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\ A VV KEEPS LINE OPEN. OAVT FIGHTING OX THE fSThMUS OF }>A XA MA . FROM THE IOWA GUARD TRAIN"* POIX>X SAKE TIM. FRIDAY. Colon, Nov. 25. — An armed guard of marines jroffi the United States battleship lowa has re established the transit across the isthmus and Retails from the lowa's marines are now pro tfctin? each passenger train. There ha* been fierce fighting at Empire Sta- JSSS, on the railroad line between Panama and Color., between the insurgents and the troops of •i,e Colombian Government, with very heavy ]s«es5 «es on both sides. Yesterday morning at 1" o'clock the schooner Qapet and a railroad barge returned to Pan f.TT.a. bririErir.fr 3T»rt men from Chorrera. being tte remainder of General Alban's expedition. Great crowds gathered at the wharf to wit sf g8 the landing of the soldiers. They were jarred with bands of music, but the music forded mournful and more like ■ funeral rAifh than the joyful strains of welcome to a victorious army. General Alban looked his •usual and calm self, and acted more like a rnia en whose hands time hangs heavily for want of something to do than one coping with P»ve responsibilities under trying circum- SBSBB. At 3:30 yesterday afternoon, at the head of wren hundred men. General Alban left Panama tT train for Empire Station, where the liberals tit reported to be in fairy strong numbers. Hi purpose was to surprise and rout them. jy train bearing these troops v.-as held up just Hfore it arrived at Culebra Station, owing to the liberals opening lire on Alban's advanced piard- Alban disembarked his men from th> ?ra!r. which returned to Panama. The fighting it Catebra lasted from 4:40 until 0 p. m. The Eer. Mr. Leveridge and the Rev. Mr. Jacobs. Baptist and Wesleyan ministers, respectively. narrow- escaped being shot- Their house in Culebra was riddled with bullets. The government troops continued to advance, and the fighting- -was stubborn all along the rail road line and continued until Empire Station, a mile and a half distant, was reached. The Liberals continued slowly to retreat, Aiban's men following them until the latter eventually reached Matachln Station. Here he met and conferred with Captain Perry of the lowa, who tt»s returning from Colon on an armored train. It Is understood that Captain Perry will not al low the railroad to transport troops, conse quently General Alban and his men were forced to push ahead on foot. It is said here that they thus reached San Pablo, where the Liberals are In force, and that fighting is taking place there. The Liberals are under tlie command of General Between the stations of Culebra. and Empire ever cne hundred and fifty kilted and wounded men could be seen along the track. The Fight ttss grewyom* There is no proper Red Cross organization and the •wounded lack care. The Liberals at Colon declare the majority of the men killed or. the line to be Conservative troops, and that the rebels are still in force along the railroad. Three .hundred of the lowa's marines were landed at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Panama, to protect the property «-.f the railroad aii<3 to insure the continuance of transit across nae isthmus. In government circles In Panama there i? still •r.tire confidence in General Alban. and it 's Wleved there that this Conservative general is able to rope with the present situation and mc ■■■laily to overcome the apparently insur mountable difficulties before him. • It if eat mated the Conservative government ha four hundred men in Panama. Ti» breastworks on th«» railroad bridge that '' ■ late Panama, a? well as those erected in yatthecry. have been demolished by the pov ensmeat THE SITUATION IN COLON. The government gunboat General Pinzon left ■» aachorape. close to the other warships, last • r-- EBB* was much commotion in the streets *«£ to-day. People sought refuge on board tie United Ptatee gunboats Marietta and Ma **»«, along the railroad and on the piers. The •"•notion in the streets later ended, and calm *» ""reigns. There is no jubilation, which is * >' • that the Liberal army is not advancing lorard Panama. It is reported to have been <&*ated at Matachin by General Alban's com ttssfl. Th» latter is paid to be pushing on Colon. At a conference held at 1 o'clock this morning °= board the British cruiser Tribune, at which c «rcral