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Flstar.ce at Tower Hill on the flr«t day's battle he was slightly wounded by an 11-inch shell which fell r.ear him. The Chinese officials receive the Japanese gen erals "ith soldiers and banners at most of th« large towns entered. Undated.— Everything now appears to be in favor of the Japanese. They have a magnifi cent army. In the highest spirits, which is rap- Idly recuperating from the effects of the recent battle, and which is fully equipped -with every thing necessary or ' Manchurian campaigning. Including groat quantities of supplies accumu lated during the winter, together with several lines of communication. The best season of the year is coming. .. .• • . Undated.— The gain without a battle of the strongest natural position (Tie-Ling) on the en tire railway, whereon much money and labor were expended in defences under General Kuro patkln's personal direction, was hardly expected. The greatly elated army shows how thoroughly beaten are the Russians. All indications point to a continuance of the retreat of the latter to JJarbin. Before leaving the town the Russians fired railway buildings and those supplies which they were unable to transport. PEASANTS PLUNDERING. Rising Spreads in Southern Prov inces — Many Murders. St. Petersburg. March 20.— The peasant dis orders Are growing rapidly In the black soil belt and other districts of Southern Russia, Provincial Journals bring alarming reports, sho^n* that a reign of terror already exists In sofne districts. Not only are estates plundered and buildings burned, but landlords are brutally murdered. In some places bands of armed monjlks have taken to the forests, and fierce fighting has occurred between them and estates' guardians. Millions of copies of two documents called "The Golden Scroll" and "Division of Lands" have been circulated by agitators. Both tell the peasants that the Emperor has decreed a division of land. The provlnolal newspapers are urgently calling on toe government to take energetic measures to check the movement be fore it is too late. Commissions, the bureau cracy is warned, will not do. If the disorders are allowed to go much further It will be pos eible to stop them only by great bloodshed. INCIDENTS OF RETREAT. Russian Troops in Panic — Lack of Food at Tie Pass. St. Petersburg. March 20.— A Bheaf of belated Associated Press dispatches filed at Moukden, Tie Pass and Kai-Tuan reached St. Petersburg: last evening, havin* been discovered arnonff other papers committed to the censor at the :' front, where they had lain from a week to twelve days. Writing under date of March S the correspondent mentions that General Kuro patkin's confident declaration of satisfaction . with the situation had steadied and encouraged the army after eight days' battle. The wound ed, exceeding in number those of the battle of liiao-Tang, were crowding the station and the RußSian settlement, and in the settlement ceme tery chaplains were conducting continual fu neral ceremonies. A few quotations from the correspondent's notebook indicate the grewsome r.ess of the scene: Everywhere were pale faces of corpses sleep ing among dead horses, slaughtered animals and abandoned quarters of beef. Bloody bandages which had fallen off strew the roads. There is bursting shrapnel everywhere; six horses were killed a hundred feet away. A wagon train ahead has stopped, while two soldiers are quar relling plaintively about horse feed. Dead and wounded are passing, on the shoulders of sol diers or in mule litters, carts, wagons or Chi nese vehicles. Here one Russian and cne Jap anese wounded, side by side, feed each other; there lie seven little Japanese wounded, to whom big Russians are kindly attentive. In the soft sunshine gravediggers are at work on all the roadways. Japanese officers who had been taken prisoners are seen In the streets of the settlement. Everywhere are evidences that tho two great armies have come closer to handgrips than ever before. In the concluding portion of a dispatch from Tie Pass, the first part of which was published on March 11, the correspondent states that, ac cording to Information, the Japanese strength In Moukden was less by eighty battalions than that of the Russians. The Japanese also were inferior in guns at many places. The number of men at the beginning of the battle was 700,000. manning the greatest field works ever constructed. Not only in duration and the num ber of troops and guns engaged did the battle exceed all former contests, but also in expendi ture of ammunition, the stores of which were so enormous that after a continuous artillery fire of ten days both sides were still able to continue. Describing the retreat, the dispatch pictures debris strewn along the road, marching soldiers Increasing their loads by spearing bread, vege tables or fruit on their bayonets, at the same time discarding heavy boots. Chinese garments, knapsacks and blankets. After the first ex mm . cltement at Tava, where a few wagoners plunged without reason over impossible gulches, the en tire body arrived at the steep banks of the Pu River, where heavy artillery hastened down upon the water covered Ice, which slowly gave way. The dispatch says: Tremendous exertion was required in getting the guns