OCR Interpretation

New-York tribune. [volume] (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, December 30, 1906, Image 2

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1906-12-30/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 2

«t«t« r.flf-ia:«. The application -^na for » *Wp ef
Un(S near 1: .- mo—-. of the 6*r»-8/ River. «»st»rjd-
Ing a quarter of a mii« Into thp lei*. -Aocordlnj; to
th* r.;i-» covriinr lac<l irrmats. p^bll hUoa of th«
application *" the* grant must b« r:..i'» Jor four
m-«»i.s h-'o action can '.>« taken- Thin :>er:od
•a<2'd ycet**ti»>'.
Whrn th« land boarfl tr>ok i:p the application to
«liv F. E. Smith, t^rrr-t^tirirc the Champlain Pulp
and Paper « •«-r.T»«rr. "aid that •-.- hcarin«; had
been arranged with i.r.i.au.l rapidity, completely
cuttle* off a p«rjod of twenty days usually grw.tcd
In frhich r^R;onftmi<-M aitatr.st pro]K>s"(i grants
could be f.lod. ■• w«nt*4 to file a copy of the
printed rule* cov«rnin« tlie action of the board to
Mm tills point, but Attorney General Mayer na;J
tr.!? Ta« hardly n«r«i«ry. .
Th<»n the Attorney General. State Engineer \w
Al*tyn«> and Btat« Tr<asur"r Wallenmw»-.r. • ' J ">*
mlttw of th»> land board. beM a lons liejjr •^.iJD
Ui« application. Mr. Smith said the <>»'.„_*',
did not have the titla to the upland adjr l g"
land in question. M a rtrty of tilled lan* „ „^! of
the stat% Jntrrvpned. Luclen U. Sh«df "• "M «
th* State Comrnlrston of Gu and ra* .:^, lt> - 1^
«Pl>e a r.>d for KellopK & O'Brtra. p- -H?f* ,?? p hhr*h r *
•SIS proved a clear title, be »' a.
4-ommlttM derided that the car «•>
..t^d it should «r« Jx'for* th« f • *»»"• °.* * tl *'l°
<s ( «rptiiri- OBrtcn Js « nen^, A.ter a iohk ex
ivSSwTewtawT tlw board ' v fM"i to let the ap
,,3if«tlon ff o ovrr to the ln« .«^« [ boart.
St the b ° ew dJ^-Jc !>oard 1. not likely t,
ju so. .r .
Railroad Joard Also Approve* Port
Chester's Capital Increase.
A'oany. I>r. :*>.— The State Board of Railroad
nmiasloners lias consented to the issue by the
[ mw York & Port Chester Railroad Company
of a mortgage for S2^.<Vkj.<XV). and ■•proved of
an increase of Its capital stock from $250,000 to
$20,000,000. A statement Irsued to-<iii.v says
It sr>pe«r« that substantially all of the capital
stock of. the Wcw I'ork. \V>f=t Chester & Boston
Railway r'nrnj.aiir. whnw proposed l'.ne is sub
stantially the name or the New York & P<>rt
Chester Railroad <ompaiiy. Is owned by the
owner* *»f the stock in th«« latter named road.
It 1«= provided Mint at no time shall the aggre
gate umount of i 'car** hands witatswfllna: in
both rsilrie*ls r«ir#»d $*Jrt/«V.««sV ajid Ml no *!'"*
Shall f V* apgr^g^t* amount outstanding of
«api pto<-k <-f both companies ex'-ee.l PJO.OCV
<W* j>t pur value.
The Bsoafsdastlm aaneaasoal to-day al«"> that a
rareful check of th« <~»r service of th» New York
City Railway Company resulted In determining
Iha» the r*went remmmendatlc-r.? ■• to 1" per
rent Increase 'n Venice were heinir «"»mp I led with.
On November I Ui« Mai 8«1bi In aetrl«i ''f*
3.4EK; an •y.ii-wt 11. 1.745. TV beard has
requested all of the yurfare and elevated lines
in n»t v ->r',. City to furnish it.* N*w York nf
fii-» daily with «. report <•' th«» <*ars In sea on
*f<~b Mi** in eawmtAeai far sack day.
The •o^'-i !ia« approved of ths hßetsssss of the
<-3j<ital <i<vk nf ili<« Chateau^*? & I^ake Placid i
Psf ■ •• • ■■ pan! '< - 12.459.000 to 1X.454.000.
The in.-^w if f->r refunding to the Delaware &
ITur!*:^*, •'■nnipanr the additional amount ex
pei,.Vi in etaiTinrd gatig'ng s'i'l nth»r extensive
Inipro^ Ttii»nt«.
