Newspaper Page Text
HARD'S CHARGE DENIED.
FEMENT BY CA RDIN. l L president Never Directed Giving of Indian Funds to Catholic Schools. [FBOlt THB TRIBUXB BUREAU.] •^'nsMngtcn, Feb. Statements mad© before t v e meeting of the Indian Affairs Committee of jj, e Senate, complaining that the President had greeted the transfer of Indian funds to the Caiao'ie schools. in exchange for the Influence # the Church In the Presidential campaign, are j-diprantly denied by the President* friends pi "at the White House, as well as the state ment made at the committee meeting that the ■Indent had entertained Archbishop Corrl- Jji f t dinner and had promised him ten chap- Ulscics to the army and navy. *Xhe whole story Is absurd." said an official tt the White House to-day. "The President mmt entertained Archbishop Corrlgan at a i-eal. .--.' never promised him ten or any other c unjber of chaplaincies. I do not believe that tie President has ten appointments of this kind gt *• ; c disposal in both the army and navy put together, so the utter ridiculousness of the story j« shown on Its face. The President did not £.- - that money belonging to the Indians be fires over to Catholic schools or any other in stitutions Had -*•• -•••- Bard or any one else Interest*--: in thf matter made inquiries at the White Ho o to ■certain the truth, he could have learned ■ very quickly that there 'was no foundation for such a story." - t >-day issued a statement > E. 1... BchaiC had any connec m Catholte Church or any right to speak ( said: -v of certain statements made by Ben efore the Committee on Indian Af f ite, I deem It proper to state Church has no political agent I anywhart else; that Professor I referred to in Senator • ! .s not an agent of the Cath ■ Hnreau of Catholic Indian een employed by tha Catholic Indian Bureau -In D reveals the fact that ' Indians the Secretary of the tuition to ten denominational children, such payment hav i accordance with treaty stipu th« interest on trust funds held . the pivernment. Such pay .** in accordance with an , \- General, declaring that 1 revisions of the treaties, designate the schools which ould attend and to have their from such funds. Of the schools '..:nds have been paid, eight are 1c Lutheran, and one, the Hamp ie. of Virginia, is Presbyterian. rment of the Interior is clearly of • it was warranted in making especially as Its action was . the Attorney General. The at • ie Department was further called to . y decreased cost to the Indians of •heir children at denominational • .red with the government in- Por instance, the average cost of tion for one child at any one of four Is is $162 35, while the cost at ■ rial schools on the same reservations year. On the Osage Reserva re two catholic schools at which the D is $126 a year, while at the gov the cost is $203 a year. " the Indian Affairs Committee of the A point to the fact that these payments are Bt on trust funds, over the Iture of which the Indians have a right • . ;se supervision, and that no appropria r any denominational school, except that v Ha- ■ or has for some years, been, made by Congress. DENIED BT BISHOP CONATY. TltS&ys the Catholic £hurch Never At tempted to Influence Senator Bard. Lof irpe'.e*. Cal., Feb. I.— Bishop Thomas J. Coza&. of the Roman Catholic diocese here. em phitc*:. denies the charges made yesterday in TTashisFton by Senator Bard that the Roman Cath slit Cfcurch had endeavored to Influence the Sena tor's action in the distribution of Indian funds by the promise of political support. 'The charges are absurd," Bald the Bishop. "In the Crst place, they cannot topply to this district because we do not receive any government funds for tt» on In the echocls. We take care of our Icciars irtthwxt money. The Catholic Church does «(♦:..: that is not open and above board, and the •taumect that a representative of a Catthollc asso datjon promised to carry certain districts for Sen ttw Biird In consideration of a continuation or favorable contracts Is ridiculously absurd. IMFOBIANT CHANGES IN LAND LAWS. Control of Forest Reserves Transferred to the Department of Agriculture. "VraEhir.gwn. Feb. J.