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V THE SUN, JFRIDAY, MARCH 3, 1800.
i ! - - ,., -.,. ,,..,, - M ii ! ! ii i . . , . . ... a II BUSY DAY IN CONGRESS. L S IMPOnTAXTTJZaiSVATIOXOOarrZTlTED fl if UV JOTiT nOVSE.1. j S Nnvnl IVnnnrl mil tines to the President Hi House Illll to Provide n Crlmlnnl Code II W for Alnslm I'mird lir Hie Sennto The K Sf Nnvnl Appropriation lllll In Conference P B The rortlflrntloiii mil l'nsseil In the m Bennto nt It Cnme from the Home. M Wabuivotox. March 2. The Sonato met at I II 10-30 this moraine Contoronco reports on J m tho Nnvnl Potsonnol bill nnd on tlio bill to ro 1 i Imburso States and Territories for expenses In Br rnlslnitnnclcqulpplnii voluntocr troops for tho Sf war lth Spain woro presented and nsroed to. I It Houso bill npproprlntlnu $50,000 for n publlo I ! bulkllnc nt Winston, N. 0.. and.Uouso bill to B amend tho net silspondlnir tho oporntlon of f certain provisions of Inw rotating to tho Wnr 3 fit Dopnrtmcnt, were passed. j P Tho hill to Incorporate the National Whllo ; I H Cross of America wns reported. Tho Incor i I roratorn nro nil women, and tho object Ibu 1 clnred to bo "cencrnl omorcencr and rollof $ work." 3Ir. Orny iDem . Del.) exprossod 1 'I doubts as to tho constitutionality and pro 8 'm prloty of tho bill. Inasmuch as tho snmo Held j & wns alroady occupied by nn International so I " clcty, tho Hod Cross. Objection to Its consld lit oration was mado by Mr. Morcnn (Dem., Ala.) and tho bill went to tho calendar. f A protest of 40 out of l7 members of tho fl Legislature ut West Vlrclnin ncnlnst tho seat (J Ins of. Mr. Boot., tho Senntor olect from that T Btntc, was presented by Mr. l'nulkncr and was Ii ordored printed an n public document. Tho Houso bill to dcllno nnd punish crimes 15 In tho District ot AlnBka and to providoacodo t of criminal procoduro for thntl district was j! taken up and amended In various particulars. i An argument was mado by Mr. Gnlllncor (Hep , N. H.).nalnsttho iemonl of tho prohibitory ?, llrmoi" s) stom In Alaska and tho substitution of a lilch-llccnso sstom. Ho moed to amend fl the bill by strlklnc out tho licenso soctions aud lnortInrn prohibitory liquor law. , Mr. I'orklns lltop., Cnl ) showed from his own jft experlonco tho Impossibility of enforclnc pro rt hlbltlon in Alaska, and oMiresscd hli bellof Si that hlcli llconso was tho best law that could bo if cnactod In fnor of cood noiorninont, cood I j- morals and cood society. He sont to tho Clork's , desk nnd hnd rend nil nrtlclu from n Senttlo ! ', nowspnpor to tho effect that n pitrsoof several f. thousand dollars had been made up by the It;' dnnco-houso element nnd tho keepers of houses tt; of 111 repute and forwarded to the nitwit of tlio ff prohibition party In WosliliiKton to bo usod.in 9 defeatiiiK tbn hlah-llcniiv measure ft Mr. Vest (Dom..Mo Isniil that tint temptation fi to violate thu liquor Inn In Alaska nmounted to jfi nothing but nn inducement to crime. There ft; novor had been a peoiilo who did not use a K stimulant oxeept tho American Indians, nnd BfirirT" when whiskey was Introduced anionic them gill t they mndo up for lost time until two-thirds of si I i them worodostroed. If ho hnd tho power to Hflj ' destroy the last drop of nleohollo stimulant ho fit I "i would do it with Kroat pleusuronnd nlnerlty, il i but it could not bo done, anil the exparlence nf I p tho whole human race showed it. Tho only ro ll !. Bult otnbsoluto prohibition wns to detertorato 1 1 If I tho stimulant uked. If nny ono wanted to seo flit L tlmt Illustrated lie should eo to Alaska, whero I'l ; thoro was n drink called ltusslnnbrnndy, which r f had fifty murdors In ovory pint. It was nbso !S I lutn lunacy to uso it. and yet it was nn nbsoluto If t Impossibility to kcop It out of Alnikn :& i Alter further djKcusBlon Mr. Unlllnner's 18 b nmondmeut was rejected yeas. 10: nays 40 and tho bill was passed. The honators votlnc If i moon tho amendment worn Allen, Kryo. (Jai ls , linear. HunshroiiRh. Hoar. Lodce. McLaurin, l , l'latt (Conn.). Proctor, ltoach and Itoss. If Tho prixate pension bills on tho calendnr II and thase rcliavim; Irnm chnrnes of desertion 1(1 ; (somo lllty in number) woro taken up nnd III - passed. II i ThoconforoncoroportlpnrtlaDonthoDlstrlct IIS ; of Columbia Appropriation bill wns presented 19 nnd ni;reed to. 