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jfEED OF BATTLESHIPS
lEPORT OX THE NAVY.
Jir. Bonaparte Suggests Reorgani
zation of His Department.
XTashlattor., Dec. 6.— Secretary Bonaparte of the
ssWT Department, in his annual report, which was
ga.6e T*blic to-day, suggests plans for a general re
(jjar.:i of the department, and recommends an
tjcrease in the strength of the navy in battleships.
Oa t:^« sol it of reorganization he says:
•».$ work of the department should be grouped
fcto"four sections, one under the immediate direr
jr oa cf the Secretary, another under that of the
Asi'snast Secretary, anil the remaining two under
c*»ccrt of flag rank. Of the last mentioned two
sietioas, or.« should be intrusted with the duties
row imposed npon the bureaus of yards and docks.
tcrpcatDU construction and repair, steam engl
reer:r.g cr.d ordnance, and the officer at its bead
•'-a-'ld have ac a.*!«istant3 the chief constructor,
ti:# er-siaaer in chief and two officers not now de«
i^»X£, !:. tha law, for whom I suggest the titles
ft lister of oriir.:.noe and master of public works,
♦he las' mentioned tj be a civil engineer of the
,* av v. The*? officers should not be chiefs of bu
—vJ but the deputies and technical advisers in
thr:r resp»^t.ve provinces of the chief of eectlon.
t~i ibeau iii.«charg9 s.;ch Fp»cial duties of super
vision or otherwise ts he rr.:c.'-.t from time to time
£firjrate to each ot them. Moreover, they should
form * board t::ider h!s presidency which would
th* duties now Imposed by regulation
E">os the board on coistructlor. and any other du
■£■ wh'rh the cepartm<?r.t might ri*em it wise to
eor.£de to ttis hoard from tim- to time hereafter.
The other chief of faction should be Intrusted, in
the ir.ain. with the direction of the navy as an or
riiiiz'-d and fUhtir.fr force, n'.% province tielng thus
fcrowi - than that of the chief of the present bu
reau of r..-:v:sat:o:i, and he also should have four
js»:frants. l:i the eurnenr. sreneral. the paymaster
c*r.era!. the ro:v.rra:i«!ar.t of the msr;i»« corps find
&W superintendent of th^ Naval Academy. Th«
4u:i«!« cf thes<» officers would be necessarily more
r<rrr.an-r.t:y epee'.sJiierl than those of the first
p«siirrea £tc::v. but they *hnuT3 all be the depu
f.f-. srfthta their several fields of . action, of .he
thief of section, sr.i, like th« other group, should
frn'titiite r tonrri. under his presidency, from
* hlch th« <ler>a-:ir»nt might expect advice on all '
c -■■ "• e'T'''Tir;?r Om n-rsonnel of the navy.
The Secretary eho-Jld Immediately supervise the
(jril establishment the office of naval intelligence
t- ■ t!'*> oflJc* of the Judge advocate general, and
aJsn the £f;\-:rs of localities, euch as Tutulla and
G-an. wY.irh .ir- essentially naval stationo but eon
ta:s a~ appreciable rivil population. There should
V !!kew:«=<» attached to u!a office a master of m>.
com:!*, rvr.o ehoold he a tntnH mvnu^tsnt ari^
»rfc?> eatiU at once fi^«:'.Et the present 111 I mail of
r:rr'! ps and ac~our.t> In a burdensome and some
%■■ ■ inenrcruo-js portion of its iiutle«".
Tb addition tr> duties now imposed upon the
isdstart Becretary by the reflation*, he might
Vre;::'red to irjpervise the work of certain eger.
f!« of the de^artmam vMch •• not necessarily
w!?h!u th" prorinee of either of th« two section
tbktu, such as the fcy<srograph!c office and the
t»vsl observatory.
I en r"t recommend that the foregoinr plan of
■BTgirrftstioa should v » embodied in legislation to
*• er.&rje! Nt the Fr^s-nt session of Congress: but
t resrectfj'.lr Fu?^e*t that a «r:!taM<» commission
t* ■pperfnted in conM.Vr it and ulso anr other
r-Ff»f ; *>^' c ' " *^* same subject latter, and to re
port st the f.r«t Fessi or. of the €3th Congress.
n nn on tersonnkt*
The Feret^rr F;:bm!ts with his report the re
! ports of the board en personnel. This board rec
eETErads provision for three officers of the rank
et Tire-adrr.iral. end Mr. Bonaparte urges that at
>m two of this rar.k be provided. Recommenda
ticv.f tre also made as to a e'.lght reorganization
«? the general board ar.d a decrease in Its sire.
