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I»E WET'S COAL SUPPLY.
HE SETS AT REST A NEWSPAPER STORY OF TELEGRAMS BETWEEN ADMIRAL BRADFORD AND HIMSELF. Washington. April 23 (Special).— Admiral Dewey says he has no use for people -who think ft smart Cor a naval officer to be insubordinate, and there are many of them. When he was a commodore or. the Asiatic Station, just four years ago. and was compelled to seize Manila Bay as a base, after being driven out of neutral waters, he ranked below Rear Admiral Brad ford, ■ ho was in charge of supplying coal to the BBfiflealy expanded navy, for the first time thrown wholly upon its resources, without the customary recourse enjoyed up to that time of buying the highest requisite of sea power In any friendly port. Dewey "went into Manila Bay with all the fuel >« needed for several weeks, and on his arrival promptly captured a sufficient supply for sev c^aT months. But before the end of May Ad riiral Bradford had 16,000 tons of the best coal that could be bought on the way to the isolated ■ . and as much mere followed in June. Seme was in sailing vessels, chartered because they would never have to touch any where, and therefore not apt to be captured or detained, and some was in fast steamers. Some cleared from Philadelphia before the middle of May In British bottoms, bound ostensibly for Singapore, and a pood deal left Australia for japan! but conveniently put into Manila by pre " arrangement. Dewey soon had baH a dozen colliers more than he needed, and fortunately did not sell the coa! as he once proposed, for the army trans ports and the augmented Beet needed it badly before th» summer was over. Under these cir jsnnstanees the admiral's indignation has recent ly been aroused by a yarn that puts him in the false position of sending a "smart" message to the naval authorities, and he has repudiated the reflection on his good sense in the following characteristically frank correspondence: O-"e of the Admiral, No. 1 -47 Rhode Island-aye *- ) "*'- c Washington. April i.s. I9QE. . ...... Ido not know whether you v«- c Mt:ced it or not. but my attention ha? been 'ifrT-o a" item in several papers, alleging a between you and me. while I was in £S£aV?d at Manila on the subject ot coal. It may c °s,T^f '-"ereit ycu to se*> the reply I have made perhaps V; .e .e~v FU >,ject so I send you a copy l O^-- V 've^r^c;rev GEORGE DEWEY. l^rT^-'rafk B. Bradford. United States Navy. Bureau of Equipment. The copy inclosed was Us follows: April 9. IMB. S3SS?SS Tp . - ora. Bw'W"' wcwb.* • The inclosed newspaper clipping was as fol •T^e Philadelphia Saturday Evening Pos£ says the CUei «x« x x a :l 1^e )epartment , Washington, D. C. "7o Dewev, Manila: I "Wry did you buy so much :.- BBADrnRI) •■ "Flasrsnip Olympia. Manila. -To Bradford, Chief Bureau Equipment, Wasn ir.gton: DETTET." To bum. In reply to Admiral Dewey's communication and its inclosures. Admiral Bradford wrote: Department of the *^ jj~j< SS&F** |S? £Sf o^-erda/^er^g HT^mkT ■ took place at the Navy ; : ■ §&-& "who was of the opinion that ample coal - a time from Chines- i ■ funds was capturec , I 4aV ?-rnembor ttat soon you had so much that S«f <<ifl not Imow what to do with It, and asked JS^^rv "om the department to sell a port.on T^ story is a good one. but at my expense and Atoirkl George Dewey. - S N. No. 1.747 Rhode Island-aye., Washington, D. <■-. EIGHT FOR yEW POSTOFFICE. NEW-TORK CONGRESSMEN TELL OF THEIR EFFORTS TO WUHH, A BUILDING FOR THIS CITY. Washington. April =3.-At the opening of the mm tfon of the House to-day Mr. Creamer, of New- Tork. -ose To a question of privilege and had read at the clerk's desk an article in a New-York paper charging the New- York Members with being "durc mm and derelict in their duty" in connection ™ the bSI for - new Postoffice building hi New-Torn City. The Speaker ruled that the article read did not constitute a question of privilege, but Sve mm «es were given to ill. Creamer in which to make a Statement. Thereupon he told what the New- York delegation had done in the matter. With Mr. CommlaSß (now stricken with illness) at their head. he said the delegation had gone to the Committee on Public 3uildings and Grounds, and had secured assurances that a separate bill would be reported tor -v New-York Postofflcc. Now it seemed he eaid, that another commission was to be provided by the :.rzr.s of the Omnibus Public Buildsr.g bill to examine lr.to the question of a suitable site. vrr Mr. Lesfier, of New-York. EU PP lem f°" d when Creamers statement by giving notice that jv h en the omnibus bill was brought before the House a Sffet would be made for the incorporation In it of the New-York Poetoffice bill. EARTHQUAKE IS GUATEMALA. GREAT DESTRUCTION OF LIFE AND PROP ERTY-ONE AMERICAN WOMAN KILLED. Washington. April 23.