— President Roosevelt to-day tigrxi a bill which Immediately transfers the ad- Taicirtration of the . federal forest reserves, ln duifc-.g timber sales, applications for the free us« of timber and permits for grading, from the D* parttner.t of the Interior to the Department of Agricukure. All ofScers and employes of the For est Reserve Btrviee. a force of about four hundred aad fifty ir.»-n, are transferred to the Department of Agriculture. The regulations relating to the free use er.d sale of timber and to the grazing of livestock will be revised at an early date. In th© Jsean time the present rules will remain in force, except those regarding the receipt and transmlttal of money. Hereafter special fiscal agents of the Apartment of Agriculture will perform the duties rendered by tte receivers of the local land offices. -The tew law aftfccts the administration of more "an eixty million acres of public land throughout t-i» L'rJted Slates and Alaska. POSTOFFICE BILL IN THE HOUSE. Inspectors Put Under Postmaster General's — Railroad Bates Discussed. *V V : Ffb. I.— The Postofftce Approprla °w» till occupied the attention of the House the teller portion of to-day. The usual annual fight oa rj-ecia] mail facilities on trunk lines occurred. ■fc Hoca. of Tennessee, arraigned the Democrats '- 1 - fupfcorted the proposition, charging them with ■*■*• a subway which would benefit their sco- ELOOD tttt.Tj; GEKMS <• xxl iilood Made by Good Food. ' fP '-'■■'■ can .rely turn food into good red rf°3 it win combat any and every disease •r°'*'n and conquer completely more times than we disease will win. \< I -.-. ill tell you that good rich r'>>4 ,cr,<i plenty of It is the best germicide J™*" wi aur^ly and safely cures disease when .^eoicintß fail, co the effort of the doctor is to pra food that digests and quickly makes blood. t«i °i iotyi fever discovered will do this as cer »"■•)■ as Grape-Nuts, which is predlgested at we pure food factories where it is made. yt* cf the many Illustrations ie that of tuber- SrJlT 1 *fcich refuses to yield to medicine but •ust give way to good blood. A man from PfcllaaMphia write*: »£? h * ave been riKfitlnir tuberculosis for some l * Ti and wiih a weak stomach was losing »f * UR S eiov -ly every year. I had tried all kinds ; fc»* and niialJ y got so far along with the dls «iv, that Tny stomach, liver, kidneys, bowels **"J lungs were affected. My stomach got to a [*£t v.here It would retain no food but pepton- S** 3 Jilk and I was down to 90| lbs. in weight. W i clors sa^ about two years ago that I " - a month or two more to live. About r** tiir.c- I was put on Grape-Nuts and cream. S*nZ£! 6110W • a the first sign of coming up. but >•**« irorn the start and In a few days I began J»i<*l Increased strength so I kept on. with the r*t that ,-,,.. healthy blood has driven the %, f e frctn every organ of my body except g Ju.igs and j s Rjowly driving it from them. I i4l}'p-} n(t<i gr'-atiy in vitality and strength and l'h "* lt>! *- to m >' weight. If ! can keep on as fwf Ye i^en. H seems clear that I will get en *«rv "'■' "'• thanks to old Dame Nature, whose Ki*nL Was mud<.- possible by food I could digest." ■liven by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. tlons, while at the name time Inveighing against the Republican party for its attitude regarding subsidies In general. The bill was amended in sev eral particulars, th 2 most Important change con th- Xof t the transfer of th in pection service of to ti? ,P, P ?fr^l en V m the fourth Assistants office to that of the Postmaster General For an ! hour or more the House discussed pro posed r Elation look to the regulation of rail road rates, the principal remarks being made by Messrs Sherley. of Kentucky, and Bible*, of Penn sylvania. T0 APPEAISE LANDS IN PANAMA. American Members of Joint Commission Sail for the Isthmus. TFUOM TUB TRIBUXK BCHEAT'.J Washington. Feb. I.— Dr. Charles A. L. Reed, of Cincinnati, and Thomas T. Goff, of Washington, sailed from New-York for Colon yesterday, having been appointed members of the Joint commission which is to appraise Panaman lands, under Ar ticles VI, VII and XV of the treaty with Panama. In these articles It is provided that where private lands shall be required for the use of the T/nited States in the construction of the Panama Canal, such lands being needed as sites for hospitals, storehouses or other public works, they shall be condemned, and their value shall be appraised by a Joint commission, to consist of two members ap ..