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CABLE RIGHTS GRANTED.
COMMERCIAL COMPANY'S APPLICATION
APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT.
SEEMS ON WHICH THE TRANSPACIFIC LINE
WIIX BE CONSTRUCTED STATED BY
ATTORNEY GENERAL KNOX.
Washington, Nov. 24.— The arrangements by
which the. deep sea soundings and surveys made
by the Mere under the direction of the Navy
Depart are to be turned over to the Com
mercial - pany for use in laying the Pacific
cable beyond the Hawaiian Islands were com
pleted to-day. The representatives cf the cable
corr.paT-.y examined the charts of the depart
ment and expressed themselves as highly grati
fied with the thoroughness of the work. Dupli
cate lets of the charts have been prepared, and
will be timed over to the company as soon as
the contract prepared by the Attorney General
is signed. This will b» In a few days. The only
feature of the terms laid down by the gov
«-nn:er.: to which the company took exception
vas that providing for " American operatives.
Tils -*-as modified at The request of the com
per.:- to provide for American operatives when
cbtair.sble. The charts will carry the cable be
yond the Hawaiian Islands to Midway Island
ar.d from Midway Island to Guam. From Guam
two links ■111 extend, one to Manila and the
other to Yokohama.
EXPLAINED BY MR. KXOX
twins statement regarding the con
c«s:or..- was made by Attorney General Knox
The President, having duly considered said ap
plication, hereby consents thai the said com
pany n ay lay. construct, land, maintain and
operate telegraphic lines of cables on the Pacific
coast cf the United States and in the various
terniorial waters of the United States, to con
nect tl-.e city of San Francisco, in the State of
California, the City of Honolulu, in the island
cf Oar.-j, Hawaiian Islands, and by way cf the
said Midway Islands and the island cf Guam.
the is'.a-d of Luzon. Philippine Islands, and a
point on the coast of the Empire of China,
It is a condition to the granting of the said
ccr.=er.t that said company first file with its
sa:2 application its written acceptance of the
terms and conditions on which said consent is
given, to wit:
First— That the said company has not received*
ary exclusive concession or privilege, and is not
corr.tir.ed cr associated w:th any company or con
cerr. to exclud* any other company or concern
torvred '.r. the t'rited States of America from ob
ta:r.:r.g- the privilege of landing its cable or cab es
cr. the roasts ol Chir.a or connecting them with
other cab.c lines or inland lines of China, and saM
co— par.y, its successor jr assigns, will not make
ar.y cor.trac. <\omtinat:on or arrangement with
ar.y such company or concern for such purposes
The ea!d company has not combined or associated
Itself with, and will not combine or associate itself
■B-:t!-.. ar.y other cable or telegraph company or con
cern for the purpose of regulating rates between
po&ta in American territory or between them and
any point in China. Japan or other Oriental place, :
except to make reasonable through rates.
Seco:>.d— Tr.at said company's cab:e shall touch at
co other than American territory on the way from
the United States to the Chinese Empire. A line i
from the Philippines to Chir.a shall be constructed I
ty said company within ore year and operated ln- i
ce;er.dent!y of all foreign companies and concerns.
Tr.ird— That the rates to be charged for com- i
merelal r-essages shall be reasonable and In r.o |
case in excess of the tariff set forth In Congress j
document No. 3CS. House of Representatives, i
LVTIth Congress, first session, signed by George G. '
Ward, vice-president of the Commercial Pacific
Cat!e Company, and attested by Albert Beck, sec
retary, with proportionate rates for intermediate
pcir.ts plus such payments as may be enacted by
th<= Chinese Government.
Fourth— That the government of the United
States, any department thereof, its officers, agents
ar.d insular or territorial officers and governments
•upon the route of such cable, shall have priority for
their official cablegrams over aii other business, at
such rates as the Postmaster General shall au
Fifth— That the United States shall at all times
have the right to purchase the cable lines, prop- '■
erty arid effects of the said company at an ap- j
I raised value to be ascertained by disinterested
persons, two to be selected by the Postmaster Gen
eral, two by the company or concern interested,
and the fifth by the four so previously selected.
Sixth— That the government of the United States
shall have authority to assume full qpntrol of the
said cab'e during- war (including grave civil dis- :
turtar.ee) cr when war '.- threatened. ■ . .
Seventh— That all contracts entered into by the
te'.i company with foreign governments for the
tra.risrr.i=?;cn of rr.essaees by the said cable shall be
mill f.r.d void vihen the United States IS engaged
in "war. so far as the President or Congress shall so
Eighth— That the United States shall have au- |
thority to sever at discretion all branches which
rray be for.r.ected with the main cafcle line afore
saM d':r:re war cr a threatened war.