Ipnacio Foliar. .. Sefior de la Rosa, sec retary of General r>-»z. and the commanders of *Jit foreign warship? were present. th» General a ?m<i. at the request of the naval commanders, fc =<3 en th» ground of humanity, having in view •*« larpe foreipn population of Colon, not to "■■i troops her* or open fir" on Th» town before '• o'clock Friday evening. T^ Colombian gunboat General Pinzon Is badly off for provisions, and the commanders at all the warships agreed to supply her with the * '•"•ssary stores. The gunboat has not yet re 'ura*d to Colon and her whereabouts is un- ■ ■ ■ , FOREIGN warships IN THE CARIBBEAN. "K'ASHIXGTON FULLY INFORMED CONCERN ING m INTENTIONS OF GERMANY. Berlin. Nov. 25.— The Foreign Office to-day g e«t for the representative here of The Asso ■•'-'■ Press and declared the announcement to I the effect that the countries party to the Triple Alliance were making a concentrated demon stration in South American waters to be false. I The Informant of the correspondent said there had beta no discussion between Germany. Loatria and Italy regarding common action in this direction. He admitted that each country *&» sending warships to South American **t*rs, but said they were acting entirely in dependently of each other, and were merely JWot^ctlne the property, rights and lives of their ■objects. It -was further explained that Wash ««ton wm fully informed concerning the in • yoM of Germany in this regard. The move ■•au of Geraaan veesela in South American waters have been fully reported, a? well as the. vessels destined to £0 out there. No other ships have been sent to South America. German officials in Berlin are of the opinion that the presence in the Caribbean Sea of war ships of the powers composing the Triple Alli ance will have the desired effect, without mak ing necessary a recourse to action. XO BOMBARDMENT OF COLO.X. THE rXITED STATES GOVERNMENT IN CHARGE OF ISTHMIAN TRANSIT. Washington. Nov. 25. — 11 la pretty well under stood here that there is to be no bombardment of Colon by either side. While wide discretion ary power was given to Commander McCrea. and nothing was said to him about stopping th? bombardment directly, nevertheless the State Department established a precedent in these matters last year, when it Instructed Mr. Gudger to warn some insurgents at Panama that they w. uld not be allowed to bombard that port. If the government troops on the Pinion should per sist In their purpose. it is said that the com manders of the warships at Colon would require that ample time be allowed for the withdrawal from the town of all foreigners, and the attack ing forces. to escape restraint, would be obliged to direct their bombardment with such rare precision as to destroy the Insurgent defences without harming the railroad property, and even without endangering the ■><**•-.■■-• of trains, conditions probably not to b<* met. Secretary Long to-day ordered Captain Perry of the lowa to besu cornmai.'d • ■'. all the United States naval force-:- on both e!<3cs of the isthmus, in order to instim- harmonious opera tions. Consul Genera. Gudcer's last dispatch, which came after I o'clock was about a? fol lows: our troops have arrived at Matachli . onc balf of the way across the Isthmus. No obstrue .- : Coloml a Government seemed to be \ Ictorious over the Insurgent*. Commander McCrea of tl M at C has informed th< " •■- Department of the threaten* I bombardment of thct town, *-id ask-U for Instructions. He hes bee > rdered - (1 take such steps as ii" deems g ary foi the ■ .-mi of Am< rl ai Inten sts at Co .. Th>- State Department has r- ■■ nfirma tion of the report* . def al : tb« Ub ml troops by the Colomhiaa Government forces. This came in a dispatch from Consul General Gudg< r, at Panama, this afternoon Mr. Herran. charge d'affaires of the Colombian Legation, received the Coll iwlng dispatch : Panama, November 25. Colombian Minister, Washington: Rebel army completely defeated at Culebra and Emperador. Governor marched last night upon Colon. Traffic Interrupted yesterday, but will be i s ta! lished to-day. ABJONA, Acting Governor. Mr. Herran ear;i»-r ;n the day received a dN patcfa from tho acting Governor of Panama, saying that the Governor, General Alban, had started with a considerable gov.--n-.nint force to operate against Colon and Lin-ri. It is the expectation of the Colombian authorities to com bine this land movement with that o" the force on hoard th.