*>inted by the President of the United States and two by the President of Panama, and a referee shall be selected by the two governments if the four cannot reach an agreement. The decision of the umpire shall be final. The Panama Canal Commission hus now selected certain private lands which will b* needed for pub lic purposee. and r>r. Reed and Mr. Goff have tx-en appointed members of the Joint commission on the part of the United States. REGULATING EXPENSES 01 JUDGES. A Bill Based on the Swayne Case Introduced in the House. Washington. Feb. I.— Representative Jenkins to day introduced a bill to Include all Judpes of the United States in the provisions of existing law, al lowing United States district JudKes not to exceed $10 a day for expenses for travel and attendance when holding court outside their districts and sub stituting "actual" for "reasonable" expenses, as now provided. CONDITION OF SHIPPING CRITICISED. Merchant Marine Commission's Bill Favor ably Reported to the House. Washington. Feb. I.— ln reporting to the House to-day the bill agreed on by the Merchant Marino Commission, with favorable rtcommendation from the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, Chairman Grosvenor makea some caus tic comments on the condition of American ship ping. He says that foreign shipping competitors are scarcely "rivala," thoy are "triumphant ene mies, triumphing over the disaster that has come to American enterprise and rejoicing in the utter Inability of the American people to wisely expend their own money." Again, he nays: This bill has etirred the sluggish blood in our foreign competitors, and they see in it dan«?«r to their supremacy. Acknowledging our triumphant rivalry in all branches of business and commerce with "the exception of this one, England has Bloated over our weakness in this behalf. England dees the carrying trade of South America. Eng land handles the products of South American in dustries. England crosses the mighty ocean and carries away raw material that would come to thia country if wo had ships trading to South America, Comment is made on the $100,000,000 Naval bill, ■with the conclusion that "no nat'on was ever dominant on the aea in time of war that was not btrons on the sea in time of peace in its mer chant marine." In closing, the report says We applaud the splendid achievements of Japan on the sea, and yet without her merchant marine Japan would have been powerless to have de livered thn overwhelming blow that she has upon her adversary. England is mighty In her war navy because she is mighty in her merchant ma rine. Russia, presents a singular contrast, and Russia is weak in her merchant marine. I? war should come to-day we have not ten ships in our merchant marina fit to be taken over by the gov ernment for war purposes, and we could not man with efficient sailors one-half the battleships, cruisers, torpedo boats, etc., of our sDlendld navy. The merchant marine Is a handmaiden of the war navy and no nation ever Achieved greatness lr one direction whioh was not strong In the other. ANTI-INJUNCTION BILL KILLED. Death Blow to Labor Measure Dealt by House Judiciary Committee. Washington. Feb. L— The House Committee on the Judiciary to-day voted to postpone indefinitely fur ther consideration of the bill prohibiting the use of Injunctions and restraining orders in labor dis putes. The action was taken by practically a party vote in the committee. A motion to "reconsider the vote an., lay that action on the table," which is the parlia sntary method of making it Impossi ble to bring up the subject for consideration In the future, also was adopted. Many hearings were held on this bill at the last session of Congress. TO STOP A VICIOUS PRACTICE. Judiciary Committee Urges Severe Penalty for Officials Who Exoeed Appropriations. Washington, Feb. I.