Ninth— That the curators ani employes of said
company (above the rrade of unskilled labor), after
eaid cable sha'l have been laid, shall be exclusively
American cirizer.s, if :he same can be obtained.
Ter.th— That the citizer.s of the United Stares and
of its possessions shall stand on an equal footing
as regards the messages over said company's line*
with citizens or subjects of any other country
which said cable may connect.
Eleventh— That the cable shall be capable of an
effective speed of transmission over the main route
from California to Luzon of not less than twenty
fiv-r words a minute, irhich the said company
agrees to make every effort to maintain.
Twelfth— Tr.it the cab> laid shall be of the best
Thirteenth— That ample repair service for said
rah'e gha!l maintained.
Fourteen i..i— That the lire shall be kept open for
daily business and all r?r>tsages in the order of
priority heretofore provided for to be transmitted
ac'f'riirp- to the time of receipt.
Fifteenth— That no UaMlity «hqll be assumed by
the government of the Ur.ited States by virtue of
ar.v rrn'To] and creorshiri which it may exercise
over =ad lir.e in the event of war or civil dis- j
tsrbance, or ur.<ier conditions numbered six ar.d .
eirnt above Bet forth, so far as messages directly :
cor.r.'""teci with the war ar» concerned, but as to !
the Etomsare or interruption of other bus!n*-s < ; of j
the cable crmpanv Jie compensation therefor to j
be paid by the Urltotf Stntes to the cable com- ;
pa-v shall he determined under the general law.
Sixteerth— By the pra^t of 'his permission the j
United Ststes Government does rot Insure or In- i
Seinrify said Commercial Pacific Cable Company :
ejra'r.st any larding rights "ißimed to ex'st in !
favcf of arv fnrasarv .r rompanks In respect to ■
arv of the lfsu!»r Dosseeslor,? of the United States.
?"Vfr,'ffrth- That the eoiisent hereby granted
eh^ll be subject to any fnture action by Congress,
afl!*Tr'nr revolrir.r or rvlifvinir. wholly or In part.
th« said '•ordltio'"? and te r m« on w^ich thfs con
ser.t "s elver.. Th" pcce.^ar.^e of the terms and
eor.?'' : orr Tir^n which tMs ronwnt la cc 5-'5 -'- shall
be *"i*Fi-red hy a corv of c. resolution of the board
cf flirwtora rf the e*We rompany. under the rom
parv's «<=tT. to N* - r.-> with the Pri'master '"-'"
»r--l rf Th» T~r<*i>-£ Store*, linon the fllir.tr of whl"h
toll i-rf« era 1 ! be mintWl to sa!d company by
the cc r ~~r'fi-^\- r>* tr- 1 " Ni'-r tn all n*wt*Hiln**. profiles
?rA oovert v er helpful <*n.?a 1"> the possession or under
the control of the Navy Department.
TRESPASSED WITH AUTOMOBILE, j
•TTDGE GIVES DAMAGES AGAINST WILLIAM
(BT TELE'-.BAPH TO THE TKrtrTfE.] i
Stafford. Conn.. Nov. 24.— In the City Court here i
tc-day Judge N. C. Downs made a decision in the ■
dvn suit of William F. Nettling, of New- York.
a£&Kst William N. Beach, a wealthy New- York
du&can ana autoi«t, for trespass in an automo- ;
£:'.«, which gives the plaintiff V.O damages and j
statutory costs against both Beach and Albert j
Ekiry. his chauffeur, who was joint defendant. The |
case was tried here a rev days ago. and aroused
murh interest among the wealthy class. Nettling
ar.d Bearh are both wealthy. They were-neigh
•x>rt at Shlppan Point in September, when the
rreEr.a^ occurred Beaih admitted trespassing on
Mr. Xettlir.g'6 property in his automobile, but ex
cused 'the trespass on the ground that he went
after his hat which The wind bl«i«.- ati. His coun
sel Fought to make the case an« of «rtere. technical
trespass bu» In a memorandum submitted with his
decision Judge Downs declared it,a case where ex
emplary damages could be awarded, but added that
a« r.o evidence war adduced loajprt toward this
tr.d he was rornpeKed to make 1 -finding on the
facts as admitted c- proved. Tne % learned judge
eccrird Bea'-h roundly for driving on his way as if :
nothing had occurred, and without even stopptng :
f o apologise when he observed that the piainti.T ;
was disturbed and annoyed. He declared, too. j
that the presence of a large high power machine |
of the kind In Question on one's premises against :
hi* wishes, with the noise and dust Incident to its
use. should not be treated as a mere technical
•■try upon land.
