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IVARDEi'APJMEM'SWOKK
MB. TAFT'S BEPOBT.
Vest Fed, Bat Clothed and Best
Sheltered Troops in the orld.
rv Taft el th ' W llr
The first r-port of Seere t: . ..'. ,v,, President.
Department has bew T^ foil »ring Is a
under date of Xoveir. ber_ •»• ntai: ,o.: therein:
B vno PE : S of the |**!fJ5gSg the lasl iiSi
On December 7. l^^f/staus cons.sted of
report, the arm! of thj .:.^i mci ■a?total»ot
reogtn at in 1 Tl ,, r< we n
»»er.U|t*dm

ferf:Kgs2sSi , a nd the PhiMp-
I'Stf^^K^ and the Philip
j&k skiuw „.. ,„,.,., bave I n prln-
Pl.urtngP I.urtng tbelas .... m!:i , ;u -v
cJpsily 'nested "i ' ro^ r to .,. participated in
rires. renrterea "••*•"*?,* -,„ in ,. o f these actions
faw in Mindanao and Jolo. Ir. Brw8 rwu lting
? n d^K-s a of Of two f<i oS\"cerVaT>d thirteen enlisted
»«s Tout of tWrty : ntae men engaged.
HEALTH. COMFORT AND MORTALITY.
Siißiii
lMt cmler.dur year, hs compared vwiJ^ j' 0 - v ,; f
%^£ S were feS C^^f J^Si I^fthe
to^oopsand^
!
f t»2
"" n ':tcd 3'tate^e the % fed best clothed and
best sheltered troops ir. th» world.
SEACOAST DEFENCES.
<i-r iretent srstem of seaco;ist defences, based
u^tSTrroort^mSte by the EnJlcott board. Janu
«rv 1 1«^ S now considerably mor* than half
"o'M^ted Precis for the defence of thirty-one
JSdeTfa tTe nited States have been prepared
i d B"p*oved8 "p*oved ard actual construction under thesa
*;:^ovid projects has so far advanced that twenty
*\\f ot th» principal harbors now have mounted In
ioriiflcadonF ai.d ready for use heavy guns ar.d
SomriTsufflcieit to furnish an effective defence
• c-i"tt a'iv uosßible naval attack.
*S the Inauguration of the present cystem of
cc'-«t defence the total appropriations made by
Co'ii'*ress for carrytefi out the work a.egr* b ate in
R10.055.000. .md It Is e E timai«d that
i. '•- taV< JST. OX'.O-yj more to 1 ( mi '.• ••-• th* wor<c.
« VvTto the present time provision has been made
lor «3Bplaetas 3U4 heavy guns^Oncluding twenty-s.x
temporary emplacements). BS3 rapid fire guns (In
dudtok one tempr.ra.ry emplacement) and 37«> U
fnch mortars Kurir.g the last fiscal year one
r f"ch gur four 19-incn g^riß and seven rnpid fire
cat* and twenty-two mortars have been mounted.
Xow f3 p«r c'e:it of the heavy guns. *> per cent
ef thf 12-lnch mortars and U i*r cent of the rap.d
tewst 'e ws required for our seacoast fortifications are
iir-ady mounted: and in addition thereto appro
rrlitions are available for and satisfactory progress
U neirg made 1:^ the mounting of 8 per cent of
'he r^avy gui% 5 per cent of the 12-inch ir.ortars
™4 V P or cent of t!.e rapid fir- gur,?. R^tbat In
the nearfuture. when the work now ur.dfr way js
completed, 91 per cent of Che *. U and U Inch sTuns
and n per cent of the 12-incb mortars— the heavy
Kmament-and 45 per cent of the rapid fire guns
•»ri:i be mounted and ready for use. Jt would seem
from this that -.he armament of our seacoast ro. -i
fications is In a f^'.riy aatlffactory stage of progress.
".At the present time the most necessary expend
itures for our seacoast defences r« late to the. ln
naßatiori of a system of nre control and direction,
!i iuding range an.J j-oFition finders, searcnligh.s
;:.*. electrical j connections, and the completion of
i.-t vvjtetn :•' p'jhmarine defences.
C2KENCES Ol* INSULAR POSSESSION?.
Projects for ih- dtfcriCc of Bar Juan. P. R.
r^arj Harbor end Honolulu Harbor. Hawaii; San
L«!s d'Apra. <iuam and Manila Bay and Bubi* 1 ay ;
j ? .vj^ Philippines, have, heretofore been muce and
B:-prov*d» snei estimates for the necessary con
t-tmcUon transmltied to Congress Congress at its
;» st s .-.<=alo'. by act of April 21. 19->i. appropriated
V..2H.:-?} for beginning th« work of fortifying our
lr,^-:;ar i>os*esflons.
Under i v iis appropriation the work of actual con
r'ricrlon of fortifications and their armament has
V'jr^n in the Philippine Islands. The funds have
V--«:i applied to heavj guns and batteries, which
tr* cosily and slow to build, leaving until later the
!l«4tf-r l»aU«ri<-s. which in emergency eouid be
rapMlr completed and armed.
