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, ' T ' 'THE ton! TitottDAV, DteOEMBER 16, 1897, , i W ?!
Cbalraan nTl Raji Them l IUpn r an In.
(rnatlna Aurntmrnt Tbn Cttll Rrrvlca
Ka.Tr and Rtcrtlnrj' ttace'a PropMftit Cltll
IVnilon Mm Atlackril In thn lloutp.
WAsnmoTON, Doc. 15.-Tho Scnnlo trwliiy
Tras omcrhnt more inriuurlaui thnn It tins
leen nt nny previous ilny of tlio present iicealon.
I It int till twenty mlnuloB pnt Unnil after a
lively dUcusBion pnssrA tho bill prohibiting ths
Jillllnc of fur seals by cltlions of the United
fe" Btates In the w (iters of tho North l'aolfto Ocean.
Tho bill was Ukon p on motion of Mr. Dayl
t (Rip., Minn.), Chnirman of tho Foreign ltd-
tions Commltteo, who said that It nras In aid of
pendjoir negotiations, ami that tho Stato De
partment felt confident that, In duo process of
tlmo, an lnternatlonnl agreement would bo
,' brousht about between tho United States,
Qreat Britain, Russia, and Japan which would
' effect tho desired result of provontltiB tho oxtcr-
) lalnatlon of fur soals. It was shumeful, ho said,
to bo obliged to confess that American citizens
were, perhaps, as much as tho citizens of other
nations engaged in tho practice of pelagic fur
Mr. Pcttlfrrow of South Dakota criticised the
0, bill as Imposing restrictions on American cltl
, . tens which did not apply to English subjects,
' , and said that tho acts of Kngllsh sealers would
j have. In mora ancient times, furnlshod um-
I J dent causo for war. Ills remedy for tho evil
I would bo to kill all tho seals, and thus dispose
I of the question. Tin ottered an amendment that
W unless Or oat Britain shall eptortntoanagreo
J toe nt with the United Btates that shall bo off ec
I tual In preserving the Alaska seal herd on or
! before the 1st of Juno, 1808, tho Socretary of tho
Treasury shall take and kill ovory fur seal, male
and female, on tho Prlbylov Islands.
Mr. Davis protested against tho conception
and execution of Mr. Pettlgrew's amendment,
and said that tho Unltod States should stand
through all this business " with clean hands,"
It was not wiso, ho said, In legislation of this
charaotor, to Indulgo In threats.
Mr. Pettlgrow salt) that tho United States had
tried for four yoars to get Groat Britain to en
ter Into an agreement for tho prcsoi-Tatlon of
the fur seals, Ho regarded It as humiliating for
ft tho Unltod States to await tho pleasure of tho
British Government on tho subject of fur seals
or on the subject of recognizing tho Cuban
patriots. "I do not know," ho said, "that any
I communication will como from tho Stato Do
m vartmont saying that we Bhall not interfere
M with Cuba until Great Britain is willing, but
mat is uio reason wo uo not mterrere, ana that
I la all there Is to It." Ho also remlndod Senators
I that a bill on the lines of his amendment had
passed the House In 180G, and that a report in
favor of It had been mado by tho Sonato Com
B tnltteo on Foreign Relations.
H Mr. Whlto (Dem., Cal.) remarked that the
H Committee on Foreign Relations was moro belli-
B cose last session than It was now. (Laughter.
R He thought that the Senate ought to hesitate
B before passing this bill, and thus legislating
B against Americans.
B After further discussion Mr. Pettlgrow's
H amendment was rejected, without division, and
vH tho bill was passed yeas, 37; nays, 11,
f The Joint resolution appropriating $230,000
B for the rcllof of Amorlcan miners and other sut-
4B , f erers In tho Valley of tho Yukon was taken up.
P7T An amendment was adopted authorizing tho
Kfl purchase and use of reindeer and tho Importa-
ilon of reindeer drivers, and then the Joint reso-
lution was referred to tho Commltteo on Mill-
M tary Affairs, with the undrrstandlng that It
abnll be reported back and acted on to morrow.
I Tho, bill for a preliminary orginlzutlon of tho
V Census Bureau woa afterward taken up and
nut tho text of a long discussion on tho Civil
' Service law. Mr. Lodge of Massachusetts being
the only pronounced defender of the law. The
Question undor discussion was the proposition
to leave the appointment of all uftlclals to tho
discretion of tho Director of the Census.
Mr. Lodge quoted from magazlno articles
written by sir. Porter, the Director of tho last
census, ana other authorities, which showed
conclush ely, he said, that It would cost a great
deal more money to carry on the census under
, the system proposed by ths committee than It
M. would cost by placing the work under tho Civil
JBf Bervlcn law.
TBJf, Mr. Hale (Rep,, Me.) gave bis opinion (he hav
law ' lng been Chairman of tbo Senate Committee on
An the Census) that tho peculiar work of tho cen
sus? sua could be much better done, moro cheaply
f done, and brought to an end more quickly with
f out the Interposition of tho Civil Service Com
VL mission than with it.
rJH Mr. Lodge quoted from a speech of Mr. Mc-
Fi Klnley In the House of Representatives In
1890 saying that the merit system was here to
stay, and that If the Republican party was held
K to any one tblmr more than to another It was
B the maintenance of tbo Civil Servloe law and Its
efficient execution.
Mr. Chandler (Rep., N. H.) expressed the
j opinion that the civil service aystom had been
? extended unreasonably, and that It needed cur-
The discussion was closed with tho remark
I by Mr. Carter that immediately after the boll-
days he would endeavor to secure consideration
'iJB? of the bill.
