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f 1 ARMY WANTS TnE MONEY.
K HI,: national detesce means coast .K-sL f rroitUK, tub argument. Hi, L nnetn Think a Die Part or the Sao,. Hll f 000,000 lintmicr rnna Hhoatil lis "pent H'ltt' InsnreTlng the rortlrlcnllnno Piano of H B i 4 Mow Works The Movements or Troops. SiffiS I 'WJ.Bnreoroy, Muroh 15. The War Depart nBifff' l mentis engaged In a generous rivalry with the LaaBfi' I HavT Department In tlio active preparations aaBxitf I '0T "l'00"' defence. The result of this compe- aaaawliV I titlon will bo determined largely, o( course, by HR? the division of the $50,000,000 etnergoncy ap- LHlf' proprlatlon betnreen the ariuy and tlio havy, Hh? ' ad the allotment of money to each trill be B' governed by several circumstances. At Hptfi, j1 the Cabinet meeting to-day some Infor- aaKPl "' consideration was given to the ques- D II1" ' tion ' T,hat part ot tho sio.ooo.o' aaWrf should be expended for defenco bjr land and oB'rli 1 ! what part should be used for defences on tbo Lfll'ilu. ': ocean. It wa agreed that no arbitrary BiH& i division of the available funds should be made, LaaVswlL fi Irot that expenditures should bo made In such LoH Si'' placet and for such purposes as tho Immediate aH 'St f needs for adequate defenco require. Mil; fc It is probable that If tho danger of war HB B( 1 becomes less Imminent a Urate part of tho H;ll j emergency fund will bo employed for H'Jf? Increasing: the efficiency of the army -Bfj and for constructing: new military canst Hlf; j defences. Gen. Miles, commanding; the army, oH Hi ' " '" "o tana made available by Coneress aaflLU ' an PPor'lln' 'or currying out plant which he Bd 1- began to advocato fourteen years ago, when ho HR. was stationed on tbo Paclflo coast, and which saVM were regarded as necessary, even before tho ', danger ot early hostilities appeared. HBr Tho army administration look upon tbo emer- B Vi ffency appropriation as barlnir been Intended Bl fi''' r " benefit of " ''"' defence rather more Bint' than for tho naval. A leading army officer said It,' today: fljjw. ' "Tho appropriation was made for national de- B3K ft fence, and I believe that this description ot the H Jjh'sfc V ( snsasoro precludes tho thought of spending tho eWjf'i."' ' anonoy largely for offensive operations." aanWak ' '" Thli officer earnestly advocates tho Increasing HV ,- at the fortifications along the Atlantic coast. 9, ,'. and he is In a position to Influence expenditures B wL ' 1 In that direction. m K As tlie chances are not Improving that tho eBJ. Government will bo able to buy a large HB number of ships now building In foreign Bwf;; countries, tho probability Is that the major nf port ot tho $50,000,000 will bo expended 41, I ; for the Improvement of the coast defences. The It Sis f Fortifications Hoard of tho War Department H-Kf' . tiegan holding regular sessions at the depart- HXJp t xnent to-day and tho proceedings are guarded IT: with great secrecy. HMf The plans of the department contemplate tbo HNw rapid carrying out of the projects already be- jflj I gun, and tho Inauguration of now defences in V l other localities. j;., Ueut. Very, representing tbo Howell Torpedo jBv ',- Company, has proposed to the department that fe " the large Atlantlo coast cities, notably Now York Ms ,' ndBoaton.beprovldedwItbllght-draughtstcam II launches equipped with torpedo outfits. Ho ; represents that tbeso craft could bo used l ' t to advantago In repelling hostllo war Mi '.Teasels under clrcumstancos In which hsr- ( .' tbor mines and torpedoes would be of no use. Sf '1 The War Department Is not disposed, however, to abandon Its preference for the automobile r torpedo. J The activity in other military lines was con t tiauod at tho War Department to-day. Bids If were opened In tbo office ot tho Quarter It master-General for transporting several bat- terles of artillery to tho points where CH. fr ,they ore needed to man now fortifications. The :W & batteries to be moved aro: Battery L. Fourth M fe Artillery, from Fort JlcIIenry, Md., to 3 Fort Delaware; Battery I, Fourth Artll :B? kL lery, from Washington, D. C Barracks f W to Fort Mott. near Fort Delaware; Battery : - K E, Fourth Artillery, from Fort Monroe to ii W Sheridan's Point on the Potomac; Bnt- I; & tery I, Second Artillery, from Fort Monroe I to Fort Caswell, near the mouth of the H j" Cape Fear River; Buttery F. First Artillery, M h (ram Fort Monroe to Tybee Island, Ga. ; Battery I I I. First Artillery, from Fort Monroe to Fort JjT If Slorcan, Ala. 8 Tbe contract for transporting troops from W W TVasblngton Barracks to Fort Mott and from M Fort Mcllcnry to Kurt Delaware was awarded ft S to the PcnnsTlvanlu Railroad, and from Fort - Jlonroo to Forts Morgan, Caswell, and Tybco Si k Island to the Seaboard Air Line. B Movements for which bids will be opened at fif if tho nearest available headquarters are tbo i' n headquarters and Battery C of tho First Artll- p lery, from St. Augustine to Sulllvans Island, m fi Charleston harbor; Light Battery B, Fourth B I Artlllsry, from Fort Itlley, Kan., to Jack- t-r V ion Barracks, Ln.; Light Battery F, f' B Fourth Artillery, from Fort Itlley to S . Fort Monroe; Light Battery F, Fifth K t artillery from Fort Itlley to Savannah, On. The I h light battery at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, will W- go to Galveston. A number of the railroads ft K operating In the territory covered by these Jjf movements submitted bids, the awards of which i' lb Will be announced lator. E $ Tho movements In N'ew York and New Kng- fL yL land aaa result ot the recent orders are: Fifth wnsr xr ArUIery.twobattcrles.fromFortSlocumtoFort M m1 Hancock; one battory from Fort Wndsworth to H W Fort Hancock, and ono battery from Fort Hamll- 1& W ton to Fort Hancock; Second Artillery, one bat- li'; 9 tery from Fort Adams to Long Island Head. ? S' The offlcers of the Ordnanco Bureau, with 2- E' Gen. Miles, 10 day examined samples of 30-call- If B bra rifles submitted in person by a rcprcscnta- St f tlveof tho Winchester Repeating Arms Com- . H- pany. S P- X full explanation of the facilities of the com- Ml Bt pany'a plant lor supplying mnull arms In the Is Ssi prosent emergency nasmsdo to theolllcers. and f& kE contracts may later bo made for the quick do- 5 Jftf livery of a large quantity of these arms. Iff mi, Qeo- allies left Washington at 12 o'clock to- Wi'Sr night for New York. Ho will make a pemonal Wf Hi Inspection to-morrow of the now fortifications K Jjf at jToi t Slocum and Davids Island. M m VTAVT TO JtJS KAYAT. nNaiNEEtlB. R II' Oraaaatta rrem