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t 2 : THE SUN1, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1808. , , . . . .
t; f CANAL J3ILL DISGUSSEJ). L , . ' I uutatoh ttonaJts BXM.ATK8 11 I Wf' real rvjirortr. m Ha Says It ! Not tu Conflict with the Clay- ' W ton-tltilvtsr Treaty, bnt la n 11111 to Kxe- i S cute That Trenly The Canal to Be Non- ,' l tral to All Nation Kxcept Nations Tbnt ft. F Ar at Wnr with thf United Blntet. . w . ' WiBninoTox,Dec,12. The Nlcarnituan Canal ' ft1 bill ran token up In tho Senate to-day, nnd Mr. , ( ji; Mortcon (Dem Ala.), In chareo of It, had tome ) , W modifications made In the arrangement of tho' V. UxU J ; p Mr, Tnrple IDrra., Ind.l, an adversary of tho i 1 bill, suggested the postponement of Ita consld- j oration until the first Monday In Janunrr, by ; which tlrao tho report of the Nlcaraguan Com- i ;f mission would havo been received ami filed, ; Mr. Morgan said that the presenco ot tho j, 11 commission's report wna not necessary for tho ' 1 remarks which ho proposal to submit to tho4 i r Benato to-ilny. and ho hopod to convlnco the ijh, Bonntotlint there was no occasion for delay for 1 f; action on tho bill. Ho would not go now Into a , dlsousslon of tho necessity for constructing a 1 . Nlcaraguan canal, for the country had como to 'L Ita own conclusion on that point. He hoped to Jj satisfy tho Benate that It would not bo wlso to 5 Allow this session to pass without somo action i having boon taken on the subject f Tbo general public, ho said, had an Incorrect S Impression ' as to tho real purport of tho bill, 1 I "i and It was his duty to put tho matter In such a f llsht that tlioro could be no further question as , t f to what was boing attempted to be dono. Tho fc 'J bill was an Amendment of tho charter ot Fob. j j 20, 1880, tbo right to mako such amendment ' sal being expressly reserved In that act. It tho j ,' proposed amendment suttod the Governments -1 i i of Nicaragua and Costa Itlca and the stock- ffit' holders and owners of tho concession (tho ' i" Maritime Canal Company), well and, good. If g It contained matters which they woro not will- ; .)- Ing to accept, and whlah thoy hud not ostopped j ffi? themselves from objootlnc to, what they had to 1 jBj do.wasto decline and to act on other lines of H1 legislation. But the United Btates Government j Wf bad committed Itself In the charter to an effort j 1L to carry into effect tho concession from Nlca- i K- ragua and Costa Rica. ,$!!! Nicaragua and Costa Rica evidently reoog- ' i , nirod tho universal opinion that the canal j j ?, across tho Isthmus must be under tho proteo- r" tlon and control and management of somo !rr Rreat maritime power. It was indlspensablo, in K tho viow which tho whole world took of tho 11 question, that some great Qovemment should L have the pocul(ar charge of that waterway. f" Both Nicaragua and Costa Rica recognized tho t- fact that a company chartered by one or both ( would not meet tho requirements ot the marl- time and commorcial countries of tho world. i- Under the treaty of 1808 with Nicaragua the T ' United Btates had the right to send Its army Tr into that country to protect people and prop- L crty against usurpation, wrong or Injustice 1 " Suppose," said be, " that a canal has boon i' built there with whloh wo havo got no connoc- f tlon nt all built bv Nicaragua or Costa Rica, or by Franco or Great Britain and suppose that Mexico and Guatemala havo united for tho purposo of capturing tho canal or taking it into ; their possession, as we havo taken the Philip- ", pines, what Is the right ot tho United States V" t1nHaitinaA nlMiimD(nnHAa 4 TVV. n a li baS 'Is , J- obligation 1 It Is that we -will go thero nnd W j , protect tho canal against that Invasion : that we ;J will protoct the people and property of what- r Bl ', jvor nationality ngnlnst tho wrong which may 1 vKi be practiced on them. That la tho legal nttl- 3 , tuile which wo hold to-day by treaty with Nica- k I i ragua " i i u Mr. Morgan asked whether tho conditions of C U 8 the treaty of 1H08 (or 1807) wlth.Nlcaraguo l i was in conflict with tho Claton-Bufwer treaty l of,lK50. Tho latter treaty stipulated that 3? neither powor would orcct fortifications on tho V 5 line of the canal, but. In tho case relerred to, ! t would Uhlted Btates troops bo debarred from if h the right to fortlty themscUesngainstthecom- s ) 15 blnea armies of Mexico ami Guatemala? If i -1 the treaty ot 1808 wore n violation of the Clay- . : 9J ton-Bulwer treaty, then tho latter treaty had , Bono into thin air seven years bror; fonllrent ft,, Britain had In 1800 made a similar treaty with ?: , Nicaragua. 8o ho thought that tho question of '! I British intervention or British opposition In jjs the matter was a very rcmoto question. Ho m believed that If the seUSe'of tho Senate wero fr tSklP to-day. ihcBonoto would declare the I 'S Ciayton-Bulwer treaty nbrogatod-tho chief lit difficulty In tho way pr.dolng so bolng the ac- ' Ijj tlon of Mr. t:ieelandIu' withdrawing from tho Ji f benntp tho Irellnphuysen Cavallos treaty as a V J? violation of tho Cloyton-Bulwer treaty. J .The V,niil,,C 'lll.-ho doclarpd. was a bill to I C; strengthen the hands oMho United States In if dealing with tho canal question. It was a hill I t which declared that that method of legislation Ji was not In conflict with the Ciayton-Bulwer f fe. treaty. It did not declare that the Clayton- R.l- Bulwcr treaty was dnfunct or obsolete. It 't r i" merqly declared. In effect, that there was no tl P.rqlBlonlnthetiilllnconflietwIthtbeClayton- fc II Bulwcrtreaty. ButthoeommlttOo. in report- I l ins this bill, did not propose to encounter tho i Is Bulner treaty ns an antugonlst. The commit- i " I too took the ground that the bill was a bill to ' f execute the Clayton-Rulwor treaty, and not to ! conflict with It. I it , Mr. Bacon Ipem.. Ga ) Do I understand you I to say that this bill is to carry tho Clayton P Bulwer treaty into effect? to Mr Morgan Yes. a b Mr. Bacon-How? h Mr. Morgan If you will do mo tho honor to road Uhe committee's report you will Unci the & batter fully illseusscd. , I Mr. ItawlinslDem., Utah) Suppose this canal E was constructed and put Into operation, would ? It. tn case of war between us and any foreign j power, bo closed oIIko to the ships of both f- countries: or would it boopen to both helllce Uft V.nia on the same terms: Or would tho United M. Btates hayo tho right to close it against its i enemy? I A Mr. Morgan-That is, a quostlon which be KS Ipngs to the domain of international jurlspru m donee: Section. 