The report rcys -Cine the Naval Academy
Oat hezi=p !? practically extinct, at least for the
ir.oaer.t I: rern~mer..*s that the classes there
t» no: reduced at the time r.ow fixed by law, but
tixt FT4(J'-at** of that school be appointed to the
psy End marine corrs. ar.d. if they Ml it, to be
•si^t&Et E'^r?eoas or assistant civil engineers, the
Etr.-ersnent jTov:c*:r.g post -graduate training which
•rffl ft the:n for this work. The Secretary believes
thtt this would tend to do away with the ar.tas
or-inn between the line and ths staff.
The report ccrr.bats the impression that it is <J!ffl
cs!: to obtain reuuita for the san .-■ Baying that
tb» reasons :t !s r.ct fuTl are the high standards
required sod the lack cf attention to recruiting.
Pautlan. '.: is Ea:<3, is an evil of secondary ha-
IKffICKT. tut the rleu.B made by men of standing
in th« community for deserters and for persons
rumy cf fraudulent enlistment are condemned.
Tfce (Sxcs for the new monster battleship are
naarr.- with the report, and regarding the re
!C*raest that they be co transmitted It cays:
tVh^e r.o practical Inconvenience may have r«
telted from the proviso above mer.tioced In this
•arcrjlar lr.«:ance. I ri^em it my duty to very re
•pecrfully submit for the consideration of the'Con
grves _ ti.e suggestion that the insertion cf this pro
ven has established fa precedent of doubtful merit;
that its moral effect, both at home and abroad, has
rot been wholly desirable, and that it appears in
lordbie contrast to the action of at least one for
«n government m dealing with th« same subject
t Is the universal desire of the construc
tion cepanm-r.ts 1n navies to keep their designs
ttT ari> ; .** ;" !Ss;l> - secret; ar.d, «o far ul am
r^{ V'lt."" T V e °Pl>'P I >' ii n «ano« in which dlsap-
K2f f*!? 1 * policy hag l*«n apparently Indicated
fr> ffie legislative branch of any government.
INCREASE OF NAVT.
The -art of the report dealing with the increase
» the navy follows:
JlL?; : 'v "anal repnn I stated that 'the
agr^gate of onr battleahlpa, arrncred cruisers and
«>g,<tefcnce vemtin bulit. bulidire <>r authorized
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U*> sssatary r- . -.mentis the authorization of
tor s«^»T* > .* S2rr ' >;r ' Itl '" n vessel destroyers, motor
C,^'' boa *-». run ' ■'* tad river gnnboats. but
fr... teflon, the reoommendation for scout
*t M i " r ** "•Port also urges the authorization
*ut 0:.6 more floating eteel dry dock.
Adollinaris
£ "THE QUEEN OF TABLE WATERS. "
HAS CONSTANTLY and STEADILY INCREASED
Popularity and Esteem, and is ACCEPTED
THROUGHOUT the ENTIRE CIVILIZED WORLD
— The . i PEPFECT TABLE WATER.
A Beefsteak
Dinner
is a feast for
the Gods, when
Evans'
Cream Ale I
is served with it.
WHOIXSALE DEPOT. 1"7 HUDSON ST.". N. T.
Regarding the need of battleships Mr. Bonaparte
says :
I may note the frequency with which new types
or structures have i»een thought destined to make
battleships obsolete. This was first expected of
automobile torpedoes, then of torpedo draft, then
of submarines, and. lately, oven of dirigible bal
loons. Experience has indeed indicated that all of
tne.«e several inventions, except the last, may have
a legitimate, although very circumscribed, eld of
utility in modern naval warfare, but I feel that I
ought to place on record in this connection th* con
viction of the department that the only trustworthy
safeguard for our country against injury from a
hostile battleship Is to have at leapt one American
battleship ready to deal with her.
ARMOR PLATE CONTRACTS.
