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m. k bats rorkrt r.r porter:
K fj The Chamber of Commrrce of Santiago Pre
H sents n Mrmnrlnl Proposing New Tariff
B Kv Iteautntlnns The Needs f the Hwrnr
Hj J P Estates tthrt Tdlmr0 Imtustry Sit Forth.
H j f! , , ftfefa(f-Mui'tItk(.iTn-8l.'X. I
H) I I' Hantiaoo dr Cuh. D 1. A committee
B ) 1 rfpTc'sntitrtr1hoClfhtateroI,Commeree oTthe
K. " city of Hai.tlnco met Mr. ltohert 1'. rotter.
Bt President MoKlnlcy' special lovenuo corn
B; ! mlssloncr.Jn tho audience chumbor of tho pnU
Hf If- eeo this morning. Tho committee, the mom-
H i beraof which wcro Introduced toMf. Porter hy
H ?, Oen. Wood, presented a loric memorial on pro-
H f , posed alterations In tho tariff regulations nnd
K f Improvement of the Industrial conditions,
H fc which the Chamber of Commorco considers In-
K V- dlsponsahle for tlin reorganization of tho trade
B P end Industries of tho Inland.
B. i Ur. lorU'r wns plensod with tho nttltwla of
B. I' the committee, and ho subsonuently told Tin
B jf Bvj correspondent that tho'Hantlngo Chamber
BJB " ofJCommorro had presented tho enso more
' ": clearly thiin anybodr he had met einro he came
B ' r to tho Island, Tho eommlttco said that (dear
B & raising was the most Important Industry In the
BBT I I Island and hnd tho greatest number of people
BBT 1 I dependent upon It. It now required tho element
BBT 1 1 attention. It had been crippled by tho rnv-
BJB , ' It ages'of war -until tho production had dropped
B i from 1.000.000 ton In. JSOUole-st linn 400.000
BBT tons in 1807. Deficiencies In transportation
BH and apparatus, tho scarcity of labor, and tho
B S, Inerensoln tholuterostratonndebtshadrulscd
BB - tho cost of production above tho market value
m V1 of the product
B it It woe suggested ns a remedy that nolntar-
B tj nal taxation be levied on sugar estates, that
K f machinery ho admitted into the Island duty
B ', free, and that Cuban sugar bo admitted to the
B t markets of the Unltdrt Btatos without tho pay-
B nent of on Import tax. The commltteo de-
B st dared that only by thcHe means could Cuban
B uear compete with tho subsidized products of
B Europe.
E k The orennizatlon of banks, either official or
B private, which would lend money to planters
B h and fanners at small Interest, and tho ndmls-
B I 1 -Ion. duty free, of live stock, especially work
B- i f animals and domestic fowls, barbed wire and
B. ( h farmlnei Implements wore recommended to
K r Mr. l'orler.
B . v Treatlnp of tho tobacco Industry the com-
B ' f mltteo suggested the placing of prohibitive Im-
m ' v port duties on foreign loaf and manufactured
m !J tobacco, and the froo export of Cuban products.
B 5' both raw and manufactured. Tnls was neees-
K , h sary. the committee added, to Insuro thode-
B- yelopment of the industry.
H' ' 'With referonoe to the mining Industry the
H commltteo thought 'that the Spanish law of
H t 1883, under which this Industry is exempted
H from Internal taxation and mining machinery
K I It admitted freo of imtiort duties until 1003.
H i ahould be extended to 11)13.
H l : " The committee declared that the Spanish
K i ' tariff favoring Spanish manufactured products.
K suoh as shoes, furniture, tin plates and saddles,
H I' nhlohhaa. caused tho decav of the industrial
H- I ?t arts In Cuba, should bo abolished. Under the
H I (J" operations of this tariff tho Cubans aro com-
BB if!' pelted to pay double value for articles which
BBV j, could easily be manufactured in the Island. It
H' lj was recommended that all raw material appll-
B 1 cable to the Industrial nrti should bo admitted
B, $?, at i all Cuban ports duty freo. Thesuppres-
H ; "IaQ ' tna differential tariff had causod
B i f a reduction of duty on imports in
BB' ; J general, but the existing tariff favors
Ki r ruinous outsldo oumpetltlnn in certain homo
B I I V products, while at the same time the charges
H a on many articles neoessary to tho comfort of
E i. the people are still excessive. The duties on
BB1 f petroleum in tins, kitchen salt, bt-caruonnto of
BB F if aoda and liquid carbonic acid should bo ro-
BBr p ;i dueed. Beot, lard, petroleum In barrels, bacon.
BB I J 31 codfish, and candles and soap In boxes should
V iW bft admitted without th payment of duties.
BBr.-. I J- Continuing their representations, the com-
BB it mtttee paid that the suppression ot the dlf-
BK. s l'i ferontlal tariff has favored American coffee
HE L exporters until the Cuban growers cannot
BB 5 compete with them. Cocoa growers are af-
BK' !' footed in tho same manner. Unless something
BB f t a Is done immediately the Cuban coffee and
B I cocoa growers will be forced to abandon the
B ' ' p cultivation of tho plantations. The commltteo
B ' & favorod the reestablishment of the old duties
B, if on coffee and cocoa.
B ; Iho complete suppression of all export duties
B f , tras recommended, except In the case of loaf to-
B n , bacco from the province of Havana.
L i. II Tho committee 'strongly urged that a tax bo
B, i- rj &- placed on tho consumption of llquore. except
B; tf& Wnes and beers, which are considered necoa-
M ! f' U7 to nutrition. The abolition of the passen-
E: Bar tax or $1 a head Is recommended to oncour-
B f I f ago immigration, and tho chamber favors re-
B' I f- atrlotlng tonnago dues to the cargoes brought
E & Into the harbors, on the ground that taxing
B I i v ships on their registered tonnago drives com-
H B tnerce away.
K 1 1 In.ordortseojirf, an Increased circulation of
H Iff fracllbfaal "curreneT, which la' very scarce, the
E I' eommlttooBOggesUpaylii. the army of occu-
H If ration in 'small Hlhei -iii. It believes the
B f 1 1 BUggestlun that the Washington Government
B f ylll declare the use of American money obllga-
B Iff fcrytaprematuro. Owing to the unsettled polltl-
H F1 ' Cal condition of tho country, such action would
B Li li cause depredation In tlmvaluo of Spanish gold.
m f IE d entail embarrassment becauso of the
B! b f ooarolty ot American monoy. The commltteo
K I I ucbsU that Gen. Wood's decree as to the
K I I talatireTalueof American and Spanish money
B f : remain In force for tho tlmo being.
B'1" K I 'bo mmltteo further says that the de-
B ; K I S. nands of commerce make the immediate re-
B" ! if atabllshment of mercantllo courts necessary.
B' r K It recommends the imposition of u small ox-
H i Bs tratarifftoseourea loan for the payment to
B ' I 1' U" Cuban soldiers for their services in the
BJ t f, Said a nufflolont sum to enable thorn to resumo
B"i' II their usual work.
