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Bf ! . THE SUN, FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1897. ' I
m TIIE TOPICS IN CONGRESS. Kjf SKVATOtt HILL OfFKltS AXOTllEll i$jt , cviias nrsot.uiius. f It (! the IatttsaeBee af Cats ' aasl Appraartalee aftO.O far Ike Ex. jrjj, peases or a MlaUler Ilrttate la (ha Haaaa ttaa rulla Kallraast Bill. IE Wasm-iOTo. Jan. T. A Joint resolution wn 43 Introduced In the secaU to-day br Mr. Mill 01 ilJem.. Tex.) declarine that the expedlencyof & recomklnr tho Independence of afurelcnOor- JR , eminent belonirs to Cong-rets, and that the Prea- W blent snail art In harmony with Concress: alto ' deelsrlnr tdat "the Independence of Cuba fc, ouirhv M bo and Is hereby recozulitd." and ap- K proprlatln? V.Q.Ql'J for Ibe salary and expense ILi of a Minister lo lbs. (internment of Coba. Tba f" bill Km on the table for tbe present, and Mr. fa, MI1U Is to apeak i It next Monday. I Some half doen bills were taVtn from tbe ft calendar and trailed. Including one to par jf fatnuet r Herd, Jr.. iti of Cant. Heed of tbe fnmoet prlvmeer fier.eral Armttrong.S10.3U0. K be.nr tbe unexpended balancenf the approprla- 5' lion of 170.7.'") mad in last a indemnity for the destruction of the privateer br tbe llrltlth W In the neutral harbor of Kayal In IMS. f Tbo Mil for the relief of JohnN. Qaackenbutb, ,i late a Commander In tbe United Mates navy. ' ws also passed. It atithorliea tbe President to ft nomlnttn end reappoint (Juackenbuth to tbe ft IcraiU and rank of Commander In tbe narr aa of the date of A'ic. 1. ln"3. and In place lilm on j tbe retired IMuof dnto ot June I. tfiflA. but f that he shall receive no pay or cruelumentsex- t cent from tbe datu of tuch reappointment. JL An elTorl wis made br Mr. Hhtrraan Uleo., t O to hate consideration of the henate bill 't Oxlns a uniform standard of classification and f BradltiR of wheat, corn, oats, barter, and rye. !' Much opiKrtltloii was developed to It, and the 'I bill was Hit taken Up. i The House bill for tho appointment of a non. I parllian coiiiuilsilun to collect Information and In consider and recommenil legislation to meet r tbn problema relented br labor, agriculture, K and capital was reiu.li.rd on tbo calendar, and S w.vs autaiconlreil br Mr. .Mdrlcli cllep.. It, I.), "Mate n rerj" hador Idea," .Mr. Aldrlch , t tald, ' uf what the bill !. t know that In a hum Ml v.av It Involves anextieiidituraof S'.'OO,- j jf Ocu or SIlJO.O'Ji). or pfrhope JlOO.ObO. a jear In ' what teem to mo the moil chimerical Idea. i ; ever rreieiiled to tho American Senate, tl pro- !J vii. ct fur twelve Commissioners at a salary of y ?., null eit. h, toilo whnl 'lo doihe very thine ? whliliCnnictess ' elected In do. These net.. l tlemen are tn ttilidivlde rhe commission, and til' end eob-livltlnn Ii lo emptor ft" attorney at u FBlJ ' ni'irr hi J.'i.UdO n )er. In Hddlilon to tbete fEl; taiarirn tlii'rn l prnvliiou for rxrenten and for j Bl limliy rinldnreet. I do not rxrlluve that there It i-lll' a member f tbe Henat" wtn, nftrr carufal con- J JE . tlderatlnti, would anpi ort tb bill." , B ' "i here were but two rotrt analn't It In the . 1 1 on. of Itepretentutlteii," .Mr 1'irklnt re- . H , marled. JU ' Then lamforrrfortli'llnutiiof Krprctenta : , tlTeal" Mr. Aldrlch exclalmid '9 ' Ann IbuL'eiitleman toilrasiin In the Hnute iH J voted fur II.' .Mr. I'erkin continued. "'ir.Mi 1 am forry lr my colle.ntne." replied A Mr. AidrUh. 9 J At Hilt point llir mornlni; hnurexplrnl. I 5 Th iinllnlahed liutlnetr, LelUk the- bill fltend- " 1 Inn lh principle of the homeili-ad iKnttnall f f Jandauo,uird from Indian trihm. Mat then f I; litKrii op. ntid uat iippoteil In a Ionic tpeecli )r ( T Mr I'liill Itrii, Conu.l. It n adCKatrd by I V Jlr Mfonrt 'I'op . Nev.i. who characterized tbo u oddobIIIoii loll a " pitiful hlgf line." The bill S f' went oer wlthont ai tlnn i I A TeFiilutlon win ottered by Mr Morgan ft 1. lilem., Alu.'. and ajreeil to. directing the Cora- f U milieu on hxpciidlturea In the efcutlrn dr- El n Iiattmetitto Inquire Into the rlrcuimuncn of ,tF1 i tin' iibttrat'llnn of cruiln paper' at m 1'acltla VJi I ltiillrnxd mattert fiom the tili of the'lreatury It I Iieinrtment. an mentioned In n communication 71 7 from lluil department latTneila. . I J A MiliMltill waipatwd lor the Hnute bill of b f latt eelnn to amend the lnw relating to natl- fl i gallon aud a ubt.tm forutiother Iiou bill j to ami-nu the lawn relatli.' lo American teamen "m j Trailltrtie up to ailjourniiii-nl ' The rM-uatt adjourned till Monday next. PI L The Itepublicitu r-enatn Meerlng Committee lb If met at 4 oVIook lhl afternoon, with Menator 111' Allison. It t'halrman. present. It wn decided l 11 thai Mlien the Oklahoma Free Ilometlead hill Ed K had l.ei-n illepoted of the I'aclllo Itallroad He- 5j ' liuiding bill nhnuld be made the unflntthed bu- Vffi lne and maintained at tueli until rliml action -vHj uaalmd. No other order of burlnet wat tug. t ? iretetl, the committee being atltt!ed to deter- f , mine upon one meature at n time. The mem- .' ', ber of the Democratic committee had been , M . iirevloutly consulted, and the taking up of the . '' Hefiiiidlnt.' bill nan round to be natltfaitory to ', H ( that tldu of the chambi-r. The meature It one fill ,' of Mich Importance that Senntora believe It )I rhnjild he dltpotea of In pome way nt the enrll- iB nt practicable mi.menl. One nf the leading ''iV i . merubera nf the committee enld to-night thai im V I he believed the bill vtuuld phm practically aa , n ported to tbo hen ate. J ' ,U i Paelfle Itallroad Itefiinclnc Iltll Ulaeaeaed l ' In the lloue. IWAallianTOV. Jan. 7. -The debate upon the proposition to refund the iiidubtedntta of tbe I'aclllc Hallroad companies lo tbo Government wui bucuu In tbe llouie to-day under un order adopted latt month, which et ap.irt tbe rest of tblt week for that purpose. I'rellmlnnry there to an Immense wull map allowing tbe routes of the roads was elcnattd In front of the Speaker's desk to uld tbe membert In arriving at a clear understanding of tbe ultuutlon. The debate nm opuned by Mr. I'onors (Hep. Vt.i. Chairman of the Committee on I'aclllc Ilallroads. IIu tald It wan a plain buelnetn proposition that the cotnmltteu bad reported, and It waa Intended to appeal only to tbe Rood butlneia tense of the House. After giving a history of the I'aclflo Itallroad enterprises and the legisla tion In reference thereto, bo said that on July 1 next, to which date the bill was to apply, the Central I'nclflo Company would owe the (iov eminent 857,1104.177 and the L'nlon I'aclllc lal.Stn.Snu. Moment the bonds were overdue, and tbe question before Congress was what waa ben to be done, Should the Govern ment fnreclone tbe mortgage, which meant long litigation and an increase uf tbe debt of tbe Government by between sixty and twenty mil lions, lo pay off the underlying first mortgage. Id order to enter upon the very doubtful experi ment ot operating the roads upon Government account? Tbo wiser method would be for the creditor to determine tbe debt-paying ability of bin debtor nud mako a settlement with him on that basis. That was what the bill proposed Asked why the committee lind Increased the Orst mortgage of the Central Pacific by nbout S21,p00,000 and that of the. Union i'aclflo by about JK'.I.OUO.UOO, Mr. i'oners replied that It was because thu Government got iivii dollars for one ot additional securll). If Congress should telzc the roads, he said, or undertake to foreclose the mortgage by Judicial process and sale. It would linn itself In potteiaion of a line without terralnulsor brnmnus to give It busi ness, or would force n sale at which no one ex cept the men now bclngcrltlclscd could afford to bid. Tbe principal ttilvuntugu gained by the Government was Hint It secured a second mort gage upon the untlre property of the rullroad company, r. herea now It has a lien only upon a link In the road. The railroad company would be permitted to make a tlrst iiiortuagu upon tba property equal to the face of eilstlng tlrst mort gages. Thu Government mortgago was lo be extended at- per Lent. Mr. Luccy (Hen.. la.i asked why a dividend of 4 per cent, was ullowed nu the stuck while tbe Government was to get hut '.' pr cent, for lis bonds, which wore abend of thu stock " because," ftiiswcrod Mr 1'nv.ers, "wo want, the stockholder to undertake thin obligation, and they won't do It unless they are anturtd of a reasonable return upon their money." Thu eommlttoe earnestly rmlentored to make the rata of Interest on the Government's debt .1 per cent., hut alter a thorough Investigation It waa compelled to Hi. the rate ut '.'percent. The committee believed that the companies could comply with the requirements of the bill. The Central I'acillci moiiIu have to pay I l,Bi'5,. 