out and up the further bank, the men In the little gorge getting into a white heat of excitement. The passage of a division through the retreating column on the way to the south west to strengthen the right flank gave confi dence of short duration, for Japanese cavalry, I breaking through above Tie Pass, overtook us » at San-Tai-Tse. The roads and fields were a • solid mass of transports, and the dust was so i formidable that it was impossible to see a hun , dred yards. Japanese grenades gave the Initial impression of shrapnel, and. with rifle fire, set tb* jammed mass into confusion. Day break disclosed the plain covered with rider ~~ less horses, horseless vehicles, fragments of harness, heaps of stores and furniture. Night found . the army bravely bivouacking on bare plains, swept by a cold, searching wind, with not a solitary dugout to shelter them, but preparing a new position. A JAPANESE DEST&OYER LOST. War Vessel Reported Sunk in Gale Off the liido-Chiaa Coast. London, March 20.— "The Daily Telegraph*" Yokohama, correspondent says that In a storm a Japanfe«6 destroyer was lost off the Indo- China coast. CITY TRUST CO OF NEW YORK. 36 WALL STREET. Capital, Surplus and ladivided Profits, $2,826,000 Allows Interest on Deposits. Acts in every Fiduciary Capacity. JAS. liOSS CURttAX President JOHN D. CiUXMiyS...... Vice-President OKO. B- 6HKLDON'. ....«.».»•• —.- .M Vlce-Prtssldent XZTHTTI TEKKV ...... ....... __ — ..,..... bee-rotary WAX/tHJt "W. LEE —.-•..■.•... A*»t. Secretary U3L J. 1XK. ............. .^- 24 Ami. Secretary RUSSIANS URGE PEACE, Pressure to Induce Czar to Submit Proposal to Japan. St. Petersburg, March 20.— While Emperor Nicholas still declines to abandon the prosecu tion of the war, and the government maintains its ability to continue the conflict, The Asso ciated Press is in a position to state that power ful influences, including several of the Em peror's own Ministers, are now strongly urging that the time has come to indicate to Japan Rus sia's desire for peace upon a reasonable basis. Should Japan then attempt to impose too oner ous conditions, these influences argue that in view of the universal wish to see the bloody conflict ended Russia's position would be strengthened abroad by the withdrawal of sym pathy from Japan, and that tne situation at home would be Improved when the nation was made to understand that the Emperor's propo sals had met impossible terms. One of the Emperor's Ministers said to-day: "We have suffered bitter defeat on land and sea We can, however, still continue the war. Both countries have suffered great losses in blood and treasure, and it would only profit the rivals of both were we to fight on until one or the other was exhausted. Russia has a hard task fighting the war against such adversaries, six thousand miles from home, and I contend she can make a dignified peace, without glory, but not without honor. As the victor on land an,d sea, Japan can af ford to remember, as Bismarck did at the con clusion of the Austro-Prussian War, that two countries which must live through the long future as neighbors may need each other's friendship. Japan may consider the time pro pitious, on account of the situation in European Russia, to try to crush us. Suppose, for the sake of argument, she succeeded in finally forc ing a humiliating peace. It could not be more than an armed truce. Russia is too big and powerful to retire permanently from the field. The clouds at home will eventually roll away. With the arm.y and navy reorganized, in five, ten or fifteen years there will come inevitably our revenge. No permanent peace is possible now or later unless Japan Is reasonable. To the suggestion of the possibility of an alliance between Russia and Japan, the Min ister said: A reasonable peace must first be established. Broadly speaking, Russia's renunciation of her entire Manchurian policy should satisfy Japan's claims. She could have her protectorate over Corea, such privileges on the Kwan-Tung Peninsula and at Port Arthur as the powers would not oppose, and the Chinese Eastern Rail way could be placed under international con trol, Russia maintaining her rights to a railway line through Northern Manchuria to Vladiv ostok. Russia never yet has paid indemnity, and history practically affords no precedent for in demnity when territory Is not occupied to Insure payment, and Japan holds not a foot of Russian territory. Japan could, however, take the pro ceeds of the sale of the property and rights of the Chinese Eastern Railway, which was built with Russian money. Proceeding, the Minister said the difficulties of continuing the war were fully appreciated, both fr«p a military and a financial standpoint, but neither was insurmountable. He denied em phatically that the negotiations for a French loan were adjourned because Russia would not make peace. He expected that these negotia tions would be resumed soon. The success of the internal loan, the Minister said, was as sured. As for the question of a new army, much depended upon the situation when Gen eral Linevltch got the army out of danger. The Minister added: Complete details of General Kuropatkin's losses have not yet reached the government, but It is already known that the Japanese reports are greatly exaggerated. The report that sixty siege guns and many hundred cars were left behind is false, as practically no siege guns or rolling stock fell Into the hands of the Japanese. No new general mobilization has been ordered, and it may not be necessary. Of the 300,000 reserves mobilized last fall. 140,000, and the Fourth Army Corps, 40,000 men. are now be ginning to arrive in the Far East. If, therefore, Llnevltcb's army numbers 200.000 when he reaches Harbin — if that is to be the new base he will have an army of about 400,000 men without summoning additional reserves. Some regular units, such as a division of the Guards, might be sent without further mobilization. WORKMEN NOT QUIETED. Signs of Further Outbreaks in Cities of Poland. Warsaw, March 19.