> gunboat Pinion, and thus be able to recapture Colon. The action taken by the United Slates in land ing marines and protecting the line across the isthmus is In conformity with the wishes of the Colombian Government, and follows a spe cific request recently mad- by Mr. Herran. The Colombian authorities are fully aware that, if they retake Colon, it must be by their own ef forts and without hope of any assistance from the United States force* on the ground, as this government is scrupulously holding aloof from the political contest between the. government and the Liberals. OLD MOORE ESTATE DIVIDED. IT BELONGED TO THE AUTHOR OP •'TWAS THE SIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS."' Among the real estate transfers recorded yes terday were those of pieces of property in Nine teenth. Twentieth. Twenty-first. Twenty-second, Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth sts.. in the neighborhood of Kighth. Ninth and Tenth ayes. The transfers were all from Caslmlr r>e R. Moore, of No. 109 East Thirty-elghth-st., and others a* executors, trustees, etc . to Margaret Van Cort!?ndt MacNutt, Katharine T. Moore, Cashnir De R. Moore. Clement C. Moore. Fran cis L. Ogden and Mary M. Sherman. These transfers were the division of the estate of Dr. Clement Clarke Moore, th- author of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." and a professor in the General Theological Seminary, which he endowed, who died on July 10. 1863 This estate, now divided among his grandchil dren and grandnl* <--?, has been in the family over a hundred years. Th- 1 father of Dr. Moore was Benjamin Moore, the second bishop of the Episcopal Church in New-York. His mother v.ms a daughter of Captain Thomas Clarke, of the British army, from whom the estate de scended. On Moore Hill, at Ninth-aye. and Twenty-Jhird-st., was built Chelsea House, a well known landmark, which remained .-landing until 1853. In the Revolutionary period, the Rev. Benja min Moore supported the royalist cause, and entertained British officers until they were driven out by the Americans. On July 1.~», 1770, Clement Clarke Moore was born in Chelsea House. He was educated in Columbia College He helped to set the Gen eral Theological Seminary on its feet. In 1819. two years after the birth of the school, he gave from his large real estate holdings sixty lots, comprising what is now known .is Chelsea Square, bounded by Ninth and Tenth ayes. and Twentieth and Twenty-first sts.. on the condition that the buildings of the school be erected there on. When the school became a seminary in 182 L Mr. Moore was made one of the profes sor*, his chair being that of theology. In 1840 Dr. Moore published a book of poems, one of which was •T'-vas the Night Before Christmas." The husband of one of the heirs mentioned. Mrs. Margaret Van Cortlandt MacNutt. a daughter of John D. Ogden and granddaughter of Dr. Moore, is Frank Mar Nut t, of Richmond, Ind. Of a wealthy family ,he was noted for his lively experiences in the diplomatic service of the United States in Spain and other countries. SHARP ICTIOy BY THt: KAISER. THE COLONEL OF BLASKOWITZS REGIMENT DISMISSED FROM THE ARMY. Berlin Nov. 2.">.— German newspapers assert that Baron yon ReisswttZ has been summarily dismissed from the army by order of Emperor William. Baron yon Relsswitz was colonel of. the rCCtmeni in which Lieutenant Blaskowitz, who was recently killed in a duel with a brother officer, had served. The action was taken be cause Baron yon Relsswitz did nothing to pre vent the duel in which Blaskowitz was killed. WOMAX VANQUISHES A ' .1 UK. Enstport. Long Island. Nov. 2.">.— Mrs. I. L. Oeborne. of Terryville, Is to-day the admiration of the neighborhood through her heroic and ii us—fill combat with a mammoth hawk. The bird, which had a spread of wings of nearly three feet, new into her dooryard and immedi ately attacked her. Though armed only with a stout stick, the woman wielded the weapon with such skill and force that the bird, despite its repeated and frantic efforts to strike her with its talons, was vanquished. The whole bo-hood has been examining th» bird and congratulating the successful combatant on her iiujrm and skilL .; ;_-J NEW- YORK, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26. 