20 of tho bill is vory ilcaifand ift careful in that matter. R? Mr. RawllnsIf tho Unltod 8tates woro at Ife war with Great Britain, and If Great Britain i desired to'despatch a fleet through tho Nlcara--S em Canal, would she hae n right todo so?" p Mr. Morgan I do not know how to explain 'I Ki matter in any clearer language than wo haveuspit insoctinn 20, It means that when ! tho United Hiatea Is n party to tho war the. ;K neutrality of the canal Is not secured to all m, nations, especially to the nutlon with which wo are at war'f hat Is what It means. Mr. Hoar. (Hon.. Mass.) remarked that ho was S k xiQtpntlrey satisfied with tho answer; nnd ho fife repeated.' In substance, Mr. Ran llns's question i 5,n(l.Bi?y.! , The canal Is guaranteed by the is United States. as If Itwns toTjo part of tho open B publlo sea. the common hlghwny of nations." W? -.Not by any means," Mr. Morgan broko In. SS Mr. Hoar well, In mibhtance. S3? Mr. Morgan o, not in substance. . t.T' Hoar-Thon I t)H notuso that language. I If tho canal bo ueutriil to all nutions. Is tho na if tlon with; whloh the United Htatos is at war ex- rented? I want to know whether the Henntor S thinks ho has got langunco in tho bill which r 9??tf !.JKJ cane, ami vlileh fays to Great 'J Britain: 'This canal is to bo forever neutral In - P war or peace, but if o; nreat war wlthuswo f will dolend thoeanul." Is thataufflclent? If I M L- ho Is at wnr with usslio wants the canal to ;t fif. continue to bo neutral. ,, J: ft Mr, Morgan, m reply 'to this question and to I B "no by Mr. Hpooner (Hep, Wis.), said: "My J I ; purposo li. very clear. It Is that when tliero Is I! 1 war between two powers, the Unltod States 'i being pno of thorn, tho other power should not . -f , po this canal If honators think that they can I I . Imiirpvo tho language in any degree I will bo , i glad to aecept their Imrroiements." ' Jl, Mr. Hoar-My dlfflculty would bo removed by U Insert Hsfn section 10 these words: "Exceptas ! to nations at war with tho United States." & Mr. Morgan-Very good. Wo will agree as to tb- tliht. t ! K ,.Mr Chilton (Pom .Tex.i suggested whether K V,"0?,1'1 ""the better to make appropriations fc3- rj dlieUlyoutof iheTreasuryfortheoonBtructlon r I Pi the canal, rathor than to ralso tho money . IK through the salo ot bonds. ' tl P- M.r .,i?rIi!, replied that for himself he would )& plS!2rt.e ulirM appropriation, but the com- I j nilttoo thought it better to propose three alter- .1 W natives a direct appropriation of the money 'I f received from the I'acillc railroads, tho Issue ot lil I bondsnnd tho sale of stock. 3! I til? bill then wentpar until to-morrow, and fit the Senate udjournod. ' lil $ ' VAXAr. MIT. I Till! HOVSK ' 111 p " Vropmes Thnt (he (lovernment Acquire 'f, f I ? ) t.ani anil Cantriir llin Cniinl. H. li f . VYisiiiNfiToN, Dou la.-ltepresonutlvo Hep c fi f burn, Chairman of the House Committee on a i Interstate ami Foreign fiommorce. which has ' I Jurisdiction of the subject of cinals. to-day in- i ' y, . troduced a bill providing for the construction A i ' of tho Nicaragua Canal, which s a radical tie- hi ( . pauuro from previous measurev relating ijj j thei'cto. The first seitlon reads Is f '"'bo resident of the Uulted States Is hers S I by ""thorUed to ac.julia by purchase from W ' Costatlca and Nlcaiagua ,full ownenhlp. JI J1 Jurlsdlctlou and sovereignty, for and iu bo M Wit blU' of tho Unlteft htnfei, of tuoh portion of J IL Urritory now belongmg to Costa 'itlca nnd ' I SIX Nicaragua, as mar be de si-able and necessary, S?K SB7ii?-.toi.,iM.via,8-J,:onMruet d defend o yjii canal otauch dsbUi and capacity aa will be tuf- , flelctit for tho movement of ships of tbo Great est tonnage nnd .draught now. in.use from a wlnt near Grertown on the-Carlbbaan Sea, via Lake Nicaragua, to Brlto on tho raclflo Ocean, and snelljiMm as mar bo necessary to make such purchase Is hereby appropriated." Oihcrections prorldo that the canaf shall be constructed under the direction of the secre tary ol War, with harbors at tho termini for tho convenience ana safsty ortlie ships using the canals; that surveys shall b made by offi cers of tho Engineer Corps of the ormr : that so much of tho Han Juan Klter and Nicaragua Lake asmsy be available for tho canal shall be used. For the completion of the canal as thus authorized! Including the harbors at Grey town and Ilrlto. 14O.0O0.0OO Is appropriated. It is furthor provided that In his negotia tions with Costa Rica and Nicaragua the rres Irtont is' authorized to guarantee the treo use of tho canal to ships of those States and ot , citizens belonglntrto them. , , . A meeting of tho Interstate aud Foieicn Compierce Committee will bo hold to-morrow, nt which the bill will bo considered. Mr. lien. , bum said that lis has not conferred with the 1 military or other authority as to the amount of land that should be acquired for canal pur- poses, but belle red that it should be what ' er was necessary. The Frellnshuysen treaty of 18M.'I provided for a strip twelvo , miles wide. However, he said, that could bs ; scttlod by the negotiators. i "My reason for lUslrlng to secure sover eignty oer the territory," Mr. Hepburn said, "is that I don't believe it wise for the United States to put $140,000,000 Into tho soil of those countries that wo.can't take out and over which wo will not havo. absolute control. I am In favor of paring those oonntrles'for sov ereign rlghtsHn-thfl esnal'oroperty. rather than giving IhS canal company from S11.000. 000 to 10.000.000 for franchises only. This proposition Ignores the. concessionaires en tirely, and proposes to deal direct with tho governments .interested." Senator Morgan, when Informed ot the terms of Mr. Hepburn's bill expressed his sur prise at their lenor. "Mr. Hepburn In an Intelligent man, nnd ha certainly must know that 'such a rchsmo Is Impossible of execution. Neither ot those countries." he said, "will barter its sovereignty over an inoh of territory. Thoy would con sider It an Insult for the President to make tho suggestion. The .Frellnghuyson treaty with .Nicaragua gave tho United States a right of way twelve njllos wide for canal purposes, but 'the sovereignty of tho State .was ex pressly reserved. The.' arrangement , was praotlcallr a lease. I, doubt that ar majority of Mr. Hepburn's oommlttee will approve their Chairman's proposition."- yojuiNATioxa or jtbe pobbidbs.t. i - . Promotions in the Line and Staff of the Regular Army. Washington. Dec 12. The President to-day sent the following nominations to tho Benato : , To Ha Assistant Snrgeoni. Marin IIOiplUl Ser viceJohn W. Kerr cf Ohio, Wlllhun C. Billings ot Connecticut, Guttata M. Oorput of Qeorgt, and Dana E. Roblnion of Ohio. , To Be Majors, Cavalry Anoj Begulsr Army CpU. Charles A. P. Hatfield and Jpseph n. Dortt. Fourth Cavalry; Ctpts.John B.Xerr andQeorgeS, Anderson, Sixth Cavalry. , , To Be CspUlne First fltuU. Letter W.Cornleh, Fifth Cavalry: Tyres It. Bliert. Jhlrd CiTslry; Al bert L. Mill, FintCsvalry; John A.Iockwood, Fourth Cavalry; H.-nrr T. Allen, Second Cavalry. To Be tint UeutentnU, Infsntry Second Ueuts. Rsmnel P. Lvon, Twenty-fifth Infantry, and William T. Hcbenck, Tenth Infantry. TO Be Aislittnt Surceom with Bank of Flnt Lieu tenant lint Llrut. Clyde. Sinclair Ford. Weit Vir ginia, Aseletant Santeon FourthUnltedBUteaVolnn teer Infautry: Jamea B. Church, District of Colum bia; Joreph II. Ford, District uf Columbia"; Percy U. Aabbtirn, Ohio; Elmer A. Dean. Tenaeaire; Walter Coi, Maryland; njebard B neitredge. loirs; Fran cia it. Cowglll Uaher. Kentucky; Samuel I Hteer, Pennijrlvaala: Wlllard F. Trabr, Pennartvanie: Fr? d erlckF.iRuetellandEdwinP. Wolfe, New York; Ed ward Warwick P.naham, MaaaachUKatta; Llewelyn P. Williamaon, Miaanuri: Charlea E., Marrow, lrvlnla. Poatmaatera Albert C." Landers, Newport, B. I.; John A. Bnahfield. MUler. 