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IEnew army bei reported 'fnoriBioNH or . xan measure ah reported to tjir sbxatk. Th Strength of thn Army la Increnard In M,000 Men by tlio Addition of Tito lint teriea to I'ncli Regiment of Heavy Ar GlIeTy Three fluttallon Formation for the Infantry Tho I'renldent Authorized to Keilse 35,000 Volunteer Infantry to lli Formed Into Thirty Itrglmenta. WASIHimroN.Feb.24. J uqt before tho Sen ate adjourned this atternoo'iSotiutorllawlor. Chairman of tlio Military Affairs Committee. reported tlio Compromise Army bill that , I the result of tlio conferences ot tlio last three dais bctweon Mid ltopub- lloin nnd Democrat lo Senators and tlio War Dopartmont officials. As he Muted In tho House of Representatives this after noon. Representative Hull, Chairman ot tho Military Affairs Committee ot that body, does not like tho compromise menu uro, but It is not likely tlint ho will op pose Its adoption by tho Ilouso. Hu will probably have some amendments to propose, but the desire for tho passage ot tho hill Is so gonoral that thnra Is lm tea on to antlolpato serious difficulty In bringing it to a voto. Borne minor amendments mhy be mads In the Senate nnd In the Ilouse, but tlio bill will bo nent to a con ference eommltteo as speedily as possible, where all points In dispute will be amicably Uled by the same influences that broacht (about tho compromise, I Tho agreement on the bill has ended all talk )ol an oztra session, nnd there Is little likelihood I jtiorc thatono will be called. Speaking of the I Irtew bill to-nieht. Gen. Hnwley said that it ! ionght not to be designated as a surren- I rler on the part ot any ono. It was, ho said, I -tho result of calm consideration, and added j that tho most determined opponentof tho Hull Mil. Senator Cockrell. tdiowed a conciliatory Ipplrit all through the discussion. Ool. Carter of tho Adjutant-General's De partment, who asslstod tho Military Commit tee In tho arranging ot the details of the bill, cays it Is a bettor measure than the army had n right to expect tinder the circumstances, and that as a whole Its provisions are excellent. It doos not gtvo tho promotions provided for undor the Hull bill, but It Increases tho efficiency of tho army, and ' clvos many of tho provisions they had been 1 Striving to Ret for many years. The etronctli of the regular army la Increased from G2.000,ns i at present, to 05.000. by the addition of two bat- ' teriesrto each reclmont of heavy artillery for coast defonso purposes. Tho throe bat , j, i tallon formation ns now established In the H Iff : German Army nnd approved by modern : J$ f?5 ( f military solonee. is given the Infantry. The "' 3 US present bill provkfew for 135 new Second Liou- 2 ?i tenants, the difference, bo fur as It is necessary 'S'Sffit tomuko It up. being made up bv Including tho 'SB' IS t volunteer ofllecrs now serving ii Sf' Just before the bill was reported to tho Sen- Mr? JnI ' a 'cttcr ,vn, received from the Quarter- W I master-General, setting forth the absolute ne- :5fi ecsslty of aildltional foreo to co or the enlarged U'f jjfk field of operations, nnd twenty Quartermasters f 1 wore thereupon added, making thirty with the ill Sift jjuk 0 jinjor and forty with the rank of An amendment wni added to the bill provld- ing that nono of tho civilian staff officers i oliall be appointed until ho shall have ' passed Mich satisfactorily examination as II to moral, mental and plijslcal qnallflca tlons as may bo prescribed by the President, and no such person shall be appointed until he ls40ycarHOf age. This was tilt limit of ago llxed by the Hull bill, but the Sennto coinmlt- i tee chnnged It to 43 years. In other respoctB tho staff provisions are similar to those of the . Jf Hull bill. '' Section 12 ot tlio new bill contains some changos from tho language ns origin ally agreed upon, and the provision that Khe the President power to appoint tho field officers is Mrongly criticised by offluurs vt tho legular tenice, wlio complain that it leaves tho door open for ap pointing uivillaus oor the heads of army rSBI2I oftieorBwho nlimilil be entitled to the places WSBmttf by promotion. The clnuso giving the Presl- BH! dent power of sucli appointments icads ns fol- Hui Ions; HBif "Xo person other than an ollleor of the regu- XJT; Jar army, who has passed the ageof 45 yeais. wVK shall be nppoilitud aHUlleldciniici-lnsalil foree, WR'EMiti " nor as a company or staff oltlcer theieiii, rSilffll' " '"-' 'n ',ast "'" aK" "' ','"' ''a'''' neltliei awl'wKi shall any pci son not a regular urmy officer lie WLf.&Jk.i eo appointed until he shall haveilemotistrated RraRI ' his moral, physical ami piofessionul illness for ffU t the grade in which he is to he commissioned BTOwtfi to i" satisfaction of mi examining hoard. B-iifSfS provided that the field olllcer-. Iieiein authoi- MrtSHBf lied may bo appointed fioin rillceis of tln alSwF regular army or from oflleeiswho sened a-. TSJWj- officers of volunteers in the war villi Bimiii KM3l The numl er nf cndels .it the M111i.it v jiEMr, Academy Is Inerenseil fiom !l"7. as now. to l."7, ISWawl' by allowing two tiom each State at large to hi Hb&S f appointed bythoSeiiators.anclthnadningorti-ii spSwg to thenuiiihertobeappiiiiited by tlio President Mtfiltt' In addition to tliu regular arm of 0.". 000 men. trainK. i the President is authorized to raise a force Hsf-W ! of 35,1)00 oluutoer infantiy to ho recruited as mli'ti'XS f he may dcturiniuo fiom tho country at BtlciiRti It largo or from tho localities v. hero their BM f services aro needed, without testriction as to "MJHJ citizenship or odiicational iiualillcatlons. This jflpltlfr force is to form thirty regiments, and is tocon- jKbfiir tlnue In sorvico only during the necessity Mra therefor, and not later than July 3. 11)01 The BfSEn terms of enlistmotit are llxed at two years and . 1 four months, unless hooimr discharged. Kj I As soon us posslhlo alter the pafasage of this sPHEzk act tho oltlcors and enlisted men of thevolnn- Hsl'tlv teers not herein nuthoiUed are to bo mustered KeMb oat. but enlisted men Mho deslio to enter RmeXi eltlior tho legular or teinoiaiy force niav bo jni) transferred to legiments below full strength. R4Kft 'A determined effort lias )een made to wMmitl ohango tho provisions lor tho new volun- EbEu', teer foreo ro as to permit the enlistment Knf of three regiments of rough liilers. The Rfiw bill now provides only for lnfautr). The mf-iMSi tight will he renened in thn Senate. felMrl Dn(' 'n "l0 House when the nieaHiue reaches KlvV thatbodv Col (Irlgnhy of tho heeond Hough MRP JUders Ilegluieiit has been heie some days un- HKliK dcaorlng to haNoHiieh a provision inserted. Xl: The bill as oilginally agieeil upon provides VIkSh for three Major-Oeueials, hI l!iig.idler-(ieu- BmBeI) crals. ten regiments ot cuiilry, seven of tirtll- K'lHit f lery and twenty-live of Infantiy, with tho reg- Kiteavi ular staff dopartraents. The present organ- BiHk I lratlon of tho regiments is left unchanged. iClfffi r All vaonncles created or caused hy ibis net llPn i above tho giado of Second Lieutenant in rt-ijL''. i the line of the army shall be filled by BsISS promotion according to M'nlority, but tho awllnlf adddittonnl Second Lieutenants now at- '(9iK tached to eacli regiment of artillery mwIuEt eball be absorbed Into tho artillery or trans W'lual' i Torrod to other arum whore vacancies exist JiflK without loss of relative rank, leaving but ono KSIG ftooond Lieutenant to n battery of artillery, SrK The age limit for appointment from civil life lltvtS as Second Lieutenant is llxed betwoen 21 nnd l jlHj 27 years. RIK Tne bill provides that on n declaration of war MSaffi, the enlisted strength may lie Increased by tho SiJiW President to iITi.IXjO men The President Is nu- tiB!;? thorized to continue tho army at the wur IMIi strength prescrihed until July 1. 