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I CHAIRMANtONGL'S HAT.
W&- JBitTtT siiipsos pokes pus at Tits Rf itAIXE CONGRESSMAN. K; B, mil the nt Bran n lAndon Stamp, ana V. Tht 1 bis Wnv the Republicans Rally B1' Around II When lla Onmr la Absent glow I'rusrru on the Fortifications (1111. ' Wasiumito.v, Feb. n. To-day's teuton of ' the lloure ns dovolcd nominally to tho con- , lderntlon of tlio Mil making; npproprUttoni for const defences. Dcbsto was about equally dl Tided botueen tlio bill and tho perennial sub ject of returning prosperity. KfTorts by Kew York Congressmen to sccuro appropriations k for rtomer Miosis nnd Kort Montgomery, on f jke Chninplnln, were unavailing. I Mr. r'ooto (Kc)., N. Y.) vigorously advocated liberal appropriations for coast defences and thenavs. 1 ho bugbear of a "llllllon-dollar ' Congress' had ' terrors for him. Tho Ito publican ptrly and tho pntrlotio people of the ' country would supiiort Const ess In mnktng lib- ; eral and necessary appropriations for theso v purposes. Mr. Livingston (l)oiii., On.) warned tho com- ' vlttce that tlio reduction from tho dopart- ! mtnt's estimates made In tho bill would not bo satisfactory to tlio country; that tho peoplo are disturbed over existing conditions and do Band tli.it tlio tlcfcncoloss ports In tho Bouth be fortified. Sir. Fischer (Hep., K. Y.) moved an amend- ' Btnl appropriating li5,000 for preliminary work on Homer Shoals. This was ruled out of , order and tlio committee sustained the Chair. Jerry fclmpson (Pop., Kan.), whoso chief aim ' (n legislative life seems to bo to polio fun at Mr. Plnglcy, said that at the special session and at this lie bad noticed that whenever it was noccisary to rallv the full strength of tho republican party If tho gentleman from Malno was not present his hat on his desk served the samo purpose. Many times and oft he had wtn 'he Hepubllcans "rally round tho hat." lie had wondered what was tho potent, niulo ' cower In tho hat to so draw tho majority to gether. Had it tho virtue of tho white plumo of Henry of Nnvarro. Yesterday ho had In vesUgatcd, nnd in tho hot found the word "lon don. Could It be possible, ho askod, that the ftntlemun, tho father nnd author of a bill to protect American Industries and labor, was by the purchase of that hat depriving sonio Ameri can laborer of his just duo nnd cmploymontl Perish the thought. Could It bo that It was ' brought In free under the Wilson bill, along with the tno or three years' supply of wool that J camo In before the Dlngley bill was passed, and thus deprived the Government revenues of the ' 10 per cent, customs duo under that law! Tho ', gentleman from Maine may have thought ho was justified in getting his lint from tho samo i place ns ho did his financial theories, from Lombard and Thrcadncodle streets. Tho hat , was not present in its accustomed place to-day, ' nenco the troublo among Uio Hepubllcans. In tho interests of harmony an that side he hoped ' the bat would soon find its way back tolls ac customed place i Amid much laughter, Jlr. Dlng'ey rose to , reply, taking .Simpson seriously. Tho' hat. he said, was purihnscd at his homo in Lewlston, andVas made in Now York. Ho had inquired woy "London" tvas stnmped In tho hat, and bad been informed ;thnt many manufacturers used that name for tho reason that "dudei" wouldn't buy a lint without it. 1(1 rent laugh ter.) As to tho Insinuation in Mr. Simpson's i closing remarks that he (Dlngloy) had been in terested in any wny In tho Importation of ' wool, ho iHImpson) know it bad no foundation in fact, lie did not care to go further with the gentlcmnn In "rot" of that kind. Mr. Simpson was not so successful earlier In tho debato wbon ho nttackod Mr. I'ltncy (Rep., N. J.). Ho rcforrod to Mr. I'itncv's do fence of tho laws of Now Jersey, and said that the people of that rltnto could not lioln making such laws. History informed him that they descended from tho Hessians who camo over the sea to tight Washington nnd bis army. The voters of to day, ho said, inherited the qualities of those ancestors, and were therefore more dangerous to tho poor farmers than any one else. Mr. l'itncy's response was highly appre ciated by his associates. Ho said ho remem bered reading that one of tho first things tho colonists did after halng thrown off the yoke of Great Britain, was to gather a band of trailers, torios. and other rascals, and deport (them o tho neighboring province of New Brunswick, and from the Congressional Jlecord he learned that tho gentleman from Kansas was a native of thai province Laughter.! An amondment to tho bill offered by Mr. Foote to appropriate $35,000 for tho preserva tion of Fort Montgomery, on Lako Cbamplaln, was lost, 48 to 1)0. The couimlttoo rose, having disposod of loss than a pngo of tho bill, and at 5 o'clock the Houte adjourned. IN THE BEN'ATE. Washington-, Feb. 3. In tho Sennto to-dny a report was made from tho Commltteo on Civil Eervlco on tho matter of tho dismissal of Mrs. M. K. Roberts from tlu Pension Olllce, which had been brought to tho attention of the Senate some weeks ago. Tho committee finds that her dismissal occurrod beforo tho President's order requiring a statement of charges on all cases of removal; that there was nothing in tho case re flecting on the character of Mrs. Hoberts, and that tho Secretary of tho Interior nnd tho Com misslonerof Pensions had acted strictly within the law, and had shown every consideration to her. The resolution reported from the Committee on Privileges and Elections against tho right of Mr. Corbet t to a sent ns Senator from Oregon was taken uo informally, and Mr. Cutlery (Dem.. La.) addressed tho Sonato in support of it. Mr. Chandler, Chairman of tho committee, who has joined in minority report nssorting tho right of Corbett to tho seat, gave notlco that he would move to take up tbo resolution'formnlly to-morrow, with the intention of pressing it to a vote as early aa possible. Mr. Piatt (Itep., Conn.) made somo remarks in opposition to the Item for tho purchaso and dis tribution of seed, reading a letter which ho had received from a Connecticut Orange, saying that no person could bo got to take any of tho Mr. White (Dem.. Cal!) Introduced tho follow ing Joint resolution: That of right It belongs wholly to the people of the Hanallaa Islands to establish and maintain their ITn ,rm.or government and domestic polity! that "united states ounbt In no itlw to Interfere there with, and that any Intervention In the polltloat affairs or ttiosoislanls by any nther Government will be re garded as an act unfriendly to tho United States. The resolution lies on tho table, to be called up heronftcr. .vJ!.li,;l"da,' ")em.. Ky.) gave notice that he would to morrow address tho Senate for a fow rn mutes on a mnttor personally concerning him "If, but in which be thought tho Senate had somo interest The Scnato then resumed consideration of tbo Agricultural Appropriation bill. Tho question or an appropriation for irrigation purposes led ip a long discussion, which resulted In the adop tion or an amendment approprlatlngsJi'O.OOO for ;nJ?"rpo90, ? collecting from agricultural V?i'W. agricultural experiment stations, and other sources, available Information and data fh-.. B,lbT?cti.!if Irrigation, and publishing the same. The bill was then pnssod. 90,103,823 roit WAlt CLAIMS, Omnibus mil to II It-ported Coverlnc All Meritorious I Inline Ilrrpre Consress. W.smsoTnv, Feb. 3.-Under Instructions of thePenato tho Commltteo on Claims has pro pnrel nn omnibus bill, carrying an appropria tion to cover all tho meritorious claims now be fore Congress, the great majority of which havo rassedcitbor tho House or Sennto of previous Congresses. Tho total can Iod by the bill left), tM,K!3, The largost item Is that rofundlng to Ktatcs sM.mw.vjh expended by them In the sup Ihel w.0' '''"rebellion. To pay the awards of the 1,5.'