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THE SUN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 81, 1890. 5 !
. . '. ' . " -31 AT THE POULTRY SHOW. r ST All JtlltDS AT Till: tlAIWES AXD Til El It A1IMIUEIIS. j, j7,ooetere to lie Looked At find Rooetera to Be Eatea A. Feathered Image at Ed. onard de Heeatae Baatam Row ssd Ita Tier IlatluM-A Lordly 'lame. Bird. The eighth annual exhibition of the New York Poultry and Pigeon Aisoolatlon began In Madison Sqnare Garden Tuesday morning. Fire thousand feathered atari cackled, croned, quacked, cobbled, peeped, and cooed their way Into the bit heart o( the publlo, and three kinds ot people hare been going to see them ever lnce. ' The first and largest consists of peoule who really lore the birds for their own sakes and not from a utilitarian viewpoint. It really Brieves such a person. If ho raises fowls of his L own, to kill ono for tablo us, and he looks about In vain for one that he can sacrifice to man's ! appetite without a pane, but never finds It. This sort is well up In chicken cult, and , talks meat learnedly about hackles, saddle,, comb,, car lobes, and plumaee. The second kind ot peoplo Is made up ot gay-looking men, young and old, who banc around the ills, play of eamo breeds from morning until nlcbt and tell of the wonderful bouts that they have eon In tho cockpit. Tho last kind one tlnds at every show of every kind In every place. Ills made up of certain person, who bo everywhere either out of Idle curiosity or because they are v afraid that they will miss something. Around ot the exhibition proves most Inter esting; to anybody who takes the trouble to make It. It Is great fun to stand at the Insldo entrance of the Garden and watch tho people """ come In. They rush straight for their favorite Dreed after tormenting the catalogue venders with questions. One soon learns to tell Just where certain men or women will go by their appearance, or rather by their questions. Tho , J stylish young women rush off to see the roosters T with gay plumage, while their practical mothers I go straight to the pens confining the good layers or the fowls with reputations for being fl ,ie table birds. Children at the show Invarla- i V bly ask. "Where are thebantles?" and chaseotT ' to " Bantam row," as the raised terrace on tho Twenty-sixth street side of the Garden is called, .2sV'jj5S-S ONE OT TBI CROWNED nBADI. ' there to revel In the doings of the Ullpatlans of ponltryland. The young men about town, and the old ones, too, do not ask any questions at all, but seem to know by Instinct where the game sters are quartered. There are many women exhibitors, and that the ex generally Is Interested in the show Is Droved by their prominence among the visitors. The most fasolnatlng frizzle chickens In the Garden belong to Miss Clarke and T. Farrer Kackam to gether. Miss Clarke came down from West Haven with her birds and looks after them Just as tenderly as a spinster would look after her ( favorite cat. And she Is just as ready to talk about their good points, too. "Goodnes, me," exclaimed a yonng woman razing at a big frizzle rooster. "I do believe the owner of that chicken has curled hi, feathers with the curling irons for the occasion." f" Indeed I haven't." answered Miss Clarke, taking the bird from his cage. " Look for your self and see that he Is naturally curly. You sey bis feathers start to grow the right way and then each one tnrns back." "Ob. and Isn't his coloring beautiful! 'ex. elalmed the girl, completely won over. If I could only have a gown in that combination of i colors 1 Did you ever see such u clear unit, and It shades Into almost a rich brown. Do look how lie throws his Kllznhetlian ruff over his '"Yes." answered the proud owner. " he's mart when he does that. These frizzles are very practical birds. 'I hey nro good lasers and de llcious to cat. What's his liameV None (if them Is named, but some one suggested that I call him Vice Versa." l'uttiug him gently back, the owner took out n lien und naked: "Now. Isn't this white filr.le lieu a beauty . Tiiien or tub show. Ye-s." hesitated the visitor, as the hen's feathers stood on end with rage ut being ills, turned "but I do think she looks as if forked lightning had struck her." 'Anyway, she has nnvor been beaten In a 1 .hnw vet." retaliated the owner. " mid don't von wish you had a feather boa llku hers?" A long-tailed Japanese rooster occupied a rage near this wonderful hen and attracted many visitors, especially women. 1 lie Mikado of Japan will have no other specie of chicken in his poultry yard. This one Is In gorgeous array and caused many u dulullly dressed woman to break one uf the commandments. Ills saddle feathers nie very long, pointed, and silky and are of a rich yellow Some of hi, tall feathers measure nearly two leet. Ned IV. is a buff cochin gentleman with a great reputation for size and larln'ss. Ie be. longs tn John and Arthur Miarp of Oastitaln Farm, Taunton, Mars., and took tlrst piUe at tho Hoston I'nultryand I'lgeon Show last car for bslng the biggest thicken theie. When In condition ho weigh, sixteen pounds, but ho Is a 6 little off weight now. 7 "What a grand color he Is"' remarked a stout woman as she stopped to worship at his shrine. "And so big!" put 111 another. "Gad! he's got on blnnmers," said a man, stooping down to catch a glitupau of him. "ho h ha." chortled the women, tnklnr In the feathers on his legs. "Anil mow elides, too," suggested some one else, looking at his feet. ' Yei. but Ills watilos don't agree with the color of his frathers," commented one with a A delicately developed color asiike. JH k "Ilully gee, wouldu't Ned be a cinch for a "SEsssess , , ( . . , t. ' chnrch fair?" remarked an Irreverent man. I "Think of the salad ho would make and how long It would last." This was more than the owner could stand. "Why. buff cochins are the llnest table birds In the world," he said, "and Ned la the finest feath ered bird tn this country. lie's known all over Massachusetts, lie stauds thirty-two Inches high In his feather feet and I, a corker In every way. Ho Is an easy mark for first prlre for size, for nothing hero can touch him, and Is so lazv he hardly evor walks around." A croup of men stood before the cages of sev eral golden Polish fowls. "That's a great rooster." commented one. "Don't say rooster," said a companion, nudr Ing him. "It's so country fled; say cock and cockerel." " How In the douce am I to know when a chicken Is a cock or a cockerel ?" answ ered the man, somewhat irritated. "'ihs.t's dead easy, "explained the authority. A bird hatched In tho spring ut '00 is a cock erel that year. Tho next It becomes a cock. It lull y a chicken's cockerel days end after about the Qrst six months. " You'vo heard tho theory, perhaps, that every human being bears a striking rescmblanco to some bird. Now, 1 vo seen many women much llku the catbird, and more men who re minded me of Juys, but thl,cock lou are stand ing before Is strikingly like Napoleon. His crest of feathers looks exactly liko tho three-cornered hat worn by the Corsliau. but Unit lu't all. There Is something In thu expression ol the ores that brings the great General lo mind." "Dear me. hero's a lieu with live toes," a shrill feminine voice slum out a, a party draws up before thu silver-gray dorklnga. "Certainly." volunteered tho owner. "Why, don't ull chicken, havo die toaa?" asked a man. "No, goosey," answered his wife promptly. " They all have four toes," put lu the author ity again, "except the Dorkings, the French fowls, anil the Japanese silkies, which aro fcath rrless bird, being entirely covered with down. The Dorktsg may well be called thu great na tional bird ut i'mlatid. as the turkey Is of No-th Amorlca, for It t the favorite table bird there, bee what Immense breasts they have," " I wish my landlady would get a few so I contd gel a rent from wines