11X11 Tho HfJw Adjutant-Oeneial's and the Inspectnr-Oen- Wjlt eral's departments are to have the same num- B-Kil berof ofllcers, KXlf The battalion of engineers is tinnsferred to KB the line. Tlio Chief ol the lhcords and Pension KH Ofllce In made a llrlgadier-lieneral dining the Kw' Incumbency ot the first appointee. Wttawt The corps of cadeti. is to consist of nun from VfHf each Congressional district, one from each Tet- BJlEi rltory and the District of C'olumliia; two fiom KK each State nt largo and twenty from the I nlled in btates at Inige. iiiciraslug by 100 tlie number ilKf now allowed by law ttW The President iuauthorbdl toialse nfoice of tSi 3v,000 volunteei infantry to be funned into Hi'Mc thirty rnglnieuts. No iierson other (linn an VJSSf offlcerof tho regular nuny over 45 years old sif' shall bo appointed a Held ofllcerln this force, jfj.fi nor as a company or stalf olllcer lfoer:i5 years ""r!t old. Field olllcors. Iiowoer. may he appointed from officers of the regular u my or of the vol unteers In tho war with hpain. All enlistments for this force are lo be for tuo years ami four np& r months, and impart of the foice Is to bo con- BMi??'W i tlnuod beyond July 1. 1 '. () 1 . The Prcbideut h'!;vi pV ' may appoint a llrfgudler-deneral for each MB ' Jt.OoO volunteors and n Major-lieneral for each CejEsj 0.000. The President is niithoil?od to appoint WllEH tho volunteer stalT olllceiH necessary for tho Hf Ki f xoluntrer branch of the sen ice. tiiRi , The ago limit of appointment is placed til 45 BEl yeats for all persons not oflleeis ol the regular I krlf) nrmy. and all such olllccrs am in be honoinbly BtLMl ' discharged on orliefoie. Inly 1,1IH)1. The pros- KeIKi I ent volunteers me to lie mustered out as soon SteK I as possible, but enlisted men desiring to le- lafaW ' main in tho service miiy lm irauafi'rred to the JiBi troops lemaining In the service MWf Among the changes made In the bill by thn tad)' I eonferenoe war .tlint decreasing tho number of HW t Jlrigadlerand Major ftuneiaN for the new vol- RVR unteersbyauthorliugthe President tnappnint KtnH) oneof the former for each 4.IHIO troops and one HIk-vV of tlie latter fore.ieh p,iiiii noons . BifijI The rank of new sintf apiiolutiuenls Hint ' BflRr can be made Irom civil life is limited to tlint of CW11 M8)01; ,,,e hjBber places being filled by promo- ' gjpiu I tlous from the regular army. I KlaaaF COrtTESS nROTBKRB' CLAIM. Beat Estate In Manila Confiscated by the Spanlnrdt to lie Turned Oyer to Them. Wasihnotok. Feb. 24. Action wan taken by the War Department to-day through Assistant bearetarj Melklelohn which mar have an Im portant bearing on the olalms of residents "of the Philippines whose property was confiscat ed by the Spanish authorities. Tho ro are a number of casts of this kind. Tho particular case on which aotlou was taken to-day was that of the Cortes', brothers, two Filipinos, whoso family had boon forced to loave the Isl ands on account of Spanish misrule. The Cotter, family was one of tho wealthiest and most Influential In Manila. Its members came under suspicion during the Filipino re bellion and their real property wns confiscated by tho Spaniards. Tho two brothers had plen ty of cash on hand nnd are still well to do. They came to Washington from Hone Kong several months ngo und presented a claim to the War Department for the property which bad been tnKcn from them. This consists principally of Isrge real estate holdings In Mn- The question of the right or this Govern ment to return to prlvato Individuals crown jiroporty that hnd rovertcd to tho I'nited States when Spanish sovereignty ceased lu tho Philippines was referred by the Wnr De partment to Atforney-fleneral flrlggs. who rendored a decision yesterday Hint the proper ty might be turned over to the Cortez famllv. After comldoilne the subject the Assistant Bocretary of War sent a telegram this after noOD to Major-lion. Otis at Manila directing him to tutu over the property in ijuestlon to the Cortez family, provided, however, that there is no reason known to Qon. Otis which Is not known to the department that would not justlfe the Oovcrnment In making the trans fer. Tills precaution as takon to provide agnlnst giving nnv assistance to persons who may be concerned lu tho present Insurrection against American authority. Tho Cortex brothors aro Intelligent men and have applied for the privilege ot becoming citizens of the I'lilted Slates iv ovn .VKiK rossE.nstoss. Receipts from Cnstomt nnd Taxes In Cuba, Porto Itlro, nnd the Philippines. TiBntNOTON. Fob. 24. Tho following state ment Bhowstho total roeelpts from customs nnd taxos received In tho several ports In the Islands of Cuba and Porto Illco and In tho Phil ippines, so far as reports have bcon received by tho War Department, from the respoctlvo dates ot ocoupatlon of said ports by the military forces of the United Statos to and Including Jan. 31. 1800. No reports have, as yet beon re ceived from six of tho ports In Cuba, namoly. Baracoa. Databano, Guantnnnmo. Gtbara, Man ranlllo ond Nuevltas. for January, 1801). llo cetpts from Quantanamo. Daiquiri. Man7.anlllo. liaracon. Mayarl and GIbnra aro Included In tho total rooeipts of the port of Santiago for the reason that prior to Jan. 1. 1800. tbesn were sub-ports ot Santiago. Xo"oport has been received from ports In tho Island of Porto ltlco since Dec. 15, 1808. consequently tho fol lowing ntntemont shows receipts to that date only. Itecelpt from the Philippine Islands aro given only to Dec. 31, 1808: reports for tlio month of January. 1800. not yet received. CubatJulr 1H, 180H, to Jan. ai. 1h90)-Clrnfui!-r.. 7R,iHT.'J0: Cirilonnn, $22,170 TT: Calbatl-u, fs.K77.Ci; IIunnu. S74U,nnH.ln, Mutanan, S27, KHrt.a4; Hiifriui U (Irande. S .'1,781!. 04; Ssuts Crnr, tiss.ss: bantlaco. 4-jn,r,4S.47: Trinidad, -t97.7; Zu, 28C.2lJ. Total, 1,:I12,872.44. Philippine Ialamla (Aug. 18, 1SP8, to DfC. SI, It-US) Manila ri,sli.HI3.2B. Porto Uico'.Vuit. ir.. 1SBH, to Dec. 10, 1898) To tal reported, $.".U.4KI.I'S Oram! total. $.1,G4U,e02.))2. nnosi: CAiinii:i: itobo.v in rnist It 1'lcW on Jlontd nn American Vend in a Gale Fnr Out nt 8eii. WAsniNOTOM, Fob. 24. Louis II. Ayme, United States Consul at Gaudeloupe. West In dies, has written to Mr. mil. the Assistant Sec retary of State, an official report about the finding of n carrier pigeon far out at sea. Tlio bird How on board tho American schooner Alice Archer of Hath, Me., in an exhausted condition on the afternoon of Jan. 10. when tho vessel was approximately in latitude 37 north, longitude 74 west A heavy northeast wind, almost a galo, was blowing. Tho pigeon was picked up by tho vessel's steward and carried to the master, Arthur Glbbs. He fed the bird, and wliilo do ing to noticed thnt It carried on Its leg an aluminum ling marked "X. A., 401,140." Tho Pigeon lefused to leuvo the ship, and when Consul Ayme's letter was written. Jan. 31, three days after the arrival of the Alice Archer at (imidnloiiDo. was still in tho hands of Cipt filhbs. It was well and strong and hnd a good appetito. Capt. Glbhs eau tie addressed In caro ot Arthur Sewall. Bath. Me. In suggesting that tlio ownerof tho bird ho looated through theAmeiienn newspapers. Consul Ayme said tlint it boro no messago I.O.S.S 111" TIII7 XAVY YAltD riRB. IleflclrncT Katiinntn of 81,lSA,000t Reitnre llulldlnga and 31achlnery. Wasiiijmhos. Feb. 24. The Secretary of the Treasury has sent to Congress a deficiency estimate of $1,125,000 to restore the buildings iceently burned at the Brooklyn Xavy Yard. of whleh $375,000 is for grounds and docks nnd 750.0iM for stoam engineering branches. The total approximate estimate to replace tho machinery is J758.000. Of the estimates ." 