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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 to-day 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 Dually fix. 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 elect. -=> 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 manufacture. 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 N. BEACH. (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. ANNOUNCEMENT. 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 be made. 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 many otb«-r»-. 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 liable. 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 United States. 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 THE SENATE. 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 body. 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 proved conditions. 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 be desired. 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«» plorable. 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 results." "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 SANE' MURDERER. 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. RAILROAD IXTEREZTS 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, said: "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 PHILIPPINE CONSULTATION. 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 HIS MONEY. [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 tion. 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 INTRODUCED. 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. Barnes. 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 levy. 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 the Port. 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 law. 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 POSED TUNNELS. 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 New-York Central. 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 of property. "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 anything. ••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 STILL. STRONG. 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. &bgutTH&HKS6IVIHGTURK[¥S Buy Direct of the Wholesalers and SaT« All Middlemen's Profits. KEENEY'S 51 Pearl St.. neir Rroid St., N. Y. OFFER EXCEPTIONALLY FINE POt'LTRT ANT GAME AT RETAIL. BEST QUALITY— LOWEST PRICES. Orders called tor and i-rlivered daily in Xew-Ycr's. Bnoi- FREE ° OF ac CriARGE. Shipping to all parts of th. couat-T. Mall orders r« eelve prompt ani be?: service. Our "List of Market rroiucts" sf-.: upon reques:. ESTABLISHED lait. TELEPHONE »J6 BROAD. CHESTER CREST, Norta Fourth Avenue. Mount Varaon. Xc» Yorii- A qu:er resort with every co^cr:. tor raea nervously disordered through dissipation. Ccmrsunlcations strictly confidential. Adires* G^ 5. Avery. Manner: taiephan* »4.1 V M'^urt V?mon. ESTA3LISHEJ A. D. 1838. Knox Hats 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. 17% 17% 17% 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 year. The Tribune's TtßUfie %T SALES INCREASED 17% tiring the Vast year. 17% 17% 17% ' a