'J hero me somo thirty items 1-1 SB1 still In dispute, roferiini: principally to churl- iIIh tHR. an increnso In thn pnlleo force nnd electric 'JIB llchtinB. A further couferuneo was ordered. Ymfr Tho bill to cneournito tho holdliiKOf ul'nn- ilM- American Exposition at Maunra in 1001. and :,'? npproprintinK S.'rtlO.UOO for u Ooernment ex- f! Iilbitnnd bulldini;. was passed. f Honators Hale, l'erkins nnd Gorman wore np- Us pointed conferees on tho Naal Appropriation i H'' "'" I Hi Tho conference report on tho Census bill was "i - presented and nirreed to. S On motion of Mr. Turley (Dem., Tenn.) Houso f bill Hmitinc dully senR-cs on Uoernment work or on public work done for the United m Btntes- to eiRlit liourx was taken up, but was L immediately but aside, nnd tlio lortillcation t Kv bill was taken up In Its place ens 3li. nays 7. t ' In nnsner to questions by Mr. Chandler : (Reo . N. H.), Mr. Perkins (lion . Cal ). Incharco t m or the bill, said tlmt thn total amount In tlio t !i bill for fortlncutlons wns $4.744,7y, that Slli.- ' ; W 15,840 had buon allotted out of tho i K 550.000.000 v,ar fund. tbnt$H,074.t(Urt had boon t subseiiuentlynppropriatediuHtHomofli.tHKMKX) t m 'Put 'n tbe Dolleloner bill, making tho wliolo a Si umollntt30.01W..,;.,. 11 " That accounts," said Mr. Cbnndler. "fortho F, S ., small appropriation in this bill, und 1 am will- ft; Insr to ote lor it uxuuUy as it camo from tho t House." n l In somo romnrks on the bill 31 r. Gorman re B I forred to tho action of the bennto yesterday on 1 i tlio f,'aul Appropriation bill, ruducine the -, prlce-for armor pinto to $300 a ton nnd pro Jit vidlns for Goernmont ttuel works, and ox tj ! prussed tho fear tliut tho Senate, in its eeono- !m my und its dpsiro to nrovent extortion, had Hi , tabon action which would sorlously embarrass 1:1 f the Uo eminent. Ho thouKht It unfortunnto ill. that wnllospondlnK Do or six hundred mll- j ; lion dollurs to olcviile a distant peonle tho Sen- ate had not thought it better to submit to ox- fll , tortlon tor the time beluK. tgl Mr. Pctticrow movod tustrikoout of tho bill b! Mi two items of $05,000 und $10,000 fornunth- n iS i inann pun nnd loi ponder and projectilaa for l r Jt 1Iu arsued in support of Ills amendment. P "If ArKitments aKainht it weto mado byhenatois Evl ':; Chandler (Hop. N. H.) und Iliinna (Itep . Ohio), cail : and It was rejected. Ii J " Mr. Qortmin's remarks led to a renewal of if j t the discussion about thu armor plate nmend- 5'1 j ments t the Naval AppropriaUon bill. Mr. In J , JLodBO (Itep., Mass.) spoko of the extruaant IV 3 manner in nhleli appropilntlbiiH had boon - 1) mado fpr thq public bulluiiiBs and for rivers flllj f nnd harbors, while there wns un attompt to Utl.fl i economize on tho nuvi the Kroat arm of il l ; national dofense. He entered his pro- Ij il i test against such n policy. 'I lio amount bni : that could be aed on armor nlato was gf if ,' a trifle in comparison with the loss If the jj t country should luuo trouble with nny Kreat , vi 1 nntlon He said that thu Cramps were pnylmr ;, ' $775 n ton rornrmorto ho nut on the Itusslnn ill battleships, and that l.nclnud woj. iuiyuB117 Ij f, portonfiirnrinm fur liei battleships He had II ; no loe for the mun iiueuuliie Mr. Caruetlo) II ( w ho boul fraudulent armor plain to the (Io- II i ernment in tlio past. He should be the Inst to I f wUh to Uo uiothluB tlmt would help suoh u '(( . coqeorn as that. The liovetmnent had uo 8 V armor plant of its own. and until It hnd an ii L armor ilnut ha mrrced nlth the Senator from i 1 Marylanil (hat no Kreater mistake could bo II . mniie than the reduction In the prluo of armor fl i Plato. He hoped that tlio House would Btimd i ' jirm on Its contest, und Insl-t ujion tlio pried i i which It had oriBinnlly llxed. "It is much fi.J i better." ho said, 'to face an extra session than ' I to ollow'thenavyor the United Mtntestorecoivo I I suoh a blow as la uimod ut It by those amond- 'lj 6 ments " ( ;i I Whllo tho oto was still pending on the 1 Ij f Fortification bill uu effort was made by Hen- 'fl i ntors Vest und l,luday to cet up and puss tho ,'1 ' Houso bill to amcnil tho Internal Iteveiiue laws I'll! relntliiu' to dlatilleil spirits liommouly known 1 I pi the "Outage bill "), but objection wus mnda H 'i l by Mr. I'ettiL'rojv. 3 , The Iielleitney bill was reported, nnd Mr. I n !, Hale wild ho nouldeall it up the Hist thlnu to- f A i morrow, I tf t Without final action