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■ ■ Unkrr Hake* Many
Commissioner Baler Mai, /
Transfer* »" Forer.
,„„.- piker started in yesterday
M waigai the <i r ri, that had been
\ita* «nd t" Wttao pippham. whom he sac
£ao <>* Wal **S ?S captain,, twenty or
„ee d. He of P.trcimer,.
-■r. ««rt«*?|^ t rtlsTlC c *■„ the transfer of
■tt, most imP or.«.t r ( .^ ry Ig , and
rap ,ain %** •«•» «- «
station - stspieio". penneiiy to that
, !rn^nt of ,-aP-in X*e were man!! r« r»,,'-»
mos) inportarr f • — Vi ,l m -- becaUWi tlie young
nfl -,^ r who «• * I***** In check there.
■*»m,-h-<l 1 lh< * '^' BtrOTUO u S lx denied that
O^g^igSiS ti-t t.e -lid- at the
th. tranr-fer of tato> r££ • " «W —
,eashO"> re^o. ... -w shal l sr< , „ J, a t we
. .. ■ dm glad tliat
Inland US« n'^ l - A 5
lt ,«P«to . •* • • Hronklyn. lo t«Ue Captain
*■ Tiv. i"- Captain Bflnrd S. \V«l»ri X «s
H-.r Roc*
naa^ . ■ J . v ,,; of the VAr
w)tn h-M«f ° . ■ , number o f the
h *;','rneute, a ..s transferred the b«t
S& J. K^ers. who w« In , mm and of « nm-
:1 * uridoo'* vice «auad until b« »>aa dia
m^Z/ i "-c :, ,^se UP certain resort.. Th.
him ** Commteioner Hicham
-- rai rerree" rerter
. :;;:•?;";' Bakei - aaked II E«gera
,-oiM h- \*»«" -5 ™ "Ommand of the «at,«n durtag
Z \\Zi. " of the capt-ta, he is said to have ro-
JSS 'K^er, will never be an acting captain
a d^etect I yeat 1J cad
" *.., Pan" Fir.n. was reduced to the rank of
' gS: tZi to duty in the West 6Sth street
UPTi^r triers of ..eutenant, were .. fo«owB=
Other Lynns, from CoHe^ Point to Chane, street '
ffsl'er Sorite from Hichmond Hi" to Kast IMth
Ztv SSuS Hammond, from East UMU, street to
w .,-. P Tucke, Ties street
toCcUege Point: James K. Fitzpatrkk. fro. -t«
?rS t Richmond 1101: John S^. from
Mwriiattin, to Mer-r street; DanW Davis.
... island to Grand avenue; Wl liam M il-
U.Batl, Be f ch to Coney Island: -lame. X Luu.
Park^l^ to SheOTSbead Bay: James Kulins.
■aeaataad Bay torark-ille: Matthew F. Kenn^y.
VerßM avenue to Bath Beach; Frank EA Finn.
Bath -„ to BtiFder avenue: James Murray.
Srev Island to Fifth avenue: William F. Foserty.
Brook' Borough Hall squad to Bath Beach;
SSnws Ma^ire. Brooklyn Hall squad to
Ten Hamilton: John J. McGouan, Brooklyn Bor
oub'HaU squs . to l«th Precinct: Joseph ' «r.vo>,
F»h -— • to Coney Island: Charles ?. Eason.
Grand avenue to Coney island, and Patrick B.
Lene, Oak street to the Criminal Court squad.
J*rae« X Fitsj.atri.k. who is tent to watcl. the
aaiaaakers In RWiniond HiH. has the reputation
a stem rifsciplinanan. Ii line with the
r.-«taNi!=hrr.er.t of the Br..K)klyn police headquar
7-rS on Jts oM bs^ ; .«. the fo!!owins men were 0r
..., - to rer^-rt there for <i'Uv in the future: Ueu
toaats *a«us Peterßon; Jan^s M. Walsh, Daniel
S. Heady and David McMahon. Serjeant August
«Moi and four patrolmen. The staffs of In
,,|- r Miles -'Re.:-- and Tennis Sweeney, who
excised pla ~r in the lUli «nd Mtk Inaaactloil
MMi several days as* were transferred to
follow th«ir commanding officers.
Conn-.i«j->r.er Faker was brief in hi? comment
tison me rt>atig»*. "I have nothing .painst
Tataer- nc said. "T tbtnk he Is a pood man.
Feaaellr ba«> cleaned up that Brooklyn -rloin.
and has shown thst he is well »We to handle. Coney
3rt3Rd. '-■■■- changes ■• '" mad« principally
■ "permit two shifts."
The Commissioner also we that he would proft
abb Bnnour.ee Via appclri^ments for second «n-l
fourth deputy commir^iotiers In a few days.
Flrft Deputy R r he- Mid that he had --L- -
ill? mlnrl about Ms vacation, which was to start
jtii IHi Instead he will stay in town for anothw
*«>k cr so belpinK tli» n»w Commissioner to get
nettle^. He had :>«thinsr to say on the Brooklyn
Thi'd S^pytv Josiah 1.. Stover, the young man
who wa« appoh t*d at th» direction "f Mayor Mr-
O'llan. eondiirted hi? first police trials at Head
op«rter« yesterday. Tie showed him.-elf mild man
vre<3 an>l l«9u>nt.
Act.ing Jlsyor McGowia, -ulirn sail " '"' h« woiilri
riv» any tpeeial orders regarding the observan.-e
cf {S-jT)iJsy- at Coney Island, *ai<l that he did not
taaak it would be neeensary. H- believed the police
weejd handle the situation ably without any ppeeial
"Countess Amelia" Was Not Good Enough
Seeress to Know Her Show Wouldn't Go.