Tli* hoard has approved the lorresjs* '■' capi
tal steHi of th* l"nit»(3 Traction Company <^f
Albfrny. Troy and Cohen*, from (5.000.000 t»
fl2*W*.'ooi>. The |v -v; <■«■ Ik for 'he fund' r»ece«.
t-ar>' ii the purrhas* of <b« Rtt4«oi Valley Rail
Th" board h^« ronnrr'»<lr o nnrr'»<l to the MSBSC of a first
e?id i»fB)i«1lws. m'Mlgas.* of ] 2/'<> ». rtf by the
Buffalo a- Lake Erie Traction iV>mpany to ss
f i]T-^ •■-* ittif. ■■< it. similar amount of thirty
•asj r. par cent gold bonds. Thl? corporation
arse Permed Hi \>^ p York and Pennsyh-ania by '
Hie nonselldatlon atid merger <>f •' • Hambure
RsJitrar Company. Dunkirk & PYedonla l^ilroad
Company. Buffs!". Dunkirk & estern Rail
f.uil Cnrnpany. T.S 1-.^1 -.^ r^«ir. Trar»lon ' "iripnv
«rid y.rt* R«pi<l Transit Comnsnr.
*'r«n>r the leaosrvtMQ of Beta 1 ■'■i" Doptity
«"n^iitv Oerk of Ki?i«<i. n- ■• repreper.tativ* of the j
Hd Miini/"'.pj!l O»rer»hir lyeaciie. s <Jek-c*tion win
leave tli* city -.- ■ - ■,>» nigh» (s stt*n4 the *n
■ njTiiraUon *»f Gav»i oor Hugh**. Th» aXagatton
t ill meet at No. 44 Court street, Bre*l an-1
»■;!! tske «Ye mtflnirb: rrn^n «t the <^'i>Tid Cen«
lral Ftatln-.
A!lj»ti7'. I'M**. ?>.— The State '.Vater <-omnii s Pio:i
li*d st lar~«»l:. attended heatiriir to-da; of repre
sentatives of Troy. Albany. Hoo«|r3f F«11p and
other citi'K 8"d rlllaxre* ♦itbin ih*- fo«d ton* of !
the. Uf>T'ei Hudson ■:•.«■•- and i'« tributaries in
relation to the froprtfitior:. made originally before
the Water StorsF* Commission, for the bulVJin?
«>f Ptorßpe dams to hold baH: the tars which
« sup* the oi«a«rrt»us floods, of »-hlcTi the<te row
tnur.itien have coniplaineii for smjbt pears Th'#
vroblem »at- rm«»-ed *O the jurisdiction of the
T\>tp r «^r.rnm'f?ion by the legislation of i&v pear.
pn<l \Yr or-mnr^^io-i »i'l probably recommend «n
nmrrflment of rtie law «n tri» ba?'^ of *' ' " re-ei.t
Jump* in Off Battery, and Holds Her Up
Until Aid Comes — Howards Him.
A younjr woman, about twenty years old,
Jumped off the Liberty Island steamboat pier
at the Battery shortly after o o'clock yesterday
afternoon. As she struck the water she
screamed, and her cries attracted John Cuneen.
of No. 110 Cedar street. Brooklyn, a clerk. Ho
Jumped in. without stopping to remove his coat
or hat, and swam to her. Ctmeen held the
young woman until a ladder wan lowered and
she was drawn out. A collection was taken up
among the crowd for the young hero, who was
hurried to the Hudson Street Hospital in an
ambulance with the woman.
Interior Department May Oppose Senate
Committee's Recommendations.
Washington, Dec. 29. — a sub-commltt«e of the
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to-day beran
consideration of the Indian Appropriation bill, but
made no progress beyond a hurried review of its
•>:. .-. feature*. The Important fact »•»« devel
oped that In all probability the apsslsl Senate com
mute* which has been engaged in investigating
conditions in Indian Territory will seek to incorpo
rate In this bill some of the recommendation.' it will
make concerning conditions in that territory, 9be
committee is or the opinion that BBSBS of the re
strictions now placed on the Indians are too oner
ous, and, knowing- the difficulty .if securing Inde
pendent legislation provided for by means of
amendments to the appropriation bill, it is prob
able that the proposed changes will be strenuously
opposed )<y the Interior Department.
Congressman Charges Gross Fraud in Btli
North Carolina District.
ML— III— 1 V * r *»•— B»presentit!ve E. Spenc-r
niHcHbum, of North Carolina, announce J to-day
thai | a ,vrmld contest tl!« election of Richard N.
, Ilackett an a member of the (Mb t>ngT*es from
ti ,e Ml <-..TiKress District of that stnto. Congress
,van Rkßektmm has written a letter to Ms sseensnt
at wuksboro. N. C. advising him of the action be
hll TVfhf«Vter Mr. "Blackburn says that, although
the election returns show that h i 3 opponent 1, da
maloritv of LOS* votes, lie was not lawfully ele< ted.
I- Blackburn charges that gross Irregularities. 11
lecalltics andfraud and bribery were committed by
p-frt l^ns cf Mr Hack-tt ejid that the conduct of
fhl eTectlon officers at the vottr,* P r-^lnrt* ™*
mjsst, wrongful aa>d unlawful.