on tlio Fortification hill the Senate, at- 0:10. proceeded to exeoutUo !R f business. J) s When at 8.15 tho Bonnie convened, after a fj f roces, the House nmeuilmoiit to the bill for 'il t tho erection of a now building for the Dopurt- ii J mentof Justice wnieoueurreil In Theumend- 'II f meiit limiththe cost toil. IJOUOtiO. i . .A" uttuiiiit to bocure cliiisldorntian fortho I mil extending tliiiAntt-Contruct Labor laws to ,1 llawull failed through the objfction of Mr. tjl r Moigan (Uem, Ala '. one of the Hawaiian ;, Commissioners. Ii Mr. Fairbanks (Itep , Ind.) then gnvo notlco 'l 8 le would to-morrow move to take It up. but U Mr. Morgan Intimated thai lie would do nil be II f could to prevent its passage in order to protect Il , ttie poopu? of Hawaii, s Si i . T1, l'ortllle.itlons Approiuiation bill wns I taken up agnln, and Mr. Tillman il)nmH. C ) 'il i took the llrioi toiiiisworBoiiiHstatoments mado ) '" by .Mr Lodge iiud Mi Uurmnii curliei in tlio IB t ilay reliitlng to the price ot armor plate He i S' ' aid that the action or thn conforocs on the IB honntn iimundinoiit reducing tlio price to be 1! paid was n foregone conclusion, ami tho hen- H "te would bu mado to pns the bill with tlio ij) higher rate under whip mut spur He as- "II f!'rf.u,L 'imt. il us slniply a scheme to rob tlio I '3 JJnlted Hinttui oi $Hfi u ton for the nrmor, h Wl He would upmopriata one Jgh money to build i w nGovernment armor pinto factory, nay 1.000.- -m 000 or J,uoo.i00. and in that way got the U i country out of the clutches of the Armor Plato II :H trust. If this action was not soon token, tho ,'ft I country iiiiglil bo placed in a position In time J 43 ; of wnr when tliormor trust might compel 'i S . the imyment of $1,000 a ton or btop work on . 1 pblps If Mr Chandlor.formorlybecretnryof the Navy, i wusnf opinion llial there wan liocvidencothut I t he Kruppnrmer wuBSUhi-tnutlall) betterthau . 1 tha Ilarveyizc-d armor, and that there wus no I ueeeMdty or pnilng tho lilgbor price. He was I tntetliUed seveial henatorg ou the differ- ,. fl faces between Krupp and Harvey armor and W Y w the Beiioral armci plMo question. 'f IJ t f?ll)i"u inuulridif it was not true that ic ilurinsthn lnvestlBatlnn Into tho armor ques tion the represcmathesof thn Carnegie nnd llothlnliom companies wero ropontodly asked to show their books to tho committee M that nn Intelligent tdon might bo formed of tho cost of manufacturing nrmor. nnd that they hnd steadfastly refused to do so. , Mr. Chandlcrreplled thtt tho Rcnntor from Boutli Carotinn nlways told tho truth excopt some tl Tins on tho Hou thorn question. This brought out tho retort from Mr. Tillman that he was telling tho truth moro now than at any otliertlmo. Tho vote was then tnkon on tho Fortifications bill, nnd It was passed. Tho remainder of tho sosslon was devotod to eulogies on tho lato Itopresontntivo William 1 I,oyo of Mississippi, after which tho Henato adjourned until to-morrow, jiovsk J'ltocEKnrxas. 00,000 for Ilnflnlo Exposition Nnvnt mil Sent to Conference. Wasihnoton. March 2. Tho closing hours of tho Fifty-fifth Congress nro passing away In tho Houso In most unwontod quiet and easo. With but one day more of tho session remain ing, tho IIouso wns ablo to adjourn nt 0 o'clock this afternoon until the rogsilar hour for meet ing to-morrow morning 11 o'clock. The Bennte bill wns nnsood authorizing and directing tho Secretary of tho Treasury to do nate one sot ot life-saving apparatus used by tho Vnltcd 8tatCB servlco to the Imcorlal Japanese Socloty for tho Preservation of Life from Shipwreck. - IlllUncre pussod to ennble officers and em ployees of tho United States to receive rewards nnd decorations from foreign Governments tor special horolc. gallant nnd scientific ser vices, as follows: C, It. Dobbins, keeper ot a life-saving station on the coastotMaine.cold watch fromCtinadn: Joseph J. Klnyoun, Mn rlne Hospital sorvlso, cold medal from Vcnoz uola: B. II. Buckingham, I.leutennnt-Com-muuder. U, 8.IN.. sot ot books from Mexico : Ad miral T. O. Sollrldge. Cant. G. II. Wadlelgh. I.loutcnant-Commflnders K. It, Gheen nnd It. P. Itodsors. Paymaster J. B. Itedfleld, Llout. .1. J. Hunker. Surgeon D. X. Bertellotte. and Ensign It. Ij. Itussall. U. 8. X., medals from Russia: C. It. Breckinridge, former Minister, medal from Russia. Mr. Payne (Hop , X. Y ) moved to pass tho bill appropriating $500,000 to aid tho Pan American Kxposltion at.BulTnlo In 1001 under suspension ot the rulos. After debato the bill was passed 141 tn 1U. Mr. Southard (Itep . O.) raovedjthe passage of the bill to encourago tho holding of tho Ohio nnd Northern Territory Centennial Exposition nt Toledo by appropriating $T00.000 to on ablo tho Government to make a suitable ox hlbtt. The rules wero suspended and tho bill passed. 