; if ! t I regard to agriculture the temporary ex-
B , fi (option from taxation of rural estates, tho dls-
Bf' f tributlon of waste lands among the Cubans
BV I f Who are desirous of cultivating them, nnd the
B t li granting of special facilities to corporations
' F Ef desirous of constructing railroads and other
Bi " Sm maanaof Inter-provinclal communication are
B " Str recommended.
B iw- ThB mmltte' winds up its memorial with
BS l iifc the opinion that the vigorous enforcement of
S Wf uoh a scheme of reconstruction would quickly
B IJ" SF weult ln tnB recuperation of tho island from
B ? H tb dlaBtrus effocts of the threo years' Insur-
j V ( reetlon.
B ) ' Mr. Porter thanked tho committee for tholr
BJB : f , comprehensivo presentation of the Industrial
BBfli. v, needs of the Island, and assured them that
BBJC their views coincided, in their Important fea-
B it tures, with his own. He congratulated tho
BBnl, ! j people or tho province of Santiago upon tho
H'V (i t Implement in their condition since the-
H ' I termination of hostilities, an Improiemcnt
p U which he attributod to the broad-minded policy
B-B ! I Gen Wowi. The peoplo of Cuba, lie said,
I, had obtained their Industrial freedcmi. The
', f I re-ourccs of the Island would no longer be
1 5 drained away by n nuropoan power. Under the
i 4 American occupjtlon every dollar of the ro-
( Is sources of the Island would bo honestly applied
i -3. forthobentntofthoHMplo. Ho congratulated
f ;. the people upon having for tholr (lovernor such
i a man ns Gen Wood, whasiigiasp of economic
f f, ni1 soclal problems nan as comploto ai his
I ft1 knoivledce of military ntalrs.
i I lj Mr. Porter's reference to how the money
raised In tho inland will bo disposed of under
' 1 C theAmerioanooeiipanoylsrcgnrdodbythocom-
t lff mltteoasstgnineant. They are all ardent an-
i" j S noxatlonlsts, and nro woll pleased at tlieir con-
X s m ference with I'rcsldcnt JIoKlnley's special
, h ft Commissioner.
y ft I, Troops Sail for Culm.
,f J ! E W-sniNaTON, IJoc. 1 -This despitch was re-
' u' celved at tlie AVar Department from Jlaior-
Gen. Leo this morning:
i 1 "B-VANNAii.T)oL.l.--fanltobaandGen.Sny-
' K ik der "Ul1 t'10 '"r"' Tonnossno cleared from
& ! I thojiock hero at a 1.1 this morning. Chosler,
E W with tho Fifteenth Infantry, left hor anchorage.
Li If fonio slxmllcs below the olti.ulKiut tho same
1 f hou.r, a.lld .now iiroliablr on top of the sea
F I? K,.'.S5'?i(.uib.''i hnv Iu,"t Mu beep lit th.
1 fit, bpttODi of It If she had gono out the day she
f If aed. I'anama still hero." ''ouysne
M ' '
They Cover Moromenf of Ills Squadron lie
fore It Came Under Sampson's Command.
NVisaiKa-rbN, beo. 1. Tho 'Nary Department
has discovered In lis flics two roborts from Hoar
Admiral Schley cohering tho movements of his
"flflugaauadron"for the period when It was
Independent ot Roar Admiral Sampson's com
mnnd. Until tho reports were brought to light
the officers ot the Bureau of Navigation, In
Whoso charge are official accounts of oporn-
i tlons'.'bolleved that Schley hnd not transmitted
1 nny communication relating the history of the
" flying squadron." The dorartment was very
, anxious to have theso rcpqrta at hand
when It gao publicity to tho report
ot Banapeon, telling through the medium
of official telegrams of Behlor'a departure from
the south coastof Cuba for hoy West after ho
hnd been told that Cerveras IWt was In San
tiago harbor. In order that Schley's side of the
ease. If he had presented nny, might be made
public when Sampson's report was printed in
tho newspapers, a search was made ot the files
of the Hureaii of Navigation for reports from
Schley, but tho bureau reported. to Secretary
Ixmg-thal nono could he found covering tho
operations of the "flying sauadron" In tho
vicinity of Santiago.
Moro recently, when Secretary Long was
gathering material for his annual reports, ho
directed that another search bo made, but this
was likewise, unsuccessful. Tho Secretary do
toted considerable sraoe in his report to tho
bloc-ado of Santiago from, the sea. and he
wanted Schley's story as well at Sampson's to
assist him in tho preparation of his manu
script, Still more recently tho two reports men
tioned hnve besn brought to light Thoy were
overlooked. It Is asserted, because they woro
mere letters, that gave no details of the opera
tions of the firing squadron and gave no expla
nation of sehley abandonment of the block
ade after Cervera had entered Santiago harbor.
Doth report aro very brief, one not covering
moro than two and a half typewritten pages.
As they are the only communications from
Schley on the subject, the department has
decided that they compose his only reports
concornlnc the movements of his squadron off
the South Cuban coast. They will bo Included
In tho volume of official reports of command
ing officers which will shortly bo published an
on appendix to the annual report ot tho Chlof
of tho Bureau ot Navigation. -
The Government Departments Divided on
How to Spell It.
WisniKOTOiT, Deo. 3. The acquisition of
now territory has brought with It to some of
the Government officials certain trials and
tribulations that are nono the less worrying
because they aro small. And that ex-cathedra
body, the Board of Geographic Karnes, has
caused much of this potty trouble. At least
threo of tho executive departments of the Gov
ernment havo become mixed up over how tho
name ot the recently acquired United States
possession in the West Indies should be spelled.
It was shortly after the organization ot the
board in the Harrison Administration that it
decided that "Puerto Blco" was the proper
spelling ot tho name of the Island. President
Harrison approved tho report containing this
decision. In reaching this concluslsn the board .
was Influenced by statementa thnt "Puerto"
was Spanish, while "Torto" was Portuguese.
Tho Government Printing OOIco set Itself up ,
against the board, or didn't read its report. I
mid stuck to the plain "Porto Illco."
When Gen. Mllos. In his report on the mili
tary operations In the Island, used the spelling
I "Puerto" all thronfh his manuscript the Gov-
1 ernment Printing Office chaffged It to Porto
Blco. Gen. Miles sent baok tho proof with
every " Porto" struck out and "Puerto" rein
serted. When tho final revised proof csme
back "Puerto" had given war to 'Torto" ,
again. But Gen. Miles Insisted on the "lie"
I way and the Government Printing Offlco sur-
, rendered
The Post Offico Department has ignored the
Board on Geographlo Names In adopting
"Porto Blco" as the correct spelling. The
Navy Department Inclines to "Puerto." al
though no official ruling on the subject has
been made. Another name that is the eubtect
of dispute Is that of the Cuban capital. The
Board on Geogrnphlo names decreed "Habana"
and the Stato Department formally adopted
that spelling, but other Government depart
ments stick to tho more popular use of 'Havana."
back FJtosr ronxo RICO.
The Transpof tMlrhlgan firings Artillery and
Cavalry from Ponea to Savannah.
