indebted ness, signed an agreement releasing Gurley A- Johnson from all obligations, and consenting to the resumption of business. The firm agreed to turn Its accounts over to two trustees named by the creditor.-,. In a statement submitted to '•reditors the firm announced that Its liabilities were rJ24.«J00 and Its assets 1277,000, practically all in accounts. TKDIA V OUTBREA X IMMI HE \'T. Lander. Wyo., May B. An Tn<li;tn outbreak h imminent on the Bhosbone reservation. Six hun dred Arapahoea have defied the authority of the agent. cc a ptaln Nlckerson, who has refused them permission to hold th<-ir annual sun dance and de nied passes. Trouble has been brewing for some time from other causes, such a,s the late orders giving them rations only twice a month in stead of weekly as heretofore, and the failure t the government to issue seed grain for sowing Captain Nlckerson has applied to the Indian I>• parttnent for United States troops to maintain his authority and is fearful a clash may occur a I any moment. The BhOShoneS have not yet joined 111 the revolt. TO SAIL MANY BEAS IN A CANOE. Victoria. R. C, May 21— J. C. Voss, a sailor, who started from here two y.-.irs ago in th.' yacht Xora for Paris, but abandonci tho trip nt Panama, started to-day, accompanied by Norman Lux ton, on a similar expedition, this time in an Indian war canoe decked over an.i fitted with sails. They will visit the South Seas. Australia. Smith Africa and Great Britain. THE WRATH BUREAU'S CROP REPORT. Washington, May The Weather Bureau's weekly summary of crop condition* is us follows: Although frosts occurred In the lake region; Upper Ohio V.ill. and northern portion of the Middle Atlantic States, only slight damage resulted, and. as a whole, the temperature conditions throughout the country were very favorable. Drouth has been largely relieved in the Southern States, but continues iii Western and Southern Texas, South ern Louisiana and portions of Alabama and Flor ida and the continued absence of rain In the cen tral valleys and lake region is proving detrimental, rain being now much needed generally throughout these districts. The Pacific Coast States have ex perienced a very favorable week, although it was rather cool, with too much rain in Western Wash ington. In tho States of the lower Missouri and upper Mississippi and Ohio valleys corn planting has progressed rapidly, and is hearing completion in these districts, and planting is well advanced in the lake region, Minnesota and the Dakotas. Con siderable corn remains to be planted in the Middle Atlantic States, where this work has been much re tarded. In Illinois and lowa the early planting is coming up to good stands. In the Southern States the crop has been materially Improved by recent Winter wheat Is needing rain in the lower Mis souri Valley, but has experienced further Improve ment in the upper Ohio Valley and Michigan. Wheat is now heading as far north as the Middle Atlantic States, and the southern portion of the central valley?, and harvest has begun in Texas, wh»re the crop is generally poor. On the I aclflo Coast the reports continue promising, the crop having experienced a decided improvement, In Cal ifornia since recent rains. . Spring wheat Is coming up well, and the early sown has made good growth. Ham is. however, needed to germinate some of the lute sown. Oats have been Injured by dry weather in the central valleys, and in the Southern States the condition of the crop is not promising, although materially improved in Georgia. Seeding is about completed In the more northerly districts. An Improvement in the condition of cotton Is re ported from the Carollnas. Georgia. Florida. Ala bama and portions of Texas. The stands are as yet generally poor, but much of the replanted is not up. Transplanting of tobacco has. begun in Mary land and Virginia, and will begin soon in Ken tucky In Indiana and Ohio plants are nearly ready to set In South Carolina drouth prior to recent rains seriously Injured the stands of tobacco. - The fruit outlook is somewhat less promising in the Missouri and upper Mississippi valleys, but. on the whole, continues favorable, although the pros pect for apples in some Important apple States 13 not encouraging. ELEVEN CADETS PUNISHED FIVE DISMISSED AND SIX SUSPENDED AT WEST POINT. SEVERE MEASURES TAKEN TO STOP INSUB ORDINATION—MILITARY ACADEMY OFFI CERS UPHELD BY SECRETARY ROOT. [BY TtLBBUn TO THE Tllir.fNE.] Washington, May 21.— Five cadets dismissed and six suspended for a year represent the ex tent of the measures which the authorities have taken to put a stop to the insubordination which recently developed at West Point. Secretary Root to-day approved the recommendations of the board of officers which investigated the out break of upper class men against the authorities of the Military Academy several weeks ago, and Colonel Mills, the superintendent of the insti tution, will read the general order to the corps to-morrow morning, when the punishments will go into effect. The culprits who have thus been severely disciplined are all members of the high est class, that graduating next year, and. al though no names are divulged at the War De partment, it is known that Cadet Mac Arthur, son of the commanding general in the Philip pines, is not among them. Secretary Root, before approving the sen tences to-day, had a conference with Adjutant- General Corbin and Colonel Mills, and satisfied himself as to the