During the year the preparation of preliminary
projects for emergency defences of the more im
portant harbors in the new insular possessions has
fce<sn continued. accurate surrey* W a large num
\*t ef battery sites have been completed, and actual
construction of emplacements and flkallatlori ot
anrair.«r.t can foUow at such rate H>rogress as
may be determined upon by ogreW. The Im
portance of this work il obvious, and an appropria
tion of $?,611,0M for continuing th» work has beer,
requested In the annual esumai ■ submitted for
the next fiscal year.
MILITIA PROGRESS
It '• gratifying to be able to report that very sat
l«factory progress has been made toward brlngin 1 ;
tts» organized mi'.ltls. of. ihe several statc^ and 1 er-
Tl'ortes to a ccnoition equal to that of the regular
srmy respecting armament and equipment. Officer*
cf both services have cheerfully and effectively co
<r"rated In meeting the requirements if the rew
law, both In letter and in spirit. anJ ;h(ir comblne-i
♦ Sorts to ing thft miiitia un to the high standard
ct the army In discipline ar:d Instruction are ni'-et
1: c with excellent results.
During the present calendar year manceuvrea
«crt- held In which the regular ard the or-
Bar:!zed militia of several of the Stales partici
pated. thus carrying into effect the provisions of
law for mobilization of troops of the regular army
with Ptat* troops, with the result that both bene-
Bte by the contact.
Th» manoeuvres at Manaspas were conducted on
«. larger s.'^le. thar ever before at tern] ln this
country. The regular forces participating aggre
gated B.O63— (08 officers and ■"■■ men. Of the mili
tia there B»r<- 1.5T0 officers r.nd 19,664 men. a total
•'.. The mar;cp;:vi*s consisted of two prob
l«>m^. Involvine movements on a large scale, two
days tit-ir.K devoted to each problem. ITnder the
fcrrpngem'-r.ts made eltuatloiis were presented not
vr.llke thos^e that confrontec the two conTt>n.llng
forces on practically the pa: grot:nii in I'SJ dur
ing our Civil War. and the problems were so pre
pared as to Include In their solution outpost, reeon
r:<-.is*ar:'-e acjvarc- ar.d rfar guard duty, arches
by day and night), deployment for battle
and the various fcrmitt'oim for nttr,ck and defence
These man'puvrei? cannot fail to be of great value
Jr. the practical trailing of our military .forces,
both regular snd militia, for they accustotn off
"•' of the higher rmdeo to the command of troops
■under campaign conditions; th>-y familiarize offi
cers of all grades with th« handling of their or
ganizations in unexpected anii varied Kltuatio-is
thus cultivating their resourcefulness grid military
Judgment; they teach the men the dutl°R r,f scout
*ni?. reconnolflsance. marchincr and Viatt'n- forma
tions, and give them a knowledge of life In camp
end bivouac: they give officers of the stafr depart
«itnts practical experience in the trar.sportation
sad supply or' troops and they es:ahie ofilcers and
«nen to : acquire a knowledge of camp sanitation
'•■it may ~-.«-an the saving of many live« hi future
io th^ Kiiitia t!i<fe encampments furnish, mo:-.--
JTLJ 01 °":y" :y a rr *' ans of "bservine th- methods
'— J*ttUr service, but of comparing their own
Vb?"!? wlth Tbat °* t!IP militia of other States
iMm » * pkte 1 of th « manoeuvres is to dissemi
ulZL Sv" 1^ n»U'***7 knowledge among those
t'/e-c 4^ «m« m we ™" st dran ' for officers of volun
'^■' »n tiaie of war.
COST OF DEPARTMENT.
statement of th« las) six mi
tures thereon 1. a« follows:
S:^;S2 §?isl?sl "§»^w ii-^iVi
Sft-iSsilSsli ■ . 2StK« I
I«M
"mate

','hL ■M: a f oa *h,- eKthratt for l^^Pendltures
SJ^A h « r i'ro!«%t!or.s Were tnZJfX for
praffltures fij.OoS«» and the ex-
Ka,<K» less th an t he previoua - Zif Ih * year / " I
P-eiio.^a ; fca r c tpproprfatlons
* or Purity
ir-d general excellence nothing compares with
&**&* S.BTSIBBA WATER %
•» * table water. Always the same. Sparkling and delicious. A great
aid to digestion. Sold everywhere.
Half^allons, still; quarts, pints, and splits sparkling.
nnd J131.0C0 less than th<> previous ye?"> estimates,
lhe estimates pre^entcd this year for th. support
£h»«flv .?! Uar> »«hmt-nt proper, involving
*irrl'r kk ;i h , nBS conpunic-d during the year, are
J4,.«00,tt*-tt-less than l;i>!l ;i>! } -« a r's api'roprlationß and
K.«^CB less than last 'year's estimates. On the
other hand, we are asking Congress for consldera
we increases in appropriations for Investment in
permanent plant, such as sites for fortifications
and acoast defenceß. fcarchliehts for harbor de-
Xrnces. semates. galleries, etc.. for submarine
mines, gun and mortar batteries submarine mines,
armament of fortifications, fortifications in insular
possessions and coast artillery fire control Installa
amount to Vof^Sr ii ' 1 '' pa of tMs -'haraoter
: '"': PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.