Fishel, Adler & Schwartz
announce that they will temporarily
occupy the store premises 326 Fifth
Avenue until their new Gallery Is com
pleted, of which due announcement will
Ac lnipwrlon Is Invited of a collection of
th#lr iro«t recent Importations. Including
paJstlnsi by the following m«ii«i:
. Schrey#r. Octaille. Bou«ueure«u. Carol.
Ziem. Rosa Bonneur. J. J. Henner. Boudln
Chi*. Jaequc. Thaulew. G«ron)«. and
3 26 Fifth Aye., Bet. 3^d & 33d sts.
i * ■ ■ ' '
SPAMSIJ WAR CLAIMS.
COMMISSION DEFINES THE PRINCIPLES
WHICH WILL GOVERN ITS DECISIONS.
Washington. Nov. 24.-The Spanish Claims
Commission has enunciated the principles by
which it win be governed in passing on the
various demurr-rs which have beer submitted
to it in connection with the claims now under
consideration on account of the war between
Spain and Cuba. The general basis is laid down
that in assuming the responsibility which would
otherwise ha- e beer. Spain's the United States
ie bound to pay all claims for which Spain could
have been held. It is further held that the in
surrection in Cuba had gone beyond the -
of the Spanish Government, and that ft was
not responsible for damages done to foreisrners
by the insurgents. If. however, it be -
that the Spanish authorities mip.ht have pre
vented the damage done in any particular case
by the exercise of due diligence the commission
announces that it will hold that Spa'- was
The commission announces further that It will
take judicial notice that the Cuban insurrection
passed from the first beyond the control of
Spain, and so continued until the intervention
of the United States. It is further held that
Spain was entitled to adopt such war measures
for the recovery of her authority as are sanc
tioneQ by the rules and usages of international
warfare. If, however, it be alleged and proved
in any particular case that the acts of the
Spanish authorities or soldiers were contrary
to such rules and usages, Spain will be held
liable in that case. This decision dpes not, how
ever, go to the extent of saying that the recon
oentration orders were legitimate acts of war.
There is to be further argument or. that subject.
Ex-Senator Chandler, chairman of the com
mission, and Commissioner Maury dissen' from
the rules adopted. Mr. Maury says he has
reached the conclusion in considering Article VII
of the Paris Peace Treaty that by the phrase,
"all claims for indemnity." the high contracting
parties intended to include all losses and injuries
to the persons or property of American citizens
resulting from the insurrection, the conditions
of which this government, through its execu
tive department, declared to be abhorrent and
shocking to the moral sense of the people of the
Ex-Senator Chandler says in a written opinion
thai he concurs in the general principles of
Commissioner Maury's dissent with the qualifi
cation that "it still remains open to the de
fendant to limit or relieve from llaM'ity by
proof that in a particular case the Spanish
authorities, assorting sovereignty and c
tver* 1 actually attempting to protect and
in doing sc because they were then ar.d there
unable to prevent the injuries complain
PR O TES TS A(t a INS 7 SM OOl\
SALT LAKE CITY MINISTERIAL AL
LIANCE ADOPTS RESOLUTIONS OP
POSING HIS ELECTION TO
Salt Lake City, Nov. 24.— The Ministerial
Alliance of Salt Lake to-day adopted resolutions
strongly opposing the proposed election to the
United States Senate of Reed Smoot, one of
the twelve apostles of the Mormon Church. A
copy of the resolutions will be sent at once to
every ministerial alliance of prominence in the
country, and also probably to President Roose
velt, every Representative and United States
Senator, and others prominent in political life.
The resolutions are in part as follows:
We protest against this endeavor to el^ct Apos
tle Smoot to the United States Senate as an en
deavor to fore*- upon the citizens of Utah a union
of the church and the state.
"The election of a man who holds the highest
OTice save one In the gift of the Mormon Church
to the highest office save one in the rift of the
people of than or the United States would be a
menace to our civilized and religious beliefs No
other church has dared to attempt such an ecclesi
astic Invasion of Congress. The election of Apos
tie Reed Smoot for the United Statf-s Senate would
actually be the election cf the will of the Mor
mon first presidency and twelve apostles to that
As ■■■ consistent member at the Mormon Apostri
late Apostle ?rr.oo' ea-.not make an imrortant move
without getting permission or taking counsel of the
quorum c f Mormon high pri°Fts to which he be
longs. By virtue of his apostolic vows he UUSt act
first as a Mormon apostle a.nd sf-cond or tnin! as a
citizen of Utah and patriotic American.