The situation arising from the bids for armor
plate. In which, Mr. Bonaparte says, there were
indications of a combination to maintain a high
price, is dealt with. Concerning its correction, the
following recommendations are made:
There are only two ways in which It 1h practica
ble to control such a situation: either the govern
ment must be authorized to manufacture its own
armor plate or It must be permitted to buy this
abroad. I recommend that both privileges be ac
corded to the department. The first mentioned of
them would be. however, probably Ineffectual.
... If. however, the Secretary of the Navy were
authorised to buy armor plate abroad whenever, in
the Judgment of the President, the price at which
he could obtain such armor plate In the United
States was exorbitant or unreasonable, there is
good reason to believe that the manufacturers
would either rot form a combination at all or agree
upon a reasonable and moderate price. I would
extend the like authority to the purchase of tor
pedoes, ammunition, projectiles and, in fact, all
articles n-ceasary to the national defence. It is
evident that such articles stand on a totally dif
ferent footing from such ac are manufactured only
for private consumption. The government has the
constitutional right, a right inherent in its sov
ereignty, to take, by the exercise of its power of
eminent domain, any art!cl«» necessary to the na
tional defence and already In existence, upon pay-
Ing- for it a reasonable price.
When citizens of th« United States, enjoying the
protection of Its laws, who are engaged In the
manufacture of articles of this character, refuse to
manufacture, them for the government unless it
shall agree to pay for them an exorbitant and un
reasonable price, they evidently defraud it of an
opportunity to exercise Us Just constitutional pow
ers and evad«» the fulfilment of their own duties as
patriotic citizens. Therefore, whatever may be the
general economic policy of the government, the
markets of ihe world ought to be open to It in
dealing with the situation thus created.
SCHEME FOR PERSOXXEL.
Board's Plan Provides for More Of
ficers and Regular Promotion.
Washington. Dec —"An examination of the navy
list discloses a condition of affairs under the pres
ent law that seriously affects the efficiency of the
service and constitutes a grave menace, if .not a
positive danger to the public interests."
This statement rums up briefly the decision of
the navy personnel board under the presidency of
Assistant Secretary Newberry. The board was ap
pointed last August to jnggest such modifications
la the law affecting the commissioned personnel
of the navy as might seem to It advisable.
The board's recommendations offer a remedy for
two serious evils in the line, namely, the absence of
opportunity for officers of flag rank to b»come
familiar by actual experience with their duties as
commanders of fleets, divisions or squadrons In
the short time between their promotion and their
retirement for age. and also an impending period
of great stagnation In promotion. As an illustra
tion of what is likely to happen, the board says
that unless Congress ta.k<--s immediate action the
lower grades of the service ■will become so con
gested that a midshipman now in one of the lower
classes at Annapolis may possibly not be promoted
to lieutenant until he is between forty-five and fifty
years eld. This situation is brought about by the
fact that Congress has authorized a considerable
Increase la the number of midshipmen at the Naval
Academy, and these midshipmen on graduation are
promoted to ensign and lieutenant (Junior grade),
but no provision was made for a corresponding in
crease in the upper grades.
The details of the board's scheme have been care
fully worked out as to the minimum number of
officers required for the fleet, the number of officers
In each grade, the length of time to be spent in
each, and the amount of eea service required in
each grade, all betas based upon the experience of
years and upon modern requirements. The scheme
is automatic in its action, being constantly regu
lated co that there are no sudden flights of promo
tion nor long- periods of service in one grade.
The board regards it as of the utmost Importance
that there should be pee vice-admirals and twen
ty-one rear admirals on the active list, the vice
admirals to be increased la number by one for
every Increase of the personnel by eight thousand.
The active list of the Una officers, it Is recom
mended, should consist of a sea-going list of fifteen
hundred officers below flag rank, plus those carried
as additional numbers. The present list, it is de
clared, should be increased accordingly by not more
than seventy-five numbers annually, in addition to
the vacancies normally created during the year,
until the total number en the sea-going list be at
tained.
The rnpnrt also recommends the formation of a
reserve Hat. of officers for shore duty, with the pay
and allowances r.ow given to officers on shore duty.
In order, however, to prevent an excess cf officers
upon the reserve list beyond the requirements of
the duties which they are to perform, It is recom
mended that an officer who is transferred to th«
reserve list should be r.-Mr--.l on three-fourthß pay
in one cradle higher than he holds when placed on
the reserve list. It further is recommended that
lieutenant commanders transferred to the reserve
list be allowed to retire voluntarily as such on half
pay of grade, at the discretion of the President.