! ,T, h V ros r* s of the Philippine government In the
I forth In sjceat detail by
«,?i v I '■ rds In his report as chief of the In
sular Bureau The trade of the Islands for the fiscal
jear ended July I. 1904. »h shown by the total ex
ports and Imports, exclusive of sliver and am an.l
,i; '"•• >'■}■•■■'-. has fallen from .« total of *68,C0!>.000
in the i flfc.il year ended July 1. 1993, to $63,000,000. a
reduction chiefly in the exports.
j. his Is explained by Governor Wright as due to
tne droutn and locusts, which destroyed many of
the crops. Another very probable cause is the Inter
lerence with current business due to the change of
money frcm the Mexican silver standard to a gold
standard.
The Philippine government ts the result of «n
effort on the part of this nation to assist the Philip
pine people to stand upon their feet. It is a national
experiment. The taxation by State-:, counties and
municipalities of this country of bonds issued in the
furtherance of that experiment Is a burden upon it
and an obstruction to its success. Therefore th«»
national government, through Congress, may very
weil declare such bonds to be exempt from State,
county and municipal ax tion, and keep well
within its constitutional power. -
By the payment of the $20,000,000 which the Treaty
of Paris provided should br paid by the government
of the United States to the Spanish government, the
Philippine Islands and all it? provinces and munici
palities wen ■•■: from the obligation of Indebted
ness incurred by the Spanish government for the
benefit of those Islands, so that they came Into the
hands if the government of the United States with
out a dollar of Insular, provincial or municipal In
debtfdm SF.
More than $3,000,000 as been spent upon the har
bor of Manila. Certainly another SMO.OOO Is belnK
ppent upon the harbors of Hollo and Cebu. At leas*
52.500.000, nd probably more, has been spent out of
the revenues of the Islands for the improvement <>.
roads and bridges and schoolhouses. It Is not
proper, in view of the present depressed condition
of business in the Islands, due '° disasters to which
reference has been made, that the needed Improve
ments should be charged entirely to the present.
Their cost should be distributed by the Issuing of
bonds to bo pa] after a number of years For this
reason the a ithoritv to issue bonds in the sum o.
«5,000.000 ought readily to be granted
The Philippine Islands have now in operation but
120 miles oil railway. Their superficial area is up
ward of 53i''rtOi square mile*. Their population is
nearly 8 000,000 The railroad mileage, when compared
with "that of the dependencies of any other country
In the world Is ridiculously small, and Is a full ex
planation for the lack of development of the re
sources of this archipelago. It folly ,«3 la , !n *-^
fact that there are to-day In the Mrtand? .^fiYjl
different laneWea FPoken by the 7.000.000 ' ' ,i-^
Christian Filipinos, and largely explains the Igno
rance and state of pupilage In which a great ma
jority of the people of the Islands continue.
Now. how shall encouragement be given to rail
road construction in the Philippines? A\ ith respect
to the Pacific railroads 11 was given not only .by
the Issue of bond* for the purpose, but «' so £> Jl' I*.1 *.
1 onveyaace of enormous tracts of land. The reason
able objection to this latter mode is the ""certainty
of value of the grant which Is made, so that
ultimately It aaay prove to be out of all prn-,-1;--.
to the capital invested. The mode propose. In the
bill under discussion Is that of guarant^einK Xhr in
ccme on an Investment for not exceeding thtrtj
years and not exceeding •"• per cent.
PHILIPPINES TARIFF CHANGES URGED.
When the American army entered the Islands it
found a system of Spanish duties which, with modi-
cations, ' were continued until the commission,
under the direction of the Secretary of War. and
after full public hearings both in the Philippines
and in this country, framed a new customs law.
TUe echedule of duties was adopted as providing a
tariff for revenue only. The theory vp^'i which the
Spanish tar H had been framed was that of taxing
luxuries llrhtly and necessaries heavily. \\ un re
spect -„ the present tariff exactly the opposite
theory was adopted. Th« tariff has been In opera
tion since November. ISOI, F.n<i there have been de
veloped certain defects ''" classification certain
inequalities of taxation and certain excessive rat* s
calling for amendment A committee of merchants
was convened by the Civil Governor in November.
IQ-'S for the purpose of obtaining its recommenda
tions in respect -„ needed changes. Those charges
have been considered by the commission and have
been now forwarded to the War Department for Ma
consld>r;itior. and recommendation.