Trchnlcal Scnoala Anxious to X m. Oat Places od ITarihlps. E n yVismaTON, March IB. Fifteen graduates k In steam engineering of well-known sclenttflo Jy j M Institutions have applied to tho Navy Depart- St Kt nent for appointment as assistant engineers. IMF' Eg These men furnish certificates of graduation I ffl showing that they have takon complete courses W ill '&d should be well .qualified for the duties now j3t, required of engineers on warships. Many of & ffl the young mon are graduates of leading foreign It fljn technical schools and at least half a dozen havo St mi taken almost every course available In steam f It sngUieerlng. VW. mi Commodore Melville, the chief of tho engl- Cflill' netting bureau, wants justiurh typo of mon -fi)lJ for the servico and has ropeatodly pointed out SUB t0. V10 dppartment the lmpnsalbfllfy of main- TiB fflft tainlng tho quota of the corps allowod by luw MK Hjfe f0:? the annual list of Annapnll graduates. C5& II ?Ie h" reported that the graduates of tho lead- vk ,nff technical schools where marine engliucring SS' BF Is taught aro equally fitted to taLo'posltlou ins 'A yj tho navy with cadets who Ue graduated In & R the four years' course at tho Naval Academy. iw. If and that so tar as Information of the work Is W U apneernwl thay are better qualified than mid- K Kf hlpmen. owing to the superiority of courses at &. Iil outside institutions. Unless tho personnel bill Mr lEr ,,: Promptly adopted Engineer Mrlrllle will fit tfi rga that authority be grnntod tlio Secretary to m. Iff commission fifty engineers fiom civil life. w m. gov. ELitr.nitEB wij.t. iianr. Sk tik. Beatb Cmrsllaa's EieeulUa Snji liu Troop Kffift ""O lo rialit Circular Saws. Efe M OOLUMMA, S. C, March 18,-Tho Adjutant- IE Qeusral has been ordered by Gov. Ellerbce to Rjj mi equip fully every company. Tho Governor has KF ift received information from Washington the l , ehoructer of which is indicated by his actions. IT flP M" r n ,nter'rlew t to-night expressing gf w"1 himself for tho first time. U K "V tho Court of Inquiry declares," ho said, Vm "that tho Maine uas blown up by enemies, It S HR aeems to mo that war is Inevitable. Tho con- m forr5l0,co,.lr4e. "" far I'ursuul b; the Admin fQ, m Istrationis to bo toimiioiided. H war is de af Q clored and Tarn calltd ui.on 1 ill order out the fS, fitat troons Immediately. I have ubout J..00O ,f armed iindrauiiiiiod who would respond to u ianand light a oirculur suw to protoot tho ... pnor of tuo American Hag. And If tho troops t a ot say btato aro put in ibo deld 1 will tako 00m" i P ?JSinl3r"V' Ibro ordered AdJu-Qcn. Watts f I, to tullr oauip every company and to direct tho PATJtOLZXXO xng TLOItZDA COAST. Three Itevtaar Cnlteri Raid nave Been tit tailed IWr Tfils Derflce. TlMrA, Flo., March 15. Tampa hoard this evening that tho rovenuo cutlers Forward, Winona, nnd McLano had been ordered to patrol tho coast of Florida, with Tampa as their head quarters. Tho roport was strengthened by tho fact that tho Forward and Winona hnvo just arrived here. Tbo Winona Is nowbn tho marlno ways undergoing extensive repairs, and tho orders aro for the work 1 0 bo rushed. The United States tnagboat Suwaneo Is still lioro awaiting orders. IX C ALT, ISO OUT XliB MILITIA. Ittculailana Which (bow lbs Prnlflest's rjnir la rtmptor Slate Troon. Wariiinotov, March 15. Throo questions pertaining to tho catling out of tho militia havo been a sourco of controversy for somo time and are of special importanco In the preparations which aro being mado for posslblo war. These havo been answered by LlcuU-Col. Gcorco B. DavW, Deputy Judgo Advocate-General of tho army, under authority of tho Adjutant-General's olllco. Tho questions are: 1. It tho President of tho United States should cnll out tho mllltla of ono State for duty In another State would It bo mustered Into tho general service by any oath oth"r than that ad ministered to tho men ob militiamen In their own State) '1. Docs tho call of tho President necossarlly bmo to bo through tho Governor of tho State! ;i. In Calling out the mllltla would It bo wltbln tho powers of tho President to designato cer tain organizations, or Mould ho huo to limit himself merely to making a requisition for a certain number or men! Col. Dm Is sajs, In answer to the first ques tion, that under the practlco established by tho War Department -a practlco. however, neither required nor expressly sanctioned by law an oath of Allegiance Is essential to tho muster In of mllltla trooiH", under the actof July 17, ISO'i. "Kolng a condition Imposed by order or reg ulation nierclv." he sajs. "and nolo, statutory requirement, It Is subject to change or modi fication, by tho same authority. It Is proper to observe, howorer, that ono of tho chief rea sons for the Imposition of the oath of alleglanco to test tho loalty of the Individual members of tho mtlitla,tipon thoir being mustered Into the service of tho United States still exists and would servo tho satno useful purpose in the fu ture tbnt It has Bcrvcd In tho past." Answering tho bocond quotlon, Col. Davis says: "Tho only statutory restriction upon tho authority of tho President, in respect to tho call ing forth of tho milltin, 1b tbnt contained In tlio actof July 17, 18UU, which requires that 'when the mllltla ot more than ono State Is called Into the actual service ot tlie United States by tho Prosldcnt, he shall apportion them among such States according to rcproscntatUo population.' On the other hand tho act of Fob. ys, 1795, conferred authority upon tho Prcsldont 'to call forth sulIi number ot tho militia of tho State or States most convenient to tho plnco of danger or stene of action as ho may deem necessary to repel such invasion, or to suppress such rebel lion, and to lssuo his orders for that purpose to such otllcer of tho mllltla ns ho may think liroDcr.' Tho cnll n ould ordlnarilv hn AHrirARpri to tho Governor, who, in most of the Statos, is made tho Commander-ln-Chtcf of the active mllltla of tho State. Such, Indeed, has been the I practlco of the Kx cutlve since tho formation of tho Gorcrnment under the Constitution." In regard to tne third proposition this ex planation is given: "L'nder tho authority con ferred by the act of Feb. i!8, 1705. it would be entirely within tho discretion of tho Preililont to designato certain organizations for servico under tho call. If thore bo 110 organized mlll tla In the Stato pointed out by tho act of July 17, 1802, as the one from which tho mllltla should bo drawn, tbo power to designato be comes Impossible of execution, and tbo call must in conicquenco be addressed to tho Gov