SAVANXAit. Ga Dec. l.The United States
transport Michigan arrived In port to-day from
Ponce. Porto Blco, having on board several
hundred men and 38H horses. The transport
loft Ponce on Saturday. The following troops
with the .officers in command were onboard:
Artillery Light Battery B of tho Third Iiegl
ment. Capt J. M. Callff: Light Batterv A ot the
Third, Cnp. B. D. Pottsr Light Battery D of the
Fourth. Lieut. Cronkhlto: Light Battery D of
the Sixth. Capt. Frank Thorpo. Cavalry Troop
A of the Second Regiment, Capt. Goppln;
Troop H of the Sixth. Capt Scott. Infantry
Company A ot the Eighth Regiment, Capt. W.
L. Pitcher.
Capt. Frank Thorpo was in command of all
the troops while on the ship. The cavalry and
Infantry commands disembarked at once and
left to-nleht for Huntavllle. Ala., to go Into
camp. The artillery will co Into camp In this
city, near the camp of the Hoventh Army Corps.
Tho artillery has been at Ponce since landing
there with Gen. Miles. Tho men were glad to
get homo once more.
Mnior-Gen. Lee received orders to-day to
prepnro one division of the Seventh Army
Corps for embarkation for Cuba at once. Ho
has selected the Seuond Division for tho trip,
ns Gen. Greene, Its commander, I now in Cuba.
Tho regiments In the Second Division are
One Hundred and Sixty-first Indiana. Second
Illinois. First North Carolina. Fourth Virginia.
Forty-ninth Iowa and Sixth Missouri.
ii act on iwssKtu aura to ttohk.
no Assumes Command of tho Thirteenth
Regiment and Begins Reorganization,
This Is the first orderissued by MojorGeorge
D. Bussol) under authority received by him
from Gov. Black to reorganize the old Thir
teenth Regiment in Brooklyn.
"1. Having been authorised by special order
No. 208, A. O. Q.. dated Albany, N. ... Nov. 28,
1808. to reorganize and restore the Thirteenth
Regiment, N.G. N. ... I hereby ussumo com
mand, "2. All enllstod men of the Thirteenth Bat
talion: also, all enlisted men rejected by the
nurgeons at Camp Black. N. .. are hereby
transferred to the companies In which they
were enrolled. May 2. 1B08.
"3 In orderto recruit the respective com
panies to the minimum strength, and pending
election of officers, tho following assignments
am hereby made:
"To Company A. Lieut Charles O. Davis; to
Company B. Cant JohnT. Jennings: to Com
psny E. Cant 0. JV. Smith; to Company II,
Lieut. A. 8. larwell."
Tho officers and enlisted men of the regi
ment who served as a battalion In the Twenty
second Regiment during the war have been
divided nmong the various companies, and
ovor 100 applications for roenlistment have
already been made by former members of the
Admiral Dewey Succeeds In Raising Three
ot the Whips Do Hunk.
W-sarNOTON. Dee. 1. Three more regular
warships lime been added to the United States
navy at Manila, They are Spanish vessels that
were jient to the bottom by Dewoy's gunners
or set on fire by their crews, but were not too
badly damaged to be of use hereafter. The
Navy Department has received a despatch from
Admiral Dewey dated Manila, Nov. 2i). con
firming tho news cabled to The Suk Inst Satur
day j hat the Isla de Luzon, tho Isla do Cuba, and
the Don Juan de Austria havo been raised and
"My anticipations as to their value am fully
realized." he says "Will leave shortly for
Hong Kong under their own steam. Construc
tor CaDIM deservin. of hlirliest pnmmnnHn.
Tho oontract for raising and repairing these
threo vessels was recontlyawarded to the Hong
Kong and Thompson Dock Company. When
the ships leach Hone Kong tho company will
place them In dry dock nnd prooeod to overhaul
Ihem thoroughly. Constructor Capps. who was
sent from tho' Mare Island Navy Yard&r tho
Iiurpose, superintended the ralslncof the three
Fort Monroe's Military Hospital.
NonroLK, Va Dec. l.-FIve additional build
lugs are to be erected at the Joalah Simpson
Genoral Military Hoap'lal, noar Tort Monroe,
anil it Is thought they will accommodate a
thousand patients Tort Monroe la already tho
most important hospital station in tho country.
ftnr',..,Tl,illitlie,,)ll1'n'JS already there, ncarlv
J.fXM) slek solders ran be accoramoiated,
Since the opening of the Simpson Hosnltai
i'i'lr". 'r!i,e UvV J-SOOpationts thero Only
ahout noo remain, nnd they, too, aro reooverlng
from the fovor contracted at Cuba nnd Torto
Christmas Novelties.
Dempisy - Carroll, 3 West Twenty-thlrd Street.
-J:j':"lT ' iM-''Mjii'l'!wM$w,ii,,i.liriRA.
FRKsn ziout o.v rna death: or
TJRVT. irrLLTAU xirrAsr.
Tit) Took Chances with Ills Health WliSri n
Left the Htenmer and Went to a Boston
Motel-A Regular ArmrSnricron Testifies
to Medics! Defects nt Camp Vflttoff.
Boston, Mass , Deo. 1. By far the most ln
foresting uvlilence of the War Inquiry Board
scssl6ns In this city was brought out to-day
with Dr. Bradford's testimony concerning the
'late Lieut Tiffany In tho morning, and the
long, searching examination of Dr. Halzmann
byDr. Connor In tho aftornoon. Only Dr. Con
nor and Qov. Woodbury ware In attendance
to-dar, tho other members of tho board hav
ing lolt (or Washington last night
Dr. Bradford throw an ontlroly new light on
the death of Llsut Tiffany. Dr. Bradford
first said that he saw tho Lieutenant In' his
"He (old me," said tho doctor, "that ho was
getting better, although still weak. He spoke
In most cheerful and hopeful tono ot his condi
tion, and said he hoped -to go to his homo. I
urged him to co to the hospital, but he was un
willing to do thnt, and as ho was on a fur
lough, and, moreover, an officer, I could do
nothlnglfurtherSn tho raattor.ond Major Appel,
surgeon in charge of tho Olivette, wan placed
lu the samo position. Lieut Tiffany was able
to dress himself, and apparently was one, of
the least 111 otauy ot the men on the Oilvotte.
He walked on dock also. Hr was emaciated,
but less so than most ot (he other sick men.
"This Interview with Lieut Tiffany was hefd
on my first visit to the ship, early In tho day.
In the afternoon I went to the ship osalni I
saw Lieut. Tiffany's brother there, looking for
tho Lieutenant who had not loft the ship -with
tho rest of tho men.
"Major Appel said he thought Lieut. Tiffany
was In.hls stateroom, and a messago was sent
there by his brother. A ronly enmo book that
the Lieutenant had gono to tho Parker House..
It wa!a hot day, and. In talking thrf case over
with Major Appel. we both regretted the Lieu
tenant's action, as Major Appel explained that
ery often men in Iho Lieutenant's condition
who Beamed quite woll would suffer a relapse."
Gov. Woodbury Did Lieut. Tiffany tell rou
anything as to the nourishment he had taken
on the Olivette?
Dr. Bradford No, sir.
Oov. Woodbury Did ho make any (tatement
to you as to his treatment?
Dr. Bradford No.