."' minima linostlv war claims under ,.,"" act) Sl.Hn.5l)3 Is appropriated; Inoli.?, "ndlW o1 f'u same court in (bo French riaiM". --l'"i. Sl.013,117: for claims of del... i ""'raptors fur alterations in plans and I lonWn.H.', ?! i"J", ot -l'urchos andoiluca: iionai institutions for property destroyed dur Pen, ?,.Minr W'iMTOi or adjustment of claims SbS n?i . i " llu vlriou deimrtmonts, 130, aw, and miscellaneous, 9II7,'.'05. ore Than aon t'nnrtldalrs for nest Paint Uluutlnntloiitf. N'AHiiiNmov, Feb. 3.-Over i!00 candidates w" he authorized by tbo Wor Department to I'l'iar for thu entrance examinations to West pSrtliitV!,,li,!i W,U b0Bln on Marel' t thelm the lari ,".,lur ,0o'j' of ",u 'ountry. Thle Is Ssillnh? V"ln.,,trot Principals and alternates 165 win.,'.. "' l '"'gresemon in yoars. Already K f "m" J"lv.? h?vn appointed, and about wecV. vnlU '." dcslgiiatca In tho next three nth i vi1ki,"S cj "mv "M in tho Fifth, Huv Kew'YnrL,ii'.,.BcmVn,.nlh' n" Thlriy-flrst to . Mar?i,k.i,1.,r,c , ".,,u'' "lu" ' "" Prior MMInatlii sCn" yUUl: me" t0 tUk0 thB raurlb Clau postmasters. claTA'1",NGT0N' rub' a-Klghtyfour fourth ass i ostmasters wcro appointed to-day, among "to i belic the followlnir from New York: I lu? ffif1r.,'M,,,u' """r. " Ilrowni Clock. i i aisl H I,'? l"tr. Oeorge O. Ways Eul Onon- IV OaonasV. id".T "-"S"")'. K- 0- KalroMldi Kablus, I OnondlfJ eouK I' ".nc. D. Kennedyi Liverpool. 1.1 aia ooiibi. S'7' 0eorge Hmlthi Lysander. Onon- 111 l?iatro!!,r:i0!;''e..,I,J,de'" SotsUl.,MadUKn rxkaxbir fhacdb ix ihdiaitj. , i. r. Warnr CaareaaM ta Partial Payers la Mere Taaa Boo Caaea. WauitiNOTOK, Feb. 3.-A series of frauds has been brought to the notice ottho Pension Office In the ease of Dr. Ataos C. Woodruff of Oak land City, Ind. Woodruff Is at present held under $2,500 bond to appear before tho Grand Jury at Kvansvlllo. Ho confesses that ho has forged many signatures to pension affidavits and that ho has used a fraudulent seal for four years. It is estimated by tho Pension Office officials thnt he forged more than 1100 papers representing as many different pension cases now on'tllo In tho olllce. The particular chargo on which Woodruff Is held for the Grand Jury Is that "Of having forged papers In tho claim of Eliza S. Skelton of Oakland City, widow of Itobcrt Skelton of Company I). First Indiana Cavalry. Woodruff has been suspected by tho pension officials In Washington tor somo lime, despite his ,'hlgh standing among his townspeople In Indiana. A special examiner of tbo lurcau was recently detailed to Investigate a suspi cious caso w Ith wblrh Woodruff was connected, nnd It was discovered that Woodruff's practice was to sond his clients to tho ltev. W. W, ltlch ardson, n Methodist pronchor nnd notary pul Ho, to have their pension affidavits executed. Tho seal ot this notary, judging from the fact that his namo was Indistinct on tho vouchers, was believed to havo been tampered with. The clorgytnnn was absont from Oakland City atono time, and it was apparent thnt soveral papers had been forged with his name and seal by Dr. Woodruff. Pnpors wero filed In tho case of Mrs. Skelton's child, nnd boiuo falso statements wero mado In connection with the dato of birth and other matters. Seven of tho papers examined were vonsldorcd to bo for geries. A short tlmoogo Commissioner Evans' sent Georgo U. Btowart, an expert of tno bureau in criminal oases, to investigato tho doings of woodruff. Tho latter was arrested and n pre liminary bearing was held beforo United States Commissioner Wnrtman at Evansvllle last Fri day. Mr. Stewart was dlrectod to act as prose cuting attorney, and he mado sjcti a remark able statement in regard to what tho Govern ment expectod to provo that the accused man broko down and confessed that ho had altered tho seal a year before and that ho had forged tho notary's namo to a large numbor of papers. He said that he had practiced tho notary's signa ture so long that he could not himself toll tbo frontline from tho forged. Ho confessed also to laving forged tho namo of his law partner. AXTI-SCALPIXO HILL ItEPOItTED. It Alee Slakes tbe Issuing or Frea I'aaats L'nlanrul. WAuniNQTON, Fob. 3. Tho Senate Interstate Commerco Commltteo to-day reported to the Senate, with a recommendation that It pass, an antt-scalplng bill practically on the linos of that agreed upon by tho Houso committee, and known as the Hepburn bill, together with an amendmont requiring the railroads to kcop a record ot all passes Issued and report them to the Interstate Commorco Commission. Tbe bill makes It unlawful for railroad com panies to sell tickets to scalpers, and prohibits the sale of tickets by others than authorized agents pf tho railroads at tbe poated rates, under penalty of $500 tine for tbo Urst offence and 91,000 for the subsequent offences. Tho pro vision requiring any agent along the line ot tho railroad selling tbo ticket to redeem tho unused portion is eliminated, but the other regulations for redemption ot tlckots are retained. Penal ties of a lino not exceodlng $3,000 and impris onment not exceeding two years ore provided for counterfeiting, forging, or altering railroad tickets. Tho soction Tn regard to free passes was offered by Mr. Tillman. It makes tbe Is suing of freo passes unlawful, and provides that a record shall be kept of all passes Issued, in cluding tbe names of tho person to whom It Is irranted, which record shall bo open to tho In terstate Commerce Commission. The decisive vote of 7 to 3 by which the bill was reported to tho Sonato ro fleets fairly well the strong sentiment tn both houses for tho enactnunt or a stringent law on tho subject. Tho minority on the committer havo endeavored by every possible means to defeat and delay tho reporting of tbo bill, but finally yielded to tbe inevitable. A united effort will be made to pass tho bill at the earliest possible day, so that It can go the House and rcccivo favorable action during the present session. Tho sentiment in the Houso for the pussago of tho bill is even strongor than In the Senate, so that It Is quite reasonable to supposo that the bill will becomo a law practi cally as reported from tho committee to-day. XOlIINATElt JtY THE PJIESIDEXT. Seoator Proctor SecMrea an .Appointment Osar tbe .en Harasablre Ntnalor. WasniNOTOx. Feb. 3. The President sent tho following nominations to tho Sonate to-day: Hugh Henry of Vermont, Pension Agent at Con cord. N. II. John W. Johnson, Krglster of the Land Office at Lincoln, Neb. RecclTers ot rubllc lloners John V. Ross, at Olenwood Sprlngs.Cul. ; Ilsrry Bailey, at Lakcy lew.Or. Customs Berrlce Robert Carson, collector of Cus toms for tbo district of Perth Ambor, N. J,; Walter S. Vlele, Surveyor of Customs for the port of Erans vllle, Ind. Army Col. Marshall I. Ludlngton, Assistant Quar termaster General, to be Brigadier-General and Quar-termaster-Oeneral; First Lieut. Henry II. Ilenbam, Second Infantry, to ba Captain: Second Lieut. La ltoy B. Upton, Twenty-tint Infantry. to be K rit Lieutenant. Navy Commodore Charles b. Norton, to bo Hear AdraJral; Passed Assistant Engineer Robert I. Retd. to bo a chief engineer; Assistant Engineer Charles R. Emrlch, to be a pasied assistant engineer. Hugh Henry of Vermont, appointed Pension Agent at Concord, N. II., was the candidate of Senator Proctor. Tho pension district com prises the States ot New Hampshire nnd Ver mont, but tbo office has always been filled by a New Hampshire man. Senators Chandler nnd Galltnger and Representative Clark of Now Hampshire bad agreed upon Cant. Grosvonor A. Curllce as tbeir candidate, and had urged tho appointment for some time. Representative Sullowayalso had a candidate in the person of A. P. Horn of Mnncbestor. Tbe President, how- over, unicui-u lu mo arguiuuuiQ ui ncnuiur I ruc tor that tbo appointment should go to a Vcr munter. as tho office had been held by a New Hampshire man for twenty yoars. Tbo Senate confirmed the nominations of Col. M. I. Ludlngton to be JJrigndlor and Quartermaster-General and Georgo K. Dowdon Collector of Customs at Norfolk, Va. JKEPAIIta