ernor of tho State. It Is proper to say that the latter course Is the ono properly to be pursued under ordinary circumstances. It Is only when an emergency of time exists, "r tho lojalty of tho mllltln of n particular locality Is double, or w hoi 0 there Is renson to believe that the Ex ecutive will not honor tho President's request, that the call should bo addressed directly to tbo commanders of tho mllltla organizations whoso services aro believed by him to bo necessar to meet tho existing emergency." VTAXT THE SOUXD DEFENDED. Svn navea's nslearaflon AiU the President ror Part r Ilia SO.OOO.OOO. WAsnrNQTOX. March 15. A delegation of citizens from Now Haven, Conn., visited the Prosldcnt and Secretary Long this morning to urgo the expenditure for Long Island Sound de fences of a part of tho $50,000,000 emergency appropriation. Mayor Fredorick B. Farnsvvorth. Gen. E. E. Bradley, City Counsel, W. H. Ely. and Secretary Henry C. Rowe of tho New Haven Chamber of Commerco were In tho party. Sena tors Hawlcy and Piatt and Representative Sperry accorapinled tho party to the White House and to tbo Navy Department. 1 he spokesman ot tbo delegation urged tho President to authorlzo tho expenditure of a suf llrlcnt Rum of money to Insure tho protection of the cities along tho shores of Long Island Sound against the posslblo attack of a foreign fleet of war vessels. They described tho necessity of more extensive fortifications at the east end of the Sound, In addition to those In course of con struction at Gull Island. If strong fortifications are provided In that region, they s Id, tho pro tection of New London, New Haven, Bridgeport, South Norwalk. and other coast towns is assured. WAR TEEFAEATIOSa AT J10BTOS. Making Iteodv Tor a (lattery an I.onr Island Ileoil riny Eallatmenlii. Boston, March 15. J. McE. Hyde, Quarter master In charge, received telegraphic orders last night that Buttery O of tho Second Artil lery was detailed from. Fort Adams, Newport, to Long Island Head to mon the flvo ten-Inch rifles on disappearing carriages there, and to make preparations tor their encampment on ar rival at the end of the week. He at onco set about the necessary work, ordering lumber Bhlppcd and engaging carpenters to construct kitchens, storehouses, and tent floors for the thirty lints to bo occupied. At tho navy yard emergency preparations still go cm. It woe understood that tho Lancaster, ordered reodj.for commission on April 1, would lo used ns n school ship for gun captains, but It is now rumored that her guns aro to be dis mounted and held in readiness for tho auxiliary licet. Enlistment is going on with renewed activ ity at the recruiting office on Knecland street, whero men aro being accepted for service in tho light and heavy artillery. From an exam ination of tho books of the office as far back as 1H70. Copt. Uulnlans found that In no other month did tho recruits approach tho number which will probably be enlisted this month If tho rush continues. ituitnrixo up tub uonitis. Klcbt Work necna oa Iba Torprd Deal New nulldlac at llrlitol, n. I. Bristoi, II. I March IB. Tho orders that hnvo been expectod for somo time to hurry up .ho work on tho torpedo boat Morris, now build ing here, camo yeatorday afternoon. In con formance with theso rush orders tho gang of men employed on tho boats will work longer hours. It was decided at onco to keep tho works in operation until 0 o'clock overy night. Tho nteel workers and tho boiler shop hands aro affected by tho liurry-un orders. To-night nil tho mon left at (I o'clotfc whoii Ihe whlstlo blew, but tlie employoos returned at 7 o'clock. It Is posslblo that a night shift will be put on, and tho work carried on continuously day nncl night, but not until further orders to that (fleet nrn recelvtd. Ilia Morris is to develop a speed of 22 knots an hour. Sho Is very nearly finished. The engines and hollers aro on board, and nenrly fitted. It will tuke ubout flvo weeks to finish up and launch the craft. FEEC PllirATE LEOiaitES TO MEX. Ilr. Crrone's Great Frrn Private Illnilrated .i-rturra fur Mm Only, MaanlDrenlly II. luslraled bj Mim-I,ll,t DImoItIus liens and Ttuiidroui X.IIay Eihlblllou, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, at 8 o'clock, the noted physician, Dr. Greene of 35 West 14th St., New York city, will deliver In Chlckcrlng Hall, Fifth av, and 18th St., grand free prlvuto illustrated lectures to men only. Ihosu lectures will bo superbly Illustrated by lime light dissolving alereoptlcon pictures, en larged mlcroscoplo colored views, and by what Is now to tho public, wonderful X-Hay oxhinl t ons-tbat marvellous ray of light which shows tlie human sjstcin ns If It could beseen through. There Is the greatest lutcrcst and curiosity among tbo people concerning tho mysterious fascinations of the X-Itay revelations, and, as admission Is free to all men. thuru will doubt less bo immense audiences ot men to see and understand for themselves. Those locturcs will contain valuable advice upon those Important subjocts of a private nature, vvlikh all men should know and under stand, but too often nro Ignorunt concerning. The Doctor will also discuss that terrible dls easo, nervous debility, so common among men. Admission Is freo to all parts of tbo house, and all men should attend these valuablo private lecture. .They will learn much to their ad van- T f TO LET THE ST. LOUIS SAIL. DECISION TEHTEHDAT OT PltEBI' DENT AXIi SAf AT. OAIW. If. C. D. Hordes. Mean Yacht Vldelte laid le Have Been Accepted for Sertlee In pectlna- the Available Koala In !ew Verb, Hasten, Philadelphia, nnd Itnltlmore. Unless circumstances nrlso to niter tho orders from Washington tho American liner 8U Louis will sail to-day on hor scheduled trip for South impton. The board appointed by tho Secretary of tho Navy to examlno and report upon mer chant vessels that might be used in time of war as auxiliary cruisers sent jesterday afternoon for James A. Wright and Clomcnt A. Oris com, Jr., of tbo International Navigation Com pany. Both Mr. Wright nnd Mr. Grlscom strongly urged that tho St. Louis be allowed to sail as scheduled. Nearly nil her freight had boon taken on board and n largo number of pas sengers, for tho lime of year, had been booked. Capt. Itodgcrs, President of tho board, con cluded to communicate with the President over tho lone-distance tolephono before tho bontd docldcd the matter. Accordingly tho Whtto Houbo was called up. and Capt, Ilodgers and Prcsldont McKlnlcy talked the matter over. Tin: So.v was Informed that the Presi dent finally told Capt. Rodgers that he would confer with Secretary Long