President Amador May Visit Washington—
Visitors' on Isthmus.
Wmmmm. Dee 2?.— The present session ■•' the
National AasiisWr can- to en end to-day. Among;
the last bills passed was one permitting President
Ainsoor to leave the territory of the republic. This
will enable Mm to return President Roosevelt*
visit. •
?»:iatnr Frank P. Flint, of California; Congress
man Duncan B. McKlnlay. of the same statr, Con
iresa sa Joseph Howeii. of Utah, and the other
'members of the party who are here to study the
canal problem attended a reception at the palace
last nijrht. To-morrow they will give a dinner Is
honor of Prtfideot Amador^
Japanese Anarchists Also Advocate Mr.
Roosevelt's Removal.
San Francisco, Dae 2>— Secret Service agents
here had their attention called this morning to
an inflammatory paper published in Berkeley by
Japaneite. entitled "The Revolution," in which
the assassination of the Mikado. President
Roosevelt and ethers in authority is advocated
In plain language.
Marked copies of the paper ware sent through
the mall to the Board of Education In this city.
The paper la printed in both Japanese and Eng
lish. The articles advocating assassination are
in English. _'
Cemden. N. J.. Dec. 29.— Buildings Inspector Will
iam StMnrnetz committed s-ulcide here to-day by
rutting Ma throat with * razor. Binte the death
of hi* wife, a few months ago, he had been down
liearted and refused to be cheered by Ills friends.
Employes of the sth Ward R»publican Club this
morning found him dead in his room. It is also
thought he worried considerably over the possibil
ity that he t- • -.j] i not be reappmnted buildings in
STOCK dividends are paid on the tirst day of the year. The
Pianola declares dividend* ot fkmtltrt and profit every day
in the year.
Many of New York's most important business men have
purchased the Pianola purely on the investment basis. Not
merely as an investment in pleasure, but as an investment that
will give trR-m the necessary relaxation from bu>:n?^ < : r r-:, iust a<
they mm a golr club.
Business is being conducted at higher pressure to-day than
ever before. The man who is immersed in business cares dur
ing the day needs to get absolutely away from them during the
tew hours that he can call his own. The active mind needs a rest
cutside of business hours.
the BadNauheim in (remiauy. where thousands go to
pesopente from the results of overwork, the Pianola is he
ing n^ed a^ a course in the Cure. First tried experimentally,
it wa^ found to have a very beneficial effect in nervous and men
tal troubles and is now an established feature It this celebrated
The very act of playing the Pianola takes the mind com
pletely away from the beaten path of thought. The Pianola
does not play itself — you are the one who does the playing, and
you are compelled to give attention to the playing. Therein lies
its fascination and its benefit.
Music is a tonic. The medical world is jmin£ more .md
more attention to it as a therapeutk a^enr. Hut to get the !>est
effects from music you mmsi hare a hand tn the production ■/ it
Let business men ho receive their customary dividend
checks on the first of the year consider whether there is any
more sensible investment than to put the money in a Pianola or
"Pianola Piano, through which they can secure immunity from
the harassing cares of the day and be the fresher for next day's
Ths> ipniinn fAmnonir a«oii«« h«ii. s«« nHh ay«.
< ontlnoM (r*n Br»t pa««.
and listened to the siren song of the Presidential
bee are not idle, and, indeed, have not been idle
for several months. That strenuous and largely
successful efforts have been put forth to capture
the Southern delegations to the .national conven
tion is well known. -That the agitation of the.
Brownsville affair ie not without its political
significance and purpose i* regarded as obvious.
Thai there are neveral men who never retire at
night without taking a farewell glance at the
political barometer— a glance which is renewed
immediately on rising in the morning— well
known, and it In regarded as almost certain that
the remainder of the present session of Congress
will witness numerous skilful bids for prefer
ment by the party which, !b regarded as certain
to elect Its candidate to the White House.
( Mr. Straus 'Appoints Commission to
Make Recommendations.
[From Th« Tribuna Buraau.]
Washington. Dec. 29.— Ab one of the first acts In
his official career. Secretary Straus, of the De
partment of Comm<rce and Lahsr, has directed
an Investigation of steerage accommodations on
Sfinn Btenmers. with a view to obtaining a change
In the law which so vitally affects the condition of
the millions of Immigrants brought to this coun-
Is mtlquated and not adapted to modern condi
tions of shipbuilding or of ocean travel, though it
■a retary Straus declares that the rns»se.ig»r act
of 1%;. which regulates steerage accommodations,
whs amended by Congress February 14, 1906, and
again February 9. 1900. In a statement Issued to
day he points but some of the features of the
statute whic|i ha regards a? unsatisfactory, and
announces the appointment of a committee con
testing of the Assistant geeretary si Commerce
and Labor, the < 'onunlssloner of Navigation and
the Collector of the Port of New York to make
on investigation. Th« committee is directed to
begin operation* nt on«-e, and. in addition to per
j sonally examining steamships, they are to studr
I the steamship tiSßSfilltrrr laws of other countries
I and to moke a full report on th«» ■whole, subject.