OS H'AllSllIl'S. Work Rumcleat to Keep tbe Xnvy Vnrda Ruay Elabt Muutba ar a Year. WASniNQTON, Feb. 3. Chief Constructor Hich born bas directed that repair work shall begin on ships at tbe Brooklyn, Norfolk, and Mare Island navy yards. He says that the repairs re quired will keep tho Norfolk and Mare Island yards busy for at least eight months and the Brooklyn ynrd for more than a year. Construc tor Hichborn makes these estimates in regard to placing ships In condition for active service: Tho Chicago and Atlanta, about 9100,000 each, and to be ready for duty within ono year; tbe Newark at Norfolk, $110,000, and to bo In readiness next autumn; tbo Philadelphia at Mare Island, (3100,000, to bo compietau In nino months: the Charleston at the Homeyardtf, $75, 000, to be completed in six months; the Hanger, $50,000, to bo ready in about the s.imo time. Special appropriations for tbe Hartford en able tho bureau to (uutlnuowork on this ship, and If ordnance and machinery are on time It Is estimated that tho vessel should go Into service again about Dec. 1 next. Tho present special appropriation permits work to begin on all ships now at navy yards nnd In sufficient to keep tho Btations busy until t lie annual appro priations baiome available on July I, Itepubllrnii Congressional Campaign 4'orumlt. tee. Wabiiinotox, Feb. 3. Tho Republican mem bers of Congress hold a caucus to night and agreed upon tbo following for monitors of the Republican Congressional Commltteo: Colorado, Senator Wolcott: Connecticut, Senator I'latli Idaho, Senator Bhoupi Illinois, Representative Connori Indiana, Representative Orei-streeti Iowa, Representative Hull) Kansas, Representative Curtis; Massachusetts, Representative Slmklnst Mlerlgan, Reprrssntatlra bpaldlng; Minnesota, IUprrsentattvo UcClsaryi Missouri. Representative Fearcri Mon tana, Uenator Carttri Nebraska, Representative Merveri New Hampshire, heoator Oalllnger; New Jersey, Representative Loudenslagert New York, Representative Hherman; North Carolina. Repre sentative 1'earsom unlo. Representative Van Vnor his i Oregon. 8 natnrMcllrlde: Pennsylvania, liapre sentatlva Artmldi Tenuessor. Reprri-eutatlve Olbson; Texas. ReuresentatlvB llawley; Virginia, Repre sentative watkeri Washington, Senator Wilson, Wist Virginia, lieprrajntatlre Millers Wisconsin, Representative Hancock; Wyoming, Senator Warren. Capt. Itobraon Itepgrted Disqualified, for Pro motion to Cnnstuodore, WA8IHN0TON, Feb. 3. Capt. Henry H. Robe son, commandant of the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Is understood to have been found disqualified professionally for promotion to tbe grade of Commodore, for which there Is now a vacancy. He bas been examined at tbe Brooklyn Navr Yard, Should the department sustain tbe find ings of tbe board It Is likely that Cant. Robeson will bo retired, althouch the law provides that when nn olllcer Is pot professionally and physically qualified he may be dropped from the aervice. Capt. Robe son at one time commanded tho cruiser Chicago and Is well known In tbe navy. Should be be rejected, his caso will be the first for many years where an officer of the navy has reached his, rank and then failed of promotion. "EXTXRTAIlTRn XftX UpLXS, Recastlan ta lb KvaalaaT and Pragraaatva Breakfast" la tbe Karalav. Washington, Feb. a The Hawaiian Minis ter and Mrs, Hatch gave a reception to-night at the Arlington Hotel In honor of President and Mrs. Dolo. A large number ot persons promi nent In Washington official society called dur ing the evening and were presented to the Ha waiian President and his wife by Minister Hatch. Secretary and Mrs. Sherman and many Senators and Representatives wero among the guests. Mrs, Davis, wife of Senator Cuahman K. Davis, Chairman ot the Senate Commltteo on Foreign Relations, entertained a company of friends at "a progressive breakfast" this morning In honor of President and Mrs. Dole. Covers were laid for sixty. Among tbo ladles invited to meet tho wlfo of the visiting President of tho ropub llo of Hawaii wero Mrs. Alger, Mrs. Gary, Miss Andrndo, Mrs. Gage, Mrs. Bliss, Mrs. Hoar. Mrs. Brewer, Mrs. Hatch, Mrs. Castlo, Mrs. Hoath, Mrs. Halo, Mme. Dupnv do Lome, Mrs. llltt. Mrs. Klkitis. Irs. Harlan, Mrs. Fuller, Mrs. I lobar t, Mrs. Frye, Baroness Hengclmuller, Mrs. Long, Mrs. McICenna, Mrs. Griggs, Mme. Mendonca, Mrs. Gorman, Mrs. McMillan, Mrs. Morrill, Miss Morgan. Mrs. Miles, Mrs. Piatt of New York, Mrs. Piatt of Connecticut, Mrs. Pettlgrow, Mrs. Pcckham, Mrs. Quay, llino, Romero, Mrs. Hpooncr, Mrs. Shires, Mrs. Sherman, Mrs. Teller, Mme, Wu, Mrs. Wetmoro. Fourteen small tables were sot for tho guests, each decorated with American Beauty roses and ribbons. Each lady recoived a huge clustor of vlolots from Mtsa Edith Palmer of New York, a guest of Mrs. Davis, who played tbo part of flower girl. Twelve courses were served, oach chango of table bringing now acquaintances to Mrs. Dolo. The dining room was draped with the American and Hawaiian flags. Souvenira ot ribbon ot Hawaiian colors two yards long, and each hand painted with tbo nume ot a State, were pre sented to all thoso viBltlnar Mrs. Dole's toblo. The name cards were ornamented with the Hawaiian and American flags. nOCKEItT'S CIVIL SEltriOE SCIIEUE. Presnrlua a mil ta Pis a Definite Term or III Years far Department Clerks. Washington, Feb. 3. A now civil service proposition is odvancod by Representative Dockery of Missouri, who was at tho head of tho famous commission which revolutionized tho methods ot doing business in tho Executive Departments, especially tho Treasury, saveral ycais ago. He is a member of tho Commltteo on Appropriations and Civil Service Reform In the House, nnd as such keeps In touch with the ne cessities and demands of the public service Ho is preparing a bill which will fix a definite tenure of six years, to apply not onlv to those hereafter appolntod, but to thoso who are al ready In the service. At the end of six years a clerk Is to be examined, and upon tho result of that examination will depend his or her reap pointment. It ho passes, tlicn he shall become ellgiblo for reappointment, but if he falls, tbon ho shall not bo considered fit for reinstatement. As soon aa a clerk reaches the ago of 70, how ever, ho shall bo retired without examination. After a clerk shall havo passed tho examina tion nnd has been appointed to succeed him self ho shall retain his olllco for another six years, when he shall again bo subject to exami nation. The bill will provide, further, that twolvo months' time shall be allowed to fill an unqualified dork's place beforo reloasing him from tho service. This will give a little lee way, and. In case a man cannot bo found to suit the exact requirements, euro time will be given In which to look over the Held. TrOOL IMPOliTAXIOXS. Those rer December and January Mucb Larger Than lVaa Expected. Washington, Feb. 3. Tho December Importa tions of wool through tho three principal ports of Boston, New York and Philadelphia were much larger than was expected. In view ot tbe enormous Importations immediately prior to tho enactment ot the DIngley Tariff law. The Bureau of Statistics of the Treasury Depart ment gives tbe amount as 17,'JU8,(17 pounds, ns compared with only 2S,3!)9,S'J3 pounds In Do comber, 1800. when wool was freo of duty and when tho stock on hand In this country was not abnormally large. Tbe wool importations In creased greatly in December last over those tn tho month preceding, whon they amounted to 10,101.313 pounds. The Treasury officials say that tho Importations in January were much larger than in any month eince the present tariff law went Into effect, but the exact figures have not yet been obtained. Tho December im portations consisted chiefly of first and third class wools. Less than 10,000 pounds of second class wools were brought In. Illegal to Appropriate (-overnment Money for Sectarian lualltullono. WAsniNOTON, Feb. 3. The payment of Gov ernment money to