1UO to 111. Thu Naval Appropriation bill wns sont to con ference, after an agreement had been reached, that, bo tot o Dually disposing of the bill, thu Houso should hnvo nn opportunity to voto upon the amendments to estnbllsli un armor Plate plant nnd to appropriate S-f0.000 for dynamlto guns. The partial agreement of the con forces on the District ot Columbia bill was agreed to and further conference ordered on the matters re maining in disagreement Mr. Hhonnnn lltop.. N. Y.) moved to suspend the rules nnd pass Senate bill ratifying the treaty made with tho Lower Hrulo hlnux! In dians on Itosebud reservalion.;Hauth;Dnkota. This treaty was Included In the Indian Appro priation bill, but went nut in conference. Tho effect of the treatv will bo to put. tho Indians back on their old reservation, tho United States to buy 120.0011 acres of land in tho reservation nhloh they abandon. Tho bill who passed. A motion was made by Mr. Mercer (Rop , Neb.) to suspend the rulos and pass the Senato bill tor the construction ot a building fortho Department ot Justice on the site now partly occupied by tho building occuplod by tho At tornev -General aud Court of Clnims. The construction is to be under the direction ot the Attorney-General. Tho necessity for the new building was set forth in a letter from the At-orney-Uenernl. who called attention to the unsafe condition of the prcseut stiucture. Tlio bill was passed. The contoreuee ronott on the bill providing a public building lor btnekton. Cal . to which tile bennto added us an amondmenta bill torn building at Los Aiicolcs. wns reported and ngtoed to: yeas, l'-'M; nays. 05. This gives u building to Los Angeles. The report on the bill providing torn build ing at Lockport. N. Y.. with n Senate amend ment prov Idlng for a building at Now Brighton, Pn . was.presented On this Mr. Morcnr moved that tho House recedo aud concur, which was done. Owing to tho fact tlmt no opportunity wns rossiblu in the few remnining hours of the hes8lon for the delivery of oulogles upon the late Representative Hnrley ot New iork. it was agreed, ou motion by Mr. l'lscber. that the usual resolutions bo considered as passed, and that gentlemen desiring to express their views upon his life nnd services may have leave to print for fifteen dass Mr. Walker (Tier . Mass.). finding it Impossi ble to cot nn opco-tunlty to address the House on the currency question, usked unanimous consent to print his speech. Mr. Johnson (Hep.. Ind ) sold ho understood that the speech contained reflections upon his fellow members of the Committee on Banking and Currency. If eo ho would object. If the gentleman would say there would nothing ap pear personal to himself ho would not ODject. Mr.iWalker warmly responded that there was nothing In his speech that ho would not have the right to say on tho door and tie would not consent to nny.other restriction. Mr. Johnson I. objeot. So Mr. Walker will neither addross the no-ise nor print his epeecli In the record. At 6:55, on motion of Mr. Fischer, as a further mark ot respect to his lato colleague (Mr. Hur ley), the House adjourned. XAVAT. VROUOTIOSS 11ET.U VP. The Senate Again l'nlls to Act on the Nom inations of Hampton anil Schley. Wabihsqtox, March 2. It now looks very much as If none of tha naval promotions and advancements mado on account ot horolsmand conspicuous conduct during tho war with Spain which nro on tho calendnr ot the Senato will receive affirmative action at this session. Senators Gorman and Wellington, who may be eald to represent tho Interests of Admiral Bchloy more than nny other two men In the Senate, tho Admiral being a citizen of their Stnte. endoavored throughout tho day to bring about the withdrawal of tho ob jections of Senators Butler, Pettlgrow and btewart to tho confirmation ot Sampson. They wero unsuccessful, but hoped that whon tho Senato went Into executive Mmlon those Hon ntors would see tho prodlcnnftmt In which they were placing the nomlnntiOMb and would per mit tho