— Now that most of the strikes have ended, the workmen are beginning to carry out the threat of revenge on those who refused to quit work with them. On Saturday a foreman who had refused to Join the strikers was fatally stabbed, and to-day a workman who had refused to walk out was shot and severely wounded. The authorities fear that these lnci dnets are only the beginning of a series of such outrages. The working classes are greatly excited In an ticipation of orders for mobilization. The men are determined to offer violent opposition. Scarcely a day passes without the appearance of seditious pamphlets. One publication, en titled "The Barricades," which was recently circulated, preached revolutionary doctrines, urging workmen to prepare for the struggle and build barricades in the streets. The mobiliza tion la expected to begin in Lodz to-morrow. Workmen in several mills there already are striking to show hostility to such measures. The school strike at Warsaw is reaching an acute stage. The authorities to-day issued a final order that boys not returning to school be fore Wednesday will be expelled, regardless of their number. The Polish Educational Com mittee, which recently went to St. Petersburg, is angered at the government's unyielding atti tude. The committee met here to-day and re solved to support the boys in striking. More troubles are feared. Warsaw and Lodz manufacturers have been invited to send delegates to a meeting of in dustrial representatives from all parts of Rus sia at Moscow on Thursday to discuss the com mercial situation preparatory to making a re port to the Ministry of Commerce. KUROPATKIN ON THE WAY HOME. St. Petersburg, March 20.— A report m circu lation last night that General Kuropatkln is re maining in Manchuria and that he will assume a subordinate command cannot be confirmed, and private dispatches from Gun-Shu Pass say that General Kuropatkin's train started on Saturday for St. Petersburg. SINGER DISAPPEARS. Brooklyn Woman — Has Jewels Worth $4,000. The disappearance of Stgnorlna Mathilda Galliani, a slnrer, from her home, at No. 61 Gates-aye., Brooklyn, was reported to the police of Brooklyn who sent out a general alarm for her last night. She has been missing einoe last Friday. She is described as being thirty years old, of light com plexion, dark brown hair and eyes, flve feet six Inches In height and ISO pounds in weight. Wh«n she left home «he wore a black skirt, a. brown Bilk waist, a red felt hat, a sealskin, Jacket trimmed with ermine and black laced shoes. It Is said that the missing woman is master of six languages. At the home of Signorlna. Gallianl. Miss Llbby Ann Brown, a pupil of the missing woman, said th« tugnorina had with her when she left home Friday Jewelry valued at $4,000. Among the articles were "two diamond sunbursts, a pearl necklace, a combination ring, a solitaire <Hamond and a dia mond studded watch, which Miss Brown sold the Presldont of Venezuela presented to her. Bhe also bad, according to Miss Brown. $200 in oash. No reason could be given for her disappearance except the failure of an ooftratio trio which the alg-narina recently - wrote. Managers to whom it was presented were not kind In their criticisms. It Is «aid, and It •eemed to m*k» Mr despondent. NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. MONDAY. MARCH 20. 1906. RECOMMENDATIONS OF COMMITTEE n[ NINE. DETAILS OF REPORT AND POLICE BILL TO BE PRE SENTED AT ALBANY TO-DAY. The Committee of Nine last night made public Its report on. police conditions. Its recommenda tions for the rehabilitation of the force and the text of the bill, embodying theße to amend the city charter, to be Introduced to-day in the legislature. The report and recommendations have already been forecasted in The Tribune, and. as pre viously told in these columns, the chief of these is the appointment of a uniformed Inspector to be responsible for the efficiency and discipline of the force, his appointment to be revocable at the pleasure of the Commissioner; the abol ishment of the Detective Bureau and the place of detective sergeant, and the establishment of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, to which the chief insr>ector shall detail members of the uniformed rank, and a Central Office Bureau for the the control of the liquor traffic and the de tection and suppression of houses of prostitution. The committee deem 3lt advisable to allow the term of the Commissioner's office to remain as at present, five years, and does not recommend giving to him power of absolute