— Two cable dispatches received at the State Department to-day tell of the great damage wrought by the recent earth quake in Guatemala. They are as follows: Guatemala City. April 22.-This government re quests me to cable that on the night of the l^xh lost. an earthquake occurred, causing great Qe nruction of life and property. Many cities and towns almost entirely destroyed. Lo«es jet unknown. Relief funds started. Soldiers or dered cut to guard ruin?. Particulars next mail. BAILEY (Consular Agent). Guatemala. April 22 -Consular Agent at Qu« aitenango report? earthquake ISth. catastrophe. Entire city in ruins Consulate destroyed. Two hundred known kli ed; thou|ht many more. Mrs. Clara Kildare only American killed. Great damage throughout repub^ Guatemala City badly shaken No lives lost. Shocks continue. M'NALLY (Charse). SUGAR REFIXISG COUPASTS SUIT. [BT TELEGRAPH TO in tmtm "Washing Ton. April 23.— Information has been re ceived here that the American Sugar Refining Company has brought suit in the courts of New- Jersey to recover $1,000,000 internal revenue tax which It has paid within the last year under protest. As this *uit involves a nice legal ■■•■ tion, it ii> being, much discussed in Washington. The tax was levied under Section 27 of the amended revenue law. which says: "Parties who refine P« trolexsa or eugar. or who own any pipe ne * or transporting oil or other products, whose gross annual receipts exceed $250,000. shall pay annually a special excise tax equal to one-quarter or l p-r Seat on gross amount of all receipts in excess ,£. !35",«y). . . PartJra makin? falw* or fraudulent re- Tunis. «r failing or refusing to mate returns. a. liable to a penalty of not less than Jl.uM « nd , n ? r «™— 110.000 for each failure or refuel to make return and for . each and every false -or * fraudulent return." ' '- ? _Lnt „♦»«» Attorney* for the sugar company will contest the constitutionality of t1,./» - requirement. If the courts" should 'sustain the contention- it would be a precedent for the recovery of thousands of dol lars collected in taxes of this character. GEX, FUNSTON BEPRIMAXDED THE PRESIDENT ORDER? HIM TO STOP PUBLIC DISCUSSION OF THE PHILIPPINE QUESTION. "U'ashington, Apri! 23. — Bjr direction of Presi dent Roosevelt, tettne Secretary Sander has addressed the folio-wing letter to General Fred erick Funston: Tar Department. Washington. April 22. 1002. Sir: I am directed by the President to in struct you that he wishes you to cease further public discussion of the situation in the Philip pines, and also to express his regret that you should make a Senator of the United States the object of public criticism or discussion. Very respectfully. WILLIAM CART BANGER, Acting Secretary of "War. Brigadier General Frederick Funston. command ing- Department of the Colorado. Denver. Col. At a banquet last Saturday night of the Colo rado Sons of the Revolution. General Funston is reported to have said of Senator Hoar: "I have only sympathy for the senior Senator from Massachusetts, who is suffering from an over heated conscience." Probably what caused the issue of this order ■was an application from General Funston for leave of absence in order that he might attend the banquet to be given in Boston by the Mid dlesex Club. It was understood that he was to deliver another address there, and as the Presi dent deprecates the discussion of public ques tions in this fashion by United States officials and officers, the order was issued. The request for leave of absence was refused. A copy of Mr. ganger's letter was sent to Senator Hoar. FUNSTON WILL OBEY ORDERS. SATS HE LOSES HIS TEMPER WHEN HE TALKS ON THE PHILIPPINE QUESTION. Denver. April General Funston said to-day that in future his public utterances would be free from any reference to the Philippines, and inti mated that his speeches as printed were, as a rule. full of misstatementa and badly garbled. When a copy of the order Issued by Acting Secretary San ger by direction of the President was shown to him. General Funston said: I think it possibly refers to my remarks on the Philippines at the Sons of the American R*^.'