and call up tho Army building later. Shortly before 6 o'clock It was announced thst tho steamer would lenve for Southampton this morning, as scheduled. It was learned later that tbo President had told Capt. Itodgcrs to let tho liner go. This deci sion, however, was subject to reversal In case circumstances arose calling for the equipment ot the auxiliary fleet at onco. At tho session of the board yesterday morn ing the naval men talked with several repre sentatives of steamship companlos In this city which own vessels that havo been examined by tho board or will be. Tho representatives of tho companies wero quite willing to put any or all of their boats at tho serrvtco of tho Govern ment, providing terms of salo or rental could bo agreed upon. The terms are something which tho board has no authority over. Its buslnoss is simply to rocommend to tho Navy Depart ment cortaln merchant ships (hat might be serviceable, together with tho terms on which they aro offered. Tho board went over a num ber of communications from steamship owners in Boston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. At 11 o'clock members ot the board went on tours of inspection. Some went to the Ward line pier, at the foot of Wall street, where tho steamers Saratoga, Seneca, and City of Wash ington are lying. Others went to the pier of the Cromwell line to Inspect too Creole, and lothe plor of tho Metropolitan line to Inspect tbo steamers Herman Winter, II. F. DImock, and II. M. Whitney. In Inspecting the ships the members of tbo board were assisted by two ship carpenters from tho Brooklyn Navy Yard, who took measurements and called at tention to certain matters of construction. To-day only to members of the board Capt. Rodgera nnd Lieut. -Commander Kelley vvlll.be In Now York. Lieut, Sargent and Engineer Dixon left last night for Boston, nnd Assistant Naval Constructor Tawresey has gono to Phil adelphia und Baltimore. Capt, Itodgers nnd Llcuu-Commander Kelloy will give tholr atten tion, among other matters, to-day to collecting nformatlon relative to steel seagoing tugs and yachts that may bo used as despatch boats It was reported yesterday that M. '. I). Borden's yacht Vedette, offered by her owner to Presi dent McKlnley for Government service, has been accepted and will immediately bo sent to the Brooklyn Navy Yard to be overhauled and properly equipped. Among the passengors booked to sail on tho St. Louis to day are Hen. John Watts Kearny and bis young bride. Cbarles Frohman, Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Jay, Dr. Thomas Blddlo, and Arthur Erwln Brown of Philadelphia; Mrs. G. L Klngsland, Miss Ethel W. Kingsland nnd Master G. L. Klngsland, and Mrs. J. H. L. Kelghtley. TESTING THE EIQ DSI HOOK. Still a Great I.rakacr Dock May Net Be Ready Till April 1. The tests of tho big dry dock. No. 3, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, made yesterday, wero not altogether satisfactory. They showed that tho dock probably did not leak nearly so badly as when Naval Constructor Bowles undertook the work of repairiug It. Tho first tests were made shortly after 7 o'clock yesterday morning. About eighteen feet of water was lot into the dock. Then tho caisson or gate was closed. Outside the caisson Is a coffer dam, built to hold back the water from tho Wallabout basin. Through this coffer dam a sluice was cut, which permitted tho water from the basin to slowly All the space between the dam and the caisson. As soon as tho sluice was opened, Mr. Bovvlos kept his cyo on the water in the dock. In a short time ho saw that it was rising. That showed that tho dock still leaked. In hilt an hour the water in tho dock had risen about two feet. Tho main leak nppcared to bo at or near the caisson, which wax rrgardod as strange. Seeing this, Mr. Bowles sent down a dlvcrto locate If possible, the places where the leaks wero. It seemed evident that the water worked In under the caisson. Tho diver continued at his work all tho forenoon, but ho was unabla exactly to locato the leiks. The opin ion was expressed, however, that tho water got In through tho crevices where tho caisson did not dt tightly In its grooves. It was also suggested that nosslblv some foreign substance, such as a tool of one of the workmen or a piece of tluiher, had lodged In ono of tho grooves. The leaks found yesterday did not bother Mr. Bowles greatly, for ho felt certain that tbo sourco of the troublo could bo found without much difficulty. Once found. It will be quickly removed nnd unother test will be mado. The dock will bo pumped out and water allowed to flow Into the spaco between tho cofferdam and tho caisson. If no leak Is then discovered, the cofferdam will bo removed. The contract for this has been awarded, but, according to ltstorms, ten days' notlco must be given before work be gins. The contract price for removing the dam Is $10,000. Tbo work will require throe or four weeks, and then the dredning nf tho channel at the entrance to tho dock must bo done. After tbo tests, Mr. Bowles admitted thit ho did not believe tho dock would ho roady for uso before May 1. flip Nay Department ex pected tho dook to bo roady hy April 1, That tlicra must be additional deluy will be a great disappointment to the Washington author ities. During the ten mouths that the dock has been undergoing repairs tho Navy Drpartniont has been put to great Inconvenience, as tbnru Is no dock In this country whero the largest vessels ot the navy can be put on dry dock. By the regulations of tho department, every ship In the navy must have ber bottom scraped and repainted every six months. Ow ing to the fact that tho big dry dock has not been ready, the rule has not been ob served, and the big battleships and cruisers have not been attended to as they should have been. It would be found, In consequence, that, should they bo needed for active servico, tholr speed would be greatly reduced. CABINET ON II Alt PBOBrECia. A Itevlaw er the Cuban Situation vrilheat Definite Iteialt.. Wabitihotok, March 15, In a brief but In teresting meeting of tho Cabinet to-day the plans for placing tho country on u war footing were discussed to tho oxcluslou of other business. Tbero has been considerable talk between the President and his advisors In the past week about concentrating troops on the Southern sea board and sendlnganarmy toCubaif'war should result. These matters came up again to-day, Tbero wero two views expressed. IhAwas contended, on the one hand, that It would bo inhuman to send an army ot un'sc- climated Americans to the island In tbo unhealthy season, whore tbousanda would bo