sectarian charitable institu tions in the District of Columbia is illegal, ac cording to n decision rendered by Judge Hagner of the District Supreme Court to-day in tho famous case of Bradtleld vs. Ellis II. Roberts, Treasurer of tho United States. Under recent District appropriation bills large sums of money have been given yearly to Providence Hospital and several others of tho sectarian charitable institutions. There have been protests nnd res olutions, but no decided action was taken until this suit waa tiled In November Inst. Tho bill charged that It is unconstitutional to pay Gov ernment money for tho support of such Institu tions, and Judgo Hngncr's decision upholds that contention. Tbe Ttam Alarm to fie Sold. Washington, Fob. 3. Secretary Long has ordered tho salo of tho old torpedo ram Alarm, which has never been anything but a failure. Her design called for a rather powerful boat that It was supposed might bo useful in closed harbors, but ber lack of adequate machinery and spoed has robbed ber of any actual valuo as a war vessel. For yoars sbo has been lying at tbo Brooklyn Navy Yard, gradually going to decay, and of no practical use either for oxcicls ing men in tbo uso of torpedoes or ot demon strating hor capacity for ramming. She lias been appraised at $800. and the bidder who will agrco to pay this sum can probably get hor. Tho Pinta, which for years was the only war vessel maintained In Alaskan waters, Is also to bo put up for sale. 1 Secretary Alger to Co South on a I.lebtbouae Tender, WABniNOTON, Feb. 3. Secretary Gage has placed n lighthouso tender at the disposal of Secretary Alger, whose continued improvement in health will permit his removal South In a week or less. It was the Intention of President McKinley to accompany Gen. Alger on tho trip, but his social engagements have compelled him to forego tho recreation. A party of official peo ple will probably go as far as Fort Monroe, Va., with tbo convalescent Cabinet officer. Mrs. Alger will, of courso, accompany hor husband. If ho stands tho voyage to Fort Monroo well Gen. Alger will bo taken to somo far Southern resoi t, w hilu tbe rest of tho party will return to WushliiKton. Dltrerentlala li I.i Lo and IUH Lines. The committee of tho Joint Traffic Associa tion having In charge tho differentials allowed to tho lako and rail lincB met at tbo rooms of the association In this city yesterday. Commis sioner nianchard presided at tho conference, which was attended also by Chairman Tucker of tbo Central Freight Association and Com missioner McCain ot tho Association of Lako Lines, President Callaway of tbo Lako Shore, Receiver Murray of the Baltimore and Ohio, and traffic officials of the other lines tntcrrstod. The report of the committee will go to tbe Board of Manugera, nnd will bo submitted by them to the Board ot Control. Who linns This 'Cello I A 'cello of untquo design and said to be worth $250 awaits its owner ut tho Atlantic nvonuo police station In Brooklyn. An Italian, who Is supposed to havo stolon tbe instrument, trlod to aelt It forS'JO In a Now York muslo store and hurried off when ho was askod wbero ho got It. A clerk was sent out to shadow him and tracked him to Brooklyn. Tho man, realizing that bo was followed, Jumped oil a trolley car, leaving tbe 'cello behind him. Know Plaugb nnd sink Train In Collision. Marliioro, Mass., Feb, 3. A snow plough and a milk train collldod early this morning two miles south of Marlboro on tbo South Framlngbum and Fltchburg branch of the Now York, Now Haven and Hartford Railroad. Tbo milk train was running north and tho snow plough south. The engine of tbe milk train was carried completely over the plough on to the other eugino, No ono was killod. Zanoll Pleads .lot Uallty or Swindling. Charles Zanoll, the man charged with swin dling the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, pleaded not guilty in tho General Sessions yes terday to the Indictments charging blra with forgery and grand larceny. He will probably bo brought to trial some day next week. JOTTINGS ABOUT TOffJv". Tiia Bis has raeelred tin for the Cuban relief fund from E. 0, L., Cauailt btatlon. New York. Judgments of absolute divorce were granted yes terday by Justloe Pryor to bamnel Eltlngsr from Uosla Etllngsr. to Pater Kail from Roelo Kell. to wary 1. Irons from Thomas E. Irons, and to Delia A. Warren from Lewi V, Warren. i f "THE, CANAL BILL PASSED. it goes xnnovon the assembly 1IY A STRICT PARTT VOTE, Weeks, the Repabltean Clt, Votes with the Democrats The Annual Appropriation mil Introduced Dill Providing for the DIs. trlbntlsn ef Coal ta the Cllj'a Poor. AUUNT, Feb. 3. After a llfoless debate of five hours the Assembly to-day pasaod, by a strict party vote of 77 to GO, the bill authoris ing; Got. Blsck to appoint a commission of from five to seven members to investigate everything connected with tho general canal Improvement work. Weeks, the Republican Clt, nnd Seltgs berg, the National Democrat, both of Now York city, voted w ith tho Democrats in tho negative. Five separate amendments wero offered, em bracing provisions of the substltuto bill ot tbe minority, providing that tbo commission named by tho Governor should bo confirmed by tho Benato: that the minority havo a representation nf two mombors, with power to employ counsol and subpoena witnesses; that tho commission Investigate tho official nets of the Canal Board and report to the present Legislature: that Immunity for punishment bo granted wit nesses, and that tho commission report whether it was known before tho work was commonced that tho $0,000,000 would bo insufficient to complote the improvements. All ot these amondmentB were defeated by a strict party vote so far as the Republicans were concerned, except that Tiffany (Rap. of Kings) votod with tho Domocrats for tho Immunity provision. Sellgsberg voted with the Democrats on all propositions, and Weoks votod with the Republicans. Mr. Lalmbcor, tho other Clt ot New York city, was absent. Tho only Repub lican absent was Fordyco of Cayuga. The Domocrats abandoned what thoy claimed was the vital prlnciplo in securing an honest investigation. That was. a provision naming the members ot tho commission in the bill. Gov. David B. Hill had always contended against such legislation. Mr. Woeks offered an amendment, substitut ing for a commission to be appointed by tho Governor a legislative commltteo, consisting of Ova members, three to bo appolntod by the Speakorof the Assembly, and two Senators to be appolntod by the LIoutcnant-Govornor. On this committee tho minority in each houso should have n representative. This amendment was also defeated ayes SS. noos 77, Weeks alone voting in the affirmative with tho Democrats. Republican Leader Nixon, as Chairman of the Assembly Ways and Means Commltteo, re ported tbo Annual Appropriation bill, carrying appropriations ot upward of $10,000,000. The Speaker suggested that tho bill bo passed at once, as Is usual, but Deraocratlo Leader Don nelly obiected. Assemblyman Do Graw (Rep. of Kings) Intro duced a bill to regulato the salo of tickets in places of amusement. It makes it a misde meanor to allow tho salo of more tlckots of ad mission than tho actual seating capacity of any tboatre, hall, or placo of amusemont when three or more performances are given in ono week. Assemblyman Cullen has a hill providing that nil public wharves, slips, and bulkheads con structed in or partly within public waters, nnd known as Diiblic docks, shall be free ot all wharf age and dockage chargo. A bill to provide for the distribution of coal among the deserving poor ot New York city was Introduced by Assemblyman Crabtree (Dom. of New Y'ork). Itompowcrs tho Board of Estlmato and Apportionment to appropriate $15,000 for supplying coal to poor deservine people in Man hattan and Bronx boroughs, to ho distributed by the Department of Public Charities. Mr. Crabtree succeeded in having tho bill ordered to a third reading without reference