1901. -FOURTEEN PAGE&-*T te < S2£ t J!5— THE PIONEER, Owned by Inspector Byrnes, of the city Sewer Department. The boat -was swept from the ways in Robertson yard. City Island, and carried fully three hundred feet along the shore, and is badly broken up. VIEW OF THE BEACH AT CITY IST. AND. Between Bylea'a and Hanson's yards. The stenm launches, the 1.4P2 (in foreground, and the Ola. were taken from their ways by the f>torm of yesterday In Hanson's yard, fully 800 feet away. The hn" of wreckage Is 150 feet from the water. STORM'S RAVAGES GROW. SEVE> DEATHS REPORTED ON TERSEY COAST. VESSELS ON THE LONG ISLAND SOUND SHORE BLOWN RAILROADS AND HIGHWAYS WASHED OUT Reports of (lamapo from the storm of Satur day night and Sunday continued to come In yesterday. Besides the mail lost from the iron pW at Long Branch on Sunday seven more men were drowned on the Jersey coast live at Lone; Branch and two at Toms River. All but twenty feet of tin* iron pier at Long Brnnch was washed away. :<tid tli<- German 1 I'lott hok was left hijrh awl dry on i!><> bench. The shorn of Long Island Sound was strewn with wreckage, and several vessels were blown far inland, one yacht being left In the centre of the highway. Railroads and wagon roads were washed away, some plar& being left without communication with the r«>st of the world. Store* were flooded and many houses greatly damaged, one on Ix>ng Island being entirely de stroyed. FJ YE LOST AT LONG RHAXriI TWO BARGES DRIVEN ASHORE PART OF CREW RESCUED BT BKEE4 HEB BUOY. Philadelphia Nov. 25.— Advices received here this morning by th* 1 Maritime Exchange saj th.-<t five men were drowned yesterday m I^oti^ Branch at the height of the storm which swept the Atlantic coast Saturday night an.i Sunda} The men are supposed tb have been members of the crews of the barges Wilmore and Grant, which A^r.- iost by the tug Eureka., which ar rived i" New-York yesterday and reported that sh" hn'i lost hf-r tow and had no tidings of either crew. The hargea went ashore at Chadwick, N. .?.. nhout one and a half miles south of Long Branch. There were peven tr.cn on them When th*-y \\»>i:t ashore. Th^ entire crew of one was washed overboard and losi while the life saver.--, with tl;" aid of a breeches buoy, saved two of thr- men on the other l.;irg». The third man was washed overboard before he could be res cued. Toms River. N. .1 . Nov. 2.".-There are the wrecks of four barges along the coast near the Barm-gat light. They came ashore in the Morm and are rapidly pounding to pieces in the surf. The Largos wcr>- trie Grant, the Wilmore. the Fail River and the Whitman. They were hound for New-York from Philadelphia, in tow They broke loose from the tugs and drifted ashore. Each harge had one man on board. Two of the men were saved through their barges b"»in« driven far enough inshore for the lite savers to send them a line The other two barges strand ed further out. and the men were washed over board before the barges worked far enough in to be reached. This afternoon the bodies of the two men were washed ashore. They were buried at once. The tu£ which had the barges in tnw was not heard from along the coast, and it is supposed that 11 mad-- barbor in safety. HA VOC OX CITTS OUTSKIRTS. RAILROAD AND TROLLEY TRAFFIC IM PEDED—SHIPS KEPT AT SEA BT tup: gale. Reports from various quarters yesterday showed that the damage \,y Sunday's storm was comparatively sllßht in tho built up portions nt this city, while it caused considerable havoc in the city's outskirts and in many places within a few miles of the city I.'1 .' limits. Examinations of the subway along: its entire line showed that far less damage had been done in the excava tions than had been feared. A great deal of water poured into the trenches, but it ran out or was pumpeu out yesterday, and the contractors reported that no serious loss or delay would be caused by the storm. Along the river fronts, where the high tides had filled many cellar?, pumps were busy yesterday, and many individ ual losses were reported, but none of large pro portions. The sewers of the city did not suffer harm by the tides. Ferry traffic was delayed somewhat yesterday morning, but was resumed according to the usual schedules later in the day. A few barges were sunk at North River docks on Sunday, and the work of raising them was in progress yes terday. About a thousand fee-t of lumber was «C"oß<tnued on Second Pajte.» FINANCINGfNEW CLUBHOUSE REPUBLICAN CL.TJB COMMITTEE MEET ING WITH SUCCESS IN <; KITING SUBSCRIPTIOXS. The financing of the project by the Republi can Club for a handsome new clubhouse to o.ist. with k't, aimiit . <i: 4.'V».