sure to die of disease. This view was taken by' those who favored n postponement. If pom. Mole, of any declaration of hostilities 0 possible act that would result In war. Iho opposing opinion was supported by the contention that tho longer Spain had to prepare for war the Letter she would bo pre pared to copo with the United States, nnd It was tloslrablotostrlko u quid, blow with both land ami naval forces, no matter what the tost to life through tho ravagosof disease The purchase of warships was also brought up and tho courso of tho negotiations oxplalnod. No definite conclusion was reached on any topic, and the President did not explain what ho intendod to do In regard to the general Cuban question, although some reference was made to the probability of an early report from tbo Maine Board of Inquiry. An Interesting feature of the meeting was the presence of Theodore Roosevelt, tho Assistant Secretary of 11 e Navy, who probably came to tell vrhat had been dono In rezard to the partic ular naval preparations which Secretary Long has placed in his charge. Two Mare Balierlro Tor Randy Hook. Batteries C nnd M of the Fifth Artillery, sta tioned at Fort Slocum, David' Island, will bo transferred to Fort Hancock, Handy Hook, to- d.7rr J.n a11 piSb5bJJ,tjr wh?P tb9 new 8ltn Ar tillery U rocrultod Battery B of the Fifth Artll- !?" W c. filoeum' wlU trAMf erred to MASSES VOn XttB MAINS' JFA1. An Impressive Cerooneay at at. rraneta Xatlt-ra Church Veilerday Haralna. A month's mind requiem mass for the repose of the souls, ot the sailors ot the battleship Maine was celebrated at Bt. Francis Xnvler'a Church in 'West Sixteenth street yesterday morning. There wero 100 communicants ot tho ltoman Cathollo Church in tho craw ot the Maine, and 157 of these were mombors ot the Apostloshlp of Prayer, under the auspices ot which tho mass was condncted. Tbo church was crowded. Over the doorway American flags were draped. The Interior, particularly tho altars, woro heavily draped in mourning. At tho head of tho centro aisle was a black cata falque, having over it a union jack, and on it a sailor's cap and two cutlasses orossod. The moss was not a military one, but It had a mili tary aspect on account of the number of soldiers and sailors present. Tho military comprised a company ot artil lery from Fort Hamilton and LleuU-Col. Tully McCroa and an escort from Fort Slocum. The navy was represented by a dcUchment ot sail ors and marines from tho Brooklyn Navy Yard under command of Lieut. Lucas. Ihoy wero es corted to the church from the foot of East Six teenth street by two companies of the St. Fran cis -Xavler's School Cadets. Three ot the live survivors of tho Maine who came North a few days ago attended the services. Tho mass was eolebrated by the Rev. w. u. J. Roany, chaplain of tho Vermont, and the Rev. Mr. Campbell ot Fordbam was deacon. The sub-deacon was tho Rev. Father K. T. McCuo of St, Gabriel's Church nnd the master of cere monies was the Rev. Father Thomas F. Moy hah, ono of Archbishop Corrigan's Secretaries. The sermon was preached by the Rev. John S, Wynne of bt, Francis Xavler's Church and head of the central office of the Apostleshlp ot Prayer. At the conclusion ot the sermon Archbishop Corrlgan pronounced a benedic tion and a bugler from Fort Hamilton sounded taps. Services of a similar character were held yesterday morning at tho Italian Roman Cath ollc;church ot St, Anthony, at Sullivan and Houston Btrccts. Another requiem mass for the dead of the Maine was celebrated yesterday at the Protes tant Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin at 130 West Fortioth street. IS 811 E A I'lLIBVSTEnr Alleged Mysterious Aetlens of a Bcbeener In a Down-Bait nivor. Paovidenob, n. I., March IS. A three masted schooner which suited out of tho Sea connet River this morning has boon a fruitful cause of speculation among the inhabitants of Tiverton and Little Comnton who dwell along tho shore. Tho throe-master in question is a fair-sized vessel named tho Annlo P. Chase. A week ago she sailed up tho Seaconnet River and dropped anchor off High Hill. She lay there two days, and then came up further to the Folnt called Foglsnd, whero she anchored again, t Is averred by some of tho dwellers on chore that a small steamer visited hor about 12 o'clock every night and the natives think that she is a filibuster. TOZUNTEEES EBOM PRINCETON. President Pattan Announce That Sealers Would Be Allowed to Xtnllat. PniNCCTOS, March IS. President Patton of Princeton has announced that, should President McKlnloy call for volunteers for tho national defence or the Invasion of Cuba, members of tho senior class In good Btanding would be allowed to enlist and receive their diplomas in June. They would not bo reaulred to make up collego work lost by their enlisting. It Is understood that othor Eastern college Piesldouts have mado similar announcements. Many of the Princeton seniors, it Ib stated, are ready to enlist should tho Prcsldont call for troops. ESTEROEXCX EVNJi FOB NEW JEBBBT. A BUI to Appropriate 0;SO,0OO ror B.e la Case or a Declaration or YTar. TnEJiTOV, March 15. In the Senate to-day Senator Daly introduced a bill declaring "that inviowof tho impending national crisis, which may culminate in a declaration of war," an ap propriation ot $250,000 shall be mode as an emergency fund, subject to tho disposal of tho Governor in the event or such declaration ot war. The House this afternoon passed the Sen ate bill authorizing the Governor to have or ganized three additional Gatllnggun companies. AIZEEN OFFEBED TO VNCEE BAST. nicbard Steven. Trill Sell, Lease, or Lend Bis nii steam Vaebt. Richard Stevens of Castle Point. Hoboicen, esnt a communication yesterday to Lieutenant Commander J. D. J. Kelley, ono of the board as signed to the duty of organizing an auxiliary fleet, offering tho services of his steam yacht Aileen in caso the Government found use for her inthoevent ot war with Spain. Mi. Stevens made tbo offer simply out of p-itrlotism. He says ho will sell, lease, orlend his yacht to the Government. TORE VP A SPANIBB FZAO. Theatre Patrons Found It Nailed an Ihe Floor to Be Trampled Ou. When persons wont to enter the Columbus Theatre, In 125th street, at about tbo time for tho beginning of tho performance last night, they found a Spanish flag nailed upon the floor of the lobby, put there, presumably, by tho managors or tho house to be trampled on, with n view to press notices. As soon a tho colors wero recognued there was such a disturbance in the ruh to tramplo on it that tho police or dered tho management to remove it. It was grabbed