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4 THE SUN, TUKSDAT, PECEMBElt 20, 1308. . I
I EXPANSIONANDTHEOANAL
r ii i i - -
? una jsironTAST subjects dis-
E cussed j.v tik besate.
P lenator O, It. l'lntt Seen Nothing; In the
t. Constitution Against Our Holding Con-
" qtiered Territory as Colonies Senator
f llonr Says the Cnnnl Ought to lie Built nt
? Once nnd by Us, but Thinks, In View ot
P tli CInyton-llulwer Trenty, Thnt Wo
V Should Auk tlie Content of Great Brltnln.
Wasmxotov. Dee.lO.-Mr.riatt (nep.Oonn.)
addressed the Benato to-day In rofutntlon of
Mr. Vest's resolution and argument that,undor
t the Constitution, no powor Is given to acquire
. territory to bo hold and govorncd permanently
;, as colonics. Mr. Watt argued the roverso of that
f proposition, contending that the right to ac
quire territory Is Inherent In every nation.
1 "Kxpanslon'hosald. "has been the law of
tur national growth, the ercat law of our na-
'$ tional development. I propose to arguo that
the United Btates has Bhown acapaclty for gov-
$ emmont In all trying times and under all try-
K log oondltlons. and has shown that It ts eaual to
jf any elroumstanco that may nrlse. I propose to
J' confine mysolt to tlio question of right denlod In
the resolution. Iproposo to contend that the
s United Btntes Is a nation; that as a nation It
possesses every soveroign powor not reserved
i. In the Constitution to tho States or the people j
that tho right to acQuIro torrltory was not re-
i served, and Is therefore an Inherent sovereign
K right, and a right to which thoro Is no llmlta-
It Hon. and with respect to which thero Is no
If Qunllflcatlon: that In certain Instances the
h right may be Inferred from speclflo clauses In
the Constitution, but that It exists lndepend-
t ently of thoso clauses; that In tho right to ac-
quire torrltory Is found tho right to govom
I, It. and. ns tho right to acquire Is a sovereign, in
herent right, the right to govern Is a sovereign
tight not limited in tho Constitution ; and that
i theso propositions are In accordance wlthjhe
views of,tho framora of the Constitution, tho
decisions of the Supreme Court, and the legls-
latlon of Congress."
C Mr. Piatt eltod authorities In support of his
several propositions. lie assumed tho case ot
' Its becoming necossary. in the Interest of eora
& meroe or othorwlso. to acquire torrltory on tho
J eoast of Africa, nnd asked: "Where Is tho
I clan so in tne Constitution, or where Is the Im-
plied obligation In tho Constitution, that we
shall admit It as a Stato Into the Union ?
"Suppose." he 6ald, "that the Senator from
f Alabama Mr. Morgan passos his bill for tho
5 construction of the Nicaragua Canal, as I pray
bo may, and supposo that It should bo found
l desirable for the United Btates to acquire a
strip of 25.000 aores of land along the line of
tho canal and Nicaragua codes It to us, can we
t not take It. and. If wo tnke It. what clause In
i the Constitution, direct or Implied, aays'that we
i have got to organize It as! a State and make the
? people there citizens of the United States ? No
il body claims that."
w Referring to Mr. Vest's citation from the Drod
jfj: Bcott doolalon. Mr. Piatt said that It was a mere
h dictum anyway; that If It were a part of tho
jf caso It had fallen with the case, and that If
! It wero a moro dictum it had doubly perished
'1 with thecaso.
' Mr. Allen (Pop.. Nob.) asked Mr. Piatt whether
K thoro was any limitation of the power of tho
ft Unltod States to aoqulro territory.
k Mr. Platt-I do not think thero is.
Mr. Allon Then we havo as full and oomplete
it powor to aoqulro torrltory In all forms as a
'" monarchical Government Russia for instance
!T -has?
if Mr. Piatt I have no doubt that we have.
L Mr. Allen Is there any limitation on the
mannor in which we shall govern territory ao-
fi aulred either by purchaso or war V
t Mr. Piatt I do not bellovo that there Is any
W obligation on this Government to give the peo-
JjjleJnhabltlng'terrltory that wo may aoqulro
4 the right of self-government until such tltme as
r we think them fit to exorclso It: and that Is tho
, doctrine vrhlch wo have always maintained in
dealing with territory acquired.
i Mr. Piatt denlod Mr. Vest's assertion that the
, right of suffrage Is guaranfood to citizens
I and said that tho tlftoonth constitutional
i- nmondmont. on which Mr. Vef-t relied, only
f provided that tho right of citizens to voto shall
5 not be denied or abridged by tho United States
. or by any State on account of race, color or
ib-. previous condition of Bervlturto. Tho right to
If voto, Mr, Piatt Insisted, existed by tho authorl-
ty, not ot tho Unltod Btates, but of the States
) j and of the Territories when that right Is given
ifc to the Territories by Congress.
S Sir. Piatt asserted that Mr. Vest had been
i'k mistaken when he said that in the doed ot ces-
,14 Sir jf Aluolrn H,. w a a1a.. tlmt n tirrn
as possible. Alaska should be admitted nsa
? State. On the contrary, such a clause had been
it studiously excluded. In tho case of the acqul-
Csltlon of Hawaii, the treaty and the act ot Con
gress were both silent on tho subject. For
K thirty-one yours no man had voted in Alaska.
f: and Alaska had no delegate in the House of
Representatives. And yet no one claimed that
Alaska was a colony. It was a Territory or
S district.
I Mr. lloar (Rep . Mass.I May I ask tho 8ena-
R tor from Connecticut vthethpr. in hU opinion,
g " Governments ilerho their just powers from
f the consont of tho govorned" I
ft Mr. Piatt From the consent of some of them.
f Mr Hoar Does the Senator seriously claim
8 that thogreat doctrine which Is at tho founda-
8 tlon of our republic and ot tho Declaration,
f of Indcpniidenco should be qualified by the
Z words " Bome of tho governed"?
ff Mr. l'lntt I do not deny the principles of ths
f , Declaration ot Independence. Hut we havo
X, adopted all sorts of nualltlcatlons for vottug.
K We goNorn women. Thoy are citizens, but we
i, do not allow them to oto. Doesanybotlyolaim
I. that that Is a llboral application ot tho deolara-
I tlon that thoro must bo no taxation without
representation? I cannot understand either
i the sentiment or tho motive of those who are
unwilling to concedo that our Governmont
.' Is a nation and to wish to see It olotheri
with every elemont ot strength which a
Batlon should possess. Why should any
enator wish to detract from, diminish
', or Belittle tho power of this Government?
why strive by subtle, metaphysical and loelc-
, chopping arguments to hamper lie operations
, and oircumscrlbe its powers? They phould
rather relolco to seo It invested with strength.
Rather bid it godspeed in Its mission to reliexo
f the oppressed, to right eory wrong, and to
' extend tho Institutions of free governmont.
Rather let us have faith in the Government;
jt faith In Its future. Stlllnd be the voice of
X timidity and distrust. Bulled be tho uttoranco
v ot captious orltlclsm. Let us hae faith that
f the powers ot this Governmont will nover he
I unrighteously exercised. Is It for us now.
S when we have become great and strong, to
i declare that, undor tho Constitution, there Is
no power In tho nation to proclaim liberty over
, a rood or foot of earth'not Included within our
i present territorial limits? Oh I for the faith.
' Ihn courage, ot tho fathors I
The resolution wont over without notion.
Mr. Teller (Silver Hop., Col.) giving notice of
his purposo to speak on it to-morrow.
A partial report on the Urgent Dcilelonoy bill
f (one amendment being still In dispute) was
H presonted nnd agreed to.
. Mr. Oullom (Hon.. III.) gavo notice that ho
t1 would ask consideration of tho House Antl-
i Bculplng bill as soon as the Nicaragua Canal
H billfs disposed of.