Am. More bills were Introduced in the Senate to-
HHk day as follows:
yVaW Br Mr. Perkins Granting right of war to ths Ala.
(B ka Railway sad Tranaor1stloa Company. TUe road
jy Is to run through Chlleoot Pass.
By Mr. Fanlkner OraoUnc right of way to ths
BL Oook'a Inlet, Taasna and Yukon Itallroad.
'TWi Br llr. Frye Approurlatinr So,000for a revenue
ay ootter for tervlco on toe Yukon River.
Ilsl By Mr. Perkins AmemllnK the Copyright law by
JJK taoreatlDg to ttx the number of eoplea of a copyright
I B book to b f nrnUhed by the author. Tho extra books
W&BE. an to bs dUtrlbuted to libraries tn different parts of
'rHt' ths country.,
V9S Mr. Galllnger (Rep., N. H.) offered a resolu-
' 1M1 tlon, which was agreed to, calling on tho Sccro-
4H tary of tho Treasury for copies of all corre-
uB spondence In referenco to tho legal rights of
aBBJ Collectors of Internal Revenue to appoint tbulr
BBB ofllclal deputies, either from or outsldn of tho
If-T ellgiblo list.
i Mr. Allen (Pop., Neb.) offored a resolution,
; which went over till to-morrow, asking tho
,v President to send to tbo Senate a copy of his In-
structlons to the special commissioners to Eu
rope tn negotiate the holding of an Interna-
'; Uonal blmetalllo conference.
Tbo special Deficiency bill for mileage of Sena
tors and Representatives, and salaries of
certain House employees, which passed tho
House yesterday, was laid before tbo Senate and
At the rcqnrst of Mr. Mills (Dem., Tex.) a
speech on cl 11 sorvloe relorm. made by Mr. H. H.
i' Cox In the House of Kepnsontatlves on March
IS, 1878, was ordered to be printed In pamphlet
li form for the use of tbo Senate.
A bill was reported and paBsod directing the
i Becretary of the Navy to consider and report
upon the subject of a statuo to tho late Admiral
': Portor, its general deslen, reasonable cost and
a appropriate location in Washington.
nsnae or Itrpresentatlvea.
The Civil Service law was the principal theme
the consideration of the Legislative, Executive
and Judicial Appropriation bill undor the flvo-
minute rule.
Mr. Livingston (Dem., Da.) said the law as
administered now Is a humbug and a fraud
' upon the country. The Commissioners told the
j Appropriations Committee that tbo law was bo
. m I ing violated now, and bad been In the past, by
" ' 1 I Promo"nK clerks for purely political reasons,
C'j W, and thoy said thoy would be glad to have tbo
mmj 1 law amended so as to prevent this. Ho sug
JH 1 gestod that the law bo amended by confining its
sVP operation to clerks within tbo salaries of V1.000
raj and 81,800, which wus the original Intention,
Jf, The action of tho Troasury Department yes-
fjl terday In reducing to $"& a mnntli a number of
M a JnefBclenl clerks, whom tho olllelals could not
pat Sjr makouptbrir minds to turn out. met a vigorous
a protest from Mr. Moody (ltep Mass.), who
'. severely crltlclxcd the stntcmont of Abslstant
U Becretary Vntidorllp to the effect that thu re-
tkj ductlons meant virtually tho rslabllshuiontof a
MB civil servlco pension list In that ilrpnrllnent.
4 Mr. Moody snfdthut while ho was a friend of the
i merit system hn whs ready to abandon It if it
1 should appeur that tho InKlcal result of Its ap
plication to tbo business of tlio tinveriiiueiit was
, tbo establishment of a civil pension list. '1 Jm
jt people, he siiil, would otusuih iiHysteui nut of
; existenco, lUOtol. Kor himself ho did nut be-
lleve that a pension list was thu logluil con-
comltant of tho merit system.
t Several gentlemen, nolnbly Mr, Qulggof New
I York, oxprcssed their belief llidt it wus mid
k Mr. Johnson of Indiana vigorously supported
i Mr. Moodj, denouncing tlio action of Hie Treas-
1 iiry Department mid nsserting Hint thu true
-. .- civil servlco rcfurmer whs tho truouml vonsls
'-&! tent opponent of n pensloti lift.
Z Tho Appropriation bill wus then read by paru-
, v eraphs for nnieinlinunt. The mi!ur of thu
'v lleputv Comptroller of theTreusuryw as reduced
, - fromto.O(MitoH,MH. milking the law rnnlorni
with the appropriation which hut been made in
recent ears. .,,.,
Oeu. Wheeler (lVm., Als.) offered an amend
ment that, so long hb thu gold standard as
maintained by tho Uovcrnuient, tho Silarles
prcu'ldod for In thu act should buscnleduo pur
cent..nndiuadualOmliiuto sin-i-th In support
of It. The amendment was rejected on a polut
r An amendment proposed by Mr, Sbafroth of
Colorado was agreed to, 70 to 23, reducing from
08to40tbsnuiapcx oX watchmen employed at
' "i
i2-PL.tS' yff' 4 Navy building. Tho dls
JSI'Kffift1 tne ,orCB lne8 " completion ot
the building, upon tho recommondatlnn of a
subcommittee of the Appropriation Commltteo
with present Chairman Cannon at Ita head,
tiftor a thorough Investigation of the needs of
tho scrvlie. had been fifty-eight privates, two
Lieutenants, and a Captain, seomed to surprlso
many Republicans who voted with Democrats
and Populists. In making the reduction.
According to the notice he gave In his Intro
ductory statemont. Mr. Bingham, for tho Com
mltteo on Appropriations, moved torodi co tho
number of dorks In tho Pension Uuroau by
nliicty-flve, of reveral classes, and tho appropri
ation for salaries by 8110,000.