— ln Its report to the House to-day, asking favorable consideration of the bill Imposing a penalty of a J2.000 fine and two years' Imprisonment for officers of the executive depart ments of the government who expend sums in ex cess of appropriations, or make the government lia ble for such sums through contracts, the Judiciary Committee says: Th« penal clause 1b rendered Imperatively neces sary by reaf on of the fact that a vicious ar.d un lawful practice of extending appropriations by va rious departments Is growing rapidly, which tha present law, without penalties for violation, does not S6«m to have succeeded in preventing. NEW WHITE HOUSE DOORKEEPER. The Veteran Colored Man Simmons Trans ferred for "the Good of the Service." Washington, Feb. I.— Arthur Simmons, who for many years was the doorkeeper of the secre tary to the President at the White House, and Who Is probably more widely known among public men than any oilier colored man In the country, haa been relieved of his duties at the White House and transferred to the Interior Dopartment. He is succeeded as B«creta.ry Loeb's doorkeeper by Will iam B. Dulaney. who has been on the White House roll of messengers for several years. Secretary Loeb explains t-iat the change was made for "the good of the service." Simmons was a messenger a.t the Whit* House tor about thirty years, his service being continuous in that capacity except for nearly four years in the administration of President Harrison, when he was a messenger In the Treasury Department. DEBATE ON STATEHOOD BILL. Washington. Feb. I— Senators Clark, of Montana; Dllllngham and Teller to-day continued the discus sion of the Joint Statehood bill. Mr. Dlllingham sup porting the measure as it stands and the other Sen ators contending for amendments and the right of the four Territories to be admitted as so many States. In his reply to Mr. Dillingham Mr. Teller charged that Vermont had retrograded, and quoted figure* to show that there had been a falling off In the value and number of farms In that State. Mr. DllllnKham replied that this condition was due to consolidation of small farms. Several bills of minor Importance were passed. UNIVERSITY SUES WAGQAMANB. Washington. Feb. L— The Catholic University of America to-day entered suit against Thomas E. Waggaman. who recently was adjudged a bank rupt, and John F. Waggaman to recover $78,309 alleged to be due on promissory notes covering various dates between 1897 and 1300, whioa are due and unpaid, and on which payment has been re fused. The university also filed suit against Henry P Waggaman to recover $40,000 with Interest, al leged to be due on a promissory note originally made payable to Benjamin K. Plain, and Indorsed to and held by the university. Rector O'Connell buyH that payment of this note was refused by the defendant. '_ NOMINATIONS BY THE PRESIDENT. Washington. Feb. L— The President sent the fol lowing nominations to the Senate to-day: Con«ul General— WlM.lAM MARTIN, of N«w*-York. at H !r,m'«ui'< ' JAIIFS C. k km/. <'.<;. of Louisiana, at r.a. r < ,' ) "'. 1 ; ColoraMai DANIEL K. KIODKR. of Florida. «t Nanking. "< •'*!»-.' Biul JAMES JOHNSTON, of New- J A^oci*te 4l jJ.*e of the Supreme Court of Hawaii— ARTHUR A WILDER, of Hawaii. Also postmasters and promotions In the navy. NEW-YORK DATLY TRTBUXE. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 2. 100-V OITLOOK FOR RATE BILL HOUSE LIKELY TO PASS IT Some Members, However, Opposed to Action at This Session. (FROM THE Tnißl'Sß BUREAU.I Washington, Feb. I.— Republican members of the House are receiving letters and telegrams from their constituents expressing disapproval of railroad rate legislation at this session, and criticising the provisions of the bill reported by the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. These objections are based on the limited time remaining for the consideration of so important a measure, and the assertion that some of the sections of the bill are so involved that, when placed on the statut*- Dooks, "endless litigation would inevitably result" from the ef fort to enforce the law. It was evident to-day that these protests were receiving careful consideration and that they came from sources which carried weight with the recipients. A number of Republican members from the West and Northwest and not a few from th<* Eastern States openly avowed their antagonism to