und torn to bits by tho crowd. For the Free IColry or War Munitions. Washington, March 15. In accordance with tho recommendation of Secretary Gage, Hepre sontativo Dlnzley of Maine to-day Introduced a resolution providing that all guns, ammunition, and othor naval supplies as maybe nurcbaaod nbroad by the Government for tho national de fence prior to Jan. 1, 1800, shall be admlttod at any port of entry in the United States free of duty. The Machine Leaves Horrolk. Norfolk, Vs., March 16, Regarding the transfer of the gnnboat Machlas from this yard to Boston, It Is said at the Naval Constructor's office that she was never ordered hero for re pairs, but to tho Portsmouth, N, II., yard. She stopped here for tho survey, this being the point most convenient to Washlngtoq. Sho left at 2 P. M. for Boston. The Puritan will he ready for sea In two duys. She will go to Key West. One thousand men are at work on tho Newark, and every effort Is being mada to finish hor within tho sixty-day limit by several days' margin. Blob Texan to Bales a Brslment or Ills Own. Houbton, Tex., March 15. A movement to organize and eaulp a regiment ot Toxans to be held in roadlness for war with Spain is headed by George W. Burkett. a rich railroad con tractor of Palestine, Tex., now in this city on business. Burkett Intends to donate 810.000 out of his own pocket for the purpose. The projoct Is to enlist only picked men and uako tbo regiment the finest In the American forces. Burkett wasbornln Ireland, but served through Ibo civil war as a Union soldier. He is a mil llonalre. America's Greatest Medicine is Hood's Sarsaparilla because No other medicine Has such a record Of wonderful cures. The worst cases of Scrofula, Salt Eheum, Catarrh, Dyspepsia, Yield to Hood's. FURNITURE and UPHOLSTERY m.'iTini.n run the ska so.v. IRO.V DEDS. tS.,10, IS, 3 CO to 180. imatjs iikdh, sic, ttb, m.fio to ns. Ilt)n Cllllll MATTIIKVIES (do lb..), BIO. UK-IT III.ACH UniHISIill (dO lb.j, IT.0. i-.1."1 Vf"' ,,.,.ne 'mPertal Double border Spring and Elite Wovtn Wire Matlreues era Cou. B. FITCH & CO., nnurrnrai dealers, 97 WEST 4.2D ST. Vaoterr, 4-IO VTetrt Ul Bt. t. iaSalliMinwl?,iir1trorili)M,iiMiiJ"i!"'rl r"' " J"i ' --- new tons: pmoita abb patriotic. Offer Tnelr Beats anal Tkeamtrea for the !. ernmeai nervier, The pilots are about to offer their services to the Government, in anticipation of an emergen cy. The Dllota hold a meeting on Monday, and prepared this memorial to the Pilot Commis sioners: '"Wo, the undersigned New York-Sandy Hook pilots, tho Now Jersey pilots concur ring, realising tho usefulness to tho nary of tlie United Statos of our steam pilot boat. New York, In caso of war with Spain, do hereby au thorlzo our Executive Committee to request tbo New York Board of Pilot Commissioners to offer to the President of the United Slates nnd tlm Secretary ot tho Navy the steam pilot boat, Now York, or any sailboat we have which might bo of uso to the Government in tho pend ing crisis. Also, that wo stand ready to ren der to the naval vessels of the United States such aid and assistance as our knowledge ot the coast from Nantucket to the Uapss of Vir ginia makes possible." This has been already signed by thirty of the pilots and It wai said yesterday that overy ono of tbo 103 channel finders will sign It as soon as they get the chanoe. Among the pilots are, thirteen who served as Government pilots during tho civil war. XIONVUENT XO TUB MAINE'S MEN. Mayer Van XTjck Chairman or Hew York's Committee 03.900 Inkscrlbed Re Far. In response to invitations sent out on Mon day by Mayor Van Wyck nbout fifty citi zens met in the Windsor Hotel last night to con sider ways and means for raising funds to aid the National Committee in the work of erect ing a monument to the lost seamen and marines of the Malno. Mayor Van Wyck presided, and ho was subsequently elected permanent Chair man. Edward M. Grout, President of the borough of Brooklyn, was seloctod as Vice Chairman, James II. Breslln Secretary and J. Kdward Simmons Treasurer. Mayor Van Wyelc announced that Tammany Hall, through llich. ard Croker, had subscribed 91,000 to tho fund 2nithliSuRlchrd Croker personally had given 9100. The other subscribers were Jacob Hup pert, Jr., fil.OOO. and C. C. Bhayno $100. A resolution was adopted empowering the Mayor to appoint a committee consisting of one member lrom each trade and calling In the city t0,. BlAin th0 .7ork oC collecting funds, after which the mooting adjonrnod. The Mayor said he would appoint the committee as soon as possible. JEWS BBADT XO F1GIIT. The Veterans or tbe Hebron Union Wilt Carrr tbeXIuabel Again lr XrcUed. At the anniversary banquet of the Hebrew Union Veterans, hold last night In Maenner chor Hall, tho commander, Civil Justice Joseph Stelner, got on his feet with the aid of crutches and explained that he bad been ill in bed, but managed to get out for tho purposo of telling the people ot the country that tho Jows ot tho United Slates were ready to defend the Stars and Stripes In case war was declared. Vice-Commander Moses Eckstein said that "the glorious flag of tho Union had been dipped in the salt water ot Havana harbor," and that It was the duty ot every Jow in the United States to resent that insult. "How many of you here in this hall are ready to-night to follow me into tho fleld of battle against Spain I" said Eckstein. How many of you aro ready to shoulder a gun all who are ready stand up." Every man in the hall, 200 In number, jumped up, and tho crowd of -old soldiers shouted In chorus, " Were all roalyl" Coating Station at Km London. Nbw Hayek, Conn., March 10. An officer from the New London Navy Yard arrived here this afternoon to Inspect the coal pockets of tbo Consolidated Itallroad In this city, no says that the Government Is to open a coaling station at New London oapablo of unloading 8,000 tons of coal a day. Now London will bo made one o the leading coaling stations In New England, because oflts location just inside the eastern entrance to Long Island Sound. Twenty Torpedoes neoolved at Newport. NEwronT, R. L. March 16. Twenty White head torpedoes ot the new or mark 111 stylo wore received at the torpedo station to-day from the Bliss works In Brooklyn. They aro In tended for tho new battleships and torpedo chasers. They are the same diameter as those now In service, but are longer and carry about double the charge of explosives. They are the first of this stvlo delivered to tho Government, and cams In eighty boxes. With practice heod J-hey- wolch 1.0T0 pounds and with war head 1,000 pounds. Torpedo Deat roots at Jacksonville. Jacksonviue, Fla March IS. Tho torpodo boat Footo enmo up tho river this forenoon, hav ing mado tho run from Charleston bar to tho St. Johns in less than twelve hours. The offlcnrs say she displayed great seaworthiness on her trip. Somo of her machinery needs ovei hauling, as sbe has Just been put to work, and tho vessel will remain hero a day or two to have repairs made. Aralnst Senate Investigation or tho Mains Dis aster. WABmjJOTOW, March 15. Tho Senate Naval Committee, after a short discussion of the sub ject, to-day voted. 