At the aftornoon session Dr. Charles L. Halz
mann, a surgeon In the regular army, testified
that no was In charge of the hospital nt Camp
Wlkott from Aug. 14 to Out 13. He found tho
hospital Incomplete when he went thero nnd
said thera was not sufficient lumber on hand
for floors nnd tent frames. He Raid tho road
from tho depot to tho camp was not In good
condition. He said thore wcro always plenty
of tents, but twice the carpenters had to cease
work becauso lumber could not be secured.
There wasalso at first a'shtirtage uf medicines.
Dr. Halzmann sold tho gensral hospital was
not oercrowded. There was often long delay
In getting supplies, because he could not find
Dr. Forwood. who had all details to attend to
and was seldom at his quarters. He know of
i two doctors who were unlit to serve, but their
contracts were annulled. He was not In
formed of the special UO-cent ration order until
Aug. 24, or about two weeks after Ita Issue.
The soiled bedclothlns was put for several
days under the floors of the tents and Anally
burned, because there wns no laundry. He
protested to Col. Forwood about putting tho
soiled linen under the tent flcors. but no no
nce was ta.en oi me protest lie Knew that
Col. Forwood sometimes countermanded or
ders and that It caused inconvenience. He
lpoke of the Inconvenience caused by the sys
tem of dally change of guards and orderlies
and of the failure ot his efforts to have a change
made in this respect.
Then Dr Conner put what he called the
summing up question:
"Why. so far as you know, was not the hos
pital provided with empty beds, with hospital
stores, with medical apparatus, medical sup
plies and proper food? Why was it that you
were always living from hand to mouth? Was
It duo to the condition of the location or to the
Dr. Halzmann thought It was partly due (o
poor railroad facilities, and oiled on ease
where a carload of perishable goods sent to him
remained at the station two weeks before he
was notified that It was there He believed
that If the medical dcartment had Its own
(Juartermnater's Department and Ita sanitary
engineer corps It would improve matters very
Goy Woodbury left for Washington lo-n!gh
but Dr. Conner will remain until noon to
morrow and bear ny witnesses that may ;wsh
to appear. ,
Itslegal Stntns Defined by the Comptroller
of the Treasury.
Wasotnoton. Doc. 1. The legal status of the
body generallydeslgnated the "War Investigat
ing Commission" haa been accurately defined
by the Comptroller of the Treasury, than whom
there Is no higher authority or powor, except
Congress Itself. The Comptroller ot the Treas
ury is tho one ofllcor. as Gen. Grant when
President, once told an Importunate petitioner,
whom ho could not overrule, and that the only
way to bring out a desired result was to make
a now Comptroller; but the risk of securing
Just what he wanted oven then was too great to
justify him In making tho exporiment Comp
troller Tracewell's opinion is contained in a
letter to Lieut-Col. B. F. Jone, disbursing
officer of the commission, who wrote to ask
about paying John M. Wilson, Chief of the
Corps of Engineers, United States Army, the
JlOporday which the commissioners voted to
themselves for expenses, their action In that
regard having been subsequently approved by
tho President
Mr. Tracowell quotes tho statutes forbidding
the payment of accounts growing out of nny
commission or Inquiry until special appropria
tion has been made therefor, or.the payment of
allowonce to army officers oxcept as specifi
cally provided for. and says that unless this leg
islation Is repealed pro tanto by the language
of tho act giving the President $50,000,000 to
expend In tho national dnfonce at his discre
tion It would materially rostrlctthe'Frosident
In the contemplated uso of a portion of that
fund. After discussing briefly the effect ot the
sovcral statutes referred to. the Comptroller
"It would hardly be contondod that the
President Is authorized by the provisions of
tho National Defence act to rnnko an extra
allowance to an officer In tho army for any
service performed in the line of duty, however
meritorious such service may havo been. I am,
therefore. led to Inquire whether what I Jiave
designated as a commission appointed by the
Presideut to inquire Into the conduct of the
War Department, nnd which Is popularly
known as such commission, is in point of law
n oomin Wslou at all, and whother Its members
are officers of the Govornment by virtue of
being such members.
u, l aP Inclined to the opinion thatamembor
shlpqf this commission does not ipso facto
constitute stieh member an officer of the Gov
ernment, either civil or military. As such he
simply performs n service for the President,
connected with tho collection of Information
on the conduct of tho War Department
requisite for the President to lm n possession
of.butnotremiliodby law. The President Is
tiptprohljitedliyniiy law thnt I run cognizant
of fioiu obtaining this Information In nny way
that ho may see (It, but because he scbh fit to
appoint nine Individuals to obtain It for him. as
o proper matter growing out of the war. it
does not follow that his, designation of the
Individuals thus selected makes thorn In
the aggregate a commission In tho legal
aonso of that term. If either of those gentle
men at the outset had been In the possession
of tho required Information, such as will bo
gained by them as tho lesuitol the labors of
the body we call a commission. In my opinion
tho President would base been authorized,
under the terms of tho Nstlnnnl T)nrn .
to pay such sum as he saw fit In his discretion
out of tho flfty million dollars for such infor
mal on, and If he had thus bought such Infor
mation from an pfllcerof the army nt tho out
sot I do not think It could he'callod an allowance
to such officer In addition to his pay,
Hence. I conclude that the President, by tho
appro al of the order of the body called a com
mission, which nllowod its members $10 nor
day for expenses, ngreod to buy them nt such
rate, tnot as Government officers or even the
technical employees of th Government, but as
his personal ugents to collect certain informa
tion and to maLo a report to hlm-not that such
report will havo any legal slgnlflcunco, for It
win not.
"It follows from the nliove remarks that ou
can puy Gen. Wilson the same expense allow
nnee nspther members of this body, but U I am
correct In my conclusions that this commission
Is not In the p.-rfoniuneo of Bny function re.
quired by aw. thon while travelling as a mem
bur of such body Gen, Wilson Is tint travelling
without troops us authorized bylaw, andean,
not bo paid the in leuge provided by law fur
offlcers tra elllng w Ithout (mops."
Homo days ago tho iue6thmnf paying Gen.
McCook. a retired ofllcer of tho nrmy, tho
amount allotted for exiKinses was decided by
the Comptroller In tho same way; but officers
of the armyeenlng as recorder of the board
and disbursing ofllcer, who wero provided with
IV'jwieft-i " " riH?v,,;&awaja,
" . i
subsistence nnd transportation, while travefj
Ins with the commission, were Informed that
they could ttot. In addition, dmwaoven cents a
mile each allowed to army officers under ordi
nary conditions for travelling cxpensos. The
opinion -quoted makes no reference) to tho
allowance mado to the members of tho com
mission as, compensation for their sorvlcos,
which Iseald to havo been fixed at 20a day
each, but its terms neom liberal enough to war
rant tho disbursing ofllcor In paying that
amount to tho military members as well as tho
S10 for expenses. In Oon. McCosk'a case It
was specifically decided that he could re
etiho i.
pBtrar rrtursh tma-ks.
A Cafe and nn Oak Planted In Rochester
Are Named After lllra.