. 111 tion banquet last Saturday night. i said nothing there but what I had said before, and the manner in which I was introduced by General Hale at that function naturally called for remarks on the Philippines. If my remarks on that occasion are not satisfactory to my chief I regret it. I am the last man to do anything- prejudicial to military discipline, but. A3 I said at the above mentioned reception when I talk on the Philippine question I am liable to lose my temper. But truth does not always lie at the bottom of the well. unta I hear from President Roosevelt I have nothing to fay pro or con. General Funston announced last Saturday that he would not attend the Middlesex Club banquet in Boston. He had accepted an invitation to a ban quet to be given in his honor in this city on May 1 by the Colorado Volunteers' Association. WATER CURE EVILS MAGNIFIED. j EX-LIEUTENANT JAMES. WHO HAS TAKEN IT. NEVER KNEW IT TO KILL. Los Angeles. April 23.— Charles E. James, for merly first lieutenant of the 30th Regiment. United States Volunteers, who is now a resident of Los Angeles, is quoted as saying that the present agita tion "against the use of the "water cure" in the Philippines is due to reports that magnify the cruelty of the operation. He says: I have taken the "water cure." and know what It is I have seen it administered to several hun dred natives, and know "water cure .the.ftrst ni.-ice I never knew the "water cure ..o K!h a v ctim. When the statement is made that water is riven to the subject until his lungs are filled, it is fi,T.° t ,-uth Any one of common sense knows that I" man would soon strangle to death under such "My^n^erience took place in June, Mflft QUJ i u« We were taken into the mountains 1 rSS starvation was carried out with the lr • me us to divulge army news, It did not I succeed, however. at. the end of that tim^we were introduced to the "water cure. bj natives ° a The dj^r^'ion of the stomach and the acenm pa^ng rain-are all there is to it. I once • a beating. My companions suffered no a.ter enect that I could notice. SOLDIERS TELL OF WATER CURE. STORIES? OF CRUELTY LAID BEFORE SEN ATOR LODGE BY FORMER PRIVATES. Lynn. Mass.. April 23.-Two Lynn men who were formerly members of Company D. 26th Regiment, United States Volunteers, and stationed in the Philippines, have sent to Senator Henry Cabot Lodge a statement of instances of the application of the water cure in the Philippines that came under their observation. Senator Lodge informed then that the matter will be laid **»»^ pprr °£ r authorities. These men are Privates William La belle and Albert W. Bertrand. the latter having been clerk of Company D and regimental clerk at headq/aarter* while the SBth Regiment was sta 'Th "^teS&nt to Senator Lodge, Label!. aay. >,»^V4nnal!v saw several instances of the aVJ>nc-I;a VJ> nc - 1 ; •-•■- ", ..■' E« to^iM this Incident La . - £ Sffloera and privates ! V,™s%?l.™ne-, E=tiu, la, Company D cot g-ft V. - ■ rLoogewii ■ o' Father Augustine, a Catholic priest, at 8010. « j^lit wa" reported that Father Augustine £S2bS33 =? »« i mr-r: fror red i ita In December, 1300, and Fy.,11 "Va uniform of the United States ar rSSSi He refund to tell where the gold was ! ;- ■ ■ Sri? A'rvg ill --water cure squad." The men then proceeded 1 t rearlv all •■■■ water out of him. but he did ™M The men then became frightened, and a «,,r/eon - was sent for. His services proved un succe^fS and Bertrand says that the prieet died. =ome of th« men were sworn to secrecy, and the buried in a plot of land used by the XSods^l* * taSetan ground. Bertrand says that a 1 ™rr,miKs:ioned officer was seen with the priest's i r;»f?nd chain, and when a commissioned officer Tea'red this they were turned over to him. In his Ltatement Bertrand gives the names of the men : t^kirc part and also refers to several officers. According to Labelle when Company D was out ™ « hike while station at Dungas. in July. 1900. men were ordered to burn everything and see ? ! /Sys n tnat l S n Wna^ B f»e B proceeded to do. £abe' c and Bertrand say thai while at Dungas ! Midlers came to a hut wbere ■ native woman had lu-t given birth to a Mid. The husband was S,inp a prisoner and the woman and child were i SWd femthe house and left on the ground T>?