■K^en ~Da*ve- Jaeksr.r. «.f No. 131 Wept 2Tth
a»aet f'» an advertisement in a newspaper to the
r ?»et that h« had » theatrleal novelty, but no
nwiey to exrl"!t it. tlie ni'ipt promisinK reply he
i»e»lve4 t-Mnie from a Torture teller out of work,
the "Counte** Atne'ia." of No. ?.14 Weal I6UI street -
rirtt rAmt Miss KH'y Martin. She offered to be the
~*t!jr»l"' if ••Tt»rr - ' uould tes>cfa her the Palome
*»nee and make that the feature of the perform
«ac» j,» T .- af . preparing to .^nd out on the trolley
*"f)sv«-" accepted. h°ean?:e he needed the money.
To phow jij!.t ik.w hadly he needed the money it la
*"**" ' or!y to relate thai his prospective pupil
**J?bed not !e«s than two hundred and lifty
IWitiiJ?. "Pay*" j5 responsible f or the . Vtlllll
ibat. a* R*|/>tne. EJvy Martin «« a scream. Tii.lr
"^liat. i,e told Magistrate Merrmaiv. in lh«! Went
S«* "Wjrt. -. e«ie r da ; .
•pjj" f"?-« of tlie riory is tooi. told. Af Salome
• J*^ ->Isrtin »af not a box <iffiee tnagnet. an<l after
+ i J?* >r •■' '*'** '■*><'***^>tiv« iitjflit* tlie >mp*ny
ffM"l..vi'h th» fortune teller poorer by J2.V).
"ler *v#ry ro;nd ybe di.iplave.l an the llelitly rlad
cf * ' J-JM **? ?h " '"ii'ln-t r\.-r.j-.- her rowers
■. Sa?si 11 * w ' befom^h* inv-?te.j the jvy> in Jar*-
j f "'""'"' di"! ■ '•" g-et into the eoorl record.
If.S 8 no difference. any^jv, stipe Magistrate
' ew" mari f ' i '" i h " r tt;3t - tflP pmper meth«'l of r»
' gj ♦*« through a civil action.
L*Wfer«*?. He Says, to Protect His Mother
From a Beating.
- p. fßy T-;*st*j-h to IT* Triton-.]
St/* 1"1 "* 11 * 0 * NJ - J.;l-- A:Wt Fern. twenty-on«*
L*"- "•* .< • ' »s»4 killed ii« st»pf 3 th*r.
*■ JTctTiaria*! oij-iin. at »iioir home here- tliis after
r \tJ*,L< f hiT " becittiw li» was a brute an-1 ill
JjJ^ 1 J"? _moth»r." F«rro is- all»s^1 to liav«» told
'tbmli*** rr * TvhKl - w '" MTfrt«J Mm afior the
marri«<l F«rr.,s mother in- xip-kK a ;o.
r .^' ' . dins to th*
itiZ'"' 11 t#> 1h * J* 0 " 1 "" br fWi'w. Gfcllo begin
-..' ai^« hig Tiifp ai,^ *.f.. n ,^! to be- f Jrtlou« of liis
•t ai 1 "^ X " rr<J i 5 «WPh»-ed i--- :'■ i'ak»r an.l works
„ »_»■ 1 ' "' *3f= anlwp this afternoon wrlien hi?
' "tU** *' r * mr ;,.,,. „,, .. tx^enn, to abuse hill
ViJcl' ftvr Waif ikened, he says, and found
3 .^™ T«>Un4in K *4)j* brtdf with lii» nst«.
-„.^ ■*?*>'!', Gigllot-jn)'.-d-upf»n ••!"! when lie int
lo -Z**^ t0 .Protect lite mother, and lie was obliged
— '°°^ him to protect his mother and liltnself.
" you arc goin* to tuv
"MM U t*J' OUld t!8 The *<> oi * wo make.
*••*» w»|l 1"", '•*•«'"■" tfta «1-*"X«« H re beautiful. •!,,
-"!!? B[LLE « & CO., Mature,*,
, * fc 5 ** MtjiJeß, Conn/ »ate (bi» card.
Mr. Hotchkiss Replies to Statement
of Xrrc York Life.
Albany: July P. .Rnph ins to r»iu««'= for a stale.
msnt regarding the aasgilton of the New York Ufa.
Insurance Company that, owing to the limitations
prt'.ecrih'-d by the %>■« York Insurant* law. it had
b»en o!i]i^->,i «A« A discharge 1 number of 3«'"t!. A\i!:.
.iam 11. Kotehklss, State Superintendent of Insur
ant, «aid to-day that mop; of these agents were
part time mep whose i omvrnssion income was small.
"Some lime az»." said he. "the department, no
tleina: (hi statement made by th» X-w. York T.ff^
Insurance Ccmpany that it had dismlsied •' lare"
number of aft»>nts. asked the company to forward
a M«i of those dismissed, showinc the amount of
business and paid for policies written by each. This
list has no-v been tabulated, by .states and by num
ber and amount of t policies, It shows that the
rot.a! number dismissal was 1.223, of whom C* n
w« ■•- residents of this Mate; «44 were acent« of
m-M-e than a year's standtmc 87f havlnar been up
pointed in iOOi oo ' l
i'omm«ntln« on I m number of p*M for policies
written. Superintendent. Ftotchkfos saM :
"Our tabulation shows that 452 of the dismissed
as: ~»t. < :. or 351 per cent. "■•"' no bushier at all.
either last year e»: this: 22P »'rot« but one policy,
and 189 but two policies. Thus 83». or upward of
fiX prr cent of the total, wrote not more than two
policies each. while but flfty-«ne. that is. about ♦
per rent, wrote fnorp than t«"n policies
••These figures rupKest that the •■'aim that a !«tk«
number of inert have been deprived of their means
of livelihood by the action of this company is rather
%< id«- ■••" the mark. Clearly, most of them »-»re part
• ■■-> ..,.,, of extremely limited productivity and
•n-hoc<- commission income was very smart]. The
average bu.«lne«« written In fifteen month? hy each
of th« Hinits whose aerrlces wr«re dispensed ■with
was but f I ;i3."