15 i si h for a new machine shop. M5,000 lor a .ower plant, $05,000 for a holler and blai.'ksiiiith shop and $25,000 for implements. Alger Urules Tlint He Intends to Itealgn. Wahuini.tov. Feb. 24. Secretary Alger re turned to Washington this morning from Do trolt, wluuo lie was the guest of honor at n banquet of his fellow townsmen. To Tun Sun reporter he said that he did not Intend to leave, tho Cabinet until his tcim was up and had never had any other intention. As for his con templated trip to Cuba and Porto Klco, he said that tie would make the trip It the best inter ests of tho Governnlent would be served there by, and If tho trip was abandoned It would not be on account of any attack In sensational newspapers. After the Cabinet mooting Sec retary Algeragaln denied tho rumor ot his pro posed resignation In this statement: "I have at no time Intended to resign from the Cabinet and I shall not resign before the end of my regular term." Bill fnr the Belief of VTva, JOT, Wannmaker. WAsniwoiON, Feb. 24. Representative Young of Philadelphia introduced to-day a bill for the relief of William H. Wanamaker. In conneetlon with the Keystone Bank robbery. Thoblllreoitesthat Gideon W. Marsh. Presi dent of the bank, was arrested and released undor bonds of 520,000. with William M. Wan nmakerandj. II, Jones as sureties. He fled and Mr. Wanamaker paid tho amount of $20,000. On Nov. 3. 1808, Olrison W. Marsh wag surrendered by his bondsman and was sentenced to twelve years and throo months' Imprisonment. As Mr. Wanamaker had ex pended largo sums ot money in pursuit ot Marsh, and as ho has presented Marsh to tho court, it is provided that tho sum ot $20,000 shall bo restored to him. Deaths of Soldiers In Cuba. Washington, Feb. 24, These deaths among the United States troops In Cuba woio re ported by Major-Gen. Brooke to-day: Feb. 20. George W. Skollenger. Battery K. Second Artillery, of typhoid fever on board the hospital ship Missouri nt Havana; Feb. 21. at Trinidad, William Bullock. Compnny A, Fourth Tennessco, of ninlarla; 1 eb. 22, at Puerto Princlpo, Clarence llenekl. Troop C, Eighth Cav alry, ot typhoid fever: at Santiago, Charles M. Hanson, Company G, Fifth United BtateB Vol unteers, ul malaria. riny Orders. Washington, Feb. 24. These army orders have been issued : Major Junlui I.. Poiell, Burgeon, from Anguita, On., to hlijitatlon. Fort Itlley, Kan, Cipt. Dariil A. Lyle, Ordnance Department, Kill re pott to the Chief of Ordnance, Major Thorn.' T, Knnx, Inspector deneral from tlilailty, to llihllnoic. lid. I.leut.'Cnl. MrnryrsrroU.Rixth Cavalryand Major Oeurge II. Itodney, Fourth Artillery, to Fort leaven wortlj, Kan. Cupta. Henry II. Adam. Eighteenth Infantry, and Owen J . Hweet. 'I entj .flftli Infantry, will report to MaJnrOeore II. Torney, Fort Irfavenworth, han. Army 1'roinotloni. Washington, Feb. 21. Tho President to-day sent the follovvlng nominations to tho Senate: rirnt Went, (leoree O.SouIre, Third Artillery, to be rirt Lieutenant, hlifiial Cuips. Ittu'Ular Amu , Fifth Iti-uiuiiut Volunteer Infantry Cant, Jamea K. Vardanun, to ) Major; I'lmt I.lrut. 'ihomaa II. rrunkn. to he Captain, hiriincl J.loiu. John Ilurhe, to he J'lrat I.lnitinaat sirgt. J D. 'I uriif r. Couipany II. tn he heroud l.h utenani. To Cure a fold in One Day Isle IjtxatlTe Ilruino Quinine Tablets. All drugstata refund tba money If It alia to cure. 36c. The g miu.hai L. ii. j, vs each UMeU-.la'r, I $79,080,000 FOR TffE AKMY. me mo ArmorniAXjoy jirtr, jjm vvanun .v xuti no van. Itenewnl of the Debate on the l'hlltpplne Oneatlon, In Which Johnann ot Indiana Axnln Attncks the Trealdrnt's roller (lenernl lebate on the 11111 Concluded. Washington. Feb. 24. After disposing o( some unlmportnnt routine business the House In committee of tho whole entered upon tho coneldoration of the Army Appropriation bill, An arrangement was mnda limiting goneial debate to live lours, so us to close It with to day's session. Mr. Hull rolatcd tho circum stances surrounding tho nropnratlon of tho bill, which have been published from time to time. It had been stated, he said, on tho floor of the House, by vory distinguished authority from tho Committee on Appropriations, that If the bill passod In Its iirciont shape thero would be a dofloloncy of $25,000,000 or $30 -000.000 to be provided for at tho olose of the year. It the nrmy wore constituted on the basis of the Hull bill and that would bo the caso, he said, it newspaper reports were true there would not be a single dollar's de ficiency. The army offlcluls always mado liberal estimates for tho maintenance of tho army nnd the eommltteo had reduced tbesn estimates only about $5,000,000. Ono of tho principal Items of deoronse was In tlio esti mate for horses. The lJuattermnster-Goneinl hnd provided for a remount of every cavalry man in the nrmv and tlio replacement of every horse In the artillery arm tn the nvt fiscal year. Tho eommltteo cut that cstlmato In two, appropriating $750,000. Other reduc tions were $1,000,000 for bnrrncks and quar tors. leaving $3,000,000 nvallnblo. and $1500. 000 for medical euppllOB. leaving $1,500,000 available Should the bill pass as tho eom mltteo propose it would carry a total of about $70,080,000. Among tho now pioposltlons enrriod in the bill, said Mr. Hull, was ono which the committee deemed of grout Im portance, thnt authorizing tho construction of small arms at tho Itoek Island arsenal, which bad been designated an armory as well. Referring to the reports published yester day and to-day that the Senate bad accoptcd a compromise ou tho Army bill, Mr, Hull said that investigation had satisfied him that tho nowBrnoors were not wrong, iTho distin guished Senator from Missouri (Mr. Cockrell) had ovldcutly been stroDg enough to foroo the majority of the Senate to accept his views re garding the reotgnulration of tho army. A friend of his had suid this morning that ac cording to one distinguished Missouri Demo crat he had taken tho It; publican party by the Bcruff of the neck and seat of the breeches and dragged it Into the warwitli Spain, and another Missouri Democrat, evidently, hnd taken tho Itepubllcnn party iD the same faih lon and compolled It to accept what ho was willing to give It for the nrmy. Mr. Hull sent to tho clerk's desk and hnd read tho Senate compromleo bill, vvhhh ho said tho House would probably hnvo an oppor tunity to vote upon. Ho said to his colleague, Gen. Henderson, that it would probably bo In troduced aftor being read. The compromise. Mr. Hull Bald provided for practically tne same Inumboi !of men as did Ithe Hull bill, so that no objection could be made to the ap propriation bill for the reason that it provided for more men than would bo authorized. "As to whether or not tlio bill should become a law," ho said, "I am. not pieparodat this time to say. Personally I should never have con sented to a compromise at tlio demand of n minority anywhere on earth, (Applause.) I believe In the good old Democrutio and Ite publlcnn doctrino of majority responsibility, and where tho minority say to the Govern ment 'Unless vou take what wo offer, ion slinll have nothing,' I vou Id take nothing and de pend upon tne future and the patriotism of tho American people to right tho wrong."' LAp plause.l From tho Democrats Mr. Johnson (Itop., Ind.) obtuinod b If an hour In which to criti cise nnd condemn the President's speech at the Homo Markot Club the other night. It was full of vituperation nnd abusoof tho Presi dent, whom ho charged with having turned his back upon the Declaration of Independence, and ot his management o'vWint he termed "the Presidents miserable policy In the Phil ippines." 