8. D. XEW SENATE MLZ8. One Authorises A. A. Bartlntt to Raise the Maine at Hie Own Expense. Washington. Deo. 12. Bills were Introduced as follows: By Senator Lodge Amondlng the naturaliza tion laws by making five years' residence and nn understanding of the Constitution a pre requisite, i , By Mr. Halo For the enrollment and organi zation ot a naval reservo,as recommended by theiNavy Department; to establish , Judge Advocato's-corps.ln the navy: trnnsferrlo'cjo. tho Navy- Department the transports In Gov ernment service now under control-of tho Sec retary or War. . . By. Senator -Pettlgrew'-Authorizing A. A. Bartlett to raise the battleship "MaTno and transport her to tho United States at his own expenso. It also vests In him the title to the , ship and provides for her location at some com onion t and 'accessible place ill the United States, to bo there preserved as a memento of the war with Spain. A jolntl resolution was offered by Mr. Hoar and was referred for the appointment of a commltteeof Senators and Representatives and of a committee from tho country at large (by the Presidontl for carrying on a plan to cele brate tho centennial anniversary .of the found ing of the city of Washington as the pormanont capital of the United States. ' Estimates for Deflclenrlea,in the Army. Washington. Dee. 12. Increased estimates for deficiencies under tho Ordnance Depart ment, aggregating $1,000,000, wore submitted to Congress to-day. It Is due. savstho Chief of Ordnance, to the exchange of 'the arms ot all. or nearly all, ot the volunteer troops to the 30-callbre magazine rifle,- Involving tho neces sity for n much larger supply of ammunition or that sizo, and to provisions for more exton slve depots In Cuba. JSSSretary Alger ftlso submitted an estlmste of $3,000,000 for contingencies in tho War De partment. , Secretary Gago transmitted to Congress to- &K ?JJ,P8tlmnt? n,r?m' Seeretary AJger for $1. 800.000 as a deficiency appropriation for tho medical and hospital d partment for tho year ending Juno 30, 1809. California Currants Will, Be Protected. WaniNOTON. Dec. 12. In tho President's annual message he spoke-of tho 'efforts of Greece to secure a reciprocity treaty with tho United States which would admit Ore clan currants freo of duty. This was tho subject of nn Immediate, protest from tho California Chamber of Commerce. At tho re quest of the Chamber, ltepresentatlve Barham saw President Mckinley and Commissioner John A. hasson.who has special charge of the matter, and represented to them the great harm that would be done, the California fruit trado If this duty was removed. Ho was as sured that the duty -would bo allowod to re main andithat there was no necessity for tho delegation from Saji.Prancisco to visit Wash ington. - " ' i nillt Introduced In tho Uouie. Wasiijnoton, Deo. 12. These bills were In troduced In tho House: By Representative Brownlowot Tennessee Creating a forolgrf'scrvlce corps In' tho army to be composed of Immunes ' By Mr. Maxwell ot. Nehrnskn For tho pur chase nnd operation by tho Government of all telegraph and telephone lines. y J?;&!Kh.8",of iMfr Carollna-Approprl-atlngSOOOW foia monument at Washington to the soldiers U(tialIorB whOIellln tho Span-Ish-Amerlcan warj' or. i it ' i r f Dividend for Crpdlfora of thei Marine Bnnk. Washinoton, Doc; 12.-A final dividend! of 405-1.000' of 1 per'ocnt. wa declared by.thtf Comptroller ofitho Currency to-day In favor of the credlfors of the Marine 'National Bank of New York city. This dividend makes In all SteuF3Jta prp araount,D,J ni' )mfttiPlPr,l5afi Iso declared a fifth dividend of B per cjht.lp favor of the creditors R'itnKe. C,,1.nut Street National Bank.PhUa? dolphla- .Thla makes. fjO per cent, ot claims Ths President t Vlilt Auguata, Ga. WAsniNotON, Dec. 12.-The President has decided to Include Augusta. Ga.. In tho Itlnorary of hla Southern trip, which will begin to-mor-rowi A 'Icsatlott of citizens from Augusta, hendediby-ex-I nlted states Senator Waisli were conducted to tho Whito House to-day hy nepresentetiye Flemlpg. and thoy extended an !P,J'"?i.lon f f,hl! rrealdent to visit their city; The Presidential party will spend two or three hours thero on the way back from Macon. Not to Abandon Our Interests la Samoa. Washington, Deo. 13.-The report that an arrangement has bcon made by which Great Britain and tho United States will abandon their jntereat in tho tripartite agreement concern. Ing Samoa and In faTorof Geraiani "anutHorll lftJlSftden,od: There hoa been no change In the Samoa situation. President Cieieland's iitlepipt to abandon the Islands to German? 2?i'"$? tuVT'Ll1 Aha? ,ben .dlscountenaiiceil by tho McKlnfoy Administration. """"-'i Ths TTurina' Pond. Additional subscriptions. $4,007; totaI,-$82.. f i To Cure a Cold In One Day I.!lti.l,tlT'',Bro,K? Ouuilne TsbleU. All dnuari.ta refund the monf y if U fails to cure. a&a. wSt rSn. nlaehaa L. y, $ on eh tUbjt,424; WD LAUNCH OF THE GORSAIfi. ' COHMODORK T. riBItPONT XtOROAN'S BTBAtT TAC11T A BEAUTY. New Flngahlp of the New Tork Tnoht Club I One of the Plneat Veiaels Afloat Chris- tenlng- Ceremony Performed by -Mlae 1 Loulae.Morsan A Lsrgo Crowd Present. With nearly a hundred flags snapping In the frefili breeze Commodore J, Pierpont Morgan's steam yacht Corsair, tho now fltgshlp.of the Wow York.Yaeht'Club. glided gracefully Into her elomont at 10:37 o'clock yosterday morning from tho shipyard of Thomas Marvel I Son, in Nowburg. The workmon began to ' wodge tho yacht up on hor oradlo at 0:30 o'olock, and an hour later, when tho special train of two parlor cars arrived, bearing Com I modore Morgan nnd his guests, on the scene, I all tho preliminaries were completed an'd the launching party at once repaired to th'o plat form that wns rosVrved for tho favored guests., "Ichrlston thoo Corsair," said Miss Louise' Morgan, tho second daughter of tho popular' Commodore, as the graceful vnoht began to move toward deopwater,atthee.imotlmsihat-' taring tho customary, bottlo of champagne. In cased In a largo bouquet of Amerlcan'Beauiy roseB, noross the sharp prow of the yaoht. The entire population of tho village augmented b,y 'several hundred guests from this city who bad journoyed to tho shipyard, cheered In unison as tho yacht began her descent toward tho water, and the din was augmented 'by tho hoarso scroatns that emanated from a dozen, steam vessels that were In tho offing. Among the guests on tho platform were: Commodore and lira. J. Pierpont Morgan, W. K. Vanderbllt, William Bockefellcr. 