Many of the changes ought to be mwie at once. It
Is obviously Impossible for Congress to consider at
thi« short session, or at any session, 'ho derail of a
tariff bill tor the distant Philippine Islands, because
it i= so little acquainted with the local conditions
anl tiie local requirements, Would It not be wiser.
therefore to vest the commlssion-the present i*g.s
lative bo3y of the islands -with power to amend the
customs act. upon the. approval of the President ot
the United States? Within a little more than two
rears it i-, quite certain that the Philippine Assem
bly a popular representative assembly of Christian
Fl'linlnos will have -in equal voice in the legislation
of the Philippine government with the Philippine
Commission. Cannot Congress, therefore, safely
entrust first to f 'ne commission and then to the
two branches of he Philippine Legislature the de
cis'or. Ps to what duties should be imposed on irr
porte into the Islands, reserving the power, of
which of course, It cannot divest itF'slf, to ara»nd
such laws or repeal them should they be defective
or I ressive? . '-. ' ,
I h<*g to renew nsrain th» recommendation mad"
by my predecessor, Secretary Root, by President
McKinley. by you in your m^sages of last yesr
and by "the Philippine Commission In all its re
ports "in favor of a substantial reduction of the
present tariff upon Phlllnpln*! products Imported
into the United States. 1 urge that a bill shall be,
Bd pted by Congress allowing the admission, duty
free, of all products of the Philippine Islands.
manufactured or otherwise, except tobacco and
Fucnr and that there be Imposed upon all Im
portations of sugar and tobacco a duty equal to 25
p*-r fent of the rates now imposed under the
D • ■• law upon the Importations from foreign
countries.
RUSH OF ALIENS HERE.
Immigration Officials Seriously Con
cerned Over the Situation.
'from the TBlßrrrr BUREAU.]
Washington, Nov. 28.— At Ellis Island on Friday
and Saturday of last week ninety-nine hundred
immigrants arrived. A fair proportion of them
•were regarded as desirable, possessing the qualifi
cations necessary to make good, law abiding citl
eens. For this season of the year this number of
►lien arrivals was unprecedented'^- «arge. and
among them were -■ many undesirable elements
that the officials, although compelled by law to
permit them to enter, regretted that they could not
b«t reshipped and this country thereby relieved of
tha practically certain burden of their future sup
port. Immigration officials are seriously concerned
over the cor.;:;!.,!, increase of undesirable aliens,
which car.roi be checked until the laws are amend
ed ln several important particulars. The number
of Immigrants now reaching this country approx
imates one million a year, and the Importance of
stronger measures to improve the qualltj of thoso
admitted Is urged. Commissioner General Sargent
points out that such measures would be merely
additional •;■■ In the direction already taken In
dealing with the question of Immigration to thU
country. H« holds that they would Involve no new
departure from a policy which has been pursued
for years and which may now be assumed to be a
fixed principle of the United B tee in dealing with
tttjs in>;i irt;.!it subject]
Government authorities, who have made n.n ex
haustive Investigation of the evils of Immigration.
believe that !t would not. bo lust to require of all
aiitns Becking admission at leas! bo much mental
tminirii.- as is indicated by the ability to r< ad and
write. This, it is contended, would furnnh alien
residents of a character leea likely to become bur
dens on public or private charity. It is also be
lloved that. :n order to diminish the number of un
rie.»!rable Immigrants, there should be tome require
ment as to iheir moral character. The \>: •«•■-.• law
excludes convict?, l,ut this disqualification <>nlv
partially accomplishes the purpose of establishing
a r.io--al standard of admission. The Commissioner
General of Immigration in his annual report will
recommend such remedial legislation or n odinca
tions ■•■'-■ laws as will square! n-eet th»
perplexing problem of a constantly Increasing . um
ber of ide irabl* immigrants. t,nd the necessity for
tome relief will bi forcibly Impressed <>:. Congress
DIES FROM RIDING ACCIDENT.
Dr ■■ Iff, who was taken to the Pres
byteriai I! «plta Bi : ■:.-. afternoon, suffering from
a fracture of the skull, the result of being sud
flenly unseated from his horm while riding on the.
East bridl« ; ntral Parl ■ Nine
■ Herday without reco> -
ej :.»; < oscio isneas. Testerday morning It was re
■. a was Impro . . d lut he be
gan to fail :<r :i o'clock. Dr. WoUl wa« twenty
flvi years old. 1 • . • No 312 Bast Elghty-
Blxth-et.
Yew-york daily tribune. Tuesday, novbmbeb a. 1004.
THE
SMALLEST
STANDARD
GRAND
PIANO
IN
THE
WORLB
»'. C. MAY NAME ClTEttti.
A MAYORALTY FAVORITE.
City ComSnittee Issues a Statement
of Its Aims.
The Citizens Union favors an Independent Demo
crat r.s the next fusion candidate for Mayor, and
will work to that end In the coming campaign. The
early stanj taken by the union withSrf'-rencf to
the political leaning of its prospective candidate
for Mayor, in the judgment of many familiar with
the present tendencies in the organisation, pre
sage* the nomination by the- union of R. Fulton
Catting for Mayor. Mr. Cutting came pretty near
being: nominated in 1801. His friends believe that
this time he should head a fusion ticket.
"No candidates were discussed," said .John J.
Murphy, secretary of the. organisation. after the
c\q*p of the meeting, "it was merely a meetlrjr of
the city committee, of which Mr. Cutting; is chair
man. It i.» no secret among; the workers in the
Citizens Union," continued Mr. Murphy, "that the
organization favors an Independent candidate for
Mayor next fall."*
When President Cutting was ffpn after the meet
ing he said that candidates had not been discussed.
"What do you think of McClellan's administra
tion '" Mr Cutting was asked.
"I think the Mayor has been exceedingly indus
trious and personally honest."