the bill in its present form, as sorting that the interests of their constituents would be Jeopardize 1 by its passage. On the floor of the House to-day Representa tive Sibley, of Pennsylvania; a prospective can didate for Governor and presumably closely in touch with the party sentiment of his Ftate. de clared In favor of an investigation of the subject of railroad rate legislation by a Joint committee of the two houses empowered to sit through the reress. Two other members of the Pennsylvania delegation are opposed to present consideration of the hill, one of them declaring that he would not be bound by a caucus should it decide to make it a party measure. Thore is, however, no concerted movement against th* bill, and the organization of a band of "Insurgents" to bolt a caucus indorsement of the pending measure is regarded as remote. It is assumed that, while the opposition may not bo sufficiently formidable to affect the apparent purpose of the majority to any great extent, it will give vigorous expression to its views, and may force a change in the present programme in some particulars. The opinion is expresses by those well Informed as to the feeling tunong the majority that the caucus will ratify the ac tion of the Republican members of the Commit tee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, and that the House will pass the bill. NO RATE CONFERENCE. Secretary Morton Here on Private Business, He Says. Secretary Morton is at the Waldorf. The fact that President Cassatt . of the Pennsylvania . was at the Waldorf Tuesday nipjht, and that M. E. Ingalla, of the Big Four, is staying at the same hotel, prompted the report that the Secretary was conferring with them. Seen last evening. Secre tary Morton 6aJd: I am very much interested In the subject of rail road rate "regulation, and hope that a proper Dill will be enacted by Congress. I am not h«re, how ever, on any mission related to the matter. I "«* v f held no conferences with railroad men. though I have casually met some of them who chanced to do In the hotel. I am here on private business. Roswell Miller, chairman of the board of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com pany, in discussing yesterday the projected rail road freight rate legislation at Washington, said: The legislation that Is now sought as a result of agitation— for instance, the Esch-Townsend and the Hepburn bills— does not touch the discrimination charged Moreover, there is no opposition on tha part of the railroads against legislation to correct discrimination in any form. 1 believe that none of the Western roads have paid rebates since the in junction of 100--, and if the Eastern and Southern llnea do, it is the fault of the Interstate Commerce Commission, which could prevent it by securing a Blmple injunction. At the same time I am In formed that the Eastern and the Souethern roads are not paying straight rebates, and I believe it to be true Whatever discriminations are mude is by Indirect methods, which the railroads are Just as much opposed to as any complaining shipper in the C °lt n v n evident that the object of President Roose velt ia to stop discrimination; also hat the «bject of a large majority of the agitators is to give power to Bomebody to reduce rates which the rallroada oannot grant upon the existing cost of labor and materials. REPUBLICAN CAUCUS CALLED. Railroad Rate Legislation To Be Considered To-morrow Afternoon. (By The Associated Press.) Washington. Feb. I.— A call was issued to-day for a caucus of the Republican members of the House of Representatives on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The caucus is for tho purpose of considering a "rule to govern the House in its consideration of the bill enlarging: the powers of the Interstate Commerce Commission to fix rail road rates." The merits of the bill, as well as suggested amendments, will undoubtedly be dis cussed at the caucus. TWO REPRESENTATIVES ILL. Samuel W. Smith and Mr. Marsh in a Seri ous Condition. Washington. Feb. I.