000 a year fixed charges; thu Cnloii I'aclfic, (3.028.000 a year. L'pun the basis of the earn ings of the companies for a period of jeurs putt It wat estimated that theyrnuld be depended upon to earn a net revenue of $1,000,000 a j ear. Indeed, lit was Inconceivable that the roads could aver again pass tnrough such a period of depression as thai of the past three year:. The attack upon the bill was opened ny Mr. Hubbard (Hep.. Mo.), bo prepared tbe views of tba minority of tbe committee. He said that following Mr. Powers' history nf the legUiu tlon relating to the Union and Central I'aclllo railroads, be desired to call the attention of the committee to tbe provision of the lawoflSOl.' which required that all the capital stock of thu corporations should be paid In cash. '1 lie facts Were that tbe Union Pacldo was capitalized at 00.800.000, of which but 10 per cent- waa paid (ni the Cential I'aolilo at Jua.000,000. of Which ,10 per cent waa paid lu: the Western Pacttlo at S7.800.000, of which 214 per cent, was paid Id, and the Kansas Pa ' eino at 90,000,000, of which not a ceut waa paid in. In the construction af the Union and Central I'aclllo roads there accrued to those Id charge a profit of 102,000,000! and there bad been paid In dividends on tbe Union Pacific Including tba Kansai Pacific. 128.000, 000. "1 do not ttato these facta." said Mr. liubbard. "In any tense of antagonism to the gentlemen who reoslved tbeee proOta and divi dends. If they have violated any law. tba proper officer will attend to them. If ther hare mad the moner fairly and In accordance with law. neither yon nor I hare any reason to complain." Mr. Hubbard said that the bill of the com mittee was satisfactory to tbe railroad officials. tbe assertion of .Mr. Powers to the contrary notwithstanding, and Insisted that Its pmvi slim were not the best offers made by tLc com panies. He gave It at bis opinion that tba corporations were Snanclallr able to do belter than the bill bad nropoted and that the Union Pa cl3c was mucbstroncrrthaii ttieCenirMI'.iCifl.:. T be proposition contained III the bill was not so good for thedorenimefct at the requirement of the present Ian. Tbe l'nlon I'aclllc was now fiarlng f l.IOc.OOO a year: nr the terms of tbe .111 Its payment! would amount to only Sl.ltSU. 000 a yar. running over a period nf eight) -three years. Ibe fatal point in tbe bill was the lalluro 10 make a continuous mortgage upon tbo property of toth line from thn Missouri Hirer to the Patinc Ocean. Ibat ought to be do'ie. and could la done, because tna Ooverument owned the controlling mortgage. Mr. Hubbard said tba: all tbe roadt Indebted to tbe Government sboull bare been brought Into cojrt and the mortgages foreclosed. Hy tbe expenditure of less than I.IO.UU'i.OOO tbe Oovernment could at foreclosure gain posses sion of either property, terminals and all, of both tbe Union and Central Pacific mads. Mr. Kllery Anderson, a Government director, aad recommended that the mortgage should bn foreclosed aad Ibe Central and l'nlon I'ac lh consolidated. No Government ownership rias Involved In that proceeding, for tuch a property, cleared of debt, would at tract bidders who would take It off tbe Government's bands at n profit. The bill, he said, would not result In any pruc, tlcal benefit to the Government. It would sim ply extend for eight) tbre years the period within which the companies could escape, pay. Ing their debts, and Inireese the earn which the Government would then be requlrc-d to pay over one hundred millions of dollars to secure the property, whloh could now be acquired for less than thirty millions. Mr, Hell (Dem.. lex followed In opposition to the bill, lit said that the stockholders of these corporations were hot Hi u position to come to ungress andask of It any consideration what ever, much less m ask it grant uf n substantial character as a rattier ot right: and It aston ished bun to know thai there wnsniiy one In the 1'n'tcd Mates who twllevcd that toe mi n who built tbe rnllrfinds and wi re now stockholders had dealt lalrl) or honestly with tbo Govern ment. Hethaughl It a prepo-teious tcipro poe such a lelllcinent a that provided ill the bill. The Government as asked to practically give them the use of II per cent, upon the total leblof Jll:.',00fi.0O0, ibe mails not being re quired to dun thing In return. "Oh. tin." said Ir. Hell, "If the companies want any such favor as uskod for. let tbem go down Into their pfikl. sell some of the III L'olteu gains, securities, and other property and luiike th-Government sei'iirc, and then we villi treat with them. lApplaute 1 "The accumulation of wealth by the projectors of these enterprises and the owners." .Mr. Hell fheinentlr asserted, "Isu matter nf Interest lo the nubile, and I deny the Mutemenl of the gentleman from Vermont that It Is none of tbe public'., business. If a man by watering stock and adding In the burdens of the people gains Cleat riches, he Is nu enemy to the public and might lo have nn frlehil statnl up here for him. He has no right to come in Congress and usk for greet and substantia! benefits." lADplauee.1 .Mr. Hi II recommended a substitute for the committee's bill, which extends the Indebted new of tbn companies for a reasonable period at 11 per tout, (liferent, the corporations to glv e the G-v ernment a first mortgage Instead of a second. The committee then rose and Mr. Hell pre sented his substitute and It waa ordered printed. A suhstltulo wa also presented by Mr. Harri son lllem . Ala.), also in be printed. The House then adjourned until to-murrow. A.i oTiir.n va civic it a i t.itoA n nir.r.. It FroflSts Thnt tbe ttovfrsnsst Take Ioeaeaetoa or tba Knsts, Vam!1otci.v, Jan, 7 Mr. Morgan (Dem., Ala) to-day Introduced In tbe Senate a bill which, among other thtngt, directs the Secre tary of the Treasury to Issue bonds In such an amount as may be necessary to take up the first mortgage bonds of tbe Union Pacific and Cen tral Pacific Hailrods, These bonus are to run thlrtv veart, with privilege of redemption after ten years, or the postponement of the period of payment after thirty years, subject to the pay ment of Interest tnereon during tbe time of such extension, the rate nt interest being fixed at II percent. Tbeso ratlrovl bonds, when ex i hiuigi cl, are to be kepi In the Treasury us the property of the United Slates, and shall con tinue to Ira secured by nil the Hens and rights of priority that now attach to lhe:n ns ugnlnsi the railroad company or any other person or corpo ration. After the appointment of tbe trustees pro. Tided for Py the bill, the Secretary of tbe Treasury Is directed to take immediate posses sion uf the whole line of railroad and telegraph of each compan). rolling stock, .t-c. for the use of the Untied Stales, until Congress shall other wise direct, and turn tbe same over to the Hoard of Trustees created br this sot, which Is to consist of nine men to he nominated by the President, four of whom shall reside east of tba Mississippi and four west, the present board to b named regardless of geographical locations. These trustees am to hold otT.cu four years and are subject to removal for cause stated in wilting. The lull provides for the establishment of a slnkinv: fund for the final redemption nt the bonded debt, mm which shall be paid annually a sum equal lo t percent, of the entire bonded debt nf the United States Issued under tbe pro visions of this act. st a TVJtisscii a t Tin: mini: n o va t: Vlee-Preslaeot aad Sirs, Hlevcssos aad the t'akleet Were the t'hler Ciueele, Wamiimitot, Jan. 7. The President and .Mrs. Cleveland gave tbo first stale dinner ot the t octal season at tbo Executive Mansion to. night. The state dining room was flooded with electric light, which let off the floral decora tions to gre it advantage. The Kan Itoom. In which the guests were received, wat beautifully decorated. At h o'clock the President gave his arm to Mr. Stevenson, the Vlce-Preldci.lhis to Mrs. Cleveland, the Cabinet following In order uf rank, and Ibe pioccsslou filed In to dinner. 