<t«M». is fo well in hand now that it la expected that architects' plans will be asked for soon aftf-r January 1 The new house i- to front in Fortieth-st., between Fifth and Sixth ay«. about ?30 feel easi of Sixth-ave^ the present site of St. I^natius's ■ h aa Baa I n told In Th.- Tribune The church site has j> frontage of 50 feet in Fortleth- Bi :ini 22 feet In Thirty-nlnth-st.. running throufh thi block. The plot coal the. club >,000. Th" flnanrf committee h«« ttnft WltH gratify- X tceesa In soUctting subscriptions for the If Th<- Library Sqoare Realty Company ... . , by the clnb members to finance the project \ mortgage for f IOO.OOO on the real pstate waa r ■■■>■ •■ ' uith th ' s realty company as a , ., » ,},,. plan, and the subscriptions toward th-- building f-" 1 . ■■"■•• in p n*.-rt second mortgage bonds, an I are j I ■•<• n by the members. Real .^taif experts estimate that .«inr--- the pur chase of th" pW. less than a year ago r ! • property hai advanced in value from $200,000 to about $230;flW>. A subscripUon for $3,000 whirr gave the finance committee great pleasure came fv^-.r. General Horace Porter. United States Minister to France. General Porter, in forwarding his check, expressed the most cordial sympathy with the plan to build a new clubhouse The new bouse "ill be eight stories high, -.\itii plain fronts i».th In Fortieth and in Thirty nmth-st Thr building committee has decided that anything ornat< In architecture submitted win n.>t be seriously considered. Three Boors will be used ;:s apartments, and the others for Ken eral club purposes. Including an assembly room and a large dining room for rlubdlnners. While there will be a few committee rooms, it is not planned to have any routine political campaign N\. ; rk conducted at the clubhouse. The senti ment is general that all the structural features shall he severely dignified and in harmony with simple Republican tastes Th- color of :he granite for the fronts has not as yel been de cided on. It Is exi.ected that the non-resident member ship of the club will be largely Increased. In fact, the officers of. the rluh hope to make it al most national in its character. Members of State, committees from all over the Union will probably be induced to become non-resident members, and It la hoped to make the club such a popular rendezvous that prominent Republi cans having business Of a political character will make it their headquarters during their stay in the city. The duos for non-resident members will be very modest. committee who were Members of the finance committee who were seen yesterday said that there was no particular need 'for hurrying the building. St Ignatius Church, which rents the premises . of the club pays a sum that makes It cost nothing for the club to carry the church property. The present clubhouse was constructed as a home and. while it has been a comfortable place in which to meet, it is no longer adequate to the actual needs of the club. Notwithstanding cer tain Inconveniences, it furnishes one of the best dinners in the city to its members and guests at 7.") cents. The church can remain only until January 1 under its present lease, but the club officials have received an intimation that the church society may want to remain a few weeks longer. It is likely that they will he allowed to remain until March or April if they so desire. MARVELLOUS DISCOVERT, IF TRIE. RESIDENT OF INDIANA TOWN SAID TO HAVE INVENTED METHOD OF STOR ING HEAT FROM SUN FOR USE. [BY TELEGKAPH TO THE THtm-NE. I Richmond. Ind.. Nov. 35.— 1t is given out here that a local resident has made one of the great est discoveries of modern times. It Is a method of storing the heat rays of the sun. The theory is similar to the making of ice. only the process is reversed. The inventor, who is a practical and scientific man, has discovered a substance which is .abundant arid cheaply produced, which will absorb heat rays and hold them until driven out again. The process by which the heat will be driven out and the composition of the blocks are still secret. There has been one meeting of capitalists at which a practical demonstration of the process is said to have been made, and all present were fully satisfied that the process is practical and that it will revolutionize the pres ent methods of heating. ■ INNOVATION IN DINING CAR SEVICK. A delightful meal at .i small cost ran be had In the superb cafe dining: cars which will be inaugu rated by the Seaboard Air Line Railway on *U of Us train* December I.