/-a"ive shack was their burned, but Labelle and ' B^rtrknd do not know what became of the woman ! arid 'child. . ELLIS ISLAND CHANGES. WILLIAM WILLIAMS TO TAKE CHARGE ON MONDAY-M'SWEENY'S RESIGNA TION ACCEPTED Washington. April 23— The President has ac cepted the resignation of Edward F. McSweeny. Assistant Commissioner of Immigration at New- York to take effect on June 1. Joseph Murray, his Fucc^sor will take charge on that date. William Williams, who will succeed Mr. Fitchie a. Commissioner of Immigration here. informeJ Commissioner Fitchie yesterday that he will, take charge of affairs on Ellis Island next Monday. It C 4^pect,ed t that the new commissioner would was j si n . pgk and relieve Commissioner . ■ thing waa put in shape £& "the wuufma Mid he would be unable OX€ office^ K«t il' Williams sa;d he would be unable to oualify bSfore Saturday and could not take charge beiOt£ Monday. . XEW-YORK DAILT TRIBUNT:. THURSDAY. 'AFRIL 24 1902. NEW CUBAN BILL DRAFTED SENATOR O. H. PLATT PREPARES A STRAIGHT RECIPROCITY MEASURE. IT PROVIDES FOR A TWENTY-FIVE PER CENT TARIFF REDUCTION WITHOUT LIM ITATIONS IMPOSED BY THE HOUSE. [BT TELEGRAPH TO THE XRIBtXE-i Washington. April 23.-Senator Platt. of Con necticut, chairman of the Committee on Rela tions with Cuba, has drafted a bill for straight reciprocity on the basis of a 25 per cent tariff reduction, without any restrictions as to the time limit or other conditions. While the Sen ator declines to talk about it. it is understood that his work is only tentative, as he expects to use the rough draft now in hand to teat the temper and wishes of the Republican side of the Senate. A majority of the Republican Senators read his bill to-day, and it is thought that to morrow it will be the subject of an informal conference of his colleagues. From the incep tion of the Cuban reciprocity question the far sighted Connecticut Senator has said that a 2.> per cent tariff reduction was as much as could be hoped for at present, although it is not known that he would oppose a heavier reduction if he thought it practicable to get through a bill with a greater concession than the figure named. It is certain, however, that he will employ his full power and resources In the Senate to put through at this session a straight reciprocity measure without such conditions as those con tained in the House bill. At the same time there i« an influential element of Senate leaders who ar» anxious to embody in the bill a provision for th^ abolition of the differential on refined sugar, since that proposition seems popular among the Democrats of both branches of Con gress and the Republican Insurgents of the House. It is considered probable that a bill will ne agreed upon before the end of the week between S< r. .tors Platt. Aidrich. Hanna, and other sup porters of the Administration's Cuban policy, and that it will be presented to the Commit tee on Relations with Cuba early next week as a substitute for the House bill. Several Repub lican Senators who are regarded as experts on tutional law are now raising a question ss to the constitutionality of the House bill, or any other similar measure which seeks to inter fere xvith the joint treaty making power of the President and the Senate, and this may some what complicate the whole situation for a time. SOCIAL SCIENCE TOPICS. PROFESSOR WOOLSET SPEAKS ON TREATY MAKING-PR. HILL ON NEUTRALITY. fBT TSXXGaiPH TO THE TRIBUNE.] Washington, April 23.— The third day's meeting of the American Social Science Association in cluded sessions in the forenoon and the evening. Several interesting papers were read at each ses sion. Including in the forenoon a discourse by Professor Woolsey, of Yale, on "Treaty Making Under the United States Constitution." He said that under the present system there Is friction be tween the President and the Senate In the nego tiation of treaties and between both of these and the House in the execution of treaties. There is friction with foreign governments because of In ability to carry through ratification of treaties after agreement, and there is the ancient but ex asperating usage of the Senate in amending treaties. As remedies he advocated that the senate refer desired amendments to the executive