and legs." remarked a man, and the party moved on with a laugh. The Dorking hens are not attractive at first, but their beauty is of the kind that grows on one. They are very handsomely pencilled and are uncommonly trim and gracetul. GREAT SWELLS. The Polish fowls come in for a great deal of favorable comment. The bulf black-laced ones are particularly pleislmr a, regards color, but tho women who visit them do not quite like the Idea ot the hens having beards. "How can they see to eat with those red rosettes around their eyes to match their combs?" asked a girl. Nobody answered, but w ben some one threw In a few grains of corn there was n great splutter and strugrle to get the inoitot the kernels In tho shortest time. The white-crested black Polish breed seems to tuke a high stand In papular opinion. I'hry hain't been scissored much," com mented a woman exhibitor. "What do you mean by that?" asked one of the uninitiated. "Their crests should be pure white, and It Is a great temptation to cut or pull out the black feathers (or a show; but yon see nearly all of these have a few black ones In their bonnets." "It's much niuro stylish. I think," added a woman. "Asa breed." continued the exhibitor, " thee fowls are not good layers. They are merely ornamental. I tell jou what I can do," she rattled on. pleased to show how much she knew about poultry; "any of you can bring me any feather of any color, except olld black or white, and I will tell you the variety and the sex of tho bird from which it came and just from what section you pulled It " , "Impossible!" exclaimed everybody within heannir. " Very elmple. I'll demonstrate," she said, taking a ronsler from Its cage. The fellow squawked and fluttered and kicked up a terrible dust before submitting to superior authority. NATUItAf.I.Y CIMII.Y. "Hawk." exclaimed the exhibitor, shaking him viciously. "You'vo got no business lu a Thai's right," interrupted a man with feel ing. " Birds should be handled, trained, edu cated fur u show. Just as actresses and opera singer, are. Hefore putting them on exhlbi t'on their owners should call them around and tame them. Now. my frizzles have been trained from the time they were hatched, and are so well mannered I can take tip any one I want and it doesn't maku a particle of difference to the chicken. One of my hens Is so tamo that "WE'VE THE SAME TAILOR. ME LUD." when I put down an exhibition coop she walks In and begins to prink and gel ready to win." "Hut about the feathers." reminded someone, and the woman holding tho roostersald, pulling a feather from Ills saddle: " on see the male's feather, are always nar row and pointed like this, whllo those of tho female are round at the edge, except those from the nerk hackle," ....... " Hero's a rooster round here that Is the Image of Kdoiinrd de lleszke In his great part of Me Phlirtopheles," gasped a young woman, breath lessly. Interrupting the discourse on feathers, and there was a rush of women to this bird , cage Ho proved to bo an Immenso black t'revo Cuiur, the favorite table variety of the Just look how much his bright red V comb resembles Mephistophelean horns and note the wattle underneath. HI, white ear lobes Just give ilia Mulshing touch to tho make-up, ex claimed thedlsinverorof the resemblance. "And observe his wonderful clien develop, nient," said tome ono cite. " Now liu't that like the dear Kdouurd 7" ,, . "Anil watch him Iww proudly he walks and seo how uleuittiiily ho takes our adulation. Heally the resemblance Is remarkable.' came from still unuther. The rooster raised his voice and crowed In tones long nud deep, and the women were more convinced than everofthe resemblance. ....... " Pshaw!" grunted a man wearing clothing so loud thai you iould hear him coining, "that npern singer there ain't .o Interesting by half as a standard HngU-h game rouud hero that 1, the llvlu' image of John l .Sullivan. ' And all THE LATEST nlT OF erANPAI the men In hearing went after him to see this wonder. The black-breasted, red and black fellow is No. 1107 in the catalogue, and Is a beauty. Ills romb In dubbed in tlphtlpgslyle.and bin legs aro long and straight and strong. When some one remarket) that It looked as If It would be hard work for him to eat off the ground, tho man of loud guru and likewise gap said: "I hetcbera cold liver ho never did eat off the ground. Ain't on fellows snorts? Don't you know how John I,, hero lias been trained? Ills food Is put up a little higher every day, and akv-M-OyBliBaHBt this puts qd his tnnsole and freedom of stretch, and It keeps his tall down, which is a great thing tn training birds for the pit. Fellows that don't know that ought to go to cat shows Instead of poultry shows." Ono of the most popular families auartered In the Garden now Is the Illtie Andnlu,lnn. These fowls nrn especially popular with tho cooking school girl and the practical honaowlfe, for, like all Mediterranean birds, the hens are perfect egg maohlnes, x ruoiLisr. "The Blue Andalutlan Is the best fowl ever Inventod by God or man." So a breeder who has a number on exhibition save, and nobody disputes htm. The rooster's feathers about the breast, nock, and saddle are ot a shade of blue very fashionable at present and blend beautiful ly with the dark blue back and tall feather,. Ihe fowls have large thin combs and are very graceful. " Oh. mamma. Just look nt tho harem,," cried a little rlrl with n shuoked expression, and everybody who heard her agreed that it was an excellent name for tho breeding pen that extend round half the circle of tho Garden. No one feathered gentleman can claim tho d stluc tlon of being "cock of the walk." for them are many who Imvo now tho right to thai title. Th big butt I'ocliln, black Cochin, I.angslian, and Ilrahtna rooster, lord it over the hen, lu the pens with them with all the alri Ihut the bultannf Turkey could possibly assume. They pet or pecK their companions, in the notion selrcs them, and strut and swidl proudlj. " Itanium row " I-. a great plnee. Some of the silver Seabright midgets are white, with black lacing, and others gold, with bliick lacing, "There Is more blood In nnef-rnbriglit bantam," declared a breeder to a crow d of visitor"-. " th.in tncrols In all of the Daughters of the Revolu tion In this city. Just look how everv feather Is laced, even the tall anil wing feathers." "How do you eer get a nautum any way, sir?" asked a curly hatred little girl. INTOnMATION WANTII1. " Well. Uttlo ono." he answered. these little, birds have been bre.l and bretl and bred from Bmall eggs until omo of them would hardly make a good mouthful for you." Tho bulf Cochin bantams, with their hont tails, aud the rose-Lombed black ones are cr-at favorltex with the youngsters who vlti the 6how. It Is a great gathering of pigeons from the vain fantulN. occupying cages lu the very centra of the Garden, lo the very smallest breed, and they are all In gula attire, too. The llttlu w hlte hen, have their skirts trimmed with bAtids of gray or brown in tho latest fashton approved By women, and nature did It all for them. .Some of them have rutl, that look exactly like feather bnas; others are less pretentiously fenit ered. The red fanlall cocks are winners with llio women and children. Tho pompous blue pled pouters, which strut about with breasts Inflated lo su h tterlei lion that bicyclists go wild over them ainl wish thy could learn the maku of tho birds' tire pumps, urn the giants of the pigeon pens. They do not cause more merriment, however, than do the short-faced tumblers. "Do look at this snub-nosed tumbler here," said a jolly woman to another. " Ilrr lialr Is noropadour. and with her comical expression of arrogance she reminds moot a fat, ugly, pom pous woman." m J I a scooESTinv roit mipiiistopmkix. The pigeons on the whole arc well behaved. The same cannot be said of the big white Hol land and hroo7e turkes ou