1 "---•,.!!- the fact that 1.2S agents who in th« last
year wrote more. than M.ov>.<w> of Insurance were
discharged in April, the .New York Life Insurance
Company has done business in the first six month!
of IMi Rt,NMN In excess of the amount done in
the same period laM year, according to statement*
made at the office of the company yesterday.
This came on top of the announcement from
Albany by Superintendent of Insurance William
If. HotchklPS that the dismissed apents were for
the most part merely dead wood
The actual amount of business written by these
part time agents last year was J*.^.'..?*^. according
to a statement made ; ■:•■ an officer of the company
yesterday. "The conditions Imposed, by the new
Insurance laws made It necessary for us to curtail
our forces." *ald this officer; "but further curtail
ment is still necessary in order to keen within the
lesral limit, especially if this Increase should con
tinue through the next six" months."
Highway Commissioner Compliments Civil
Service Commission on Its Work.
Albany, July S.— The State Civil Service Commis
sion ha.« just received from S. Percy Hooker, riiair
man of the Btstte Highway Commission, a letter
highly complimenting it 01 Ihn suc.ce?s of Us plan
to fill the position? of county highway superinten
dents by competition. When •:<» Civil Service '■• < m
mission in January extetided the rules to cover
these places, thus taking from the control of the
politicians of both parties patronage amount 1 to
v. ■• ■ year in salaries which they had confl
dently expected to distribute, there was a sreat
flutterinc among tl-e spoilsmen, and many predic
tions that the go>d roadfi work would be sacrificed
to college graduates who would pass academic
tests over experienced road builders. After un
availing objections in some counties, however, the
plans of. the commission were carried out. and ap
pointments have been made in all but n few coun
ties of the state. The result appears to have de
monstrated the wisdom of the original course of
the Civil Service Commission in classifying the
places and the skill with which Its teata of fitness
■were imposed. Highway Commissioner Hooker in,
his letter to the Civil Service Commission says;
I have lust had the privilege of meeting the
county roperintendents of th" state and feel that
It I* due your commiß-Mon to conjrratulate you upon
the -.« and character of the men who passed
your f:xamlr.ation for that place. I had at firs?
some hesitation about indenting the '!.'■»• taken by
your commission that this was ' properly a Civil
Bef 1 • position.
Aa a member of the legislative committee which
drafted tit* highway law. our purpose »a.i to ob
tain "road builders" rather than theoretical men,
and I confers to havinc had some apprehension nn
to whether the men we desired to }■»■ - in these po
sitions would be the men who attained the hl^heKt
j.lacf tjpon your lists.
After meeting these gentlemen, however, and
Feeing: not alone how Interested they are in the
■work, but also what hard common sen«e and good
Judgment are displayed by all of them, I feel that I
must cordially Indorse your position In regard to
the examination.
I carefully studied the questions which you sub
mitted and fee] that you should he congratulated
upon them also. None of them was technical. and
they were all calculated to brine •■ .■• the good sense
of the applicant
The examination in ita result has done much to
remove from my mind the fear of competitive ex
amination when given by as intelligent 1 commis
sion as yours.
Expected To Exceed Estimates of $33,420,000
for Year — An Increase of About $600,000.
Albany. July *.— Report* made to State Controller
Ga.ua indicate that the state's revenue will exceed
the estimates of t33.420.406 made for the year
ending September M At the end of .lime the r e
• ;'- for nine months were |]9,323,9r>2, or about
$400,900 greater than the amount that had been
received for th« same period laM > car. id this
hanif; th«» increase over last year is <]■■■. to }•••
about JSoo,(rt>o. The recelptK lor Sej.tenil.fr are
always larger than those, for any other month.
One Hundred Jill! Demand That
Just Magistrates lie Appointed.
The Committee of One Hundred outlined yester
day afternoon on* of Hie Ireuet which i< purno s
to put forward In the coming municipal campaign
Its statement follows:
We •will demand that the administration of (us
tire in these [the poll. court*, where unfortti
nates are brought before a magistrate :ir.r| must
rely entirely upon his fairness, -,!•■..<•. th*!< are un
able to employ counsel <•' Otherwise to pre=er\ c
ti,*tr rights, shall no longer be mad* t.. !-tv> •'■■
ends of selfish pomi<- a i bosaet The n »vi Mayor
of the 1 ItT should be a man who win pledp hl-n
self In tl)« eampaijrn *'■ make such appointments
an to substitute on this bench men of 'he steer?
type for the henebmen of political hn«<"
The reference i.« to the failure of Mayor McCsel
inn to reappoint to the magistrates* bench In
Brooklyn Magistrate Alfred K. steers, *ho had
incurred the enmity of the McCarren district lead
er In the Fiatb'iFh section.
As a result of the dtocuseion of this incident
the executive committee decided to appoint a com
mittee to nee if political considerations hampered
the administration of justice In the carious magis
trates' courts in the city. Edmund p. Fisher.
William c. Redfleid and W. A. Coakl< were named
to conduct. Mils investigation, with power ■•> add to
their number.
Republican County Committee cf Orange
Names ex-Governor . and Congressman. .