"Is there a sentiment In the Citizens Union In
favor of th« nomination of an Independent Demo
crat next year?"
"There has always been a strong sentiment in
favor of the nomination of a Democrat, except at
times when It was deemed advisable to nominal
u Republican of known Independent views," said
Mr. Cutting:.
When Mr. Cutting waa asked for a statement
with reference to the Union's attitude In the cam
paign next year he handed out the fol'.oxrlnp,
which had been adopted by the committee last
night: .
The Citizens Union will take an active and posi
tive part in th« next municipal election It* defi
nite attitude will be determined by Its convention
thai will meet next April. The Union was primarily
organized to affirm the principle that the "business
affairs of municipal corporations should be man
aged upon their own merits uncontrolled by Bl tfl
or national parties," and it believes that public
opinion will finally demand that in local contests
tnt- cleavage shall be. upon local issues, and the
candidates chosen for fitness and not for partlwin-
The Union further contends for large autonomy
for thin city and for the employment of that
autonomy with a broad view of the possibilities
Of civic and social betterment by dlrec* effort
To supply public baths nnd libraries, recreation
piers and small playgrounds is the first step in
a policy that practically embodies the solicitude
of government for the welfare of the citizen. This
policy, fur more extensively than In New-York, char
acterizes the administration of many of the best
governed cities of Europe, and our city must pursue
it as vigorously as the preservation of financial
credit will permit.
FINAL CONVENTION (ALL.
Citizens' Industrial Association Dele
gates Beginning to Arrive.
About live hundred delegates ar.-> expected to at
tend the convention of the Citisens' Industrial As
sociation, which begins In th< Hotel Astor to-day
red delegates represent New-York
State and this- city. Most of the delegates from,
other States, Including members from California
and Texas, arrived yesterday. President David M.
Pj • . who com^s From Indianapolis, arrive.! early
in the day.
The execut ttee made Room 354 at the
H ■ Astor its headquarters, where it began its
arrangements for the convention. Assistant
Secretary Edward k. Davis issued a fh,.u address
to employers yesterday, saying:
The Issues of th< ■ r closed shop, restriction
of output, e\i\. thrust upon the nation by organised
labor, are th» most vital Questions that confront
mtry- The convention comes after the an
nual convention of the American Federation of La
bor and Just prece.iinir Congress. No better time
could b<» selected in which to declare th«. policy ar.d
map out the programme of the association for the
comlnjc year.
HARMONY FEAST FAILS.
Doyle and Other "Rebels' Avoid
McCarren and His Friends.
There was plenty of harmony at the gathering
of Kings County Democratic leaders in the Bush
wick Club, Bushwick-ave. and Hart-st., on the lnvi-
Isskmer Gottfried
Westernacber last night, but that waa simply i>e
cause Deputy Fir- 1 Commissioner Doyle and the
other anti-McCarren leaders failed to follow the
K.-iit ::ti(: M : apped Im i breaking bread with :heir
enemies. It was a hi rmoi fei ice, but
scarcelj ■'. "harm • ertised,"
for all those present *?r» strong adherents of Sena
tor McCarren ■ n i Joined In singing his praises over
the "thumb bit" spread i v Mr vYestwrnacher.
The feud between the regular organisation and
the Tammany element In Brooklyn Ik no nearer
settlement because ol last nlrht's me ting. Wester
nacher had announced that Doyle and Farrell, and
al! the ther "rebels" would be there
terms of peace would b< discussed The Tammany
men simply lav.gb «1 and Ignored the invitation.
Not even Borough Presldeni Littleton, who seemi
. . . ould b* Induced to go.
FRANCHOT FOR PUBLIC WORKS HEAD.
Governor Odell and Senator Platt Said to
Favor Kis Appointment.
Private advices from Glean yesterday indicated
that X. v. V. Fran -hot, of Olean, .1 personal
friend of Governor-elect Higglns, Is likely to be the
new Superintendent of Public Works. Mr. Franchot
is on his way im< from the Indian Territory, In
company with Speaker S. Fred Nixon. Mr.
Franchot hat, not stated that h- will accept the
appointment, bui if Mr. Higglns asks him to take
it the h tr ,cea art- thai ■■• will <i" It It is said
that Mr. Franchofa appointment la agreeable to
btith Governor «id-ll nnd Senator Ptfatt.
Two of Senator Platfs callers yesterday were
Nevada N. stranal an. Collector of the Port, and
General Jain.-* 8. Clarkson. Surveyor of the Port.
There was little torshlp or Postmaster talk.
The Governor is in Albany.
DR. J. E. RANKIN DEAD.
Cleveland, NoV^2&XThe Ht-v. . .-. J. i- nankin,
formerly president of Howard University, in
Washington! died hfr»- to-day.
Jeremiah Earnea Rankln, who was president of
Howard JJr.lverslty f:vn! ISSS 10 IKB. was bom in
Thornton, .'>'. If., ii: IS2B, thi so:. )' •* Consrc-jta
tional clcrgyiuaii. K« v„- graduated from Mlddle
bury College. Sn W*. an.i went to Howard after
holding peHtnratei In Boston. OrtiiK". N. J. Wash
ington and oth 1 Eastern citlf*. He J/as a prolific
writer, both ,>f religious works an.l of original and
translated -.■». ■» rs*s. , „
Dr. Rankln v.pu th* author of a -lumwr «, wh
known hymns, the best known of which is "Ood
Be with JTou 'fill We Meet .Again."