recommendations of tho Secretary of the Navy nud of tho Huuute Committee to go through without protest. When tho cases wore culled up the same tactics pursued yes terday were again Indulged In, and nftor a short, rambling discussion the nominations w out ovor without action until the next exocu tivo session. Messrs. Butler, Stewnrt nnd Pottlgrew In sist that Schley's promotion should be taken upoutoflts order and acted uion, but this proposition, oven If mudo. could not command ulltbe votes that would co to Schley on n mo tion to confirm him. It wns the intention nf Mr. Butler to move this ntiernoon to proceed to tho consideration of Schley's nnmlnution, but for ome reason he did not iiiuke the motion. Mr. Butler believes there lire enough votes to jiluce rjchley above Sampson, and It would bo hlsohjoct in making suoh n motion to forco the Sampson side to object or Inaugurate u llllhustor, thereby throwing the responsibility for non-netlon upon them. When Mi, Wellington this afternoon got the nominations up he hoped they would go through vvlthoutopposltion, but Mr Butler at onco olijected to action being had on tho Sampson onse He wns rnlnloreed hy Messrs, Stewurt und l'ettlgrew. Ixitli of whom threit etied UmIIfuuhs the nominations at length if the effort wi-ie made to confirm them tlilsnfter noon. Spncchmnking at tho Into hour wns manifestly impossible, and the nominations were reluctantly laid nsido, An effort will bu mudo again to-morrow to persuade those Ken ntorsto permit action tobetnkeu, ltnn agree ment is not reached, uono of thn men wluihavo been promoted tor their gallantry enn receive the fruite of run aril until the Senate again meets Coder thn law naval officers can bo promoted tn their next rank when u vacancy occurs In thoordlimry coursoof things, but the promo tion now before tho Semite come under a dif ferent htatuto altogether They are promo tions for bravery. c. and must receive the approval nf the Senate und cannot go into olloct until thatapprovnl Isgtvon. If the hou ate should adjourn without continuing theso ofUcors. all ot them will hnvo to wait until the next session. Dewey nnd Ills men huvo re ceived their reward, tho promotions reeotn mondod having been promptly confirmed by tho Senate. Appropriations for the Support of the Army. Wabuinotok, March 2. The Senate Appro priations Committee has reported the bill mak ing appropriations for the support ot the army In the coming fiscal year, with Its title amended o as to Include the volunteer as well as tho regular army. Other amendments were those Increasing trom 4.000,000 to $5,000,000 tho allowance for nay of otlieers of the line, nnd from $4O8.HO0 to e760.0(Ki In the pny for the Hospital Corps. An amendment carrlts uu Item of $75,000 to pay the nfltcersund mun. of the Immuno regiments for the period between enlistment and muster In. ltnfEci i.v tjik Attnr nttu A Clnme Tlmt tVIII Tump One Onptnln Over Thirteen 31 tiers in the Kngineer Corps, Wabiusoton, Maroli 2. Tho entire Corps ot Engineers ot the nrmy is deeply agitated over tho Injection In the Army Reorganization bill of a clnuse which has direct bearing ui-on the officers of this branoh of the sorvlce. Tho ob loctlonnblo raragraph'lB part of section 1,'i. nnd provldos that "any officer now In tho nrmy who was graduated nt tho head of Ills closi at the United States Military Aaademy nnd who is not now In tho Corps ot F.nglnoers, may bo appointed to tho Corps ot F.ngincers with the same grade and dato of commission that he would havo It he Ind beon appointed to the Corps of Knclneors on graduation " It Is claimed by practically nil of tho F.nglneor Corjs that this clause wns Inserted for I ho spe cial benefit of one man. As n mattor ot fact It will affect but two ofilcfrs nt the army In tlio matter of promotion, but this will bo nt tlio exponso ot n largo number ot of&oers of tho corps who wilt bo superseded In line ot pro motion. This wns one of the objectionable clauses when tho bill was beforo tho Sennto, nnd camo near causing tho dofeat of tho bill In that body. It was Insetted through the ollorts ot Senator Allen, who succeeded In having it Included only nftor ho hud threatened to illlbuster so as to provent the passage of tho bill Tho pro vision will jumpOnpt Williams over tho bonds of eight Majors of the Corps ot Engineers nnd over nearly all of tho Captains who hnve Ioiib wnltod In lino