IhoTwenty-t-evcnth street side of the terrace. They have tar more curiosity than has thu avenue wunian, und poke their heads out und crane their mLks around to see what Is going on Junt as much as the average man does when he gets behind u big hat at the opera. Onlv one gooso ou ex hibition attract, much attention, but there is a Jam alsitit Us cage from morning until nlpht. This Is bcrausn this go'ite ha, established the reputation of lou'ilng like Wllllarn J. liryan. The goose brought It all on Itself by Its everlasting cai-klltig and hli-liik-. It has spilled us many speeches since the show opened a, Hrun did on his way from the Wi st to the Kast w hen he eamo to look for tho ene my's country. It thrusts Its long neck out from eldo to cldn at Its audteuco and nmer stop, making a noise, and it ha, a queer way of (lap ping its sides with Its w tugs, as much nstusay, ' I nm the people." On the whole tho show I, n great one. It Is Interesting to watch birds nnd it U more tutor estlng stilt wjtulch thu people. They luko llio exhlhlteil, the exhibitors, und theuioeUns mi tcrinusly, but the i-xhibjted cucklu tu llieui eelvesaud Kt-oiu to regard the whole uerfoim- i uuce as a gooil Joke, thai is, all except tin red fox In a cage heforn thu main tntiuucn. lie looks weary, and ho lu, an exprrbslnn of "ho near anil jet so fur" In hi, cjes that eicites much sympathy. 'Ihe first specialty club to meet during the show, the Waterfowl Club of America, held lis third annual ocxslou in theoxrnlug. .Messrs, (I. P. Itennaud, J, ('. Hnrvey. und II, II. O. Kllnker wore appointed n commltteu to secure a greater classification nf waterfowl at Ameri can shows. Tui in v-two members were present. Tho ofllcers elected were: ireldent, T. 1 arr.ir ltoeklmint VI, e I'resliient, i, a. llount, beeielars In Hsurrr, .1, ('. Ilarie, hxecil lire t'oniiiilttee. II r. Ileuniiuil, C. K, Newiiuui, l i. I lenilull, aua J. V Cranirl-, .Somonf the poultry awards jesterday follow; park Hrjlima Coil. and hen., lira ami sfentnl, UeUlpoteU'l I uriil. Jleniprttesil, 1., , CK'tLeri I, llrat. Kk'iiarU like,, pullel, nm. Ileiu.lruj I'arin Alllerli till lMMlltlillt'-Cn.k ulnl litfli, (llbt. lir, II. W. Murrlit, liiun-viiie, N. 1 i'uckrrt-1 uu.l pullem, ur. l sua seci'Uil. it. II W. hkerrlti. W tills raced Ll.,i Maui.li cmk. Ilrst, h, I: Ci.. cry, KuiiiI.ioii, .S. V.; lieu, llril, 'liiomai l'nnell, Pill ailclplilu, !'., roekerel uml I'Ulk-u, mi, K, II, Greg ory. iilun Audaliislan. lien. Mrst, Clarke and Itaekuam, VVesl listen, Conn, i ocLerul, fji-.t. Xlclird UKe. l'ullet. llrt, LUmuud feuelgrove, 1'urt Itk'buwuu, X . Muiile romli. white I.eghiirii. cock aud hi-ni. first, l-ruuk L, id wards, Westvlile, Conu. Cockerel. Urn, Wtiltlng t-arui, Uulyuke, .Us. bluulfcouin. onmii l.ekiiuru, cock. First. VV. W. hulp. i'ot.nowit. lu, biugiei'omb, duckwlug, eo, kerol. ami sliivleconib, duikwuig pulkl- lri, J. U. titke, lu.ak. N.J lluio sonib, wtiltohegnoriicock. Inl. IlkiuiU Oto, hunUon, Cull. Utile i oinh, win e l,e;tjuril, liell. Mill, lllcliaril tike. Jtose eoino, wiillujAUImrli, iMH-uerel. I Iril. A. lubbllt. uneoiua. ,s. I'ulitt. Hrt. a iisbtltu iloteiOiiiU. tiro,u J,eijbMrii,ei.04, I ir.l Jn. i horlti. Hen, irsl, J. J orstti. t'lnkeri , 1 Irsi. her i lln t-un. Kneukil 1'u. 1'ulnu first. Jus. i ur.i in, iiuck Hiuuria, hen, first unit scoud, r-anUo & t.uu ntutftiaiu, Cneimiiiio JirMge, , Y. loiktrei, tlisi, J, V. Sleitler, I'.sst illusion--, . J, Pullet, first uud kueiind, P. ll. MiCurinick, llrl Air, JIil. UolUen Poil.li, pialu,t.i,ek, Urst, urr's Poultry Yards, Orr a illlls, S, s, l'aiu, i.tu, Mrst uud siecml, urrs Poultry uril. Plum, LOCkerul, Drat, J. w Xiriiekart, hltlli.Va. l'ulll,llril,Urrl'oullr ards. White ciened black I'uli.n, cuck. rlrsl. J. W. Ilruckart. lieu, rlrst, seeouit and tuird, (IrurgeJ. lias, coui, ew Yurk elty. Colored Dorking, cock. Sscond. C 1L Van Atta, Wa verlr. h.Y.i uu Urst. lieu first, K. II. Vau Atta. Cockerel and Pudeti. Ursi, Ik II Vau Atta. Sllrcr fray borklng, cock. First, Walsoo, U'e.ual Kuyre, a. lien, tint, John A. Cope, ilermautown, l'lilla delphla, Pa. Cockerel. First, Henry Jiales, itlilfe wood, N.J, Pullet. Flrit.JotmA Cope. lloudan, cock, hen, coclerel, aud pullets. First, Jauics ronyth ludlan Uame, Cook and Ilea Ftnt, Adam Thompson, Amity, llo. Cocksrel-First, F- p. w. yercuion, Hlber's Islaad. X. Y. l'ullet-tlrsl aud vecond, Adam 'rbouipaon. Amity, Slg. i- White Indian Usms, Cotk-FUit, W. Vf. WoeSurard, ,jAS1k .. JO. -,JS.,lb OASh-t-l Westchester. Ta. Ctekerel-Flrst, n. M. : W. Fer. siiion. Pullet-Klril, V. W.Woodward, Weiloheiter, Pekln (hatched prior to '(HI), Drakes and Pucks First, Chnrlea F, Newman, Huguenot. stati-n Island, N. V, I'ekln (hatched In 'U0) Drake-Unit, Cnsrles K. New nun. Peklu lhatelied In 'VCJ Duck-llrtl, V. Collins Idcnr. Itahwa). N. 3 Poueti, any ae. drakes and ducks. First and seo oud, John Urett, rlosier, N J. Ciouiia. drak, First, ft. si. and W.Ferauson. Duik, rint, K. D. nation, toitmis, N. Y. Oolden Slehrlclit bantam, rock, Flnt. Dlr. A, Todd, New llar'n, t'uiiii. Hen. First. C, 11. Proper. Hchoharle, N. V. Cockerel. First, Ira Keller. Prospect. O. Pullet. Mrst, H. I), Drury, Northainp tou, llass. hllrer hcbrUht bantnin, rock and hens. First. ( II, Proper. Cockerel. Urst, Ira C. Keller. Prospect, o. Pullet First, K. It McAlptn. Sing Sing. N. V. Hii.1 Pekl.t or coOiln bantam, cock. First, Charles t. Hmlth, lirooklrn. K y. Hen. First, Charles T. Cnrninnn. Canlsie, Pa, Cockerel, First and second, T. F. Mclirew, .New York elty, IMIIrt. First, K. l.a llian, Hutbusn. 1- I. White i'ekln or cochin Danism, rock. I; Irst, Harry T Peters, Isllp, I- L Hen. Urst. diaries Jelii, New- York elty. Cockerel. First. Charles Jihl. Pullet. First, Dr. William Y. Toi, Taunton, )1a IIMrk Pekln or cochin bantam, coi k. First, second, and third, David A. Nlclints, tonroe. Conn lien. Hist. Pleive Pros., Winchester N II. Cockerel. First. Haslil A. Mchols. l'ullet Hrsl and second. Dr. llliain Y. Fox. ramiton. Han. l.ljlit Ilrulima, rock 1 Irst, Philander Williams, Tatmtnn. .Muss. Hen Mrst aud second Oakland harm, Tattnton, Hitss. Cockerel. First. J. W. Miaw. PrH-ktoii. Sta-s Pullet l'lrsl und seioud, J. W. hhaw. Illsek Laintslian, cook. I Irst. Klrhy & Pmltli, F.ast riiatlmiu.N. . Hen Mrst. Dr. F. it Itotilnmiu, Paw. Hill.. N Co, kerel and pullets, ilrst and second. Ir F l. Hublnsun haiusiian. any other color, cock. First lllnlr 4 hiTiutu, Castle Creek N. Y lieu uud pulbt. Urst aud second, Klrb) i. iMiiltli, Fait Chat listn. N. Y. llsrred IMvinouth Hock-Coen, first, Clmrtes H. Wells. Mrallorii, conn. lien, urst end set nnd, 1 . II. Thompson, Atneniu. N. Y. loekerel Mrst. I. II fhomp sou. Putli ,, llrst, A C. liawKUis, Lancaster. Mass Uhlle Pljlnoutn Hock- 'ouk, llrsl Daniel U htallf fei. -.ritlnt'liy Pa. Hen und cockerel, . A. llntlev, SI ililletuwi i iinn . llrsi pil" Pullel, hist, i: ('. 