Only one manufacturer
innuc.y produces as
many as , wem
KILLS A BICYCLE RIDEK.
Heavy Automobile Truck Crushes
Him in Harlem.
Henry Reuachel. a clerk, ilvtng at One-hnn
dred-and-Mventy-aeeond-Bt. and Macomb'g Dam
Road, died in the J. Hood Wright Hospital yes
terday from Injuries received in St. Nlcholaa
avt\, near One-bundred-and-ftftlt th-st., when
h»" was struck by an automobile track.
Renschel was riding a bicycle. He waa
north slowly, v.\\-~v, the track, one of the I
Electric Light and Power Company, swung
around One-htmdred-and-flftieth-aL. Vcnm-kimc
Reusche] from his wheel and paasii g ver hta
l^ps. which were frightfully crashed.
Patrolman Burns, of the West One-hundred-,
and-fifty-second-Bt Btation, sum
bulance. and a doctor harried the Injun
to the hospital, semi-conscious. The policeman
then placed the drivei of the track,
Dougherty, of No. 341 East Eighty-thlrd-st..
under arrest, and took him to the- Hai
where Magistrate Baker held him h
for examination. Bail was not I g and
the prisoner waa locked up. Bail was about
tpted when word was received that
Reuschel was dead. Dougherty was then ar
raigned on barge of homicide and remanded
to the coroni r, who held him in $1,300 bail.
MERIT SYSTEM EXTENDED
President Puts Deputy Collectors in
the Classified Service.
Washington, Nov. 28.— President Roosevelt
has issued an or<l»r r the Civil Servi a
ruled so as to indr.de depul ectoi of cus
toms and the chief collector of each »v
in the classified service. Future appointments,
therefore, must be bas^'l on competitive ex
aminations. The order affects aboul
dred places.
JUDGE S WAYNE HEARD.
ll c Denies All the Charges Against
Him — Inquiry Ended.
Washington, Nov. 2S.— Judge Swayne submitted a
statement to-day to the House committee which is
considering Impeachment proceedings against him.
He gave a history of his career, particularly of
that portion when he was a Judge, and said that
the prosecution of the election frauds of 1888 created
a bitter feeling against him. The Florida district
was divided by a political act of a Democratic
Congress, signed by a Democratic President He
then went Into an extended argument to show that
he was a resident of the Northern District of
Florida. }{■ also went over th ■ contempt cases in
his court, and defended his course, the facts of
which were nearly all set forth In the minority re
port in his favor and in previous testimony. Re
ferring to the case of E. T. Davis and Simeon
Belden. he said that nothing was phown that
would indicate malice on his part He defended
his course m the Ilosklns case. No tender, he
said, was ever made by Hoskins in his court : -..
-■•-; He said he saw no grounds for sus
picion thai a •:■.■ existed to break up-
Hosklns's business. He believed, anil the testimony
showed, he declared, that th» books tnken by
young Hoskins Were taken on the advice and with
the aid of the alleged bankrupt Hoskins. He denied
that he had in any way prejudged the case of
young H iskins for whom a contempt warrant had
been issued. Judj Swayne Justified his action in
sentencing \V. C. O'Neal to sixty days In jail for
contempt. He declared that he had never favored
B. C. Tunlson or been partial to him. He re
ferred to attempts '■.' certain attorneys to defame
him In Florida newspapers, and denied a number
of statements made by John Wart.--. He r.i;i<li, he
imlJ-1. only ona trip from Delaware to Florida in
■ private car He made one trip in the same ear
to the Pacific Coast, and paid for the provisions
himself. He asserted that in his t-rm as ju<iße he
never allowed unythirjj to Influence hi.s acts out
side of the law and facts. In answer to Mr
Palmer. Judge Swayne Justified his use of th^
private car of the railroad company, which was
In th" hands of a receiver.
The committee decided to close th - testimony
and adjourned.
"JEWISH HERALD" PLANT WRECKED.
Fire Does $6,000 Damage to It — Tenants on
Second Floor Barely Escape.
Fire In the four stot I . • Ma 133
Can;il-st.. the basement nn.: two lower Hi rs
which are occupied by the •■• ■ i rooms
of "The Jewish Herald." wrecked ih» entin
of 'hat newspaper yesterday The blaze ci
to tho Vm pper floors • • ;
■ ■ ng escapes by means f extension la
Th* damage was about !•'.
The fire started in thf- stereot; . rtroent
of :hr- newspaper, in the n I floor
;■ kly c"t be] of the employes!
who f>'i throun
I!r.;f an J o'jr'n work ■- ibdu . i
MERCHANT DISCHARGED FROM ASYLUM.
Henrj" R"s° formerly <>r N<
who was declared Insane by h sheriff's Jur
years an ■■> and sent to the
wa« discharged yesterday as cvi
j - - Amend The N ri eri an Trosi
pany was api f his esti

con»!derabl< Income The ■■ ■ \> ■ -• -
1 brother. Manu*l B
JAMES ALDERDICE CUT ON BAIL.