for further negotiation: that the President take the Senate Into his confidence earlier and more freely. and secure its co-operation before negotiating, and that the House, should yield more fully to the prin ciple that treaty making belongs to others. George C. Holt, of the New-York bar. delivered an address on the "Merits and Defects of the United Statos Bankruptcy Act" He said n- couW see no reason why :* ::— '•■•"nt •Sfl2S"!?3Sl: ays tern, and that the treQuent «Porta ; reQufc*d-of trustees and the notices of sales were emlnentl> fa Tiie last address before the adjournment for luncheon was made by E. B. Whitney of the New- York bar. Discussion of the subject* followed Or motion of Oscar S. Straus, president of the nr David J Hill. Assistant Secretary of State. w?s the only «r"akW at the session this evening. Th" theme of his discourse was "The Conception and "ReSizatUm of Neutrality." The audience fi"tenedfoDr Hill's address with much interest. HITCH OVER YEW CUSTOM HOUSE. ASSISTANT SECRETARY TAYLOR COMING . HERE TO ADJUST MATTERS WITH CONTRACTORS. [BY TELEGRAPH TO Tin: TRIBUNE.] Washington, April 23.-Asslstant Secretary Tay lor of the Treasury Department, will go to New- York to-morrow to adjust matter* with the con tractors who were engaged to build three stories of the new Custom House at New-York, looking to a final settlement for the work thus far com pleted. He will be accompanied by James K. Tay lor supervising architect of the Treasury. Harper & Co. contracted to complete their work or. three stories of the Custom House by September 1. 1901. it is explained. But there la still much to be done, and a penalty was provided for in the contract amounting to MM) a day for any lapse of the con tract time. Mr. Taylor says he will hold this firm for the penalty, although it is not responsible for some of the delay. Treasury officials refused to make a settlement, according to the demands of these contractors, and the contractors are not.will r the construction of three stories it. /expected that RUSM.WO ta addmon Son of the structure The contract for this *ork h; \!r b Ttvur^ o-^v'Vh*A^Ueved he would be' Table to Secure terms of settlement with Harper - n« ceable way while be is in New-York, and at the same ttoe wtfl be able to make arrange m«tt lor Co. to go ahead with their work. ON THE ALASKAN BOUXDART. STATE DEPARTMENT HAS SO FAR FOUND NO PROOF OF CANADIAN ENCROACHMENTS. Washington. April itt.-Presldent Roosevelt to-day sent to the House a reply to the Inquiry as to reports that British and Canadian officials were encroaching on United States territory on the Alaskan border, and were destroying land marks. In an inclosure Secretary Hay says: The reports to which the resolution refers were brought last autumn to the attention of the Department of State, which immediately set on foot an investigation to ascertain what foun dation there is for them. Hitherto this investi gation has not elicited any proof of the alleged transaction, but it wili be continued until the truth In regard to the matter is ascertained. JUDGE BATC HELLER PROMOTED. THE PRESIDENT FIIXS VACANCIES IN EGYPTIAN TRIBUNALS. Washington. April 23.— The President ha* deter mined the succession to the vacancy on the Inter national Tribunal In Egypt by promoting Judge Batcheller from the Court of First Instance to the Court of Appeals, to succeed Judge Kelley. re siened Judge Van Horn, of Utah, has been named to nil the vacancy in the lower court caused by the promotion. PRESIDENT VETOES A RAILROAD BILL. Washington. April 23.— President to-day sent to Congress a message vetoing a bill granting to the Central Arizona Railway Company right of way through the San Francisco mountain forest reserve. He says this action was taken on the ad vice of the Secretary of the Interior and the Com missioner of the General Land Office, who say that the bill does not properly safeguard the govern ment from destruction of property in the reserve. He also says there is a law which would permit the railroad to cross a forest reserve if the com pany desires to take advantage of it. There is syr ojse PIANOLA The Standard Piano Player PROMINENT MUSXCIAHS WHO USE AND ENDORSE THE PIANOLA: I. J. Paderewski Concert Pianist Emil Saver Concert Pianist noriz Rosenthal Concert Pianist V. De Pachmann Concert Pianist Harold Bauer Concert Pianist Josef