Tho Nli'aiacua Canal bill was then taken up,
U nnd Mr.'Uerry (I)em., Ark.) made a statomont
v In explanation and adNocaoy ot tho amend
i innnt liretofore olTered by lilm.
i Mr. Allen (Pop.. Neb lobjiietod to the bond
anil other feutures of tho bill ropoitod by Mr.
,A Morgan Ho said that he would ote for It
i when put In proper shape, but not before. Ho
would ote lor it It It PioiUlod for the con
s' striietlon. operation tinil ownership of tho
i' canal by thoGoNoinineiitof tho United hinted,
f Mr. CnlTcry lUom., I-a.)mnilo a slateniont Iu
favor ot Jlr. Turplo'a motion for a postpono
h niontorthuCannl bill tlllJiin.iO. Rorerrltigto
t tlio C'lnton-llulvvpr treaty, ho said that hlsonn
" opinion wis that that treaty was alld and suh-
V slHtiiiK, and that the honornblo and correct
h course In abrogatlngatreuty wus by diplomatic
v negotiations, and not by nn e-parto loslsla-
tho proceeding on the paito! either of the
signatory iHiwnrs.
f .Sir. Hoar (Rep , Mass )-I think that the
. Nicaragua Canal ought to be hjillt. nnd built ut
', once, I think, also, that It ought to bu built by
; thodovernmiMit. I think It can ho built with
, more proiiiptiieHS, moio thorougliuei-B, moro
economy nnd moro honesty h tlm Govern
r i.iont than In any other way. That vt 111 reiiulro
1 justice to bo dona to tliH .Maritime Canal Coin-
f '.iny. I think the President hhould boautlior-
t irvil to make nn Impartial, reasonable and
r jiint estimate of thouluo ot thu company's
Jp rights and liao tho company paid for thorn.
I Then I think that the Clalou-lulwer tieaty
. f , (-lioulil ho put out ot the way. Boirm henators
I hae paid that Grent llrllaln has forfeited
. I that trouty l.y her own conduct. Hut llioweak-
i iiessof thauontontloii Is that since then Jlr
h Jllnlue. as hocretiiry of State, h.is claimed that
i J the treaty In Mill In existence, nnd thnt Piesl-
, (leiitt 'iMMilaml, through Ids Seeietnn or Stato.
', Insisted tlmt Grcai liiituip v,a htlli bound by
t that treaty Thi-sn geiitiuinen, whether light
or wrong, wero the I lilted Mates lei thnt pur
liose Tber renrei'etitnd the interesth ami the
honor ill the fulled htates.audl do mot sen
how we can now turn round lciGie.it llrltnin
I ,. and repudto thosa utterance. '
I , Mr, Morgan Does tho bouator undtrttand J
that this bill or any report on Itgoos on tho
ground that tho Clarlon-Hulwor treaty Is not
in full validity? , . , , . ..
Mr. Hoar-No; but I am talking olput tlio
posslblo obstacles to tho plan ot having tho
canal built directly by the Government.
Mr. Morgan Tho rf ports of the eonimlttee
and the bill am based on tho Idea that tho hill
Is not In tlio slightest dogrco in conflict with
tho ClnytouOlulrror treaty. ,
Mr. Hoar-Then tho commllteo Is In full nc
cord with my argument. We should at onco
proceed to lot Great Jlrltaln know that we de
sire to build tho canal and that wo doslro her
oonsont, and wo would got her consent, with a
stipulation that tho canal should bo used on
the same terms that the Suez Canal Is now
used-by nil mankind In tlmo of peaco, and
should bo neutral In tlmo of war. except
against n nation making waron this country
or upon Nicaragua or Costa ltlca. I hope that
for this bill will bo substituted a measure re
quiring tho President to proceed to remop tho
obstacle fn regard to Great Britain, In which I
anticipate no difficulty whateor: to remoyo
tho obstacle. If thete be one. In tho rights of tho
company and got tho necesinry powers for this
Goj ornraont to go to work and build the canal.
Mr. Morgan Bcoffed at the idea of the United
States Government going "hat In hand" to Mk
tho permission of Great Britain to build tho
oannl. ''If." said he, "I wero appointed a Com
missioner to the court of St. James for such n,
purpo'0 I would go tn ray grave before I would
present that paper. The people of tho United
States are not going to accept that as the atti
tude In which thevshall bo placed. If Groatllrl
tan hail como forward ten years, ago and said,
You shall not build a canal without my con
sent,' It would have boen built live years ago.
It she canfo forward now and said, 'aa shall
not build this canal without my consent.' thero
would not bo n man in the United States who
would bo out of the sound of tho kettle drum
summoning us to arms. Henators would, hae
us orouch nt the feot of Great Britain, but I
will nover vote for ft bill that has got such a
provision In It." . . , ,, ....
At tho close ot Mr, Morgan's remarks the bill
went over without aotlon on the motion to
postpone. ... , .
Tho Vlco-Presldent announced tho following
committee on celebrating tho, centonnlal of
the founding of tho city of Washington a; tho
permanent seat o( government: Senators Hoar
(Rep.. Mass.). Halo (Rep. Me.). Perkins (Rep.
Oil.). Simon (Rep.. Ore.). McLaurln IDem.. H.
C), Clay (Dom.. Ga ) and Turley (l)oni . Tonn.).
A joint resolution requesting the, Proaldont
to communicate nil Information In his posses
sion concerning outrages committed on Bishop
Earl Cranston and other American cltlzons in
l'ekin, China, by subjects of tho nmporor of
China, and what stops havo been taken In tho
mutter ot demanding suitable Indomn ty and
redress, was reported from tho Commltteo on
Foreign Relations and was passed. .
Mr.Mnson (Rep.. 111.) offered a resolution,
which went oer till to-morrow. Instructing
the Commltton on Agriculture to Inquire what
legislation In tho Gorman Reichstag, was cal
culated nnd Intended to prohibit tho, exporta
tion of American sausnges nnd other meat
products Into Germany," and to report a bill
forthwith to require the inspection of sugars,
moats, wines nnd all other food products from
Germany.
jjv the house.
llailey Itnltes the Question ot Gen. TTheel
tr'i Eligibility to lilt Seat.
WisniNOTOM. Deo. 10. In the House to
day Mr. Bailey (Dem., Tex.) as a priv
ileged question offered for referenoo to
tho Commltteo on the Judiciary a resolu
tion directing that committee to Inquire
whether any member of the House had ac
cepted any ofllco under the United States nnd
whether tho acceptance of the oflloe had va
cated the member's seat in the House. In
one case, referring to Mr. Campbell of Illi
nois. Mr. Bailey was satisfied that the mem
ber had not attempted to exercise the privi
leges of tho Home, but in the other. Gen,
Wheeler of Alabama, tho rollcall showed, he
understood, that the right had been exercised.
Ho called attention to what he termed a re
markable statement printed this morning In
a Washington pacer, which Intimated thai
Speaker Reed, by an arrangement with him
(Bailey), had saved tho Republicans the cm
barrassmont ot raising the point against Gen.
Wheeler, a Democrat. Mr. Bailey denounced
the statement as a deliberate falsehood, add
ing that ho doubted If that paper had uttered
a true statement about htm In th last twelve
mouths. The resolution was referred.
A resolution was adopted for a holiday re
cess from Wednesday, Ceo. 21, to Wednesday,
Jan. 4.
Tho bill making appropriations forthesuD
port of the Agricultural Department for tho
fiscal year ending June 30. 1U00, was reported
and placed on the calendar.
The day. under the rules, being set apart
for consideration of bills under suspension of
the rules. Mr. Wanger (Ren., Pa.) called up the
Senate bill appropriating $300,000 to aid In a
permanent exposition at Philadelphia of
American products and manufactures suitable
for export. The measure was advocated by
Messrs. Wangor. Bingham and Adams ot Penn
sylvania and Underwood of Alabama and op
posed by Messrs. llalloy and Burke of Texas
and Hockery of Missouri. It was passed by a
voto of 142 to 70.
The following bills were passed:
Authorizing the Commissioner ot the Freed
man's Saving and Trust Bank to distribute to
tho creditors ot that bank 935.000 ot funds
now in his hnnds,lta dlstrlbution'belng barred
by the statute of limitations.