Mr. Handy (bcm.,Dol. Inquired If all iheso
nlnety-nvo clerks to bo dismissed were Demo
crats. Mr. Bingham could glvo no Information on
that point, save us contained in thn recoin
mun?ftUon ,ot tho Commissioner of Pensions.
Th it official stated that If permitted tomakr thn
proposed reorganization untMmmelled, "and
that, I take It," said Bingham, "applies as well
to the gentleman's party as to my own," ho
of thn servlco.
After furthor debate tho amendment was
agreed to, also an amendment requiring the
Clerk or tho Supremo Court toniako semi-annual
reports of the receipts of fees of his ofllre.
Mnoty of the 115 pages of the bill having
iiocn disposing of, the commlttoo rose, and tho
Houso adjourned.
ovn roitRiatr xit Ann.
General Incrraie la tas Value or Imparts aad
Xiporta fbr the 11 Month! or 1BOT.
Wabhinoton, Deo. 10. Statistics obtalnol by
tho Troasury Department woro published to
day showing a general Increase in tho value of
Imported and exported goods for the month of
November and for the eleven months of tho
current calendar year. Tho exports of mer
chandise In November amonntol to 8110,030.
200. as compared with 9100,072,839 In Novem
ber, 1800. and the Importa to 852,008,051,
aa against 850,043,288 for the same month
last year. During tho last eleven months
the exports were valued at 8071.012,805, an
Increase of 885,001,580 over the amount for the
same months In 1800. Ths Imports wero
valued at 8001.001.000, an Incrcaso of 809.
it)J,10t over those for the first oleren months
of last year.
Tho exports of gold coin nnd bullion last month
were 8000,310, an Increase ot 8"tlO,000 over
November, 18UI). There wsb a decrease In theso
exporta for tho cloven months of the current
foar, how o or. amounting to 8-1.011.824 Tho
mports of gold coin and bullion lu November
were 82.505,308. a docronse of about 85,000.000.
For tbo last eleven months the amount of theso
imports was $20,018,837, a decrease over tho
corresponding porlodoflSOllof 873,275.330. Th
exports of silver culn ana bullion tn Jturember
amounted to 8-t.070.277. a very alight Incrcaso
over thoso for November. 189't. Kor the cloven
months theso oxports wore $52,551,003, a rio
crease of 83.001.828. Thulmportsot sllvorfor
Novembor woro 81-5M,30.', approximately
what they were In November, 18011. For tho
eloi en months they woro 811,017,012, a decrease
of 827.704.
- plea ron CVBA.
Mr. Bearmsad L'reea the llauaa to Adopt the
Senate Belllceraaey Baaalutlan.
WAsniNOTox, Dec 15. Mr. Doarmond (Dem.,
Mo.) mado an eloauent spcoch In tho Houbo to
day, favoring tho Sonate resolution recognizing
the belligerency ot Cuba. He said:
"Kvery hour that wo delay action upon that
resolution wo are lending nld to oppression from
beyond tho water, and we are doing what wo
may do to stifle freedom and the struggles of
patriots hero within sight almost of our own
shores. Tho Idea that thure is eomo obligation
resting upon this country to bo gentlo nnd con
sidorato In its dealings with Spain, when that
gentleness and that consideration for tho Span
iard In cruelty und torture and death for
tho Cuban, that Idea, it seems to mo,
is not well founded in American man-
hood or Amorlcan patriotism. How great
would bo the stnln upon our national i
honor, how gTeat would bo tho loie to tho causo
of freedom the world over If, by our lndltler- i
ence. by our disposition to plaeato the Spaniard
and to defeat and ruin thn Cuban, that hopeful
struggle for freodom should end tn naught, and ,
that desperato ufTort to perpetuate tyranny and
outrage upon tho Western Hcmlsphcro should
"I none, as an American, not nsapartlsnn,
that tho House may grant tbeprlrilcgonf hav
ing a vote on that Semite resolution, that
declaration of freedom, that declaration of pa
triotism, that splendid tribute ot American
manhood tn American manhood, and we shall
inspire tho struggling people of Cuba with new
hopes and now aspirations in the storm of con
flict through which they nro passtDDr, so glorious
and so memorablo In tho history of the human
Antl-Tmat naaalutlon and the Tottal Ravlnga
Dank Queatlon Dlaeueard.
WiamxaTON, Dec, 15. A resolution against
trusts was discussed for about an hour this
morning at tbo meeting of tho National Board
of Trade. Tho delegates wore divided on the
propriety ot taking action as an organization,
and tbequostlou was referred to a committee,
with Instructions to framo a resolution In moro
doflnlto and dotalled language The commltteo
will report tho now resolution to-morrow.
Tho Chicago Board of Trado delegates intro
duced a resolution favoring tho establishment
of postal savings banks, and this, too. caused a
long dlscussiou, Tho question of thedisposal to
be made of deposits reuelvod by tho postal banks
was the one most earnestly discussed. Consid
eration ot the resolution was postponed until
The President Returns to Waihlnclon.