'lh ross official errors made in handling the Hastern prohlom. Mr. Johnson denounced not only as nSbhinder. hut crime. Mr. Johnson read from manuscript and In the entire period he was on tho floor eoked no eomment. At the close feeble upplauso was given by the Democrats Mr. Hamilton (Hep.. Mich.) asked unanimous consent to have rend tho President's Philip pine policy ns he had announced it in his Home Market speech. .Mr. Sulzer (Dem . N Y.l-I object. Mr. Hamilton Then I demand that it be read In my time and nsk the gentleman Irom Iowa to yield mo tlio floor for that purpose. Mr. Hull All right. I yield a minute. Mr. Johnson Why not read the whole ad dress? The paragraph of the President's speech re garding the Philippines was lead, and then Mr. Johnson asked unanimous consent to in sert the speech as a part ot his lemarks. Ob jection was mndo by several lienublicnns, chiefly because Air. Johnson inaile the request, and some minutes of disorder ensued, filled with shouts for and agnlnst the leave to print. Mr. Mnhany (Itop.. V Y ) said no Republican should object nor feel ashamed of the utter ances of tho loader of his party. Mr. Perklns'lltep.. la.), Chairman of the Com mittee on Printing, whllo freely'concedlng that the addition Of the President's speech would greatly improve the gentleman's effort, said tlio ru es of the House forbade the Insertion of thetspeech. Mr, Hamilton Why objeet? It is the most magnificent expression of statesmanship of thin generation. The outcome, of the controversy was the con elusion that Mr. Johnson might incorporate the speech inthis remarksthe House to deter mine when it shall appear and whether or not tho privilcgo to print had been abused. Mr. Hettlo (Dem.. Kv.). announcing Ida pur pose to vote for the Appropriation bill, de voted half nn hour to expressing his opposi tion to the retention of the Philippines either by peaceable or forcible means. Ho nrgued that the law of estoppel absolutely overthrow tho contention of eentlomen who favored an nexation. Mr. Settle, amplifying this point, viild that ns the l.'nlted States accepted the aid ot the Filipinos In its light ncalnst Spain, and led them to bellave'tli.it it favored their aspirations fcr liberty, it was now estopped from declaring Its intention to annex tho isl- Mrl Ray (Rod., X. Y.) asked Mr. Settle if ho believed that, should the United States withdraw from the Philippines, tho other na tions would leave thorn uloue. Mr. Settle replied mat undor present condi tions it would be far bottor tor tho United States to leave the Filipinos to the chances that abandonment of the Islands would exnnsu them to than to held them lu defiance of. na tional honor nnd self-iespect. Mr. Cirosvenor (Rep.. O.) inquired upon wlint fuct Mr. Sottle based ills statoment thnt tho United States had acecptod tlio aid of the Fili pinos in the war against Spain. Mr. hettlo replied that ho;was not In the se crets of the Administrationbut he bad been informed that the State Department contained documents which would indicate tha, position be had taken. Mr. Grosvenor Ideny it. Thn factls that the first American soldier that landed on the Phil ippines carried an order forbidding the Flil Pinos from entering Manila and from flghtlnj: the Spaniards. .Mr. settle-Well.'thls Is the first time I ever heaid tlio statement denied, Mr. Land la (Hep., Ind.) again took up the cudgel in behalf of Indiana and the M.th dis trict against tho aspersions of Mr. Johnson. He read telegrams from the editors of every Republican paper In his (Johnson's) dlsti let lepudlatlng his attacks upon the President und asserting thut In making them Mr. John son did not represent the sentiments of the people of the district, Mr. Johnson, who had come In while his col league was talking, said in response that be was more profoundly concerned that his viows should be right than that they were in accord ance with temporary publlo sentiment. He booed that some time beforo the Congress closed the gentleman (Landis) would make an argument upon the question that Is agitating the country. Mr. Lnndli, If I do'I thull draw my Inspira tion fiom the sentiments ot the People ot In diana rather than from those of tho geutlamaa from Atlantio City. Il.&uuhter.! I. Mr Johnson Of course, tho gentleman will get his argument from soinehod)". it Is only a choice of the source. Behold the diminu tive representative of the great Republican party of the great commonwealth of Indlnnn. Laughter.! Mr. I.andis Fcrmlt mo to call your atten tion to him who in his place on 'he floor ot tho American Congress bus admitted ho is a idant. (Great laughter.J Mr. Rhea iDem., Ky.l addressed the Houao In answer to Mr. Grosvenor's ussertlou that tho United states had uovor accepted tho aid or the Filipinos in the war with Spain, He in sisted that the testimony (honed that tlioy had done so, and he vtob supported by Mr. Car mack iDem., Tenti.). who asserted that Gon. Greene, In his testimony before tho commis sion at Paris, had testified to the value of the aid thud neeooted. Mr. nhea. mlejrtnic Mo Klnley'e JJoston apeech. sntd the l'rosldent represented nothlnff that he stood for In poli tics or Government, "Kleoted, upon n plat" form demanding that tho mills and not tho mints should be opened, he now demands that tho mills be not spoken ot nnd tho mint for gotten." Republican Voices Welt, the mills are all right; they nrs nil open. . ,. .Mr, Rhea Ho are the soup houses. Ap plause) Many Republicans Where' Name one, Mr. lllion announced his policy for the Phil ippines to be that llrst enunciated on the floor of tho Hniiso by Mr, Cnrmaek, to haul down old Glory at .Manila, nail It to tho masthead of Dewoy's warship nnd set snll for home. Mr. Hamilton (Rap., Mich.) supported the President nnd his policy and Mr. Plorco (Dem.. I'otm.l condomned It. Messrs. Sukrer (Dem,, N. Y.I, TnlbeittlJem.. S. Onnd Hlmpson(Pop Knn ) closed the debate lu nomlnnl opposition to the hill. In yleldlngrtoJJlr. Simpson Mr. Sul rcr hnd fun with him. characterizing him ns "that peerless oialnr. that brilliant statesman and that friend ot the people." Ilofore ho began Mr. LentzlDem.. O.) asked Mr. Simpson to tell tho committee why Aguln nldo should be held to boa crlmlnnl for saying with Patrick Henry: "Give mo llnorty or give me death." Mr. Simpson promised to do so If his time permitted, but It required so much of his brlof allowance to tell how the .United States bad taken tho plneo of Benin In tho Philippines nnd beeomo tho oppressors of tho Filipinos, turning tlie war bogun for humanity Into n shiimo nnd a disgrace that would darken tho history of tho country, that Mr. lentz's re uuest went unheeded. Mr. Talbert lalsed a laugh by his charge ngalnst tho Committee on Military Affnlrs.that thov had largely Increased nearly every item of expenditure, but had not the courage to add them together so that tho House might know how largo tho aggregate was. Iltdoro yielding to Mr. Marsh (Rep., 111.) to