James AJderdlce the lawyer, who has !.<•• i locked
up In the Tomb? for tti? la.~t seven weeks charged
with forgery ••• ■'■ • ds In connection with the estate
of Mrs Mary J. Oliver, was releaswJ yesterday
under 13.000 bail, furn.lshed by his father-in-law,
1.;- rgs Marshal!.
DR. HALL ON "PURITANISM.'
T\\» Hey. Dr. J. Wesley Hill, of ilrac Methodist
Episcopal Church, Harrtsburjr, Perm.. lectured be
fore the Methodist Preachers' Meeting of New-Tor*;
yesterday morning. The then* hi the lecture was
on "Puritanism." Ttie doctor discussed the I'uri
tan character from the rtandpoint of a statesman,
minister and philanthropist, enunciatlnx witu treat
emphasSa the fact that the si ngi of this govern^
men: -.••!, on the purity ard u; tr^ri lt.' of the In
dividual citizen".* character; that while this nation
fa* outstripped all others in Its mitchlwa cr.i-.vth.
it has ever grown uway from t!u> >;rt>at tU"UKist
thai was enunciated by the Pilgrim Fathers !n tha
formation of the 1 virimltive constitution. -\t ">«"
close Bishop Nenlev roso j u i,j, place nnd moved
thai a ; Isms » •'- of tbana be tendered Dr. liiil
for the delivery of "this nvtsterful oration,"
was ii^veu with a heaurtj gyod will.
OUR rcmnrkable "Nonpareil" is the smallest Standard Grand ssssie, but,
small as it is. it has precisely the same keyboard, action ami Duplex
■Bale that have made out large Concert Grands famous for their richness and
grand volume o( tone. The price of the "Nonpareil" Grand is
$650.00
IT may be bought on liberal partial payment terms (same as onr Uprights)
if desired.
OUR stock of Uprights was never so complete all sizes, any styles, in
rare woods and artistic desicm. Some special bargains this -week
and special opportunities for those wishing to rent pLinos. Prices froa $350
upward. Send tor handsomest piano catalogue ever issued.
vVarerooms ;
235-245 East 23d St. 16 West 123 th St.
NEW YORK CITY.
Harlem Branch Open Wednesday and Saturddj Ev Things.
We would much prefer you would leave unsatisfactory garments
here than take them away. These $20 suits and overcoats have to be
iust right, or they have to remain our property. A number of imported cloths among
them. We put $30 skill in the tailoring.
Send for samples, measuring outfit and fashion card 1 ..
Broadway 6* 9th St.
GEN. A. C. BARNES DEAD.
Well Known in Military and Educa
tional Circles.
General a ■ Barnes, fei rean sjrtlve fan
educational «• ■ '
mcmla at his home, B*o. in Plerrepoat-sl . Brook
lyn, at t o'clock yesterday morning. For years
b» was head "f I tbttsctng firm ol A S.
Barnes & Co., foanded l>y his father, and since :S9l
\ <■ had been vtce-prssMsat of the American Bock
Company.
The funeral will be held In the First Presbyterian
Church. H«enry-st.. near Clark-st.. at 2 o'clock to
morrow afternoon. The members of the Veterans'
Association of the 23d Regiment and the active offi
cers of the regiment will attend the funeral In a
body. The burial will be in Greenwood. General
McLeer. commanding the Second Brigade. N. G.
N. V.. has ordered the flags at halfsaasl on all
Brooklyn armories until after the funerai.
Genera] Barnes was born hi Philadelphia on Octo
ber 27, IM2. Hi- parents moved to Brooklyn when
he waa three years old, and he 'a. since lived
there.
General Barnes enlisted in Company c sf the Tth
Regiment in USa In 1562 be was transferred to the
23d Reglmtnt and went to the front with It. In
IMB be retired from the guard, but returned S3
major of the 23<i Regiment In 1576. He served with
his cornman i at the Homellsville riots, and ln IBS
became inspector of rifle practice, with the rank
of brigadier general, 011 the staff of Governor Cor
nell. In ISS4 he was elected colonel of the 13th
Regiment, and held the position for two -ears.
Again he returned to active military life in IS»>
by accepting the colonelcy of the 23d Regiment, and
was in command during the regiment's service in
the Albany trolley strike. General Barnes was past
cummantier of Lafayette Post. G. A. R.. a member
of the Sons of the Revolution, of the Society of
Colonial' Wars, the Pennsylvania Society and th-
Society of the War of I&2. He was the founder
and first president of the Astor Place Bank. From
1980 to 1902 he was chairman of th*; Associated
Bankers of New-York, ->.-.,: from UN to 1352 was a
trustee of the BrookUn Bridge. He was formerly a
trustee of Adelpl College nd the Polytechnic In
stitute, in Brooklyn, and at th« time of his leath
O; Cornel! University. To the latter h» cave the
Fuertes Geodetic Observatory. His father gave
Barnes Ha., and his son the Barnes Ueference
Library to Cornell. General Barnes was former
president of the Brooklyn Library arjfl a trustee of
the. Brooklyn Public Library. He was founder of
the Oxford Club. Brooklyn, and president of th»
Aldine Club of Manhattan, and a memSer of the
Tuxedo. Hamilton ar.d Cornell dabs and of the
Chamber of Commerce He collaborated with D. J.