'Joieph'H. Choate, Chauneey M. Depew, Mr, and Mrs. 0. Oliver laelln, CoL-E. A. 8teveni. Mr. and Mrs. iBtarorWebb. Mr. and Mm. Mid Burrlll, Mrs. J. Markoe.'Mr. and Mra. Bartow 8. French, Mr. and Mrs. Cheater Oris wold, Mias 'Amy Townaend, Mra. Richard Irvine, Mlaa Helen Lawrence, Harry Weekt, Theodore Bralne, Mra. J. Hood Wright. Clarkaon Potter. Bitliop K.,0. Potter, lllaliop Doane, Mra. Harrey Warren, Mr. and lira. F. It. Applrton, Miea Boppin, Mies Loulae Morgan,- Mlaa tlliett, Miaa Peabody.i Btepbenaon Taylor, ttil.lam II. Uarrifon, iSamnei Putnam, A. Fletcher Locknood, Irving Cox, Andrew Fletcher, Thomas M. Beeae, Andrew Fletcher, Jr., I Oeorge B. Moran. Inipector Barrett, former Commo-i dore Edward M. Brown, J. V. 8. Oddle, Commodora 8. Nlrholaon Kane, Mr. and 'Mrt. Itobert Baoon. Mr.1 and Mn. W. P. Hamilton, Mr. and Ura H. McE. Twombly, B. 8. K. Jeaup, and Charlea Lanier. Commodore B. Nicholson Kane. Irving Cox and 'other oxpertawere enthusiastic over the lines and unusually well-finished workmanship i of tho-new yacht., "lt.wos the most successful launch 1 have over witnessed, and tho yacht Is a beauty," said 'Commodore Kane to the re porter of Tns Sun )as tho yacht slid down tho well-greasod ways. Secretary J, V. B. Odd lo ,or the Now York Yacht Club echoed the opinion of the Chairman of tho Regatta Committee of that olub. Designer Cox was loud in his praises of the noworaft. "It Is the prettiest yacht that has evor been launched In this country." said he. ' The design Is as near perfect as anything I havo soon. and. tho workmanship Is all that could bo desired." Nothing except tho hull was sentovorboard. and tho craft floated fullyslx'feot above her designed water lino when she wns water-borno. She floated nearly over to thoBastorn bank of the river before being nicked un bv tho tuir E. C. Baker, which wont after her and eventually warped hor In alongsldo of tho pier. Then Commodore Morgan and his frionds climbed aboard nnd inspected tho Interior of tho ornft. In designing the Corsair J. Beavor Webb has closoly .followed tho principal lines of tho soc ond Corsnlr. which Is better known to the pub llo as tho gunboat Gloucester. Hor bow.'how ever. does not appear to be ns rakish or as yachty as that of hor noted namesake, and, owing to hor Increased length, tho stern has not the same graceful overhang that char acterized tho craft that Commodore Mor gnn sold to tho United States Government, he Is fitted with bilge keels, eighteen Inches wldeamldshlps.that run atrlllomoro than one third of hor entire length. Her ontranco nt the designed water line is carried out In lines that are slightly convex nnd extend uft almost to the beginning of the bjlgo keels. Her floors nt the midship section rise at an angle of about 3() from the keol, and only for tho bllgo keels she would roll badly In n seaway. The after lines of tho yacht are carried out in swooping curves. Tho design alt follows closely tho con tour of tho second Corsair, with the exception of a slight concave formation In tho profllo of thecounter. v The now yacht's sheer lino Is perfect from the point of view of an artist, and, with the ad dition of along bowsprit und two pole masts. Blip will compare favorably with tho best Eng lish vcssoln. Designer Wobb has followed the Idea that he found successful In the Sovereign br leaving tho lower end or tho rudder post without a stay or brace of any sort, so that the twin screw can havo plenty of room to turnover in solid water. 'To this end ho has spread tha channels In which tho shaft revolves fully nvo feet on each sldo of tho keel lino. Tho Corsair Is built entirely of stool, with plates worked In flush nboo tho water lino. Her Interior arrangements consist of ten state rooms, n library, six bathroom and n dining saloon on tho lowor deck. On tho main dock, arrangements have beon madn for a deck saloon, aalloy. chartroom nnd deck stateroom, with officers' nnd crews quarters forward, whllo the boxes, storerooms, Ac nro arranged In the forward hold. HcrprinclDal dimensions ft? dSB ened by Webb are: 302 feet ovor nil. 252 feet on tho water line, 3.1 feet 3 Inches ex treme beam. 20 feet U Inches depth of hold, nnd 14 feet 0 Inches draught. She will bo eauippod with two triple axcanslon engines, and steam wl be furnished by two doublo-ond Scotch boilers. Tho craft will also hate a completo electric plant in duplicate for llghtlngand other purposes. She will carry three launches, one lifeboat, pno gig and one cutter on aavlts. Rho is classed 100 Al. United States standard. Tho yacht will be towod to the Flotchor works In Hobokon. where her boilers and engines will be put Into place nnd woodwork finished. Her deckhouses are of calvanbed iron and will bo covered Inside and out with mahogany trim mings, and waterways and rails of teak. 1Jr'!J!,r!lS,nt that was launched yesterday is tho third Corsair that was built for Commodore Morgan. Theflrst was constructed at tho Cramps' yard. Philadelphia. In 1880. She was afterward, rechristenea Kanapaha. The seo "nd Corsair, which was from designs by Beavor Webb. In April. 1801. afterward transformed , Into a gunboat, renamed the Gloucester, did excellent work on the Santiago blockade. Bho was mado by NcofiV k Lory, and lengthened by tho samo firm In 1803. Ynchtemen In Executive Seaalon. Charles T. Plerco of tno Rlvorslde Yacht Club , presided at the meeting of the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound, held at tho Windsor Hotel Inst evening. The object of the session was to discuss the scheme of restric tions as to scantling construction for all classes of yachts 30 foet racing length and under to the end or establishing cruising classes as dis tinct from racing classes. Tho report, as sub mitted by the Executive Committee, was a voluminous one. rehearsing in detail tho dlf rerencos between the regular classes, which for convenience were termed "cruisers" nnd tho racing-machines pure and simple. The gJrtli rule which was recently recom mendeTby tho Yacht Racing Union of North America was rejected for nil classes below tho .14-footors. for the reason that It was round not to be acceptable for smaller .yachts, and Ita adoption would involve much labor In the re ineasuremont of existing boats. The dele gates wore unanimous In voting to retain the watorllno and sail area rule wlilch is now in togue. The recommondations that appeared to find favor wore that Jhore should bo a now defini tion or a cabin boat that would bo moro f1 lP.? h,an ,l old r.ul; that thoro ahouM botwodlvlsons to each class, known as tho regular and racing divisions, tho former to conform to tho scantling table, nnd thntthn 21 and 25 foot knockabouts lio scheduled ni regular classes Instead of specials, as was tho stylo last year. ii " Y 8 0iolly decided that tho table of scant ling bo printed and distributed amongthodelo gatesfor careful perusal nnd. ropdrtodupon at 22!ihior.me''t,l"f .of4,no B"Qclptlon that will be llxedin tho near future. The delegates present KBurton Hart, Ji, IJnfjiienot V.C ; E.W. UacLellan ?0S",f 'SrW- S' V,d VEMO-ei'IbVrbor Y. C; II. H.'Uordnn. iluiitlnutou Y. o. Frank Bo wna Jonea. Indian Hirbor Y. 0." E. B. Meyrawiti New BDjbell. V. 0.1 Harry BtephenaonT Wckerbo?keT Y0.,off,r "bellboy, Corlntlilan Fleet of NeVlti ch'"& Seo,r"o P- c'ik nd Charlea T. Pierce, Itirerl aide Y. tti Joaepb M. Piece and Frank Towle. Ilorie rii .W.rW V, w. T. Stephana, Beew.JhaX. vnDt.1i,'5nirXi. li'! ChrL" ,p- Tower. New ItocheUe V. 0., and K. C. Beward, Sachem Bead Y. C. " Dr. Feet Will Be Columbia's Bowing Coach. Walter B. Poet. rthe well-known rowing coach, has bocn selected to tako charge of the Columbia University crew next year. This