1 he guests present were: The Vice-President and Mrs. Stevenson, the 'ecretary of Slate anil Mrs. Olney, tbe Secretary nf the Treasury and Mrs. Carlisle, the Secretisr of War and Mrs. I.amont, thu Attorney-General and Mrs. Har mon, tbe Postmaster-General and Mrs. U'll-on, the Secretary of the Navy and Miss Herbert, tbe Secretary nftho Interinrand Mrs. Francis the Secretary of Agriculture and Miss Morton, tbo Speaker of the ilnuseand Mrs. Heed. Sena tor and Mrs. Vla. senator Hale. Henrcsenta tlve George P. Harrison and Mrs, llnrrlson. I'bnrles H. Falrchlld and Mrs. Falrcblld. Wllwm S. Hlssell and Mrs. Ills. ell. Hoke Smith, Mrs. Don M. Dickinson, President I'atton of Prince ton University. Miss Alice I-ee, and Mrs. Per rlna. After tbe dinner the guests lingered for soma time lu tbe Kast Koom. to rn.r. tut. ciiiMi"s pi.acv. Asplraata for (lie Vacancy on the Co mn It tee an Ware nae Meitne. Washington, Jnn, 7. Speaker Heed gives no Intimation when be will fill the Democratic vacancy on the Ways and Means Committee caused by the death of Mr. Crisp of Georgia. Tbe two principal asplrantt for tbe appoint ment base been .Mr. Newlands (Sllverltei of Ne vada and Mr. S anson (Dem.) of Virginia. Mr. Newlands la nn ardent friend of silver, but lie Is also a protectionist. The Democrats, how. ever. Insist that the minority representation on the committee should be computed wholly of men who tepresenl Democratic views on tho tariff, and not tho views of their Republican op pnncul". Speaker Heed Is said to have expressed a doubt whether Mr. Swanson hat had sufficient experience in public life lo Justify his appoint ment to so Important a committee. The name uf Mr. McKan of Arkansas Is under considera tion. Mr. Mcltuels a ciulet. unassuming man now In his fifth terra, who hasgraduallr worked his way to the front tank nf his Democratic as. boii.ttes. He hut a rapacity for hard work. Is seldom absent from his seat In the House, and Is personally popular. .Vfjf.'ir CUSTOM HOUSE, A IIIII (o Kreet the IIulldlBK oa the Ola Hlte la Itepurted to tbe House, Wasiumiton, Jan. 7.- A favorable report was made to-day by the House Committee on Public Hntldings and Grounds nn the bill to erect a new Custom House In New York city. The re port, which was presented by Mr, Glllet of .Mas sachusetts, reviews tbe previous legislation on the subject, and explains that this legislation bas failed of Its purpose owing to a provision looking to n change of site of the Custom House fiom the present site to one of several that have been proposed. The committee believes that any change of site Is undesirable, and that u new Custom House should be constructed on the present ground. The report shows In con clusion that In 1HS8 $2,000,000 was appropri ated for a rew Custom House and appraiser's warahouso In New York city. Five hundred thousand dollars were expended for the ware house, and tbe remainder Is now available for tbe Custom House, Nonslanttoaa nsd Canflrraatloae, Wahiiincito. Jan, 7.-The President to-day tent to the Senate tho following nominations Postmasters Virginia Jores, at Cortland, N. V,i entries W. niackinan, at Caledonia, N. Y.i Her man J, Koliltisas, at Paierson, ?', J , W, ST, l-ar nngton, at lleinpnlt, Tenn, Tbe 'Senate to-day confirmed the following nominations: Oeorte Sawter of L'onnectleut, to be Consul at Olauebau, Oermany. Postmasters W. V, Spontaburg, at Masllut, N. V.I O. W. Anderson, at Klshxill, N. v.: . . Dvyd, at Cold Spring, N. v.; 0. frank Valuer, ai I-srebmont, N, T,. W. Ktlio, at Mecbanlcvllle, If. Vi 1 ft FOR A 3I0DERATE TARIFF. rrour, jtAXCFACTVitr.tis nn sot nr.sir.r hxcr.trt: hates, lint a Caaatr-eatlve Tarlrr Trust Will Olve Hesse Frasalaa of PernsaneneeTha Ad Valerias Hleleat Allbwed the Iseparta. tlaa ur 4hoadr at L'aderealaed Pt-lera. WAtlttflTov. Jan. 7. The wool manufac turers were well repreieated before the Ways aid Meant Comtntttee to-day. H. N. D. North of Boston. Secretary of the National Association, presented the views of that body. He tald tbe association counselled moderation In fixing rates, and expected only adequate protection, such as experience had proven wat ntcettary to enable them to con tinue and extend the Industry. They desired n chance to reopen tbelr mills, but they neither asked nor desired excessive dntles. belna convinced that the best Interests of both the wool growing and wool manufactur ing Interettt wonld be protected br the enact ment of a conservative and reasonable tariff, acd that some promise nf permanence would thus exist. He tald that tbe months linmedl ntely preceding the revision of 18U4 and the two years subsequent Included the most dlsas. trous period In tbe hlttory of American manu factures. This statement was made without any reservation or qualification wbaterer. During n great part of this period tbe bnlk of the woollen and worsted machinery nf the country had been wholly or practically Idle; mnch of the remainder hail intde goods that were either mar keted at a lots or irere still In stock. The domes tic market for woollen goods had since been In a stale of absolute demoralization. The manu facturers were r.ot so blind as to attribute tbe whole of this prolonged tsraljsls to the tariff rttlslon of XhUA: other causes bad been at work, and nil Industries had suffered. Hut there mutt have been r special caue why tbe wool manu facturer bad suffered far more than any other and why the protped of a general bnilnet-i revival brought no promise nt a.iy Improvement to this particular industry. The special cause was revealed In the records of woollen Imports, a table nf which he presented. This table showed that tho Imports of cloths lu the ejr m." rat. up In 10,070.000 rounds, almost equal to tbe entire Imports for the years lhOl. ISO'.', and 1H0.I, under the act of 1800 The largest quantity nf cloths Imported In any one tear prevlouslr was UI.2tR.31fl pounds In ICII2. Tbe tnfal Imports of manufactures of wool in Ibll'i were valued or undervalued at S'10.3'i.:if)l. foreign valuation. The duty-paid value of these goods was about S90.000.000. The value ot tbe domestic product In IriflU. as shown by the census return", vv as about S260. 000.001. In other words, the duty-paid value of the Imports of 1MH5 wnsab ml one. third uf all wooliens made In American mills In a sear of manufacturing activity such at 11P0 was. 'lbey were equal to aliul one-bait nf the domestic production ot l0o. It was this toi rent of Importations pouring In at tbe rate uf Sl.dOO.O'JU a month all through lib i which br.iice clown the market: and the essence of thiswi.ole question lay in the fact that no recovery of that market to iv point where the man'ifa"turer could gut back a new dollar for an old .mo teemed possible under ex isting tariff conditions. 'I lie ad valorem basis of the tariff had allowed the importation nf the lowest and meanest descriptions of goods made In the world tho peculiar products nfth llstlrv and Dewsburr ditirlUaln Hugland. where they bud reduced In an exact scieri'o tbe business of making woollens out nf shodd). muniro wastes, cows' balr. and nthf r ' rubbish," In the spinning and weaving of which the American mauufaclutert had not Itar ed the rudiment", nlihough It was clear I ha1 they w mid I uv t'i!arn tbem It 'hey , must compete with this class of goo Is In t .e j market. Tbo complaint of tie dome i tic manufacturers, in a word was tint I the highir grades ot American good's hail lieen cumptlled to inmpete for their unn market at prices Hied or governed b the-n worthless cloths. Another d'l'Iculty o it less serious, sprung primarily from the rtvtiie tans, trie .vd valorem duty Not only bad maret values been dtmuralired In tne manner Indicated but they had been further obliterated by I no s)-tematlc cnnsigninent of goods at prices lower than in nut nf manufac ture nl.road. and their sale in this country, duty paid, nt less than the cost nf manufacture here. 