Extending the powors and duties of the Oom-
mioaivuvi wf Tl&U autl JTlohciloa oo o Cu lu
clude thetprotectlon and propagation of came
and other wild birds useful toman.
The bill for the relief of surviving members
of tho Fourth Arkansas Mounted Infantry.
This regiment, the bill asserted, had been re
cruited and Berved In the Union Army the
Jastltwo years of the war ot the rebellion, but
v,er never mustered into the service of the
United States. They have nover received any
pay tor their services and this bill authorizes
an examination and accounting by the Secre
tary of War.
Senate bill for the relief of John W. Lewis.
Register of the Land Office at The Dalles.Ore..to
par him about $000 of salary claimed to be due.
At 2:45 o'oloci the House adjourned.
Birr, to ritoiioTJS comiiebcb.
Graduated Compensation to Owners ot Ves
sels l'lylng tlie Amerlcnn Dag.
Washington. Dee. 10. A bill "to promote
commerce and Increase the foreign trade ot
the United States and to provide auxiliary
cruisers, transports and seamen for the Gov
ernment's use when necessary " was Intro
duced In the Senate by Mr. nanna and In the
House by Representative Payne of New York.
Tho preamble recites that the profitable em
ployment of the farmers, factories, mines,
forests and fisheries ot the United States Im
peratively demands tho expansion ot Its for
eign commerce; that the vessels, officers, en
gineers and seamen necessary to this expan
sion are also essential to the bettor security ot
the nation and tlie protection of its possessions,
and that it is especially expedient to make Im
mediate provision to theso onds.
The bill provides a graduated plan of compen
sation to the owners of vossels carrying the
American flag and engaged In foreign com
merce, the amount depending on the tonnage,
of the vessol and the speed, graduated all the
way from the slowest sailing vessel to steam
ships ofUO.OOO tons burden capable ot making
23 knots an hour and upward.
Section 2 proldes that no such compensa
tion shall be paid to the owners of any such
vessol. unloss, at least, one-fourth of thenaW
gatlng crew are citizens of the United States.
Sec, 3 proUdes for tests of sooed, nlrallarin
character to those requited Uy the Navy De
partment. Sec. 4 provides for n bounty of $2 per ton for
all vessels engage,d in tho deei-Bfa fisheries,
requiring that at 'least one-third of the crew
shall be citizens of the United States.
Sro. 5 provides a bounty of SI per month to
each sailor actually engaged in the deep-soa
ludierics.
Sfc. (J prov idessa'eguaids for payment under
section 2, and provides careful limitations of
dasw of veseels entitled to such pa ment, Ac,
Secb. 7, S and 11 muko a general provision
similar to tho net of Jbt'J, under which tlio
iNew York and Paris weie admitted to regltttv
and tho St. Louis and tho Sr l'nul v. ere built,
and extend It to all sluillai vessels owued by
American citizens.
bio ju requires timt n certain number of
American boys, apprentices, shall be carried
on each Amoticaii vessel and taught in tlie art
ot navigation
tir.t: II provides that In time of nrar all ves
sels under this act imiv be taken by th Gov
ernment and used as ciulsers. transports, ,le.
hEf 1.1 prevents all vcstels built, under this
act fioru participation in the coaet trade or
llshing.
Sko. 14 pi ov Ides that nllvesels reglstortd
under tho act ahull carry malls, It required,
without further compensation than that pn
lded In the act. it also provides for the can
eellatlou of the present contw.ts with Ameri
can linos.
The bill PnvWes the same general system
which has resulted in building up the German.
British and other foielgn lines to their present
proiHirtlons All of the foreign countries en
gaged in commerce still maintain their lines
I y u hi-Mrm of "iimieiipntlim In n mentor or
less eucnt, some oMIiein extending the. ss
t4 in. im does tills hill, to nil the inert-hunt
murine legUtercd under then ling. It Is
.-.limed bi Its author thnt the passagu of this
I bill will jestoreil'w Ameilcnn (lag to the high
w"? w",ifl" 'cr'. Bl'll'r'.l In tho United
btair with out a, for uew klilps.
THE DISORDERS IN HAVANA
nt is aorr.nxtixKT wir.r.nEKV itAsns
OVF VXTIIj jax. j.
Spanish Troops to Its Wllhilrnwn from (lie
Buburbi as Fait ns Ponlble nnd Their
Flaces Taken by Amerlcnn Itegl-tnenls-Nenrly
Everybody Ooes Armed.
WAsmxoTON, Doc. 10. RoporU from Major
Gen, ritr.laigli Leo concerning the ronowal of
rioting In Havnnnnnd Its suburbs hav o boon re
ceived at tho War Department, but thoy do not
differ from tho information contained In the
'despatches published In tho morning news
paper. No now Instructions have beon sont to
Gon. Wade, tho senior officer In Cuba, or Gen.
Lee, commanding Havana province After a
oareful consideration of tho situation tho au
thorities hare- have decided not to Instruct Gen.
Wade or Gon. Leo to assume control ot Havana,
There has been some discussion of tho ad
visability ot taking such aotlon, and tho Ad
ministration had reason to bellovo that tho
Spanish authorities. In Cuba would be glad to
resign tho reins of government to tho Unltod
States any tlmo. In vlow, however, ot ths fact
that only twolve days remain before the United
Btates forces will assumo formal possession of
the wholo ot Cuba, In accordance with the
agreement ot tho joint Evacuation Commis
sion, the President dcoldod before ho loft
Washington that this Government would koon
hands off until tho tlmo arrived when It could
legally, and without question, assert authority
over Havana and tho rest of tho Island. That
decision has been conflrmod with referonco to
tho outbreaks In Havana's suburbR within the
pant few dais.
Tho only result of the disorders affecting this
Government hiis been nn nrrangomontwlththo
Spanish authorities at Havana whereby tho
Spanish troops ore to bo withdrawn from the
environs ot Havana as fast as posslblo and
their places taken by American soldiers. Thoso
Spanish troops will bo concentrated in the city,
tints permitting tho Americans to closo In grad
ually, leaving only tho thlckly-populatod por
tion ot Havana underthocontrol ot tho Spanish
forces.
According to tho report received at tho Wnr
Department from Havana the lawless condi
tions thoro are vvldosproad. With the oortninty
confronting thorn that tho United States will
assume control of Havana nnd tho rest of Cuba
on Jan. 1, tho pent-up hatred of both Cuban
and Spanish sympathisers ts seeking an outlet
In armed conflict. Cubans who were wise
enough to hide their sympathies up to this
tlmo are becoming truculent and want to tako
tholr lovengo on tho Spanish troops before the
latter depart for Spnln. Spnnlsh sympathizers
are apparently equally willing to meet their
enemies to strlko a last blow for tho mother
country before her soverolgntv In Cuba ceases.
These lawless elements have been running
things pretty much their own way In tho sub
urbs ot Havana. Nearly everybody goes
armed, and it was said to-day by an officer who
has seen tho representatives from Havana to
this Government that small boys of 10 years ot
age were looking around for somebody to
shoot.
Thero Is no doubt that tho Spanish authori
ties would welcome the assistance ot the United
HtatostroopB lnmaintalnlngorderlnand about
Havana, but they are not willing to relinquish
all their power before Jan. 1. and this Govern
ment declines to enter Into cooperation with
the Spaniards In the exercise of authority.
Until the Spaniards are willing to turn over
tho governmont of Havana entirely to tho
Unltod StnteB. American troops will not enter
the city proper. If it were not for the desire of
the Spaniards to maintain control ot tho
Havana Custom House until tho very last min
ute they would probably turn ovot all Govern
mont authority to the Americans.
nEAZTIT OF TROOPS Iff THE FIELD.
Only Three Deaths Reported from Manila.
Forts IUco and Cuba the Fast IVeelc.
Washington. Deo. 10. War Department offi
cials are much surprised and gratified over the
great reduction in tho death rate among the
troops serving in the Philippines. Cuba and
Porto Rico. In tho past week only two deaths
occurred among the forces in and around
Manila, and one ot theso was the result ot an
accident. Tho other was from typhoid fever.