for promotion, and place him immediately below Major linn (l. KinBinnn. This is without regard to those who hnve been In servlco during tlio Into war. Capt. Rogers Blrnlo of the Onlnaneo Department will by It l) ndvauccd over tlio bonds of thirteen Mnjora and nil ol tlio Captains. It is for this reason that tlio entire corps is just now greatlv con cerned bpon the s'ibiect Oen. Wilson, tho Chief of Kncluects. has addressed a long lotter to tho Secretary ot War, calling attention to tlio gross injustice and In which he says: "I havo no nci-sonal objection to nlthor of these accomplished officers, but In luetics to tho oflleers of tho CorPHot laigliioers.lwho have worked faithfully and laboriously in tho past, never Imagining for u moment that oilleers In other branches of thu srvlco would bo legis lated Into tho Corps of Engineers over them, 1 must invito attention to this seeming Injus tice. Capt. Blrnlo and.Cant. Williams have had but little oxperlenco along the lines of tech nical duties peculiar to tho Corps ot Lncl ncers: neither linH over been examined, as reuuired by law, for promotion as First Lieu tenant, Cantuln or Major In thn Corps of Iln filneors. nnd should tho provision Income n iiwthnr will bu the only ofllcirs In tho corps who never hnvo been nor over will bo required to pass un examination previous to promo tion " Tho attack of the membors of the Engineer Crops ponmH to be especially directed toward Cant. Williams, as it is through his inlluenco that the clnuso is said to hnvo been Inserted. Jlls date of graduation would jumn him high overthoheadsof those who hnvo passed oxnnii natlonsnnd waited long In lino forcoveted pio motlon. He wai graduated at tho head of his class In 1H70. but it Is ulinrged that the class wus not sufllclenth un to the standard, nnd for this reason Williams was not assigned to tho Corps ot L'nglnoers. but was placed In the artillery service. Thu clnuso provides tlmt tho men thus promoted shall not bo entitled to draw back nay. but It Is tlio fact of their pro motion without examination and ovor tlio heads of so many Majors and nearly nil tho Cantnlns that is especially gilevous to tho offi cers of tho corps. rnorosvn .VEir cauls to cvba. Western Union Opposes the Application of the Commercial Cable Company. Washington. March 2. The Commercial ("abloCompanvof Cuba and tho Western Union Tnlegraph Company have locked horns over the question of laying n cable to the island ot Cuba. The President of tho llrst-nnmed com pany is Clarenco II. Mnckay. the Yico-Presl-dent and genoral manager Is George G. Ward, tho Treasurer Ldward C. Tlatt. and the othor directors are Albert B. Chaudlor. George Clap porton. und Albert Beck, all of whom nro offi cials of tho Commercial Cable Company, the buslnoss portion of tho Postal Telegraph Com pany. 'l ho Commercial Cable Company of Cuba mado application to tho United States Govern ment for permission to land tho recently pro posed cable In the United States and Cuba. The Secretary ot State referred tho question involved in the application to land in Culm to the SecieUry ot War and ho to the Attornej (lencnil. A hearing was giantea to-dav. and tlio representative- or the Western Lnion Telegraph Lompanj appeared to protest ngnlnst the graiitlug of the application The Western Union Comismy claims to be entitled to a monopoly of the cable business between the United States and Cuba until Dec. .". lOOH, by reason of rights granted In 1S1 for Torty years by tho Spanish (lov ern ment to tho International Ocean Telegraph Comnnnv. who leased tlio rights to tho West ern I nion Company. At tho hearing to-day the Commercial Cable Company of Cuba, or the Postal Telegraph Comiauv. was ruore (.entod by Its goneral counsel. W. W.Cook nf New .ork, ften. M 0. Butler of South Carolina and Col. Thomas Porterhouse Ochiltree. Rush Tnggnrt of New York nnd J. Hubley Ash ton of Washington represented the Western Union Telegraph Company. At tho close of the hearing, alter Messrs. Ashton and Butler had submitted legal arguments, Attorney General Uriggs announced that he would tnko the matter under advisement and render a de cision soon. An elabornto brief prerjnred by the attorneys for the Commercial Cablo Company of Cuba bays that the monopoly claimed by tho West ern Union was obtained lv fraud and false repre'entatlon and that the monopoly granted by tho United States tor