Newburg. .\. V. July S.— At the meeting of the
Republiekn County (Committee of Orange County,
held to-day at Gghlicii. a resolution was passed
with enthusiasm making ex-Governor B. B. Odell,
Jr.. and Congressman Thomas W. ' Bradley^ of
"VValden. an advisory committee to the county com
mittee. The resolution recited that this whs done
in recognition of the. fa^t that the two are the
leaders of the Republican patty In the county.
Attorneys for the receiver of the suspended Con
solidated Exchange flrn. of W. •B. ■ Smith & Co.
announced yesterday that a tentative examination
of the books! Indicated liabilities of r>*i.Tii. with
a?s-ts of SIS3.<HS. The. IJabillties consist chiefly
of amount}; du< to customers of the firm. .I^itijta
tion against the firm involving about -J1<».000 Is not
included In the statine.nt. The firm maintained
branch offices in New Haven. Hartford, Xsw Lon
don "onn., ann other New England oiti«».
United States Minister Also Says
( ' prising Will Prohabhi Fail.
Panama. July R. Advices received •>>• mail from
'"olnnioia report a very critical condition of affairs
in that republic! As the result of th*»«3cparture of
President Reyes for Kurope. the various political
)in?ties. which -1 few months "go steiwed to be
united, are no* completely disorganized, and there
are indications that Co:ombia is »n th» %-erg» of
h great revolution.
The movement on July 4 at Barranqaills was suc
cessfui; the revolutionists capturing the fort?, the
Magdalona River boats and the custom house*.
About so per cent of the importation? Into Colombia.
pns=c through RarranquOla., so that the revolution
ists will ti. .t lack for fund*.
At first it was believed that '''• movement .■»■*■
headed by n coalition of Conservatives and LJberal*,
hut it ii no*- learned that the Liberals refused to
,i"in in the rising, which wan engineered by th«
1 'ltra-Concervativcp.
It is thought probable that Congress will not
I c convened on July :>?. as was intended, as It
<>)ld probably elect ■> successor to President
neves, who, under the existing circumstances, will
not be likely t.i satisfy all parties, and th» <lostr«»
r»f President Holguln and his advisers Is to do noth
ing that would serve to further develop political
Paris. July General Rafael Reyes, the Presi
dent of the. Republic of Colombia, who is stopplnaj
In this city with Ills daughter, minimizes the revo
lution which broke mil on Sunday last against his
government at BarranquHla, » town on the At
lantic seaboard of Colombia. The general said to
day that his advices from General Holguin. the
President-Designate, with whom lie la In constant
touch, are to the effect that the trouble was con
fined to Uarranrjuilla.
"Colombia always needs an iron hand." said Gen
eral Reyes. "When I became President of the re
public five years ago I had no trouble in restoring
and maintaining order. Now it i.« a case of 'be
Knglish proverb. 'When the cat's avny th» inl<«
will play.' Bettor Gonzalez Valencia, who nan h"»n
proclaimed President, some years ago renounced
the Vice-Presidency. He 1- my friend, and not a
revolutionist I am convinced that the revolution
ists are simply tuing bis name to conjure with.
General Holguin. to whom I turn o*es.thv presi
dency on. leaving Bogota, is loyal to me, and I
have no fear that he will play the same trick that
General Goniez played on General a»tro wh»n
the latter i"ft Caracas for Kurope."
Genera] Reyes say» he does not believe that th*
trouble on the Atlantic Coast is in any way dv« t<»
discontent over the tripartite treaty among: Co
lombia. Panama and the United Bfateaj, which th«
coming Colombian Congress Is expected to ratify
lie thinks the movement is simply the smoulder
ing remains of the revolution that he quenched on
aasumtna; power; that the government apparently
is able to control all the troops with the exception
of the garrison nt Barranquitla, ami that it is aWe
to <•■•',- with the situation. General Keyes ays i*
does not consider the news from Colombia serious
enough to alter his plans, which contemplate a
three months' sojourn In Ivurope before his return
to the Colombian capital. .The President appears
to be ■•1 fairly good health
• FVn ...»
\\ .'(.«• ' • •
> to t«piar.' th« Reyes «.<"••. .
.<• ■ •■ S!a - - I"•
A dispatch fioni Klhot N«.rthcott Uie l.'niled
States Minister, contains the reassur nsj Informa
tion that the In es and property <>f American* are
In no danger and Hint t>ie revolution Itself will fall
in a few days of Its own weight.
All h'lsinesn around Barranqiji!!^ ias been
paralyzed and all traftV on tl-e Muglalena River
haa be« piisp«-n'ie.i. Tije Btate Department advices
Rive arsurancen of the stability of the Reyes gov
ernment. No action will be taken by ( Is country
unless the Colombian government is powerless to
protect American property.
AfS'jranr's that the political unrest in Colombia
»mm not general were received at th» Colombian
Consulate her* last nigh? by cable from General
Holguln. the Acting President. Tlie manage, date^J
Bogota, July 7. ;•'._■ p m.. and received l» M t even
ing, was given out by S«~nor Saxria, the consul gen
eral, as follows:
RevolutJon local in Barrai>Q.uilla "niv iie.st nf
country it complete [-•... . ■,••'/,-< •■•. \ aierrla ix In
Turj*.. leaders of ail parties have published mani
festoea condemning the movement and 0 "at lnn
the revolutionists In Harrunqulila t.i lay down
their anna, General Perdomo will teare day after
to-morrow from Honda witlj sis steamships, two
thousand innn and twel< » Ifotchklsa t in* Have
Twelve thousand men under arm*, and If rere««ary
can rat.iie this number to thirty thoi^xnd.
flonaalen ValenciK. referred loin the dispatch, ha»
been proclaimed President by the revolutionists.