— Representative Samuel W. Smith, of Michigan, is ill with pneumonia at his rooms in this city. To-nleht he is slightly better, but his condition la «onsidered srrave. Mrs. Smith and a son are with him. Three otlior sons, one of whom Is at West Point and the other two aro in Michigan, have been summoned to Washington. Representative Marsh, of Illinois. Is ill with a snvere cold. His condition Is serious. Mrs. Marsh arrived here to-day in response to a summons in forming her of the condition of her husband. COMMISSIONER ALLEN NOT TO RETIRE. Washington, Feb. L— lt Is announced on the authority of President Roosevelt that Frederick I. AJkn. Commissioner of Patents, will be con tinued in that office. It had been rumored that Mr. Allen contemplated retiring soon. STABLE COMPANY NOT SUBJECT TO IT Decision Rendered on the Ordinance About Hackmen's Fares. In an opinion yesterday Justice McCall decided that a livery stable company was not subject to the corporation ordinance prescribing that hack men must charge a certain, sum a mile or an hour. The decision was brought about by the arrest of the driver of an electrlo cab owned by the New- York Transrportation Company for overcharging. The decision says In part: This transportation company does not ply the street for hire, nor does it solicit patronage of tho public at large. On the contrary, It conducts Its business wholly from upon Its private premises, and we must differentiate as between a business conducted by the relator's employers and that of public hacknien who rightfully are and should be subject to these regulations. The latter are al lowed to make use of certain portions of our pub lic streets as a virtual stable or stand. To construe the neciion as meaning anything else than "any (public) carriage kept for public hire "... would, to my mind, work a wrong and ' perpetrate an injustioe never intended by our local legislators. NO DIFFERENCE IN L. I. TRAFFIC Increase in Rates Did Not Help Trolley Companies — Other Changes. Several changes and promotions among officials of the Long Island Railroad were announced yes terday. I*. S. Wells, superintendent of telegraph, becomes electrical superintendent. • P. S. Wood ward, superintendent of the Long Island Express, has been appointed secretary to President Potter, nnd Donald Wilson, chief clerk to the general freight agent, succeeds Mr. Woodward as superin tendent of the Long Island Express. A. L. Langdon. general freight agent, has been appointed trafno manager. The increase of passenger rates on the Long Island Railroad went into effect yesterday. In anticipation of a rush to the trolley cars, the New-York and Queens Country trolley line put on i,,: additional enrs Between Flushing and Long [•land City, bui *<> far ,i« could be learned there was no marked i ros.su in trolley traffic. The traffic manager of Hie trolley line, referring to the Increased trolley accommodations, »ala that so far "there was hardly expenses In it.' 130 Years I Of unquestioned ascendency. I 30 Years I Of steady improvement in I quality. I 30 Years I Of constant increase in sales. I And Still Growing I This is the record of the I Typewriter I PROBE ILLINOIS (iRAFI Committee Investigating Comer ford Charges. [BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TBIBtrSE.] Chicago, Feb. I.— The Illinois House of Repre sentatives ia still in an excited frame of mind over the sweeping charges of corruption in the legislature made by representative Comerford, of Chicago, in a lecture before the Illinois Col lege of Law In Chicago last Friday, which were brought to the attention of the House on Mon day. The feeling aroustil among members of both houses by Comer-ford's bold accusations against his colleagues Is intense, and the charges are to be investigated at once. A committee was appointed to-day by Speaker Shurtl^ff after the adoption unanimously by the House of a resolution ordering a thorough investigation of Comerford'a charges of wholesale "grafting" la the legislature. Permission to employ h«s own stenographer and the privilege of presenting his evidence of legislative corruption in open session were de nied to Comerford. but he was allowed by the House investigating committee to come to Chi cago to-night, prepare his evidence and return to Springfield on Monday to present it to the House. After this action the committee ad journed to Monday. So far Representative Comerford has not cited any specific instance of boodling In the legis lature, though he says he has dates and full proof from trustworthy sources of money used to prevent legislation advene to corporations chartered or uoii;£ business under Illinois laws. When asked for definite Information he has re plied that he will give his evidence and that of other persons to the Investigating committee. He asserts that from authoritative sources he believes that for some years past agents of powerful corporations have been supplied by their employers with larg»> sums of money, said T.