was announced at 12 o'clock last night after a protracted meeting by tha Board of Govern r.,' he rowing club. This clnh mot at tho University- A. 0, W. A. Melklcham, J. A. II, Cowles nnd. Magistrate R. 0. Corn nSrpieiVMCo""nl'' rowi"i rapn Present Dr. Peet will havo every oppoifunlty todeveloii a good crew this year, tioso who know say i 'Zl, laVi kuJ'dJJc.0.0' 'K1 mtlal on tHe ft. ...liVaV-Jil iW0 thanew gymnasium. with Its superb facilities. ofrnra every ndutntaae i?i?S th.? men ,n e?efl Vhr'a' trim" Besioei , this, t here is no debt nanglng over the crew. A . R.?11, he nrospeeta are regarded as tho ,w.8ifi;il,mll,lah""inadn William K Maxwell, Jr., was elected manager of the crew Christmas Xoveltlee. DemP,ry t Carroll, 29 Wet Twentj-thlrd Btreet. VEST TALKS AOAINHT COtONZBS. He Bays W Save Ha Bight to Acqnlre Ter ritory and Govern It ns a Colony, TTAiniKororT, Deo. 13. Tho resolution In troducedlln the Senate last week by Mr. Vest (Dern-. Jto.), deolarlng that theretls no power tinder the Oonstltutlohlto acquire territory to bo hetd arid governed permanently aa colonies, was taken np to-day, and Mr. Vest addressed tho Senate. He said It seemed to him peculiarly appropriate at this time to examine what was the power ot Congress In regard to the acqui sition and government of new territory, when thovMtorney-'General. the great law .officer ot theGovornment,dcolared publicly that tbo Con stitution, made for -tho thirteen half-rasaued colonics, had-grown too small for the greatest nation on the face' of .the earth. Mr. Tost quoted the dlotum ot the Supreme Court In the Dred Bcott decision, to the effect that no power had been, given to tho Govern ,mont to establish or maintain colonies, or to .enlarge the territory of Ulie United States, ex cept by 'thej admission ot new States; and he asserted that no tribunal Federal or Stato. 'and no 'public man of'emlnenco had over con tradicted thV.portion of the Dred Bcott i deci sion until' within-lbs last six months, when -the orate for expansion seemed to have taken possession of a very large portion ot the Amer ican peonle. Tbo fundamental principle ot the C6nstlt,ut)on was olUzenshlo to all Within' tho -Jurisdiction of-the'Oovomraent, except as to tho Indian tribes. But It had been said that that doctrlno had been abandoned by prece dent In the oases 'of the Northwestern Terrl tory, ceded by Virginia to the general Gov ernment, of Louisiana, of Florida and of Alas ka, no denied that-claim. In thoVnso of the Northwestern' Territory ,lt bad .been provided that, whon tha population rcaohed G.QOO thoy would have. a-riaht'to a Territorial Govern msnt.' In the act of tho cession ot-LoilIslana .from, France there vVasa provision that as soon a possible tho Inhabitants should bo . made cltircns -of the Unl'.ed Stales. There was a llko provision In tho act of cession of .Florida by Spain. When Ilussla ceded Alaska the samp, provision was put In tho, act of ces sion. Ho; cHaractorlaod as monstrous tho proposition now nut forward that Territories were not within tho soope ot the Constitution cf the United States, and that the Constitution spotted alone to the States ot tho Union. It was monstrous to'aasert'tnat the citizens ot a Terrltorr wereiunder tho 'Constllutlon, ox clndea fromi the bill ot rights and were at tho .merer of Congress without limitation. He had not controverted 'and should not propose to controvert the power otithe Federal) Govern ment to acquire, and covern torritory. but he did deny that territory could be acquired to betheld as colonies. I ",Wo are told" he continued, "thnt this coun try can do anything. Constitution or no Consti tution. Wo are a. great people, groat In wnr, 'great in peace ; but we are not greater than the people who onco conquored tho world, not with, long-rgnge guns and steel-clad ships; but with bnp short swords of; tho llomnn le gion and' tho .wooden 'galleys wblch sailed across the. Adriatic . Tho colonial aratom do strored all hopo of republicanism. Tin tho old ,tlme. It Is an appendage of monarchy. It can exist in no free country, because.it up roots and eliminates the basis of all republi can Institutions thstGovernments derive their iust power from tho consent of tho governed, know, not what may, be .done, with the gla mour ot foreign conquest and.the creed ot.tho commercial and monsrmaklnir classes of thla I country. For myself. I would rather quit pnb llo llfo this minute nay. I would be willing to risk lire Itself rathor than glvo my consent io 'tats fantastic and wloked attempt to revo lutionize our Government and to substitute the the principles of our horeditary enemy for tho teachings ot Washington and his assoclato " When Mr.vyest closed his speech ho was asked by Mr. Piatt gtot.. ddnn.) whether ho desired action on his resolution. Mr.. "Vent suggested that It remalnion tho table, to be called up if any Senator desired to speak on It- . . Mr. Plntt I am not prepared to speak on 'the resolution to-day; but lest my silence should be misconstrued. I wish to say that I do not recognize the doctrine announced iu a dictum of the SuDreme Court or'the law as stated by the' Senator from Missouri. I.belleve that tho right to.acqulre torritory exists as an inherent right in the nation. That has been the doc trine of tho nation ever since the Louisiana treaty was ratified and oonflrmed. That right has no limitation either In the Constitution or elsewhere. It. wo are fighting a.war and ac quiring territory wo have not cot to eton as wo go along and to have -our armies -cease oper ations uutll there has:heen some declaration somewhere that -we are'golng to make States out ot the conquered territory. Mr. Hoar Does the Senator from Connecti cut olalm that we have a right, under tho Con stitution, permanently to govern subject o vassal States or peonle who havo no constitu tional lights of their own? - Mr. Piatt I believe that our power to gov ern any province, country or land wWch wo have the) right to acquire Is full and plenary and Is given by that clnuie of tno Constitution which says that Congress shall .have the right to make all needful rulos and regulations for the government of a Territory. , Mr. Hoar I do not propose to enter Into the dlesusston.pf the resolution at this timo. I understamutho Senator from Connecticut to avow the doctrine that, under the Constitution of the United States, and In conformity with Its provisions and principles, we have a right to govern permanently subject orvsssal peo Pleor races'without constitutional rights of their own. From that opinion I wish to ox press my ontlre dissent. Tho resolution remains on the Vice-President s table. Mr. Hoar presented petitions from citizens ot Concord, Mass., remonstrating against tho extension of American sovereignty to tho Philippine Islands -and against absorption of other foreign islands without previous consent of their peoplo. Other petitions on the same subject were presented by Mr. Hale (Berl.. Mo.). They wore ' all referred to the Committee on Foreign lie lations. Itepresentatlvo W. P. Hepburn of Iowa pro posed to the ilouso to-day tho form of a con stitutional amendment Intended to meet one ot the remote objections against the acquisition war. It provides that hereafter no Stato shall be admitted Into the Union tho territory of which wa; not In npasesslon of tho United States on Jan. 1, 1808. except bv tho votes of three-fourths of tho members of both houses of Congress. . "Triat will settle one1 nnestlon about tho fu ture of Porto Rico, the.Phillpplnos and prob ably Cuba." gatd the author or tho bill. "The votes of throe-fourths of the members means tho approval of three-fourths of the States." ', X-Y THE HOUSE. District of Columbia Appropriation TJI11 Heported-It Cnrrles 80,830,803. WAaniNQTOs,Deo.