»
REJECT OFFER OF INCREASE.
New Bedford Operatives Want 10 Per Cent,
Instead of 7 1-2.
New Bedford. Mass.. Dec. 6.— The New Bedford
Textile Council to-night voted to recommend to
the various unions timt the off» r of the Cotton
Manufacturers' Association to advance wages 7*i
l*r cent on Monday next ba rejected. Special meet
ing* of the unions will be held Saturday afternoon
to act upon the recommendation, ami a meeting of
the Textile Council will be held Saturday night to
itceive the ::i*tructl'<nH of th« unions.
Last month the Textile Council requested thai an
advance of 10 per cent t«3 granted In all th« .-,"i!.
mills of the city by December 10. As the Fall
Etlver operatives were successful In their demand
for v 10 per cent Increase, the New Bedford Textile
Council holds that the local manufacturers should
put Into effect the same rate of Increase.
It la thought that the unions will accept the re<-
ommende.tl in of the Textile Council, but at this
time a strike In the event of a refusal by the manu
facturers to give 10 per cent in not looked for. The
local cotton mills employ about seventeen thwusttn<j
hands.
WILL SIXTY-SEVEN WORDS LONG.
August* J. Cordler, late president of the Lalance
& Grosjean Company, left his estate to his wife in
a will containing In its body sixty-seven words.
The statement regarding the value of the property
cays that there is no real property, and that the
-perßortalty exceeds $io.i**>" Cordler. who married
a daughter of the late Mr. Grosjean, is said to
have Leen worth several millions, His children
Alice Marie Cordler and AujfUtiUi J. Cordier, Jr.,
are not mentioned in the will.
NEW- YORK DATLY TRTBr>'R FRIDAY. DECEMBER 7. IDOfi.
The distinctively beautiful
tone qualities of the
ORCHESTRELLE
"The Home Orchestra"
are comparable only to the varied tones of
a symphony orchestra. They arc exquisitely
voiced to fill the average sized home with
numerous but well balanced orchestral voices.
Anyone can play the
Orchestrclle artistically
The Aeolian Company an
nounces several discontinued
styles of Orchestrelles •
AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES
TUo A FOT lAMffl AEOLIAN HALL, 362 sth Ay.,
IHe /\E.VjLlrilN K^\J, f Near 3<thSt.. New York
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FAGAN'S AIE FALLS.
SMITES POLICE FORCE.
Chief Murphy, Three Captains and
Seven Sergeants Suspended.
Th«» Jersey City PnTleo Board last ntght sus
pended from duty <*hiof of Police Benjamin
Murphy, Captains Albert Cummings, John F.
Kelly and Charles Cox, and Detective Sergeants
Daniel Lo«. David Noble. Augustus Holtio. Frank
Bennett, Mlohaal f'lark. Robert Pierson and
Halsey Van Horn. The omission of tho name of
Inspector Samuel Archibald -was explained by
his application for retirement under the pension
art. The exemption of Detective Sergeants
Ke»nan and Prescott, of the headquarters staff.
was not explained, but It was hinted that they
might he ■tvitnesses.
The board did not appoint any one, to tak»
Chief Murphy's place, but announced that the
uffairß of the department would be managed by
F^rgear.t James Hopkins, who was made acting
Inspector, and will be the superior of Captains
John Kelly, John-. Cody. Thomas Xugent jand
Charles Harrington. J
The remarkable shake-up of the department
and deposing of its heads followed formal
charges mai:o by Mayor Fagan to receive which
the Police Board was convened In special ses
sion. The anticipated sensational developments
attracted such a vast throng of citizens that the
Police Board, to accommodate the crowd of
epectator*, held Its meeting In the district court
room, as Its own quarters were Inadequate.
Intense feeling was manifest. Police Commis
sioner Mitchell, an organization Republican,
when the charges were read and the decree of
suspension was moved, entered a protest. He
declared it was a political movement, and said:
"I know It Is useless to protest, for you havo got
to do as you're told."
President Potts sharply retorted: "1 sm not
Influenced by politics nor will I do the bidding
of any one. Serious charges have been made
and suspension is Justified. But these officers
shall be accorded a fair trial, and I shall. In
voting for the verdict, be guided solely by the
evidence."