to tho Cities Committee, on the tttalcmont that heretofore such an appropriation was usual, but could not bemado this ear under tho provisions ot the charter. Assemblyman Cullen (Dem.. Kings) announced that he would Introduce a similar bill for tho relief ot tho poor in Brooklyn borough. Assemblyman Sellgsberg (National Dem., N. Y.) has Introduced la bill wbich seeks to meet tbe objections which have heen made by the supporters ot Assemblyman Donnelly's bill, which abolishes the rotation system among the Justices of tho New Y'ork city Municipal Court. Mr. Donnelly says that the provisions of tho charter providing for the election of tbeso Jus tices In tbelr districts and then forcing them to rotate throughout their borough Is Inconsistent. Mr. Seligsberg's bill provides hereafter for tho election of these Justices at largo in their re spective boroughs. Ha believes tbe aboli tion of tbo rotation system would be a step backward and a return to the old system of political Influence in the minor courts. Tho bill also provides for an In crease In the salary of tho Justices from $0,000 to $8,000. The charter prevents these Justices from engaging in prhato practice. Mr. Soligs berg thinks this prohibition should bo retained, and that tho increase In salary scorns nocessary to Induce ospable men to tako the office. Assemblyman Simmons Introduced a bill de claring it to be a misdomoanor, punishable by a tine of from 85 to $50. to apply poison to fruit trees while in blossom. Tho nomination of Frank M. Baker of Oswego, to succeed himself aa a State Railroad Commis sioner, was confirmed by tbo Sonato to-day. 31 to 18. Senntor Cantor opposed confirmation on tho samo grounds as Inst year, when Mr. Baker was Urst appointed. He contended that tho railroad man on tho board should be tuken from the active operating force. Mr. Baker was superin tendent of a small road when first appointed. Senator Raines declared that Mr. linker filled all the requirements of the law nnd was well equipped for tbe place. Henator TIbbits (Hep.. Rensselaer) agreed with Senator Cantor and voted in tbonogativo with the Democrats. Tbe Senate passed Senator Stranaban's bill for the appointment of n commission to recommend changes in tbo tax ejstem without opposition. Senator Ford introduced a bill requiring ele vated railroads In first-class cities to run smok ing cars on all trains. Senator Burns Introduced another Good Roads bill. It provides for submitting to popular voto In 1808 the question of isnulng $12,000,000 worth of bonds for the Improvement of country roads under the supervision ot tho State Engi neer and Surveyor. Senator McNulty introduced his hill of last year for an exhibition of arte, sciences, and man ufactures in New York city In 1001. The Mayor and tho Governor are each to appoint twelve Commissioners, who shall dotnrmlno upon plan nnd scope. Tho city is authorized to Issue $'.'.000,000 In bonds for tbo purpose. Theso other bills wcro Introduced In tbe Senate: Nenator Hums Granting to New York Police Cap tains whose salary was $2,700 when retired, pensions oftt.3TS. Hetiatnr Hlsbte Granting to school teachers In Queens and Richmond tho samo tenuro of service as that of teachers in tho other three boroughs. 6enator McCarrrn Granting to honorably dis charged volunteer firemen tho same right to peddle aa ts accorded tn soldiers, sailors, and marines, senator Wray To idenliegraw street (Urooklyn). from Now York avenuo to Fast New York avenue, to sixty feet, and Union street, from New York avenue to tut New York avenue, to tt,lrty-flv rent. Senntor Hums Directing tbe Hoard of Esllmato to pay Sao a month to each volunteer fireman of that portion of Westchester county annexed to Now York city in 1HU3 who served or ofrerei to servo until Jan. I, I8n. Senator Page Authorising banks In New York city to maintain tiranen ofllccs. Senator Rums Kxtendlng the time for the collec tion of taxes in Westchester county to May 16, 1HV8 Honrlngs nn tho Hnrhorgor l.orol Option Kx--clso bill, backed by Tammany Hall, and on tho Malonoy bill drafted by the State Liquor Deal ers' Association were to havo been held boforo the Assembly Kxciso Commltteo this afternoon, but owing to the late hour of adjournment no ono was heard except Assemblyman Harburger. The opposition to tho Harburger bill will bo heard next Thursday afternoon, whon the Malonoy bill will also be considered. A further general bearing on the Harburger bill will also be given on Feb. UI, The Masanle Centennial. Albany, Feb. 3, The centennial celebration of tho Grand Chaptor, Royal Arch Masons, was concluded to-day. Tho following officers wero re-olectcd: John Webb, Jr of Gouvernour, High Priest; John W, Palmer of Brooklyn, Deputy; Joseph A. Crane ot Rochester, King; J. Harris of Ilall3ton, Scribe; Herman II. Hubs of Albany, Treasurer; Christopher (I. Fox of Buffalo, Sec retary. Before tho adjournment there wns de posited, with appropriate exercises, a memorial box in a receptacle cut In ono of tho walls of tho Masonic Temple. It contained souvenirs and programmes connected with tbo centennial exercises. .tew Coinpanlea Inrorporated. Albany, Fob. 3. The Charles E. Rycroft Company of New Y'ork city was Incorporated to-day to carry on business ns Importers of and commission dealors In dry goods. Tho capital Is $175,000, und tho directors are James Thorn lev Anyon, Charles A. O'Connor, Albert Morris, Samuel Iovor and Alpbeus Hyatt, Jr., of New York city. TheDuplan Silk Company of New York city was also incorporated with a capital of $100, 000. Tbe directors are Emory J. Ltppsof Eoutb Bethlehem, Pa., und John B. Cozzens and Fritz Klbers of New Y'ork city. C'bler MrCullaxb la Albany, Albany, Feb. 3. Chief of Police McCullagb of New York was at the Capitol to-day. Ho was especially active about tbe Senate, and callsd on Gov, Black. Mr. McCullagb says bis visit here was on private business, and that be I vpss Interested In a pardon cue pending before I Gov, Black, J XBK DOLLAR GAS RILL. A Hearing by the Aotsmbly Committee Cantor's Meaanre. At.nANY, Feb. 3. Senator Cantor went be fore, tho Committee on Miscellaneous Corpora tion's this afternoon nnd nrguullfor his bill to re duce tho prlco of gas In Manhattan and tho Bronx to $1, and to give the Commissioner ot Publlo Buildings, Lighting and Buppllos in quisitorial powers over tho privato affairs of tho companies. Last year the Legislature passed A bill for a gradual reduction of 5 cents a year until $1 should be reached in 1001, Tho gas companies accepted this and have lived up to it. When it was pnssed the prlco was $l,t!9. and now it Is $1.10. Tho attorneys for tho various companies pointed out to tho committee that on moral If not legal grounds, this should ho binding on tho Legislature as practically a contract by which dollar gas would bo reached In a short tlmo, and the companies would hao n chanco to adapt themselves to their reduced Incomes. In spllo ot this, however, Sonntor Cantor urged tho passagoot his bill for dollar gas right away, Tho burden of his argument was that Iho gas companies were still making too much money. Tho Consolidated Gas Company still paid H per rent, dividends, and It ought to bo satisfied with II per cent. David McClure for tho Consolidated Gns Company said that when tbo hill was passed last yoar, providing for reductions for lh o years in tbo future, tho companies nesumod, and had n right to assume, that they would not again be attacked before tho expiration of that period. That bill had cut down the receipts of his com pany by $500,000 a year, and it had made con tracts for coal and oil and other materials on tho supposition that no greater reduction would bo Imposed upon It, Sonator Cantor and a fow other Senators stood alone in this now attack. There was no demand and no complaint on tho part of consumers. W. R. Bronk of tbo Mutual Gas Company showed that under tbo Cantor bill tho Commis sioner ot lubllc Buildings, Lighting, and Sup plies would havo