-12. In the House to-day the bill making appropriations for the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending Juno 30, 1000,'was reported from the Appropriations Committee and notlco was given that its con sideration would be asked to-morrow. Tho bill carries a total of J0.2S0.809. being $177,. 220 less than the appropriation for the current yoor, aa against estimates of $9,101,000. The appropriations for the support of oharltablo in st!?,t'05',."nd.0,r religious control aro omitted. This being the day aet apart for legislation Bubcock called up the bill to acquire certain water rights and property at the Great Falls of the Potomac.. A suggestion was mado that tho bill carried a job to unload upon tho Govern ment a tract of land of which the present own ers havo been unable to, dispose at a profit After prolonged debate tho enacting clause 7i..tr'SH'i2i51ita.nd.tn6, bm reportodtothe House and laid on tho tablo. On motion ot Mr. Payno(Bep..N.Y.) the bill to amend the laws relating to American sea men, passed by the Senate Ust July, was taken Up. Tho bill requires additional nlr space on .Tn" K,Wior' S Wendednnd extended ration and tho abolishing of Imprisonment, except for desertion In a foreign port, u"u'0 HoujeadVurnod" lU pa"aeowaa tak" the yEirCOMBES JJY TUB TAILOR TRADE. Capitalists Interested 'la the Co-operative Ludlea' Tailors' Shop. The Bev. Francis J. Clay Moran. Chairman of the Bwoating System Commltteo of the Church Association for tho Advancement of the Inter est of Labor, announced yesterday that the proposed ladles' tailors' cooperative shop would bo opened on Jan. X Of .the J10.000 capital required for tho pntorprfse. $7,000 has boon subacribed. Among the subscribers are Mr. and Mrs, James Swyor, Spencer Trask, C. T. I arnofr Wl JHnn'Cut!W.indH. Fulton CuN ,lWi.Me.v,tUiri,0l,r .rder? LlaV6 ben received. iSf yiei'it.?.'JT-n,.mac.lc..an.u Krotary Tonfatatt of tbo Ladles 'Tailors' Un on. who. it is afteged. have been black Hated, have sot. at work temrorarily at uniou wages and will have ox ecutlve posts In the cooperative shop; Supreme Court to Adjourn for the Uolldaya. WisniNOTON. Dec, 13,-The Supreme Court will adjourn on Monday next until Tuesday, thD.' Hi.,01'1' JJti?e Fuller announced to-day that tho case of the famous La Abra Sliver "fSR c9,mpB,? would be arguoToHlUmeritS SSJiPfc X,u; ,Bvernl decisions were handed down to-doy, but none of gitneral interest. Kverr Oo Is Reading TbU Book. ift0vi?...andi'PrSu,!Uat Countries Compared. Alfred Young. One dolUr at book stores oratCathol lio Book EatEaage, ISO West iota at, N. X.-iaJ, MONEY PLENTY AND CHEAP. BASRA XIT MlTAX'a STATE BBDVdB II1E XXTBREST RATE. ' The West Tieoomea Sloney Lender to the Knt nnd the "Debtor Class'" May Yet Shift Its Ileadqunrters-Tllll to lis Ottered to fleduce Legnl Interest in This Stale. The trustees of tho Bowery Savings Bank formally voted yosttrdny to reduce the rato of Intoresi ori (loposlts from 4 to 3( per cent. A report thai local banks which allow 2 per cent. Interest on the doposlts of out-of-town banks were doing (o reduce this rate to IX per cent, after Jam 1 was denied by 'officers of the banks In question, who said they knew ot no general movement of tho sort. I Itoductlons of Interest bv savings banks havo .already been reported from Cleveland, Norfolk 'and Milwaukee, Uttua, Bochosternnd Syracuse. Atlvtcos which reashed the finan cial district yestohlay added td tho list Mont poller, XL, and Omaha. Neb. The Montnelier Savings Dank has ckolded to reduco Its rate to 3 per cent.; tho Brattleboro Savings Bank Is lending money locally at 0 per cerit, Tho do spatoh from Omaha read; ' "Banks by common consent In Nebraska have agreed to reduce. Interest rates by from 1 tb 2 per cent, owing to tho plcthdra of money . for Invostment." Banks ot tlio. middle Western and North- j westorh States are raported to have recently boon buyers In the New York market of East ern commercial paper, finding this more profit able than tolond the money at homo. A de velopment Bf tho situation has been a rendwal of the movomont to make.' tho legal rato of in terest In this Btatp 5 Instead of 0 per cent. A bill making the reduction will bo Introduced at Albany as soon as the Legislature moots. Heretofore tho reduction has beeu defoated;ty j the general opposition of bankers and business men. but less opposition ,1s expoctcd now. Farmers and small tradesmen up tho Stato are said to favor the reduction, and It is tho opinion of many bdnkors that tho natural nnd general, tondenoy Is toward a lower lovel in Interest rates, bringing those of tho United States nearer to the ruling rates In tho money mar kets of the world. . DROOKXTX WATER STAIX FIXED. Gaslights Re-eslnbllahed nnd the School bouse Not Injured. The break In the four-foot water main nt Central avonue and Wvert street. Brooklyn, on Sunday, when hundreds of collars wore .flooded and tho foundations ot two houies nearby woro undermined, was repaired yesterday by putting in a now section of plpo. Mcu worked In shifts on Sunday night with lantorn light in order to save rtlme. Tho work was dono under tho direction of Henry Hawkcs. superintendent of the Eopair and Distributing Departmont of tho Water Bureau. JTMIo'the repairing wob going on moro than a dozen wagons were carting back to tho great gap In the ground tho sand nuBiieu out uy mo iioou irom tno pipo. At 10 I o'clock In the morning tho new1" water plpo soc ! tlon was put In plnco with tho aid of jacks and 1 then tho work of caulking tho plpo was -begun. W'hcn the plpo was in place anothorgangpf men were sent to tho bottom of the pit to rein force tho men who woro employed in building ' a wooden trough to connect tho two ends of the broken sewer. The Brooklyn Union Gaslight , Company was doing all that was possible to re establish ita light In tho dwellings on Central avenue, and Inst night in nil the dwellings on that thoroughfare there was gaslight. A largo forcoof mon wont from house to house yester day replacing the metors which became filled with water with new meters Tho 6coupants bf tho ground floors nl flooded houses wero engaged all day yesterday In pumping out tho water. Tho big public school building on Eiororeen avenuo was thoroughly examined yosterday. It was believed on hun day'that therush ot water into the basemont haddamaced the wall. No damage, however, was .discovered. .Tho scholars assembled In tho school atthe'usnal hour In the forenoon bnt as there was no Are In the building, tho chil dren and teachers woro dismissed. The ses sions in tho sahool will go on to-day. Deputy Water Commissioner Moffott said yesterday that. after an, examination of tbo broken main he, was satisfied that tho break was caused by adefect in tho casting of tho pine. Building Commissioner John Gullfoylo put five inspectors to woi'k yesterday morning examin ing every house which was affected by tho flow of water. HE BREATI1ED IIARD I.V THE T03IRS. So Hard Tlint n Womsnln Brooklyn Could Not Sleep orKlghts. , A woman, who Said she was Mrs. Annie De Inney of 228 Hilary street. Brooklyn, com plained at tbo Mayor's office yesterday that a man confined in tho Tombs was breathing so hord that she cou d not sleep at night. She was told that the breathing would bo stopped at once and she wont away apparently satisfied. Meeting of the State Board of Chnvaesers. Auunt. Dec. 12.