tho right In America was for fourteen and not forty years. In con clusion the brief says: "Fraud lies at the very basis collie Spanish grant, and the Jiatnrinlltv of that fraud is stated nnd restated in the grant itself, and it was a fraud, not on nn individiud. but on an lmporial Government. It was u fraud not alone on one Government, but on two Govern ments; an International fraud It was a fraud, the impudenco and nudaclty of which aro equalled only by the magnitude and enormity of the fraud Itself, it was a fraud, without parallel and without precedent." In replvlng to this contention Mr. Tngjrart. for the Western I'nlon. called ntteutlon to a royal Spnnlsh order Issued in 1SS0, which confirmed nnd explained the rights of the va rious cnblo companies holding concessions in Cuba. This order, said Mr. Taggart, which was issued nine vcars after tlio expiration ot the franchise granted by the Unltod States and twenty-two ears after the date of the original decrcohy Spain. srcclllcnDv mentioned both concessions, and that there was no mis understanding of the periods that for tho Ameiican com osslou being fourteen yoars and for the bpanibh forty years. svxnnr cirn, hill. Conferees Dlsngrce on llnwnll Cnhlo and Approprlntlon for 1'nrls Imposition. Washington, March 2 Tho conferoos on tho Sundry Civil Appropriation 1411 held a long meeting this afternoon nnd another to-night, but failed to reach an agreement on the two ImiMjitant amendments of the Bennto Inereus lug tho appropriation fortho Paris IXpoiltinn and providing for the construction of a cable botwecn tho Unltod Stuto and Hawaii. Tho Houso mado no provision in this bill for tho Paris Imposition. The Sennto inserted a parn grnph appropri itlng St.200.000 to cover tho cost nt buildings, the exhibits and the snl.irles of jurors, all ot this being in nddltlon tn the umount appropriated last year. ItvviiN understood earlier in the day that the House niRiiugors wore willing to compromise on Sl.lKJO.IMMj, but when ihey adjourned to night nt 11 o'clock all members of the confer ence ngtci'd that no conclusion bad been reached on either itom. Much n( the hill has been completed, nil nf tls minor amendments having beon dlioed of. The Sennto prov Is! a nulliorizlng the Issue of souvenir coins in aid of the Lnfavetto monument will be agreed to A partial repoit will bu made to tlni two houses to-morrow morning. Casualties nt Manila. WAHiiiMjroN. March 2. flen. Otis reports tho following casualties, near Culoocan: First South Dakota Feb, 27, Company B, Trlvato Nnrmnn M Jlelman. knee, snvero; Company L, Sorgt Robert It. Ross scalp, slight. Twentieth Kansiiereb. 28, Company G, Capt. David F.lllott. killed. First Montanu lob. 2H, Company A, Trlvato Alvln F. l'lotner, shoulder, slight: Company K, Howard L. Tanner, thigh, moderate; Company M, W llliam J. Cheast) .hand, slight. Near Sin Pedro Mudntl: First California leb. 28, Company F. Trlvnto Arthur M. Smith, neck, severe; Company K, Harold I'. Parks, arm. slight. First Washington March 1, Company C, Cor- Kral Alfred il Ruiehert. shoulder, moderate; Ivnte Herbert L Osborne, chest, severe. Chaplain I.otvls J J.elnnd, First Tunnessoo, died at Hollo, Fob, 20. smallpox. Deaths at SoMlers In Cuba. Wasihnoton, March 2, This death report was received this mornbig Irom Gen, BrooLo: Fob, 28, Camp Columbia, Havana-Private Wil liam W, Ward, Hospital Corps, typhoid fover, leb 27, r'antlaijo i'nvjito Brownlow W". Wlilt- ner, Company luXLitd Immunes, hematuria. ARMY COURT OF INQUIRY. E.V. MILKS WILL JVOT ADVIT TITAT UK IS A mCFEXVAST. Fnlls to Reply to the Court's Inqntry If Tlo reilre to Tie Tteprrsented by Counsel Officers nnd Ittillited Men nt Votnntecrs Condemn Hi" Canned Rnnst Deef. WARtHNrtTON. March 2. The Army Court of Inquiry has received no rcplyfrom Gen. Miles tolls communication of ycstonlny, requesting to bo Informod If ho desired to bo represented hofnrolho court by counsel. Major JcssoLno of tho Ninth Infantry, who has been present nt tho examination of somo of the witnesses, np pearcit again to-day. but submlttod no ques tions He meroly mndo notes of tho tostlmony. It developed to-dny that soon nftor Reor ganisation tho court oniclnlly stntod to Gen. Mllos that ho would bo entitled to representa tion It ho bo desired. The court took this nctlon with n full understanding Hint Gon. MIIcb'b conduct was being Inquired into. Gen. Miles