dismissal from the force, believing appeals, as allowed at pres ent, to be best. The formation of the Central Office Bureau for the control of the liquor traffic and suppression of gambling and prostitution the committee be lieves will be a staggering blow at the graft system, because it does away with the appoint ment of wardmen by the captain. Wardmen, In the committee's opinion, have been the connect ing link between the "system of vice and the system of protection." The committee also, to a certain extent, takes the position of which Justice Gaynor has been the chief adherent, that the present system of "observing and inspecting illegal re sorts" develops a tendency to resort to lawless methods, and declares that it has been a com mon practice to make arrests without warrants. This also would be done away with by the new bureau. In the opinion of the committee. Minor recommendations incorporated with the others In the bill are Increasing the salary of the commissioner from $7.."»00 to $10,000; In creasing the salary of the first deputy from $4,000 to $G,OOO, making the salaries of the other two deputies $5,000 each, pensioning men who have served ten years as central office de tectives and keeping a record of the efficiency of each policeman. This to count in examina tion for promotion. A striking sentence at the beginning of the report is: "The commissioner has now great power, but the efficiency and honesty which should be attained by the full exercise tnereof have not been secured. "We intend to call atten tion* to these powers at a later date." The report ends as follows: We regret that we have not enjoyed the benefit of the co-operation and assistance of Mr. Root, whose absence from town prevented his attend ance at first, and who wrote later that his pro fessional engagements would Interfere so much with giving the attention which he had hoped to give that he would have to withdraw. It was signed by Austen G. Fox, chairman; Henry De Forest Baldwin, George McAneny, James McKeen, John G. Milburn, William Church Osborn, Jacob H. Schlff. and Isaac N. Sellgman. T. Ludlow Chrystie, the secretary, said last night that he did not know who would be asked to introduce the bill. He also said that, while the Police Commissioner had been consulted as to the report and the new bill, the Mayor had not seen either. _ Ex-Police Commissioner John N. Partridge, of Brooklyn, when asked last night for an ex pression of opinion on the bill, said that he would rather read It in full before discussing its clauses. The abolishing of the detective bu reau, he thought, was an important step, but he also believed that the substitution of a suit able bureau to take its place was of still more importance. Concerning the raising of the sal ary of the Commissioner to $10,000 he said he thought that was a move in the right direction, for a good man was worth that amount. The headings of the report and the com mittee's remarks on them follow: CHIEF INSPECTOR—DETECTIVE BUREAU. First — That the administrative and supervisory functions of the Commissioner be separated from those that, in the sense of involving command of the force, are purely executive, and that the latter be vested in a uniformed "chief inspector." That the chief inspector be given the power of assignment and transfer of the men and be made responsible for the efficiency of the force, but that tho Commissioner's own general responsibility be continued by making the chief Inspectorship an assignment for an indefinite period, revocable at the will of the Commissioner. That provision be made, for a trial deputy, and for broadening the powers of the Commissioner In punishing breaches of discipline. That salaries of Commissioner and Deputy*^ Commissioners be In creased. Second— That the present Detective Bureau be abolished and Its members remanded to police duty, except that members of ten years' service may, when they retire, retire on the pension of a ser geant; that a new bureau be organised for detective service, the members of which shall be drawn from and be subject to return to, the uniformed force; that the members shall neither gain nor lose in their eligibility for promotion because of service in QUARREL IN BEEF TRUST. Report That Full-Confession Will Be Made by a Packer. [BY TELEGRAPH TO THE TBIBCKB.] Chicago, March 19. — It is stated upon trust worthy authority that full revelation of the alleged unlawful acts of the "Beef Trust" will be made to the federal special grand jury, which convenes here to-morrow to investigate the so called packers' combination. It develops that just on the eve of the beginning of the prose cution in the Federal Court here, information of a serious disagreement among the packers has come to light, and at the same time it Is re ported that Schwarzschlld & Sulzberger have promised to give evidence on behalf of the gov ernment. . . , • . ,'. >.