BocHESTEn.Dee.i.AdmlrnlDowey Is having
all kinds of honors showered upon him by tho
rosfdonts ot Rochester. A cafe has been called
"ThoDwey,"and tho proprietor had a letter
written, to tho Admiral Id Imitation of embossed
wdrk requesting the Admiral to send one of his
pictures. The letters were In olive green, bo
shaded that It g.wo tho appearance of a splon
dld piece of embossed, work. .It took throe
days to finish tho letter. This Is thoanswor
that camo to-day: ,
" FAnsnir- Qltjipia. I
.... v. o MAjnL.P.I..Oct.,21.1BllAi
"Mr Dead Bin: I have received your beau
tifully embossed roqucst for one ot my photo
graphs. I greatly regrot thnt I bare not n sin
glo one of my photographs and no nm unnblo to
coniplywlth your request Thanking you for
tho honor you do mo In calling your cafd 'Tho
Dewey,' lam. very truly, Qiohok Duwfcx."
.The pupils of Washln.ton School recently
Slanted nn onk which thoy called tho "Dewey
ak." The Admiral was duly notified of tho
fact aud this answer has just been received :
"fLAoaniP Oi.TMPta, I
.... ,. Makila. P. I,. Oct 17. 18U8 J
"Mr DEin Sin: I beg to acknowledge the
receipt of your letter of MnrO, Informing mo
thnt the teachers and pupils ot Washington
Grammar School No. 20 havo planted and ded
icated to rnp an oak, n grandson ot the Charter
Oak. Kindly convey to the teachers nnd pupils
of tho school my most elncoro thanks for the
compliment which I appreciate highly. Bo
Havo me. yours vory sincerely,
"Oxo-OB Dkwet,"
Rnt Habeas Corposes the Navy When It
Fats tho Boy In Irons.
James W. Faulkner, an apprentice on the
orulser Buffalo, was before United States Dis
trict Judge Brown yesterday upon a writ of
habeas corpus sworn out by his father, W. H.
Faulkner, who desires to secure his son's dis
charge from the navy on (he ground that the
boy enlisted when under ago without the con
sent of his parents.
Young Faulkner told Judge Brown that he
was born In May, 1880, and that in March,
1807. he enlisted In the navy, giving his proper
age and telling the enlisting officer that he had
nn parents. Just after tho declaration of war
with Spain ho met his father, who said he In
tended to demand his son's release.
"I told mv father," said young Faulkner,
that if I left the navy at tho outbreak of war
I would be called a coward, and he said ho
would allow me to remain In tho service."
At the conclusion of hostilities young Faulk
ner was sent to tho receiving ship Vermont at
the Brooklrn Navy Yard. lie got shore leave
on Oct. 20 last, overstayed his time, and on his
return to the ship was put In Irons. His
father heard ot this and began the habeas oor
pus proceedings.
Judge Brown will give a decision on Monday
State Cavalrymen JVho Served In the Porto
Rlean Campaign Honored Last Night.
Medals were presented last night at the ar
mory In North Portland avenue to the mom
bera ot Troop 0 who served In Porto Rioo.
The presentation was made by Majur-Gen.
Charles F. Roe in behalf of the Woman's Aux
iliary Corps of the organization, and was wit
nessed by ovsr 1,000 friends and relatives of
the troopers. . Oon. Boo was accompanied by
his aide. Major Holland, and as the men
marched out on the tanbark arena and lined
up on each side ot the building they were
Gen. Roe said that be was the father of the
cavalry of the State, and that it was with great
Bride that he looked upon the heroes ot Troop
. The troopers had performed their duties
nobly, and they had returned from the cam
paign, with the loss ot only two men.
"Each, trooner. was then called from the rank
to recelve.jjls medal. Finally Capt Bertram
T. Clayton, cammnnder of Troop 0 and a Con-gressman-eleot
received a Porto Blcan bronze
statue representing "Sheridan's Ride." Capt.
Clayton thanked tho women of the auxiliary
corps for their kindness and assured, them
that the medals would be prized highly.
The Cruller Chicago Goes Into Commission
and the Ilattleshlp Texas Sails.
The cruiser Chloago, Capt E. T. Cooper, went
Into commission yesterday at tho Brooklyn
2ft"? . aTho officers and men assembled
on the deck, and Capt Cooper read the order
from Secretary Long placing tho vessel in
commission. As there was no ammunition on
board the usual salute was not fired. Tho
Chicago carries a crew of 450 men. As soon as
her ammunition and supplies are put on board
she will proceed to the TompklnsvlUe anchor
age to await sailing orders.
The battleship Texas. Capt Charles D. Slgs
beo. sailed from the TompklnsvlUe anchorago
yesterday for Fort Monroe
The converted yacht Mayflower has been
ordered to get up steam for a dock trial of her
engines to-dny.
The torpedo boats Footo, Gushing, and Bod
gors will be laid up for the winter to-day.
Robert P. Porter Asks That Its Promulga
tion De Withheld Until He Returns.
W-sniNQTON. Deo. 1. Robert P. Porter, the
special commissioner of the Treasury Depart
ment to Inquire Into the financial and customs
conditions of Cuba, who Is uow In Santiago,
haa cabled Secretary Gage to withhold the pro
mulgation ot tho new tariff for Cuba which It
was proposed to put In force within a few dnyB.
This tariff was prepared at tho Treasury De
partment on tho basis ot Mr. Porter's recom
mendations, nnd in the absence of his reasons
for further delay It is thought by Treasury offi
cials that on his second trip to Cuba Mr. Porter
found that changes in the rates of some of the
schedules would be deslrnblo. Mr. Porter an
nounced his Intention to come to Washington
next.weok. and the promulgation of tho tariff
will be postponed until after his arrival.
Commanding General at Santiago Das No
Comment to Make on Admiral's Report.
Gen. Shatter went to Governors Island at
noon yesterday, having spent the night In the
city. Ho read at the Battery landing before
embarking Admiral Sampson's report on the
joint operations ot tho army and navy nt Santi
ago Ho said:
, 'Tho whole ground of this controversy has
been fought, over bofore. The facts are fully
set forth In ray letter. I did not sign the terms
of surrender myself, .and, under the clreum
stnncesI certainly would not consent to have
Admiral Sampson do so. I won't say another
word: positively, not another word."
Commodora Casey on the Stand.
rniLAPEXTniA, Dec. 1. Commodoro Casey,
commandant at League Island, was the chief
witness to-day at, the court-martial of Naval
Constructor John P. Hanscom, charged with
Irregularities In making out the payrolls. Com
modore Casey said that the Government had
called his attention to alleged irregularities at
the navy yard In August hut He introduced
everal letters whloh had passed between Mr.
Ilanscom and, himself In reference to the
charges, and said that he had signed payrolls
after they had been certtfledliy the chief olerk
and head of the construction department. J. J.
Grogan; the former chief clerk, was also on the
Kansas Volunteers Arrive at Manila.
WABiHHoron. Deo, 1, The War Departmont
received a despatch to-day from Oeh. Otis at
Manila, announcing the arrival thero this
morning of the transport Indiana with the
headquarters and two battalions of Kansas
volunteers. There were no deaths on board
and the command was free from sickness.