0 to 6, to postpone for tbo prosent tho proposed investigation Into the cause of the Malno disaster. PATMABTEB 111LLIXOB BETIBBB. Secretary Long la.usa an Order Placing Hint on Ibo .tj' Ltit. WABnwaTON, March 15. Tho case of Pay Director Luther Q. Billings, U. S. N was dis posed of to-day by nn order Issued by Secre tary Long placing him on the retired list. Ho was convicted recently by court-martial and sentenced to dismissal, but upon his plea that tho verdict w.is not supported by the testimony. Secretary Long proposed as a compromise that the director volunturlly apply for retirement. 'Iho compromlsn was rejected by Mr. Billings, who contended that if hcjwcre guilty ho should bo dismissed th sen Ice, but if innocent should not be forced off the actlv e list, becrctary Lonir.then ordered tho ofllcer before a retiring board, who reccommended his re tirement on tho ground of mental disqualifica tion. The ordor transferring Mr. Billings from it0 ?.c.vo to.ihP retired list followed today. Mr. Billings's friends, both In and out of the 2aT7iV .ve bcP, txl ctlvo In his behalf, and despito.tho verdict of tho court, are firmly con vinced of his entire innocence of tho charges brought against him. SENATOR XUVBBTON'B SOBBOW. The Dsdv or nie Wire Drought Back to Key VTe.t Helnrn or Ibo Congressmen. Kbt West. March lB.-Tbe yacht Anita, with the body of Mrs. Thurston, and tbe volunteer Congress committee arrived here from Cuba to dftJi ,r !!. f at half-mast, owing to the sudden death of the wife of Senator Thurston. ays Be Has Set rire In 1,000,000 or Property. Saginaw, Mich.. March 1C Confessions mode by William F. Blemers, under arrest here, show that be Is responsible for a number ot big fires ! 5?Je 01'?;ue, I" 'his region during tho past year, ltlemsrs estimates that ho has set tiro to more than gl.OOO.ooo worth ot property. The men who usually look down on the $J6 and $J8 Spring Overcoat will change their minds after they see ours. SUfc Unci Street Covert CoU at $18. Strap warns. Half box shape and just short enough for stylish street wear. Not sUfc lined, $14, And, sllfc lined Spring Overcoats, of soft and dreuy black Thibet goods, at $J6. For the man of quiet Ustez. Not ilklined,$J2, Critics say we might ask several dollars more and still be reasonable. HACKETT, Broadway, CARHART ! Corner 13th" &rrt I Corner Canal, UJ. Near Chambers; nHQBiC 'iHHSsW.liiiBnBBainlaHnoiiiiiiiiiHnliHnlaHnol VOGEL j Ullllf f THE QBBAT NBW YORK CLOTHIERS, I Havo ready for your inspection tho handsomoat I lino of Spring Top Coats ever shown. I Top m coais Style, shorter than last season, but not short i enough to expose the coat underneath. Olotb, oovort, tan and faint groenlsh shades $ predominating. Lining silk or satin. 's Broadway, Cor. Houston St. ,v BBEBBAJf MEN ON XOP. Croker Announces a Poller or Ifen-Interron lion la tbe Klnlh. John O. Sheehan's friends turned outlast night and at a special meeting of the Tammany General Committee ot tho Ninth Acsembly district in dorsed his leadership. The faction in the party which wishes to depose Mr. Sheehan had lssned a call for a meeting at the I'equod Clnb at 8 o'clook. Mr. Sheehan's friends forestalled them by holding a meeting at the club at 7:30 o'clock. At that hour the room was locked, and at every mention of Mr. Sheehan's name there was on.outburst of applause. Senator Munzinger and Councilman Goodvrin, who have been hustling tor Jobs for the faithful, said that the district would get its dues as soon as room could be made in the departments for them. John n. Conway said that what was wanted was an explanation of the attltudo of Mr. Crokor. "Wo don't want Croker." yelled a man. "We want Sheebnn. Ho'a our leador," said halt a dozen. Thomas J. Smith, who la secre tary of tho district organization nnd private secretary to Mr. Croker, omits this statement: "As Mr. Crokcr's name has been uientloaed, I am authorized to bay that be has never enter tained such sentiments as suggested by tho re marks of Mr. Conway. Ho wishes it to be un derstood that tho district has not been and will not b discriminated against for ony reason in tho matter of Dutronagc. He has heard rumors that the district was not getting patronage be cause John C. Sheehan is its leader. This he wants to deny emphatically, and ho authorized mo whenover I heard bis name mentioned In connection with this subject to deny it for him. He further said that It was not his desire nor would it bo his praulce to meddle with tho af fairs Of any district. If ttie mnrnhfr. nf thx General Committee of any district leel that thoy have any grievance against tho exocutlvo member or any ono else, tho place to settle tho dlOlculty Is In the General Committee, and the Tammany Hall organization will not be a partr Jo interference in matters of that kind. Ho believes In home rulo In the districts. Ho added that no matter what change might bo contemplated, no matter what leader was in contemplation, no one would get eny more recognition than John C. Sheehan. After this statement the meeting adjourned. The dissatisfied men tried to hold a meeting In the' I'equod Club. This tbev were not allowed to do. Therefore O. W. Gibbons announced that a meeting would be hold In bhea s Hotel. T-venty-third street and Ninth avenue. About 100 men hurried to the hotel. Mr. Gibbons mado n spcoch denouncing Mr. Shochan. Kx Assemblyman Jau.cc McCabo was elected Chairman and after several speeches John 1). MoGoldrlck movod that n commlttco of nlno bo appointed to lay tho troublo before tho Exec a tive Committee of Tammany Hall. This mo tion was adopted and the following commlttco was named: G. W. Gibbons. J. B. McQoldrlck. &&P, Noonan. James Elliott, Thomas Carroll, William It. Nelson, Edward Cody, James Daly and Joseph McDonald. The committee was Instructed? to indorse Thomas J. MoEvoy for leader. John B. McOoldrick was the Secretary of the Tammany Hall Genoral Commltteo for a dozen years prior to January, when ho was turned down, it was said, because he was too friendly to Mr. Sheehan. TITOZI WILL OET ITS HALL. Cen. Do Pernor wine Anoiber Point In Ills Flstat nllb Ills Son. PocongEKrRiE, N. Y March 15.