'Ibe manufacturer did not torn plain of tbe rates nf duiv accorded him by tbe present tariff; he complained of the form In which those duties were assessed and of tbe manner Id which they were collected. Thomas S impson. who operates a small mill In Walervlll. Ale. said that If tho conditions nf the pat few sears continued all tbe woollen mills of the country must close. He stioke of ( the use ot shoddy or waste In the manufacture nf cheap clothe- and asked that no prohibitive duty be I laced on these products. 1 here was not enough root grown, he said, to make cheap clothes, nnd the use nf waste was uecevstry. S. Muhihaustr of Cleveland, l) a large maker of shoddy, said that he used the cuttings and wsste mate-lalof wool and woollen mills. He supplied nil tho lari manufacturers w.th shoddy, which they used for Daokin. They hud tu us mis product In compete with foreign cioth The btt"r ciass of his output contained I'jlfj per cent of wool I used fo-elgn rags because theywero better sorted and ileaoe.1, but in prosperous tiuiea he had consumed prin cipally the Mtings of tailor shops and mills. At present Ills mill, which emplojed ome 700 hands, was closed. He wnuld lint upject to a '-'-cent rate on rags, which, according to the pres ent Importations, would yield u revenue ot S4nO,')Mil per annum i; Hmkn 'if New York, speaking for makers of woollen lints, called attention to tbe Injus tice, under the prent law, of classifying wonllcii hills with Llanketsor the Inner grade nf wools. Ho desired a duty, as neirly as ju-. blr. tu conform to that given by tho Mckinley law. ii. C. Moses nf Maine said that what all man ufactnrers watitsd was a tariff of such a mod erate naturu that It would not bo upset in n few )ear. 1 he change from tho McKmle to the Wilson Hill hid rust hlscunipanv jlOu.000. He said he bad liunn I)i moci.it nil his ilfc.aiul was cinenf the m initial "free vsiml" men. He hud changed his mind regarding wool, however, having become cnnvlnred that conditions her did not warrant the ndmlsslnn of that product free of duty. Ills statement that he had cast his firt Hepublican rot for McKlnley caused consiiierahlt umusetnent. and Mr, Grosvenor of Ohio n marked il.nl he was getting In good enmpany and Doped hu would stay. Itnbcristunir of New o'k. rv mat and rug maker, iippcalnl for protec tlon for his compar atively new Industry, u.'alnsi thu cheap labor competition of Germany. To. morrow schedule " II." earthware, glass ware, marble, and stone, will be considered. Tin: .v;ir TMiiri' mt.i. hay pass. Repiihllcana llelleve Thnt Ylce.Preatdeal Unhurt Will lint the t'aslla: Vote. Wasih.ngton. Jan. 7. Thoto who are best Informed on what Is going on had no hesitation to-day In snylug that the Ways nnd Means Com mittee would recommend in the new tariff bill a duty of cents n pound on unwashed wools, or, as they nre technically known, wools in the grcise. It will be remembered that the Mc Klnley bill hud a duty of 11 cents a pound on these wools, and thai that duty was considered at the tlmo somewhat extreme. It was the opinion hero to-day that f cents a pound will be considered a conservative duty. Someot the Republicans are Inclined to be lieve that there -vlll be some trouble In passing the nevr tariff bill nt tbe extraordinary session of CongresK, which those In the Inner counsels of tho Hepublican party fn!d to.clay will be cnlled for .March lii. These Ilepubllcr.ns pointed nut thai thero would I ninety Senators In tho upiier body, v.nd that If Mr. Pritclnvd of North Cuinllna Is re-elected and a Iteiiubllcnn Senator Is elected in Keutui l.y. and If l.rn Mantle of Mnntnnn understands the vv lsl.es nf his constitu ents, tho vote on the new tariff bill In the Senate will be a tie. nnd Vice-President Hobarl will be able to t.'isl the deciding vole. ll was slated by those who havn something to do with the management of tho Republican party that tho Western Hvpttbl'ean sliver sen ators are In somo measure to lo coiill alud hy an advanced duty on lend ores containing (.li ver, and that this advance in thediit) on these nres, together with tho dut nf elrht cents a pound on unwashed wools, will bo of material benefit to the Western people and do away to ft great extent with the d tin and for free silver coinage at ID to 1. Kvery one In Washington who Is familiar wltli the political and econom ical situations hellevos thnt tbe now tariff bill will be passed speedily ut tho extraordinary session of Congress, cirii. srnriCL- ni:mtixo fusik Hill to JrOTtste for Government llmplnieea Who Are Ulsrvbletl li Age nr Disease, Wamiimitcis, Jnn. 7, Mr. Ilreslcs. Chair man ot the House Comuilltcu on Itoform In the Civil Service, has been sorklng uu n Govern ment Cleric Hetlrlncbill for several weeks psst. Tho first paragraph ot tbo bill Is as follows: "Heglnnlng Willi tho first dnv of Jut), 1807, 2 per centum of the salary of ecry era plovee In tho classified torvlco uf the Govern ment shall be vv Ithlicld and shall bu deduoted from his or her monthly pay, and shall be de posited In the Treasury of (ho United States to the oredlt nf the civil service retirement fund; and the money so deposited shall constitute a fund which shall be known as the civil sen Ice inlataSat-t-t-at-a-Mg-a-IMg-i retirement fund, and which shall be held In trust by the Secretary of the Treaturr to be ex nended for tbe retirement o' employees in th classified civil service at the Gorernment and lor teitaln extenses In connection therewith." Tbe bill lurlher provides that the fund re ferred tn shall become available on and after Julr 1, UK)'. Persons hanni eerrel In Ibe classified service of tbe Government tor u period uf twentr rears and wno tare become mentally or pbyslcallr disabled mar he re tired br compulsion or upon application and re ceive a salarr equal to 7fl percent, ot the high est salary rwlveil br them during theif em nlor In the classified service ef tbe Govern ment. Perrons having attained the age nf 00 years and having been In Ihe service of the Gov ernment under tbe classifies! rule for a rerlod of thlrtr rears, mar b retired upon apsllrn tlon on the same conditions aa berelnbefnre speclfed. Pcrsonf over 70 rears of age. em ployed under tho civil service for thlrtr-flse years, will L- cornpulanrity retired and receive :ompentutlon equal to 75 per cent, of the blah est.jsi.rjr paid to them while In Government rvlre. nnak Lasbeaaler FarsSoacd. W'AaniffiTO.", Jn. 7. Tbe Presldenthnt par doned Kphralm Young, director of the Spring Garden National P.ank nf Philadelphia, who wat convicted of ember-ding and misapplying tbe funds nf a national bank, nnd sentenced on May 23, 1831, to five jeart In tbe eastern penitentiary, the Imprisonment to be commuted from March 8. lAOfl. The Indorsement of the President on Young's application lor cleoiency Is dated Jan. 1. 1HU7, but was not nude public until to-day. Tbe Indorsement reals: "Tblt convict, with his earned deduction for good behavior In prison, bat but about five months more of bis Imprisonment to terse un der tils sentence. There are circumstances con nected with bit cave that appeal rtrciglr to tbe pardoning posve'. and I am convinced that hit release al tblt tlm will i.otmillUle agVusi a;iy of the objects tought to be accomplished by conviction nnd p'intshment In inch cases." Clvtllaa laspertora of Nteel. WASltltilTDs.. Jan. 7. Naval Constructor Dashtell bat been charged with tbcvxamlna. tlon of candidates for the new civilian Inspec torships of tteel for tbe ihlpsi.hdtr construc tion, and his first act was to rule thai the list of eligible may Include men "Lo has been In the employ nf the enntrje t-.rs furnishing steel to tho nav). About se-lry flv applications for these t.lves bave ln-en received, nnd the men will be examined from fit) In cla as it ey present tbetu. elves until arout twenty hsv qualified. The will be employed Immediately, and those who siilisequently pass thneximliia tlon will be carried on the reserve l.st for future employment. .a-coi'.' civil, si'.nricn sxiu. A .larr Deelstea That Tbelr Kaaasa Were Not Passed ay Xlumralee, A Jury before Justice Freedman of the Su. preme Court decided yesterday that eight po licemen