Tunja, where h" is reported to be «• present. Is
about seventy mil"* from Hi.gota.
A Plea for Financial Salve on the Part of
America Praise for Reyes.
. 1 1 -„ „<
S'lr: Th» iv-"i and fair editorial treatment ac
corded to President Rafael Reyea of Colombia in
the columns of Th" Tribune and other leading news
papers Is. for those <>r us who are Colombia's well
wishers, n %-cry satisfactory contrast to '1 •■ out
rageous reports rli.u occaalonalty appear In print
from Panama The.ie ■• called news (ten from
Panama regarding Colrtmblu nr" Usuailj entirely
false, and when occasionally th»r»« l« «'ime shadow
of foundation for (li-in th« facts are Invariably
hurled under ■• m«ss ■•■ misrepresentation of the
most virulently malevolent character, tried to
th»> entreme of ahmrdity.
Colombia suffered \ ctv severely from .it. unprece
dented number of grasshoppers In ''.-■■ Magdalene
Valley In the last two year", which spreHd to some
of thr Interior regions. .>n.i everywhere almost to
l.ill- destroyed th" crops. The writer has seen corn
■ oil' at 11,. rate of $; ;,•< :i bushel pud .;<..,.-, bfHn«
at- SI •'< pound. SUCII extreme pries l>eing due in tfie
lack of Iran port at ion facilities to bri'/ig wupplles
from !lio <'^ii'- M Vall«-y, Antloguia and other parts
unaffected l.- 11, lr.eu«t«». Of course, -j. h scarcity
.if food caused siifferlni; «nd .-0p. j.l .1 ,!, hit! th*
i.'-'. ■ : -lini.-i.t -n »« supposed to ]>■■ at the bottom of
the grasshopper trouble. with the same Illogical
unreason tha: In ih# early '80s 1 •-<!.- th» Republican
party responsible f«r the Industrial conditions then
prevailing here.
As a '•©nsequence. the popular unrest has found
vent in nnppsing the tripartite" treaty between the
United States, Colombia and P.inamn. bo warmly
favored hy Reyes and so, largely the fruit of hi«
diplomacy. This present ■ pposltlon Is but a re
vival-of the Rent linen < that defeated the approval
••i the Hay-Herrau treaty «nd so brought on the
loss of the Isthmus. AS General Reyes was h
strong advocate of the Hay-Herran treaty, the re- 1
action of .sentiment caused his election to lbn Prcsl- I
dency and the regeneration r.f Colombia from th<- [
chaotic state In which he found It. If Reyes had [
lost, the election Of I»#4 and his rival, the late >r. I
Joaqufn I' Velex, the principal opponent of the ,
Hay-llerrsn treaty, had won. there Is little doubt !
thai In the hopeless financial »nd industrial' condl- !
tlons which prevailed the nation would ' have d ls- |
solved Into a series 'of' small countries like the. fen- :
trp.l American states. [
While there are various points in the present j
treaty that naturally are not entirely satisfactory
to Colombia, such- as the, determination of boun- ;
daries. the, principal feature that causes dissatisfac- j
tion Is •'■"' official recognition of the Irreparable |
loss of the isthmus and Its revenues. The treaty
contains featurea favorable to Colombia* that it is
extremely doubtful if any one less diplomatic than i
Tleyes. or not in the enjoyment of the respect ac- '
corded him In person hero and abroad, could have j
obtained. The burning question in Colombia, large
1. due to the nimble grasshopper. Is. shall \lt be
approved? ■ •
II is said that the United States Senate was once
disposed to grant Colombia a salve of $10,000,000 or
J15.000.000 after' the . loss of . the isthmus, .but ■ re
frained from so offering owing to the Inflamed state
of mind at' Bogota. Could this offer now be made ,
it-would be a master stroke of policy, and' In in- I
creased trade with Spanish - America "would prove
to be bread cast on the waters of far greater im
portance than bur. wise generosity to China. Th.>
alternative, to quell the. feeling of gross Injustice
would be the submission of the, whole question to
The Hague. This would be a most appropriate act
of the American government, the leader, for inter
national-peace and' justice, and were th» question
The Adirondack, Green
and Catskill Mountains
New York Central Lines
pending between ourselves and England or Ger
many we would unquestionably be glad to submit
the question of indemnity to the international couru
Hut, as Colombia la unable to attack the state*, on
»'» or land, it is quegtionable whether, even under
Mr. Taft, the question will lie settled impartially
»n Its merits. 1 confess I do not think the chances
bright for Hther a renewal of the Senats's intended
falve or the submission to arbitration, but until the
present promising crops have been harvested, ami
ease restored in Colombia. I do think that the Co
lombians should not be to-> severely blamed for
thelr la.-k of anxiety to swallow a bitter alterna
That Reyes's trip to Kurcpe lias the slightest
•enibUnc« of a Big : ■>. the veriest nonsense, on
th» refusal of General Ramon Gonsalea Valencia.
«ho was elected Vlc«- President with Reyes, to
leave his haciendas for th« cares of ofllce. the
oilier legal alternative was adopted, and General
Jorge Holguln, un d<-s|gnado, wan left In the, execu
tive chair. Holguln, Reyes's Intimate friend of
many years' Mtundlnc. is not only the father-in-law
of two of Reyes's daughters, but v..« Reyes's prin
cipal diplomatic representative In Europe and con
ducted the Important negotiations for the settle
ment of Colombia's foreign debt, with all arrears
accrued in m decade of neglect.