We protest against the proposed election of
Apostle Srr.oct to the United States Senate because
the majority of the Mormon Apostolate, to which
he belongs, and with which he works in harmony,
are living in polygamous relations. In vloiatlon of
covenants made to the people of the United State*
-.- weil as In violation of the criminal statutes of
Utah. The two or three apostles wno may be liv-
Ins? monogamous lives ar< obliged to defend the
righteousness of the polygamous system of mar
riage, ard to wink at the iawbreaking polygamous
relation of their fellow apostles.
The Mormon Apo^tolat^ .=tards as one man be
fore the community as directly or indirectly en
couraging or conniving at the continuance of polyg
amous relations throughout the Mormon Church.
The vizorous and rigorous execution of a law r.k
the Edmund-<-Lucker law in this State would drive
the Mormon Church and the majority of its apos
tles Into exile or throw them into prison within
twelve months, and Apostle Smoot dare not op
pose such polygamous conditions.
r AX STATE PUXISH UXIOX?
NO POWER TO ACT IN EXPELLED GUARDS
MAN'S CASE. SAYS ATTORNEY GENERAL.
[BY TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUNE.]
Albany. Nov 24.— Attorney General Davies has
submitted an opinion to Governor Odell in the case
of William Potter, who was expelled from the
Painters" Union of Schenectady on the ground that
he Is a member of the National Guard, holding
that the State authorities have no legal power to
proceed against the Painters" Union. No charge.
it is held, can be brought aealnst the union for
conspiracy, as there is no proof that the union did
anything more than inform Potter's employers that
he was a non-union worker.
Attorney General Da vies said to-r.lght: "The
opinion of Alton B. Parker, Chief Judge of the
Court of Appeals, in the case of the National Pro
tective Association of Steam Fitters and Helpers
against James M. Cumming discloses the law in
the Potter case."
The Attorney General said he had given quota
tions from this opinion of Judge Parker in the
statement he had made to the Governor about the
Potter case. The case which led to this opinion or
Judge Parker was one which arose from the re
fusal of one labor union to permit its members to
work with the members of a rival organization. In
his opinion. Judge Parker said, the reasons -A men
organized for purposes deemed beneficial to them
selves for refusing to work might seem inadequate
to others, "but if it seems to be in their Interest as
members of an organization to refuse longer to
wok it is their legal right to stop."
He "added- "A labor organization is endowed with
nrecisely the same l»gal rVht as is an individual
to threaten to do that which it may lawfully do -
Chef Judge Parker's opinion was concurred In by
Judged O'Brier: Haight and Gray, while a riis-ent
lng opinion written by Judge Vann was concurred
;„ hv Judses Barrett and Martin.
V-nvernor Odell declined to-night to make the
AUornev General's opinion public. It Is su.^cted
£« STay use 't as a basts for some comment in his
agn?al message to the legislature.
GEX. CBJLFFEE FEES THE PRESIDENT.
REDUCTION OF THE PHILIPPINE ARMT DIS
CUSSED WITH SECRETARY ROOT
Washington. Nov. 24.-MaJor General Ate* R.
Chaffee who has Just assumed command of the
Department of the East after his long service in
the Philippines, reported to Secretary Root to-day.
He appeared In uniform and on his arrival held an
impromptu reception in the Secretary's office.
£?«. accompanied by Adjutant General Corbin.
he made official calls on Secretary Hay and Sec
retary Moody. He had - long talk with Secretary
Root about conditions in the Philippines, with espe-
SScSn r of the army there result of
m^h'Sd ofreducfng the a e rmy will be issued
1 nTlr in the day Secretary Root accompanied
flin^rsJ rhaffeV and t..e latter.- aid. Captain Lind
mi," to the executive offices and presented them
n\h. President A rew minutes after they r
W rxe7*tiv« ; offlc * they were * o * n s d ,, by A
fhe fatter's home! General Chaffee will remain in
Washington aeveral daya.
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. TUESDAY. XOYEMBfcs 25. 1902.
THE CANTEEN DEFENDED
MANY ARMY OFFICERS SAY ITS ABOLI
TION HAS BEEN HARMFUL
TO THE SOLDIERS.