who were dismissed from the force on the charge that "dummies" bad passed exam inations for them bad In fact paased tbe civil service examination In their proper pertons. Tbete men had been on tbe force from four to eight years when they found themselves con fronted with this charge, on which they were tried by the Police Commissioners, 'lbey are Hourdsman Joseph Devlin and Patrolmen Hlcbard Ilurke. John Dowllng. Kdgar F. Doug las, Dennis Keating, John Flatly, John It. Kruslntky, and Adolph W. Ilebage. Ilurke ' brought the suit, Tso other patrolmen, who were also dismissed at the same lime, will seek simitar leral relief Incase the questions of law are mtn decided In liuike's famr. ( nrpnratlon Counsel Scott gaveout the follow ing statement yesterday concerning tbe suit uf Ilurke, to compel the civil Service Hoard to re store bi name to tbe eligible list " Kurke's name had been stricken from tbe rolls of the Police Department after an Investi gation hy the Police Hoard ll. 11P4. because It ; wrvsi stntdished on that mvrs Igatlon tbat he had I rocured someone to pass Ills civil service xam nation for him. This fact was established I y 'lavd N f'arvalho, the expert In handwrit ing, after n comparison between the application papers which had unquestionably been made nut by Ilurke, and bis mental examination papers A short tun prior to th Investigation by j tbe I'ti. Ice Hoard. Ilurke'a name was stricken from tne eligible list by tbe Civil Service Hoard I en the ground nf fraud In his examination. " The actloa tried to-day was brought lo com pel lb Civil Service Hoard tn restore Hurko'e name tn the ellglblo list. 'I he only question raised before Judge I reedman was whether Ilurke hd committed a fraud In his civil r vlcerxnlilnatlon. Asall of tbe fraudulent ex nmlnailon capers have disappeared since the first Inv ettlgatlon the fraud could not be proven, although tbe Police Hoard, whose decision wat affirmed by the General Term nn appeal, found that Hark ba 1 clearly perpetrated a fraud "Judge Freedinaa therefore directed the Jury . tn find that nn fraud had been proven, and sent the case hack to Special Term to have the ques tions nf law trieq there. "Should Hurk surceed at Special Term the decision would direct the Civil Service Hoard tn rescind their resolution striking Ilurke's nam from tbe eligible list, but would not re store Ilurke to the police force nor entitle him toa'.ypay i "Tbo Ilurke case Is brought on at a test case, there being seven nthur men aim bave lieen charged with fraud upon civil service etamlna ttons for appointment to the police force. ' AiiitKSTvn ron soi.icitiso. ( As Aapnreatlg Heeavctable ITtnss sat to the ITarkbenec br Hall. Mrs. I.lnle Sommers, an apparently respect able married woman, who lives at 2.10 West ThIr'.y-thIrd street, was arraigned In tbe Yr.rks,llle Court yesterday by Pnlicemtn Crnn of the East Twenty-second street station, who accused ber of soliciting. The woman's hus band, Hugh Sommers, was In court and de nounced her arrest ar an outrage. He worked, he said, as a carriage painter tn Hrewsier's carrlags factory nt Forty-seventh street and Hroadway. They were married three lean ago In Toronto. Canada, and had seen in this city two and a half years. Ills wife worked until recently In JohnT, Stanley's soap works at Thirtieth street and North lllver. He said that she left home at ll o'clock Wednesday (.veiling to visit a triend, who Is the daughter of a former State Senator and had charge of one ot .lie departments In a big store. Whlls rhe was on ber way home at 0 o'clo;k she rtM accosted by a man at Twenty-second street nnd lhlril avenue, and the next she knew she war arrested. Soiuners raid tbat he was at home reading the i.c vspaper when u tnesaenger Informed htm nf her arrest, and he at once hurried to the station house, but was unable in ee hit wife. He waited about the station house until sh was brought out and put In the patrol wagon lo be taken to court, and then learned the circumstances of her arrest. When arraigned before Magistrate Mott. Mrt. Sommers denied the charge, and declared that the policeman h d spoken lo h:r. Probationary Policeman Panser swore that she bad sol, cited him. At this the woman burst Into tears, and tald: "As God Is my Judge, that Is false. I was standing at Twenty-second street and Third avenue when he accosted me. und wanted tn know- whero I was going. 1 told htm 'home,' ind he called llili policeman 'Indicating Croni, who took mo to the station house," "She wanted me lo lake her to a saloon," said Panser, "ami that, aa her lips were dry." Sommers told the Judgo that he believed hi a-lfc's story. Cron corroborate! Panser's stori. and then Magistrate Mott said; "I believe the otttrers. and ion ar com mitted tu ihe workhouse." Mrs. Sommers cried bitterly, and. as she bade ber husband gnod-lu . she Implored htm to tend for her tormer mplo)er. In perou she told a reportor that she saw an advertisement for a nuisc. ai.d tbat eh had called In answer tn tt, but found the advertiser was out. Then she saw iviiutlier ndvertlse, mont fcr a "handy woman" in a lestuuran: at Third avenue and Thirteenth street, and went there. She found tbo plnco had been filled, and then stnrled no Ihe avenue. "I was not thinking of men whou I was ar rested: I was thinking of my own troubles," she added, For aire, I.atbroa'a Work. The Suv has received for Mrs. Hose Haw thorne I.athrop; rem M, Ixiwy. New Orleans $5 1'roiu Turn .Severs. New York a Previously acknowledged. 7t'.',3a Total ST.'Waj Stephen N, Hlmooson u Deputy KbtrlO. Sheriff Tamscn has appointed Stephen N. Mmonson a Deputy Sheriff In place ot James Dniiphs. resigned. Dunpbr Is a Democrat, siuioiieiin is a Hepublican nt the Fifteenth As sembly district, which he once represented In the Assembly, toSoM iiiSs 0l tlS & ICrsiLV AV aw aV hh rsll avl wtsa. SSI l-larikS SI Best to take nfter dinner; pre- BWBHB vent distress, aid digestion, On if cure constipation. Purely III ft) vegetable; do not ftrlpe or cause puln. All druggists. 25 cents. The only Pills to take with Hood's Sarsap.irilla, LESS INTOXICATION .NOW. , UAoisTKATr. rtv.viu s or.sr.nvA. To.vsj ur rvni.ic jnttrKK..Lss. DIITereat feaalilea for latoxleatlaa br Dar nnd by Mcll-Treaties a h Chief C'.suae of Iatenirsranre--sJtattallee Tsjist Hhovrn, Decrease la I'ablle Intoxieniloa. The morning session of the Jefferson Market Police Court had Just opened. Magittra'.e Deuel had taken hit place on the bench and th court crier had announced tint the court was readt to do business. A way down the long corridor leading to tbe court prison there li Ihe. sound of tbo unbarring of betvy doors, tbo heavy sht.fnir.cof feel, and along Hue of drunks and disorderlies filed iDtn tbe court room. Oneafter another the prisoners look their stand before thsbrlJge and were fined or discharged. Alt but two uf the prisoners had been disposed of. The next totlio last was a man of much better appearance than anyof those who bad flood up for JuJgmcnt before hlci. Ills fate was a new one In tbe court room. lie was above tbe med ium heigM. about thirty-five years old, and fairly well drosM-d, and there wns an air of j refinement about li'in. The man's appearance ranted the Magistrate to look twlcu al him. Then, In tin unkindly tone, ll- asked : " Well, what hnvo oj bs-en doing Tbo prisoner made no reply, nnd the officer who made the arrest said: "Your Honor. 