> be no lfss than isi:r>O.<XH>. at every session of the leKlslature. to be paid to members of Ihe ring of "Krufu-rs" made up of members <>f both House and Senate, who. be declares, form the working majority of the Assembly. This money, Comerford asserts, has been put up by the cor porations to prevent legislation hostile to them, ac well as to insure them the enjoyment of special privileges. In the make-up of the alleged grafting rtes, Representative Comerford Includes both Repub licans and Democrats, and declares that they are welded together by their tntt-rest in proti! ing by threats of adverse corporation legiala tion or by passing bills to continue or e nlarg • special benefits. In other words, Comerford as serts the existence now and In the past of a "boodle" combine made up of a sufficient num ber of members of both houses of the legislature to control legislation. The sentiment of the members of th- legisla ture if to expel the accusing Representative if he fails to make good his charges. COMERFORD SEEKS INVESTIGATION. May Take Case Before the Grand Jury- Threats Against His Safety Made Springfield. 111.. Feb. 1.-When the resolution to investigate came before the House to-day Mr. Comerford said: "I will welcome this investiga tion and I only hope the committee will be thor ough and impartial and as sincere as I am in the matter." _'■'■■■, Speaker Shurtleff called Mr. Oomerford to ord«r several times, demanding that Comerford confine •himself to the subject at hand. "1 ask consent of the House to speak five min utes on this subject," shouted Mr. Comerford. Amid much confusion a chorus "I "Not*" came from both side* of the House. •Then. Mr. Speaker, 1 am In favor of the adop tion of the resolution." said Mr. Comerford. Th. resolution was carried unanimously For the first time in th« history of the legisla ture of Illinois in many yean members •>! the Gen eral Assembly are walking about wed. Threats have been made against Repre;»entative Comerford, Who acknowledges that he has a revolver in his pocket to defend himself In an emergency. One assault already ha* b«en recorded as a con sequence of the Comerford charges. James Bur dette. a reporter for a Chicago paper, was knocked down by alleged friends of one of the accused m>-ni t>^r« of th. Legislature and was roughly handled. Member ■ of the Legislature rescued Burdt-tte, but thi- assailants i soaped arrest. "Th* Grand Jury is in session here.' said Mr Comerford to-night. "If 1 can't get a fair bearing before this oommiUM I wIU t*k« the matter be «or* that body. Art Exhibitions and Sales. "Last Day and Night View." "SECOND ONLY TO THE DISPLAY AND SALE OF THE WAGGAMAN ART TREAS URES."— Herald. The American Art Galleries Madison Square South, New York. Tomorrow (Friday Night at 8:30. AT IN'RESTRICTKD PUBLIC SALE. BY ORDER OF EXK' ITRIX At Mendelssohn Hall Promptly at 8:30. Doors Open at 8. (Admission by card, to be had free of the managers.) The Kauffman Collection* Valuable Modern Paintings and Sculpture "A COLLECTION OF UNUSUALLY EVEN, UNIMPEACHABLE QL A _ t t —a COLLHO TION OF PICTURES AGREEABLE TO LIVE WITH OR AMONG.— The Sun. "THE COLLECTION LEAVES AN EXCELLENT IMPRESSION. THERE ARE MANY PIECES IN IT WHICH, IF NOT OF GREAT IMPORTANCE, ARE, AT ALL EVENTS, THOR OUGHLY ARTISTIC AND FULL OF CHARM." "THE WORKS BY THE BARBIZON PAINTERS ARE ESPECIALLY SATISFACTORY."— Tribune. "THE LATE MR. KAUFFMAN BROUGHT TOGETHER A COLLECTION HAVING A HIGH LEVEL OF EXCELLENCE. IF HIS EIGHTY-EIGHT OILS AND WATER COLORS CONTAIN NO SINGLE PICTURE LIKE THE MAUVE AT THE WAGGAMAN SALS. IT MAKES UP FOR THEIR ABSENCE BY A NUMBER OF EXTREMELY BEAUTIFLL WORKS OF MODERN MASTERS.'