close thodohtite, Mr. Hull made a brief state ment regarding the Senate Compromise bill that had been read to the Houbo, The Chair man of the Senate Committee on .Military Af fairs bad told him that the bill to bo introduced In the Sennto would contain somo ohunge from the text as furnished to him (Hull). He also said that the reading of the bill was deemed to be discourteous to tho Sonate, "I nni sorry," added Hull, "that anything dls courteous to the Sennto should have occurred. The bill was not desired for my personal In formation: it wns furnished for tho use of thn House, nnd I believed tho House wnsontitled to know the provisions of a measure upon which it might bo called to vote." Applnuse.l For hlinaolf, Mr. Hull repeated that he was opposed to a makeshift for army reorganiza tion. Mr. Bnlley-Does that monn'that tho gen tleman will oppose the reported comnromlsb? Mr. null I will cross that bridge. Mr. Chair man, when I come to It. Mr. Marsh's speech wns largely devoted to a review of several that had precodod his. Tho President, ho said, could very well stnmOhe philippic, of the gentleman from Indiana. Mr. Johnson. Referring to Mr. Hettlo's argument, lasod upon the law of estoppel. Mr. Marsh said It would npply with binding foreo to n ronl estate transaction between private parties, but had no application to the Philippine ques tion. Mr. Rhea's contention nt well ns that of other gentlemen, that tho Filipinos had been the allies of tho United States. Mr Marsh said. vrnCwitnnut foundation, nnd rend Ifrora Gen. Greene's testimony before tho Paris Commis sion to prove bis assertion. At tho conclusion of Marsh's remarks the committee roso and it was decided to meet to morrow nt 11 o'clock. The House at 5:30 took a recess untH"8 o'clock, the evening session to be for tho con sideration of privnto pension bills. At tho night session soventy-soven pension bills were passed. The House meets to-morrow nt 1 1 A. M. THE COVXTY'S CHARITIES. Public Inatitntlnna l'ound to lie In n Gen erally Improved Condition. The report of tho New Y'ork County Visiting Commlttco for tho various public charitable institutions has just; been Issued for the Toar ending on Sept. 30, 1808. This committee Is a part of the State Charities Aid Association nnd has for Its President Dr. George G. Wheelock. It is empowered by law to visit all public Institutions once a month, and its purpose Is to determine their condition so;thnt the public may learn whnt this may be through unprejudiced nnd unpartisan persons. Each institution has evidently been carefully watched and many valuable statistics with rofcrenee to them are appended to the report. On'tho whole it is extremely favorable to the Department of Charities, many improvements in tlie past year being noted. A summary of the mot pic6sing needs of the department is givon. Among the recommendations is one for a separata hospital for consumptives, unless thero should be established n State colony for such patients. Attention is called to the fact that consumptive patients are scattered through tlio wards at the Bellevue and City hospitals, which Is considered dangerous to tho other patients as well us to doetore'und nurses. It is recommended thnt provision bo made by private or public cltarity for a hospital in the Adirondacks for the free treatment of Indi gent pnMeuts in the first stages of the disease. Anothor matter to which attention Is called is the classification ot inmates in the alms house. It is urged thut tho decent element should bo seturated from the degraded and criminal class, who are offensive in language nnd conduct. A greater variety of food and better cooked food Is recommended for the almshouse and nil hospitals. Among other things urged are an electric lighting plant on Blackwell's Island for all city institutions; new and larger buildings nt Bellevue and Gouver nour: substitution of paid employees for workhouse helpers in all tho hospitals : the establishment of a city laundry on Blackwell's Island nnd it more thorough investigation of applicants fortndmlssion to the almshouse. Especially favorable comment is made on the management of the Infants' Hospital on Randall's Island Tlie report says that It has been transformed from one of the most hope loss institutions in the department to one of tho best. Tlio deatli late has been materially reduced, due to the large increase In the num ber of wet nurses. ofExr.n iii:n house to siiofoirzs. Mr. George S. Studwoll Gives it Novel En tertainment nt Her Home. Mrs. Georgo 8. Studwell of 108 West Fifty eight h street gav e an on te rtaln ment at her home last night, hor guests being about 200 girls who work In factories and In tho largo dopartmont stores. Mrs. Studwoll is a member of the Chi Kappa Club, whoso object is to Improvo tho con dition of working girls by entertaining them and bringing thorn into enntaot with retlned surroundings. Her husband is a Wall street broker. Tlio entertainment did not dlflor In any respect from thoso hold for Mrs. Studw ell's society friends. The parlors were decorated with roses and ferns, and the girls took oft their wraps in dressing rooms, where they received every attention from maids In waiting. Mrs. Studwell received as sho would hnvo at a regular social function. Tho girls wero apparently not a bltllu.stered bytlioir sur roundings, and enjoyed the now sonsatlon Im mensely. A musical and literary entertainment con sumed most of tho evening. Among those who took part lu this wus Tom Kail, Lucille Snundors, Mnttle Ferguson ond Mrs. Asa Ailing, tlio tatter's coon songs especially de lighting her audience. Rocltntions, songs and monologues were given by professionals and nmatours. Supper wns Borvod at the end of tho entertainment. Tho girls wero all unat tended bv oscott", the entortainmcut being only for tho girls thomselveB Tim Chi Kappa Club, of which Mrs. Studwell Is a member, has given a number of such en tertainments during tho last six years, but that undertaken by Mrs, hfudwell was on a larger scale than the previous ones Tho girls who wore tho guests were selected by different members of the club. Mrs. Studwell said last night that hor bleu was to train the girls and accustom them to retlned nssoclntlons, and that tlie results had been most t ratifying. OERMAXIO XOT YET I'l'SIPED OUT. She "Will Dry Dock Jlern and Then Go to Ihigluml to Itrllt. All of tho water was not pumpod out of the Gormaulo yesterday bocauso tho pumps wero not of bufflciont power to suck It up from tho depths of the bold. In order to got It all out It will bo necessary to start fires In tho ship's boilers nnd uso tho ship's own pumps, which aro suited for tills work. Thoso pumps will bo working by this morning. The ship will not go into tlio dry dock at the Kile Basin until Monday Mr, Lee, tho White Star ugeut. said yesterday that sho would be cleaned up there within ten days and then sent across to thn other sldu to be relltted Inside. Sho will go without passengers or cargo. Mr. Leo also said that the ship's Interior was in much bettor shape than lie had anticipated. Tho engineers, after examining her machinery, Informed him that they could put it In shape within a week. AVaihrnjcton Notes. Washington, Fob. 24. Secretary nnd Mrs Algorcntertaluod tho Prosldent und Mrs. Me Kinloy nnd the members of the Cabinet and their wives at dinner this evening. Tlio Secrotary of State has transmitted to Congress n memorial from tho Amorlcan Chamber of Commuico ot Paris, asking for u inorti liberal appropriation for tho Paris Ki positlon of 1000. The