^i;: Max Sulzberger, vice-president of the firm, when asked regarding the attitude of his firm, said they had always fought the other packers, but he declined firmly to discuss the matter further at this time. Late last night a secret conference of the attorneys of all the other packers was held to prepare for the defence of the "Beef Trust," and to learn. If possible, the nature of the government's case before the grand jury. . ij'^Vrt. The federal attorneys are taking every pre caution to prevent the packers getting any ad vance news of the developments in the inves tigation. Twenty-three grand jurors will ap pear before District Judge Humphrey to-morrow morning to begin the investigation. All exits will be guarded by deputy marshals, and visit ors, Including newspaper men, will be excluded from the neighborhood of the grand jury room. VESUVIUS STILL BUSY. Naples, March 19.— The activity of Mount Vesu vius continues. The desire of travellers to ap» proach the crater Is so urgent that extra guards have been stationed. Detonations from the vol cano are heard a long distance. » THE POPE'S NAME DAY. Home, March 19.— T0-day being his name- day. Pope Plus X received thousands of congratulations in person and by message and celebrated mass in the presence of a few intimate friends. His Holi ness bad luncheon with bis sister. He afterward received th« Sacred College In his library and thanked the Cardinals for their good wishes, with out, however, delivering a formal address, as was the custom of Pope Leo XIII. . COXJJ3 C.\rSil2 SOKE THROAT LtxAtlTe Bromo Quinine, the world wide Cola and. Grip remadjr, r»mor<i th« causa. Call tor the lull name and 100 Is tor •Igtatur* of E. W. Gray». :3c. the new bureau, and that there shall be grades of pay in the bureau according to proven efficiency. Third— That a special bureau be organized, charged with the duty of detecting violation* of the excise laws and of the laws against gambling ana disorderly houses; that, with respect to violations of these laws, the Commissioner be empowered. to limit the duties of the uniformed men to the pres ervation of public order and decency. COMMISSIONER AND CHIEF INSPECTOR. To deprive the Mayor of the right to remove would be to relieve him of responsibility for police conditions and would be a long step backward. Our proposed solution is to commit the executive work to a uniformed officer raised in the service: to require him to command, inspect and discipline the men; to give him the power to assijtn'anfl transfer: and to hold him responsible for the effi ciency of the force. An honest and capable man would quickly gain the confidence of the force and of the people, and the right man. if once found, might be retained indefinitely in the position of chief inspector, as is the case, with some of the higher officials under the commissioners in other city departments. This is in part a return to the executive system which prevailed In this city prior to 1901. That. system was discredited by the actions of a chief whose case was exceptional. COMMISSIONER'S LENGTH OF TERM. An increased stability of tenure Is suggested. The present statutory term Is five 'years, coupled with the power of removal by the Mayor or Gov ernor without charges. We are urged to recom mend a life tenure or a long term with the power of removal as .it present. Although the present term is nve years, we have had three commission ers in four years, and it does not appear that a longer nominal term would be longer in faGt. Again, it is suggested that the term should be in creased and removal be allowed only for cause. This would undoubtedly give permanence of tenure, for practically a powerful official cannot be re moved on charges, except under extraordinary cir cumstances. Such a change would in effect relieve the Mayor of the responsibility for police condi tions. This step backwards should not be taken. THE DETECTIVE BUREAU. It is essential to the efficiency of the detective bureau that the executive head of the force should be free to transfer for service therein any members of the force, and to remand them at will to ordi nary police duty. This system prevailed until 1001. The present Commissioner and former Commis sioners Partridge and Greene unite in urging a re turn to it. There is practically a unanimity of opinion that the change in the law made in 1901, whereby a man detailed to. the detective bureau became a permanent member of it as sergeant of police, has worked disastrously. »~. c do not deem it necessary to discuss the grave accusations against the bureau which affect Its integrity as well as its efficiency. HITS ROOTS OF PROTECTION. Dowßr P .?n°rn e ftf te l from the captain that the iferfn™ ' cV V he ff ° rCe lIS a wl! ° le from l,.ri?rT of wnich has been the source of so dMrlvh«J' ° ;», We Propose to distinguish more dutiel of Xf.? Ntn th s constabulary and the detective the ma?nt^n« administration by providing that turb^nce^ fn/th Of order> the s «PPression cf dis- tn^fh the arrest of criminals shall con that th« nw^M dut , y of the uniformed force; and of all«£.S vm ll !F Of ev , idence and the investigation and df«orrierK- *° nS of ! , aws relating to gambling the duty «y« y no " ses « na the lic > uor tram fhall be «> th^/ '. a s eclal bureau of tho detective branch of the service Un<l r responsible central supervision STent to offender™? 1 P ° liC<? captain ° the induce" moved offenders t0 pay money to them will be re- ARRESTS WITHOUT WARRANTS. thY ft dd UUU Ul n«£ ls ? tak « , from the uniformed police c ' *3. y ow imposed by law " to observe and Inspect Illegal resorts. The present system is It h£ P &?