1-sjH'liSlilp. West I'nlnl Pi hurt PltmoulitK.H-k- Co -I:, Urst. S. F.ncsner, Uerlij. (nun. Hen. lire,' llftord ttemnli P rl Dleserson, N. Y. Loekerei i.rst 1.11 Wilson, Uini,iiaiuton, N. Y. l'ullet, Urst, Jatnet I crtyln. blh or Wjandotie Cook, Mrst and seaond, A. C. Hawkins, 1 aucaster. S!as. II. n, I.rit, F. T-. Jlattlsnn, l-imih Miaftshtiry, VI. Cockerel, llrsl. F. I.. Slattltou. Pullet, tlrsl, second, and third. F. I. .MalllAou. uoliien Wjandotie-Cock. first. Charles S. Flanders. Concord, N. II, Hen, Urst, Ira C. Keller. Prospect, O. Cuokersl. llrsl, Ira O. Keller, l'ullet, first. M.D.Illnds. Port Dickinson. S. Y. V. bile Wyandotte-Cock, nrat and seoond, John U. Fell, boutervUle, Mass. Han. first ondsreond Arthur ti. Duston. ilarlboro, Mass. Cock erel, nnciohnii. I rlt. Pullet. Urst. Arlliuril.Dustou. Marlboro, Mass Pun" Wjandottu-Cock, nrst, R. F Oesr i. Derby, Conn lieu, first, C. a. ilattlion Cock erel, ,trst. Juines torstli Pullet, first. C S. Matllson. Wyandotte, anv oth-r color Cock, nrst, Cornell A. Hrackeuberrv, tiliseit, S. Y. Cookerel. first, Cornell Jt brstkenherrj. Pullet, llrsl IraC Keller. Mtile Comb While leghorn- Pullet, nrst and sec ond, Uhlllllrf Vuriu. Hohoile. Mass Drown tcliorn Hen, flr-l prlie, Chester K. Unwell. Kllulri, ,N. Y.; cockerel Urst end set oud, James Fursxlh; pullet, first ami seiuud. (leorKe H. Purfiolt. Law (oil's Million, N. V. Illack 1.,-sliorn lMillel, tlrsl ereei1moir Potil try Y'ards. yueens. I . L, N. Y. HllfT leghorn Cock, t'rst An; l An old. Dlllsbiirir, Pa.. I.eii. nrst mid steond, UP. silHpl rd Croton l.ilK N, Y . cockerel, nrst I- P s'lfpheru pullet, nrst ami secoud, au. Ii, Arnold, IniislnirK. I's. (.old- iiSi'stiir'edllamhtirK Cock, first, lllchard Oke: In u first, (.Imrles l-idrl Ike, I(, N Y cooker!, first, lthhaidi ke oiillM. first and second, Kle'iard Oke. HiIm r Hnvl(it llambiirk-( s'k. Urst. Hlchanl Oke; hen, flrsi. lum-s Hujo PKtstou. I's., lockerel, urst, Htehard t k. tuihr.t. Trst, lllchltrd Uke. (.olden Pencilled Ha'ilnurc Cock, first and second, Charlt s Fldrldffe !'.. N Y Inn, first audstcoud, lllchard Use cocker 'I llrsl Hkhurd Ok; pullet, first and src'Miid. Char KldrhUe Snvi-r Pencilled liamburg Co-k nnd hen, first, Klchaidlik. . ivkerel, llrsl. Churles I Idrldse: pullet, 1 rv Did aid Oke. Pla. k !liijitiir-Cnck (Irst and seiond. Charles ridrdisre, hen. nrst. H chard (ike. . ockerel, nrst, New. boull ec Prt ston, HUtberloli, N. Y v EMIIIimoN VAltlil. Dark Prahma tlrsl, Hempstead Farm, Hempstead, llufT Cochin -First. Oakland Farm, Taunton. Mass. Wm kCocliln Mrst, Ut.ur.re 1 Wright, PuKerson. N. Y W Idle Cochin First, (leonre F. Wright. Patterson. N. Y. .Illack Lantr.shan Mrst. Dr. F. M. Poblmon. Pawling, N llirred I'lyinoutti Rock First. F, 11. Thompson, Anenla. N Y. Wlntr l'l mouth Hock Mrst. A. 11. Hawkins, Lan cusdr Mu-s. Ilurr P yniotith Hock First, James Forsyth. Wlilte Fated Illack Spanish Mrsl, lied Darns Farm, Grc-nwtoh. i onu, U hue Wonders First, Hed harm Farm, Green wich. Conn. Mnitle lomliW'blts Lenhorn-Flrst, Whiting Farm lloloke. Mlss, Hose Comb White and Drown Leghorn First, Jamts Forsjtn. lllsck .Minorca-First. J. W. Mettler, Fast Millstone. N .1. Motlleil .lar-is Mrst. John H. Jones, Suflletd, Conn. Hoadan I Ir-t James Fors.ith. l'lack br. usted Ittd luliie Mrst F. It. Shaw. Adams, Mass Indian lame -First. II. 1L Carpenter. Ping Mng, I'ekln Ducks-First, Charles F. Newman, Huguenot, s-l. Purr Cochin Itantam First, T. F. McOrew, New York ell) pnsr Comb rlack Itintam-Flrst, Miss Betma Warners Coll"ge l'olnt. N. Y. illack Tall Japanese L'abtam-rirst. Harry T.Peters. Isiip. I. I. nlte Polish Ilantam First, C. It. Proper. Siho. I hsrle N Y I Ooldt n vabrlKht Pantam First. C. It. Proper. Seho- barle N S li-r seabright Itantam First, Ira C. hller Pro-Ks I, O. Hed Pile la.ne I autam First. Oakland Farm. Taun ton Muss , Mitir Wyandntt" First. F. I. Matllfon, otilh , Miarisbur), t lloldi n Wyandotte Mrsl. I D. ' Hinds I'orl Dl.klnso'i. N V. Miter iieucllliit Wvau- ilnttt Flr-t. Cornell k Urackenb-rry, Ithica, N . White Wjaiidotle-Llrst . c. Haw kills. Laneustcr. I la.s. Pin. 1 1, eii w lanilotte First. Ira t. Ko Ii r, Prospecl. o HhIT W.iudot(e -Mrsl. James Forsjth. Is-Inul- Ctuitl, Krowu l.i uliorn Mrsl James turth. Mntle Comb Purr Let'tiurn First, Fsra Cornell, ltta ca. N. . till: (lti:ATKtt CUT CIIAItTKll. Final Action of Ihe Committee on llruTl A. esiiKcesttua us to Ike Police. The Commlttoe on Draft of the Greater New York Oonimi-MoTi. met In the Mayor's ofllce ye tenlai to take llnul action on the chapters nf the new clmrtei which they will present to the i full coiiiiinssiou at its inei ting next Saturday. ' 'I hej ii.Miurriingi-d thn calciidur for Ihe public hearings which will be begun ou .Monday after noun. Albert F Henschel. -ecretary ot the original fireatr New ork I oinminsion, has inndo a eucgestton on the orgi(iil7utloii of llie pnllto tlipartmeut which he itiitiks will prnto a slmplu noliiuou of theted ijucsiions reliiilut; to that subject. He proposes that there shall be tlo t'nmiiilssloners tn control all ihe police affulrs ot tho iip-Htcr New York. anil mat the Mfljor t ti'll J Oeelgnnle four out of the five, to bo eelectetl on the bl-pnrtUnu pluu, two from each of the great political purtiu-, who shall, upon such de-lgiiatloii, bo vested, ex-ofllclo. with the fucdlniis of a buiiiil uf elections. In (htsway.lt Is claimed, all police mutters will be mntmgrd effectively, without Ullbeemly deals, by the np. i ration of the malority rule, anil retaining, ns fl tire-enl. und w Itbtml any Increased expense, nil the iiippo-eil heliums of a bi-partisan sys tem of eleciloii iiiki hliierv. Polite ( oniinissiiiiier Itoosevelt has asked to lo lieard In npio,ltlon in the bl.purtlsan pio ls'oii, nntl lo thin giving tho Chief' of I'olico power over appointments. Commissioner An iliews thinks with lnm. Iiiilce Moirs on the fit-enter New 1'ork I'oaimlsnlon, AlltAvr. I'ec. ;i0.-Gov. Morton to. day re. relied Ihe resignation of Judge (lurrcl J. (Jur retson of Oueins county as u member of tho (ireater Now York Commission, anil appointed as his hUi'iessnr County Judge Harrison . i Moore of I, title Necs. 1,. I. Judge (iarreteon will josumo ofllte ou Jan. 1 us h Justice ot ! tint Supreme Court. Coder tho provisions of ! Article 1 si-itinii II). of Ihe Constltutloii.hu will then be unable to hold nil) other than hl.'t judlciul i.lliii1. Judge .Moure was recommciidiil , In Judge tiurrt'lMin, l.leitrte ltiillSH3i In thienpe, Wasiiimiion. Din. ill),- The aggregate mllo nge of Kuropcuti eleetrlo rallw.tjs increased I'urlng I r.e past year from 4 f 1.1 to ."Uu, anil the number of t arsfinm 1,'Jllil lo 1,747, acroidlng to a leport sent to tho Mule Department by ( ousul Moorw ut Weimar, (ii'riiiuii) leads with thVJ miles of linn (about eipmi lo iho West End Com. pauy of llosioii); Franco has h'J miles; Great llritulii and Irnlanil, dil; AustrU-lItingary, 44; hwitarlitml, "!); Itul,'.'4; Scrvlii. Itussla, Jiol giiim. mid Mialn from il to IK miles eaclii and the reinuiulngcouiiirlos less thuu . miles each. Uf Ihe 111 lilies, Wl huve thu oierhead trolley, I iKciiniulutors uie used by H, uud the uudei- I ground sstera by !. The tVeutlier. I iisellled, cloudy, and tZi louillllo'is, with a few scattered showers, prevailed mer all the coun. try can or Ihu MIsslsslpul uml west of that river In Kansas, Missouri, Teias, and Artnnias yes crday, duo lo i.iu rupld Increa.e of teuiperuture over this area. The teunierrfltire vcus above freezing point, except In the Northwest, where the Invest was 4" above rero at Wllllston, N. II, There wus a fall of from 10 to lb Co.rtes In tho latter district, Put wanner weather was setting lu over Montana, In this city Die day was cloudy and fo?gy; aver ago humtdiii, b3 percent.; highest official tern peraluie I')', lovvtst 32; wind southwest, averago velocity h miles an hour, barometer, eorree(ed lo read lo sei h vul, ui M A, l, :IC.4V, ;l P. M. UO.UH. 'I he ihermu.ii.M, r at Ihe United mates Weather ilu- reau regl-tercl die temperature yesterday as follows! 