Whin the meeting closed there was a remark
able demonstration. Cheers were given for Chief
Murphy, and were repeated In the corridors.
Mayor Fapan's determination to reorganize
the Police Department has b^en known in the
inner circles for a long tlmp Several months
ago the movement was palpable, when Chief
Murphy was summoned before the Police Board,
presumably to explain an act of alleged In
subordination, as he had been quoted as having
said that "politics was driving the Police De
partment to Hades." Tha chief said he had not
be<»n properly quoted, but it was evident that
the foundation was being laid f<>r the charges.
The Mayor advocates the dismissal of the
accused officers. H« declared emphatically in
his communication that they were either dis
honest or Incompetent, and recommended the
suspension pending" trial by the board.
WATERWAYS CO
Speaker Cannon Warns It Not to Expect Too
— $50,000,000 a Year Wanted.
Washington. Dec. The appropriation by Con
press of at least $50,000,000 annually for the Im
provement of the rivers and harbors of the country
was urged In speeches delivered before the Na
tional Rivers and Harbors Convention, which as
sembled here to-day for a two days' session.
At the morning session addresses were made by
Harry D. Goulder, president of the congress;
Speaker Cannon and Representative Burton, chair
man of the House Committee on Rivers and Har
bors. Mr. Cannon warned the delegates not to ex
pect too much from Congress, "for." he said, "too
much cannot be done at one time. Do the most
important thing first, and concentrate upon It, and
then take up the next most Important thing." Mr.
Burton said that the convention should not ask
lor appropriations from Congress for any particu
lar community, but for the greater projects of the
country- He thought less should be spent on the
navy and more for Improvement of the rivers and
harbors of the country.
At the afternoon session speeches were made by
John Barrett, the American Minister to Colombia-
John Fitzgerald. Mayor of Boston; Bird S. Col«r,
J. S. Teal, of Portland, Ore.; W. G. Sterrett, of
Dallas, Tex. : Lawrence M. Jones, president of the
Misfouii Improvement Association, of Kansas
City; Joel Cook, of Philadelphia, and ex-Senator
Benjr, of Arkansas. Jam^e W. Porch, of New Gr
it ans. Broke in the j.bscii' »- of ex-Governor Blanch
axd of *'■ ■'• '.'■'■.■ who could rot attend.
At the night session ex-Governor Francis of Mis
pouri advocated an Income tax to increase the gov
ernment's revenues to permit an annual appro
priation of 550.0QQ.000 for the Improvement of the
rivers and harbors. He congratulated President
Roosevelt on Ills declaration for an inheritance tax
and deplored the fact that the President failed to
give, favorable mention to the waterways project
in Ms message to Congress.
"If Congress adjourns without making thin ap-
Broprlattan." he said, "we should appeal to I'reKl-
Sent Roosevelt to call an extra session.*'
Representative Williams favored reduction In the
annual appropriation for th« army and lncr- ■ In
the rivers and harbors appropriation.
Secretary Ellison read a telegram from J. J. Hill,
president of the Great Northern Railway, as fol
lows :
j deeply regret that I am unable to attend the
Rivers and Harbors Congress. In view of th* in
ability of th« railroads to move the heavier classes
of tonnage In the entire country, there has been no
subject before Congress In twenty years which In
terests ho many people and will prove so great a
benefit to the basin of the Mississippi and Mis
souri rivers a* a 16-foot channel or canal from
St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico.
COL. E. A. STEVENS OUT OF DANGER,
[py Telegraph to Th« Trlbane 1
nerryvn>. Ta.. Dae 6.— Dr. C. T. McNamara, of
Hobokan. who has been here with Colonel E. A.
Stevens, this morning- Issued the following- bulletin:
Colonel Stevens has passed the crisis of his i criti
cal cv* of pneumonii, and Is progressing- favor
ably Ha will probably ha confined to his bed for
two weeks longer. „
The Stevens family, who came to BerryvlUa Bun
day night, expect to return North to-day.
CHIEF ENQiWEE" BTEVEN3 RETURNING.
Colon Dae I -I" " 1 B. Stavens. chief engineer of
the Canal Commission, stsrted from here this
morning on the steamer Panama,- on his way to
Washington.
AIIMT AND NAVY I\EWS
«• fFrnm the Tribune Bureau. 1
"Washington, December 6.