efforts of Commissioner Peck to secure additional space are hlchlja commended. CANAL AMENDMENT ' GOES. THE SEXATE ATTACHES XT TO TUB ItintR AND HARllOll mi,T Declares It to Jle in Order by a Vote of 01 to 7 Sllaaourl Hirer Iteservolr Amend ments Alan Adopted The Hirer nnd Har bor Hill Then Pained by n Vote of 60 to .1. Washington, Feb. 24. Tho consideration ot the River and Harbor bill wns resumed by the Senato to-day. and the amendments appro printing $50,000 for threo reservoirs at the headwaters of tho Missouri River in Wyoming, nnd $50,000 for surveys of reservoir sltoa In arid ar.dlsoml-arld States (which were re served yestorday) woio taken up and discussed. Mr. Spooner (Rep., Wis.) argued (bat tho proposed reservoirs wre really for Irrigation purposes, not for promoting commerce, nnd were out of pla;o In a river and harbor bill. He said that this was tho entering wedge to a system of irrigation works that would cost hundreds ot millions of dollars. It was not a proper subject of Congressional expenditure, but was rather n proposition toturn the United States (so far ns the arid regions are con cerned) Into n groat water company. I' was a matter which Congress should not entur upon In the last days of tho session as nr. Item In an appropriation hill, but It should come. In (IN at allies a distinct proposition. Mr. Spooner'H argument was replied to by Mr. Foraker, Mr. Warren and Mr. Allen, who favored tho reservoir amendmonts. Mr. Gnlllnger (Itop., N. II.) declared himself "heartily and earnostly" for the amendments. They might, he said, bo trenching somewhat on tho Constitution, but ho wns willing to take a little chance ou that In favor ot any measure asked by Senators from Western States which did not share In tho bonefactions of the Gov ernment oqually with the Eastern nnd Middlo States. Mr. Carter (Hop., Mon.) also disputed Mr. Spooner's constitutional argument and fa vored tho reservoir amendments. After a discussion lasting over two hours the reservoir amendmonts were adopted. Mr. Rawlins (Bum., Utah) made a point of order upon the Nicaragua Canal amendment, that it was general legislation and was not germane to tlio bill. After a long discussion the Vlce-Prosldent said he would aval) himself ot tho twenty-fltst rule nnd would submit to the Senate the question whether, on tho point of general legislation, tho amendment Is '. In ordor. The vote was takon and the amendment was declared in order-yeas, 51: nays, 7 (Allen, Bate, Cockrell. Pettlgrow. Rawlins, Teller nnd Vest). The question of relevancy .wns next sub mitted, and was decided In like manner yeas. 48; nays. 12 (Alton. Bate. Clay, Cockrell. Daniel. McLaurln, Pasco. Pottlgrow. Rawlins, Roach, Toller and Vest). So the canal amend ment remains In tho bill. Mr. Spooner offered an amendment to the Nicaragua Canal amondment. authorizing tho President, in case of inability to secure con cessions from Nicnragun and Costa ltfoa." to negottato for tho abrogation or modification ot any treaty stipulations that may interfero with tho construction, ownership nnd perpetual control of any such canal. Mr. Frve (in charge of the bill) I do not ob ject to that nmendment, Mr. Chilton (Dem., Tex.) objected, but sub sequently, nt tho suggestion of Mr. Morgan (Dem.. Ala.) withdrew tlie objection and.Mr. Spooner's amendment was agreed to. An argument ncalnst the general provisions of tho Nicaragua Canal amendment was made bv Mr. Rawlins (Dem.. I'tah). who moved to strike out tho appropriation for tho purchaso of territory rights and privileges. The motion was defeated yeas, 5 (Bate, Pet tlgrow. Rawlins, Turley nnd Vost);nays. 48. Mr. Mantle (Rsp., Mon.) moved a proviso that not more than $2,500,000 shall be ex pended in the purchaso of rights or easements owned or claimed by parties other than Costa Rica or N'ioaragua. Defeated without tho yeas and nays. Mr. Pettlgrew attacked the entire project. He deelnred thnt the canal could ot be built for $115,000,000 or Tor $215,000,000, and that when It was built It hnd either to be mado neu tral, unfortified nnd to be used by nil nations, or it had to bo fortified at an expense of hun dreds of millions. Its whole length of 170 miles would have to be guarded In ordor to prevent its destruction: for Its great embank ments could be destroyed by ono person In a few hours with modern explosives. It would be wiser to jolu with tho other nations to com plete the Panama Canal, of irhich only twenty-three miles remained to bo completed. Tho time of passing through the Nicaragua Canal would bo forty-four hours, ns against fourteen hours by tho Panama Canal, bo that the com mercial value of the Nicaragua Canal would be destroyed by tho other, on which there were now 4,000 men nt work. Ah to its effect on transcontinental railroad rates, be said that although the buslnes of tbeselroads wiih large very littlo of It was from ocean to ocean. Half of thi monev required for the Nicaragua Cauat would build n transcontinental road owned by the people and operated by the Govern ment, and such road would govern and regu late transcontinental rates. At the close of Mr. Pettigrew's remarks tlie Nicaragua Canal amendment was agreed to without the sous and nays. It authorizes tho President to aeouire from Costa Rica nnd Nicaragua suoh portion of ter ritory or such rights, easements or privileges ns may bo necessary for tlie construction, con trol nnd defence of n ship canal from n point near Greytown on the Caribbean Sea, by way of Lake Nicaragua, to Brlto on tho Paeillo Ocean, and it npproprlates such sum as may be necessary to make such purchase. When this territory or these rights are secured tlie Secrotary of War Is to procoed with the con struction of the canal nnd of safe and commo dious iharbors.at its termini. Only engineer oflleors ot tho army and navy are to bo em- ploved In the performance of tho necessary frofesslonnl duties. The San Juan River and ,ako Nicaragua are to be used. The use of the canal is to be guaranteed to Costa Rica and Nicaragua for all vessels owned bv them or their citizens. An appropriation of $115. 000.000 Is mado for tho completion of the work. In case of Inability to mako the neces sary agreement with Costa Rica ami Nicaragua the President is authorized to negotiato for the abrogation or modillcation of treaties that might Interfero with tho construction nnd con trol of the canal (meaning the Clayton-Bulwer treaty). An amendment to Insert In tho bill a certifi cation of certain enactmonts In past river and harbor bills was olfered by Mr. l'ryo nd agreed to without being read, Mr, Pettlgrew remarking that ho would not object, because It would onlv be adding to the monstrosities of tho bill. He believed thnt the other bouse " Every Path Hath a Puddle." The paddle in the pathway of most lives is a defective circulation due to a blood sup ply that instead of growing clear and strong like a moun tain brook, is stagnant and impure. 