supremo power over tho gas companies. Ho wns not only authorized to examlno their plants and nppllanccs, but tho Board of Public Improvements was directed to mako such ordinances to regulate tliolr business an tho Commissioner might recom mend. This wosputtlng arbitrary and despotto power into thohandBof an lndUldunl. Senator Cnntor said that his intention was tol eavo tho subject with tho board, and ho would amend the bill In this particular. Henry Thompson of tho Standard Gas Com pany declared that instead of the vast profits attributed to tho gos companion bv Sonator Can tor, his company, with n capital of $5,000, 000, paid only 0 per cent, on its preferred Block and 1 por rent, on the common stock. It had not beon ablo to pny'nny dividend on its com mon stock until within a yoar and a half. Charlos K. Coddiugton of tho Bronx (lai nnd Electric Company said thnt this company charged $1.40 for gas nnd lost money. His territory was larger thnn all ot Manhattan Island, but It had only 135 consumers. It had $100,000 Invested, nnd tho gross receipts last year were $G,-100. Tho bill would wlpo otit tho company entirely. Senntor Cantor wns forced to admit that his bill should not apply to this concern, and ho agreed again to amend it. "I am satisfied," said Senator Cantor, "thnt theotherXgas companies enn pay ronsonnblo dividends if this bill Is pnnsed. It was! (shown by experts last year that they ran deliver gas at a cost of 00 cents, nnd these figures hao not been disputed." "I dlsputo thorn verv emphatically," said Judgo Henry E. Howlund. who appeared for the Consolidated. "I take the fctnnd," said Senator Cantor, "that a company operating n franchise, practically n monopoly, should bo satisfied w ith 0 per cent. No ono Legislature can bind nnothcr. Tlio gas companies hau mado no concessions on ac count of which tho law of last year should bo allowed to stand." "Sonntor Cantor's nrgumonr."saidMr. How land, "Is socialistic In the highest dsgrco. Ho would havo tho State assume control of every company that has anything granted to It by the public. Ho would regulato tho market price ot its securities nnd its dividends. Ac cording to him tho corporations are running tho country. 1 maintain that the country can well afford to foster tho Industries which glvo employment to its labor." There wero n number of suggestions by Sen ator Cantor nnd members of tlio committee thnt the companies in Now York had con-oliuatod or wero about to consolidate. This was de nied by all tho attorneys, rxirpt so fnr ns con cerned tho prelected consolidation ot tlio Equitable and East River companies. Judgo Rowland said that the Consolidated' had con sidered uo plan for a combination und had no intention of considering one. William N. Dykman, for tbo Brooklyn Union Gas Company, appeared In opposition to Sena tor Coffey's bill for dollnr gas in Brooklyn. Ho showed thnt a law had been passed in 1805 authorizing tho city authorities to flx tho prlco of gas for flo years bv a contract with the company. This lind been dono, and tho Legis lature had no power to further reduce tho price during tlio life of tho contract. Senntor t'offcy dodged nnd shtilllod for a while, and finally offered to amend his bill so thnt ilsliould not nffct existing contracts. This would lenc nothing whatever of tho bill. Tho commltteo will tnko up for consideration all tbo gas bills before It at its meeting next Thursday. lr.iXTS MUX PUT CEXSVREO. Senator Brush Offer a Itesolutlon Condemn ing tbe Senntor Silver otr. ALBANY. Fob. 3. Tho Weeks resolution, in troduced last week, condemning Senator Mur phv for his vote in favor of the Teller silver res olution, was followed up to-day by Senator Brush, who introduced tbo following in the upper house: Whtreai, A resolution has passed the United States Sensto which attacks the Integrity of the finances of this nation and Is calculated to subvert the principles of sound money aud an honest and stable currency; anil Whereat, Tho great State of New York has been grossly misrepresented by one of Its Senators in that body casting his vott for these resolutions, thus aid ing In the enunciation of principles calculated to fH ter distrust and disaster tu tho financial and business Interests of the Stato; and HVirrean, Tho Hon. William MeKlntey, the Pres ident of tho nation, bv bis patrlotln and wlso ut terances at the liamiuot of thv National Manufac turers' Association In New York on Wednesday. Jan. H, lxOs, presented ustrlklniceouirnst tn such action by the rrossertlon or bis lo alty to tho nnanclal prin ciples so unanimously Indorsed by thooters of this btatoln lHuili and Whereat, We Ixdlevo that the honor of the nation should be Jealously guarded by a strict adherence to the sound-money ilauk of the St. Louis platform; therefore. lletoUedt tho Assembly concur). That tho Legis lature of the Stale of New York eondomns the aetlon of the Senator who otod for these resolutions ana heartily commends the utterances of the l'rrsldent. and declares unequivocally tn favor of an honest cur rency, with every dollar ot our obligations, bonded ami otherwise, payable In gold coin or Its equivalent. The resolution was made a special order for Monday night, when tho Weoks resolution will bo taken up In tho Assembly, unless tbo town meetings on Tuesday keep too many Republican Aesomblymen at borne. IIIS JIO 11 11 Y WAS AS AIRSHIP, Mr. raulej's luventlon Waa is Failure and Us Kills Himself. San Fiiancibco, Feb. 3. Max Pauley, whose roal name is said to bu Robert J, Hloy, put a bullet through his heart this morning in a lit of despondency over tho failure of his airship. For years Pouloy, who cnnio from Saxony, lias worked on nn airship. Ho tried bis model onco at Salt Lake, but It wns n failure. Since then ho bas worked as a machinist, but spent all his leisure time in experiments. His friends beliovo ba bocamo lnBano from brooding over his disappointment. Mrs. lirandl. Scolded by Her Husband, Tabea Poison. Mrs. Joscphlito Brandt, 20 years old, of 1)75 Third avenue, Brooklyn, attempted suicide by taking paris grcon last night. She was re moved to tbo Norwegian Hospital and will re cover. Her husband, Albert Brandt. Is a motor man on tho Third uvcnuo trolley lino. Ho sioldod her yesterday for not awakening him so that ho could trot to tho depot on time. Ho threatened to leave her if she showed such forgotf illness in future. This Is supposed to havo driven her to tako the posion. A Consumptive lilllo llerseir. When George Vergo, a coachman, w bo lives at 212 West Thlrly-Ilftb street, awoko eurly yes terday morning ho found his wlfodoadby his side, A cup which Is supposed to havo con tained carbolic acid and coffee was found on a tablo near tbo bed, and the police nf the West Thirty-seventh street station, who Investigated tho case, reported to tho Coroners' olllco that tho woman had committed suicide by drinking Its contents while her husband was asleep. Sbo was a consumptive. Wind and Hick, Jaeger Cut Ills Throat. Charles Jaeger, 70 years old, attempted to commit suicide at bis homo, 201 Ellery street, Williamsburg, yesterday, by cutting bis throat with a razor. He became blind about thrco years ago. Soon after lust Christmas he bo came 111 und despondent. The wounds ho in flicted were slight. outride William II. Kendall a tlctlm or Mel auobolla. A Coroner's jury In Brooklyn returned a ver dict last night that William B. Kendall was suffering from an attack of tnolancholia whon he cut his throat at his home, 08 First place, on , Jan. 