WAsnixoToy, Dec. 15. President McKlnley
arrived In Washington shortly boforo noon to
day. He was accompanied by Mrs. McKlnley
and tho members of tho Cabinet and their wives
who alltn'ed tho funeral ot tbo President's
mother In Canton, O. As soon as ho nrrlrud at
tho White House, tbo Presldont began to look
ovor tho largo mass of mall which awaited his
attention. Soveral routine matters from the
departments also required examination and ap
proval, and It was announced that no visitors
would be received by Mr. McKlnley until noxt
week. The regular Tuesday Cabinet mooting
was not hold to-day. The President sent to the
Senate a list of appointments In the Dlplomatto
and Consular servlco and promotions in the
army and navy made during the recoss of Con
gross. Canton. 0 Dec. IB. Tho special train bear
ing President and Mrs. McKlnley, the Cahlnet
members, and others had covered only ten milts
of Its eastward trip last night when Louts
Molnet, a laborer, who was walking along the
trnck, was run down and killed. Molnet was
about 35 years ot age, and leaves a widow and
three children.
American laborers Ueported rrem Canada.
WABniNOTON, Deo. 15. Complaint has been
made to the Bureau of Immigration of tbo
alleged deportation from Boarerstono, Ontario,
of ten American laborers. It is alleged that the
Canadian officials took this step on tho ground
that "retaliatory measures" woro Justified.
Commissioner Powderly said to-day that steps
have been taken to Investigate the case In order
to obtain substantial facts to support a diplo
matic negotlntlon, if such should n found to bo
necessary. He said that he could not under
stand the claim that tho deportation, If It took
place, was takon as a measure of retaliation,
for the Immigration agents ot this country havo
taken no action against Canadians working In
this country, so far as hn knew.
Mr. Powdcrlv said that some deportations
have been made In tho cases of Immigrants
crossing the line from Cnnada, but that the per
sons affected wero foreigners, attempting to
evado our Allen Labor law by stealing Into the
country through Canada.
The Monetary Convention to Meet Acala on
Jan. as.
WABHi.NOToy, Deo. 15. Tho Indianapolis
Monetary Convention will bo called together
again on Tuesday, Jan. 25. This action was de
cided upon to day nt a meeting of the Kxecutlve
Committee, at which Mr, II, H. Hanns presided.
Tho convention will be called nealn In Indian
apolis, wham tlm nrlglnnl gathering was held on
Jiin. 12. 1WI7. All the cities which woro then
Invited to send delrgatos will tin invited to do so
artalii, and an even larger attendance is expected
than at that time, Tho report of the Mnnotary
l'ominU?lon will lie made puullosumu tunc be
fuiu tbo meeting of thu convention, und It Is tho
purpose to present It to tho convention for Its
Fourth -Dnaa 1'iialinnalera Appointed.
Wasiiinoton, Dec. 15. Elghtj-ono fourth
cUssPoBtmnstcrs were appointed to day, among
them bolng thorolloning:
Sew York fonstsWevllle. Lewis rounty, Henry J.
Tllnt'in Corona, Cuen-i county. Murdo McPhall;
Mlddlu VilU.li-, cjureni county. Ihuinaa 11. l'enimlli
Wrrtfoi'l, 'Useiio eouutj. VAldu Kklnnor- IYi at We.
Olaricn tmiu'y, John It. Cadys WutxUiull, MeuLeu
counlt, l'elauej CotTln
Nrw Jen-"- ('iiji.kuw ater. War rn eouutj-, r.Ubcno
Castiier; .Netcom:, Morris county, J H Young.
Ilolldnr Itreraa of t'onareia.
Wasiiinoton, Dec 15. The House today
passed a lonciiriont resolution, which was re
ported by Chairman Dlngluy from the Commit
tee on WT and Means, pro Idlng fora holiday
recess from tiatuiday. Doc 18, untUWftdnc
day, Joa. 6. Tho Bonate concurred
poitmaater Van Colt In Washington Vrslng
Ihe Improvement
Wariiimoto.v, Dec 15. Postmaster Van Cott
of New York was tn Washington to-day to
securo tho support of tho Now York Congress
men for a bllt providing for the extension of the
New York Post Ofllce on tho Mall street side
Mr. Vn Cott said that he had obtained from
tho Park Board tho privilege of using the spaeo
on Mall street now occupied by tho sidewalk
on condition that tho department would lay a
sidewalk of equal width along tho street. This
will glvo tho Post Oflko about twenty foot addi
tions! width on that side, and will bo of great
bom-tlt to tho offlco, which Is now hampered to a
largo oxtont on account of the crowded condi
tion of the office Mr. Van Cott also saw Post-inaiter-nenoral
Oary and First Assistant Hoatn,
and both are heartily In favor of tho proposi
tion, and will uso otcry moans to further it.
It will be necessary to have Congress pass on
tho matter before It oanbo done, as tbe depart
ment has no authority to erect tho building
without permission from Congress. It Is not
certain as yet what kind of a building will bo
eroded, but Mr. Van Cott is anxious to secure
all tho space possible, and It Is probable that
Bomothlng moro thn tho Bhod which was at
llrst contemplated will bo croctcd. The opening
of the station at Howard street and Urondwny
w 111 rellovo tho congestion In tho main ofTIco to
soino extent, but tho depnrtment has within tho
past year thrown Into New York much mall
formerly handled at different points, and thus
caused the ofllco to bo moro overcrowded than
Women Taklag Hold or the Work First Pro
poaed by Uoorgo Washington.
WAsniNQTOri, Dec 15. More than 150 ladles
Interested In tbe establishment of a national
university, to be known as "Tho University of
the United States," an exclusive post-graduata
university, that shall complete the American
system of public education, and lead tho world
in research and investigation, wero present at
the opening meeting this evening. Tho princi
pal address was mado by Senator Thurston,
who said that ever slnco tho Father of His
Country first advanced tho proposition of hav
ing a national school, free from nil rollginus nnd
fiollllrnl organizations, tho men of tbo country
lavo boon tulklng Ineffectively about tho pro
posed school, but now that tho women have
come forward, somothlng will be done, and tho
matter will bo pushed forward to completion.