Hafa'l Reyes has done more for • 'oiotnbl* than
any of his predecessors He stopped the printing
preweii making paper money and brought about
the gold ntHndard on „ comparatively stable ex
change; lie trebled the number of schools and *„
tabllabed many Industrial sehoola: he reduced the
army to a road-maJMig force; he re-established '■«
country's credit; ).-> jrought the telegraphic service
to the hfßheKt standard: be established sugra^
making aa a great Industry of, Ihe broa<Jej«t poasi
billtieß; under him mining and manufacturing en
terprises have gone forward by leaps and bounds;
under Reyes the country's railroad mileage has
■tore than doubled; under him the revenues have
been equal to the expenditures.
Colombia I* one of the. richest count on earth
in natural resource*. F"ive thousand miles of
standard gauge railroad will make Colombia's trajd*
equal fully to Argentina's, and the outlook is that
till- mileage will be built in tbe near future. Reyes
will go back to Colombia under circumstances that
will again mak« him the popular id>: and fully
sustain bis Internationa] reputation.
New York. July 5. I*l9.
Chauffeur Throw* More Light on
Death of Lieutenant.
■ 1; . Trtkmw •
Annapolis, July & William < >»-.-n .. the chaulfeur
who drove Meutenant iam<».« m. Button and other
offii ers r>f the Marine I 'orps to the marine camp,
opposite ' ; «• Naval Academy, thr ni^hi ha October,
r-'T. that Button met his do ;) iii by ;-i revolver shot,
naadi .t statemenl ti>-iin> xi variance with pre
', loual] published accountc ■<n'l with other- state
ment* attributed tn him.
Owens says that the Itßht which ended iii Sut
ton's death was not brought on by a challenge of
Button's, but by that of Liawtoaani Robert K.
Adams, He paid that Butted, Adams. RorlkPr and
one other ofnVer were his passengers that night.
Upon arrhing at a point near the camp Adams.
Owens declares. Jumped out and took Off his coat,
and as Button descended struck at him; that Sut
ton was then grabbed by the other officers, ml
Admins again hit at him. but neither of the Mews
appeared to land, and that then there was an
argument, in which Button stated he <Jld not want
to fight, but finally .-aid that he would. Hitherto
It bas been declared that Button forced the tight.
Washington July B.— Tmmeaiate. steps will be |
t.iken by the Navy department to correct the de- :
feet* In th-» eyesight of midshipmen which have j
given rise to so much concern In the. last year.
Medical Inspector Gatewood has discovered that !
the letters used In the reading tests had been de- j
creased, that the swinging lights with their opaque i
shades made too sharp a difference between the
lights centred on the table and those In other places ;
in the room and that the reflection from the highly
polished table was responsible for the conditions
winch prevailed. Be has recommended fixed chan- \
deliers with frosted light?, and that the tables »<■ j
covered with sx-b-mi cloth or stained a (lark Kr>>»'n.
The recommendations will be approved.
lieutenant V. P. Camperlo. of the Italian navy, j
and naval attach* of the Italian Embassy,, arrived j
at the navy yard In Brooklyn yesterday for -the
purpose of Inspecting the scout cruised Chester. lie j
Is the third foreign naval officer who has visited
the yard recently, the others being lieutenant Com
mander de Azevcdo, of the Brazilian navy, and
Rear Admiral Perez-Garcltua, of <hiii. .
The battleship Kho<ic Island left the yard yester- j
day to join the fleet in Massachusetts waters.
t .' • [
Magistrate O'Connor, in the Torkville court, yes
terday fined William Bcanlon, of So. 331 East L'3<l
street, $10 for Insulting the American flat. Scan
lon was accused of shooting: holes through the flat;
with Roman candle* on the night of July 6. and wa«i
summoned to court by the owner of the flag. '.' „ ;
Let Us Suggest *y
Vacation Trip
The "hot weather has come at last. Long in coming,
it may he long in leaving. At any rate, it is poor judg
ment to figure your vacation on whether the weather
force* you to go or not. You are entitled to those recrea
tions which await you in
Thousand Islands, Saratoga Springs, Lake
George and Lake Champlain, Richfield
Springs, Cooperstown, Niagara Falls,
Montreal and the Canadian Resorts
If you will tell us the numher in your party, the length of
time and amount of money you desire to spend in connec
tion with your holiday, whether you want continuous
traveling or not, and give .some idea of your taste regard
ing surroundings, amusements, etc. . we will propose one
or two trips for your consideration with complete informa
tion. Address New York Centra] Lines Travel Bureau,
Room 791, Urand Central Station, or call at any of our
Ticket offices named holow. The trip, as well as the attrac
tions at your destination, furnish a holiday if you travel via
Tickets and Sleeping-Car Accommodations
Ticket offices at Grand Central Station, 1 .' >th Street Station. D«bross>«s Street.
Station and Wf»t 4?d Street Station are open day and night fTery day in the year.
Principal city ticket, office. 1216 Broadway, i* open ercTT day (holidays and
Sundays included), from 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Branch ticket offlre* open » 09 a.m. to ».00 Railroad »rH rnllmnn ticket* ran b»twirM
m. at the following seanes: "t «ny of the*e "ffl.--.. or will >>. d«-lirfr-H
BROOKLYN: »• and TI«* Fulton Street and L. F. '. «?bur«rh. t?18 Brr*adw;» y .
IV4 Broadway. Thon*. 4319 Madison.
No Radical Changes Contemplated
by Navy Department.
TFrom Th» Tribune nor'ta.l
Waahlngi July v— Th«* naval authorities «r«
considering the type of the submarines -—■ to b«
built, ComtM ■ at the la.«t session authorized th«
construction of four of thtai vessel?, besides lavas
boats of ¥r»ecial typo. d>scrlhed as carrying their
vital parts bekm the waterMn*. The legislation
for th»s« threw vessel* applies to om> design, and
their purchase depend* on the demonstration th<»
build^rn jr<> abJ» 1- nuke with a. complete boat.