Lawrence O. Murray, Assistant Secretary of
I rommeree and I^bor. who will head the Investi
t gating committee, will «-all hi« associates together
j in the n«>xt few days, and plans will be formulated .
I for tho work As New York is the principal port
of entry, that city will bo made th* headquarters
of the committee, which is anxious to begin work
immediately in order to study the conditions at
th« present time, when the Immigration travel is \
heaviest No serious effort to change the passep-
K°r a<-t of jfj] in it» principal features has been
made by previous Secretaries of Commerce and
Labor, but the question .'» on* in which th» new
«~*abinet officer is especially interested, and h«> in
tends to devote a good deal of attention to it.
In Riving his reasons why the. act of i«c should
I he revised, Secretary Straus says:
Since that time the use of steel has permitted
increase in the dimensions of ocean steamers al
most as great a* in the dimensions of buildings
on phore. In consequence, shipbuilding and ocean
transportation have changed in many respects.
i Last year over J.K»>,<>jO steerage passengers came
I to this country, and a year ago over 300,000 passen
i gera left the country in the steerage. At New
i York City alone 880.000 immigrants arrived last
year. Th*- act of ISS2 in various particulars is not
adapted to modern conditions of shipbuilding or
ocean travel. Jn my opinion, there is pressing
! ne^d that the statins be revised and adjusted to
the requirements of our times. Some of its penal
j ties ar<» excessive and some are inadequate. Thus
last year a penalty of $19,53) was incurred by one
captain for technicalities in failure to number
serially certain berths and In taking down others
before the customs Inspector had completed his
rounds, though th* passengers had left the ship.
Yet a penalty of only $250 is prescribed when no
surgeon Is carried on a steamer with 2.200 steerage
passengers or if there <«= no hospital or medical
supplies on board
Melancholy Old Man Found Dead in Brook
lyn Cemetery.
The body of John P. McClelland, sixty years
old, of No. 2"»4 Fulton street. Brooklyn, was
found lying across his wife's grave in Greenwood
Cemetery yesterday. There was a bullet wound
in the temple and a revolver lying beside the
body Sorrow over his wife's death is believed
to have caused the old man to kill himself. Mrs.
McClelland died about two year* ago and Mc-
Clelland become melancholy. An old friend
with whom he spent most of hi? time died a
few weeks ago, and thl«» Incrased his troubles.
The body was found by H. K. Taylor, of No.
390 18th street, 'Brooklyn, and was identified
later in the day by John H. McClelland, a real
estate dealer, son of the dead man.
Pre-eminently the choice of those
who must h*xve th* best
of everything ,
Thr - ****'-
Th« embodiment of all the excel
lence possible to be secured
In whiskey.
W. A. TAIXOR * CO., 20 B'my, >". T. j
Secretary Shaw on Cause of Tight
Money and Market Belief.
[From The Tribuns Bureau.]
"Washington, Dec. 29.— Neither the bulls nor
the bears of Wall Street are under the protec
tion of the United States Treasury; the money
in the Treasury vaults Is to be devoted to the
protection of the country's business; If one
class or another of the money market specula
tors gains or loses thereby It la no concern
whatever of the Secretary of tlio Treasury.
These, in brief, are the assurances given by
Secretary Shaw, who to-day mad" public the
letters that recently passed between himself and
a business man of Nashville, Term. This cor
reFpondf»nc», the Secretary believes, is illustra
tive of th« situation as it stands to-day. The
letter from the Nashville man expressos tho
sentiments of those persons Tvho Jump to
the conclusion that because the bulls prosper
trhen the Treasury comes to the. relief of the
market, th« Secretary must, be in league with
the gambler*, and Mr Shaw's letter Is the plain
and logical explanation of tho reason for the
"tightness" of money at certain seasons of the
year, and why the Treasury is safeguarding tho
pocketbooks of the public by alternately with
drawing cash when it is not needed and putting 1
it out again wh«>n without it money panics
might occur.
The following is the letter written by Secre
tary Shaw's Nashville correspondent:
Pardon this letter. I hop* It will receive due
consideration, if not an anw^r. I have often
noticed the relief given the stock gamblers in New
York by the government. I do not see what right
the government has to do this. How much longer
will th* Treasury come to the relief of gambWs
and money sharks, the real cause of high mon<»y
in New York? You know it is like this: The big
game sell stocks, call loans, make tight money,
stocks go down, "sucker?" lose, big game make their
millions. 1 am simply a common, everyday man.
and may b« wrong In my conclusions, but I think
not. 1 see by the papers they are aft«r you again.
Some people are hard to pl»ase.