He said men lire always talking about tho ways
and means, but It takes tlio women to come to
the front nnd find out tho ways and moans.
Having paid an eloquent tribute, to George
Washington, he congratulated thu ladles of thn
association cm their perhoeranconnd progres-
slveness. It was expected that Secrotnry Sher-
I mnn wntiM hn tiri.MPnt. Imt mi &i-rntltiL nf Hick-
ness ho was unable to attend. Hoeouta Icttor,
however, which informed the Iadlcn that ho was
In hearty accord with their plans.
A permanent organization was effected this
morning by tne election of olleers of tho Oeorgo
Washington memorial. Mrs. Ellen A. Rlchnrd
Bonof Boiton was chosen President and Mrs.
Susanna Phelps Gage of Ithaca, N. Y., Secretary.
George Patorsona Recentrlc Lire In Cortno
Title mster or Ills Wc-allli.
George Peterson of Coytcsvll'.o, N. J., died on
Tuesday morning of nlconollsm. Although
ho Is Bald to havo possctscd an ostato worth
nearly $80,000, ho lived In n shanty llttlo
better than a, barn.
Fifteen years ago ho drovo Into Coytcsvlllo
from Now York, accompanied by his sister,
Mrs. John Urogan, and her children, Louiso
and Edward. They settled In an old rookery
at tho corner of Washington nnd Third strtots.
Four or flvo jenrs later Ertvnrd, who was '
about 30 years old, died, Vo phyblcian hud i
attendol him, and tlicro wnro circumstances
whlih caused an Investigation by tho Coroner. I
It was proved tnat tho )onng man died from
natural causes, howoer. Then Pnterson and .
his sister moved to a house In First stroet. This
dwelling was somewhat better than tho other,
but Its condition was such that Loulsu Urogun i
used to say that sho studied astronoin through '
tho holes in the roof. Not long afterward lira.
Brogan'dled. Dr. Joseph Hugor of Tort Leo at
tended her, and ho ascribed her death to alco
holism. In 1804 Louiso Brognn wbb found dead, Pnt
erson was arrosted, bnt the Coroner's Jury
found that thu girl camo to her death from
suffocation bruught about by drunkenness.
Then Paterson gave r.p his hovel. Going to t
tho homo of Alexander McDermott, n laborer .
who lived acrou tho street, ho asked to bu
taken Into the household.
"I'll never tloep under that roof again, ' ho
said. "Tbo rata aru too thick, uud thon some
times I see strange tights."
McDeruiolt yielded to tho request, and slnco
thon Patereon has bad a comfortable homo. Ho
will be buried from McDermuttls houso to
day. Tho body will bo Interred at Edgowater,
although it Is said that Paterson bnd a family
lot In Greenwood Cemetery.
Whero this eccoutrio man got his money no I
one In Coytcsvlllo knows. Although he was I
often drunk, hn never gron confidential. Ills
aw)cr, John McMann, who Uvea in Brooklyn,
Is probably tho only person who knows Pater- '
son's history. So far as Is known ho left no I
heirs. Tho pcoplo of CoytcsIlIe tpcak of him
as Intelligent, good-natured, nnd occasionally
generous. At the tlmo of hit death ho was
ulldlng a 82,500 houso for himself and the Mc
Dsrmott family. Ho was 01 ycurs old.
Board of Oflleero Appointed to Formulate n
Plan or llrorgnnlMtlon.
Albany, Dec. 15. The National Guard is to
bo reorganized In the near future. If the plans
of AdjL-Gen. C. WhltncyTIUinghastarootrrlod
out. Gov. Black, at tbe Adjutant-General's re
quest. Issued to-day an order convening a board
of National Guanl odlcors to revise tho Stato
military code, In order that a rcorgnnlratlou of
tho Guard might bo possible. Tho board will meet
In tho Adjutnnt-Ucneral's offlco at noon on Mon
day. The members ot this board, appointed by ths
Governor, are: Col. Frod Phlsterer of Albany,
Assistant Adjutant-General; Col. Samuel M.
Welsh of tho Sixty-ittth Iteglment. Buffalo; Col.
Daniel Appleton ot tho Soventb Regiment!
Col. William L. Ladd, Jr.. of New York city.
Assistant Judge Advocate General; Col. Mc
UoBkry Butt of the Twelfth Roglment; Capt.
Jacob W. Miller of Now York city, commandor
of tho Naval Militia: LleuL-Col. Ezra De Forest
of tho Twenty-third Regiment: Major Chnrles
Francis Roe of hquadron A, and Capt. Lowls E.
Goodler of the Forty-fourth Separato Company,
Adjt.-Gcn. Tllllnghast said that tbe key
note ot his echemo was to provide for tbe
appointment hy I ho Governor, subjcot to
confirmation by the Senate, of a perma
nent MaJor-GenornI, who shall havo entire
control and supervision of the drill,
dlsclpllno, armory nnd Held servlco of tho
Guard. Tho present brigades and brigade
commanders will remain, but the whole Guard
will form one division, so far as tho supervision
of the permanent commanding officer is con
cerned. On the stnff ot tlio permanent com-
..nllnr.nfH.JI.tvfllll1 hun A.lil.lunl AllCiltnttt
General, Inspector-General, Quartermaster
General, Commissary-General of Hubslstenco,
Chief of Ordnance. Engineer. Judgo Advocate.