'Puddles may be puri fied, however, and become limpid streams. That is -what Hood's Sarsaparilla does with human blood. It clarifies, purlllcs and strengthens tho blood, nnd when this Is accomplished, tho vital orgnns, llvor, lungs, kidneys, bowels, uro nil braced nnd invigorated, It never disappoints. Dyspepsia-" Suffered everything but death for years with dyspepsia. Nothing relieved mo until I took Hood's Sarsaparilla and it made and kept me well. Can eat nuythlng I wish." Mns. Kuoemh Muiti'iiy, Hull's Mill, Danbury, Conn, impure Mood-" Five years I suffered with pimples on fnoe and body. Hood's Sarsaparilla cured ma permanently. It also cured my father's carbuncles." Albebt F.. Ciiaht, Tustln City, Cal. KryslpelnK-" My little girl is now fat and healthy on uocount of Hood's Sarsaparilla cur ing her of orysipolas nnd eczema. It In our family medlciuo, as wo all take It," Mua. H. O. Whkati-ey, Port Choster.'N. Y. laood'a"piricuTallver llli, tbanon-"lrriUllirg"anil only catharUo to take with Uood's Baraaparilia. ' '- -i .litis i 4 t b.. jjiiarLfl wontd .borer let the bill mo daylight after it KMr.Tener (Bll. Hetx. CoUerit!olsedthN(e. nrarua Canal provision In the bUVvrhloh. he aid. would practically tie up illO.opo.OOf) which would not.be used for years., i.ven It the canal wore begun not one-tenth of the sum could bo used in the first year. No living man know what tho canal would cost. It might cost threo or four hundred million dol lars. He believed that tho canal as proposed was not feasible, and that showed the folly of putting It on tho River and Harbor bill nnd hurrying It through. Congress was going It "absolutely blind." Ho agreed with Senator Pettlgrew that in nil probability Panama was the better route. Tho Senate prsooeded with the bill and nil the other eommltteo amendments wern agreed to. Then the bill was opened to general amendments, which worn olfered In large ntimbor nnd wore uencrallr agreed to. The hill wus then pased-Yeas, 50; nays. 3 (Pettl grew, Rawlins nnd Teller). Mr. Hawlev, Chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs, reported a "bill for Increasing the ofllelonev of tho nrmv," remarking that it had been agreed to in eommltteo with great unanimity nnd with tho hearty hellof that It would pass tho Honnte. It was placed on tho calendar nnd tlio formor Army Reorganization bill was recommitted, Tho Sonatont 0:40 adjourned till to-morrow at 11 A. M. "THE WHITE MAX'S 1W1WBX." Senator Tlllmnn'a View of It nt He Seei It In booth Carollun. MoNTCXAin. N. J.. Feb. 21,-Unltcd States Senator Benjamin II. Tillman of South Caro lina and tho Rev. Dr. A, H. Bradford ot tho First Congregational Church of this placo talkodl before the Outlook Club here this evon ing on "Tho Race Question In tho South." Senator Tillman, after drawing a picture of tho ruin nnd dosolatton causod In his land by the civil conflict, said: "Tho white man Is superior to the colored man, and, God bolplng us, we will maintain that superiority. Your grant soldier. Grant, sent to my country in 1870 a roglmont of ton companies to maintain carpet-ban govern ment. Those troops hnd orders to compel n free vote and a fair count. They did their duty as thoy saw It. They maintained l.tvv ami ordor, although there wero 5,200 blacks to 3.500 whites. What do you reckon our major ity was? Throo thousand nine hundred. Can Tammany boat that? Can Philadelphia beat it? Wo beat these pcoplo by outvoting and outoountlng them, and we admit It. Wo can't repeal tho Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amend meets oxcoptlby force and fraud. I told the Senators this In Washington and then I said: 'What are vou going to do about It?' In tho North It is n question of white rascals ngalnst whito rascals. In tho South I'. is a contest be tween Anglo-Saxon superiority and civiliza tion und degraded, corrupt nnd corruptible people. "Wo called n Constitutional Convention and created a Constitution undor which evciy man must be nblo to'rcnd or write 'or pay taxes on $300. Under mat Constitution IKi per cent, of the whites nnd 10 per cent, of tho blacks vote. Tho colored people nro a happy-go-lucky. Im moral, untruthful, unreliable race, llioie are exceptions and bright ones, but I'sponk of tlie great mass. They wero unfit for the ballot and are now. becauso thoy are lacking In that moral fibre whlsh gives them Bound judgment, and they can bo led awav by any shrewd ami sham rascal. I simply recognize my superi ority to the Plnck man nnd am willing to con sent tnhis life, liberty and happiness so long ns ho does not step on my feet, ll.uughtcr.l Tako a pilgrimage to tho South, Settle in any part you may please, and If you don't come North convinced that my view Is tho right ono whv. then. I'll stand treat I have u negro on my plantation 27 years old. I would trust him with my wife nnd child and ho would din protecting them, but he ain't lit to vote. You can't niter what God has made, and though this or that negro may bo a decent man or an honest man. yet the tiger is loosened In a white man's bosom without rcgnrd to conse quences when the two races come lu contat." Speaking of tho negro from the Industrial standpoint. Senator Tillman said: "Ho is by nature and by everv instinct of his soul a loafer. His one uurposo tn life is to get some thing to ent fur to-dny, with no thought for the future. In consequence, the Southern Statos lag behind the North because of the lack of thrift in Its laboring class. But don't think that tho negro does all tho work. Tho South produced 11.000.000 bales of co'ton last year and one-half of It whs raided by white men. It any commonwealth will give us one good Industrious whito man for three niggers, we'll bwop as long as they'll keep up tho ex change. We've got the white man's burden down there." In closing the speaker said: "We aro edu cating thorn, but even if they can lenrn we don't pronoso to have them govern us. Wo'll use the shotgun If necessary." Dr. Bradford, in reply, denied that we "can't alter what God has made." Hsafd: "That's what we are doing all the time." He read sta tistics and letters from leading institutions of learning in the North showing that tho ne gro was capable of taking a high Intellectual stand. OPPOSED TO SUXDAT FUXERAKS. Fifteen Clergymen Protest In the " In terests of Iluinnnlty." New Bbusswick. N. J.. Fob. 24. Fifteen of tho preachers of this city have taken a stand against Sunduy funerals. They have slgnod tho following notice, which appeared in tho newspapers of tlio city to-day: " We, the undorsigned pastors and resident clergymen of the city of New Brunswick, N. J., agree that tho practice of holding funerals on Sunday ought to bo dlscouiaged. Our usual duties in church and Sunday school aro quite sufficient without this additional demand on our time nnd strength, yot this is not the first consideration that promptb our action. Fu nerals on Sunday compel many otheis to labor who aro entitled to the rest and sacred priv ileges that tho Lord's Day brings to men. Un dertakers, superintendents of cemotories, grnvedlggers. liverymen, railroad mcn.llorlsts, carriers and others aro compollod to labor bo causo of thoso services being hold on Sunday. Hence wo doom it wise and just to withhold our countenance of such services, nnd to notify our congregations and tho public that we do not wish to oillciate at funerals on Sunday. This Is done in tho interests of humanity." STOKE FR03I THE ZAXOHA3T HOTEL. Elevator Mon "Wna thn Thief nnd Tile Friend Fnwned thn llooty. CaptMcClusky received a report recently from tho Hotel Langham, Fifty-second street and Fifth avenue, that a series of mysterious thefts had been committed in tho hotel. Detectives llrowno and Frnzler. who wero detailed on the caso, soon began to suspect Peter McCauley, 22 yonrs old, of 217 Kast Twenty-sixth street, ono of tho elevator attendants, and on Thursday night tioy surprlsod him in tho room of a man stopping at the hotel McCauley was takon to Pollco Headquarters, where he made a full confession. Some of tho stolen property wns found nt his homo, and tho rest In various pawnshops. A scnrfpln sot with ono largo nnd six small diamonds nnd valued