Mofmann Concert Pianist Ernst Yon Dohnanyi Concert Pianist Joseph Slivinski Concert Pianist Maurice Moszkowski Composer and Pianist E. A. D'Albert Oombr Pianist Fanny Bloomfield-Zeisler Concert Pianist Emma Calve Operatic Soprano Jean De Reszke Operatic Tenor riadame Ciadski Operatic Soprano Franz Kaltenborn Conductor Luigi Mancinelli Composer. Conductor Emil Paur Conductor, Philharmonic Society. N Y. Placing Pianola ir. posttlon COLOMBIA GIVES CONSENT, TERMS ON WHICH THE PANAMA CANAL MAY BE BUILT. PROPOSAL TO GRANT EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO THE UNITED STATES— WILL LEASE A CANAL STRIP IN PERPETUITY. ■Washington, April 23.— There have been some communications recently between Secretary Hay and the Colombian Minister. Senor Concha, con taining the bases of an agreement between the two countries in the event that Congress should authorize the construction of a canal across the Isthmus of Panama. The first of these com munications was from the Colombian Minister and contained propositions from his government as to terms, concessions, grants, compensation, etc.. on which Colombia would consent to the construction it the canal, in reply to which Sec retary Hay transmitted a memorandum of a hypothetical and conditional nature as to what this government would do in the event that Congress authorized the President to act. The Secretary's memorandum was sent to Minister Concha to-day. The purpose of the communi cationa was to remove doubt as to what each government would do if a canal were directed to be built. The following: authorized statement concerning the propositions of Colombia as they stand amer.der was made public to-day: The- exclusive right to construct, operate and protect a canal, as well as all railroad, tele graph and telephone lines and auxiliary works within the zone is granted to the United States. The zone is six miles wide and includes the islands of Flaminco, Naos and Perico. In Pana ma Bay. It is to be under the joint judicial con trol of the United States and Colombia. Colombia gives unqualified consent to the sale and transfer of the Panama Canal Com pany's rights to the United States, and exempts the latter country from all taxes, import duties, et. She grants to the United Prates a lease of the canal strip In perpetuity. For convenience it is divided into periods of one hundred years, renewable at the option of the United States Colombia asks for a lump payment of $7,000,000 after the exchange of ratifications, to be con sidered "on account." For fourteen years Co lombia waives all compensation for the canal rights This period will more than cover the time of construction. At the end of the four teen-year period the annual compensation which the United States shall pay thereafter shall be determined by a board of five commissioners. The facts that Colombia has asked no com pensation for the first fourteen* y«a«i!andi t**t he United States has advanced $7,000,000 on account" will both be taken Into consideration in fixing the annual rental thereafter. MR. HOAR'S NEW RULE. tti. bays THE MASSACHUSETTS SENA tor IS IN CONTEMPT OF HIS OWN CODE. (BY TELEGIIAra TO TIIE TRIBUNE. I Washington. April 23.-Mr. Hoar's new rule en joining milder manners and more punctilious court esy on Senators who engage in Intellectual combat is having a lively "trying out" in the upper house of Congress. Yesterday the venerable Senator from Massachusetts applied the new precept with molli fying effect to some remarks made by Mr. Rawlins. of Utah To-day the fiery and untamed senior Senator from South Carolina attempted to rebuke the author of the code by declaring him in con tempt of his own theories. Mr. Tlliman tried to quote a statement made by Mr. Hoar in the debate on the District of Columbia Union Railroad Station bill, but apparently made a mess of it The Massachusetts Senator replied that he had said something entirely different, whereupon Mr. 1111 man ehided Mm for departing from both the letter and the spirit of his amendment to the Senate rules The incident passed oft without serious friction It will be a long time, however, before the Senate accustoms itself to the restrictions put upon It by the prohibition against hotheaded impu tation and hasty epithets. Mr. Tiilm«n charged that Mr Hoar had been discourteous to him. at which he was surprised, because the S#" at <>'' was r>wav^ a stickler for good order. Senatorial dignity BSWKSsS %%, o^who'have^ir E^aSSsr o^ure* &SS2S Filipinos He had not finished his remarks when th i e n S th n a e e arly P ar? ce oo d f the session the bill providing for a union railroad station in Washington was under consideration, but no action was taken. SBIFBVILDiyG IS VAT 7 YARDS. HOUSE COMMITTEE PROVIDES THAT ONE BATTLESHIP CR CRUISER MUST BE CONSTRUCTED BY THE GOVERNMENT. Washington. April 23.