Major-Gen. Henry, in command of tho forces
in Porto Rico, reported to-dny that Sergt.
Thomas D. Varley of Company 0, Eleventh
Infantry, died of typhoid fever on Saturday,
It was the first death of a soldier In Porto
Rico for a week. Gen. Otls's dospntch said that
no deaths had occurred yesterday. Tho death
rate In the province of Santiago do Cuba has
also been reduced to one or two a week, and
there have been no reports of deaths among
the American soldiers In other parts ot Cuba
for several days.
Tho military authorities are unable to tell
the reason for this remarkably low rate of
deaths among soldiers In the field. It is said
by old campaigners and students of military
history that nothing like It has been known to
exist among troops engaged in field service.
Tho decrease is generally attributed to lm-
? roved living conditions and the weather, but
he VlrlrTejnrfmnrtt pfflHlls ij-trmt tho rno
Is lower than that ot troops In barracks In their
own country, with every facility for keeping
them healthy and contented. Thero are
7.000 United States soldiers In Porto Rico,
more than 20.000 In the Philippines, and
several thousand mora In Cuba, includ
ing those In Santiago province. Borne ot
these troops are occupying barracks, but tho
greater number is living under tents The
most remarkable decrease Is in the Philip
pines, where the death rate last week was one
ten thousandth ot 1 per cent, for the total num
ber ot troops. The department is looking for
ward with a great deal of Interest to the modt
oal reports from these places, which will come
by mall.
TROOPS FOR TOE FniUPPINES.
Arrangements to Purnlili Them with Every
Kind of Food and Hygienic Clothing.
Washington. Dee. 10. Plans for tho accom
modation of tho troops going to the Philip
pines have been made. In addition to the Mo
bile, It Is proposed to use tho Mohawk, now
being fitted up at Bath, Me. Before going to
Manila the Mobile will make one and possibly
two more trips to Cuba. Commissary-General
Eagan has arranged to supply the Mobile and
Mohawk with every kind of food provided In
the, army ration, including refrigerated beef.
Men will be fed on board ship on the voyage
jusc the same as at an army post. In addi
tion to the regular ration, ft has been de
cided to place in store on each vessel a largo
quantity ot special diet tood for tho siok.
In the .Quartermaster's Department much
attention has been glv en to the hygienic cloth
ing of the men. Quartermaster-General Lud
lngton and Surgeon-General Sternberg had a
consultation to-day on the subjeot of abdomi
nal bunds, and a woollen band suoh as la used
In tho English Armvna determined upon, and
the order immediately given for the manufac
ture of 5,000. Light-weight suits are to be
furnished and pith helmets will bo purchased.
Theso helmeUwlll be tried as an experiment,
tlie hat permanently adopted to be raoom
mended by the board reeontly ordered to Ja
maica to study conditions In the English Army.
Army Orders.
Washington, Deo. 10. Theso array orders
hnve beon issued:
The retirement of Lieut. -Col, Johnten V. D, ifM
dleton. Deputy Burgeon Oeneral, is announced.
I.leut.-Ojl. Cbirlea It. Diruett, Deputy Quarter
muter General, If. B. A., ! honorably dUchtrged
Lieutenant-Colonel and Quortenntlter of Volunteer!.
The discharge without honor of Frlrate Erutus D.
Griffiths, Company D, 502d New York Volunteer
Infantry, Is confirmed.
Capt. Janiea A, Campbell, Assistant Quartermaster,
ordered to report to Major-Gen, John It. Brooke, U.
K. A . for duty In Havana.
Acting Assistant Surgeon Burke L. Johnson, XT. H.
A., relieved fiom duty at Fort Thomas, Er., sod or-dFrodtoaci-ompanyhis
regiment to Manila. Philip,
pine Islamls. s
Capt. Frederick Q. Turner, Twelfth Hew York Tol.
unteer Infantry, having tendered his resignation, Is
hnnorahly discharged.
Upon the report uf a military hoard the following,
named ofiloers of the hlitli United mates Volunteer
Jnfantrv are discharged! Meior fapler Whltaser,
Capi, Ike T, Johe and First Lieut. Frederick 11,
(trtirg. Capt. Frederick J. KounU, Assistant Ad)u.
taut Oeutral, Is honorably discharged, Capt. Frank
II. McKoium, Assistant Adjutant-General, ordered to
Columbus, Us., for duty a Asistsnt Adjutant-Oen.
eral of the First llrUlle, Uecoud Division, First
Army Covps.
"Why the Washington Ordnnnro Factory Is
Called n Navy Yard,
Washington, Deo, 10. It has long been a
matter of curiosity to tho publlomlnd why tho
Washington Navy Yard U not officially deslg
nnted as on ordnance factory, which it Is. The
explanation Is simple, Tho property was
deeded to tho United States Government,
without compensation, by tho lat William
l'rout, with tho btlpiilaUou thut It should for
ever be a Government navy yard, and if it
Hliould bu merged Into a strlctlv oidnnneo
factory heir? of Ml. Prout would be more than
llkolr tn make trouble for tho Government To
abolish what little remaliiB would glvo the
heirs sufllclcnt grounds upon which to bring
suits in tho courtB for tlio recovery of tho
pioport).
avgsjMlUihig-frvfoM . .ytiV.iiiaS' nUaii.n I lit
TO JMlSn THE MAlSE AXU COtOK.
The Itnnrd on Construction Iteeommenils
Tlint lllds llo Invited for tho Work.
Washington, Dec. 10. AtTv meotlng ot tho
Board on Construction, held ftt tho Navy Do
partmont to-day. It wns dooldctl to recommend
to the Secretary of tho Kavy that publlo bids
be Invited for raising the battleship" Mnlno in
-Havana harbor, tho Spanish nrmorod crulsor
Cristobal Colon, lying sixty mllos tothowosl
of Bantlago, and to recover or remove other
property on tho Cuban coast. Including sovoral
Spanish gunboats and auxiliary crulsorn sunk
by Amorloans or by tho Spaniards to prevent
them from foiling Into the hands ot tho Ameri
cans. When tho subject of raising tho nunken parts
ot tho Mnlno was brought before tho board to
day a llvoly discussion wasoauscd. It was con
tended. In opposition to asking private Anns to
furnish proposals for raising tho sunken hulk,
thnt publlo eecrets might be rovonled If tho ves
sel wore brought to tlio surface Instead of bo
Ing destroyed. A majority of the board, how
ever, was of tho opinion that tho Governmont
should throw opon tho work to orlvato compe
tition, and a report containing thnt recommen
dation will be presented to Scorotnry Ixmg.
Ono II rm has already made a proposition to tho
department to ralso the Malno. nnd tho board
decided that other concerns might deslro to do
llknvvlse. . ,
Thoro was nn apparent unanimity of opinion
In the board thnt the recovered portions of tho
battleship would be of no value to tho Govern
ment, and that tho only purpose snrvod In
raising them would bo tho removal of n dnn-
Sorous obstruction from Havann harbor. In the
Iscusslon a suggestion was made that the host
method of disposing of tho wreak would bo to
tow It out to sea tnd sink It thore. but tho great
domand for relics of the vessel wlll.lt Is be
lieved, cause tho successful wreckers to place
muoh of tho recovered portion ot tho snip's
tdrueture on sale. ,
A Swedish company has sont agents to San
tiago to oxnmlno tho Colon, nnd It Is believed
thnt this firm will submit n bid to raiso or re
move tho vessol In response to an Invitation
from tlio department.
DR. CARROLT. O.V PORTO RICAKS.
They Are ns Cnpnhle of Snlf-GoTermnent as
Hnvtnllnns or Cubans.
Plainfiild, K. J.. Deo. 10. Dr. H. K. Carroll,
who was sont to Porto Rico by President Mc
Klnley to nscortaln tho condition of internal
affairs thore. dollvorod a lecture last night at
the First Methodist Chnrch hero, in which ho
spoko particularly of the ability of the Porto
Rlcans to gov ern themselves.