To this the Secretary mad« th* following: re

Your letter of December *3d is received* and I
note your sentiments with respect to stock gam
blers. Your letter 1? po courteous and voices NO
accurately the view of many well {mentioned peo
ple that I am constrained to answer it somewhat
at length.
You seem to proceed upon the theory that the
existing monetary stringency is caused solely by
"stock gambling." In this you are in error. Pome
people gamble in storks, some in cotton, others In
■wheat, corn, pork or lard, and pome in land.
When times are food people will speculate in any
thing and everything that, possesses a. market
value. The proportion of speculation as com
pared with necessary and legitimate business is
very Email, however, rind !i probably no larger in
New York City than in Nashville. T"nn.. where you
reMde. or in Dentwm. lowa, wher« I live. / The
b«st estimates I can get placa the amount of spec
ulative transactions in New York City at from
21..2 1 .. to 5 per cent of th« aggregate.
Th« Treasury has never come to th» relief of
stock gamblers, and probably never will, althot eh
the relief which the Treasury grants fi-equen*ly
aids those who gamble on th» bull side of the stock
market, and th« bull side of the wheat market, the
cotton market, tha com market and every other
market, but It 1b equally harmful to those who
gamble on the bear side of these respective mar
kets. Both bulls and bears Importune th« Secre
tary of th? Tr»av but »li« nature of the advice
•usually indicates the aWe of the market on which
they are. operating. Naturaily.t these comn»anlca
tions have no influence whatever The real busi
ness situation is the sole consideration.
If you will stop to consider you will realize that
more money la needed wli*m the crops are b**tng
marketed, when factories an filling their ware
houses with cotton and wool, hemp, sisnl. "umber
and every other material, than during the summer
when the cops are growing and when business men
are enjoying their vacations. There are more than
fifteen thousand banks in th» United States doing
a commercial business. These ar<» independent the
one of the other, and «=ach is 'ring to roaK<» divi
dends. Few of them in midsummer make ampl-»
provision for th<» fall. They time the loans they
make to me<»t their obligations and take th<*ir
••hair-*? During the dull season of 190« the Secre
tary of the Treasury withdrew sixty millions of th»
people's money and" locked it up. Thl« would have
been a crime If he w»r* not willing to release it new
when it is needed. By appropriate use of the money
In the vaults of the Treasury 1 hare facilitated the
Importation of a hundred millions of gold within
the last nine months, and have released, or ar
ranged for the release of. fifty millions more. This
was done, as I say. for th* purpose " aiding legiti
mate business, although it ha* helped the bull side
of the market as much us li lias damaged the bear
Bide. T rare ■■ ; i 11 111 1- • for either of thO9« considera
tions as do you. but I am Intensely interested in
the appropriate business Interests of the country.
Money is scarce. Some of Hie very best business
houses "in th» 1 'lined States with International
credit are now paying 7 per rent Interest for money
with which to do their appropriate business, if
money could "•> secured anywhere beneath the sky
.for less they would know it and borrow it. It is for
the relief of business tliiit the Treasury "linn re
stored to the channels of trade th«» money which it
withdrew when the people had no use for it except
for purposes of speculation. It was then wanted
for speculation, and I withdrew it. It is now need
ed for business, and I restore it. The last $10,000,
000 deposit went almost exclusively to «iie cotton
producing states, and the exceptions went to tot
ton buying Cttteif. Yours very truly.
Congressman Thinks It Essential to Legis
lation, but Governor Guild Disagrees.
Boston. Dec. 23.— A difference of opinion as to the
Influence of the lobby on the Massachusetts Legis
lature, developed to-day between Governor Curtis
Guild, jr.. and Congressman W. S. Greene, of Fall
River, both of whom were speukers at th« annual
, meeting of the Essex County Republican Club.
Congressman Greene, who was the first speaker,
spoke on a variety of subject^ but laid special em
phasis on his statement that without th« aid of the
lobby no important measures could be passed In the
State legislature.
Governor Guild, who followed, took exception to
the statement of the Congressman; and as pro.if of
his assertion that such conditions dW not •xist. he
referred to a number or Important measures wnu .
were passed last year without either the aid of op
position of th. lobby.
Winston Churchill, of New Hampshire, and on
grf-ssmßii G;|rdiner. of the Mil District, also spoke
"ooveYnor Guild referred at some length t« the
Governor Guild referred al some length to the
present prosperity of the United States and of me
prominence of the nation »moni! other countries
and of Massachusetts among the states.
Washington, Dec 20.— An interesting, and what la
regarded by the immigration authorities as an im
portant, ease, Is under consideration by secretary
Straus, of the Department of Commerce and Labor.
It relate! to th« admission Into the United States, at
Vancouver, B. •'„ of ten Hindoos, who desire to so
to San Francisco. The statement of the ease shows
that .six of the ten are diseased and four in good
physical condition. They have no friends In thin
country, none of them speaks English^ and they
have barely enough money to enable then to reach
San Francisco. 1" the opinion of the immigration*
officials they are likely to Income public charges.