-The House Committee on Naval Affairs to-day amended the provision of the Naval Appropriation bill so that one of the new battleships or armored cruisers must be built in a navy yard. At the meeting yesterday a provision was adopted giving the" Secretary of the Navy dis cretionary authority to build any or al! of the new ships in government yarSs. But the friends of the navy yard proposition were not satisfied with this action, maintaining that, as the Navy Department officially was opposed to building in government yards, the discretionary authority would not bd exercised. As a result, the provision was amended to-daj-.. so tha.t th» Secretary's autnority remains The Piano is Mastered by A GREAT AUTHORITY on music once described the piano as "A piece of mechanism exquisitely operated by some people— a reproductive, suggestive instrunMnt that is mastered by few and mauled by many." This description, clever and excellent as it is. is incomplete for the reason that by tar the greater number of pianos in the American home to-day are neither mastered nor mauled: they are nsw played at all. and as far as practical use goes they are not musical instruments, but mere pieces of furniture. WAGNER, once called the piano the household orchestra, and it is without doubt the most versatile and popular of ail musical instruments, if— and here is the vital point— if it can be played. THERE IS TO-DAY a practical means of bringing into service the unused pianos. There has been found a solution of the problem of how to have good music in the home at all times. The Pianola is at once the solution and the means. THE PIANOLA is without a doubt the most wonderful and rateable invention that has ever been made in musical mechanics. It is really an addition to the mechanism of the piano itself which simplifies the action of that instrument to an almost incredible degree. Through its agency the great barrier to the mastery of the piano, technique, is broken down and entirely removed, and the possessor of a Pianola finds himself master of a technique greater than that of any artist that •ver lived. His control of the piano is immediate and complete. The Pianola gives him what he. could not otherwise acquire without a lifetime of study and practice. But, and herein lies the SECRET OF THE PIANOLA SUCCESS, it is not automatic. It is a highly sensitive piece of mechanism. It superimposes between the performer and the piano something that "knows all the notes." that controls every nuance, every variation of tempo, every accentuation, every gradation of tone and quality of tone: can respond to every shade of feeling, every passing thought, and every impulse. It is distinctly not nucaanical and can be made a great and significant instrument of culture and gratification. There is but one Pianola- Its phenomenal success has inspired many imitators, who in some instances have represented their instruments a* Pianolas. Some of these imitations are quite ingenious and clever in their way. but they wholly lack the artistic qualities that distinguish the Pianola from the vast field of automatic piano-players and have obtained for it the enthusiastic endorsements of every musician of prominence in this country and Europe. I' you have not heard the piano played with the assistance of the Pianola. It may *, diScult tor you to unAee stand Its wonderful success. Certainly you are robbing yourself o£ a:, opportunity to judge of an Instrument which may prove of inestimable value to you. The cost of th. Pianola, * *250. It :aa be purchased by moderate payments. Visitors welcome. — «=>/ A T7*/~%¥ I All f*f*% <8 WBSt 23d st - ■■ T %D/)€ AllsVJlul All VsVS* 557 Broad St., Newark, N. J. Rolling Stock of Spring '// ff JW With the first pipings of Spring corses fc^. thought of dainty vehicles and stylish trappings — meet for the revival of all nature — fitting the new creations of sartorial art. We show many gigs, dog carts, spyders, phsetons, breaks, run abouts, rockaways, victorias — poise in each ; dignified ; sparkling with style. Every day at Studebaker > is exhi- ] bition day — every hour offering a private view of our art works — and welcome to all callers. Golf Wagon.