1 found tins man In Sixth ave nue jcitern-vy tcnr.ilng shortly befote 11 o'clock. He wis I) Ing In the gutter, ar.d so drunk he could r. t help himself.' "My man." sad ibe Magistrate. addrctlng th prisoner. " wbM hae )ou to jay lei the offi cer's statement' tt It trt.e. and If It Is. have ) on any good eieus to offer ' The mil b i.lO'l a incuer.t and then said. " Well. Judge, there sn t nr-i n tn tty. The oClcer tells tbo troth as far as I ) row Mi latest recollection Isthat I was drunk s'erd.iy more lug. Wbotbsr I fe'.chtsl sa In the gjttcr or not I f an't Jusl renembcr. You set I steppedoul of tbo too to gel a drink, met vin.r friends, drank with then 'oik more ll an I ought, and her I am " "Ten dollars or '.eh days." said theMagls trat. "If yo': had been fourd drunk In ihe evening or tn'.e at night I wouldn't have fined yoi so mn-b te'hsps not a", all. There tt riTie bop for a man who gets drunk at the end of the da). He who gets drunk at the begin ning of the day Is in danger. He needs to be saved from himself. I hope this experience w 111 ba a lesson to ou." The man ptld bis fine and left tte court room. A 'f days after that a Srx reporter asked Magistrate Deuel why It wat that be discrimi nated Ir. the ma'.terof fias against the man who got drunk In the morning. "What difference does I: make what time of the day a man takes to ge; drc-kl" asked the re;orter. "All the difference In the to"!'1.'' answered the Msgistrat. "In the dliensrge of his duties a Police Magistrate must consider the public and be mutt corslder the prisoner. At every body knows, the object of legal punishment Is three-fold: First, the prisoner mutt sutler la proportion to hts offence; second, the pun Istmett n.'ist be such as w 111 deter tLe prisoner from comm Iting a s radar oScsce again, and third. Ilmjst be such as wilt deter ethers from commuting such an oflerre "There Is some excise for amas who goes out to dicker and among congenial friends, drinks more than It good for him. There Is orncics"e for tbe nan who gre to the saloon a, nlgbt tor ' a glass of beer n l. falling in with a nomler of j cronies, gets good and drunk. Filber of those ' men goes home, gnec to bed. fleers off tbe effect of tbo liquor, and r.wakens in ihe mornlrg In such a condition tbat be Is able o attend to business. He goes oa his spree at a time when fewer perrons are abroul. 1 he exhibition be makes of himself In reeling along tbe street or riding tn a public conveance Is seen by fewer persons than would witness tbe ex hibition made by a drunken man In the daytime. Consequently fewer i-ersont are harmed by tbe spectacle ha makes. In the daytlma young people are abroad, and the example which tba drunken man fur h shes Is aot tuch at we want lo set before our youth. Then, too, the greater tbe number of pertontwbo took upon a man In bit cups tbe g-rater tt the e-lsgra e and ufferlng which be Irfi.cts upon bis family. Tbut ou will sea that , tbe man who gets drunk In the daytime trans gresses al a time when the shock to public decency Is greatest. There fore, he should suiter more himself than the man who commits the same offence, but at tln.e wLrn he offends less. In Inflicting a heavier fine I discharge , mr duty to the public and lo the prisoner. " More than ail thai, however, the man who finds ll necestar) to take a bracer after a night's rest and then follows that up by tippling through the day is. ss 1 said in court the other day. In danger. He needs to be taved from him self. He Is drifting, with rcrtatnt) asd awful ' rapidity, upon the shoals where to many lives bave been wrcrted. If he doesn't qu.t. and quit quirkl), he wl. I "Imply become one of the thousands who are brought into the police court of this city duriug the )ear men and , women who wiru ct.ee useful meml ers of so ciety, hut. ttirn'ign their i. wn wevknes-. hecoine nier ttotam and Jetsam on life ocean " , "Whatdo oii eon-lrter the chief ea'ne of , drunkenness ' j "The chief c-vnse in this country Is, without the slightest doubt, the eustoiu ot treating. Thai custom has produced moie drunkards, ruined more homer, blasted mure liver, and sent morn men to clrnnka-ds' grases than any other cu-tnm that the mind of man ever con ceived. There Is probably more liquor, ot one kind or another, drunk i er capita nliermany than In any other ronnir) on the globe, and vet lb percentage of drunkenness Is far and away less than ll Is In this country. In i.euimi y treating is uuknown. The result I- that a man drinks at any one time mils as much as he retlly wants When a number of men come together In a drinking pi ice tn this country most nf them drink not cnlymore tbuu they med. but more than anv or.e of the party wants. Wl en It shall come tn he runslclr-ed in this countD a mars; of L'."d fellowship ard good breeding fori'ieu member of a drinking party to pav for vvhai he huiilf drinks, and nn lucir. ilirn you will tee much less public Intoxication thin now. "Do)nu know, though, thnt public intoxlca. tlon Is diminishing rather Im Increasing, and that. too. lu spite, ot C c Incroa-e in the popula. lion I That stateir.ei . surprises sou. eh Well, It Is a fart, nud I could hardly he .lew 1. mirelt at lint, 1 ravoclvcn up ...il deal nf thought and study to this question of drunkenness, in con nection with llieqt.cition of excle laws, and I look occasion, col lung ago, tn find mil w hethsr public liiinxicntlnn win increasing so rapidly us noma irrseiiis would have lis br.ieve. tor my luformstlnn 1 consulted the records of the, police cults nf this mr, 1 went i arefuKv over therrc rd- for twenty ) cars, from lh7 i t.i Into, and this I. whit I found ou; In 1875 the number of drunk anil disorderly conduct eases thai Civuiu iii'ii the iKitlce co trts was 57..'0. The ponu'aiiriu n' tho ell In that Tsar was l.iMl.hhU. lu IS.Niitn.i puculnllon had In creased m l.'.uil.'.'iu. and the number of drunk and disorderly rates ha.l decreased nearly 111, 1100. or to-iV'll'..'. I haven't got here thu exact Ilgures for 1.S.. but th nuinhur of these rates. In pronortlon to tho population, had decreased ,0'I34 per cent In IHioi the riercnulatf ut do. create In the i ases was u.'t.i, and In IM'u tho population had increased by 770, while the number nf cases had only Increased ,0.1.i per cent." "To what do jou attribute this decrease In publiu Intoxication i" " Well, tht-iii ma) h. nf course, many reasons. In my opinion, thu chief reason Is i . l.e lound in the increased and constantly Increasing public sentiment against public Intoklrntlui . and I bellnva this public sentiment grows not sn much because our siandniil of morals has bee n so much ra'sed as because .f tho tonstnntli Increasing requirements of all buslnets and a.l professions. Years ago a man who gut publicly drunk onco In a while, or twice In a while, was not so greatly frowned upon. His ability lo do business or practise his profession was not questioned nn that account. Nuwadnn. It Is viry dlfiereni. Let It be known that a man conducting a large business Is dissipated and mark how quickly his business goes to the dogs We had an example of that not so long ago. There was a firm that carried on a very large business In this city. Humors went abroad llmi membors of the firm worn Intemoeitte nnd otherwise dlislpnied. What hamieDed Thu firm's credit bognn to decline, nllhnuab It wot gi nerally known that thur wa a gicat forluno behind the firm. Things continued to go Irom had tu worse, until the gnat bouse went down. I.et an em. plo)er henr that one cif his emplmees la drink ing nnd tiuvl cmplcii en is served vvnli his dis missal, without a later of recommendation, no quickly as to t-vkei his hteaih nway A prnfes. sluual man known to be a heavy ilrlnker Hints Irinself In n very short tlmu without an) clients, So far as thu social shin gues, let a mun appear nn thu street, or elsewhere. !u tho tight of Ins fellows. In a slivto ot Intoxication, nnd from that moment tbe man loses caste, eiun with those who drank with him, ' " There It, though, another reason. I believe, for the decrease In public Intoxication, and that It tbe new law now In force known as tho cumu lative ttuteuco law. According to lu pro- visions everr time a man Is brought Into court for th same offence his sentence or tlnss. or both. It Jutt double what It was for tbe preced ing offence. For Inttanc. a month ago John Smith wa bro'.-'l.t bsfor m charged ssith being drunk arel disorderly, lfeiileucel lilra toptyafinenf J10. n, tn default of the fine, to ten days In the wnrkhot se Yi-lcrday be wat brought ts'fore me- arn n on the same charge. II rei. encc was i'.ei twenty days. ' I'nder theold 'a's a man tlsot a certain atnnunl for intoxication, und. in default of lie tine wa locked op i t'.f ' T Prison for as mati day ut there wer di .lars n his fin. If tbe man didn't have an) money nranr friend at baud.be wouid go tn the (Tty Prison. vvnr fit his tine, nr a trend notiMeora tnbls res cue, pay the fine, ar.d the man wi.lI.1 h- re leased. That sort of thing Is nm- imli-fl!le. t'nder thefumulallie sentence law a priner can neither work nut his fie. i.nr bus and ae cure hit release, once he has been locked up. Ibat tnw ba wored benefit In two wnyt. Unt il has tended tn elerreas drenkenn--. It has been my observation that tne major t) of cases of drunkenness that mm up in pol.ee courts an- nnt Ihosenf very )oung men, i.nr of very old men. The cases are of nn ranging from thirty-five tn rift). It has also been in) ol serration that the majority of the rases ar of men who bave money lo pay tbelr line or who can get tb money I'nder th new law a prisoner ha-until twent) -four honrs after sen tence to pay the fine te-fore tie is taken lo the v.