'Jl. STERNBERG STILL AHEAD. IIIB COLORS OS TOP IS NEWARK IMEX THE BUS BET. All Dai tba Tamnlt Raged Absnt HI Itore, but Wolir, the eeretarj, Palled ta Oust the Thirteen Clorke In Spite or Determined Assaults-Unnrds. Detectives, and Palleo, There was tumult and alarm In tho Install ment clothing house of L. Sternberg & Co. at 2.10 Market street, Newark, N. J., yesterday. Tho President of tho concern, Mr. Sternberg, and the Secretory and Treasurer, David Wolff, havo n long scries of differences to adjust, and tho courts are to help them out ot their difficul ties. Rut new troubles nroso yesterday morning becauso Wolff discharged thirteen of tho firm's employees, including two special policemen, Harry Ruddcn nnd Abraham Van Dtisen. The unlucky thirteen refused to bo discharged. They said that only Mr. Sternberg could dis miss them, nnd that thoy would remain be hind their counters until tho President told them to go. Wolff said nothing, but about noon ho marched Into tho store with four men led bv Constable Georiro Hchmltt. Ho was met nt tho door by Sycclal Policeman Ruddcn nnd Vnn IhiBcn. Wolff told tho policemen thnt tho men woro his body guards, and an Instant Inter there wns troublo. No ono seems to know just how It hap pened, but Constnblo Schmltt and Pollco mnn Vnn Dusen got entangled. Van Dusen wclirhs nonrly 300 pounds. Ho forced tho con stublo ngnlnst n table ncur tbo cntranco to tho store, nnd Schmltt beggod for mercy. At tho same tlmo Rudden und one of Mr. Wolff's 'body guards" wcro busy with oach othor. There was an exciting tuesio on tho street, and Detectlvo John Gregory nnd four of his men camo running up, having boon summoned by telephone. By tho lime tho dotectlves arrived nil was quiot, Wolff had been hustled out ot tho store, nnd ho wont to the First precinct station to prefer n chargo of assault and bat tery against Ruddon nnd Van Duson, At o o'clock last nlcht tho unlucky thirteen clerks, whose discharges hang over tliolr beads ready to fall if Secretary Wolff guins tbo day, wcro still at tliolr counters. Dctectito Ureg ory, who Is In tho employ of Mr. Sternborg, was on guard within tho Btnrc, and there woro sev eral regular policemen wlthou.. At 5:30 o'clock tho constablos who had acted as Secre tary Wolff's body guard returnod to tho store, but tho secretary was not with tbem. They cnnio to otpci tho thirteen clerks. Hut they got no further than tho door. They did not try to enter but stood out on tbe slilownlk and threat ened the clerks with fearful punishment If they did nut como out Instantly. Tno clerks de clined tbo Invitation, and tno sun sot with tho colors of Sternberg still at tho flugstaff. Just before tho store wns closed at 7 o'clock Mr. Wolff uppcared on Iho sccno again. Ho wns accompanied by Constable Sagcr and an nouncod that bo Intended to eject one of tho clerks whom ho hnd discharged. 'Iho con Btublo was ordered from tho store by Mr. Stern berg, no rcrueeu to go una lletcetlvotlregory throw him out. There wns a lively fracas for a few minutes, but no ono was hurt. Then the police arrested Aleck T. Sonncknlb nnd Isaao tjcnnccburgcr, clerks, and Harry ltuddcn, Abra ham Van Dusen, and Frank Duffy, special po licemen In the employ of Sternberg, on chnrgrs of assoult nnd battery mado by Constables Schmltt and Hollcrd, who participated In tho lirst affray of tho day. Later in tho cciiiiir thoy were paroled by Justice Rnpp to appear for n hearing in tho First Criminul Court this morning. Detectlvo John Gregory wns arrested in tho First police precinct station by Constnblo Higblo on a war rant issuod by Justlco Kent charging him with assault und battery on Constolilo Kagcr. Ho, too, wns paroled. After all this troublo Mr. Wolff nppeoted at tho storcC nnd declared his intention of entering by forco. Tho pollco threatened to arrest him nnd bis men it he did. Dnakrtball. Tho girl basketball team of Dr. Savngo's Ph steal Institute and tho Will o' tho Wisp team of tho Fourth Sepnrnto Company of Yonkcrs plavcd a tio gamo at tho former's gymnasium, West Fifty-ninth street, Inst night. Each scored two points, but not until after ono of the prettiest exhibitions teen between girls in this vicinity. Both teams got down to work as soon ns tho rubber was put in play. Miss h. Grceubeluh had n longer reacii than her opponent on tho force-off nnd batted the Ilttlo sphere riht into illss Jordan's bands. Tho latter turned about and with nwcll-diroctid shot dropped the oval in the basket, scoring tbo lirst (.-o.il for Y'onkers In thrco seconds alter play. This placed tbo home team on Its mettle, and aftor sonio exciting rushes and passes Miss .SIuioub scored for Dr. Saago ntuid great handclapping;. Time wns called after this. Although tho play wnsfast In the second huif, neither bidcuas ablo to scoic. Tbo teams were: Dr. .Saixir'. PonUir.s. Yonlrre. SI lis SI. A. IIyland..Lefl forwan! Miss J. Jordan MIssK. Warner. ...KIght forward. .Miss A MeVlear Miss A. Hutchinson ( r,- vi i M..u-,- Miss K. Simons Centre ...Jllssl.. Croenhclgu Miss M.lli land Left guard ....Miss O. Donnelly MIssT. Warner night guard. .. Miss (i. Jordan ileferee A. Ityer, Yuukcrs. Uoals from Held Miss Simons aud 3Ilss Jordau. Connecticut afllltla Ilratrn by Christians. Tbo team ot Company I rourth Regiment, of Xorwalk, Conn., was defeated by tho crack Eastern District Y. M. C. A. team of Brooklyn Inst night at the latter's gymiinsium, tbo score being 2d to 5. Tho vlsltois wcro shut out in tho flrsl half, while on four go ils by Collin and one bylkncrmnn the Eastern Districts rnn up ten points. In tho socond half the Norwnlk soldiers stored flvu points. Ghiotlo putting the ball into the basket for a foul nnd Brotherton nnd (ill more each scoring from freo throws. For the home tenni Collin scored 3, Driimmond '', Val entine 2, and Hovcrman and Hess goal each from free throws. Tho line up: Y. .V C. A, fVislflnns. Co. F. th Utat. J. Druminond.. .. Right forward I. Lockuood II. Ihnennan. .. .Left forwaid M. Itaiel ii vaJeSlSI,1"':: ! " ", Slai Hist .... I eft guard W. Ollmoro V. It. Conlu lllght guard A. Uhlotto Tommy Tracy Itrnrrs vvltb n St, I.oula Welter wclxht. St. Louis, Feb. 3. Tommy Tracy, formerly Dan Crecdon'a sparring partnor, and Bob Doug lass, a local wcltcrwoight, fought eight hotly contcstod rounds nt tho Oriental Theatre to night to n draw. In ono of tho pre liminary liouta Morris Riiusch of Chi cago knocked out Loo Lablunclio. Both nro fcathcrwtlghtB. Tracy weighed 142 pounds nnd DuuslnBS was seven Dounds heavier. rhnr,v McICccver nnd Jack Wilkes seconded Tracy. Tho light was with ono arm freo In cllnchos, nnd Douglass, unaccustomed to tbo rule, was dis concerted nt lirst. Ho drew blood in tlireo placed, however, and secmod ablo to hold his uw n with Trucy to a tlnlsh. Gossip or the lllng. Harry Styles, the local colored hoser, Is looking for a contest with any 1:1:1 pound rau, March VI has been filed for n twenty-round bout between Peter Jackson aud Jtui Jeffrie. AlieUllninn and "Mysterious" Billy Smith will lmr a limited number of rounds at Psltlmoro on Ki h. Ih. Owen Zlrglcr, tho I'hlladi-lphla lightweight, nan seriously Injured while alighting from u car at that elty theothirdny. The contest tvtwern Will Curley and "Australian" Hilly Murlilo. which was arranged itctnll), has been set for 1'eb. "Jf, ut Loedou. Sammy Callahan, the Ituffalo llghtneliiht, who boxed hero last 'ur, lias tittu matched to miet Jimmy Hogan, ten rounds, at Toronto on next Mon day night, Oeorgo Hnss, who Is to meet Heto Hauuufrau at tho01mplo A. C. Athens. Pa., on Fob. 7. fur tw, nty rounds ut 105 pounds, writes to Tut: Stt that If ha wins ho will cliall into Casper l.cmi. linss claims that Leon has atoldrd a match with him, and has failed to cover his deposit, brnasTOv, Keli. !l Jamps Jinln of Srrantnn and Tommy It)au of I'hllalclphl i fought twenty rounds utthu American Spurting Club hero lust nuht. As there was an agrromeut tliat If both v,eit on their fret at the lose It sho lid a draw, neither got tlin dechlon It was Judge's light, huwocr, lit all tho rounds except 1v,n, fiAt KitiNcisco, Feb, 3 It leaked nut here last night that Tut Hyan. tho Australian pugUM, who Is train fng fur a fight with ChuynsM, was (ompletely knocked nut u few days nzu by Tom Landing, his sparring partner During a Mint Hyan became angry and went af ti r Lansing, but the latter laid him out wllh aright on tho Jaw A matchmaker of a (le eland athU tie