— CAdvt. AVAR ON CROKER R THE STATE GREATER NEW-YORK DEMOCRACY TO SEXD CONTESTING DELEGATIONS TO THE ("OXVEXTIOX. STEWART FOR BUILDINGS HEAD— TALK OS EXCISE. Yesterday was a day noi without political incident, although the srreat municipal campaign lias loner ago passed into history. The Greater New- York Democracy is extending its organization -to all the boroughs, and will -end contesting delegations to the State convention. It will first seek amendment to the primary laws, to give it a stronger position as a political organization. . ft wa* learned that Jacob A. Cantor. Borough President-«lecl or Manhat tan, wonki offer to ex-Assemblyman Perez M. Stewart the place of Superin tendent of Buildings for this borough. Speaker Nixon, Senator Krnm and other tip-State Republican leaders talked on the prospect of excise legislation. REACHING INTO THE STATE. GREATER -YORK DEMOCRACY TO SEND A DELEGATION TO CONVENTION. The lead°rs of th<=> Greater New-York Democ racy have deeidtd to extend tV •ir organization to all the boroughs and to send a contesting delegation from this city to the next Democratic State Convention. The plans for the year's work will be discussed at a meeting ot" the ex ecutive committee on Friday night at the head quarters of the organization. Broadway and Twenty-elghth-st. Vnder the present primary law the Greater New-York Democracy, in send ing delegates to the Star- convention, would have no standing there because of the fact that in all of the districts, with thf possible excep tion of the IXth. they are in a minority as compared with the Tammany organization. In a contest at the primaries there is little doubt that Tammany would outvote the younger or ganization in nearly all of the Assembly dis tricts. In order to get around this apparently insu perable obstacle, the leaders have practically decided to appeal to the Republican legislature, which they believe, for obvious reason?, will be magnanimous, for an amendment to the primary law which "ill make it possible for the Greater New-York Democracy to have proportionate representation for their delegates in the next State convention. Meanwhile, the leaders have planned ambi tiously. In Richmond Borough the Greater New-York Democracy already has a good work ing organization, with recruits coming in every day. They polled about thirteen hundred votes in the mayoralty contest In Richmond, and since the overthrow of Tammany they have re ceived advances from disaffected Tammany men in Queens and The Bronx. Borough President Haffen, who was supported by large numbers of the Greater New-York Democracy men. was elected by a small plurality. He is not on good terms with Richard Croker, and did not attend the -hw*«-rmeettng "f the Tammany executive committee It la believed that he is ready to unite his following with the Greater New-York Democracy. It Is understood that the Brook lyn Democracy, whose leader Is ex-Senator Michael J. Coffey. looks with favor on the gen eral scheme for a new Democratic organization in tak<» in all the boroughs. This Tammany does not do. and the fact that Tammany is a semi-secret organization, and is confined en tirely to Manhattan, will be used as an argu ment for the proposed amendment to the pri mary laws and for a proportionate representa tion" in the next State convention. The leaders of the Greater New-Tor* Democ racy figure that if they can hold their organiza tion together in this borough and extend it on th« lines contemplated, they will, with the prestige that they obtained in securing the elec tion of Borough President Cantor. Register John H. J. Ronner and Sheriff William J. O'Brien, be able to make inroads upon th» enrolled voters in the Tammany organization. If their plans carry, they will have an enrolment at the open ing of the next mayoralty campaign in every Assembly district in the city, the membership of which will be made up of former Tammany men. They figure that while Tammany may remain in a fairly compact condition for the