Ho says ho has no direct knowledge of the
condition of the Filipinos, but that tho Infer
ence mado in the report of the Hawaiian Com
mission that the Porto Rlcans are incapable ot
self-government aftor this country has estab
lished a suitable form of government, is In
correct, nnd, he considers, aprosumptuous vlow
ot tho Hawaiian Commission to take, especially
in view of the fact that they have presumably
no knowledge of tho Porto Rlcans,
The Commissioner to Porto Rico considers
the natives qui to as capable In every particular
to govern themselves as the Inhabitants of
Hawaii. Ho says that tho Porto Rlcans aro not
savages nor barbarous as some people think.
Ho confessed that there Is muoh Illiteracy In
the Island, but says ho believes that by tho
adoption otthe customs and institutions of tho
United States the island would soon overcomo
that difficulty, and that ovontually the Porto
Rlcans would ovldenco a capacity to govern
themselves equal to that of either the Cubans
or the Huwallaus. The aspirations otthe Porto
Rlcans. he declares, are Indicative ot their
reaching a useful and credltablo state ot
citizenship. Thoy are anxious for the in
troduction of American oustoras and Insti
tutions, as well as the adoption of the English
languago In place of tho Spanish as their
tongue. They are different from tho Cubans
h says. In that thoy are n peaco-lovlng people.
The fact that there Is practically no system ot
registry In the Island, and that estates and
properties ore handed down by common con
sents from generation to generation without
litigation Is evidence of their peaceable charac
ter and their recognition of right over wrong.
Dr. Carroll completed to-day a report on the
rates of tariff deslrablo for Porto Rloan ports
and has forwardod It to President MoKlnley.
Since his return from Porto Hleo he has mado
a number of special reports, but his final report
will not bo made until after a second visit, from
which he expects to return in January.
CONTROI, OYER TIIE PHILIPPINES.
The President Withholds His Proclamation
Until the Fence Treaty Is Received,
Washington, Dec. 10. Contrary to the gen
eral idea In official circles, tho President did
not havo a oopy of his proclamation asserting
control over the Philippines mailed to Major
Gen. Otis for promulgation at Manila. The
draftof the proclamation is still In Washington,
and will be. perhaps, revised by tho President
before being sont to Gon. Otis. The in
tention to mall It will be adhered to. how
ever, but nobody here knows when it will
be mailed. It Is therefore uncertain as
to when American sovereignty over tho
1 lilllppluca vt ill bo iHuulaluied. Vt inlo no pusl
tlvo decision on tho subject has boon reached,
it Is regarded as improbable that the President
will make publlo tho text of the proclamation
before Its promulgation by Gen. Otis. In the
several weeks that must elapse before tho as
sumption of authority over tho arohlpelago by
the Unltod States Gen. Otis will endeavor to
make on nniicablenrrnngomentwith Aguinaldo
through which tho Filipino forces will lay down
their arms and return to their usual vocations.
Whllo tho real reason for delaying the trans
mission of the proclamation is not disclosed, it
is believed that tho President ts not willing to
allow It to pass out ot his hands until he has
read the exact tarraB of the treaty of Paris con
cerning tho Philippines. The provisions of tho
treaty are known here, but the verbatim
phraseology was not transmitted by telegraph.
There may be things In the treaty that will
make It necessary to change the phraseology
of tho proclamation
Apparently even the President has not set a
date for tho assumption of American authority
in the Philippines, and thero are several
officials hero who think that formal possession
will not be asserted until all tho Spanish troops
have been withdrawn from the Islands,
ILLINOIS TROOPERS ARRESTED.
Accused of Stealing a Carload of Oats Be
longing to the Wor Department.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Deo. 10. Lieut. G, K.
Holden and Wagon Mastor Bennett otthe First
Illinois Cavalry havo been indicted on a charge
ot stealing property belonging to tho War De
partment. It is alleged that Lieut Holden,
ulded by Bennett, sold outright n carload ot
oats delivered to him for tho uho ot his regi
ment. The car was consigned to him as
Quartermaster at ChlckHmauga Park. The
matter was reported to United States District
Attorney Wright after tho regiment had been
mustered out. Holden nnd Bonnett wero ar
rested In Chicago nnd guvo bonds here for
their appearanco nt the April term of court.
Gen. Brooke Completes Ills Staff.
Washington. Dec. 10. Major-Gen. John R
Brooko has completod his stuff with tho selec
tion of his Chlul ot Euglneers nnd Judge Advo
cate Gonernl. Rrig.-Gen. George It. Ernst
will bo Chief ot Enginocrs, and In addition will
.perform tho duties of Inspector-Gonoral of the
Military Division ot Cuba. Ho will be Geu.
Jlrooko's prltiolpal advisory officer. Gen. Ernst
was CommisKloner of Publlo IlulldlngR nnd
Uiounds under President Harrison, and later
Superintendent of tho Military Academy. He
is a Colonel of tho Engineer Corps. The Judge
Advocato General will be Llnut.-Col, Edgar S.
Dudley. U. B. Volunteers. Ho Is an Assistant
Judge Advocate General In tho volunteer ser
vice. In some of Gen. Brooke's Indian cam
paigns Col. Dudley was bis Chief Quarter
master. Heorotnry Alger telegraphed the War Depart
ment from Savannah that the illness of Gen.
Brooke was not serious.
Ranks of the 13th Filling Up Fast.
Major George D. Russoll. who Is reorganizing
the Thirteenth Regiment of Brooklyn, issecur
lng many recruits and he Is In hopes ot having
the regiment again musterod Into the State
servlco shortly aftor .Tnn.l. ne hasrecolved
400 ritles from the Stato for tho mon of the
battalion that wtfitl In the Federal service, nnd
has lllcd a requisition foMOO uniforms. Requi
sitions for additional arms and unKorniH will
bo made os fast as they aro required. Next
week sevoral ot the uew companies will elect
officers. On Ds. 28 tho war battalion will
glvo In the Sumner avenue armory a practical
Illustration of "a day In camp" MajorG. D.
Knight of tho United States Engineer Corps
at Wlllets Point will bo tho reviewing officer.
Provision for Rick Soldiers In Cuba.
Washington, Deo. 10. Hurgeon-Goneral
Sternberg Is making ample provision for tho
care of tho sick In Cuba. The hospital ship
Missouri left Savannah to-day for Havana fully
equlpiMid Willi medicines and supplios. Tlie
vensel will lay in Havana harbor to recelvo tho
sick holdlers that may need attention, and
,lr.,,J"Sll0.68ar,v!r"', mnlte trips back to the
United, States bringing sick to be sent to tho
general hospitals. A similar work will he per
formed on the southern coast of Cuba by the
Relief, that will soon no to Clonf uegos as w ell
equisiied as the MUtourl.
DEATH OF FATHER BROWN.
FOR JIM.Vr TEAR8 lilt WAS RECTOR
of sr, ttAitr the rinais's.
It Is tho Rest Known Rltunllstto Parish In
the Kplscopnl Church-It Growth Mnln
ly Due to Father Brown's rersnnnl Kf
forti Pnenmonln Cntised Ills Death.
Tho Rev. Thomas MeKcs Brown, or. ns ho
was known to most Now Yorkers nnd his own
parishioners In tho Church of St. Mary the
Virgin. "Father" Brown, dlod early yesterday
morning ot pneumonia. He had boon sick
only a few days. On Monday ho addressed a
meeting of the Order ol tho Visitation, a slstor
liood wliloh works in tho parish. On Wednes
day he remained until midnight st a meeting
of the men's guild. At that time lio had a cold,
but his sickness was not regarded as'sorlous.
On Bunday at high mass Fnthor Upjohn, his
curate, announced that tho icotor of tho parish
wns gravely 111, nnd Fnthor Brown's words re
questing the Intercession ot tho congregation
wero repealed. All that night prayors were
Jald In tho church by ilio curates nnd members
ot tho congregation. Earlri yostorday morn
ing It was announcod that Father Brown had
died at 3 o'clock. His wife and older son,
Thomas, wero with him. Harold, his other
aon, Is In Europo. Tho bpdy will bo placed In
tho church to-day and He in stato until the
funeral. It has not ct boon docldod when
that will be hold, but It was thought yestorday
that Thursday morning would bo solectcd.