unquestionable justice of the findings and the necessity of the punishments for the welfare of the academy. It was made clear to him that, whatever grievance the cadets of the highest class fancied they had. they had put themselves beyond any consideration of clemency by the gravest military breach In re sisting the maintenance of rigid discipline spe cifically enacted by Congress at its last session ->for the purpose of abolishing hazing and ren dering impossible a recurrence of the disorders which were shown to exist under the former regulations by the Brooke court and the inquiry by a committee of Congress in the Booz case. It is held by the Secretary of War that Colonel Mills and the other officers of the academy had no alternative except to enforce the law. how ever harsh it seemed and in whatever degree it neutralized the former privileges of the upper class men, whose acts had been mainly instru mental in bringing discredit on the corps last year. CHANGES OF OFFICERS POSTPONED. The action of the Secretary to-day has the unqualified approval of West Pointers on. duty In Washington, whose chief regret recently has been that the cadets had by their Insubordina tion, pursued to the verge of mutiny, defeated the known purposes of the War Department to make several changes among the officers at the academy which have long been contemplated, especially in the purely military, or tactical, as signments. When the cadets took matters into their own hands, the department was forced Into the position of supporting the academy au thorities in the Interests of the whole service. The contemplated changes, It is understood, will now i..- postponed for several months, and In the mean time the regulations will be rigidly enforced, and vacancies will be mad© in the corps In every instance where cadets resist or evade the rules, giving an opportunity for the admission of new cadets who are willing to submit themselves to the law. Secretary Root has become convinced that. while there may be certain officers at West Point who might perform better service In other details, the chief trouble Is with carets who have acquired bad habits In the last few years. and that the remedy for the condition of affairs which grew up a few years ago lies in a thor ough weeding out of the malcontents. He has no idea that the army will suffer for lack of young officers next year or the year after on account of reducing the number of graduates at the academy, as better classes will prob ably be graduated in future years. It was positively announced to-day that no appeals from Congressmen or others, having in prospect a review of the eleven cases passed on by the board, would be entertained, but that the five dismissals and six suspensions had been I irrevocably ordered. THE TROUBLE AT THE ACADEMY. AN OFFICIAL. STATEMENT FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT. (By Th* AesoclatM Press.) Washington. May 21.— "An oinclal statement of the situation at the Military Academy was made at the War Department to-day. It was paid that the cadets had been guilty of acts which would not be serious In any other college or school, hut In view of the fact that these young men were educated by the government at a gov ernment institution to learn obedience and how to command men and themselves, it was neces sary for thorn to be under somewhat more rigid discipline. The trouble grew out of attempts to suppress hazing. Although promises to suppress hazing have been made, "bracing" still has been carried on against the orders of the officials. Class officers have failed to report cases of "bracing." There also is the case of Cadet Ralston, who was reduced for not reporting misbehavior at the mess table. These class of ficers were reduced, and some minor punish ment was inflicted. The mutiny or insubordination grew out of the resentment of the second class men, who have been at the academy three years, at these punishments Inflicted by the academy officiate. It took the form of such offences toward the superintendent as training the gun on his quar ters and other acts which the academy officers could not ignore. This resulted In th* trials and sentences to dismissal approved by the Secretary of Wai to-day. There are two other court-martial cases from the academy pending In the department, where cadets have been sentenced to dismissal. There is a rule at the academy that a cadet Invited out to dinner can be excused and leave the post. Two cadets invited each other to dinner, and made this their excuse for absence, but their ruse was discovered. There are a large number of other cadets on whom minor punishments, such us extra duty. confinement to quarters, deprivation of holidays and reduction of class rank will be inflicted. It Is understood that Douglas Mac Arthur, son of Major-General Mac Arthur, commanding: In the Philippines, will escape with a minor pun ishment. MRS. BOSrSB HELD /•'off KILLING ITEMS TIIK CORONER'B .IIKY KIN PS THAT THE CENSUS CLERK WAS SHOT IN A STRfOOI.B WITH TOT WOMAN. Washington. May 21. -The coroner's Jury that ha.* been Investigating the killing of James S. Ayers, the Census Office clerk, returned a verdict this afternoon that Ayers was killed In a conflict with Mrs. Lola Ida Henry Honine. Mrs. Bonine w.is held Tor the grand jury. Several witnesses were heard, and an effort was Rtadn to show that Miss Minas could easily have heard voices through the door between her room and that of Ayers, and that lights could have been ¦;.en through the cracks. Two detectives testified to this effect, but Miss Minas declared that she saw no liKht.