's'1 . issi. ttn, (1A.M.. . .'J HU'iflP.M Bus M I'.'M Us' 41)1 UP. St 40' ftj" JP. M If 61'llSMId US' SS viasuiN(no tonrcAsr roa THCOsoaY. For New Knjlsnil. partly oloudy weather, probably showers lu northern poitlom winds shlfilug to norlhwcsirriy with luereaslnii force, probably high on the coast; colder Thursday eveulug. lor easfcin Afut York, oeueralp fair; colder 7?iurs tlau nlal; brUk tthioh norlhwittrlv ufada, or rastero I'enniylraula, New Jersey, and Psla. ware, generally fair; norlUwcitcrly wlndi; slUplly colder Thurslay ulght. tor His District of Columbia, Maryland, and Vir ginia, generally fair; writerly winds. Tor western New York, weileru I'ennsylranls, and Ohio, gentrally cloudy weather, probably local show. ers In northern portion; colder In northern portion; fresh aud brisk westerly winds, iMfllux toiouthirly la Ohio. , .. , bsvf-.siW--tS'ssto.YWt PROTECTION FOR SUGAR. JIEAKXXO JIUFOtlE THE COMMITTEE .v ir.ir.sj Ayi jrrx.vs. An Additional Uiity Urged on All nnsrar IVettnK tti Desrefs ami Under llnnr the Hatar Trust Illatrlbulea He I'roduet I'lea (br Iho lleet HiiRur Industry. Washington, Deo. 30. Tho session of the Committee on Ways and Means to-day was given to tho question of sugar duties. Tho onentng was given to the sugar importers, whose views were expressed by Mr. John Tarr of Now York. lie said that at a recent meeting of the sugar Importers of that city ll was unanimously decided that an ad valorem rato of duty was un fair, unreliable and exceedingly difficult In practice; that one cent a pound should bo Im posed on all sugar below 76 polarlscnpe; and that additional discriminating duties should bo levied on all sugars coming from bounty paying countries, Mr. Karrgavo tho following figures a, being the nearest to au ad valorem basis, and as representing fairly nil Interests: "On nil sugars testing by thn pnlarlscope, w hen landed, seventy-live degrees or under, one cent per pound on net landed weight, adding O.'l per degree for each degree up to 100 iId grecs; framions ot a degree to bo assessed In proportion. "An additional duty on sugars above No. 10 Dutch standard In color,' to prevent tho foreign renners from entering their soft refined sugars here ut tho samorate of duty as raw sugars of the same tost." It wasalso recommended that nn additional discriminating duty be put on all sugars coming from bounty paying countries, with authority to tho Executive to reduco or Increase this addi tional duty In such proportion as tho bounty paying countries may from time to time false or lower their bounties. L.U was estimated that the average polarization of raw sugars Imported Into this country Is about Ot!. Such sugars would pay 1.51 per pound duty, which would produco an annual revenue on this article of nbotit $50,000,000. calculating nn Importation:) ol about 1,500,000 .tons of dutiable sugars, which hits been tho axerago for the past few sears. Mr. Solon Humphreys, who represented tho sugiir trude of Now York, said that the new larlll measiiro should bo luadb ou ihe line of specific duties on sugar. Tho ad valorem system, ho said, wn, unfair tu tho merchant, because ho never knew what duties he hud to pay until the cargo wa, liquidated; unfair to tho Government as a revenue measure, nnd en tlrely unreliable. The revenue from sugar two years ago had been about forty-three millions, lattyeur about thirty millions, aud lie doubted whether this years ll wuuld reach twenty-one millions. This tlecrease ot revenue wns due not tn any falling off in importation, but In the reduction of tho Imnko priios. He esti mated, however, that under the specific rates bh advocated by the sugar trade of New York tho rcVenuu from sugar would he from forty-nine lo fifty millions. " Would not the cost ot sugar." Mr. Evans nf Kentucky asked, "be advanced to tho con sumer?" " Yes." .Mr. Humphreys replied, "but tho ad ditional cost would be so Inexpressibly small that It wuuld cut no llgure In tho expenses of a family." Mr. Evans Inquired as to the total Importation of sugar from tho Huwallnn Islands. Mr. Humphreys estlmattd tho importation of this year's crou ni 160.000 tone, or 10 per cent, of the whole sugar Importation of the country. " We want," he continued, "all the raw sugar that can boused In this country, and wo recog Ul70 that, unless a dlfTercnco I, made on sugar nlsivc Nn. Hi In color, tho Importation of reflned sugar from abroad will go on Increasing very largely, to the detriment of tho sugar trade of the United States. We also recommend nn ad ditional discriminating duty on all sugars com ing from bounty-paying countries. Instead of one tenth cent a pound on such sugar the addi tional discriminating duty should be made at least equal lo the actual lmuuly." 1. J. r-niith of New York wished to Impress upon the committee the dlfllculty of nn nd va lorem duly, under w hlch. he suld. It was Impos sible tn teli whal the rate would bo until the i eu.vr was lunded. He cited one case vvliere tho 1 ditliTeiice in duly on n cargo amounted to $"0, 1 00U. the rise taking place while the sugar was tiring shipped. It was impossible to land this cargo, uud It had lo be sent to Liverpool. In ibis way ninny sales were lost. Mr .httnn-ll. Mill nr w-(lrlenns. nn behalf of u committee of Ihe American Cune-Growlng A'soclutlon, aked that the rate of duty uu sugar under the act uf lorn be relmposed. N' thing lees than that, he buid, would be satis furtory. Mr. I'ano Inquired ns to what the revenue would be If the duty of 1HS:1 was restored. Mr. Hill calculated tnul tho revenue would he from seventy loelghtv million dollars. Mr. J. Hale Syphcr, formerly of Louisiana, gave It as th result of his experience and lu-qtnrl-s thai ll.e cost to the Sugar Trust of re tilling sugar did not rxieed one-quarter of a tent a pound, while In Louisiana the cost wa, aboiii Ihree-eighths of a cent. This, he added, did noi Include waste. Mr. Milon Humphreys wa, a, Kcdns tn tho cost of reiliilng sugur. He disclaimed any Personal ucqtiululance with the matter, but estimated thin, with a high gradeot raw sugar, the cost would not be far from that stated by Mr. Sypher, l4 cent u pound; hulvvlih alow grade ot raw sugar the cost would probably be half a cent a pound, or, as thu reuuera aseerted, cent a pound. Mr. McMlllin Inquired ns to whether sugar reilnlng In this country was not In the hands of Iho S)Ugar Trust. Mr Humphreys showed a manifest disinclina tion to go into thai mutter, saying that mi m beis nf ihe committee kbutv as much ubnut II as he did. I'rarticnlly, however, he eald the Sugar Trtistwns a combination ot all the reflueiles which had existed at the time of Its org-inHrx-tion. "Hut," hn added, "since then three or four or live outsido tetineiies have grown up; und if unlet the matter alone, I believe that wlililn the next two or three jears there will bo half a doen more established." K. It Thurber of New York spoke In behalf of the consumers, distributers, and rentiers of sugnr of the United States. lie said that theio was no Just reason w h Amerlcnn sugar In terests, whether engaged In piodtictlon, tellnlng, or distribution, should mil be rt titled to tho same degree of piolectloti as other countries. Nn other product rini'hts the consumer In this country with the same small margin nf profit to manufacturer and distributer. e a distributer of sugar for many iuars he had done so at les, than tho cost of the services rendured. Winn the organization of the Industry ulmcd to glvo distributers a commission ouiviilent to iho cosi of the sen he rendered, cry of combina tion anil moiiopolv wa, nit up w hlch wa, calcu lated to roerce legislators and court, Into favor ing chaos instead of lusllie. At no time has ih. re been a monopoly, und to-dny there aie four competing running organliatlons. with n llftll Ihrrlttened. Mr. I'aynn You hnvo heard the statement of Mi. Humphries that the cost nf reilnlng sugar of a high grsdii is l cent, and nf sugars of lov gi ado iibcitit a ( ent Ilavo you nny criticism to make on that slaw-mem I Me. Tlitirl tr-My opinion Is that there Is a laigc. urlallou In the cost, depending on tho saccharine strength. .Mr. Mc.Millln What uio the' methoilH ot tho distribution of suur by the American llellnlng Company? Mr. Thurber Thn distribution of sugar by wholesale Is now iiracucallv on tho commission basis. The sugars uro eold with thu under' standing that a i erlam commission iiihotu ,l-lil) is p.ild lo the wholesaler us his prollt ; und w htlu tho American Hellnltig Company will sell sugar to any one at Its list prkc. he cannot get the benefit of thai ILltl cent cummtssloii unless ho Is bound by Hint agreement, Mr, .McMlllin Dors tho sugar reilnlng com pany require thutthe sugur shall nut be sold be low a lertaln Ileum? Mr. 