- rkhiiusp, Althmih th-men are usually ab.e t i ; k). o have paid, Ibe fine Irapose-d. they are not, .is a rill. In tar'lrrlarly irosro'iselrciim stances. I nlwucs make it a point tn warntbeen tbi!. for the next e mllar ,.ti.nre the ane will b doubled. I'n. ers aiieJing l.ii, a man wM tak ver) gresi e are to retrain n long as possi ble from getting drunk to- s rum, alone. " Another way in .viuch th iss nas worke-i adsatiiaiotr-ly is n Hi iticrs n t it It has madoin the cit) resettle. 1 foiu Ponce court fines In cases of dt-MceU!ics alone the reve nues have ijeen lncreii this )ear altiut S-10.-0')0, T hat amount ilos not repre-sePt, However, all the gain to lb i Is j It musl bu remembered that every line thnt Is coll-cted means that tbe tost nf maintaining the workhouse Is reduced br Just erne person. ')n the tuir.osi'.on. wulch lam not t all sure t .s correct rr,e. that tbe flops average S.'e ii eaeh cas. ) u v. it see tt at, the Increase in revenue from il'ies t-s-iiig 3 10. fiuu theer.iy has b.en relieved cf the care of o.ui; .hioatps uf the worsbcu1 e dnnnr thy ear. " Y"ti mut remember thai what I lav said will, re.'srel to ilrunkt.re., n nen from the 1 -c It i.f i.l e e. urt. I s had re reference tn cases nf ih i.l I isk v ir ety IhM cotr.e up every clay. T here Is no reel hi u i, .nf ereiH e that can b applie-el lo these I i.p i -es ar of men who are in a -lat nf pi.ronii drunk eime. snnpl) because tbelr nppe't.t h.i g.itn 'beblierof their manhocd. le,ei starred wiic they were sirs to lay for champagne, rnap-. ar.d are ro'v so reduced that iiiey cn nnli enppiy ihelr craving with mixed aie. .ir snmetln: g rr.ually Inexpensive, ll bs seemed to roe that mixed a' wui ur,d.-m no the system more quickly, icrhdi. than any nlher intnx catirg drink. It is worse tLan )r l-eer or cheap whiskey, al though tb effect on the srsteri of either It bad encugb. Do sou know that more than three quarters of those w no, as tbe phrase go. He In drunkards' graves, die reall) from the poison that Is in the I quor they drink rather than from the excessive use of t..e liquor itself The lawmakers ot the .-tale nave a duty tn per'orro bere. and the sooner it It performed the better ll will b for tbe whole common wealth There should he a law p.tied, tba penalty for Infringement or violation of which should 1 heavy, requiring every ousea of liquor sold, of every name and nalore. lo be of a certain standard ot purity which would make tb pretence of poisons, uted now to additriale liquors. Impfevsiole L'ntll such a law It parsed the-e s Utile possibility of reclaiming cna firmed drunkards, for the reas-m that, with I ve.ry drink tbey take, they Imbibe poison tbat hastens tbe ur.dermin ngof tbe system, making It les and less i-ible for then to 2ght down tbecraving.lt ther ni -o Inclined, i-senwith tuch a law. I do r.'-t know ibat there It any hope for tbe 'old sosks. " sirixDLEs at hie s.voir nuiirs. Cbarfea F. Baltfwla Hakes a Coafeaalaa lasplleatlac (Several Otaere. 7ha-les F. Baldwin, whi wat employed by G.M.Funcan, the contractor for snow remoral. and who wa- arrested recentlr for cheating the cltr. made a confession yesterday to Assist ant District Attorneys Oatlls acd McMannt, I In which he slated that the city had been swin dled out of cral tbouand dollars, eald- ' win Implicated several foremen tn the enploy of the Street Cleaning Department, together with cart men and contractors. His statement was taken down by a stenographer tn Ihe pres ence of several witnesses, and a copy of it was af.erward feat to airs-el Cleaning Commis sioner Waring. The city It laid out In districts by the con tractors, each district icing In charge of a snuw-loadlng foreman. When a caruaan eels a load of asotr he goes to the loading tore man, who gives bun a coupon. At tbe dump the foreman In charge receive the snow, takes cp the loading o3pon.and hands a pay voucher to the rartman and a brass check to the con tractor's representative oa tne dump. or ea.h bras cr.eck the snow contractor collects j il.e i ents trom the city. 1 or each load veccher tie i-vriman collects ."7- cents from tbe con tractor. I ualdwin says laat one of the contractor's me was in the habit of baying u,, tr-.j checks from the aump foremen, paying Jl.'.u a t.ua dred for tiiotu. As the dump foremen had to aconnt for an the brass ibects I'saed. thev In turn U.ught up snow ,oauing coupons from the load ug foremen. So si.cn u dump fore man bought a hundred oup-ns from the luad nu foreman bu u lu a po-liion to sell a hun dred sou. hers to rartcien ui reduced rales. ana la tx-u a bundles) brass checks to the con tractor's representative, co work of carting oclnc done, aithougn the checks, coupons, a..d voucners thus issued represented thai leu I loads of snow- had been renosed. i Ths sv.lr.dHng game wat nrrt discovered by I Charles s.. VS caver of 7l.'i Amsterdam avenue. I He was empiO)ed by eol. Waring to like1 charge cf the dump at the foot of Market I tlisei t ftrr th last big saocv storm. He re- ported tonne of ibe district superlntendenl that he hail been apprcicned br.Haidwln. who I nas the snow contractor s representative at the dump. Haldwln wanted Weaver to sell ! blm '-on checks for S.'a. Tho loading fore aian, be said, would furnish the loading cou pojf. Weaver eald be aould consider tbe mutter, am' traps were laid In which Hal"wtn I and A. Caspar cratg. dump foreman tor sec tion '.'0. were caught. -More arrests ore vx-Peeled. srAHKS rttOH THE TELKGItAfll, ! Col. James P. Canriy of the Iay Corps of the army wat paced em tbe retired list yestcraay on reaching tne age limit. Willie Kenehrk, ojed 7 fears, ton of YffUUuu Ken rflca ot Hlnffharmtm, N. ., was urownei at Mexoi on. Pa., on WeduesJay, He wai siiatog on a yonJ anil fell through aa air bole. Mr. ilrcormlca of .New ork intrnJuced a bill Is the louse .vrsterilt) to extend the time fur the eonipietlou ot tne r'ss. Histr Drtdrc, now m course of construction, until Jan. 1, IvOj. Tbe residence of the Her, fcsmuel Coleorl of ibis city, lu MomicVitlo, S lsn turned, totctr.cr wun lis csntruts, vesterdsy neirnin,. I mi sjo. Ul'u, Mr. Coleorl Is a retire! iuu,rrgatlontl mm uur and a real ecate dealer lu mil ally. Gov. blsek. mrnjn Adjt.-Gcn. Tllllnghatt. hat ontere.1 nil Hie niemters o' tils nilllia-) tuff to appear In full '..--es umrorm ou Monaay nltnt t Msduon Squsri oardeu on the oceosioa ot ihe opening or Ice National Uuard bicycle and Ath letic Carnltal. Mate Treasurer Colvin, who Is President of the staia Leat-ie of Ilvpublicau Clui.s. nts forwarded lusltatlons for ihe league's baoiuet on Jan. vtl lu lonorjf Ihe I nlted bmiet vnaior eicci, lo the Presidents of all me Slate leasuet Ibioujuout Ihe ee.uuif. Walitr I'. I'.lwtrfts of l'nrest Home, Tompkins reuntir, has re?tie 1 a i vi service tppelutu eut as atstsiani stesui otigine-r nr ihe bung Isiaau rcisle Hospital, al. 1 nr. Caroline )l, Hteiigel oLNcirUm nas ieeu at.pn.net from ihe eluilile list as wo man's lirslcian la tne same Institution Miss Maggie erron. I- joucg wnrian fror llrvoklyn wno msite o .Sew car's call at doitrey W Ullliwa) s lioiisn in iorrest strrol. Jersei v. lis. and polled Ills piemr... full cf holes wun ncr urn bridu. was i i m me c.iuniy j.il settrrdas io aw .in me anion ol t-.o iiranu Jurj. Mtornev General II men, I. has given an op nlon In en sup-rilitelilciit nf me M-vli.su m Mite tine pliai Ir. Ihe cie of Hiram t I'.un, a.i Innaie ot ths institution transferred from ihe llltiniiaininn stale Host it il, win. h lu e.Tecl hells U.jt mi i erson nil be In ar, erslot ill the Malleiwan Male Hospital el PC' c Ufon tre nrler or e i uirl of cr.mlllal lurls ill nun in a rrli.it sal rovredim.'