Tha Oregon and Iowa Sail for Valparaiso,
Washinoton, Dee. 1. Capt. Barker of tho
Oregon, commanding tho "special squadron"
consisting of thnt vussel, the Iowa and sevnrnl
supply vessels, telographed the Navy Depart
ment from Montevideo to-day that tho squad
ron waB nbout to leave for Valparaiso, Chili.
Death of a Soldier at Ponce,
Wabhikoion, Dec. l.-A despatch was re
celved from Gen. Brooke at the War Depart-
Pient this morning announcing tho death at
once, on Nov, 30, of Private Fred H.Iioldcn.
Company Iiwiaeueath Infantry, "'""""'
Wherever1 lie Vfent He Found Thnt tier
many Is Held In Higher listerm Than
Kver llcfore-'-Tlin Itmperornnd Empress
Cheered by Thousands in llerlln.
Sphe fat rdls bttpnUk to Ta Strx.
B-nt,t), Dec. l.TJio Emperor, accompanied
by the Empress, mmlo n triumphal ontry Into
Berlin from Potsdam to-day. Tho Imperial
palroniered (ho city through tho Brandonburg
Gatd, whero they hailed urn! received an ova
I tlon from iho immenso crowd of people assem
bled to welcome them.
Tho Burgomaster of Berlin read an address
of welcome, at ho conclusion ot which (ho
Emperor heartily shook Ills hand. The Em
peror then made a speech. In whloh he described
tho great Impression which his visit to the
East had loft upon him. and expressed the
pleasure he tolt in being home again. The
Emperor, followed by tho flag borno by standard-bearers,
then rovlowod the Guards corps.
The Emporor nnd Empress then drove In nn
open carriage to the Lustgartan. whero a mili
tary parado took place. As tho Imperial car
riage made Its way through the streets the
. church bells rang and, tho multitude cheered.
In the courso ot his speech the Emperor said ;
" Wherever I Wont, on ovory sea. In every coun
try and In every (own, tho Gorman name has
now a renown such as It never hnd bofore any
where. It Is respected and esteemed as
It never was In tho past My hopo
Is that this will continue, and that
our journoy may havo helped to opon now
fields to German energy and enterprise. I
further hope that I have succeeded In cooper
ating In tho exalted task of establishing peace
amond the nations."
W. W. Astor Subscribes' CB,000 Gen. Kitch
ener Asks for 100,000.
Bpttial CabU DupaUX to Turn RDM.
Lokpo;. Deo. 1. Gen, Lord Kitchener at the
Mansion House to-day addressod a largo meet
ing ot bankers and merchants who aro pledged
to tho support ot tho scheme of establishing a
Gordon memorial college at Khartoum. A
groat crowd was assembled outside.
When the Sirdar appeared In the streot after
the meeting was overtho crowd broke through
the police cordon and swept down upon him.
Ono woman cried "God bless you I" and triod
to shako his hand. The Blrdarflod. and after
dodging among omnlbusos nnd other vehicles
finally succeeded in eluding his pursuers and
gaining a side streot
Later Gon. Kitchener visited the Stock Ex
ohange and told tho mombors that ho had
oomo to get -lOO.OOO. Ho was receivod with
tremendous cheering.
The Fall Matt Gaiefrennnouncesthat William
Waldorf ABtor has subscribed 16.000 to the
vazT Rtratons as to picquart.
A Friend "Who Called nt tho Prison Not
Permitted to See Dim.
.prrf! CabU Duvttdi to Tac flex.
Lokdok, Dec. 1. A despatch to the Exchange
Telegraph Company from Paris says that a
visitor who called to see Lieut-Col. Picquart In
the military prison ot Chorche Midi yesterday
was told that tho prisoner was too much fa
tfguod to soa any ope. There are sinister
rumors as to tho truth of this report, as it Is
regarded as unlikely that Picquart would re
fuse to see friends.
It is alleged that the military authorities are
doing their best to keep Picquart from publlo
viow. It is announced that M. Babre in the
Senate and M. Rlbot In tho Chamber ot Depu
ties will shortly Interpellate the Govornment
as to the unsatisfactory attitude of Picquart as
represented by current report.
Reinforcement Sent to Check Ills March
.In the Swnt Valley.
fptaal CoU Dtittotdiu to Tni Sun.
StMLA. Dec. l.-The Mad Fakir, or Mad Mul
lah, with his followers. Is moving In the direc
tion of tho Robat watershed, whero he will be
In a position to intercept communication with
the ChitraL
Bombat, Dec. 1. In consequence of the
gravity of the situation in the Swot Valley,
reinforcements, consisting of two brigades or
Infantry, with divisional troops composed of
cavalry, artillery nnd sappers nnd miners,
havo bocn ordered to proceed to tho front Immediately.
Madrid Hears That the Filipinos Will Fight
Us to "the Hitter End."
Special CalU DtlpaUK to The Sox.
Madrid. Dec. 1. It is asserted that despatches
have been received here from Manila Baying
that the Filipinos are determined not to recog
nize American rulo In tho Philippines, nnd will
fight against It to tho bitter end. It Is esti
mated that It will require 70,000 American
troops to subdue the Insurgents.
The Filipinos hold 10.000 Spanish soldiers as
prisoners, and it Is their intention, according
to theso advices, to compel them to enlist in
tho insurgent nrmy and fight against the
American forces.
Railway Concessions. In the Argentine Re
public. Spuial Catlt Dttpauh to Tnz Sm.
London. Dec. 1. Tho Birmingham Pott
learns that Horr Schlffnor. a German agent,
has roturnod from Buenos Ayros to Berlin with
tho most Important railway concessions ever
granted by tho Argentine Republic. It Is said
thnt the concessions approximately compre
hend -.000 miles of rnilwny lines.
NgNajBBa In the olden times it was no
K3&(0! n uncommon occunenco
BW'wi l for sentitive, delicate
fei(T"-tSS lr i women to be be-
KH 5jV headed for trivial
wmki II or imaginary of.
0p7 fences. In this re-
ESI 11 spect the world has
WftS made great strides.
Ki II Nevertheless,wom-
. en still suffer death
KRjMty 11 in a alower and
z7 i Nfl 11 wore torturesome
ft- ( .f AWLrr form, and for
Jl V" i?!Pl!ry no f fence
fcj ttUtfwrC. wbatever, save
HfS SfVfs. iiancei r pos---!ffi
JrJ y',ibly. a little
. . The woman
who suffers from Weakness and disease of
the distinctly feminine organs, whether she
realizes it or not, is being slowly but surely
tortured to death. She suffers almost con
tinually with sick headache. She has pains
in the back, what she calls "stitches " in tho
aide and shooting pains everywhere. She
experiences burning and dragging down
sensations. She becomes weak, nervous
and despondent. She neglects her home,
and is petulant with her husband. If she
consults the average physician, there is not
one chance in ten that he will hit upon the
real cause of her trouble. He will attribute
her bad feelings to stomach, liver, heart or
nervous trouble. A woman in this condi
tion should consult some eminent and skill
ful specialist who has had a wide experi
ence. Dr. R. V Pierce, for thirty years
chief consulting physician to the Invalid.'