Surgeon-General, and three aides. The natural
consequence of the Major-Oenoral having his
own staff would be tho aliolltloii of the Gov
ernor's staff with tho excoptlonof the Adjutant
General, wbo Is a constitutional officer. Ihe
Jotter would bo tbe Gnvornor's personal repre
sentative In the military department of tho
Stato and would havo char go nf thn financial,
supply, and llko departments of the Guard,
A Loan Company or Toronto Paid Dividends
I.oag After It InaolvenC,
TonONTO, Dec 15. Tho liquidator of the
Farmers' Loan and Savings Company that sus
pended payment last month mndo a statement
to tho court to-day, which showed tho affairs
of the company to be In a disgraceful condition.
The worst fears of tho creditors and share
holders have been realized and many stock
holders, especially thoko who held 20 percent,
of btuek on which they nro now liable for tho
oiher BO per cent, per share, may bo rulnod.
Tlin trouble, as renorlud by tho liquidator,
wns duo to the total disregard and Ignorance ot
a proper sjbtcm of keeping tho accounts, which
lod to tho rainp.ii.jr taking credit for $.101,000
lunro ineomo than It actually oirned. Thn com
puny continued to pay handsome dl blends long
nftirjtwns Insolvent. Thn total debentures nf
the company amounted, at tho time of the
fullurn. to 81,050,170, "a lllu deposits wero
Ilrrt'a rather Oris Control or Ilia Caa HtorU,
FlwrKlM l.ANi)!NO, Dec 15. It wsb given out
by tho Phirnlx Gob Company hero today tlut
William O. I'. Rees had nt last succeeded tn sn
c urlngnll tho Btock of the corporation owned by
hihson, Houell P. Itees. who Is now cnullned in
bomu private sanitarium. Hues uud his father
woro at nnurds' points because ot tho son s bus
iness dealings.
tuuciu or I'upullat Mi-iiHtore nuU llrprraentn.
II tea.
Wasiiinoton, Doc15.-T1io Populist Senators
and Hcpretentuilves will hold a caucus to-morrow
night to talk over the questions now pend
ing before Oongreii and outline a policy thercor-.
Store Open Evenings until Christmas. Wm
WITH the advent of
Wanamaker's came
a new element into the
Holiday Life of New York.
Not a Gothamite's Christ
mas is complete unless he
has seen Wanamaker's. No
home is so beautiful in
Christmas decorations but
that the family may add
something to the inspira
tion ot their holiday spirit
by coming here. That is a
fact to remember.
The immense Santa Claus
looms up in the centre of the
Rotunda. The good genius of
Christmas ought to be big he
Over and around him is the
vast bower of green and holly
hundreds of bunches and thou
sands of yards of wreathing.
The great balls flashing their
red, white and blue electric
lights revolve at the rotunda
ends, and Santa Claus laughs
at them all the time.
Mimic monkeys swing on
ropes all about the great figure,
and play monkey-shines on
the tops of the surrounding fix
tures. Have you seen the Rotunda ?
Cats live Cats. Third
floor. They have made a down
right sensation. High-bred An
j goras. There is a fashion in
the colors of aristocratic cats.
New York wants light colors,
but Pittsburg and Chicago want
dark colors. Soft coal, perhaps.
Nearly all of the cats now here
are of fashionable New York
colors natural, not dyed.
Have you seen the Cats?
The Tableau of "Santa
Claus's Dream" is on the
Fourth Floor. All the holidays
of the year pass before his vision,
with Christmas as the crown
ing festival. Maybe you'll ask
I why Good Friday is represented
by a black savage ?
Have you seen the Tableau?
Have you heard the Or
chestrions? Have you seen the
Pictures? Have you lunched
at the new Restaurant ?
r..l TMc A BEAUTIFUL piece
Cu,r0 !?b,?s of furniture is more
and Cabinets, than a gift it often '
becomes an heirloom. Curio tables
and cabinets are gifts of this sort
and forty styles are here, rich with
inlaying ancf beautiful decorations.
Prices $25 to $52.50.
$25 Vernis Martin table, with
shaped top 16 by 16 in., highly decorated,
fancy shaped glass sides, and quilted satin
lined bottom.
$27 Solid mahogany, clover leaf
top 19 by 19 In., fancy shaped bevel plate
glass sides and top, brass-trimmed, plush
lined. $30 Mahogany, 21 -in. round in
laid top, Trench legs, glass sides and top,
$39 Solid mahogany curio table,
inlaid top 20 by 30 in., glass sides and top,
French legs; plush-linfd.
$40 Mahogany decorated curio,
shaped top 22 by 22 in., round glass sides
and top, one glass shelf, fancy brass orna
mentation, plush-lined.
$48 Vernis Martin curio, shaped top
21 by 21 in., serpentine glass sides, bevel 1
plate glass top, glass shelf, plush-lined,
buss ornamentation and lund-palnted
$50 Solid mahogany curio, fancy
shaped top 17 by 2J In., swell front glass
sides, French bevel plate glass top, glass
shelf, French legs, brass ornaments, plush
lined. VeuUiOoefc
p The elegance of neck
, , . furs makes them fav-
Neck Pieces. orite gifts and being
favorites has sent the prices of some
scarce kinds skyward. Among these
are stone marten and Alaska sable
(trade-term for skunk); but we have
handsome collarettes of the latter fur
for $22.50; and 6-inch collarettes of
fine stone marten, with pointed fionts,
trimmed with eight tails and two heads,
for $35. The latter in mink fur is
A few novelty collarettes in choice electric
seal or astrakhan, elaborately trimmed
with plaited chiffon, that were $20 to
1 32 SO, are to be closed out at
$15 and $20 each.
Also sonic handsome imported collarettes
of black or green elvct, trimmed with
gray moufflon, that were $25 to $40,
now $10 and $15.
Neck scarfs.