In the lust few years UN Hindoos have arrived In
British Columbia. They are, according to th re
ports of the Dominion awl limit his. a very undesira
ble class •■( Immigrants. The feeling In Hritish
Columbia la so strong n gainst them on account of
their habits urn! unsanitary methods of living that
th« inhabitants have resorted In some Instances to
the druetlc method of destroying the nqualid houses
of i!.- Hindoos by fire m order to compel them to
leave the community.
The. immigration otlieers on the Canadian border
refused t.i admit tho Hindoos to th« United States,
und the rase now hi on appeal ti> Secretary Straus.
It was learned yesterday that A. J. Cssssssi was
Insured In the Equitable for UOO.OOO. He had a 13
year ordinary Ufa policy, which was taken out la
Li% and bad p&id 159.0 Mla premium* — — — .
A. Frankfield 6 Gm^aqy
Those who have deferred their holiday buying until now, -will
find this an excellent opportunity. Substantial reductions on
man}* beautiful articles. We enumerate a fevr on which reduc
tions have been made:
Watches of gun metal, extra thin
model, reduced from $8 to $$.
14 kt. gold hunttnsr case watches.
Walt ham movements, reduced from
$25 to $20.
Main Cause of Hitch in Russo-Jap
anese Negotiations.
St. Petersburg. TV*.-. 29.— The Russo-Japanese
negotiations for the conclusion of a treaty of
commerce were interrupted to-day by the de
parture of Dr. Motono, the Japanese Minister
to Russia, for ■ fortnight's stay In Paris. Con
ferences continued up to the last moment, but no
agreement was reached. The two principal
points of contention, namely, the fisheries ques
tion and the navigation of the aungart River,
are hard to Solve. The commercial details of
th« treaty have been practically drafted. Rus
sia's objection to the opening of the Sungarl
River is due largely to th* phraseology of the
Chinese draft of the Treaty of A'gun. which ap
plies the name Bwngari to the main river as far
as the pea. and refers to the Amoor as merely a
branch river. The Russians fear that under this
Phraseology the Japanese will claim navigation
through Russian territory to the sea.
The government to-night Issued an official com
munication on the negotiations. After alluding
to recent reports of an Impending rupture, and
the arbitration of the Japanese demands, the
communication set? forth the facts of th« ease;
as follow a:
As provided in the Treaty of Portsmouth, the
new commercial convention must be based upon
th-=> convention of lsf*f>. Russia has advanced no
new demands. Japan, on the contrary, has not
only demanded th" inclusion of all privileges
granted to foreigners in recent Russian treaties,
but has mad various new demands based upon
the changed situation in th« Far East.
The sittings of th« conference for the last
three months have been da rot to the first
mentioned demands, and an understanding has
been reached covering the matter of th* most
favored nation treatment regarding commerce,
navigation, real estate and the carrying on of
trades and manufactures. There still remain
Japans demands for free navigation of tho
Sungarl River— the Amoor. which 13 not
mentioned, in Japan's demands: the establishment
of consulates in the Russian Far East, greater
passport facilities for Japanese in Asiatic Russia
and special tariff privileges for Russo-Japanese
commerce on the "Manchurian frontier. These
last mentioned questions have not yet been taken
up by the conference There has merely been a
preliminary exchange of views on them.
With reference to the fisheries question. Rus
sia, In view of her future economic development
and the colonization of the Pacific Coast, has
not found it possible to accept the proposals
Japan made at the outset, a* they gave the
Japanese far greater rights than were intended
by the Portsmouth treaty.
"The chief difficulty has been found In the in
terpretation of the French words "ansea et
fieuves" (inlets and rivers*, for according to
the agreement reached at Portsmouth, Inlets and
rivers were to his excluded from the fisheries
convention. A Russo-Japanese committee has
been appointed to determine the exact mean
ing of the words. No agreement on this point
has yet been reached, but the negotiations con
tinue, and their course may be regarded as
Russian Opposition Parties May
Unite at Elections.
St. F^terslmrg. Dec. 20.— Negotiations looking
to a coalition of all the opposition parties in the
coining election? have been opened by he cen
tral committee of the Constitutional Democrats.
! The leaden of this party up to the present time
i have rejected all overtures looking tt> an alliance
j on the ground that the party was powerful
' enough to win alone, but their conversion to the
! idea of a coalition is due to -reports from the
interior, showing III* progress made by the Con
servative propaganda ami the administrative
measures* for the distribution of land to tIM
peasantry in many Potions of the country,
coupled with realization that the government
lias finally found ■ vulnerable point in their
armor in the election regulations issued this
In these regulations Premier Stolypin has
copied the American and Australian systems to
the extent of providing closed booths for secret
voting and th« use of official ballots. Klection
eertnsj is prohibited only in the vicinity of the
polls, but it has been arranged to furnish be
forehand supplies of oft* la] ballots, on which
the legalised political parties, such as the Octo
brists. the Peaceful rationists ami the
Monarchists may print their tickets tat distri
bution. The Constitutional Democrats and the
other opposition parties have not this privileg".
and their adherents will be forced to write out
their ballots individually. This will lead to th»»
opening and possibly the rejection of many
votes on account or minor Irregularities.