Hotel and Surgical Institute, at Buffalo.
n. y has. with the assistance of a staff of
able physicians, prescribed for many thou
sands of women. He has invented a won
derful medicine for ailing women, known
as Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription, It
has stood the test for thirty years. It acts
directly on the delicate and important or
gans concerned in wifehood and mother
hood, makin them strong and well It
allays inflammation, heals ulceration,
soothes pain and tones and builds up the
nerves. It transforms weak, nervous worn
en into healthy, happy wives and mothers.
"I was an Invalid for over a vt.irwitli change
of life." writes Mrs C. Smith, of Orr, Cascade
Co, Mont "Had pains across the pit of my
stomach and such extreme weakness I could
hardly walk I took one bottle of Hr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery aud five of his 'Fa
vorite rrcacriptian and am entirely well,"
, , , , ,
Atanesty for All Persona Coritlcted hr Lese
Mnjeste During Bis Ralgtt.
Sptriat CthU jfitpftKAn tolas Strx.
Yikhxa. Doc L-JyTho Wrnrr Ztitunf. tho
ofnclnl Journal. mibllBhoa the text df nn nolo
graph letter addressed by the Emperor; to Dr.
von llubor, Austrian Minister ot Justice. In
which hh Majesty, upon tho occasion ot his
Jubilee, granla full amnesty to all persons who,
pHor'to Dee, --"tho fiftieth anniversary of his
accession to the thrdne-have bocn found
gollty of Hie natstt, or whq may havo offendod
tho Imporial family. In addition- 'to these
offenders. 548 persona who have bocn con
demned to various terms ot Imprisonment for
othor offences will have the remainder ot tholr
sentences remitted.
The British rosldenta In Austria, to-day pre
sented to tho Emporor' an address thankln.fr.
him W tho protection they havo roooltod.
Although the festivities with which It was in
tended to cel,obmto tho jubiloo of Xmuerr
Franols Josoph havo boon considerably mod
ified owing to tho'oAsasslna'ttonbf tho Empress
at Geneva, to-morrow's nnnlversary will bot
colfcbrntod with, a cortaln, nmount ot display.'
The city is already gay with flags and garlands.
The Illumination -of the buildings to-morrow
night will be on a grand scale. Seventy-two
thousand lights will bo employed on tho Town
Hall. A majority of the residences nro making
preparations for Illuminations. '
A torchlight procession of ft.OOOflromen nnd
veterans, paraded, through the city io-nlght. fol
lowed by thotisandsot spectators, Tho proces
sionists finally assembled In (he Illng-s(rasso,
whero later sovoral military bands conversed
and played the national nnthom. J
Presents aro roil ring In on hlsMajesty, who,
however, will receive no,dcputattone. '
Friday's OJtcial Qairite wlllannounco tho
conferring of about 0.000 decorations In honor
of the anniversary, '
Bxnutt. Dvo. 1, The omoInl-rtecftsanzetVrr
expresses tho profound Bympathy of Emperor
William and the federated governmunta of the
German nation with their, Illustrious ally. Em
poror Francis Josoph. oi the occasion of his
jubilee, nndJnvokea Provldonco to prosorvo
tho preolousllfo.of that noble rulor, '
The press. In lis comments on the jubl
lee, does not mention tho recent apecoh
io Count Thnn-nohensteln, the Austrian
Ptlmo Minister, In connection with Em
peror Franc's Joseph, but olsowhoro It con
tinues to remark thereon. Tho Cologne
(laiette tells tho Austrian nowjpapers that they
greatly exaggerate tho significance of the
speech, by expressing tho opinion thnt It was a
sovore blow at the Triple Alliance. It says a
union whloh has existed for twenty yoars to
the mutual advantage ofj tho throo nations
cannot bo so easily dissolved.
The paper defends Prussia's treatment of
Polish and Czech immigrants, nnd declares
that she does not Intend toatorlflco tho politi
cal rights of the f rontlor provinces.
Demonstration of Joy at Canen-Forelgn
Admirals Participate.
Spteimt CbU Dttpakk In Tin 8 on.
Canxa. Crete. Deo;'l. Thero is groat rejoic
ing hero over the laying down of arms, which
Is proceeding to-day. Tho insurgents, who
have come in from all directions to give up
tholr arms, have received salutes from the In
ternational troops, who presented arms to tho
Many arms were brought In by children who
had lost their fathers on the battlefield. The
Busslan Admiral, on behalf of his colleagues,
congratulated the Cretans upon their having
shown themselves worthy of tho liberty they
have obtained. The Russian band played
Cretan national airs amid the cheers ot the
Whilo the rejoicings were In progress a Greek
steamship arrived crowded with Christian
families returning to Crete, nnd all onboard
joined In the cheering ot those on shore.
It is seml-offlcially stated thnt Prince George
ot Greece, tho new nigh Commissioner for
Crete, willarrlve here to,i assume his duties on
Dec.18. The foreign Admirals have. already
prepared a programme for his reception and
tho formal bestowal of administrative authority
upon him, ,,
It Is expected that it will bo suggested to
Prlnco George by the foreign Admirals thnt ho
proclaim a genoral amnesty upon tho occasion
of his assumption of the authority of his office.
Changes In the Stations and Duties of Offl.
oers Honorable Discharges.
WlsmNQTON. "Dec. 1. These army orders
were published to-day by tho War Dopartment:
Acting Assistant Surgeon Frsdsrick W. Fsbricins
wi)l .proceed to Kew York city and report for trans
portation on first steamer sailing for Santiago, nd
upon his antral will report for aufgnnunt to rtutr.
Lieut-Col. Edward Hunter. Deputy Jud:q Advo
cate General. 111 proceed to St. Paul and report to
the commanding General, Department of Dakota,
for assignment to duty as Judice Adrocato of tbat
-apartment, , '
tltut-Col. Daniel D. Wbeoler, Deputy Quartor
master General. Is aaalcned tu duty aa spwlal In
spector pf tbe quartermastera Depnr'.r-ent, under
the Instructions of the QaartermatteMJenerai of the
Major Theodora K. Trne, Quartermaster, la as.
slsned to duty In charge of the prlni Iral depot of
the qiarteriuaster's Dopartment in VVsjhlmrton.
Capt. Joseph E. Willard. Asathtant Quarterrnaater.
will proceed to Kavamiah and report In nrson to the
commanding General of the Seventh Army Csrps
urMiDraenvvoauir s Assistant Unarteim-ttar.
Hecoad Lieut Van Isr Wills. Tweirtn lniatitrr
will proceed to Unntsrllle Bad report In per-on to
Majcii-Oen. Joseph Wheeler, commanding Fourth
Army Corps, for asilanmentanddutyaa aide-de-camp
on his staff.
The following named offlcers will repo't in person
t; the e-sinlnfng board appointed to meet at Fort
lion me for esarn nat on for promotion: o pt, Atner
YS-ff?1' Ar4",tr5'; '"i,fot" O'lmes. Second
Artlll.o; Capt. John M. K. Darls. Flrxt Artlll -rr:
J-'lrst Meat. Frederick Ma'sli, Hrst Artlllen: tint
L'ent. David PrlcFiist ArUll.'ry! Writ LeuY.'rfar..