Electric chinchilla. In the new " Leah " shape,
with seen squirrel tails at end, $10.
Same, with stone marten tails, 513.50.
Full circular scarfs in electric seal, with eight
large tails, 56.50.
Alaska sable scarfs, with tails, $5, SG.50, and
f 12 50 each.
Canada seal, wool seal, or astrakhan, S2.25.
Beaver muffs, 56. 50.
aecfuu nuur.
Rnnkc New boks American and
DUUKb. English rgjjf-h our counters
every day, where a special place is set
aside for them.
" This Country of Ours " was
read by a million readers as a serial
in the Ladies' Homo Journal. Every
serial reader of it wants to be an
owner. And every American home
mm of y
jouw 1 J
needs a copy, for it is a book of ref
erence concerning our government.
Civics is a study that has started on a
healthy growth. Very shortly only
stupid people will be ignorant of the
business systems in the oilices of
government. What a book for a
practical Christmas gift I
But popular books are only one
feature of the Wanamaker book store;
the stock includes also the finest books
in limited editions, the standard au
thors in fine bindings. SDecial holidav
books, etc. The much-abused word
' complete" has a new meaning here.
A number of special sets, at various
prices, may give you holiday sug
gestions. Shakespeare's Works, edited by Richard
Grant White, 12 vols., gilt tops, 57.50.
Waverley Novels, Edinburgh edition, 25
vols., gilt tops, Si 5.
Kingsley's Works, 12 vols., $10 80.
Green's History of the English People, 4
vols.. $2 50.
Motley's Dutch Republic, 2 vols., $1.50.
The Wonderful Story of Old, 2 vols., $1.50.
Charles Lamb's Works, 5 vols , gilt tops,
The Household Atlas at $1 is one of the
marvels of modern buoktnaklng.
Tha Book Store. Ninth itrttt.
House NEAT Pretty dresses for
IWccpq maids .or waitresses, of
urisais. standard calicoes, trimmed
with white braid; full skirt, body
lined, perfect shape, well made. Put
up in boxes, $1.75 each.
Bocoud floor.
H One hundred men's hand-
nouse $omi pjjjjj j)0use coa(S to.
Coats, day tor $j,75 each and
$3.75. they're $5 coats.
Broadway nJ Ninth trot.
nm'nntni Many real antiques are
unemai amongthe Daghestan and
KU8S Shirvan rugs now shown
here at $15 to $35. They are in per
feet order, of regular proportions, and
are softened in color by generations
of use by the nomads of Persia. For
mer use gives them present value.
Kis-Kelim rugs, equally good for
table covers, floor rugs, couch covers, J
and wall hangings. Our collection is I
large and so well chosen that connois-'
seurs are constantly praising the skill
shown in the choice.
Rugs are the Sheik's bank, to be
drawn upon in hard times. His needs
make your chance. They also have
entered Christmas orders.
Thlri floor.
Skin HE relation of Manchuria
p goats to an American Christ- I
KugS. nus js a topic of interest.
Hair-bearing and fur-bearing animals
from jungles and ice-floes say,
" Dying we salute you." They send
their coats to soften floors to your
feet ; the touch is agreeable, grateful,
and so the Christmas list takes in
Animal Skin Rugs. They go thus :
Goat Skin Rugs.
51.75 Unlined, 30 by 60 in.
S3.7 ? Lined. 30 bv 00 in : 36 bv 72. $5 75.
Mounted Animal" Skins.
59 Red fox, half head, fine bushy tails.
$12 Red fox, whole head, open jaws, fine
bushy tails.
$9 Lynx, half head, almost no tail.
$12 Lynx, whole head, open jaws.
522.50 White fox, whole head, beauties.
59 Tiger and wild cat, half head.
$12 Tiger and wild cat, whole head.
59 Wolf, half head.
$12 Wolf, whole head, open jaws.
Also full assortment of sheepskins in all
Third floor.
T . . ANTIQUES COSt for-
1 apesines. tunes Some are beail
tiful in color, quaint in design, interest
ing as curios. All are costly as repre
senting ancient art.
Tapestries are coming again never
should have gone. You can get them
pretty, odd, quaint, and not com
mon, for a trifle. Christmas claims
them in the schedule of gifts.
Little woven bits to stick on the
wall, 65c, and so on to fine big pieces
for chimney breasts, screen covers,
hall decorations, at $9. Dozens of
interim sizes at between prices.
Ten subjects, stone prints, 29 by 48
inches, at $3. " Greek Maiden at the
Fountain," "Sunshine in the Win
dow," " Jolly Friars a-la-Heidelberg,"
are among the selection. Their uses
are more varied than the list of sub
jectsa house with the whole collec
tion wouldn't be overstocked.
Tapestry paintings. High grades
of work by a competent French artist
subjects from the masterpieces of
modern French art. $25 to $125.
Orders taken for special subjects.
Third floor.
Cntn D2iifc TllEY abound all
Sofa Pillows. overour store. They
are vital to hospitality. Bench, lounge
or sofa without down pillows is for
bidding with scant courtesy. What
is home without a score of sofa pil
lows? The Christmas spirit laughs all
over the Upholstery, plays football
wun me aoia ruiuws, anu ijicucmiiicj
them to uses as holiday gifts.
Among them are the following
coverings :
Marie Antoinette lace applique, on satin,
$15 and $16.50.
French Tapestry, silk and tinsel, corded, $8.
Silk Damask, fancy tigures, with cord, $3 to
Silk Damask, ftney figures, with satin ruffles,
Oriental prints, fancy figures, $1 to $1Z
Don't try to examine them all if you
want to escape a headache.
Third and other floort.