The administrative veto of political meetings
and UM prevention of the dissemination of cam
palgn literature will further prevent the non
leealize.l parties from communicating lists of
their candidates to their adherents except
through the newspapers.
Th.- Cabinet has now finished its preliminary
legislative work, and it la understood that nu
more "Interim" laws will be promulgate be
fore the assembling of the next parliament. A
possible exception to this may be. however, '\;<>
extension of the senistvn system to Russian
Poland. This decision may also operate against
th* promulgation of the proposed Jewish re
form-;, in spite of the. fact that this measure ana
received the approval of the Emperor. Hi*
majesty is being urged strongly to withheld
the Jewish reforms until the »-utir»> subject of
Jewish disabilities can be passed upon by par
Toklo, Dec. -'• The DM was opened yesterday
rr-» ing by the Emperor. In the speech from th«
t, > b<s majesty dweM upon lha Increasingly
,-,,. . relations between. Japan and th». powers
and tae great d*vHopm»tu of national defence.
The I'iet will asset ngatn on January ;i, when the
bSldget in Its gaal shiipo will be presented.
Rome, l>ec. Ct'. Italy l.i experiencing heavy wind
and snow storms. On the st Reman', ami Slm
slea passes the thermometer registers several da
greet below zero. At Palermo the wind demol
ished the baß tower of the Church ..r Boon Rtsssst
The tower crashed through the reel el a building
adjoining the church and saves nuns ■were burled
In the wrookae:*>. They were more or mSS sevetssy
Injured, but not line was killed. The peeps) el
Palermo consider the Incident •> miracle.
Cadiz, i>ee. 3.— A storm prevails ir» the strait of
Gibraltar. Many ships have nought shelter In
various port* along- the coast. The Belgian steamer
Heidelberg, bound for Havana, haa bssn !?st. Sev
eral g( liar craw wer« drowned -* — *^
Silver novelties greatly reduced In
price— including a large variety of
toilet anil man!: sets and match
safes— all In new designs.
. '•*"• v, ! . n ' Jay OJr »*l "•'»:• wad to g»f m.hoa.i-1 <m Vial****
V£ V. UV,°,IJU V,°, lJ Pub«rtb,r, that "oßE^r would n«- t«2J
}!<>. I>nn. 13.%. »or Paul br~«k 1 1T. Her* )s an -i -£t
from m I>atly letter of Dm ~-n«t. P. M wHetTeS
lain* advic* good at any tim«: -pirßoiw Who itti iiJIL
In stock* hay« «ot t> take ».m* risk always. "bur t^«
thing to do is to fro In wh. n th« r!*k tn email and •£•
chances .0 to *>»% In -„, faijor; when th» o<to» «r* •• t-»
1 ajralrwtt you. It were wiser to k»»p out. w»|| n „,»
Jud?m«"nt. at th» present tlm« th* caaaeea *r» fully 7 out
or lf> in favor of much higher prices in ';-•» r*«r Mtt;p»—
7 fit or 10 that th* bull sM-> 1* a winning- aid-, and not
rr.or* than .1 chaat»» out of 10 far you to Jo«» tf yOU bur
stocks Monday on a fair margin. F»w things <J»wn h«r»
wer» ever mor» probable than thai: our favor' Ma ar»
galas up" Monday night w» stated th.it the BEST our
c.hat* on tJi« list wart Reading around :.;i. this was the
flr»t time for many Trebles that m alvisM huyr»» Kds.
In fact. when ebowt I.V>. w * Informix Subscribers that
the R«adin^ »l!*]i»r.'i would remain ■m'-hanirM and that
tus»tMr with Paul an! I.'. P.— lt rniar-t ha*<» a substan
tial break < being at that tiro* '"tipped" on all hands for
about 17.'». W» stated further last Monday Bi«it that
\hr. who!", market should advance sharply. V!*?. for th»
first tlrn» In a lon* whtla -v<» r«comrn»n(!<;i Gt. Northern
as •> cheap stock, ex Inflation, but plus rl*hr». arsunl l?t».
Don't you think that 2 op 3 of the* abovt •Uf|Mt.ians ar*
worth the. pric* of our Mm IB i>»r month? We sra pr*
pariniir a chirt nho-wlnar the fluctuations month bz. month
of the t«n most active stocks for the two -.-ears «ndln«
■-.- - -.•,- Th:«. toif-thT with a r*vis»<l tr<«atH» «n ho-w
stocks ar»» manipulated. containing much valuable JnfTr
raatlon will t>« reaiy Jan. Srd. Post 1 re*. C 3 cts. ■
The Pure Food Law
cro*s In •ff»-?t January l«r. Th«
New York Bottling Co.'s
Ginger Al? and Carbonated B»v»rs?»s v»
Are Always Pure
Made from Osss] Sugar -'•;?■.'?>-
Without preservatives of any kind
Fr?^ from Aniline Colors or Sacchar'rs.