club called upou Dr. Ordway estero and off re I a purs nf .',01)0 for a tm ill; -round bouth t neon Dick O'lirleu and Krauk Craig, tno Harlem CnnYo Coulcr " Ord way. who has been authorized to match the "Cooler" ugulu-t any our. uueptid, aud tabled Craig toonnio to Atuurlcnt onue Cialg will recilve SU.1U forexpenses, ham rttrpatrlek yesterday receded articles of agrcemcut fromtho Contain! A O , which Intends to hold a coulest between Kid I. avium-and Jaik Daly of Wilmington In March, ham did not lgn them, as lit- wains to e Daly flrsl. The nrlliles call fora twrul)Tiiiind contest ut Ills tHiunds, wi Igh in at4o'elck. Thotluh will gleS.'30to the men for training expenses, and liisM upon (ho eoutestanta depositing sfjoli to guurautuo tlielr appeurauce. Th club will isist a like sunt as bu assurauco that It will pull off tbo mill Odds nnd ICuUa nt Sports. MovrnrAi, Feb. :i. Tho competition for the flguro skating championship of Canada will take place at the Victoria itlnk on Kib. 17. tntrlos will close oa Feb. ID with Louis Itiilienstcln, hicretary of the Am ateur Skating Association of Canada. Hilly Lair killed every plgeou he shot at at the Dex ter Park grounds on Wrdntsda)- It was the monthly gathering of the marksmen of the Coney Island Rod aud Oun Club, but owing to the inclement weather only four nien appeared at the traps. They wero J. Bculleman, J. Kurbel, Jr., Llppack, und Lair. Of the four events decided, two ware at lire birds and two at Oylug targets. I i&5St?a i ... 'zjli&&Qi .yrr..,rt,- dl All the Ulsters takeir from E O Thompson HALF PRICE tMost people k know all about the EOT U 1 s t e r s . No better ones i? wereever If stcrs we are j n o v c 1 o s i n g out at exactly i 'i $So Tur Coat. $.5. alf P"Ce' ' $25 Ulsters $12.50 Black and Blue Admiralty Flushing, first , . ? used by Fngllsh naval officers and Introduced "i ' In America by U O Thompson. Turns rain. The vX most serviceable stormcoatmaje. & $20 Ulsters $10 Heavy Rouch Cheviot, black and bluet plaid & castlmere lining. E O Thompson patent adjusting gj strap. S $15 Ulsters $7.50 Jj Heavy Rouch Cheviot; check caislntr lining. j -a $12.50 Ulsters $6.25 Brown and gray Frlete, cashmere lined. 3vv $10 Ulsters $5 Various styles, ranging In price from Sjt.so' W. to Sio; 3j to jC-lnch In breast sites only. ' jK $50 Fur-lined Ulsters $25 B Black Kersey, lined throughout with fur. Fur X collar and cuffs. ivf E O Thompson's Sons To-order Clothing oAf Tlrnarlwiv l ReaJy-msJe Clothing Z4 5 JirOaaWay . ,-,1 Clerical Clothing above Park Plate I Don't I I Travel- 1 Telephone f I For Service apply to I NEW YORK TELEPHONE CO. $ 1 CONTRACT OFFICES ft I tS Csrtlandt, 15 Dey, 05a Broadway, njW. jSth jj TACUTIXa. S V i Conditions Covrrnlna tbe Trlnl rtacea for tba ,' Ponsvaulinua Trophj. . Tho Race Commltteo of tho Kcnwanhaka- H Corinthian Yncht Club Issued a circular to all tho prominent stnall-bo.it Corinthians In this -j,' vicinity yesterday, earnestly Inviting: tho co- -If operation of other clubs In attempting to regain fc their international trophy, now held by tbo Itoyal 4t St. Lnwrcnco Yncht Club of Montreal. Tbe ; data of tbo trial races, from which will bo selected tho American representative, nre, $; as usual, open to all, aud will bo held oil Ccntro ?& Island. Oystor Hny, on July 11, 12. and 13. As M bus already been published in Tun So, tba & challenging yncht must bo '20 foot racing length &1 or under, according to the 8eawanhaka mess- M urcment, and tho races will bo sailed without M tlmeullownnco. $. Iho courso for tho races of July 11 and 18 JIX will be to windward nnd leewnrd, two miles to a leg, sailed three times ocr. making a total tfj distance of twelvo nautical miles. Tbe contest I-'1 for Julv lil will bo over a triangular courso, two 'y miles to a leg, tbo total distance being tbe same , ns in tho windward nnd leeward races. Tba .1 yacht selected to represent the club shall be tho '-I.- one, which tn tho judgment of tho Ilaco Com- Sji mittco shall ho tbo best adapted therafor, and Wi not ncceHaarllv tlio winner of a majority of the jjh trial races. Additional races may be ordered by 1; the committee between such contestants as tbor "Siy may aelect. jjp, Entries for tbo trial will close on July 0 and M must bo inndoby tho club to which the owners 'ra of Iho rrspoctlva yachts belong. With each jtii entry n copy of tho measurement of tho yacht, 95J certified by tlio iiicasuier of tho S. C. Y. C shall be f urnUhod to the Race Committee. -ff', lunond tncut Club omoere. .if The Inwood Yacht Club of Inwood.onthe-nudsoa Mt held a meeting hero on Tuesday night and elected tbe p' follow lne officers: Commodore, William II. yillnert j Vice Commodore, HJward O. Rowland ; Fleet Captain, Q& Wushlugtnn II. Hrcd, HerordliiK Secretary, Michael J. Sxl Clancy; Mnauclal Secretary. Ilobert Drennan; Treaa- -lay urer, Edwin 1. Ilelkuapt Fleet Surgeon, Daniel D. T Npenee; Measurer, Edfiar L. Van Alstt Steward, Wit- 3 Ham Iteed, Directors, Andrew o. Van Alst, David 11. '5 Thorn, Jr., Samuel J Cooper, Joseph n. Malloy. Anton 1. Keldkamp. ltotxrt Drenuau. Kdwln D. llelkuap. Wit- 'Jjl', Ham A. .McCjuade. Itlchard W. Ilerrlan, Walter 0. JJ Vlltner, Daniel U. Sconce and Washington B. Reed. a ' It Knickerbocker A, C, Defeat tbe Soldiers. fcpl The battle between tbo muscular quintet rep- v; resenting tbo Knickerbocker A. C. and the team Ml from Company V, Soventy-flrst Itealmcnt, yfi which was plajcd In tho cjmnasiutu of tho j former organization last night, rrsultod In a ; Hlgniil victory for tbo homo players, tno scors L"i' being '21 to H after the roughest kind of an argu- 'i-j incnt. Tho passing and dodgluir of tho home '-Mi tln . ii aa .11 An itiAin nin!l-VB fti ftntsflnns fomov F (aiji:in urj nun rr iitvst tav.v-14 1 vi wiawsviiatt 11 una J tho Held wore far superior to thnt of tho soldier ' boj-a, although In individual play the visitors - wcro easily tho oqunls of tho "Cherry Dla- i mond " oxperts. Tho lino up: h JvnfcterbucAer. Volition. Company B, 4- Keown lttKht forward Scherer r- Klclto Loft forward Kavanagn i, Kempncr Cenlre Hyerley J, Kinney lllght guard Cameron gri Kiuss ft guard Van Ustrcn , nasbrtball Antra. ? Nrw rtornru.F, Feb. :i. At tha Casino last night 4 the HI. (ieorgn A C. of Hnbokeu defeated the Ilugue- 1 not ft e by a score of 10 to b. f. This afternoon u match game will l played be. tween the girl trams repreoentlii" Adelphl Academy H' and Horace Maun schools at tho former's g) mnaslum. The I.lnd" n A C of Yonkor defoated tlio second Jl tram or the Mmmt Vi rnon V M. C. A at tho lattT's 7, gymnasium ou Wednesday cvuulug b a score of 34 s ton. Owing to a cancellation the Washington Heights V. M. (. A team has t-'cii, fi open for a gamo at home. jf Will guarantee esn 111.es cldn i I", J. IJUfTy, inana- J ger, 4BU West 1.11st street, or telephone -Mli Cort- laudt. 1- Thn Pastime A. C tenin (nuld like to arrange 5 games with registered teams for the following datesi i let', o.l 11, It), March A and lb, games to be played t away from hnmn. Addiess 1'hll I'mstadtcr, mana- ger, tl'Jil Last Mnet) third street. Tho lirst and si'cnud teams of iho bo)s' department J of tho (lerinnn branch of tin V M f A wish to ar- range games for timings with tenuis averaging i nlnet pounds, Address I. L, Italian! 140 hecona . avenue, Tho sioond team di feated the C'otleglato - School tram nt the fnrim r's gj mnaslum on Weduea- A flay night by the tore of 1) mints to a. J HAIR j HUMORS ! Itching, Irritated, scaly, crusted Ecalps, dry, thin, " and falling Hair, cleansed, purlBed', and beaut!- ii fled by warm shampoos with (. enters Soar, J and occasional drcislngs of Cvticuka, purest of I emollients, tbe greatest skin cures, J (pcura Treatment will produce a clem, heaUbj icalp k with luxuriant, Juitrom hair, when all else fall ij 8ol1 ibrotibout the vorli Ponii !iu Cntnt A CukP Hio Prop lUMtoo C7 Uv U ynluM Luiuriabt Hair, tatllsd Am tf SKIMS OH FII1E w,,VcTall,,LSr ! ' - ' '-'ssaoSfli'nfisif 1TJV-i'- i -.' .&