'I hurher- Yes; that It shall not be sold :ft less than the manufacturers' list price, Mr, McMlllin- lspameni nf this commission made In the form of a rebate wlieu the sule Is inude. and do those who deal in those goods huve to make a statement, before they can get this rebate, that they have mil violated their uiidirliiking not to sell below thu list price Mr. '1 hurher Yea: they hare so to certify. Mr. McMlllin And without that tUey Uo not get paid for hand Hug the goods? Mr. Thurber- No. sir. Mr. McMlllin Suppose that ono who handles these goods proposes to sell to another party, is that other party required to carry out the un dertaking? Mr. Thurber No, sir. Mr. Mo.Mllltn If a wholesale denier sells to a retull dealer, tho retail dealer can do ns ho pleases? Mr. Tnnrher Yes. Mr. McMlllin- Do refiners who buy raw sugar coming from bounty-pa) lug countries gst llio benefit of the bounty paid uu that ruw sugur I Mr. Thurber- .So I uuderstuuil. In answer to another question, ho laid: "I think that i-i cent u pound differentia! duty In stead of 1-10 ceut wuuld approximate what Is right." W, J. McCahan. President of the McCahan Sugar llellnlng Company of 1'hlladelphltt. suld that we had now two years and four mouths of the present tariff, with a protection of Kceni. Ir pound, or about 4 per cent., while beet grow Ing countries pay a bounty ot about at a. cent, giving foreign refiners of bouu-ty-paylug countries about ,i of n cent advantage lu our market. This had re sulted In 181)0 In an increase of about I 110 per cent, lu imports of retlned, against iMMH.SBSSilsssaawiiMa-aii'aMif sini iTisTil Tin ill 10 per cent. Increased Importations ot ran-, while our refineries have been running less than 00 por tent, of their rapacity. Ho favored an ad valorem duty on sugar, and advocated placing molasses on tho free list. It belli: a bj product of sugar. Mr. I'ayne Havo you ever mado a calculation as to the cost of reilnlng sugar In jour lucloo? Mr. McCahan Ye,. I IMr. I'ayne And you sav that the cost is cent a pound ou sugar of Ull degree,? Mr. McCahau We estimate that. Mr. MoMlllln Do you know of any agreement between Independent refineries In llio .'.net and In the West and South not lo abate prli.es of sugar In the market? Mr. McCahan I do not. Mr, MoMlllln What proportion of tho sugnr consumed lu the United state, Is produced by the American Sugar llellnlng Compauv I Mr. McCahan About 70 or 7.1 per cent. Mr. MoMlllln Is the export bounty which Is paid by Gormany paid both on raw and rcllnril sugar? Mr. McCahnn Yes. Mr. MiiMillln Then the American lefiucry which buys this raw sugar gets the bonclit of thnt bounty? Mr. McCahan Yes; but there Is ndlUorcnco In the amount of thu bounty. It is '-' renin a hundred pounds uu raw sugnr nnd IPJ cents on rt lined. lu answer to a question by Mr. Wheeler as to Imiiurllhes In German rellnetl sugar. Mr. Mc Cahan said: "I do nut know ot nuy Impurities put into it, but thcro lire Impurities not tukun out." Henry T. Oxnard of Grand Island, Neb.. Presi dent of tho lleet Sugar Association of Iho United Stales, spoke on behalf of thnt Indus try. The present duty, ho snld, wa, not sulll clunt to protect the lndusttv nnd tn encnur nuo the Intestment ot additional rnpltal, The producers required a duty high enough to Since them nn n plane with foreign i omrelltlon. whig lo the Unsocial coiulltlnu.lt might not be wise lu renew llio law of IhPO. hui tho sug gestion of 1H8S seemed feasible. Ho favored a duty nnd a bounty ou sugar. Such a schedule, pro; erly adjusted, could he made as nearly fair to all Interest, a, possible. Jeoparding none. It could be made to yield more revenue out of which the bounty can be paid, while It would offer BuQlclent protection and adequate encour agement to develop tho domrstio Industry. Mr. Myrick of New York also addressed the committee lu the beat sugar Interest. He said that It required every pound of the wheat and flour exoortud by the United St,te, during the past fiscal J cur to nay for thn augur Imported. The total value of all live and dressed beef, beef products, and lard exported during the pnst year barely equalled the amount pnld for Im ported sugar. Our Immense export trade In cotton represents in value nnl twice as much as our Import ot sugar. Our vnst export of tobacco must he niagullled thrice to counter balance sugar Imports. The barley, oats, ami rie. fruits ana nut-. hops. vegetable oils, elcomarganne. butter and cheese, pork and hams that were exported last )cur all put togetner represent In value only two thirds of the sugar Imported. It Han economic crime to compel American farmers to raise staples in competition with tho cheap land and labor countries, with which to pny for Imported sugnr, besides standing the frelghlaml commis sion both ways. 'Hie American farmerdemunds a fair chance to produce everythlni' r people consume that can bo grown lu too United States. They want to begin with sugar. They have found by practical experience and scientific lest, that from the Hudson HIv er to the l'hcl&r. from the Carolina- tut lie lakes, they can grow sugar beets as rich or richer In saccharine con tents than those nf Kurope. They want fuctorle, established to afford a market for these sugar beets, w hlch they are w llllng to furnish at from S4 lo S.'i per ton. At these prices the crop is both a new and profl.ubie one. livery aero de voted to It will by eo much reduce the competi tion in other branches of fanning. What stands in tho way of ihu American heel sugar Industry I, mainly European competition. Europe bus doveloped her beel -ujar industry by a liberal bj stem of direct subsidies, high protection nnd export bounties, until the European beet sugar Industry lias practically ruined Ihe nine sugar Industry of the tropics and monopolized tho sugar ruarkol of the world. To completa the de struction of tho American sugar industry, or at least to prevent the further development of tho beel sugar buslne-3 In this country, Germany has recently increased its oiuorl bounty, and France Is about to follow suit. Ihu, enabling their suvt.ir lo be told In the United State, be low tho cot of production In tills country. Whal Is needed Is a riusonabto specific duly on all Imported sugar, w it h uu additional discrim inating duty fnim countries paving un export bounty. equal tn thnt bounty. Then wllh such aid as the various States and localities Inter ested may otter to eectiro sugar factories, tho beet sugar Industry could be put on it, feet In tills country within a ver few years. If by 11110 the domestic Industry supplies tho homo market as It should, it will be nutting Into tho pockets of our people $.'00,000,000 n year that otherwise wuuld be sent out of tho country. Thomas H. Cutler of Utah spoke of the detri mental eirecia of the Hawaiian treaty, result Ing, he said. In this country paying rebates to tho contract labor of that country. If wo made ourown sugar we would irlvsj employment to some "JoO.noO men annually and retain here about Sl'-'.'i.OOO.OOO per annum. Utah, he said, felt to a certain extent the hand of tho Sugar Trust. Among the written arguments' presented to the Committee on Wus and Means to-day was one by Senator Heoige C. Perkins of California In favor of the Imposition of a speclllo tax of IK cents a pnuno on imfsirted raw sucur. Ho snowed that ihe consumption of imported sugar by the United States I, about 1.700.000 tons a year, all of which can. if the suaar inter est is protected, be proilund In a few years within our borders. 'Ihe committee, adjourned until to-morrow, when those Interested In wood nnd manufactures thereof, ptiluund paper, will be heard. cojto.v oi:oiri:i:s .i.s'i vjihti.ctiox. Competition from Kjcvist I'unsen Them to Glt:e Uii Tree Trude Theories). Ni:w Oiileos La.. Dec. ;IO.