D.' Steele In the preparation of •Barnes's Br[-'i His
tory of the United States." General }!am») had
been a widower since l>3o He leaves a son. a
daughter and seven brothers and rtsters, Mrs.
Emily " ■■■- ore of the latter, havmg lived at
his Brooklyn hon;«.
AUGUST MOHR.
August Mohr. a well known clsrar manufacture?
of Xew-York. died yesterday at r. is hem" In X<?V7-
Rochelle after an illness of severs months caused
by stomach rouble. He had a !arg» factory at No.
51 Barc!ay-sl Mr. Mohr was born '•■ Germany. Hn
ha>l made h!* home In NeTv-Roiv.elle about fifteen
years. He was prominent ln many of the German
societies of New-York and N^w-Rochelle. asssssl
them the Arion v the Arbelter Llerterkr.sr.tz a::«! the
Germania Bowling Association. A wMow Bd sev
eral children survive him. At h!s request his body
is to be cremated.
VISCOUNT RIDLEY.
Sot. 28.— Matthew White Ki.iiey. vu
rmerly Secretary of State for the
Home Department, died from heart dlseas
: a it Blag N rthnsßberland
He was born in ISC
MRS. WILLIAM F. CARY.
fBT TELEGRAPH TO THK '. liwil |
Pittsfieid, Mass. Nov. Mrs. William F. Cary,
of New- York, died from pneumonia at her country
place in Lenox to-day. She was sixty-eight years
old. Before her marriage to William F. Cary. a
prominent ami wealthy resirient of Boston. Mrs
Carj was Miss Lens Laigbt, a member of a well
known New-York faml'y. After a long resWtnra "a
Boston, Mr. Carv UJthl a New-York hiosss at
Th rty-nlnth si and I a-k-ave., where he «il«d about
twenty year? at;o.
Mrs Cary was a cou^'n of Mrs. William C. Schem
trhorn ami Mrs. Richard T. Auchnauty. of New-
York. She leaves a son. Hamilton Wilkes Cary.
of New-York, and a daughter. Ml*s Kate Cary, of
Lenox. Mass. Tl ■ funeral will b» T-eH In Lenox
r.r. Wednesday nfteriiuon. The burial will be ln
Woodlawn Cemet* ry.
WILLIAM WALKER.
■ ■ ■
Wililam Walker, a prominent drygooda Importer
of this city. dl*d last night at hit* home. No. 422
Mad!?i'n-ave The funeral services will be he'ti to
morrow at his home at noon. The burial will be in
tli" family plot at BrlrtpehamptcrC Long Island.
Mr Walker had bet- n 111 for a lons tiny . I!e wa<s
bom li Scotland seventy-eight years ago. coming
to this country scon after he hn<l reached his ma
jority. He engaged r.i the drygooda business here.
and for more than forty years wn.« an importer of
dress fln'.yhinxs in Broadwayi !n 1862 he married
Mary L\. the daughter of AlaAson and Aimim T •;■-jiir.p.; ■-
jiir.p. After his marriat:.* h* l ' rr'l Mrs Walker <•!
> 1 led tbeJi time.. between Brt'Jgthampton an.l ihU
city.
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BASE ffITH FUSE STAHISH LICORICE,
3LYCZR2NE TABLETS.
BIH SPANISH LICORICE
hTtablets.
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FOR RELIEF OF
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Forsvthe's
Great Suit Sale
This Week
WALKING SUITS made fron»
the remaining lengths of this sea
sim's suitings, including our very
latest and best materials.
Entirely new models, never
shown before, only one ortwool
a kind.
$27. so
The regular price of these suits
would be from 545 to $50.
Sale begins at 9 o'clock
John Forsythe
THH WAIST HOUSE
bo^ Broadway. 17th
Gifts of
Meriden
Silverware
No gift is so universally
acceptable as sterling silver
art- v.-are and gold and silver
plate of highest grade.
No stock so large and
varied no prices so attract
ive as those of the
Meriden Co.
Silversmiths
lalsmatloaal Silver Co. Sue.
218 Fifth Avenue
American An Galleries,
MADISON AXE *OITTI. XEW '.OBU.
On View for :i short time oh!y.
Week Days
9 to a
A tl mission
50 cents.
TISSOT'S
HiUstisslion 1 to th^
Old Tesiamsnt
This famous artist's last work.
American Apples
and
California Oranges
delivered to
Your Friends Abroad
Sent with seasonable KreeiLips,
they mak* v mcrt apptopriate gllt.
We deliver to any adiress in Great
Britain or on the Continent all
charges prepaid by us) a barrel of
the famous N. Y. State Newtcwn
Pippin Apples or 3 box of Cali
fornia Seed'ps*? Nave! Oranges.
Pull information with references
and booklet upon applicnt'cr.. .
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a Good Girl?
Consult the Situations Wanted
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Columns d Tc-Day's Tribune.
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