"Ids Kind that's Fit to Drink
p*rTi;an«ntly removed; tlo
electricity, prison, jsatn: 3i
years" experience. Protectei
by lat<\ Be-.Tar» «f person
who copies my ad. Trial
treatment at offl?«, $1.
123 sth Aire. • - ■••< St.).
■ West 28th It, near Broadway.
Branch. 140 TV. 44th St.. r.«ar sTwsg Mar:.-: wavlar.
hatrdr*«s!n;, shampooing, manicuring, scalp ' -»atm—
Trr my Monogram. EcMp*«» sw Forty-Or.s Brands t
den ? advertise th»m tor ch«apn«as. but for puritr and
quality. Thera are no S»t»St F^r-ign or Pomsstto
Wines or 1 IS.SUM <l!»tili«d. Copy Calianaa"* Ma gar. -■»
matied on request.
x,i r lg>> ccrdt. L. C ALLAN AN
■ Daly Heirs and Others Will Pay
Govern m ent $156,000.
"Washington. Pec. 20.— Secretary sssMsßpsJl««>>
proved to-day a compromise for S13&000 on
rases growing out of alleged timber depredations.
This compromise is the outcome of suits against
companies in the Northwest charged with denud
ing the public lands of timber.
A year or more ago suits were brought In th*
federal courts of Montana, aarainst the Bitter
Root Development Company, th* Ar.aconda Hss*
ire: Company, the Anaconda copper Company.
the Anaconda Copper Mining Company. "Walter
M- Kay. I>. J. Hennessey. Margaret P. Daly, in
dividually ami as executrix of th» last will of
Marcus Daly: William Scaiton. William YP.
TMxon. Davis V. Bean. James B. Haggin. T.'.o.vi
Tevls and the. estate of William Hearst, decease!.
! The Secretary of the Interior, after an investi-
I gation by inspectors and special agents of his
department, placed tha evidence collected in tha
hands of the Attorney tieneral for prosecution.
Tho Attorney General placed the sam» wltl»
Fred A. Mynard. special assistant to the At
torney General, and M. C Burch. special assist
ant attorney. Th*» cases have been under prep
aration for trial, and the Department of Justice
was about ready to go into court when ths
compromise was reached, involving: the payment
of $136w000 to the government for the depreda
tion* charged against the parties above. With
the approval of the Secretary of the Interior. th»
cases will undoubtedly ha withdrawn. This Is
th« tarsjast recovery growing out of timber de?«
redations in the history of the Interior Depart
Mr. Wilson Got Information Wanted—
!y to Stand by His Ruling.
Washington. Dec. t» Secretary Wilson said ■""
flay that hfci visit to bssm of th» Baltimore di*
tniiiilss yesterday in company >»"*> Vr. 11. VT.
Wiley, chief of th* bureau •! ewjassswJ an*
George K. sftrahs the law officer of th» Agrtcult
ural department, has been productive of good r—
stilts. They examined the- operations of two di«
llUhlis one. blending establishment and a gin »'>!*.
with •>. view- to ascertaining precl«»lr how th»
liquor* nr«- made. They got Information they &M
not been »l»l^ to obtain by conferences with <!"
At the Kin still which they visited only six bar
rels of the liquor la manufactured essh day. It '•
pronounced pegs by Dr. V/lley. but not a gallon o.
M la BOW i,, the market. It II sold exclusively to
blenders, who mix the pure gin with neutral uplrits
and Basse flavor!:.* '.rial, and that product «
put on the market m Kin. M another result of
their investigation it has b»*>n .llvm-'tfa tBSI
three- fourth* of th« straight vhlskey made *■»*■■»
country is sold to blenders. * hi us* It in c '" nn *["
tlon with spirits and flavoring: and colcrtuz niatiss
to malt" their products. -.Mr* ■sb*
As a consequence of the Invest sailor, J»n!cß • -^
retarv WllsoA has **en due Ing. it is MP«** t^
ho will not recede from his dec slui ™. tog« gj
pure food and drugs act. «n. wl :. lch r^£ I .£,uv rnaJ»
the so-called 'blended *h**ir*." a £ M^hbfcer.
an.l flavor. 1. wer« "spurious " llt » ti at "^7wUh a
and that ihe mixture of such an ,-"'J '•' "^♦ure of
Kvrv.li..- article cannot t- regarded as a rm*- The
like iiubntano* wlthtn the »'"•«•«*.*££ and ha**
blond-r- object •wrtoualy *£ ' !i Vt» «%Je *«>» lt
tried to induce Secretary «B«n» ffiatlona are
or at least to modify it. but th» XBO r": i
that h»» will stand by ■• squarely.

xml | txt