Washington. Nov. 24.— War Department is in
constant receipt of data concerning the canteen
question and the effect of its abolition on the army.
It is said at the department that only such in
formation as has been contained In the reports of
army officers on the subject has been given to the
public, and It is denied that any effort has been
made to Influence public opinion. It is also said at
the department that the recommendations of the
adjutant general In his annual report were ba.«ed
on the information contained In these reports. It is
pointed out that the existence of something like
1.400 saloons In the neighborhood of the army posts
is shown by the reports received at the department,
200 to 300 of which are said to have been opened
since the closing of the canteen. This further state
ment is made at the department:
The majority of posts have reported that drunk
enness and courts martial for drunkenness have
increased; that desertion and absence without leave
have increased: that th« effect of the closing of the
canteen on th» morality, discipline and hearth of
the troops has been bad. and. while many post
commanders are. in consequence of frequent changes
of garrison and from th« absence of correct data
on which to base compar!sors. unable to report as
to the degree of detriment created by the closing
of the canteen, ft can be stated as an absolute fact
that in no single case ha« a nost commander ex
pressed an opinion that the effect of the abolition
of the sale of beer In the army has resulted In im
Attention is called to the reports frpm army offi
cers in the Philippines, and it Is sa^.d at the de
partment that, while the reports on the subject are
too voluminous to be given to the press, they are
on file, and at the call of Congress if they should
With reference to the reports from the Philip
pines, a statement has been made public at the
War Department epitomizing the annual report of
Brigadier General Sanger. Inspector general of the
Division of the Philippines. After narrating the
evil effects on the human system of the native
liquors, the statement continues:
To remedy these conditions, the post exchange.
at which light boer was sold, was exercising a
wholesome influence, and General Sanger believes
that the exchange should be again made a possi
bility by removing all restrictions on the sale of
beer and light wines.
To the fear so cftpn expressed by the opponents
of the canteen system that the sale of beer would
initiate or induce habits of Intemperance. General
Sanger shows, from a careful census of the 342
companies of troops in the Philippine Islands, that
in SO companies every enlisted mar. used vinous,
malt or spirituous liquors at the date of enlistment;
in 130 companies, between 90 and 100 per cent: In
58 companies, between 80 and 90 per cent: in 28
companies, between TO and SO per cent: In 30 com
panies, between 60 and 70 per cent. Unfortunately,
quite a number of mm habitually drink to excess.
and as thin number will probably increase if the
men are oblieed as row. to resort to native liquors
in order to satisfy what to many of them is a per
fectly natural craving. the result will be most d«»
General Sanger concludes with the remark that
"it is hardly probable, in view of this information,
that Congress will continue the prohibition against
the canteen, when It is evident that the sale of
beer would be a precaution against the pernicious
habits above stated and their fata! and disastrous
"WOODRrFF FOR ME." BATB DADT.
DECLARES LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AS
SURED HIM OF SUPPORT.
When Michael J. Dady reached his Lome. No.
-' Bchemnerhorn-st., Brooklyn, at an early
hcur this morning, he said that he had seen
Lieutenant Governor Woodruff, and had talked
with him regarding his (Da-dy's) reappolntment
as Commissioner of Elections.
"'Mr. Woodruff." said Mr. Dady, "has assured
me of his support m this mat «t. He advised
me to see Mayor Low, ami I shall do so within a
few days. I am a candidate for the appoint
ment as Commissioner of Elections, an j am cer
tain that the Kings County Republican Com
mittee will recommen i me to Mayor Low."
Lieutenant Governor Woodruff's position, as
declared by Mr. Dady, will occasion great pur
prise, as it had been generally believed that h«
had told Dady that his reappointment was im
possible, and that he (Woodruff) would oppose
Dady'a Indorsement by the County Committee.
Lieutenant Governor Woodruff could not be
found last night, nor could It be learned where
he and Mr Dady had met.
COMMITS SUICIDE ox ROOF.
SERVANT WAS ONCE WELL TO DO IV
LARCHMON'T— HER HUSBAND AN IN
Mrs. Annie Palmer, thirty years old; once a well
to-do woman, with a home and property in Larch
mont. committed suicide last night, in the home of
J. E. Van Daren, a publisher, in the Montlcello, an
apartment house at No 400 West End-aye... where
she had been employed. No reason for her act is
known. H*r husband is a patient In the Mattea
wan Insane Asylum for Criminals. He killed a
brother in Larchrcont seven years ago.