TO OVERHAUL. THE OREGOy.-Pcrsons Inter
ested in the navy yard at Puget Sound are rejoicing
over the prospect that a large naval repair job Is
about to be assigned to that establishment. This
is th* United States battleship Oregon, the report
of th* examination of which is now before Secre
tary Bonaparte, who Is awaiting some information
In regard to the work under way on the Indiana.
Th« Oregon Is In need of repairs and material
changes In equipment, ordnance and machinery,
which will Involve an expenditure of fully ».000.0<».
There has been some question whether It was wis«
to authorize work which would require two or
three years, but it is probable the Navy Depart
ment will decide to have the work done thorough
ly. The project Includes changes m turret mechan
ism originally recommended for the Indiana, but
never carried out on that ship.
ORDERS ISSUED.— The ' following orders have
been Issued:
AniiT.
First Lieutenant HOWARD I* I.AXr>rrP.~. Arti!!»r7
Corps, from ISA Company. Cbaat Art.:, to unas
•lgued list.
Captain ALBERT S. BROOKS. COta Infantry sasara*
charpre construction work at Fort Douglas, relieving
Captain HENRY L. KIXNL?OX, 2Cth Infantry.
Obtain FRANK G. BtaITLDrN, from S2d Company,
Coa»t Artillery, to uraisl^ned 1!«.
Captain JAMES M. WILLIAMS, from unaMipied list to
82d Company, Coait Artillery.
Captain WIF.T ROBINSON. Artillery Corps, to "West
Point Military Academy.
Captain HUGH LA F. APPLEWHITE. Artillery Corp".
from 91it Company. Co&sl Artillery, to una:u'.gn»i
list.
Captain LOUIS S. CHAPPELHAR. to 91st Company.
Coast Artillery.
First Lieutenant WILLIAM E. ML'RRAT. to coast artil
lery.
Captain JAMES N MT'NRO. s<j Cavalry. detailed major
to command 2>l Battalion. Philippine grouts, vice.
Captain CROMWELL ST ACE T.. Slat Infantry.
NAVT.
Lieutenant CbmmanVler T. J. BENX ana Lieutenant C
WELLS, detached from th» Ohio; home. await orders.
Warrant Machinist L. C. HIGOINS. detached from the
Alabama; home, await orders.
Chaplain A. W. STONE, detached from th« Chicago; to
the Charleston.
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS. — The following
movement* of vessels have been reported to the
Navy Department:
ARRIVED.
December 6— The Blakel«y. at Annapolis.
SAILED.
December 4 — The Fcorplon. from Norfolk for Ponton.
December 6 — The Padticaiv, from League Island tor Ports
mouth, K. II.; the Bl&keley. from Annapolis for
Solomons; the Justin, from Shanghai for Cavite.
BRYAX OX THE MESSAGE.
"Shame on Chief Executive" Says
• the "Peerless One."
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 6. — Commenting on President
Roosevelt's message, W. J. Bryan said that there
was much that was good and much that was bad
In It. but It may be regarded as th» President's
most important state paper. Mr. Bryan says:
The message contains much that Is democratic
and for which the general public may well thank
him. It contains some things that ought to arouse
severe criticism. The President boldly approprt
ateg some of the doctrines which, the Democrats
have been advocating, and. on the other hand, he
announces some doctrines which ar« so absurd
as to excite amusement if the suggestions came
from a less prominent source. In some cases he
takes advanced ground; in some cases he retreats
from ground already taken.
Mr. Bryan complains that what the President
says on government by injunction will not be
satisfactory to the laboring m«*a or those who
respect the right of trial by Jury. The President's
stand on child labor, the eight hour law and tho
right of the people to criticise a judge la com
mended.
GRESS MEETS.
On President Roosevelt's reference to the Jap
anese question. Mr. Bryan says:'
He pays a deserved tribute to' the progress of the
Japanese nation and a.-i'ta fur legislation which will
enable Congress to protect the treaty rights of
foreigners. That th*>-» should be such legislation
eaai-ot be disputed generally, but a great deal de
pends upon the character of the legislation. If
t-ny bills are presented in regard to this suggestion
they must be carefully scrutinized lest they deny
to the states thr» right to protect themselves ami
their people in matters purely local.