«, tendenC3r to re9Ort lo lawles^ methods! without ome a 0011^ 01 ? practice to make anests l tte'd ar ma n nOt ° n ' V wh , en no crime *as-°eeii t£ m di n th ! P res ence of the officer making the arrest, but hen K there is no reason for a belief ?•» a hv C i r me n aS been committed. D-nS.4l!ary iiifl'l i by }£ c ?° llce , wit hout warrant are not recog^ f'"*^ the law P* the land. The statutory duty rn^de o^/^^ fo^K v'SSSL™"* * oft « This plan of centralizing the duty of detecting these offences in a special bureau is "a simple and we believe, a sound method of dealing with, the most serious evil affecting the police c AMENDMENTS REGARDING DISCIPLINE. We also submit an amendment designed to in crease the efficiency of the force by requiring a record to be kept of meritorious services, as well as of proven charges, and by adding inefficiency as one of the causes for punishment We expect to treat this subject In a later report on the admin istration of the department. The failure to ke"p a sufficient record of good services seems to us to be 0S? JnTW ° ? ™ kl * B and '^ 1 1~% tl!t l! ? 0 ss ™ T ? lt an amendment bearing upon po- Hce trals. This provides for trials at least oncia week in each borough « ?,A a deputy commissioner, whose salary shall be $6,000 a year. On such trials the efficiency records may be used in evidence To the punishments now permitted we add punish ment by reduction in rank or grade. The present system of punishment offers no intermediate be tween thirty days' fine and dismissal. There are many cases where a man has committed an offence sufficient to justify a reduction in grade but not sufficient- to justify his dismissal after years of ser vice. This would also pe mit a man unequal to the duties of a higher office to resume a lower position for which he might be qualified*. This amendment is urged by many persons having groat experience in and knowledge of disciplinary matters in the police force, and we accordingly submit it for legislative action. THE THREE PLATOON SYSTEM. This system is not now required by statute- its continuance is in the discretion of the Commis sioner. It is uncertain whether the failure prop erly to patrol is due to this or deeper causes We consider It best at present to leave this matter with I tb/s Commissioner, with whom It now rests and hold him responsible for results. APPEALS FROM TRIALS. It Is urgied that a trial by the Police Commis sioner Is a disciplinary and not a judicial proceed ing, and that the judicial reinstatement at a dis missed officer is highly prejudicial to discipline We feel the force of these observations, in spite of the fact that out of 245 removals in live years only 8 per cent of the men dismissed have been reinstated Inasmuch as the right of certiorari is accorded by the charter to all veterans and firemen and teachers It Is obvious that any change In the law should affect all alike: we make, at present, no recom mendation on the subject. The right of appeal constitutes a valuable protection against improper k political influences. CAPTAIN COTTRELL'S SHOES BACK. The Tenderloin Commander's Feet Now Feel at Horne — A Rude Letter. Captain Cottrell's shoes are back In the Tender loin station. These shoes havu been— lt's a shame to do it, but It can't be helped— a feature of Cap tain Cottrell's appearance. When he walked abroad evildoers trembled and the flag stones shook, for they were large shoes, encasing large feet. They were new shoes. The captain had spent timo ami money in acquiring them, and they fitted so nicely that the clerk didn't have to sprinkle face powder in them when he tried them on. They were war ranted when applied to a "hobo" to accelerate his speed and with one treatment to make a gambler's re-enforced door look like kindling wood. A rude, urigentleinnnly person stole these SbO^S. Not from the captain's feet. Oh. no! Exactly where they were when stolen has not been made known. They miKht have been in his desk or under hla bed. Two dettctivis wtre assigned to track the thief, but In vain they visited the pawnshops. The captain despaired and his feet felt funny. Last evening a messenger boy handed Soi-l int V/ilson a bulky package and a It tter, which he said had been givfn to him by a mau in tth-dvo., with Instructions to take them to the staiion. The sergeant handed tho package and letter to tha captain. The latter found In the package a pair of shoes, much the worse for wear. The letter read as follows: Here are your shoes, which I did not steal, as the papers said. I only borrowed them. I don't want them, and would not be In your shoes for all of Carnegie's money. You will tlml them a little the worse for wear, but otherwise O. K. Gee! but you wear big shoes! Asking you to ex cuse me, I am, yours truly, RAFFL.ES THE COP. A dress suit belonging to Roundsman "Archie" McCullon was stolen from the station on Saturday evening. Thrse are only two of a series of petty thefts from the station in the last few weeks In which the police have been the victims The reserves have been cautioned not to sleep too soundly, lest some needy person steal th^ station THE NEWARK LEAVES SANTO DOMINGO. Washington. March Word has reached the Navy Department from Admiral Sigsbe* at his de parture in his flagship, the Newark, from Santo Domingo waters to Guantanamo, to Join the fleet of Admiral Barker. The movement is simply in ac cordance with an Itinerary heretofore mapped out. The department also la Informed of the departure of the Minneapolis from Guantanamo for Hampton Roads, where she will stop on her way North. Always . Remember the Full Name - Laxative jjromo Quinine J3 fV£j& . on every Cores • Cold inOn«D*y, Grip m 2 Days C& SS^jCyrVWX.