-Bajretary Palmer has called a meeting of the Stato Board of Can vassers for Thursday, Tho board will adjourn . rrom thht day until about Dec. 28. when the soldier votes will havo been canvnssed and the returns Hied with the Secretary of State. You. can't fail to note the fash ionable and refined lcok & man presents when wearing one of our,Overcoats. We suggest : A dark grey Llama, silk lined at $40. A bUck IvTonUgfuc, silk lined at $45. A black Vicuna, silk lined at $35. Black, brown &: blue Kerseys & Meltons, - $20 to $32. And especially some small1 lots of Overcoats of rich dark mixtures, marked down from $35, $34, $32 & $30, to 25 dollars. Also a good variety of Over coats marked down from $J2 &$5, ,Ntb 9 dollars. HACKBUT, CARHART 8c CO., , I Cor. 13th St. Broadway, Cor. Canal'St., I Near Ctiumbera. I Artistic and interesting gifts. Chrlstrrias oxhibition and sale novy open. ' if -e .TIFFANY T . FAVRILE GLASS. d (i) TIFFANY STUDIOS, 8U3 Fourth Avonue. CARLSBAD HAMS,' 'aVW. Cor, east Bt. and 8df At, & f'y.tfft't l,i , , . ,..!. I The-latest -in desk-making: , . . . . 4 , . , , -, i . - . -f . ' n ' ' ' ' WJi 11 i ' v .,'" . - ' i ...-. i ' " ' ' ' w't ,, ....... I .HALECO:, : ' 1 gs- I Desks at export' prices. f W 15 Stone Street. . v . J a hext Produce Exchange. n i . aa . , r HECOXTl .OADOBR TRIAL. , rnyne Itoorn excluded from the Itoom JTfer . blarr May Become Evidence. WilllntriiA. K jfooro. who' Is accusod. with his wlfeKayno ot playing) a, bndeor camo upon Martin Mnhon of tho Now Amsterdam Hotol, and about whoso, guilt a jury disagreed last week, was arraigned for 'a second trial yester day In tho General Ucsstons. , Ills counsol, Lawvbr Loqs. asked, aa ho had done before, tor permission to havo Mrs. Moore remain In.tho ' courtroom. Becordor.QoffVofuscd tho'rc'qeA't nnd ordered Mrs. Moors removed. Bho'wont ojjt with a peculiar smile on hor faco. 'Attho end of ,tho "day's session only ono juror lind bqen'socured. ' i ( ' Prosecutor Mclntyro oxpects tlmtihe mny be .ableJo call a woman.who will testify that Mooro married her, dauchtor som'e", years" auo, and thus prove1 that, in case Moore Is really married tarrayno Btrnhan. ho Is a blRamlet. .Thern is a tioaslblllty that-tho dlary ot Mrs. Fayno Moore for the post throo years, which Mr. Molntyro says contains somo Intoreotlnpr readme;, may .b apt in ns oVIdcnco if Favno 'Mooro Is called for the defence. In case Mooro takes the wit ness stand his previous wnrrlnpo mny bt vpn tllatod:astfetl'as tliolnntterot his havlnir, as In alleeed. badacrad a Kusslaii Count outiof .$2.WK In ennh anuS3.U00 In notes at thoTContl nental Hotel In I'arls about a year atto. , ' " ' ' . ODITUART. ' I)r. Edwards IjAll 'died onBaturdayat his residence .17 .East Blxty-sovonth' istro'et. He was born clshty years ago. In Midd'o Gntnvlllo, Washlncton county. Hlsfntlier was a Conuro cntional minister and his mother was Hannah Emerson, a cousin of Itnlph Waldo morson. Or. Hall camo to Now York when he was 13. Lator ho went to a preparatory school at Elling ton. Conn., where ho was a classmato of Donald (1; Mitchell. He was graduated from Hamilton College In 1840. Shortly after leaving coilceo ho was appointed nn nsslstant to Prof, lvbeno zor Emmons; at that time Btnto Geologist. After conducting several Important, explora tions with l'rof. hmlnons, Dr. Hall ontored tho Albany Modlcal Colleco. After his graduation he was appointed assistant resident phy'lclan to the Children's Hospital on lllnckwetrs Isl and. In 1844 Dr. Hall determined to go with his brother to California In .a search, for from. Ho returned to flew York two yoars uter and resumed tho, practico of his profes sion. Dr. Hall was ono of' tho founders of tho Acadomy of Medlelno-and was a member of tho faculty of ' tho College of Physicians and Hutu geons and. of tho Albany Medical College. Ha was at one tlmo President of the Hoard of Trus tees of Itutgers Female College and a trustee of the Colle go of Veterinary Burgeons and ot the Northeastern Dispensary of Now York. Dr. j Hall was", a member of tho Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and very Intlmatoly aciiualnted with tho, lato Drt John Half, Tho Chinese Hqndny school ot tho Filth Avenuo "Pr'eaDjrterlan Church .. was founded br Dr. Hall. He married. In 1851. Miss Margaret M, Chambers, daughter ot Itob ert Chambers. Bho survhes him with two daughters. At tho funeral, which will bo held at his late residence this afternoon, a servico in Chinese will followtho regular services, Tho Kev. Hule Kin; a Chlneso minister, nnd the members of tho Sunday 'school will conduct them. t Gen.Willlam Delney died yesterday morning nt tho residence of his daughter. Mrs. C. A. Goldsmith, ln,South Prospect street. South Oranjro.N. J. Ho was born In England, Kept. 21. 18J8.T Ho came to tho United- Rtatas when -a young man nndiook-up, bis-residence in Now York. At the breaking out of the civil war ho volunteered, and was commissioned a Lieuten ant In the fThirtr-sovonth' New York Infantry., known as the Irish IUfles. He served with Jhla regimentor two years, und was mustered out with th rank of .Major., In 1803 ho wont out again as Colonel of tho' 104th Kcglment New York Volunteers, Jle "was wounded at the bat tle of Williamsburg and Bpottsylvanta. For gallantry on the field ho was brovetted Brigadier-General on March 13. 1865. After tho war ho resided In Brooklyn, whore he became active as a Itopubllean, and served ns a member of the Board of Assessors for eight years. A num ber of years ago ho went to Key West whero he served ns chief clerk In tho naval sta tion. He resigned this place slx.monthsbgo because of HI health and adnncrd age. and came, to South Urango to resldo with his daughter and his wife, both ot whom survive him.- Tho funeral services will be hold at tho houso where ho diod. on Tuesday, and tho burial will bo in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrp. Lydla C. Thrall Vnnetten.n descendant pfone.oftho oldest famlllesMn the Delaware Galley and wife of the late Amos "Vanotten. a PortJorvIs merchant, died In Port Jervls on Sunday evening, nt tho ago of 80 years. Bho wasot the seventh generation from Wltllnm Thrall, the progenitor of tho family of that namo In this country, who camo from Plymouth, England, In March, ltsan. ana located In JJ Indsor. Conn., whero ho died Aug. a, 1073. He was one ot tho fifteen from Windsor who fought In tho great battlo against the I'equots. May 20. 