Father Rrewn has for nearly twenty-eight
years boon at the head ot tho host known rit
ualistic parish iu tho Episcopal Church. The
present church building on Forty-sixth street,
between Sixth and Seventh avenues. Is among
the finest tn Kow York. Ills work began
modestly in a small building at 220 West Forty
fifth street. For thai the Astors gavo the
ground, and the small building was from-time
to time beautified by tho rich gifts which par
ishioners presented. Thrno years ago, through
a legacy loft by Sara L. Cooke, the new grounds
and building were bought. But by that time
Father Brown had built upa large and flourish
ing parish, of which he was the head and front
to an oxtent that few clergymen in the Eolsoo
pal Church are.
Father P.rown was born in Philadelphia In
February. 1S41. He wont to Trinity Colleeo
and should have been graduated there with
the class ot lBoy. but ho was compelled to
leave college for a year during the war and did
not receive his diploma until 1804. In that
year ho entored tho Goneral Theological Sem
inary In this olty, and to him was given the
unusual privilege ot making his final exam
inations after one year. In 1S05 he was mado a
deaqon, and immediately became an assistant
at the Ohurah ot the Annunolation. Ho also
sorved as a deacon in Trinity Churoh. Ho was
ordained In 1B05. Before coming to New
York he was at Bt. John's Church in Brook
lyn. In Brooklyn, too, ho was assistant to tho
Rev. Mr. Seymour, at present Bishop of Illi
nois, and from that tlmo tlie two were Inti
mate friends,
The first ohuroh was occupied by the parish
until three years ago. On Dec. 8, 1805. the
first aervioo in tho now building was held.
Father Brown celebrated the high mass be
fore a largo congregation, and the presence ot
a number of Bishops added dignity to tho oc
casion. Father Arthur Ritchie of St. Igna
tius's Churth preached tho sermon. Father
Urowu'was greatly belovod by his congregation
and Its success from such small beginnings
was largely the result of Ills own personality.
Ho was athletic and was among the first In
New York to ride a blovcle. Twelve years ago
ho was the President of a bloycle club and he
held that place forBeveral years, His manners
were hearty and agreeable and he was espe
cially potent in interesting young men in re
ligion. Ho was a tireless worker who never
limited his Draotloal work by any excessive
attention to the ritual which he practiced,
'JL'hero were clubs and societies of a praotlcal
nature in his church and these Increased in
number and scope with the growth that came
to tho ohuroh.
His services wore always elaborate nnd tbey
corresponded in the highest degree with the
ecsthotlo as well as the. ritualistic ends they
were ,Bunposea to servo. .
Beautiful music and beautiful vestments
wore not all that he used In presenting tho
English ritual as he thought it should bo.
Thero was always the grace of real taste In tho
Bervlees at tlio Church of St. Mary the Virgin
under Father Brown.
In spite ot his place at tho head otthe most
advanced ritualistic church in this olty. Father
Brown never figured in quarrels with his
ecclesiastical superiors. He managed the
questions that arose with unfailing taot. His
congregation was always willing to follow him
tOAny length, but thechangestlmt werelmude
nt St. Mary's camo slowly. It was only threo
years go that the word "mass' 'began to be
used In the official announcements of the
church, and the reservation of tho Blessed
Sacrament was not practiced until about the
same ttma. But tho doctrines taught by
Father Brown were always tho same and hU
diplomacy and good judgment brought his
parish to tho high place it ocauplos in New
York tn-day.
ZORD XAPIER DEAD.
VTnrv Vl.r Vntr, nnA nrt, Tlr-tH-1,
Minister nt "Washington.
Sptcial CabU Dttpatdi to Tux Btnr.
Lonpon, Deo. 10. Francis Napier, ninth
Baron Napier, of the Poerago of Scotland, and
first Baron Ettrlck, of tho Peerage ot the Unltod
Kingdom, under which latter title ho sat in the
House ot Lords, died to-day in Florence. Italy.
Lord Napier was born on Sept. 15. 1810. Ho
entered the dlplomatlo service In 1810 ns at
tache to the British Embassy In Vienna, and
subsequently held many important diplomatic
and administrative ofllcos. Ho wsb attache to
the logatlon in Teheran in lH42,and nt Con
stantinople in 1843. In 1H-10 he was appointed
Socretary ot Legation at Naples, and in 1852
served in n similar capacity at St. Peters
burg. In 1857 and 185H he was Minister to tho
United States. In tho latter year he was ap
pointed Minister to tho Netherlands ami In
1800 wns mado Ambassador to Russia. From
St Petersburg ho was transferred to Berlin,
where he served as Ambassador in 1804 and
1805. From 18(1 to 1872 ho was Governor of
Madras, and In tho lattor year assumed tho
duties of Viceroy of India upon the assassina
tion of Ixj rd Mayo. Ho was a direct descendant
ot Napier of Merohlston, the Inventor ot
logarithms.
Obituary Notes,
The Rev, Daniel WIse.D. D . riled at his homo
at Englewood, N. Jon Sunday of pneumonia.
Ho was born in Portsmouth, England, on Jan,
10. 1813. and camo to this country in 183.1. go
ing to Boston. In the following year ho was or
dained a minister. For flva years he was tho
editor or the Sundau School ifetsenger nnd tlie
iadles' J'earK published In Boston, but in 1852
moved to Rhode Island, where he edited the
Jlhode Island 7 emprrance Fledge nnd tho
y.wn Herald. In 1850 he became corre
sponding secretary ot the Methodist Sun
day School Union, which placo ho held
until ,1872, when he assumed charge of
the Chriittan Advocate and all other Sunday
school and church napors published by tho
Methodist Church. He retired in 1880 nnd de
voted his tlmo to writing religious works. Ho
was the author of moro than thirty religious
books, After his retirement lie llvou with his
daughters, Mrs, Donald MaoLay and Miss
Barali Wise, in 1 nglewood, Mr, Maokay Is one
ot the members ot the Arm of Veruillye it Co .
bankers, Nassau street. Dr. Wise was the or
ganizer ot several literary sooietlen In Engle
wood and was the founder ot tho Englewood
Library.
Edward Titz Randolph died on Sunday night
ol pneumonia at 12 East Fifty-eighth street In
IiIh sixty-ninth year. Ho was born and edu
cated In this city, going to California as a
forty-niner" when a young man, and return
ing to succeed his brother Charles P. as a
wholesale oxporter of seeds at (J4 Pearl stroot.
Ho mado a fortune in the businoss. For years
he was Treasurer and u largo stockholder of
JfnifWrffl's. At tlio time of his death he was
ainomborof tho Produce Exchange and head
ol the firm of Randolph A Clow cb, Waterbury,
Conn., one ot the largext brass and copper mill
ing concerns in thooouutry. For several yoars
he had retired from active uuslncss on account
of 111 health. He was a bachelor, living for
years at tho Windsor Hotel. Tho late Obadlah
Woodruff Randolph was his brother. Mr. Ran
dolph was a member ot tho New York Athlottu
Club and resigned recently from the Manhattan
Club. Ills ostate is estimated at over $2,000,
000. Tlie funeral will bo held to-day at Cat
vary Baptist Church.
Sergt. George W. Rogers, who was the oldest
memberof the Police Department In Brooklyn
In point of service, died on Sunday night nt hit
hoine.iHO Madison street, In tho seventy-second
year of his ago. Ho joined the forco in
1W)1, and nt tho breaking out of tlio civil war
resigned and went to the front. Ho returned
ut tho close of hostilities with the rank of Ma
jor Ho rejoined tlio force nnd contlnuedln ao
ttvo harness until a couple of months ago. when
howaB prostrated with Brlght's dlsuuse. Ho
was for several yearn In command of tlie sani
tary squad. His cntlru active eervlco In tho de
partment covered a period of forty-seven yoars.