Finally, .Mr. Bryan deplores what he calls the
President's warlike attitude. He says:
There win be general disappointment at tt. war
lik»- tone of his message where he Uiscusses the
army and the navy. He speaks of the luivy as the
surest guarantor of peace which this country pos
sesses. Shame upon the Chief Executive, that tie
should place an instrument of brute fores above
tha nation's sense of justice as a guarantor of
peace! The best guarantor of peace is our na
tion's principle to deal Justly with oth>?r nations.
War ought to be a last resort not a hrst consid
eration. It. is bad enough to have a few profes
sional soldiers. It Is not necessary thai the -whole
nation shall be keyed up all the time to the tight
ing point.
SETH LOW ON "COTTON."
Speaks fore Commercial Club of
Montgomery, Ala.
Montgomery, Ala., Dei I Setl Low, former
Mayor of New York. spokt* before the Commercial
Club of this city last night. In commenting on
the growth of cotton manufactures in th« South, hf!
said In part :
Then has been, a.* y«">u know, a large trade with
China in Pepperell ilrills and sheetings for the better
part of a century, hut up to the time 1 speak of
the brands exports:] to me East r-oui.i have been
counted on your lingtrs. The mill owners very
frankly told roe that they would till. in. ;t; t commis
sion, any order that wo might give, but that the*
would riot manufacture for a market so remote
when they nad a market so much better at home
especially, they would not agree to pack the gooils
or to make them, except upon commission |n any
form that would render them unavailable ■„,. the
market here. In tho interval, my understanding Is
that a very large trade baa grown op with China
In cotton goods manufactured In the South. I ;,,.
pose that, in the first Instance, when the South was
searching for a market, tho market abron.it was aa
good as * market u.t home. The Srst result of that
old experience was to make th.- understand that if
in America we want to command a foreign mar
ket for anything w« must study the needs of that
market and conform to them as fur as possible
Our trade with the Orient both in, cot! and In
cotton goods ought to be very large, and the South
ought to have a constantly Increasing share of
the trade In the manufactured, article. When tho
Panama Canal is opened tne South will be still
moTe advantageously situated, and It only remains
for the United States to Bee that the door for
commerce is not shut, either -by others or by our
selves.
Speaking of education, Mr. Lowe said:
In the city of New York we know what it is to
be called upon to provide education for a vast army
of children, many of whom cannot even speak the
English language. In the lust four years I suu
pom the city has appropriated not far from
I4G.UUO.OUO for new school buildings alone to pro
vide for this arm/ of children. But New York is
the point at which the wealth of the nation Is
largely centred, and it 13 hardly too much to ear
that th« nation Itself is working through New York
City to Americanize and to educate th« children
of the immigrant. What the wealth of the Unit.*!
States is doinjr locally, throujh the city of New
Xork. It ought to do cvsrj'wbertt, wh«a tha need
M oorr«*pondlngly «-rta> "
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WAGE INCREASE FOR -
General Advance in Rhode Inland
Cotton Mills Monday.
Providence, Dec S^An advance in wages vary
ing from 5 to 10 per cent will ba made In the cotton
mills of Rhode Island oa Monday next. About
twenty thousand operatives wIU ba affected, and, in
addition, it la understood, the pay of about five
thousand mill >"*"^« In. Massachusetts ar.d Connec
ticut factories controlled by Providence officers
will be raised to correspond -with the schedules in
this state.
To-day notices were posted in all the mi.la con
trolled, by the Ooddard Brothers annour>.c!n? an ad
vance on ilonday. The increase will equal the ad
vance In tha New Bedford mills. The notices were
posted at the two mills of the Lonsdale Company,
in Lonsdale, and in the other plants of the God
darda at Berkeley. Asaton. Phcenlx and Hop«. R. 1..
and Blackstone, Mass. The Qoddard Brothers em
ploy live thousand hands.
The Coventry Company, of Anthony and Coven
try, and the Slater Cotton Company, of Paw
tuckat, also announced an advance, beginning next
Monday. The Interlaken Company, of Harris and
Arkwright. advanced the wages of Its four hun
dred operatives 10 per cent.
Robert Kr.isht. of the firm of B. B. & R. Knight,
which controls nunwrotia mills in this state and
Massachusetts, and Henry F. Llppltt. manager of
the Manville mills, of ManviHe. and the Globe,
Social and Nourse mills, of Woonsock»t, are in
New York, and no notices were posted in their
factories to-day, but it la stated that the em
ployes in all these establishments will be informed
this we-k of a general advance '.:. their pay.