— model two seated wagon for driving to the Links or Country Clvb — convenient for station work. Back seat faces either way or can be removed entirely. We show many — low hung, some t^»Vi Mm in natural wood or tainted. "Removal Notice. — w"Bl remove at th- end of the year to our new tea story buildinz. Broadway and Serenth ATeaue, comer Forty-«grhth Street. STLDEBAKER, Broadway, Cor. Prince Street, New York. JEWIS & (Longer Invite inspection of their enlarged Housefurnishing Warerooms. extending through from 42d to 41st St.. CARRIAGE ENTRANCE 41ST STREET, being the largest and best equipped establishment of its kind in the country. Everything necwsiirT for Kitchen. Uondry. Cellar. Dining Room. Library. Pantry. Hall. Bath, and Stable. BEST QUALITY GOODS ONLY. Cutlery Cooking Utensils. Crockery. Fireproof Earthen and Porcelain Cooking Ware China ani Glass. Sanitary Articles for 'sickroom and nursery. Ice Cream Freezers. Clothes r'.-.sers, Wooden and Willow Ware. Fire Sets, Andirons and Fenders In Brass and Iron; Carpet Sweep ers. Household Articles. Wilke Tile Lined and Eddy Refrigerators, <fee. Goods delivered tree to any pjrt of " Grt*ter £\Y» York." or carefully packed and delivered jit stations -xithin 100 milts. Orders by Mail Receive Prompt and Careful Attention. 130 and 132 West 42d Street, and 135 West 41st Street, New York. BETWEEN BROADWAY AND nTH AYE. as to building all the ships in government yards, but the additional provision is made that one bat tleship or one armored cruiser shall be built In such navy yard as the Secretary may designate. An appropriation of $175.000 Is made to nt up the yard for shipbuilding purposes, and an arrange ment is made for a test of the merits of govern ment construction by keeping detailed accounts of labor and material, leaves of absence, etc. bo that the items of cost may be compared with those or construction in private ship yards. ' Representative Kltohin of North Carolina, re newed the proposition for a government armor factory but as there is no armor to be contracted for under the present bill, the motion was not Pr vote directing the building Of one ship In a government yard was: (OhIo). Roberts 'Mas»chu ; \ves— Bull. Tayler (Ohinl. Roberts .•Massachu setts'*. Meyer (Louisiana). Tate. Rlxey. Kitchln and Xoe's^Foss. Dayton. L»udenslager. Butler. M ;II * In other r respects the naval bill was left as agreed upon yesterday, with two battleships, two armored cruisers and two gunboats as the allowance of new ships. . OLEOMARGARINE BILL IN HOUSE. Washington. April 23.— House to-day began consideration of the Senate amendments to the Oleomargarine bill. A special rule for this purpose was adopted by a vote of 153 to 73. By the rulln* of the Chair the question of further amendment of the Senate propositions was confined within narrow limits. Slow progress was made The opponents of the bill, who sought to modify the Senate amend ments in various particulars, were outvoted on every proposition submitted. TRADE TREATIES NOT TO DIE. THE SENATE WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO CONSIDER ALL OF THEM Washington. April 23.— The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to-day again failed to reach a decision on any of the reciprocity trea ties now before It. The committee decided, how ever, that all the treaties now pending should be reported, either favorably cr adversely. The effect of this policy will be to prevent any of the agreements being tied up in committee and to give the Senate a chance to consider all of them, even though the committee may be op posed to them. Last Week of the great Aviction Sale OF FINE TABLE ><fore removal to new store. Exhibition in the morning, of goods to ,be sold at 2 o'clock each day. C. DORFLINGER & SONS, 915 Broadway, near Ist St. New York. « THC J. Tfcuu^ >"<■ ■**» ■ 'Wii i ii Tint lOTfi^r MMnm nor 4 anr the autmob or f -TH€ CAM mm* 111.11' tU MM * DICKER MAX'S DCH.IBLE #"V9T?T% 30 Ho»»rd BC. Ju« E*»t at A3* WMi^m AY Broadway. Plum* SOS Sprtn*. ■Vi4>JAl*l AaMficn U««it m itooi cm. hmmmmmmm 3