— Times. Free View This Day and Evening, 9 A. M. to 6 P. M., and 8 to 10 P. M.. and until noon To-morrow Friday . Thf bnle Will Be Conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby of THE AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION, MANAGERS, 6 East 23d Street. Madison Square South. New York. INJUNCTION IN CHICAGO GAS FIGHT Judge Crosscut* Restrains City from Enforc ing 75 Cents a Thousand Ordinance. Chicago, F»h. I.— A temporary Injunction against the city of Chtcage was issued to-day by Judge Grosscu* in th* ITnlted States Circuit Court, re straining city officials from enforclnpr an ordinance fixing the pricfl of pas at 73 cents a thousand cubic feet. The case has already been before the Su preme Court twice on sail from Judge Grass cup's decisions. The application for the injunction Vis made on the :;rmin<! that th.» .-ity w had no power to pass the ordinance. WOULD CURTAIL GOVERNORS POWERS Colorado Laborers Petition for Amendments to the State Constitution. Denver. Feb. I.— Curtailment of the powers of the Governor of this State Is the demand of eigh teen thousand laborers, embodied In a petition from the Denver Trades and I^abor Assembly presented to the legislature to-day. "Under the construction of the Supreme Court on the question of habeas corpus." says the peti tion, "no man, is safe." With the petition is presented the draft of two constitutional amendments. One of these. makes It imperative for the Governor la call i special session of th*> |egi!*l:ttur<> within forty-eight n..ur.-« after railing '•'■' '' •• mltttls and submit his action to it for approval, and that the legislature shall remain In session while 'martial law is in farce. TO SELL KAUFFMAN COLLECTION. The Kauffman collection of modern paintings and sculpture Is on view for the last time to-day, from 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. and from I p. m, to 10 p. m . and until noon t. ■-.■ ■• •■* at the American Art Gal leries In Madison Square South. The collection will bo sold to-morrow night, at 8:30 o'clock, in Men ds Isaohn 11*11. Tbom*» fa. Ki»by will oonduo* th« sale. Art Exhibitions and Sales. SEVERE COLD IN THE NORTHWEST. Temperature as Low as 45 Degrees Below Zero in South Dakota and Montana. Chicago. Feb. This was the coldest day of th* winter in th» Northwest. Th» Government Weather Bureau reported a degrees below i*ro In St. Paul Rtports from other Northwest points show th» follow-in* below x*ro temperatures: R«dneld. 3. D.. 45: Devil's Lak». N. D. 36: Miles. City, Mont. 31; Moorhead. M:nn.. 24 In some parts of Montana the mercury w< • to M below «>ro. The mercury dropped steadily | a Chi M to-day, i: dsto « d<» rrees b«low r<ro i» predicted for to-night. STORM TIES UP CAPE BRETON. Sydr»y «'. H. Feb. I.— Transportation via prac tically suspended In Cap*. Breton to-day and all business was affected as the result of last night's storm, which was the worst known her* tn a quar ter of a century. Nearly all departments of tie Dominion Iron and Steel Works wero forced to shut down. No trains have p.n*7ed over tf»» Cap* Breton (llvi«"cn of the Inter-* o'.onlal Railroad since y^«tfn!av. end two express train* which left the city yesterday are staltal at Point Tupper. whew the wreck cf a znowplough has blocked th* track*. 1 NEW-HAVEN ABSORBS TROLLEY LINE. New-Haven. Conn.. Feb. I.— An offl.-tal statement, Issued to-day from the offloes of the N«w-Tork. New-Haven bbs Hartford Railroad, says that at a meeting of the beard of director* >( the Berkshire Street Railway Company, held in this city, the old board of directors resigned and the following ■*■■ ejected: C. S. M#Uen. C. F. Brooker. V Newtoa Barney. William Skinner. Arthur T>. O*borne. H. M. Kocherspergrer. F- H. MeHenry. Calvert Towrley and James S. Hemingway. These sen are llr»o torn of the Consolidated Railway Company. the corporate name of the concern through which th« Nev -TorK V-w H: -n ;,ri,< Hartford Railroad ha« alrea-lr tuK?<n over various electric lines In Con necticut Ofilceri were chone.n as follows:. Presi dent. C- S. Mellen: vice-president. K. H. McHeary: treasurer. A a. M«y: clerk. J. <X P»rlie^CalT«t Townl-y was appointed assistant to the rW..nt. _!