T h. Brilliant satin bedight
lUDit wjtj, sjlken anj g0ijen
Covers embroidery. The star and
the crescent, Arabic characters in
rich designs from Turkey table
covers. Delicate leaf and flower
work in simple gold from Japan
table covers and scarfs.
Turkish Table Covers, $9.50 to $35.
Turkish Mantel Scaifs, 57.50 to 535.
Jipanese Table Covers, $9.50 to 535.
Japanese Mantel Scarfs, $1.25 to $35.
India, Persia, Turkey, Japan hold
a Pan-Congress of Oriental textiles in
our Upholslery Store. A benison of
popularity rests upon it.
Third floor, UiiliuUterr Moro.
Formerly A. T. Stewart & Co., Broadway, 4th ay., 9th and 10th sts.
Exclusive Every woman ac- "M
Winter Jackets customed to taste- Ml
tn u.mn '"I dress is con- 'aaJJjMl
for Women. cerned in what fol- IM
lows. Interested in it as news, quits iM'BI
aside from the question of buying a MiKI
jacket. ft 91
There is a most remarkable collec- J JH
tion of imported jackets, short over- jj V
coats, for winter wear, on our second ifilvfll
floor. No matter how many cloaks HwH
or wraps, fur capes or coats, a ward- J '-MM
robe may contain, a jacket is impera- v fM
tive. v Is .H
This considers only single jackets, 4'vfl
of which no duplicates were imported, f4i
and no copies have been made here. I'M
The variety is so great, the styles are ;H
so novel, and the tailoring is so splen- : 1 Hi
did that intelligence concerning ele- !'.H
gant jackets is impossible until after I'M
I acquaintance with this stock. 's H
Is it not a proper ambition to own jl H
1 an original garment, of which not a C W
I single replica exists ? Is it not a h, H
1 pleasure to examine, try on, perhaps i ' .-
purchase, such a garment in a cabinet sTiB
like one of our royal salons ? M
The foundations are velour, broad- ?. j ml
cloth, and plain beavers ; the colors of ,'1 j M
the woollens are drab, black, tan, l
pearl, brown, reseda, olive and emer- .H
am greens, military scarier, zouave iB
and Indian reds, bishop's purple ; tha JatH
trimmings are braids on the founda- $ M
tion and on contrasting cloths, furs of f '
several sorts, jet ; the shapes are long 1 1D
and short Russian blouses and shaped 'i B
jackets. Berlin and Paris struggle for V iS
the supremacy in this jacket stock. $ H
We struggle to make it impossible for af
you elsewhere to match the variety. H?H
Prices $32 to $125. Jlfl
t x 1
imn,,4 It has been our I fl
Imported ivil t0 show $,m
Costumes. the greatest co!- N ;H
! lection of European costumes that ; 'H
j has been brought to this country this 'Y j
year. A profound impression was ? S
i made when the prices of all from , S
1 $200 to $500 were divided by two j i fl
reduced one-half. f jfl
Now all of the foreign costumes be- r! 9
low $200 are subjected to a large re- Ifffl
duction. Yesterday they would have - J Jj
cost one-half more than they can be M
bought for to-day. ; 9
Yesterday $G0 to $190. ' :
To-day. $40 to $126. ', ; H
Each is exclusive. The majority ; jiM
have not even been used as models. '-'
Every costume in this collection has '
been made by some one of the dis- ' j H
tinguished foreign modistes, and to- jfl
day's prices here arc far less than jH
you would pay in Paris or Berlin. ' 'JM
$60 Dress, now $40. Of blue and black S
grenadine, waist made blouse effect
front, strapped with bands of black moire, : W
edged with braid; vest of blue silk. jjK
$125 Dress, now 585 50. Of navy b!u j
broadcloth, waist made with folds of ) m
the material, which forms sailor collar ' M
drawn In front with blouse effect; turned 3
back revers of dotted purple velvet; vest -;
of white satin. 1 H
$150 Dress, now $ioo. Of purple Vicuna M
cloth, waist beautifully brald-trimineJ i itf-M
vest of white moire silk, covered with tjfl
white chiffon ; skirt braid-trimmed. f 1
$175 Dress, now $116. Skirt of haniioma ' !
novelty goods, in rich colors: waist of ''fijjl
green velvet, blouse effect, finished off '; i W
in front with revers of lavender satin, r, WW
covered with cream lace. Wt
$190 Dress, now 5l26.-Of brown broad- ' M
cloth, waist nude with slashed Eton jack- '
et. trimmed with black braid, slum In? Hm
girdle of lavender mirror velvet; est of ' 44
cream lace, turned back revers of lavsn Jr MB
and green velvet. 1
Eecoad floor. 3 H
Pnfiftitf. A MOST peculiar lot, and J'Im
KUDoer an Opp0rtunity. This is i If
Shoes, the story:- .$
The best makers in the land com- j I
bined to hold prices. They did so 3 f I
but overproduced on certain styles. '' J 1
They sold we bought. Note the
prices. i
Rubber shoes are made in four '.
grades, and the very best factories pro- f
uce an extra grade, "City specialties," M
light, and as near pure gum as prac- a i
ticable. $
Our purchase consists of peritct, n
oodly proportion of specialties. No ,
amaged, punched, or low-grade shoes Mj
in the lot. "?
FOR Men. Self-acting sandals, high t ;
and low vamps, different widths and toe- J
shapes, f
Twenty-five cents. , l
For Women. Sandals, croquet slip- . 3
pers, foothold, " I
Fifteen cents.
High cut storm slippers,
Twenty cents.
Most all toe shapes can be fitted. '
JTovtt trtau uxl MloUt Hit!.

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