1037. The surviving children aro Ldgar Vanctten. General Superintendent of tho Hudson ltiver Railroad. New York city: laamuei a. vanetten. a "ort Jorvls morehant : Amos Vanottcn. lawyer, of Kingston, N, Y.. and lEmma. wife of Charles V. Vnnlnwegen. Presi dent of tho First National Bank of 'Port Jervls. ,I1jB. Chevalier died In Now Orleans yester day, aged 70. Jle was a native of tho upper 'part of Now Orleans, known as Jefferson, and .which was an Indepondent city until annoxed to Now Orleans In 1H7H. Chevalley was Treas urer nndBherirfof Jefferson. After tho annex ation to Now Orleans he was. Commissioner of tho M ntbulldlng of New Orleans, and subse- auently Tax Collector. Ilo'was appointed Jury . ommlsslonerln 1800. and held the olllce until a few weeks ago, whon ho resigned. Ararlah X. Bplnnoy. agpd 58. Is dead at his home In Portsmouth. N. H. In 1857 ho en listed in the Marine Corps at Portsmouth Navy Yard nnd served on the Unltod Btates steam ahlpBabino four years. In 1804 ho reflnllsted and served as Master-at-Arms. He served on the vandalln.Bnn Jaolnto, Bavnnnnh, Muscoota nnd Osslpee and after the war served on tho 53? nnd 0slpeo. Being discharged in 1B68 ho was an honorary member of the Kear sargo Naval Veteran Association. Ann Maria CortsIyoaVan Pelt, widow of John IL. an. Pelt, died . yesterday morning at her homo In Elghty-slxth afreet and Twentieth avenue,. Van .Pelt Manor, Brooklyn, In tho .eighty-seventh year of her age. Bho was a descendant of the old.Cortelyou family, which settled in Now, Utrecht nearly two centuries ago. She was born in thp Cortelyou home stead at Fort Hamilton. Three sons and two daughters survive liar. i John M. Smith, a leading wostorn Massaehu isetts morehant. died, at homo in Hprlpgtlold yesterday. Mr. Smith was, born In Scotland In 1841, and was prominent In tho development of the dopartmont store idea in the Connect-.cuiX?l1'1'- l9 wae of n charitable dls-wiUlon and did much (or the. material development of Ml...c'tr' .He was a member ot tho Board or Trado and a director of the First National Bank He leaves a widow and two daughters. Gen. Calvin Fitch Blssell died at his homo In Loror. N. Y.T on Sunday, aged 80 years' Ve ?."5 U J" 0enfleljJ. ss . studied law with Judge. Putnam of Attica. N, Y and had prac ticed law In Leroy since iW3. He wasa Dcmo ornt. In 180U he was appointed Quarterroaster Genoral on Gov. Hoffman's sfaff. He was a promlnont Mason and u Knight Templar, and had an extensive acquaintance throughout western New York. .vumwui, Henry Gerrodetto. a veteran of the Mexlean war. and formorly connected with the Police and Fire departments of Brooklyn, died at the 'K"ttff 2Si8,wl! !i Washington on Monday at the age of 77. While a member of tho Brook- .IK11 5i?en?,,eWteu!d 'nP"lngdown fJJ-.!01" uni f81" Island when the yellow ifever hospital there was destroyed, and saw isenlce in Now York during the draft riots. ,.W.,i!.5?, 9Pn'alor (or'blrty-flve yoars oon noctedwlth the Nayal Ob.ervatory at WnMh iusto?i!.iled on ?undnat ,lls residence In that pit) attho ago of 50. Ho was the Inventor of the Instnimenta for tbo transmission of time from the Naval Observatory by telegraph to id I P.artaof the country, and of fhoayiicronoua clocks used in the executive detriments. Winant BonneU died on Bundayat his homo l?t rfcnt"-,hrd tXnotl VrT Itldeo. at the age of BOyears. Ho was a desoondant of tho Ben- Pn ,KfmilirJWh.ttM BmonK ,np car,r settlors In New Utrecht. 'He was a commission nior chant In Manhattan. IIU widow aurvlves him" Thomas B.CIarkson.awell.known real-estate Kcrer,.l,ifd ""onlay Jiorn ng at hi home! 22 West Twenty-saoond street. Mr. C'laikaori vvasbornTn this city in 1BJ4. and waV engaged in tho real-estate business from 1870 untlllils retirement last year. Col,' John Kennett, aged BO, commander of the Fourth Ohio Cavalry during the "clvllwar and to whom the'Mayor of NasTivll s formally ?i'X?5SdeJ7!d tl,at.U dl4 in Cincinnati ft 'i. Tuesday, Dec. ijfi. Sale of Maids Aprons, with insertion, 2 5C. 8l 50c. . Rider-down Robes, is $45 ' Silk, Skirls, . in striped . and black taffeta with deep accordion and dust ruffle, . 8.75. ' Black and changeable (um brella shape) with three cord ed ruffles; . $5.85.' Lord 3 Taylor, Broadway & aothSt , a 1 r For the Holidays Usoful articles always, make ac ceptable gifts. "Wo offer choice English Luncheon nnd Tea Baskets, for tourists and excursionists; Cof fee Machines; Ohaflng Dishes; Af ternoon Tea Kettles; Tablo Egg Boilers; Tho Triple-fiamo Wanning Lamps for Tea, anda thousand other articles of comfort and con- ' vonience. . ,, 'Oaly Modern and Artistic Goods mud Beat Qu'ullty. J -Goods, delivered free to nny part of tha " Greater New Tork," or cnrcfalli.packed nnd delivered at station within. ICO miles of Now York. , JEffl5&!0rrGEr 130 & 132 West 42d St., Between Tlroadirny nnd Sixth Avenua, Kelt York. MEHLIri PIANOS, BEST MADE, -as- g AUTISTIC II DK8IOK. ATTItACTIVE IN PltlCK. Satisfactory to the moat critical muslclnn. Exnmliintlon Solicited. ' 27 UNION SQUABE. S2S WSLL BE PABD for the moat Bultablo Invenlofl Wort of two syllable's almiile and ronciaa (indlratlna nourlabment, rirerjlfib and, concentration) for a liquid ,bMf tea (fluid bef). 110 -will be iriven aa a 2d prize. Tlia i names of the prlie winners will be adi ertlaed In this nnnial aa aoon aa final dscialon has been come to. 10 letter can b anawered under anr coudlt'ona whatever. Itepllea to bo mailed to 6. ). Ti. Poat Offlce Box 271B, W. Y. City. ' Larger Boards of Bank Directors Bevoral national bankn have announced their intention of Increasing their board of direc tors at the annual meetings ot their stockhold ers on Jan. 10. The Chemical Bank will havo nine directors Instead of five. One of tho new directors will bn William H. Porter, the new Vice-President. The ten shares of stock that he must havo to 5U!al"r(w.1.1 ! him more than 40.O0o. The Chaso .National Ilank will Incroaso its boant ' U?Di.8.8Xen.,f1Elneonl,.,n8 Western National Bank from thirteen to fifteen. DOCTOR "POSTUM." Some CofTeo Experience in Mexico. "Bomo yeara ago I went to a city of Mexico, wnerq I Incroasod my coffoe allowance quit considerably. "In about throe months mv nerves became seriously affected. A sort of stupor seomed to possess me all day. and I suffered ereat dls EiKJ'K' 'i0"' lyspep'jla.l kept on.honever. with the black coffee until just before I loft, whoa I could not keep It down any longer. Had W. A. DESBOIIOUGII. Captain Battery A. IJaht Artillery. Bacramento, Cal. , Wjn I reached Now York City a lady friend, who used I'ostum Cereal Food Coffee n?eH1.u,rl&,!?0Omm:?nS1(s, ' ' la,lrtrln'l some 2i.i2?Jj'?lt8f: Bnd ,0UJU , '.' H l ownera claimed for it. a ery delicious boveraa the way she makes it. o..I!,yie.i,)e,eno"t,re,rcurcd'nd am In per- ftlWr'te' Way Am aWBular raU' of"a?ePn.1ne(or feieHhatW? HnffilS J nervous system, rnrescrl be Poslum. Bevoral at of my business friends dub mo 'Doctor Pos. turn.' because I have cured them of thalr Inot- I cutlon and draueosla." Jde. 1