-Tho cotton planters along tlic Mississippi Hlver in Louisi ana and Mississippi nnd In the Ynzoo Ynlley jesterday selected delegate, to go before the Wnys and Means Committee at Washington and ask for a duty of threo cents a cotind on Egyptian cotton Imported Into this country. Meetings w ere hold by the Vicksburg and Yaruo City Exchanges, and bj the planter, In Madison, Trusiis, nud other Louisiana parishes. The de mand for protection - baed upon the fact that tho Importation of the Egyptian cotton hn, ruined thn American market for tho long slnple cotton raised oil the alluvial lands of the Missis sippi and nzoo and brought down the price. The, appeal made tu Congressman Catchlngs by the Vicksburg Exchange was: "We respectfully nsk you to go before tho ays and Means Committee In the interest of American growers of long staple cotton nnd urge upon it a tax on Egyptian cotton, which Is not only reducing prices below the cosi of pro duction, bill I, gradually drtilni; planters tn abandon Ilu production entirely. In lMh4 and 1HH." less than 7,000 bales of Egyptian cotton of AO0 pounds weight were Imported Into tho United States, Last year tin re were 1 10,0110 hales. As this cotton Is entirely the urnduct of what Is usually called 'nutiper labor.' ll Is Im parled Into nils country ninl sold at prices that render American comnetlt on Itnios-lble. '"It there Is an honest purpose to protect American labuiers against tho pauper lubor of 1 uroreunil the Oriental countries! us Is churned by protectionists, tlie laboier, of llie ."-until appeal with peculiar emplnihlb for a shine In this policy in having the revenues for govern mental purposes mi adjusted us to protect them iigatnsi the pauper labor ,.t Egypt. Wi IruM, therefore, ou wilt tiling till, matter hufpru llio uhov r-meiitfoued ciimmltlee as soon an posslhlo nnd bring all Icgtlimuln Influences tn heur to secure a tax of lit least II cents a pound on Kgvptlun cqlum imported into this country." 'liieYann City Cotton Kxchungo eh cted Mr. W. C. ( rale as lis lepreseiiiativn beforo tho Ways and Means Committee, nnd he left at nm n for Wushltiglon, Tho cotton planters of this region huve always been the most extreme of tree traders and luivn uppused all protective duties uf any kind. 'Iho Egtp'latl cotton has bain hurting them fnrsrieiai rar. When tho Mi-Klnl") 'l.i rift bill wa, ; assed there was uu attempt miitle lo induce tho planter to ask for protection ngalnsl Eg) Ptlan colton. and ll was hinted that If they did so their nquesi wuuld be grunted, as It vva, c.-pci ' illi de' mid to luivo the priilcolion fentuiH of Iho luvv suppoitcd by the lurgerultnu growing InlcroM of the South, Tho sentiment of tho cotton groivers nt that lime, however, wus too strong against p otec lion lu nny lorm tu permit uf the adoption uf resolutions neklng for u uutv on cotton. Slncithen the importation of the Egyptian product husquiiUiiipled and destrutrd the mur ket for in aril linlf the long staple union raised on the Mississippi Hlver. The result Is a sur render of thu principle of free trade and a demand for protection, which has the support of pearlv all the growers nf cotton on the Mississippi Hlver. number of river planters have grown sea Island cotton this j ear to meet tho I .'ypti.iu couipiditlon. and huve demonstrated that Itian hd inl-ed as well on the lowlands of Louisiana as on Hi" Curotluu and Georgia const. llrrrliiK Are I'lriillliil, St. Joiin'h, N. 1'.. Dec. 110. - Herring are aln 'dant In I'lacentlu llu uud uLo along the wrt coast. Thirty American tihooners nro now loading at 1'lnecnila and eleven have sailed for Gloucester with full loads, 'ihu cold wcuthor during thu past lurlii'ghl mils gientla in tree Ing the herring, utnl i nrgoes .lie bonit seemed rupldly, Where VesierditiU I'lre Were, A, M. amn. "ou I inn avenue, emended tn 112(5 Ilroadwoy, Theodore 11. Kiarr, damage $:iu.(i00j 7'43, 3J Macdoual sired, Mrs. Ida limner, dam. age 300; UH0, 1'J'Jih street and Lexington uieuue, lb-was Keardnu. dituage tl.OUU, 11-iil, M'tiA Islington uveuue damage aeon. I', M, IKi4U. (i Peach strict, William Drown, damage 10; I 13, 7 Lost Tlilnt tfreel, Hertliolt Karn, damage 14u 'J,UU, tnuil Avenue ,, ilmiiiue a.iu; 3 JO. unlouuiid wolr siriets. William Hart, damage trifling; 4 43, IU74 Second avenue, J.lp. man Marshall, damage lllli SiUU, bU Eusi lUtst street, J. Karlies, l.iuiaie slight; OiVU, ug orchard street, damage trifling; bus. gel llitbtrry street. Ckarlej ItuiiiU, damage slliut, V ' SEA RULES 01' THE ROAD. 'MM 1XTEHXA710XA I. AOKEEMEXTTO BB i!H rvrix lottvr.jui.Y i xext, i&BI President Cleveland Hnon to lasne Ilia Proclamation The Knlesj Formillivted at ,yVB H is Conference Caller! br Ihe L'altesl flintes V$H H nnd Adosited hy All .Maritime Power. iH Lsi Wasihsoton, Dec. U0. President Cleveland j. B will In nfew days Issue a proclamation enforo- vlKH Ing on nnd after July 1, 1R07. tho Washington lnVlafl rules ot the road to prevent collisions nt sea. ifltB al Thl, ptoclntnallon 1, tho result of one of the lH 1 most complete International agreements aver -IM) etTcctcd. The tonnage of the nations In tho IH 1 union Is IM.800,000 tons, whllo those 'H not yet nssentlng represent only 780,000 'fjlHfl tons. A further extension wilt probably 'mYsiI bo consummated lu January or Fobmary, raBH when the Amerlcuf. delegates will convene at 'SlH Washington nud try lo lulug about tho con I' H jH fortuity of our rule, regulating tho navigation v,H H of Inland waters to thn International rules. V-B H Utiles to prevent collisions at sua havo here jiHI toforo been adopted, first by Great llrltuln In (nlBil her l"i wa, and then at her request havo been ac- f.'HIH cepird by other nutlons. In this case the rule iBI adopted were not only recommended by .tho t'jH siB conference of nation, called by tho United ''MBLI Slates, but embody suggestions distinctively' itoBaia American, and their Until adoption was secured nHI several ) ear, after the adjournment nf tho con- j'H aiB fen nee through the diligence uud perseverance "-Hltii of the American Government. A si?H H During President (. lovrlntid'a first term the fR al New York Maritime Exchange Induced Con- IH'H gross to pas, a bill authorizing the ''resident t 9 H Invito all maritime powers to participate In am o9B sl International congress nt Washington for the jB Bl purpose of considering tho rules of the road at BiiB sea and other marltlmo matters. It was hoped 'SH that this congress would result In bringing1 HaYI about among all the nations a uniformity --raWUH In such rules, ns well as In other marl !4bkH time regulations. The Invitation was accopted "'B-sH by all tho principal maritime uowera hRJH and several of tho minor ones, lu all twenty , YB'H eight. Tho delegates Bent to this con llnaBM fcrenoe comprised distinguished naval ofQcers, wl admiralty lawyers and Judges, and represent- ') I H lives of the merchant marlno of the varloua U-fl ! nations. Thoso appointed by President Clove IB 1 land were Hear Admiral S, II. Franklin nnd vUB8 H Capt. W. T. Sampson, two naval ofllcers of the jM JBr widesl experience; Clement A. Grlscum, Presl- Wi Ka1 dent ut the International Navigation Com iaBjj IB pany, the largest navigation company In Amer- irtlzBfl lea; the Hon. W. W. Goodrich, one of the best raWJ ! known nil ml rally lawyers in the country, who '4SJ! ! has since been elevated to the Supreme Courtof . New-Yurk; Capt. John W. Shackford. Master '-f Mariner, a navigator of world-wide reDutalloni Iffli-i lefl Capt. Jame, W. Norcross, Master Mariner, a '"Ij'mi' ! veteran pilot commissioner of Hoston. and 8.1. K lefl Kimball, who for mnny years superintended thai SJ ' HJ life, saving servico of the United States. '"sf HJ Gu Oct. 10, 1,'IHO, the conference met and con J5 f tlnued in session ten weeks, tnklng up the work $T- Ifll In order, according to the programme jre- tjtSr Mr vlously arranged by the American delegate! 