The woman was hired by •. ■ Van Dorens about
eight months ago. She acted queerly. they said
yesterday. Mrs. Van Doren especially noting It as
the woman was washing. In the late afternoon
and early evenir.K she was hanging clothes on the
roof to" dry. Others were doing likewise and
noticed her actions, though not attaching any .-:»;
nificance to them.
The elevator boy saw her fall on the roof, and
he told the superintendent. W. S. Schmitz.
Schmitz and Van Doren ran to the roof and found
the woman suffering from carbolic acid poisoning.
A bottle that had contained the poison lay on the
roof. They carried her to the van Doren apart
ments, and Dr. Meara, across the hall, was called.
Befor*' he could aid her she died.
GRAND TRUNK'S PACIFIC ROAD
CANADIAN PACIFIC PEOPLE NOT DIS-
TURBED AT THE PROSPECT.
Montreal, Nov. 24 (Special).— Sir Thomas Shaugh
nessy. President of the Canadian Pacific Railway,
upon being asked to express his opinion as to the
Grand Trunk project to build a line to the Pacific,
"Yes, our Grand Trunk friends are undertaking
a very big contract. There is nothing in the an
nouncement that need cause the Canadian Pacific
the slightest concern. In this vast country of
ours there is room for a great many miles of
railway. Twenty years ago. when the Canadian
Pacific enterprise was Inaugurated, the entire
country from Pembroke to the- Pacific Coast, a
distance of upward in 2.500 miles, was a bleak waste,
practically uninhabited. To-day the Canadian
Pacific operates in that territory over 6,000 miles
of railway, main line and branches, and this mile
age is being increased year by year. The construc
tion of a line north of us will Involve years of
labor and millions upon millions of capital.
"A feature of the announcement is the absence
of any reference to Government bonuses or sub
ventions. The Grand Trunk Company has de
clared its determination, to build, so that any aid
toward the enterprise from either the Dominion
or Provincial Government Is not asked or re
quired, and this is just what it should be from
the standpoint of the public as well as of existing
railways. As Mr. Hays says the conditions have
changed enormously since the pioneer road was
constructed, and circumstances that made gov
ernment co-operation absolutely essential to the
carrying out of the original Canadian Pacific en
terprise no longer exist.
Montreal, Nov. 24.— 1r. an interview to-day Man
ager Charles N. Hays of the Grand Trunk Rail
road Company stated that the new line to the
Pacific Coast will be managed by an entirely dif
ferent company from the English company which
is now. managing the affairs of the Grand Trunk,
and of which Sir Charles Rivers Wilson Is the
head. The directors will all be Canadians, and the
capital will be nearly all Canadian capital. He also
st.-ited that the line to the Pacific Coast originally
?f le> --ted for the Canadian Pacific and surveyed by
Sir Sar.ford Fleming, and at the time accepted by
the MacKerzie government, will be the one used.
OEXFPAL WRIGHT GOES TO WASHTXCrTOS.
BELIEVED TO BE SUMMONED BY PRESIDENT FOR
Memphis. Term.. Nov. 24.— Vice-Governor Wright
of the Philippines has gone to Washington, where,
it Is understood, he has been summoned by the
President for a conference on proposed Philippine
legislation. It is Laid that General Wright will
assist in the preparation of several bills which will
be presented to Congress at its forthcoming sea
sioa. notable among which will be one to establish
a star currency In the islands It is believed that
an extension of the Civil Service laws in the archi
pelago alto wll! be recommended.
The \ lCe-Gov.-rr.or will remain In Washington
■evera day*, and will probarly appear before a
congress commission before returning to Manila.
LEXOW CALLS W. 8. V. ALLEN SANE.
THE EX*SENATOR SAYS HE THOUGHT HIS
CLIENT WAS IN PARIS. ENJOYING
[BT TELE'.RAPH TO THE TRIBUNE. J
Nyack. N. V. Nov. Ex-Senator Clarence
Lexow. counsel for William S. Vandcrbilt Allen,
was seen at his home here to-night, and fully ex
pressed his beiief that his friend Allen, who had
bter. In I sanatorium at Westport. Conn., lor six
years, was perfectly sane. Mr. Lexow means by a
thorough investigation to determine whether this is
so or not, and will leave nothing undone in his
investigation. He said:
I received two letti-rs from Mr. Alien this morn
ing— an ordinary letter, arid the oiher a. regis
tered letter, bum related to mv acting as nis
counsel In this matter. If Mr. Alien is insane and
he is so adjudgtu. Uien he snoma b« kf-pt in tr..a
State, and not in ar.uu.er, as at present. The whole
matter is at prest-ru a puzzling one to me. for i
do not know why he has been locked up in a
sanatorium for the last six years, ana to rir.d this
out is one of the principal points of the investiga
I was counsel for Mr. Allen some ten years ago
In a case by which I saved him a large sum of
money, so 1 had occasion to know the man thor
oughly, and four.L. him to be clear headed and per
fectly lucid always. Of course. I have not seen
him in a long time. and with other frienda, thought
he was in Paris enjoying hin-.seif with hi? money
I was very much surprised last week to learn of
his whereabouts, and certainly feel that he hap
been unjustly treated in not being allowed to com
municate with his friends when he want) to.