next two years, another defeat in 1908 will com pletely shatter that organization. The executive committee meeting on Friday night is regarded by the leaders of the organiza tion as one of the most important ever held in the city of New-York. EXCISE BILLS TAKING FORM. OUTLINES of MEASURES LIKELY TO RE INTRODUCED- -SPEAKER NIXON SEES MR. PI.ATT. P. Fred Xixon. Speaker of tYif Assembly, who arrived in this city yesterday, had a ta!k with Senator Plait In the afternoon, and the two men canvassed a pood many matters of State interest. Among other things which were said to have h^en dismussed was rh>^ makeup of i he committees of the lower house and the advisability of any Sunday opening legislation. Mr. Nixon informed the Senator, it is said, that th" prevailing sentiment of th» up-State people at the present time was averse to any loosening of the present law. and that it might be in advisable to attempt, such legislation on the eve of a State election Mr. Nixon declined to give his own opinion on the subject when en by the newspaper men at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. All he would say was: "If any legislation of this character is intro duced it will be likely to provide for two things: First, the issuing of a special license for the opening of a saloon on Sunday, and. second, the abolition of the penalty now imposed for the selling of liquor on that day. At all events, it would be a referendum bill ' Speaker Nixon is staying- at the Cadillac Ho tel. He expect? to leave town to-day. Other up-State legislators were inclined to be reticent on the subject of excise yesterday. Lo ral Republican leaders are likewise apparently waiting for some one to take the initiative an.l formulate some definite kind of legislation. Ac cording to the drift of opinion at present this will not be done until the legislature convenes. Another suggestion, however, was put forward yesterday by an Assemblyman from the Bor ough of Manhattan, which will, in all likelihood, take the form of a bill Inter in the winter. It la that liquor may be publicly sold on Sunday, but not for consumption on the premises of the liquor dealer. This will permit a man to buy a pail of beer and take it home. It will also pre vent, so its sponsors say. the congregating around the saloons of loafers, who under the influence of liquor may become boisterous and thus disturb the quiet of their neighbors. METHODIST MINISTERS IN ARMS. Action against the opening of saloons on Sun day was taken at the weekly meeting of the Meth odist preachers yesterday. Resolutions were adopt ed expressing opposition to legislation that would interfere with the sacredness of the Christian Sab bath and calling upon the members of the meet o^^ent evfrywhere « .to make impose JWkXeda I* Snffice of the present agitation a as at those in attendance would talk. PRICE THREE CENTS. CHOSEN BT MR CANTOR. PEREZ M. STEWART LIKELY TO BB BUILDINGS SUPERINTENDENT IN MANHATTAN. Fx-Assemblyman Perez M Stewart, who in ISO 9 defeated Assemblyman Mazet in the XlXtn. District, is likely to be appointed Superintend ent of Buildings by Borough President-elect Jacob A. Cantor. Mr. Stewart is not a member of the Greater New-York Democracy, with, which Mr. Cantor is officially Identified, but it is understood that he is on friendly terms with the leaders of that organization, sad that he will accept the superintendency si buildings if it is offered to him. The friends of Mr. Jordan have not abandoned hope that he will be ap pointed to the place, but the indications last night were that Mr. Cantor had practically ma.de up his mind to appoint Mr. Stewart. Mr. Stewart came prominently before the pub lic in one of the fiercest Assembly contests that this city has ever seen. Following the investi gations made by the committee of which Robert Mazet was chairman. Richard Croker openly declared his Intention to defeat Mr. Mazet for re-election. On account of the strength that Mi. Stewart had with the Citizens Union element in the XlXth Assembly District, the Tammany ; people indorsed him. Mr. Stewart defeated his. Opponent by a very slender plurality. Mr. stew- j art is a builder, about forty years old. When Mr Cantor was asked about his inten tion to appoint Mr. Stewart, he said to a Trio une reporter: "I shall make no announcement of the appoint ment until Wednesday night or Thursday