The Kniirht firm owns mills In this city. Woon
■ ket, Arctic. Natlck, Pontlac, River Point, Jack
son and oth«r Rhode Island towns, and in Dodge
ville, HebronvtUe, Readvllle and Mar.chaug. Mass.
'lhe Warren Company, of 'Warren, to-day crdered
an advance in its mills, and the Parker mills, in
the same town, which ara a branch of the Parker
mills of Full River, will also Join in the move
ment-
Among other Massachusetts mills which usually
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ar» those In North Uxbrtdgv, LJnwood. Saundern
vlHe, Whitlnsvllle and Rocs ale all in the Black
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SEXTEXCE IS DELAYED.
Gillette's Counsel Gain Until Mon
day — Prisoner Guarded.
Herkimer, N. T.. Dec. 6.— Chester E. Gtllatta was
nut sentenced to-day. He wai taken Into court at
the appointed hour, but the session was brief and
ilovoid of the spectacular. Ills counsel were un
uble to prepare In the brief time at their disposal
for a motion for ■ new trial, which they desire
;o enter before sentence is passed. The stenog
rapher's report at certain parts of the trial la es
sential in their preliminary work, and the stenoe
rupher «ad unabLe to get out the required work
In ho short a time. On that account the court en
tertained a motion that proceeding* be postponed
until Monday at 10 a. m. District Attorney Ward
iiiiidf no objection. "But I wi:.: It understood,"
he added, "that there will not be another post
ponement.**
Justice Devendorf then granted the application.
cautioning the defendant's counsel. Mr Mills, to
be prepared at 10 a. m. on Monday, bee*.- the
i niirt desired to close th« case as quickly a* pos
sible. In the whule proceeding to-day there were
not half a dos»i sentences sasaad b«:*«»a the at
t,.nn vs and th* court.
Gillette's appearance greatly Improved. Th«
furrnws In bis forehead were not so deep ana he
looked mor«* to-day as he did before the baclnnin»
of tri.> tii.Hl. It L* probable that aillette will be
tak?u to Auburn on Monday or Tuesday. Ha \ a
«-;ilin: cheerful and M«nu to b« cortfldant that he
will have : n;mr trial, and that one day he will
be fre«d.
GUletto'B can Is st!ll beinit tniarded night and day
by two deputy sheriffs. The guards are frequently
calWl into the cell by Gillette, arul hour* ere
wh!l*d away with card frames and stories.
District Attorney "Ward to-day refused to con
firm or deny th« report that Oniette was ov»»r-
Iward .-> make a confession to his attorney that
ha struck Grace Brown at Bl* Moose !Lake.
FAVOR AXDOVER SITE.
Majority of Committee Against
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ramoval to Cainbri£g» and affiliation ■with H&rnud
would servo for .he greatest good of th» seminary
and its students.
The two reports are agreed that Antlovar nraat
find much of its future usefulness in ti:* education
of ministers for the foreign population, and that
only by radically broadening the scope ■>' '.:» teach
ing and l:» work can thd seminary ho;>* to achlav*
results SLich as its founders hoped fjr. The re
ports are &lao agreed that then* should be a sepe>
rate and distinct boarii of trustees for And<>v«r
Seminary, apart from the board of trustee!* of
Phillips Academy. The adverse report of th*
majority will aot as a check. It is s.iM on the pro
posal for aaUiatlon with Harvard, now understood
•0 be favored by the trustees.
In tha majority report it was brought out that
circular letters placing the questions at tsstue be
fore the alumni had been sent out to every living
alumni.a. and that 3>- repli«a ha.l been rsevtvatt.
On the question of location for the seminary 17-i
voted for retaining the institution at' Andover. 113
for removing it to Cambridge and 2» for changing
its location to Boston. The r*j>ues of G were mis
cellaneous. To-day's mseting was attended by
übout two hundred graduates, most si them mlnW
ters of New FnghiiMt
An Informal voto on the proposed merger with
Harvard showed that IS were in favor ot it and S3
opposed. The ■ majority and minority report* of
the committee will be sent to all the alumni and
a mail voti- taken. The tn:sto«s have been re
queated to defer action, until the result of the mall
vvt* is known.
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