H. Harlow. Fliat Artlllerr- H.rnn.1 !...,,. -.:.:
E. tl-rrlB, Kirat Artllluiy,
Capt. Geo-Bi iP. AUern. Nlntl Infantry, will rcpirt
toHrg.u n. VVjllare V. Hill iclph.cliie musterin.
otncemt New York cky, furdutyln connection with
the mutter out of New York volunteer
Cam. James M, Uurns. Heventeenth Infantry, la
appointed chler muster nir nflc-r for tbe State of
Kentucsr and will proceed to leilngtoir.
Major George II. BmliU. parrra-ttr, will proceed to
Havana and rHrt In pemon tithe rommsndln.
Genoral or tbe Unit )d Btates troops at that place lor
aatWmnent to duty aa chief neymaater.
lalor llenjamin F. Have ia. Joseph B. Wllklna.
Clark M Carr. 8. Ueth Tyler an13ohn R. Lynch, ad
d tlonal pariiissteis. will report In pers n ti Major
Usor.e It. bmltn, paymaster, to aconn any htm to
Mabir'john Van It. Hoff, Snron and late Ueut-in-ant-Colonel
aq.l chief Surveon United fltates Vol.
l.ntears is asulned to duty as Chief Burgeon, De
partmeut of Porto Itlco. '
Capt. Jerauld A. Olmsted, Nlnlh Cavalry, hsvlni
,'n.',,?rai?'d 'T a board of ofnosra and found
phytlcallT dluallfled fir tbe dulle. o( Major of
a-alnr by reason of dlfaldlit. Incident to tbe ir.
vice. Ids retirement by the President from active
!?.rv.'-?.-".Mlo,l announce, to date from Oct.
l't. I8UH, tie date he would have been promoted to
thatgran. by reason of seniority. If found riual! ed.
iho following- officers have been bouoratilr die
ch reed from the voliintfer service! Capt. John Jd.
I iibln. Oommlssarr of HdbtliUtneet Cant; James U
Blmpaon. IntJ bWd Bt.t-, Volunteer lufaiitryi
?',L.r VW J'S.1,1.1' cw"f "anermastJr TKlrit
IJmt. MwinlT, Miller. United HUf. Volunteer
JUnal Corn ; Cant. Charles O. Clark, U ilted Ruts.
V idunteer Bi.nal Ooru: Capt. J. M. McMillan Adlii.
tait Beeonfl Mt;.ml Infintnri ht "ut. lwaVd
1 Diea, Third Connecticut Infantry, """""
Compliments from Capt. Concns.
XonrotK. Tn Dec. 1,-Capt. Concns of the
Rpanlsh Navy, wljp commanded tho flagship
Infanta Marin Teresa of Cervern's squadron,
mid who was n, prisoner of war at tho marine
hospital on this station for some time. Iish sent
several of his photogrfcpha to tho naval sur
rfwons who were on duty ut the hospital during
m hU mS X ",l0n Pa d t0 hlm8lf
The Erlo Buys a tfew Coal Field.
Dubois, Pa. Dec. l.-The Now York. Lake
Erie and Western Itallroad Company clocd a
deal to-day for 7.0()0 acres of the chnlcoscojl
!?.'m i,!nlnSi,untouch9'i W, this bituminous
SIS.ir'5,?n' rh? property I on minedlatoly
south of hero In JenVrHon anil Clearlleld "oun-
nf'Sr?,'i'iil1i2nlnfl",, w 1! ""!' the tiiuidmg
Sin'tft".- r0m.U,,Cn,e,ll0" ran of tho
tho i al :0O,0O0wus Into veil lu
Crew of Wrecked Hteanuhlp Clan Drum-
inond Hnfe,
Apecial CVH ttipaltk ( Tr 8ch.
Lisbon, Doe. l.-The Uritlsh steamer Hoi-
beln, from Antwerp for lilo de Janeiro, has ar-
i riT,erU,ere.w"1 "e crew of the Uritlsh ateam-
1 Bi'yP0i1iufa7,mmon,'whlcn foQndeSd I-the
With Our Holiday
Opening of
Oricniai Rugs,
we offer
the following Bargains:
x6s Small
Karabagh Rugs
, $7-?5-
185 Large Mossouls
& Karabaghs,
fi 2 Extra Quality
Persian, Carpets,
average sizes
9x12, 10x13 & 12x16, ft.,
at less than cost of impor
tation. Lord& Taylor,
Broadway Si 20th St.
Qirls' Jgeefers.
To close out a number of Srokea
lines, we offer t ,
One lot, former prices .9.50,
59.75, $J0.00, $10.25 &
$10.50, For
One. lot, former prices $ 12.00,
$J2.50, $J3.75 & $J4.0 .
, . "8.00 '
One tot. former pricei$I4.00,
$14.50, $J5.00rV$J6.50,
"T For a
All good styles this season's
make. '
While there are not all sizes of
ech style all sizes from 6 to 14
years can be found in the lot.
60-62 West 23d St
Artistic and Interesting Ulfts. '
Christmas exhibition and
Salo Now Open.
s, .
333 Fourth Avenue.
A mil In Course or Preparation nt the War
WAHiusaTON. Dee. 1. A bill provldlnc for
tholncrcasoand reoriranh-ition of the reuulnr
army (s already In course of preparation nt the
War Department on eeneral lines to be recom
mended by Secretary Alger In his annual re
port. A confereneo was held yesterday be
tween Secretary Al.or. Chnlrman Hull of tho
House L'omralUon on Military Affairs, ami Beu
ator l'roctor of the Hennte committee. It was
ujr"ed thnt the measure to be presented to '
Congress should provide for 100.000 men In th.
stundlnir army, and that tlin increase should b
obtained, lis Jams practicable, by ntiBmentlnc
tho slieof the raiments rnthor than byth
Increahe of the number of orcnnlratlons In tlin
service. This latter provision will aold the
necessity of apnolntlne.a farae number Of nd
dlMonal officers, wnteh has heretofore formal
onoof the principal objections to the Incrense
of tho army.
Iteasiembllnc the North Atlantic Pleet.
Noityouc. Va. Doc. 1. The reassembling of
the North Atlnntlo squadron In Hampton
Itoads, which has been delayed owing to the
non-completion of repairs on the big ships at
New York.wlll he hastened. now in prepara
tion for the wlnf or cruise. Tho battloshlp
Texas Copt. Hlgsbee. piojtpoetod to join the
flagship New York off Oldil'olnt Comfort to
morrow morning, and as 'soon as the other .
ships assigned to the squadron arrive In the '
lloads the fleet, under command of Commn
dore Philip, will sail for the Houthern winter
drill grounds off Cnpo Charles.
Nntal officers say that tho practice evolutions
this winter will ln based largely upon the ex
periences of tlio blockade and patrol off Cuba
during the war.
Just a Tew
Hems or Mm now and again or
what we're offering for critical
dressers Cherc'll bt no fault to
find with our output our ar
menu have tbe fine finish of per
rect work and mu nt.
trouserings, $6.50 to $12.
Suitings, $.5 to $40.
Overcoatings, $25 to $o.
Btirnbain Phillips
euston tailoring Only.
Duple mm mm, 119 nassan it.
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