Th<» reqiiircm^nts ar» b'lns drawn by UM hoard
on construction and th» General Foard. and relate
to such qoalttin us er'«^i! and endurance. Th«
naval ntrat^Rist!" do nor particularly faror thaf
typ« of boat, although it if recocßized that pro
tection is jriven. to the vita! parts by !»i]bm»rtr»n' «
At the fame time such .i boat does not serve the
purpose of the jubmarlnp. wMek lias a better form
of the <4a;n* sort of protection, with •:•• <•!<!• •'
a;ivan;iis:» > of secrecy of movement.
As for the submarines, there will probably »<• a
r-ontpsl between the ttirpe firms whose types have
aJready been adopted— tin' type furnished hy the
BJectrlo Boat Company, the I^ke typ<» and the
I-»urentl type. Th« appropriation does not justify
th« acceptance of any radical changes from the
typen now un«J?r construction. Neither win there
be an Increase in the dlaplaenßtal. Indeed. In
that particular there in a tveli defined view that
the Bubtnaritie nee.j not. for all practical purposes.
b* Of greater displacement than four hundred
tons, and mom of the e«pert.-« hnld that th<" six
huhdred ton submarine represents the maximum
displacement of that type, anil that th» r » will b^
a return to the smaller boat, which is considered
to possepp sufficient radius of :ieti«>n in the com
f -ratlvely restricted area In which the .submarine
Will be employe^. The submarine la destined to
find Its greatest value in harN>r protection in con
ne-tion with the «-.iast fortifications. When it is
used In fleet operations in open -•■* naval engaj;e
nmti It will probably be carried on a battleship
and lowered from the deck when it la desired t"
IMC It in submarine attack. Tb« submarine in that
particular function is ati unknown quantity, Al
ihough the advocates of submarine attack .say that
It can be used in deep aM ratio— as effectively
and with bo mow peril to the occupants than when
iif-d in harbor defence
The requirements of the Navy Depart in re
gard to the new submarine will b*. therefore, simi
lar to those vhich have prevailed in th*> last year
or two. These specify certain achievements of
■n hirh the submarine must bo capable In the way
of direction of attack and period of submergence.
The. submarine now under construction came up to
these requirements, and the demands of the de
partment are not regarded as excessive by the de
signers of the present boats. Some improvements
lihvc been mHde. of course. but they are of •* minor
technical character. and while enhancing the value
of the submarine Introduce no revolutionary factor
in destsn, equipment or operation.
The contest for the contract v 111 be ke»n. and the
naval authorities understand that the question of
final determination win be carried 10 the Secretary.
Hnd perhaps to the President, as has been th« ease
hitherto. The award of * contract for a type of
submarine Is of great commercial value, as may
be readily understood, to the manufacturer of type«
designated as meeting the government's require
ments. This means not only the adoption of types
for tho American navy, but t« a recommendatton
of considerable value in the negotiations abroad.
[From The Trtb'in* Bureau.]
Washington. July 3.
ORDERS ISSUED.— The following orders hava
been Issued:
Lieutenant Colonel STEPHEN U. POOTE. roast artillery,
to encampment i."iisinna Sfatlnaal Guard at Alex
andria, beginning July 12.
Captain AMAN C. GlLl^Ell. 11th Cavalry. t> national
match for »*». Catnp I>rry. August i;
«actaln RBOROE C. SAFFARRA 2-1 Infantry, from
Hot Sprlnc» to his reuttn«nt. .
Second IJe'.itenant ItOBpRT S. A DOLT.HERTT. corpii
"of engineer!*, from Washington H«rra.-ks to San
Fran .Ms- -.•>. sailing August .*> tor Philippines,
f^raveii of absence: «Viptaln JOHN B. IH'OOIN^. medl.-^I
corps, one month from August 15: Captain GKORGE
i: l"''Nli. LVtli Infantry, and S*.-.m-I IJeutenant
AONA It CIIAFKEE, Jr. I.lth Cavalry, one month:
t'aptaln U'Ol'B R. Ht'l,l!RO(>K. commissary, one
month and twenty days Hrlgadler Oaaatal WIN
. i-'IEM* S. EIKJERL.T. twenty day»: CapUln HARRY
■ - .■ BARNES. c«ast arttllr-y. three months.
- " ' - ' NAVY
l'nsien H. A. 11'CL.CUK. commissioned.
l'n»isn W. A. OUASSFORI>. detachefl - the Davis; to
duty staff of command sr. second dlvisi. n. Pactflc
fleet on the «>« , Virginia.
l-;iiflr" E. R. SHIPV. c'et*che«l the West Virginia; to
. comiUiiil th« I>avls.
Medical Director I. <:. HBXEBEKOBB, <l«taohe.l naval
hospital. New-port. July 16; home, leave two month*.
Medical Inspector I*. UKACII. detached marine recruit
in* station. New York; to command naval hospital.
Surgeon VV. H. BUCIIBR (retired*, from naval hospital.
Mare Island: home.
Passed Assistant .Surgeon A. K. I'FVK. . to marine re
• rultln* station. New York
Assistant Surgeon P. B. GARRISON, detached bureau
of Hcience, Philippines; to Washington, examination
for promotion, via the Buffalo.
[.leutfaaat W. R. saYI.Ks. detached the Beam, to
Lieutenant H. T. WINSTON*. d»tachpd the Charleston;
I.teutenant G. W. !«. CASTLB. detached naval station.