< on the night of the shooting. She also said that the cries she heard coming from Avits's room were made by a man's voice, and not by a woman's. She was positive that the voice was not that of Mrs. Bonine. Thl9 contra d'ets a part of Mrs. Bonlne'a confession yesterday. Di-nrlot Attorney Gould said that Mrs. Bonine had decided not to appear before the coroner'B Jury. The typewritten copy of her confession was taken to Mrs. Bonine to-day for the purpose of havln™ her swear to It. as she was not under oath when she made the statement yesterday. After making the confession she consulted a lawyer, and he advised her not to do anything to assist; thl prosecution. She- therefore refused to make the desired affidavit. After the verdict Mrs. Bonine was removed to the city jail. STOI BODY RETURNED TO CEMETERY. Wilkesbarre. Perm.. May 21.— The coffin contain ing the body of Ralph J. .White, the murderer-sui cide, wnlch was stolen from the. cemetery at Sweet Valley last week, was taken from the bottom of Grassy Pond to-day, and reburled in the cemetery. Waltham Watches. They keep good time all the time. "The Perfected American Watch," an illustrated book of interesting information about watches, c will be sent free upon request. American Waltham Watch Company, Waltham, Mass. Brohaw Brothers IXDER THE SAME MANAGEMENT TOR 45 YEARS. Styles in Men's Clothing arc ever changing to keep step with Fashion, but Quality has remained the same since the foundation of the business. R Mc ; nACC C (< !fo from every new fabric that fashion DUairiWaa OUILO prescribes and good taste approves. The only Ready -riade Apparel which many good dressers ever think of wearing. Fourth Avenue stss. BEST OL CO Boys' and Girls' (O^Jj^Ail Woven Underwear, mF***m—^ Hosiery and Gloves. Our supply of Children's Underwear is not limited to one make, as is the case with many stores, but comes from a number of the very best manufacturers in England and America. It includes gauze, gossamer and other light 'weight fabrics in every conceivable style and size, and at almost as many different prices— thus offering the advan tage of variety not found elsewhere. In Children 's Hosiery and Gloves, also, the very am plitude of assortment is in itself an advantage offered by no other house, to say nothing of the very moderate cost. 60-62 West 23d Street. Benefactor High Grade lO<Cigar ATCER. STFRRALL. & COXTMT AXP METROPOLJTAV TOBACCO CO.. DISTHIBt'TORS. I m. $ % $loane * In our Upholstery Department will be found the most complete assort ? ment of LACE CURTAINS and novelties in Window Draperies; also mater: als X tor Furniture Slip Covers. I __ ______ : lace ur Spring line ; curtains °f Taffetas in exclusive X and . patterns is X sLlp worthy of careful | coverings I inspection. | Broadway « wfft Street The coffin had not been op. ned. A guard will wntoh the grave to prevent the removal of the corpse agate. GEXFRAL G. \. LIF.RKR RETIRED. PROMOTIONS AND RETIREMENTS IN THE JDM» APVOCATK CORPS OF THE ARMT. Washlnirton. May :i. Colonel Thomas F. Barr. lately stationed at Chicago, to-day was appointed judge-advocate-general of the army, with the rank of brigadier-general. In place of Onido N. I.i.i.er. retired. Colonel Barr will be retired on hU run application within the next twenty-four hours, to make way for Colonel John \V Clous, who Hke wlM will retire at once, to be succeeded for the next four years by Colonel Ceorge B. Davis, until re cently professor of law ai West Point. These changes will result In the promotion of Ueutetiant-Colonel Edward Hunter to the grade Of colonel Majors S. \V. fsroesbeck. E. H. Crowder and J N. Morrison to th- grade of lleutenant colon«l and Captains Carbaugh. Hull. Dunn. Mur ray. Dodge pnd Porter to the grade ot major. BTAMIIS MAIL CONTRACT RWXEWEH Washington. May 21 -The Postofflce Department has renewed the contract with the Starin trans portation lines of New- York for carrying the malls In New-Ycrk Bay and harbor from all incoming steanships of six of the big ocean lines, on their arrival at Quarantine, direct to the railroad sta tions In Jersey City, and the Cortlandt and f r tl -th-st. piers. North River. New-York, and across tire wharves to the mall wagon routes or transfer clerks The contract Is for four years, at J3S.OW .1 year, beginning July 1 next FOR STOMACH DISORDERS, GOUT AND DYSPEPSIA, DRINK VICHY Best NATURAL Alkaline Water. aao BROADWAY. SI. X. CARPET j CLEANSING -« 326 7 th AYE. ™T/ TEL. 1132 38TH ST. .t. i>.;:< Ti Ms STEWAsiTi CARPET GLEANING i 353 111 CHI. St. t °«r only -,"¦-— 000 flf. C4tn 01. branches. i~ year.' experteno* www ••. wt.m w». | Xelechon^ 26« Columbus. J. & J. W. WILLIAMS Radway's Pills MM REED & BARTON, SILVERSMITHS. Broadway and 17th Street, N. Y. 6 Maiden Lane, N. Y. i^ — —^^^—^^^» Eye Glasses Free THIS WEEK our opticians "¦ : examine your «J— and sell you a pair of our 12.30 sold spring ' v «lUws for 31. and give you a gold plated eyeglass chain with » safety hook, also leather case, •ah.ololHy tr««." It's a. $3.50 outfit for *1 Spectacles at -- Mm* prte*. X RESETS OPTICAL CO H 1 **> Fulton St., Itw York inf«r >««»an St.> Hours - A M to « P. M. ¦%¦¦>• m a'RBU or no pat. Book mit frM. II LH L So drums or -i*vic«« wed. DR. WIT.- : ir ur s ° n - * i w - *•** *<• N*wi«k. bmti, u i> n i wt«i . . ¦¦¦;¦*" I"*.******"*--"- J ?