OT'TLOOK FOR LEGISLATION
BILL, ABOLISHING CORONERS HERE TO BE
Colonel George W. Dunn, chairman of the Re
publican State Committee, who has been at his
home in Binghamton since election, returned to
the city yesterday, and was at the Fifth Avenue
Hotel. William Barnes, jr.. chairman of the ex
ecutive committee, was also at the Fifth Avenue.
and was in consultation with Colonel Dunn. Sen
ator Plan had a talk with Colonel Dunn and Mr.
Senator P. H. McCarren. of Brooklyn, called on
Colonel Dunn yesterday. It was understood that
Senator McCarren's call was in reference to Demo
cratic appointments on committees. The Senator
had little to say. except that possibly leg.'-lation
might be introduced at the coming session to turn
aside revenue now derived for the State, as from
excise taxation in New- York City, and give It to
the city direct. The Senator said this would give
the local administration a chance to reduce the tax
It was said yesterday that Senator Malby would
be named as chairman of the Senate Finance Com
mittee to succeed Senator Higgins. Lieutenant
Governoi -elect. Senator White, It is understood,
is to be chairman of the Senate Cities Committee
to succeed Senator Stranahan. now Collector of
There has been a great deal of talk about a
reorganization of the Republican County Com
mittee. It has been said that in Kings County
there is to be a change also. It may be stated
upon the rest of authority that in New-York
County no change of Importance will be made.
Robert C. Morris is to be re-elected president of
the county committee. Some change may be made
in the methods of campaign direction, and new
committees may be devised, but no startling de
partures will be effected. It is known that a keci
factional fight in the county committee was avert
ed by the diplomatic and peacemaking policy of
Governor Odell. When he was here last week he
averted an open rupture in the committee. Some
influential Republicans wanted Mr Morris r a mov»d
and a thorough reorganization effected. This Gov
ernor Oaell vetoed, and the committee will remain
ac now constituted.
Governor Odell will te in the city on Saturday
He will then talk with Senator Platt over various
appointments that he is to make after the i it of
the year. It is understood tnat Dr Doty is to t>>
leappointed Health Officer of the Port." Krancis
Hendricks. of Syracuse, is to be State Superin
tendent of Insurance again. It is understood that
the Governor will have introduced at the coming
session of the legislature a bill to abolish the office
of coroner in this city, and that it will become a
TO TOUM ALGIERS /_V A\ AUTOMOBILE.
Plttsfleld. Mass.. Nov. 24 (Special). — Mr. ar.d Mrs.
Courtlandt Field Bishop, who are sui; ,\t Inter
lakes, their country place, in Lenox, ar
Algiers in an automobile this winter. Thry will go
to raris in December, where a new ana powerlai
French automobile is being built for Mr. riishoy.
After making a run through Southern France, they
will sail for Algiers, and will spend the winter
touring along the seacoast. where the French en
gineers have built a series of excellent road*.
R. R. COMMISSION GIVES PERMIT.
VICE-PRESIDENT REA OF PENNSYLVANIA
ROAD EXPLAINS PLAN OF PRO
The application of the Pennsylvania. New-York
and Long Island Railroad Company for permission
to construct a tunnel railroad to connect the Penn
sylvania and Long Island roads was granted yes
terday by the State Railroad Commissioners at a
meeting at the Fifth Avenue Hotel.