Cavlte; to bomt'
July and August
We Close 2 P. M.
268-274 Greenwich St., N. Y.
Mall Orders Ht ted . Scad far Catalan*.
rajaiasm TV. P. iZAnrv ae*a*aai aawj 9*7 osc».
Munlla: to horn». , _,
Ueotenaxn « .-.TTiman.i-r C M TOZr.R. d«^aeh«4 t«r«
Uilmlrgton: •■ the Charleston.
FnMcn K. L. *SH(>RMI.ET, MlA»htpmen V B. CX.*^^..
A. r. MARTIN and J. ■ HVIXXG9. avaaaVjal «r»
BufTaln to th» ' 1 art»»ton.
I-a.«<«e<i v»sl»tant *:ur»eon R. K. FOTT »n1 M!e»stja»i
(I II JOFtSSTONK. ..--a. '-»- UM '•«-'»ro<iim. t*
Lieutenant \. 9. KIBBF.K and IMS*! ■ •••■•■
detached •■■• Ba<fal»: to th* P»nT«>r.
riislgs K. 1.. M'SHKFTHT, detach** «• Buffalo; to «»•
A»»!»tanf s""«eort J. O. POWNET. d-tach-d nevml *»•
pirn . ■ an-ii'V la «*• ■ k «"»roof». _ _ .
Kimimtmnl 9nrm*BU j>.O AT.LEX, -••■--.-• ->- ■Sjaaßßt
PaaJ^ t Aw^r*nt*r^^n'a»t«'- -- ■■■ <~OPK. «««c?if4 *•
BufT»;->: to -»• al •tat'nn. ■ '* •* .
r»M«<l ASBtotaal rarmaster VT. <■ KITZ. •» t»« Ra»
nr.iiu" W T^ P. * vr>F. ■;.«■"> v. d»ta^h»d lac Bu*i!« t» "<
J'a»»«d' .T^ristiint si i am W. •; SOBU, to G«i
9>ora«*B H. •"*. <^T-RT^ detach-* IBM Baffa?»: •• ««rat
hosj»»tal. "■»na«-«.-. .
EBSlca H. J ABBOTT. d-t«e?i~i the BufTa.a; t» M»
! caasais •'. T. WKST^OTT. Jr.. detached aacsat siatio*.
1 •'»v!t*: to t.h» fharteston. • ,_ _.^_
, Captain XV. 1.. RKDI.KS. Fir»t L:«lnina H. H. XITT
, and n E. ROWELL and pi--an4 l.i«l?«l«»- • J
POTTS »nd C If. «mxJI to aanral »tatlon. CasSN
movements of vessel* have been reported to tHe
Navy Department:
! Julr *-Th» ciMasss: at n»- r yard. JSaei Tar*. t*»
I "Tankton. a' Pr«»Tinret<»wn. ' '-•_.'■
iii 7 -The •Montnoraery. at Frorlncetowa; ta» Sow
I T«rk. at Alters: th- Word«!. th» *••
Tlnicer »nd »h« Sh«*rte« at P««tow; tit* Pri»rt», or
Xe-rrport; the Mala at fWrßseeaaaS]
[ SAIt>ET>.
t | U | T - xhe N»w Hampshire and «»• Dl»1«, C'ims
! r."-kp"r' '" Pr<»vinc>-t«-»t»- th« M*tn«. frei»
! 'Hum — « I for Prorlncetoirn; th» C?<Ttn«ctlent. Ow
T^-TUlana. the Vermont and th« KtnaM, frora B=«»
t tt>n tor Rockportt the Tacoma. from *S Joan f»-
Guantanamo; the Marietta, from Port un>»» '•
! Blue«eld».
Tell» Navy Department Collier 13 is t$ B»4
Condition as Yank»« Wy. r, ; *j
X«Tport. R. I- JnTy S. -At th/ 9 d(W9 -f a .nrirai
t,imn to-day between John Arbtjckl*. of V •■«■ Tor*. .
and bis "engineers engaged In the attempt te "-»■
the stranded collier N»ro It *« deeded that uwsja
compressed air apparatus must be instaße*! on taio
. raft Mr. Artnic"«le sent the following <!lspair?»
to tb- Secretary of the Navy, in 'WasHtnaTWn. to
Captains McAllister and We«th«r«poon art* X ia
• nerted the Nero. She Is In as bad condition ,a«
waT th» Tankee. on Hen and Chickens R«il W.
think we can float her. Had eight ships and raj
nullins on her. Could not more her. If w» use
same metho,f we did on T*nke-. we thtnV • • caa
«rf her. - - • ■
Am snon as t^e ».i-k on the Ker© is;flnlshe<}» suc
iiasfalTj or otherwise th- Arbackl* eu»l=eer? will
so back to the cruiser Yankee, which stia lies m-
Her water. off Penikes- Inland. Th* engtee-rs sar
that they had th« cruiser nearty in eondlttoti to
raise when they were catted in, wort en the X*ro.
Three or four more ..lyV wort will brine ta»
Yankee to the surface, they believe, as the vessel
in in comparatively good condition.
Navy Department Preparing .Estim3te» "it
Probable Cost- v "
Washington. July 8.-A new turn, in tht *■■«•
versy as to whether Manila or Olongapo Ms l»e
proper place for a naval station arooe to-da irtwi:
Secretary Meyer announced that estimate- : wsre
beins prepared of the probable cost, of «stabli-h:a«
the base at Manila, with a view to choosta* that
location. From a purely naval point . of ;v.«*
Olongapo is thought superior to Manila as a J*s*. ;
but when both army and nary are . . oTWHerea ■■
Manila Is thought to offer ad*antsjr»«. . •

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