He was attached to the Atlantic avenuo station
for several years. Sergt. Rogors was a mm of
povrerlu nhreiquo and unflinching ooumeo.
and lu his lougi-nroeruHn policeman had never
found It neeobSiiry to nso his club. He was a
memberof tho U A R nnd of the Volunteor
Flremen'slAsbociatlou Ills son Is also a police
man, Tho Rev. Dr. Rolla Oscar Page died at his
home, in Fordhttm, on Sunday Ho wns liorn
a.t.ttftBfPD' Bl Lawrence county. N. Y.. on March
!, 1H21, and graduated at Harvurd College in
JH,6, SP? your? later he graduated from the
Union Theological Seminary and in 1850 bo-
oamo professor of mathematloj and natural
philosophy In Geneva Ooijogo. In, 1853 ho bo
came assistant rector .oF Bt. rauffl Protestant
Episcopal Churoh ot Boston. . He atterwnrd
became .assistant rector of fit Peters
Episcopal Church. In Brooklyn, and remained
there under tho Roy. Dr. Paddock for several
years. Aftor Dr. Paddock was mado Bishop
Dr. Pago assumod the. pastorate of various
Eplsoopal churches In tho Stato of Newiork.
His last charge was as reotor ot Christ Churon
nt Danville. Pa, Ho was foreod several yoars
ago to glvo up pastoral work on account ot
throat trouble. Throo sons and two daughters
survive him.
Former Pollco Captain Tranols A. Enrly of
tho Brooklyn tlonnrtment dlod nt his homo In
East Quoguo. L, I.. ycstordnytnornlng of fatty
degeneration of tho heart. Ho was 47 rears
old, and was retired on limit pay only last Fri
day. He was appointed on tho Brooklyn pollco
force on May IU. 1872. nnd became n rounds
man on Juno 2, 1883. A roar Intor ;he was
mnrto a Sergeant, nnd on April 8. 1880. was
mado n Captain, llo was asslgnod to the Sixth
nvcnuo station. Ho aisocommanded tho Gates
avonuo and tho Hnmburg nvonuo, station,
bolngln charge of tho lattor ottho tlmo of his
rotlromont. Ho was n Democrat, and was nn
aspirant for tho position of Police Inspector
until a tow weeks ago. when ho was advised
by his physician to lenvo tho department. Ho
ownod considornblo property.
Lindsay Irving Howe, formerly n Commis
sioner of Accounts In this city, riled at his home
on Davenport's Neck. Now Rochejle. yesterday
morning of heart disoaso. Mr. Howe was 01
yoars old. Ho was born In Brookllno, Mass.
His fnthor, John H. Howe, was .for many years
Fresldont ot tho Boston and Mnlno Railroad.
When a young man the son came to Now York
city and woutinto business.. Aftor his torm as
Commissioner of Accounts he retired from no
tlvo Ufo. His wlfo was a granddaughter, of
Lllphalet Nott, the first President of Union
College. Mrs. Howo nnd throo daughters, Mrs.
W. B. Woillng of New Rochello. Mr. Her
liortA. Weoks of CodarhurBt and Mrs. W. H.
Brown, Jr., of Brooklyn, Burvlve him.
Adlt-Gcn. Corbln took the unusual eourso
yostorday of announcing In n general order tho
doath ot one ot his clorlcal assistants, David E.
Holmes, which ocourred on Sunday night. , Mr.
HolmeB's doath Is attributed to overwork In
the Bpinlsli-Amorlcan war. Ho ontorod tho
Third Wost Virginia Voluntoors (aftorward tho
Blxth West Virginia Cavnlry) nt the beginning
of tho civil war. was detailed for clerical duty In
to a clerkship In the Wnr Department
In the following year and rose to bo ohiof of
pno of tho most Important divisions of tho Ad
jutant Gonoral's ofllco. Mr. Holmes was 01
years old.
Frederlok John Stokoa died at Hparrowbush,
N. Y., on Sunday, ot pneumonia, at the ngo
of 75. He was born In Exeter. England,
in 1823, and in 1807 oame to the Unltod
Btates nnd engaged in businoss In Brook
lyn until 1803, when ho retired and rcmovod
to Boarrowbush. He was n man ot fine
Intellectual powers. Among hie literary pro
ductions is a large volume on bankruptcy, a
synopsis of Practice for lawyers. Mr, Btokos is
Burvived by four children. Mrs. John Good
enough of Bparrowbush and Frederlok Btokos.
William Henley Stokes and John Edgar Btokes
of Now York city.
Corporal Aloxandor H. Martin of Company A.
Seventy-first Regiment, died of pfieumonin at
his rosldoneo, 121 Lexington avonuo. on Sun
day at midnight. Aftor his return from Tampa
he had typhoid fovor. Upon recovering froni
this disease he went back to his work at Arnold.
Constable & Co.'s. Two weeks ago he doveloped
pneumonia. His wife and his mother survive
him.
Anna Maria Walker, mothor of John Brlsbln
Walker, died at Mr. Walkor's homo In Irving
ton, N. Y.. on Monday, of old ago. Bho was born
in Pennsylvania eighty-two years ago. Her
husband and three children Miss Mary K.
Walker of this city. B. K. Wolkor of Denver,
nnd John Brlsbln Wolkor survive her. Tho
funeral will bo held this morning.
George Ward dlod In Newark yesterday, aged
83. He waB born In Montolair (then Crnno
town), and wenttoNowark In 1830 to engage
In tho jewelry manufacturing business with
Isaac Ailing. Ho retired In 1801, but wns after
ward a dlreotor In the Newarks and Hosendale
Lime nnd Cement Company. Ho was n brother
ot the late Aaron Ward.
James McGroarty, a brother of ox-Port
Warden John McGroarty, dlod suddenly yes
terday athts home. 808K liorgen street. Brook
lyn, In tho fiftieth year of his ago. He was ac
tive In Domocrntfo polities in tho Ninth ward
and was a clork in tho Department of Arrears
at tho tlmo ot his doath. Ho wan a member of
the Volunteer Firemen's Association.
Dr. 0. Holmes McNeill, a prominent homcao
pathto physician of Jorsey City Heights, and a
former member of tho Hudson County "Board
of Health, died on Sunday night at his home,
034 Palisade avenue. Ho was 42 years old. Dr.
MoNelll was examining physician for several
mutual Insurance organizations. A widow
survives him.
Jonathan Norcross dlod at Atlanta, G , yes
terday. Ho was nn Abolitionist from Maine and
eottled In Atlanta sixty years ago. He was the
Republican nominee for Governor of Georgia
In 1870. when ho originated tho Lily-white
idea, which has divided white and black Re
publicans ever since.
Collector of Arrears John M. Moyer ot Union
nill. N J., died on Sunday night at his home,
403 Jefferson street. Ho was 72 years old, and
was one of tho members of the llrst Board ot
Counoll organized by tho township. Ho had
also held the ofllces of Tax Collector and As
sessor. Dr. Robert B Balsley died nt his home In East
Rocknway. L. I., on Saturday, after a long Ill
ness. Dr. Balsley was born in Flatbush, and
he graduated from the College of Physicians
nnd Burgeons In 1840. He practiced medicine
In East Rockaway for forty years.
Holes JthlnclsuJci. nlfo ottho Bpr, Lenta
Cameron of South Orange. N. J., died there
JeBteroay. She was the youngest daughter of
rederlck W. Rhlnelauder of this city.
THE HUIiZ ARSIT BILL.
first Ten Sections Approved by the flonie
Military Committee.
Washington. Doc. 10. Tho House Commlt
teo on Military Affairs took up tho Hull bill for
tho reorganization ot tho army this morning
and approved tho first ton sections. Tho first
section, relating to tho organization of the gen
eral offloers. which provides for ono Lleuten-ant-General,
was agreed to without a dissent
ing voto. Tho next section, relating to tho
number of Infantry and cavalry regiments and
tho organization of tho artillery, was de
bated with considerable vigor. As adopt
ed. It provides for twclvo regiments of
cavalry nnd thirty regimonts ot Infantry, the
proposition to lncreaso tho number of cavalry
regiments to fifteen and of infantry to fifty, re
ducing the number ot men to a company and
ot companies to n regiment, being voted down.