. FOR SKIN-TORTURED And rest for tired tnothnt In a warm bxtU with riTiruuifsoip.anilaHnsIeappllcatlon of Cine i isa oin'.iaenlj, the (treat skin cure. CUTH-unv Itrvti nira afford liuunt relief, anil point to n speedy euro of tnrtiirlnjt.dln. ficrurlnK.huinlllatiiii'.ltclilnK.burnluc, bleed. Ins, crusted, scaly skin and scalp bumori, with lots of, balr, when all else falls. JcilathraMstBtttstJorht. l'orrtsDtoaitrJcsin. CetrSsIt Props. Uosus BJ- "Uivu but kts.Trlsrs4 DtblM,tttt. 8KIH 80ALP -dlssa, Colds.' I Cotnmrin colcit bna 0" '"a'a-h M. Dror.chius, aia ofien .ead to r - - .rr.pl I lion. The avr.rsj ai'J ' c- rfite H noc ar.d throat is c-aseel bt , .l0n of the gcrsis on the inucous ire arti Booth's V "Hyomei"! is an antiseptic baeiliVit ' t!) He stan'Jy on ths j;errn ancl 5 ,.if H work , all ln.'.immation disate-a - tne B head clears and the coughing rci- It "CURES BV INHALA110S," W IlnvAlyn i I .f t n I have streno'ws'v refased my rarr u .. f L any advertisement, bcl 1 ctaoit r-fas ii - ff E Hvomei. s in Kebrstry I w , by . j M llyanei, eelebritt two yetrc' (ion It , Hi not txilttt I will ssd my pieties H. iKes ) JI Fassss ' 0. K Guarantee ffirH I Potktl Inhzltr Outfit dur.r.g :;,- Wt anywhere tn the United SlSte: ard U j who 'Mill Jv that ilyomet Mj ,j r.t m I then gild '. ejtn have thtir tr'r.ty Hi , refunded by applying direct t ht I' j head oJTue, 3) Eut loth trett H 1 AVk York City - rf si 1 I Signed) O.C.J.'QchzrU. Your druggist has it. or can pe' . if H you insist. Thcri is no Sjs' c.e, H Pocket Inhaler O-'tfit at drjjjises - . H mail. Si oo. Extra bottles Ir n-t, H 50 cents. Homei Balm 25 re-' H Paaphle's free Cwdisl we.rone - '- tc M dyo w s-i-t w cs ' H DEL. T. BOOTH, ZS K. ZOtts at.. N. T. H OlllTUAItr. H Mrs. James Carden. an actrstt. who ts better H known at Mitt Marsloa Lelsh aad wo iM Hj stricken with paralysis on Dec 31 at Lr ias H in Philadelphia, died on Wednesday r. rci. u HJ wat widely known In America, ei;-.' 1 tti HJ tbe Pacific coast, a well at la Austrs s s;4 HJ Entland. At various times tbe p. a re' w tint HJ under tba manacement of i-xrst: 'ft; M erharles ltoade. Wilton Barrett, K. - W H Janautchex, and others In letd.-.r . HJ parts. She was Kngllsh by blrtb. arJ ,-. m.-. H or-d dasrhter of the lste John A. Hfi-.i ul Hi London. b It turviTcd by her hatbatd si:, H and adanchter M Capt. Oeorte Irvlns died alWiadso- 1- 4- x on v'e.loctday of old are. lis was -- la jH Scotlana on Jan. &, ISjIC. and cane to '.v ' H In 1S3-I lie was one of the nlde-t n.as - 1 H tbe feat lakes, and aslst-sl lo tbe eoit . jj HJ ot many of the vessels tbat sailed on tnej: -s H fifty years ajo He constructed wba, ! krown a tba Clark dry dock at -Tt cse.j, and superintended tbe construction ' s-.y veesels which were n-illt tbe-e. He -s .s first man who look a vessel from lke fur ;u l.sko Superior before tbe too Cat.ai was ees- 1 sirncte-1. H I Mrs. Lloyd Asplcwal! nf US Eat "wsr-j. Hj fifth strset died at ber residence 00 Wedaestt- 1 I raorntcz at o'clock of pletsro-pneomsa a tfter M ar. I. . of about one week Mrs. A-p ii , was the yt.n;st dauchter of Cornl c ?. iM Clara II. Sutton Mr. and Mrs. ..-.-.laws. LLi H been se,ratrd fr.r same time, but their tt) H 1 children arlrl of fsenand a bny t 'c -,-tt, H remained In tl e custody of the r mother V-v H Atplnwall leaves tbrea sister. Mr Wi-er H Hoyd Crosby of Colorado Spr.cn, Mrt. Utlf H J. Goodwin and Mrs. t.y-Gocidard. Tertclilt (. Matthews, a well-ksowa J-tr H merchant, died suddenlr of apnplrxr rtritf JM morr.Ini at nts home, -7 Lettertt place Urxi- C Irn. aged 05 years. He was a member of tat 7, Produce Eichsntre. He leaves a widow aad j M children. Mcr. Franeols Marie Trrraro, Bishop of Set died in Paris nn Wednesday. Ha was set of the prelates who protested wlta th, rraate-l enersry aeralnst the Academic law nf ISS J. t wat T3 rers old aad an ofScer of th Lettles ct Honor. James H. Carpenter, a local preacher la tat Methodist Church, died yesterday at his hist I tn &a CllfJ. L- I. He was bora TJ years s-o tl 1 ? -recast!, . V. j Mrs. P.M. Marsh. S3 years ol, one of tit oldest res.dentt of Asburr Park. N J ce-i yts. terday. I sleraey Cltr Psllea Raid a Doc right. Tweaty-elebt sportlnc men from Jei-st y, Hnbokea. Bayonne. and other Places rr i lured shortly after mldalsht yeste-day -d on adce fichl which was beiax ' t s ri f n th Inft of s-tepbea J Curtls's stable .e ?-t.I ireet. Jertej City. OeoftteM. Mci7ar'vy ?'e. , dent oftthe Hudson Ountr P C A f 1 1 s. and Informed Lbletof Police Morph 1 Tbe prisoners were all promptir ba -i T'r; were arralcned before Police Just.ce P fj v.. terday morelnc and fiard S10 each , rietalaK to Be Tried ror Utrsrr aa Jat la, James Flemlnc. who killed his brolse- il-.s. j John Bead, on New Year's night i Reel I wat protecttac hit sitter. Flemint't w 'r f-'a I her husband, waa arralened yeslerdsr : Is Oyer and Terminer Court In Jerey 1 ytor-rs-1 to an Indictment for murder He t et ei aot tullt). Th? trial was set down for Jaa . For Aid. Oakley for Oleolt'a Chntreiasskts. It was ansounred yesterday that ise he ?--! I can members of the Hoard of .lidcrtaea tut 1 acrecd to vote for Alderman John 7 ' f 'sr Chairman of the F narce Committee - esj District Atlorne; Olcott, The.M'.r--s s nol come tn an acreement on the s f I 't electlne n successor to Mr. Olco.t in ' e tr- IVbere Teeterday'e tTlrra ere A it u:00, 50 West Third street A-ri-ta Kelly, dtmaere sibihti JOtOO, ctrai ii 'srttf Fast Sfxtt nrst street, P. and H Cars irrsst, damace d'.'OO. r I -t 30. S5 J.ercer street. Be.nkl '''. damajte iltjait ?iuu. Sua Molt stret vr s vtrrs-t, no .1 inusr, 0 an, ISO Leonard sires' 'sins 1 trlElnc. T.I J. 1 West tuSu sireei. Jse. v si.-at, no dsnilie. r:3, 3UI an.l CJ3 W ilMC,- s sirerl. V. J. Dean A Sons, .tarnaee tt. So s issl I'lrlt avenue. Hirst Harris, Jan.a.-s I rorr.vii.sj .tnntr roirs. John Carroll, an elevated rallwiv le' if '"J Coinnus avene and Sixty sUtn si ts In nri.tie Cnurt jesterut) for eies . I ' " bad tvi-ea la for tickets Nine vear nJ John lire nnan of " ' ttre.t was l.veke I up Ir Ihe f-arlet st - " last evenlaj 1 r a -cl-.dlica 1 r-s'. ui f kr M.rtta iiavttornr the .s ne nous - ' r Tne ciiil.e tt not nuijr injure I. Jutzmenis of ahiotuto d v .r'e were . j ' these cesis jestirutji Hy Ju'i ' Gordon from Israel Oorlnt l. ' I'ertha L. Kesserer fn.m re.iri t. s " ' .1 Jtislle,. Msebesu to ilraee Trereea t r "' h. Irerevaui, a-d oj hisiie. h 1 flam from Jmuesl.. tunc. t tb meetln: of the po 't r 1 clueer In ilhlet elreene wis in.it ' " tend Ih re-ioval uf the Ii ','!$ eii'ljsu ijiiii.iuus. rear me "'" hli'ventti, lloratl.. and leth.i. -r "" rooi 1 tor nve 7co foot loac pi. r- ' constniete.l Itiere, ant vvhi'ii ve pieie. l.t Jan. 1, Isus. 111:001; I VS. Jiulje Na ii tho City Hall f' ', ' J; jcstenlr a.ve Ju.ieaieiit f Si"- - ; .S. SIcKane, tne 1,1m 1 s"n et J.m ,J, the suit of I'ph.ils'. rcr l-rnest M 'es dune at his i.uue Mrs. teslle. wlfi of ronvd'x ' Vj. wno was reueoilv -iirrsiel f t lljed, to llsptl) it herself .' s fl charred from eu-tulv jester'-, at tie Orsi 1 1 r e( Court. Justl-e Miiuh 'lu the Surf 'V'l ill.nil-el in sun I roiii;ht ' ,. recovir s ooo ctvmaji-s fr in j t .uier Fu ers t r III eath f l son, J.ilui, v.lii, h .lli-.-e.l .11 ' ' ', vMiitra 1. t wluie rhliuK 111 11 ,,,1 conii..lnusiiisea, h'.spltal T e ,,j on the s ollli I ihat tl e 1 on nils. 't ,' 1, proir e-iro 11 tn sel. ! 1 or was 11 t respti .tin r.r 1 v . r I'n 1 MUM till l.a rj. 1 . hi "I '' " 1 rieiiernii.r c nup il w ts 1 .r '1 a ll.e su.relln Coin eesterl t f".' t Silt till 1 . I'.ar 1 " t. Illi.s 11 f a.. 1 i.s' Mm i . istn 1 1 . ' 1 s cove I Sl,oB 1 llnrc 1.-1. ' e- ( c oul I nut p.. 11. t mom Mi. UmiiHril h-v lien sun. . 1 is r la. le 1 in aptiai, an 1 .. inti ei - 1111I1 urn vi , full I States Distrl. sunrn , news I mn V.is' nu t e u 4 , Cii...iillei oa I I. . I l ll , ,is ahl report on nw it lo ll . t1 lijcondenniiillniipiniri i'U ' ' ' ot nil WatniURtnn strret heiween el - ' 1. nls Universal imiMliig The l'osi uri ' '.' 't ,,, tt lonjbveu anxious to so.'ure Ihe s . '', ,:'prfU4 tbe malt rars.but Urs. Titus, the a.' ' 7r;,ut to dlspott of II unleti at a price ueeioea " . f ant, - '