night X is not safe to guess on anybody. No one nut myself knows who is going to be appointed. POLICE CAPTAINS CHANGED. MURPHY JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD BE: A GOOD THING-EFFORT? TO STOP CHURCHILL ACTIVITY. There were Indications yesterday that effort*, were being made to have Acting Captain Churchill, stopped from enforcing «m law vigorously « com mander of the police at the sad north Of Bss» the district east of the Bowery and north of Hoj* lon-st Slate Senator -Tim" ... Police Headquarters yesterday and had an earnes. conversation wits Police Commissioner Murphy. Deputy Police. Commissioner Devery. who wa? sail to be furious ov*r Churchill's attacks on the pool room, run by Frank Farrell hi the precinct. ha* a long conference with the Commissioner. CtaurrtUl was called before the Commissioner ana «•« .f h * had been reported correctly in the newspaper* L to the frequency with which he had been tran«-, fSrCoSoner Murphy ~ld c»un*ni h.d denied saving anything reflecting on the Deputy Commissioner. Devery. in Murphy's n «V*" a-k-d If He intended to make ,ny charges against Churchill, and he replied: "I don't care to say * word .- Commissioner Murphy made a mud MM of a report that he had directed Churchill not t* be too strenuous in enforcing the law He aaM: •I put Churchill where he I* and I expect hlra.j to do his duty. He is really doing no more than other police captains are doing, bat as he Is » new man. the newspapers pay more attention to him than they do to others. He's very enthuria«lc| now. like all young commander?. He 11 cool down.. though— cool down." _ : < Churchill said that he id no* been " calW off. 1 and was goinc to keep on closing up dives, and re-, pressing vice in his precinct. "With places hka. M Turk's on the Bowery. I'm going to enforce th» law as stringently as possible." he said, "bat I m. going to be as liberal a, possible with the tittle,. German beer saloon,, where people go and «t drinking beer qnlettr * the hour. All the -11? orderlv houses haye 1 shut -.:p . and I intend to keep, i hem shut l went from place to place, and say«. then their choice of shutting up or going to jaiL 'Did you have your dough bag?" ■ x.->. but I had several invitations to sen! th** ward man around later." ■What is to become of the women of tnos» "1 don't know. I don't want to drive them BSM t^ement houses, and i don't want them on «» street I intend to ask the advice of District At torney Philbin a* to what shall be done with thos* women." The report that Police Captain Schmittberger «»» to be sent to the Tenderloin was regarded at Police Headquarters yesterday as premature, if not un worthy of belief- Several police captains wer» transferred by order of Commissioner Murphy in the afternoon", but Schmitfoerser was not amo=s them. The transfers were announce^ as follow?: Captain CHAPMAN, from HlgfctrWgs to Mereer-st. Captain THOMAS, from MereeMt. *> Wert One-hun 'lr?i"platafiENG^N d r; SC from We* O«e-liun *■* sM **Tanliir THOMploN^from Mulberry-*, to JUdiwn-t. Captain FITZPATRICK. from JUdlson-M. to Centra! Captain G \N.VON. from Ontral Park to Jlu!berrv-?t CapiaiS HARDY, from Atlanric-ave.. Brooklyn. '» X cTp°t?ln" WHITE, from >:■>" " to Atlantic-are., \ WALSH, from C!?rmont-av,.. Brooklyn, to SMFfiSffSSniCOTI «< «, Ha.l. remand Z, desk duty. Commissioner Murphy was asked to explain th* moving of Edward Walsh back M Manhattan. H« answered: . , ■Well I thought Walsh had been over there Ion? enough, and that it was a ?ood thins M make a change." *,„__ •How about Chapman? He seems to be in raw "^l'Lrm^ was always in favor with me. I told him about three w^ks ago that he was doir.--^o-l w.,rk up there over the Harl.™^ancj th_ did gootT work before Chapman's been neglected » U^ow l ato!^Bannon? B.'. -ate -Oh thats all right. Then had been made on Saturday. Commissioner Murphy admitted the fact. »nd said he had -forgotten tfca nam-V of the m«-n." Xt was learned that thr-e of "he^i were named Monday. Moxen and Fogerty. Tnv patrolm<T, of the • ity are disturbed Ijy r- ports that the next Police Commissioner will abolish the three platoon system under -which they hax« is exDected that the experienced to the two platoon sv"tenr under which a lareer number of policemen, were^ept on duty at night. The officers say that umWthV present system the posts at night are too STL &&«* *£««