Tho next division was over u proposition tn
strike out the word " corps," as relating to tho
arttllory, and substituting one for fourteen
regiments ot coast artlllory and two regiments
of light artillery, vvhloh was also voted dowo,
Mr. Hay made a motion to Insert a provision
that tho fncroasoot the army should remain In
force only as long as tho soldier woro required
and maintained In foreign countries, lio as
sorted that tlio increofio was only necessary for
the retention und pacification of theso Islands,
that thero was no necessity of an increase in
tlfo regular army for stations In tho United
Stntes, nnd that when tho,lslands wero paci
fied the regulars would return to this oountry.
where they would not bo needed, and their
support would bo an Intolerable burden on the
country. An soon ns they return ho thought
they should be mustered out. and by n gradual
process of shrinking the army would somo day
return to its present proportions. This view
was warmly sustained by the Domocrats and
as warmly combated by the Republican members.
TXflT AGRICULTURAL RILL.
Provision for Protection Agnlnst the Im
portation ot Noxious Arttoles,
WABniNaioN, Deo. 10. The bill mating ap
propriations fur the Agricultural Depart
ment for the year ending June SO, 1800,
reported to the House to-day, carries a total
of $3,000,322. which Is $137,120 moro than tho
bill for the ourrent year. But of this Increase
$00,000 is for the weather servlco for the
West Indies,' which sum was carried for tho
present year In the Urgenoy Deficiency bill.
The most Important increase is one of $50,000
for the Bureau of Animal Industry, on ac
count ot the increased demand for insneotlon
of meats intended for export. Tho following
provision for protection against the importa
tion of noxious articles Is recommended by the
Committee on Agriculture:
"The Secretary pf Agriculture, whenever he
has teasou to believe that nrtlclog are being
imported from foreign countries which are
dangerous to the health ot the peopia of ths
United States, shall make a request upon the
Bocretary of the Treasury for samples from
original packnges of such articles for Inspeo
tlou and aualybix, and tho Secretary of the
Treasury Is, hereby authorized to open such
original packages and deliver sp-clnions to
tho brtcretary of Agriculture for the purpose
mentioned, And the Secretary of the Treas
ury shall refuso delUery of any goods whloh
tho Secretary of Aurlcullure reports to him
havo been Inspected and analyzed nnd found
to bo adulterated or otherwise dangerous to
health."
The Afro-Amerloan Convention,
Washington, Deo. 10. Edward E. Cooper,
editor of the Colored mertenn, says that tho
Afro-American Council, which Is to bo hold in
Washington, beginning the 20th, is not to bo
an 'Indignation" mooting nor an oratorical
contest, mid that resolutions will play a very
email part in tho proceedings. It is In no sense
to ho n political gathering for tho purpose of
Indorsing or denouncing uny party or adminis
tration, Put is designed to be a business meet
ingot public-spirited men of.the race', to dis
cuss In a temperate and philosophic vein the
general condition and statusof tho colored man
as a citizen, and to set on foot ndellnlte poller
upon which they oan not for their buttormeuu
- - . s
"With ovorybody talking pretty
Christmas nothings don't lose
sight of pretty necessities.
Men can't go anywhere of an
evening nowadays without mak
ing some change in their work-a-day
clothes. The correct change
is as easy as the other.
Best: evening dress suits, $3T to l4; Tuxedo or
dinner coats, 110 to $25.
Second best: the trook ooat, 1 6 to $3 the epeds
virtue of a frook cost Is the esse with which It's pat
In use: worn with any kind of trousers: any kind ot
neokwear you're ready In a Jiffy,
If you doubt the fast color of
our cloths, make a pilgrimage to
the corner of Warren St. and
Broadway: around the still
smouldering fire you'll find
heaps of bedraggled coats, soak
ed for days not a drop of color
has left them.
Christmas umbrellas $3.75, but
if put to vote, our $5 " Tip-Top "
'best silk, best frame, best
wooden handle made would bo
" carried unanimously."
Rogers, Peet & Co.
Leonard and Brosdway.
Prince and Broadiray.
Thirty-second and Broadway.
Edison Phonographs
are perfection.
The Standard, 20.
They are made with
accuracy and precision
to uphold
the fame of the name
of the nlau
who stands behind them,
Tho "Standard " complete. $20.
Plays a thousand tunes.
It makes reoordsof your own voloe.
Moro fun than any same.
ALL MUSIO DEALERS SELL TT.
The latest edition of our catalogue
tells the difference between the several models
and why each is best for Its particular purpose.
National Phonograph Company,
St Jamet Bid?;., Broadway & 26th St, N. Y.
nent ocnuint n
dithout " ?
"sis' tmm smuiu
When you write, ask also for our entertaining
little book of Phonograph short stories, " Whal
Mr. Openeer Hoard."
Open evenings during Deoember.
Do Wot Swallow
them like mtdlcine, but 9
I JsJsrECO THE BUMtf j
feBTABLETS I
like a confection i they have a chocolate '
flavor, are very palaUble, and do not affect
the teeth. eThty nil the blood with Iron,
which nourishes the entire tyttem, creating
strength, fleih, weight and good health.
SO tablets In a box. Sold by all druggists.
West Side Fruit nnd Flower Mission.
The Wost Side Fruit nnd Flower Mission
Christmas work of distribution will begin at
tho rooms of tha mission. 312 West Fifty-fourth
street, on Deo. 20 and continue till Deo. 33.
Contributions of jollies, fruit, condensed milk,
beet extracts, canned soup and dellcaolos are
roauostcd. Tea and othor grooorlei, ever
greons, toys, dolls, clothing and Christmas
cards nre also acceptable. Money Is needed for '
ourront expenses and for the purchase of sup-
lles. Chocks should be drawn payable to Mr.
e Roy Cox. 440 Park avenue.
FATHERS
AND
THREE SONS
CURED OF
ITCHING RASH
I take pleasure in letting yon know bow
much Crmcum. Remedies hare done for me,
my father and two brothers. In the fall of
'00, 1 began to bo afflloted with an itchln g rub
under mj chin. It kept spreading until it
was all over my body. I could not sleep bat
was compelled to lie awVj nd scratch all
the time. My father and two brothers were
afflicted with the same tulng.at the same time.
We all suffered terribly for a year and a half,
trying la the meantime all the remedies we
could find, but received no benefit. I hap
pened to see Cuticuba Remedies advertised
and bow they bad cured others from itching;
skin diseases, and wo thought we would try
them. I bought threo cakes of CimouaA
BoApand three boxesofCoTiocBA (ointment)
and they cured the four of us completely.
Any person doubting the truth of this state
ment can write me. RICHARD ANDERSON,
reb.22,'99. Geneva, Rox Elder Co., Utah.
ECZEMA FOR YEARS CURED BY CUTICUtlA
I had in attack of Eczema several years ago
and found myself In the clutches of a monster
wbosebuslness it was to torture mo and make
life miserable. Cirricnna Remedies were
recommended to me by my druggist, Mr. T.
P. Van Winkle of Hartford City, Ind. I used
altogether three bottles of Cuticuba Resol
vkit, with frequent batbs with Cotiouha
8oAr,andtheuseottheCPTiruiiA(olotment,
and In four months found myself cured,
Feb. 23, 1693. DAVID COLE, Roll, Ind.
BrslcrCoss Tmithkt rosToircsm, Disrie
cilia Upmoss. wrm btUu with Cviicusa tfo,r
groOt nfrlnllsfi vllh CDTIcusi olntiotiit, urMt el
tmclllMliklu curr.snd mild dosesof CPTICOBA Its- J
soltsst, grtAteal ot plad psriflm sal auner sum
Bold thmrhnt Ui vsrll. PorrssDiDdscCalB, J
Coar., SU rnft- Bcaua.
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