-Several years ago Gn. J. Watts Do Peyster. head of tbo well-known New York family of that name, had a quarrel with his son, Col.Johnston L. Do Poyster, in which the ton's coubo was es poused by Ms mother. As a result, Gen. De Peyster and his wife separated, and since then Gon. Do Peyster has given his energies to two things, spending an immense fortune on charita ble and philanthropic enterprises nnd defoatlng the political aspirations of his son nnd his son's adherents in tne family. When recently it be- came known that Col. Do Pejstcr would not object to a ro-oloctlon as Prcsldont of the vlllairo of 'llvoli.anolllce liolmAflllcil bcvcraltlmoj (ten Do Peyster travelled rom his hotno In New York city to his country place at 'llvoll to bco per sonally that his son's ambition, should be thwarted again. He showed his earnestness by promising to erect for tho village an engine house and firemen's hull to cost 810,000 pro Id lug the village otUrors wero chosen to suit him. When the attltudo f his father was made known to Coh Do l'eys er bo declined to run for Prcsldenf.of the village. glvln,r as his reason that If he should bo u'ected bis father would refuse to keep his promise lo erect a publlo hall. Although tho OolonM withdrew personally from the .race, his supnoi lers did not give up the contest, James II. Dcckor, tho regulsr nomi nee for President, was indorsed by tbe'VAntls" ond had clear sailing. At the election to-day he wna'chosen village Piosldent without oppX sltion; but on the other Uncos, trustees. TreaT urer and collector, tliers war a Ilerco fight, which resulted. In:a victory for the General'. MM!! to00. TivoliawlTirgc! Matthew Kennedy. Democrat, for nS., Hall, independentfbeinoem, for CI y Julge' and Obermyer, Democrat, lor Assessor. Tho L'effBwyCt81 t"r' 3u'"v'" nd tne EZECTIONS IN WESTCHESTER. B. C. Caldwell Mado President or (be linallest Village In th stale. Mormr Vhbnow, N Y March 15,-The Til lage and manor elections of Westchester county woro held to-day. Tho Ullage of Polbam Is said to be tho smallest In tbe State. In former years It has had only twenty-ono voters, but this year there aro thirty, and twenty-six of them turned out at the polls. Notwithstanding tho fact that nearly every male rosldont is an officeholder tbero wore two tkkols In tho Held nnd a lively contest. Tho election resulted in the success o tho ticket led hy S. Cushman Caldwell for Vl! lags President. Kx-C'ongrcsiinon Hen U Fair- iV'.'V'10 V"laee' "nd "a Wsltlon ticket, said to be composed of bis friends nominated, but It received only three vote. In Polham Manor Wlllla i B. IUnrtaff'.nrf William K. Gillette wore elected trustees ore? John It Heecroft and Henry Iden. Jr". the re ular Hepubllcan nominees. Ezra T Ollllfenr was elected President of tbe Manor. Ulllllent J.h,,UnclpaLc?ntctftt Larchmont was be tween Marmaduko TIMen and William ir Campbei for trustee. .Mr. Campbell I von Tlio ?&$ ,"0T, "'"k!1, WS CarlstSii WendL Prcs' laent, and Joseph Bird, Treasurer. T.ONO ISLAND ELLCTIOMI. An Odd lions at U4llon-Ceeo or ,on. Ased OS, llf.ltleeted. Ban, March 15.- Chief Harry Van Wool den of the Fire Department was elected Prcsl den of tho Tlll.ge to-day. Ills platform was the declaration that the Sumpwams Water Work Company was not furnishing the ro nlrdpreuM. The stockholders ot the coxa. Free Book T Weak Men '" Book sent sealed upon request. It tells of my 30 years' practice In treating results of self-abuse, such as drains, nervousness, lamo back, Impotcncy, varicocele, with my world-famed ELECTRIC BELT. A 20th century treatment at an honest price. AVorn t nfglit. CurrcuN instantly rel Hundreds ot luntary tcntimonlals new every month. Writo for abovu book to-day or drop In nnd J CONSULT ME FREE and test the current of lien. Dr. A. D. Sanden, 826 Broadway, N. Y. Hours 0 A. M. to u P. M. Sundays. U A. It. to 12 It. 4 No other bouse has ever produced as fine or high grade whlokey as the OlflCrowRye. '' IIow could thoyt They havo not so fine a spring of water, they don't buy such fine grain, and havo not tho scientific formula cf James Crow, they do not let It maturo as many years, but our sales are bo large that wo soil to the trade at as low prices as tho other commoner Buy only of reliable fur'L!-M houses. fed 69FULTONST:' ..-.v;.. j Alg0 B,way & zm aU N Yt Agents for the Great Western Champagne. : - '.If Bye Glasses . So Light and so easy that yon scarcely feel you wear tbem: yet Arm and steady not the slightest vibration; no slipping or tipping or bother" Of course it Isn't the Eye Glasses It's th. Schmidt Clip. Fitted for 60 cents. Circular FREE. Oculists' Prescriptions ailed. Faotory oa premises. Quick repairing. OPEN EVEHINQS. Phono 1908 83. F. G. Schmidt, Optician 16 East 42d St.-ind K.a pany ran Andrew J. Weeks as a candidate against him, and Chief Van Weelden won by a vote of 233 to 00. Thore was no contest on other offices. Stephen J, Wilson, who is 01 years old and has hold the office since tbe Incorpora tion of tho village, was re&lcoted Collector. Capt. Honry Oakley and Edward Dally r, ere elected Trustees and T. Edward Dowden Treasurer. HitMrsTEAP, March IB. The annual olectloa hero to-day resulted as follows: President, Henry U. NIohols: Trustees. William Plyer, OeorgoD. Smith, Frank Martling, and Carroll ; .nIorton.!.,T.r,?a"uror' Edward Cooper; Collector :r of Taxes. William Stoffell. ' Sea Cllr-F, March lo. Tho Prohibition party j carried the election here to-day. Those elocted i, were: Prosldcnt, Charles F. Allesky: Trustees, Edwin II. Hpeod and William E. Fellcndorfi Collector, Charles W. Snlfien: Treasurer. Henry C. Smith, 'Iho proposition lo abolish the poll tax wuscarrlod. s Annual Onion overO.000 000 Ooto. ''' toe BUiions and hervoub disorders L, b"ci ns Wind and Pain in tbo Ptomn-h, h, Giddiness, Fulnem after mealH. Iliad- k ache. Dlzr.tno8s, Drowsiness. Hushlnus gf of Hom. Loss of Anpotltn. Mstlvoni'ii. $ Blotches on tuo Skin. Cold C'IiIHh, DH- ! tuibod Sloop. Frightful Dromns nnd nil If Itvrvoua and Trembling Honsaton. I THE FIRST DOSE WILL GIVE RELIEF i IN TWENTY MINUTES. Eery suIToxer . Will acknowlodgo them to bo ' A WONDERFUL MEDICINE. DKHCIIAM'S rilAM. taken nsdlreot ed, will quickly roitoro Fomales to com pli to health. Thoy promptly romovo obstructions or Irregularities of tho ea tem nnd euro WcU Headache. For a Weak Stomach Impaired Digestion Disordered Liver 1 IN MEN, WOMEN OR CMILDREH I Boocham's Pills aro JL Without a Riva. 11 And hare tbo noaaaaal LARGEST 8ALE m of ony Patent Nedtciue m tbe World V 8Sa at all Bros 8toru