^ box. 25e ,860 TH£ •* WASHINGTON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY 141 Broadway, New York ASSETS $17,500,000 JOHN TATLOCK. PB.ESIDF.NT HON. CHAHLES H. ALLEN THEODGR.E T. JOHNSOW Vice -President 2d Vc-President Modem Policy Contract Producti tofj with with guaranteed surrender remunerative contract? values and approved priri- can be aßotted to reputable leges to the insured. «*'* MM ata. (Extract from Report of the Superintendent of Insurance of the State V) The Department is satisfied that it is the aim of the new management to conduct all the branches of the business of this company in such a manner m to fulfill beyond peradventure the contracts entered into with its poli and to use all legitimate means to the end that such contracts may be secured by the policy-holders at a cost to themselves fairly comparable with the cc*t of ii ance in other approved companies. The Department can state that the new man igeraent engages in the task set before it with absolute mt«^rity ot purpose and honesty in method and procedure, and fully believes that its plans and aims will result in maintaining this company in the position in which the lorty-iive year its history justly entitle it to be placed. its nisiory , y FRANCIS HEXDRICK?. Superintendent of Insurance. EQUITABLE FIGHT DUE. REPORT TO-MORROW. Crimmins Committee Protests \ Against Plan Proposed. When the board of directors of th« Equitable Life Assurance Society meets to-morrow the com mittee of seven will make its formal report on the actualization plan outlined after its meeting a week ago. From present . appearances, while tho report Is likely to be adopted by the full board, there will probably be a lively debate over the possibility of delay which?' the plan holds forth. Four years to wait for full mutuali*atlon will be too long, according to some of the directors who agree with the Crimmins committee of pollcyholders, and there is an. Idea that some director win adopt the suggestion put forth by that committee, and advocate the resignation of all the directors, that a new board may be elected at once. In conformity with the provisions of the plan. The completed report must take up two points which were not touched on In the official statement after last week's meeting— question as to whether policyholders shall be allowed to vote by proxy, or only If they personally attend the meet ings, as by the provision at present in the charter, and 'a provision for compensation to the stockhold- i ers for conceding the right to vote to the policy- ; holders. It is practically certain that the Hyde directors will offer no objection to the plan of vot ing by proxy. That the Alexander peopla will consent to any indemnification of the stockholders is not so certain. Rather, it is likely that on. that point will begin the division, which will grow Into the opposlton of the general plan laid out by the committee. The Crimmins committee of pollcyholders. which was pleased by the Idea that the directors' com mittee had reported a mutuallzatlon plan, has been growing less pleased daily as it contemplated the project. The committee intends to keep right on working for a forced mutualiaatlon. Only a prompt mutualizatlon. says the committee, through Frank H. Platt. its counsel, can prevent an Investigation of the Equitable, which would give. to the policy holders the right to make what changes they thought necessary. . , Mr. Platt declared that a statement coming, ap parently authoritatively, from Mr. Hyde, that It would hardly be safe to give the Immediate control of the Equitable to Its policyholders. confirmed tne fears of the committee. He went on: The movement for mutualtaatioa sprang froia Jfc settled conviction that a continuance of one m» ibsLUi^ r^terTsS - t£pSSfcs: fSßEHrediSirit it Th mV°Se ce ?r% of Hpd; S lz £l advisers was due to the strength of the derail ■ aSS the reasons underlying It. It can h^dlv be said to be logical that the one-man con trol of the ©Suitable same time that its abrupt termination, and at the same time that its abrupt "l^w ° S omet l hin! oA^re'asons underlying this thaT" the momentary satisfaction with which it was received by the policyholders must give wa? to feeling that It Is less substantial than It SaVed ana that the contest for the protection of policy-holders' interests must be continued. The suggestion that the present board of direc tor? are men of great experience In Insurance and So1illa?ly capabll. aside from their high standing ana character, of giving the Equitable a highly trained and efficient supervision. Is one that I think the board of directors themselves would not take seriously. The board of directors meets qnar terry It is composed of men In every walk of life many of whom do not reside in New-York. "nd only a relatively small proportion of whom at tend Its meetings. With few exceptions, the board is merely nominees