Charles M. Jacobs, the engineer, exhibited the
plans, which provide for two tunnels across the
North River and four across the East River, with
a single track m each tunne!. and trains to be
prope!>d hy electricity. These clans surpass in
magnitude any In the world. It Is not th- inten
tion to establish any direct connection with the
Vice-President Samuel Rea said that the situation
chosen for the terminal station, between Seventh
and Ninth ayes. and Thirty-third and Thirty-fifth
.-<: -\ - -.-yarded as the on- most or al;
It Is the plan." he said, "to run a.! through
trains from the West to this terminal station for
the un'.oading of passengers, and then proceed to
the yards on Long Island, where the trains will he
e'eaned and rrepared for the return trip. The
track level will be forty feet below the street sur
f ice and the wall room about halfway between
About $7.300.0C0 has been expended In the purchase
"The Pennsylvania and the New-York. N«»w-
Haven and Hartford having acquired the New-
York Connecting Railway direct connection with
New-England by way of Lcng Island City will be
established and the use of floats for passenger
traffic dct.e away with. It Is not the Intention to
emn'ov the terminal for freight «ervice at all."
He said the road wo;. maintain all of its present
stations on the New-Jersey side
CENTRAL WILL MAKE AN EXAMINATION
President Newman of the, New-York Central Rail
road gave a hearing yesterday morning to a eom
mitt&e of citizens of The Bronx who want the rail
way company to build a station at One-hundred
and-forty-nlnth-st.. where the tracks of the Central
and of the New-Haven lines meet the route of the
rapid transit subway. The hearing was in private.
At its conclusion Joseph 5. Wood, of the Mount
Vernon Board of Trade, who headed the commit
tee, said that Mr. Newman had decimed to promise
••We are satisfied, however." he said. Mr. New
man told us that his company Is in favor of the
establishment of distributing points or stations
where they will help relieve the Central's suburban
£affi> He would not say that a station should be
-.^ed nn w t rre^reycr^^S
Nile* Alderman J- H. Bfhrn-.<tnn. Tax Commls
2o*r WeliTj Clarence Davies. Clinton *•*«■
and Charles D. Storer.
niG TIMBER LAY/) PURCHASE.
PAGE & FAIRCHILD COMPANT SELLS ITS THIRTY j
THOUSAND ACRE TRACT.
T-tica N T Nov. M (Special).-The Could Paper !
Company, 'of Lyon-i Falls, and Charles W. Pratt, j
of EocnvUl.. hay, purchased the F»S* £ Falrehll-J
tract of timber lands In m*hmarkel *rd < "=.-r * ■
townships, in L*wis County. Th-> purrha*.? -
elude- all of the person property upon the lumber
tract except th« manufactured lumber and ■*»«
loss ' Included in the sale is a«ne-half intere.--t in j
the Glenfteld and Western Ra.lrvad. which was
constructed last year by th= Page & FairchiM
Company to get Its product to market by ral!. The
road is about eight miles long, and runs from J
•-lerneid on the Rome. Watertown and Ogdens- j
hn?e road to the different lumbering camps of th.« !
J if ;,,v The OouW Paper Company has boagnt '
a C Jh'r'ee-cuarter interest and Mr. Pratt one-quarter
a^ r trirt contains .-,-.■,- thirty thousand acres of
timber land, and is one »l the best timber growing
sections in the State. The purchase price wa- said ;
to be J-30000. The purchasers have taken posses- ;
\f* The pulp wood and logs frcm the tract wtu .
he u^ed in the Gorld paper mill at Lyons Fall.-, and
the Pratt mill in Carthage.
WHEAT rnXTFXCE.i rrTViRD EUGBT.
PRICE ADVANCES SEVERAL POINTS IN SAN j
FRANCISCO— AUSTRALIAN DEMAND
San Francisco. Nov. 24.— The almost unprecedent
ed activity which marked the closing of the local |
grain market on Saturday continued to-day. Wheat
and barley advanced several points, eclipsing the
best prices which had obtained since IS3S. May :
wheat opened at Jl 42. and the clamorous demand
from the tears quickly rushed the price to Ji 43« i. I
December scored an even greater advance at the i
opening, the ttrst quotation being: $1 43. The bulls '
were in complete command of the situation. The i
Australian demand continues imperative, and I
freights are dragging at bottom prices.
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All Middlemen's Profits.
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OFFER EXCEPTIONALLY FINE
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BEST QUALITY— LOWEST PRICES.
Orders called tor and i-rlivered daily in Xew-Ycr's. Bnoi-
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Shipping to all parts of th. couat-T. Mall orders r«
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ESTA3LISHEJ A. D. 1838.
ALWAYS THE STANDARD.
We've made good shirts so
many years thar Ciuert and
Monarch brands are popular
enough to prove it.
duett, Peabody & Co.
Seventeen Ver Cent —
It sounds easy — btit
tu-sT stop a moment
and consider tzthcxt it
means to increase
your business more
than one-stjeth in one
tiring the Vast year.