by tho owner at $800 bad been pawned in a Sixth avenue pawnshop for $20. On a ring with a diamond and two penrls. which the owner says is wortli .500, only $5 lint been asked and obtained In n Fourth avenue shop. Tho pawning had been dono by a friend ot McCauley named Lawrenco. who was arrested yesterday. Ho and McCauley were arraigned In the Jefferson Mnrknt Pollco Court vosterday and held in $1,000 bail ouch for examination. Widow Captures Mnn-n'-War's Man. Oliver C. Jones. chief machinist of tha cruslor Brooklyn, was marrlod on Deo. 8 to Virginia F.. Powell, a widow. The miirrhigo was not mudo public until yesterday, Jones enmo on from Santiago on tho orusler to tlio navy yard In Brooklyn, and ou his llrst shore leave met the widow and married hor, although he had known her only a few days. The Rev. I) A Jordan, pastor of the Sands Street Methoipst Church, ofllolated. On tho depaiture of the Brooklyn Mrs. Jones wont to llvo with rela tives In Philadelphia. Wept Over a Death Ilia Iloiiee Coined, Six-year-old Ilosio Brady ot 547 Greenwich street was run over and killed yesterday after noon at the corner of Spiing and Groonwlch street by a truck driven by John O'Connor of 440 Kast Sixty-ninth street, who is einplovod by Contractor T, L. Crlmmlns. Tho child slipped nu the roadway, und, though tlio driver did hII lu bis pow or to rein up his homo, be could not stop them in time Wbun ar raigned later before Coroner Zueca bo wept bitterly as bo told about the accident. Tlio Corouor admitted him to bull in tlie sum of $1,500 pending tlie Inquest. Water Main II urate In Hlr.cur, Stbacuse. Fob. 24. A twcnty-four-Inoh water main burst to-day nt tho corner of South Sallna and Jefferson streets. Tho pavement was heaved up two feet, covers wero blown off from manholes, and iieoplo rushed out of stores thinking an earth'iuako was in progress Basements and cellars of all neurbv property wero Hooded and the damage will amount lo several thousand dollars. Tho Water Depart ment bad the water turned off Inside of twenty minutes alter the break occurred Blue Label Soups arc right : twenty Sc&KS&X varieties i any one cjgggl makes a "good start VScSffisA for a good dinner" RsoiTPil ask your grocer uWErfffi! "From Trre to Tnlile," a Ks-EsS? booMrt, descriptive nf or sg- - ts other predtif ti, mailed free CURTICE BROTHERS CO., Rochester, N.Y, iColian Recital, To-Day, Saturday, at 3 P. M., Feb. 25. i Admission I'rcc to All. fl SOI.OISTi ItIIS.S biuckebc, violinist. The truest and highest kind of musical nil turo is tho result of a wide familiarity with good music. Threo months' intelligent use of nn -Kolinn supplemented by an attendance atorebestr.il nnd other concerts will glvn a wonderful Im petus to tho growth of your musical Intelll geneo ond Increase your pleasure a thousand fold. To n majority of tlio.ow)io attend our Itecitals for the first time, the performance of tho .V.ollan and tlio Pianola come llko a revolution. Wo do not olaim for tho Pianola or the .Tolian anything not justified bv facts. Any ono who takes tlio trouble to Investigate will soe this In a moment. Instruments always on view, and gladly shown to tho curious as well as to intending purchaso rs. ritOr.KAM: 1. yfototo IOmbre Overture 2. (lildrr Am.trinthu- iCaprirei 3. Sarojate Kallet Fantvde Mibs m:cKi:K. A. ntrlhnvtn Mooiilliiht Ponala lOp. :;i r. Dubois OffertoireNo. 2 In P. a. Jinhm . ranlim " P. It'ifiiKiiwiti . ObcrtaM Manrku MISS ItUCKKIt. 7. loath' Concert Ftude The Eoiian Co., 18 West 23d St. DIRECT ADVANTAGES." Tho ultlmnto roason why gas ranges am com ing into uso by the thousand in nil classes of society is that they do better cooking In less time and with less labor and at a less money cost than is possible in miy other way. i'lier do better cooking hee.'tusn thoy mako n chemi cal oMiertmont of cooking: that is, thoy furni-h just the right amount ol beat, perfectly regu lated, which is required to produce thechoinleil changes In food which we cull cooking The gas-heated oven is tlie best for roasting or hal ing. Tho gas hioller is absolutely peerless for broiling. A gasllaino brought dliectlv beneath the kottlo or pot is thu swiftest and be-t way of holllng or stewing or sniiteiug. Tlio consent ing experience of thousands of cook's puts all , tills bovond all doiiht. This Is no question of theory but of plain fact, nnd tho met is estab lished beyond cavil. Tho saving of time and labor which tint gas' range ina-es possible is ohv ous Full heat instantly available spoaks for itself on that point, and bo does tlio truth that Itiseasior to turn a stopcock than It is to carry u scuttlo Hut ninny pooplo aro incredu lous about tho cost being actually less with the gas r.'ingo. Well, perhaps the aro thinking of tho tlmu when gas was 2.2."i a thousand. We nre now lieaded stuiiglit for "dollar gas." and have almost leached that figure U anyrnle. repeated experiments have shown that n gas range can bo run for 40 to BO por cent less fuel cost. It Is this great economy of the gas range which joins with its unrlvnlled efficiency to make it tho favorito it is. lir , lOW J Standard remedy for Oleet, ". Ht, ,-raff Gonorrhoea and Runnings (tfuu 9B IN 48 HOURS. S Cures Kidney and Bladder Troubles. - jj NEW CURE FOR NERVOUS PROSTRATION nv tiii: OPPENHEIMER TREATMENT, iai WKhT 43th .ST., '. V. TA3TMAXY .MAX IX TROUBLE. Arretted for Aaanult While .Shndonlnc Ills Wlfr-Dlachurcnd In Court. Wlltsey If. Itynn. who said that he was an i expert accountant etnploed by Tammany .1 Hall, and that lie h.id lived for twelve yours at tho Naraigansett Club, a Tammany organiza tion on West Fifty-fourth street, wus n pris oner In tlio West rifty-fourtli Street Police Court yesterday on tho complaint of Margaret Wilson of 110 West Sixty-fourth street, who ebartod him with striking her with n chair. Tho complainant was accompanied to court by Hyan's wife, who was prepared to testify ngalnst him, " ' "Your Honor." said tho prisoner, pointing lo tho Wilson womiin's companion, "that woman J is my wife Last night, accompanied by Do- a toctlves O'Doiuuil and Oray of Capt Price's precinct, I followed hr all over tho Tenderloin to get ovidenc'L' against her for u divorce. W followed hor Into tlio Hnymorket and several other i nitnrtH, und oarly this" morning she wont homo with the complainant, who keeps n (lis . orderly bouso on West Slvty-foiirth street I went thero lo get herto come away, and tnis f lady who bad mo arrested struck mo with a cliulr. In trying to ward off tho blow I pushed tho chair back, and It may have stiuek her on th head I did not Intend to hit hor " Tho VtliMiii woman said that she did not know tho Taiiimniiy expert accouiitunt and bad never seen him until rl o'clock jesterdav morning, when she went home and found him in her Mat examining things in Imr trunk i h Prisoner asked to ho p-iroled unlll later 111 the day In oiib-r to get witnesses, aud Mag strato Deuel lot hlm go without ball When he returned to eouil In the uttenioon the Wil son woman and the prisoner's vvilo failed to appearand tho case was diemibsed. I.rtteie Sent to Thl Firm Won't Go. Postmaster Van Cott has received an order from Washington directing that all mail re eelved addressed to Henri Illrscli, 20 Bus I'bauebat, Paris, slinll b opened nnd returned to thu senders. Tho Instructions to the Post master mo headed "1'iaud Ordor No n'J 'Why the) ure Isbiied none of tho local Post Ofllce pniclals Is In opposition to say, but It is be lleved that the Iilrsch firm has been condueV I Ine a lottery business In this country. '! ' i