'je a end approved by tho Department of Stale. gSi RsTsf Tho conference having adjourned, the dele 'ft'i','n 1 gates returned home to secure the assent of 4- their respective Governments to Its conclusions, ''"-yt,- H n, the agreement of the chief maritime powen r,l(J BbI to the rules was necessary to their enforcement. t'Jlt ! Thn conclusions of the conference aro com WH prised In some thirteen general divisions, with '3S'- their subdivisions, treating of thirteen different '230; H und distinct subjects relating to the proper con wi- trol of merchant navigation, as follows: cS H I. ltutes for the prevention of collisions and rules s of the road. 3es.3SBI 2 Hrgulatlons to determine the seaworthiness of , hM H vessels. ''VVv-i d. Prauclii to which vessels should bo restricted i-B'T HH wlieu loaded. B 4 Uniform regulations regarding the designating ljM ' aud marking or vessel. 4iB' r. Saving life and property from shipwreck. '(3""aV" ( 0. Neces.ary quaililcatlous for ofneers and seamSK tw jM lucludlug tests for sight and colorblindness, eVa 7. I.anea for steamers on frequented mules. timn ( ,s. MbisUuals for communicating latormallon at 'XM ' Hs vi. Warnings of approaching storms. viR,$ bhI 10. lteportlnr, marking, and removing dangerou 'jjI'.l wrecks or obstructions to navigation. ijlfi ""H I I. Notice of dangers to navigation. ftil1 ""H 12. A uniform s)stem of buoys and beacons wjl Jia Pl 1:1. llie establlsbmeut of a permanent International "riH H tarllliue;omuitsslon. b. 1 11 In their report to the Department of State the i''S?i 3 HI American delegates have mado many valuable 73 11 xuggestions and recommendations, but as the 'V!4l Governments have not proceeded much further ..'''lH than the first reueral division, they nro of minor 'xBSsH Import now. There has been some agitation on 'iBsWI thu subject, however. In regard to tho perma X'f?!L3 nenl Iiileruutlonal Commission, the American raS-l delegates recommotidcd a, follows: B vl "The United States delegates would further! !,? respeclfully rrcommeud. In submitting this re-J 3pa von, that tho Inrgo and growing Interest of SI VI our mrrclmul marine render It desirable that jji V they should be looxed after by a separate de- "W'iiS rartmeut of the Government. I'he admlnlstra- SfS'I lion of the laws regarding the commerce of the Si a nation, afloat and ashore, and the development Pn of other legislation already demanded, together fra 3 with that which the growing importance of our ?!fl : national commerco will soon render necessary, JS.'S w 111 require the best energies of a Beparale de vMv; purtmeut, ot which tho board recommended . 3 V' wuuld constitute an important part." $& J( In compliance with this suggestion Senator 'M' Fneof Maine, Chairman of the Sonate Com- &-! mittee on Commerce, ha, introduced In the SS''5 Senate a "Department of Commerce" bill, -M1! w hlch ha, good prospects of becoming a law at liTJfJ the next 6esslou. SJjBfS In treating the subject of derelicts the dele i'M'M gales' report reads as follows: " It 1s atsa jij'tl earnestly recommended that n steam vessel of ft k nbotit 800 tons displacement be built, which it 4 slinll be especially fitted for and adapted to the ?l "a service of taking the ocean In bad weather for 'ii the pumose of blowing up or otherwise destroy- Jj rM lug wrecks and derelicts or bringing them Into l-'t"l port, such ves.el to be built under the direction SJ l of nnd uttached to tho Navy Department." ,nsf 'l his department, which alone has the vessels to 5j perform this service, has already partially un $$ ) dertukeu it, and Is likely to Increase steadily Its .'ll 7 work In this direction. ,l 4 Thu Introduction of a bill In both Houses of '.J' Congress providing regulations for thelnspec- '4,4 "A tlouof sailing vessels as to their seaworthiness v -SCv Is a much-needed reform. The bill may ba "H'Z acted upon before Marcli 4. In regard lo tho ;?3 III construction of vessels. It was recommended ijljt BJ that a board of oxoorts be appointed to consider f'M'Z 9 the conclusions of the conference, with tho view vtl'f: I of determining the practicability ot establishing 'l.vl.v, m eultuble rules for the construction of vessels. 4''- H As yet nothing has been done. ,'? '4 H Willi the first division "rules to prevent S f? M collisions und rules of tho road" greater sue- JW '' H ies lus mniked their career. These aro the 1E ' m rule which urn lo regulate tho commerce of tlf I nearly tho entire world on and utter July 1. , S 1K07. 'Ilielr enactment and acceptance by the & -M principal nallous has been a long und tedious :i !" M liroiess which augurs ill for any very speedy X ndnption of tlin other twelve divisions. The V ,i M rules of the road embodied In the conclusions of 'f, V thu UashliiKinii Internal onul .Marine Confer ?8 S, m ence. hav mg been trnnsmllted to Congress by A'fti R tlie Secretary nf Stale, the late JiunraG. Illalne, ? Jjr wero enacted Into law on Aug. 111. 1800. but ! T nothing was done by tho Executive unlll I'resl 1 'fc di'lii Cleveland's second term, when he "H sjH Is-tied ills prnilamutlon enforcing tlie rules on M Jf. nnd after March 1, lHlin. lint at the last mo. "m i I uient Great llrltuln withdrew Its assent tn Ihe -55 'i" fiew rules to prevent collisions ai sen. und en 'VS W ileavnrcd to induce other nallous to do tho i f: same Wlille It was weil understood In (Sreat fa Sj llritulii mid the United stutes tliat this change 7.3 . of front wn, duo to thn elfoits of the Hose- M' bery Culuuet tu retain Itself In power, "s yet the trend of discussion In that iSjf v. rotintrs and In Germany plainly Imll A & inti'il thut cot tain changes lu the reg. if ii uliilltiiis iiliitlng tu sound signals In a fog were ,3 Jfj llkflj to bo submitted to the Unlled States. -i vfi To prepuie for t he riins.ilerutlou of Btirli changes ft ffo by the Americiiii deleg ites to the conference, a j fir hill was ii sed and approved 1'ob. C, IHOn. em. 'S powering ,he Seirelniy of state to reionvene rfk the diileg.itert ot Ihe I lilted State. The sum of 'win S'.'.OOU wus aiqiropi luted to meet the ral j neceasary expenses. Gil May II the Ilrlt- isl Ish Goverriment trati-mltlcd Its prnpost M Hon to this Government, and II wai iQ found tliat thechanges desired were In lino with Sa tlio-e originally propu-ed by the American del T( SJ egnUs during the loiilnrenro and In accord y. M with thu suggestions then made hy the German l id delegates I oiiaeqllentl), a bill n as framed by ?' J3 tho American delegates bringing tlia rules Into U IS loiilorinlty with the Hrltlsh suggestions, and It i, Kl hecumoa law ou June 1(). 1MU0, X va 'llm uev. rules, as amended, wero transmitted tT. !fS to (he suv craHiovernitietils which had partlol ml Ax paled in the Wiisiitiigum conference, with a re- A M quest t Ii it L ihcy accept them as amended and Sit mi iiL'ne lutlieir enforcement on and after July 1. -Tra rS lsti. Up lu the pri'sein time ull of tho prlnel. ;. ptl Itatious Iihvii iiiuiplled Willi the request, ex j icpt I'urki'i, I rug iay. and Venezuela. In the if cu.oi.f thn former. It Is hardly tu he expected KUr thnt 11 woull agree tn any reriuest of civilized I'S 4 nations unlets under compulsion, Uruguay ii Knl .J ut pri -cut loiupletoly t'ligrossvii with domrstio iL'J w tn ubies uf a revolutlounrv rharacter. Venez jtj i 13 uela I- still behind tho piocesslun, owing to her Kj,f form of govi'inmenl. which liupose, most o( lu Sa TS exiiiiLve fiiiictlims upon the legislative brauoh, wB d A IlrldgM llivelilulst Inlurid. N M Albert I'nterson, 'l.'i years old, of lotlSumpter P & ttieer, llruokljn, while ntwotk jesterday In the . Jfs M lu ''e macbiiie shop vvu, crushed between the lj t wu 1 and llio ll wheel lu the engine room, and fW Hi- -.if hi, rib, vveru fractured. Heulio received ,9 se.e e .iiteiiiiil Injuries. Ho wus removed to 9 ' ll umbcrluud Street Hospital. H ' Don't waste sympatliy on one y1 ) , who lias a bad complexion and p"-' ' (Jocon'tuseWoodbury's Facial Soap fex PS