of the stockholding control The! committee of the board has recommended that a majority of the board hereafter be. elected by \he poUcyholder* If the conditions demand corrective measures of this sort, it is silly to post pone the application of the corrective for a period ° fltf°hf It f °h U a r 3 be^n 'stated that Mr. Hyde teel-sthat ha£ ing the power to nominate and elect twenty-four directors, he still believes that he may gain three or four additional votes to give him the actual con trol. This can hardly be regarded as an argument In favor of the substantial character of the con cession of mutualizatfon. I do not believe that any one can control twenty-four men of character and Independence in the sens© that It would appear Mr. Hyde believes he can. The postponement of the passage or control is regarded as a distinct qualification of the proposed plan, and unless some way can be found of realiz ing the proposed mutualizatlon, movement except after four years' postponement, with all the possi bilities of Its defeat through scheming and Intrigue, I am convinced that the widespread movement amone the i»ollcyholdei s for the assertion and securing of their rights will be carried on with re newed vigor. _, .. I furthermore believe that nothing can stop the demand for an Investigation of the society except the practical, prompt and unmistakable mutuallza tlon of It. The latter would give to the policyhold ers the clear power as well as right to investigate and to institute needed changes and reforms. A postponement or qualification of that opportunity will but accentuate the growing feeling that there is not only a corttUct of Interests, but a clearly outlined contest between the pollcyholdera. on the one hand, and the strongly intrenched interests who are seeking to continue their power within the so ciety by curtailing and qualifying the loudly her alded mutualization. SMITH HAS UErELATIONS. Mormon Head Explains Why He Denied It in Washington. [BT TELEGRAPH XO TBS TBIBCVB.] Salt Lake City. March 19.— Presttfent J.-> seph F. Smith, of the Mormon Church to-day spoke in the Tabernacle In defence of himself and of the position taken by him on the witness stand before the Sraoot investigating commit tee, in Washington. In regard to revelations. In contradiction to his statements made there, when he denied that he had revelations, he snM hf hal had revelations in the past and still continued to have them. The reason why he denied the fact before the committee, he said, was because It was fry ing to lead him Into a trap. Without mention ing names. President Smith replied to the criti cism of himself by ex-Senator Frank J. C*nnon and Charles A. Smurthwaite. Penrose and Lymnn defended President Smith and declared he had revelations. Lyman said: "Whatever the Lord has to say He will have no difficulty In speaking through President Joseph F. Smith." »■ 3 y MOHAIRS = "Will oevti lose their lastre." " Rain Will Mot Spot Them." Come in Blacks, Colors, and Melang6 effects. -B,Priestlcy&Co."ii:"Crawtitfcr stamped on the wrong side. THE BUSINESS OF LIFE INSURANCE The first of the Da« son articles m The Business oi Lite lasnrance is published in THE WILL STREET JOURNAL this morn in j. It treats of the Ftn> daraental Nature of Life Ibsotskb. Get a copy at your newsstand or, better, send $2 to the Publishers and have papers for two rnociis containing the entire series sent yon. DOW, JONES & CO., Publishers 44 BROAD ST.. NEW YORK SECOR g& ENGINES KAjrCFACTCRED BT MARINE ENGINE & MACHINE CO. IJo LIBERTY ST.. V V. WASHINGTON HONOBS GEN. HAWUI. Plans for Funeral of Ex-Senator Announced at Hartford. Conn. Washington, March 23.— Brief funeral «errtces were held this afternoon over th body cf Genera! and ex-Senator Joseph R. Haw 1 who died late Friday night. They consisted simply in the read ing of the Episcopal prayer fa the <iead by tha Rev. Dr. Harding, of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. The services were private, though bi addition to the family there were present a number of Intimate friends, Including General Black. General A. W. Greely. Senators Hansbrough and "tt'airnore. The honorary pallbearers were Senators Platt and Bulkeicy, of Connecticut; General John M. Wilson. and Admiral Van Reypen. Subsequently the bod was exposed to public view, and a large number of persona passed before the ccrtHn. The body will leave here to-morrow for Hart ford. Conn., in a special car attached to the Colon ial Express on the- Pennsylvania Railroad. Accom panying the body will be Mrs Hawley and the Misses Hawley. Senators Platt ar.a Bulkeley Ad miral Van Rej n. Major Chark^E. Hooks, jtocr Seward. both of whom were in General Jlawley* regiment in the Civil War. and several other inn mate friends. Hartford. Conn.. March 19.— The funeral si Gen eral Joseph R. Hawley will be held in this city Tuesday. The special car bringing the body Is ex pected about 5 o'clock Monday afternoon. The body will be escorted to the State tapHol ojurana Army veterans, accompanied by ooverror Bom and Mayor Henney. and will he there in ' _-_-_•• the rotunda until the next afternoon. Tl*e Assembly gathers at 12:3 d o'clock Tuesday and it Is expected and practically arranged that i totn . 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