failed to rospond to tho Invitation, but lator, when officers nnd onllstod mon of tho Ninth In fantry wero summoned to testify, flen. Miles wroto n lotter to tho court suggesting that Major Jcsso Loo might bo ot nsslstaneo to tho Rocordor In tho oxnmlnntlon of thes9 witnesses, as ho was familiar with their reports nnil state ments. Tho court accepted tho suggestion, nnd permission wnsKrantod Major Leo to question tho wltno'sos Ycstordny. when tho roprosontatlves ot tho packinghouses went on tho stand, Injor Leo continued in nttondnnco nnd submitted In writ ing to Col. Davis, tho Recorder, such questions ns ho desired to havo asked. Tho executive ecsslon followed nnd tt wns determined to send another lcttor to Oen. Miles, nsklng htm If he desired to bo represented by counsel. Major Leo eald to-day that ho did not know whnt Gen. Mllos would do, ns ho did not ndmlt that his conduct'was being In quired Into. Frlonds of Gen. Mllos profess to bellovo Hint ho will mnko no roply to tho lotter from tho court, except to noknowledgo its re ceipt. To nnswor the Invitation of tho court would compel him to olthor openly ndmlt that ho was being Investigntcd or that ho did not enre to be represented. Mcnnwhllo Major Loo will bo present nt tho hearing of witnesses, but will not bo allowed to question them. Much testimony was heanl to-day from for mer officers anil enlisted men ot volunteer reBlmonts. They nearly nil ngrood that tho canned roast beef was not satisfactory, but they differed os to the quality ot tho refi iter ated beef and to tho satisfactory result of the natlvo cattle cooked whllo retaining tho ani mal heat. Tho testimony of Dr. Maxwell Christine of Philadelphia was a comploto sur Priso to tho court nnd to tho friends of Oen. Miles Dr. Chrlstlno hns been wido'.y quoted In cortnln nowsnnpers ns declnrlng that lto hnd seen fresh beef Injected with chemicals nt n packing houso In Omaha. Neb. To-ilny Dr. Chrlstlno declarod that In his let tor to Gen. Miles ho had not used the word beef, but had said "meat." Ho did this beeauso he wns unablo to tell what kind ot moat he saw injected. lie did not know if tho fluid Injected into tho moat was n chemical preparation or not. and had since been informed that It was composed of Bait, sugar nnd wator. nnd was used to hasten tho cornmB process. Ho was certain that tho meat bolnB injected was not fresh beef, nnd equally certain thnt tho pieces were not hams. Ho was utterly unnble, however, to explain what kind ot meat it was or what part ot tlio carcass it camo from. Prlvnto Clarenco Walters of tho First Yolun teor Engineers was tho first witness to-day. Ho gave his addross ns New York city. Ills regiment was ordered to Porto Rico, and on tho vovago ho ntc some of tho canned roast beef Issued to the troops. Thu moat had a foul odor, nnd ho bollevod Itwnsspollod. When eaten it mado him ill. and nfter the contents ot a can had been oxposod a short time ho saw worms In tho meat. He declared that In ono can ho found tho entrails of nn ox. The mon of his company compbiined of It constantly. In his opinion he never snw n can of tho ror.st beef that he oonsldored wholesome. By whole some ho meant lit tn eat. Ho said its appoar unco wns strlngj and slimy. Col. Dav Is showed witness a can from tho (.implex In posicminn of tho court nnd he said: "This is not llkotlie ran wo hnd. The eiiib given u were not round ; they wore kind of square, or keystone shape " Looking at tlio c ontents nt the can he snid It was not like tlmt issued to the men of his company. After eat ing the canned roast beef ho becamo very sick and continued 111 nil the way to Ponce, vv hero his regiment delnrked. The attention of the surgeon on the vessel was tailed to the roast beef, but he pronounced It good. In Porto Rico tho troops were supplied with canned roast beof. loeon and nntive fresh beet. The last mentioned was not satisfactory, ns it wns cooked beforo tho animal In at was out of It. He subsisted principally In Porto Rico on eggs nnd milk purchased from tho natives Tho Commissary Sergeant of Ills company hnd de clined to recoive the canned roaM; beof, us it was not considered good food. Tho next witness was former Captain Her bert O. Hicks ot the Second Massachusetts Reglmont. who testified that on the first day outtroni Tomiin tlio commissary of his com pany came to him nnd ronorted thnt tho ennned i oast beef was not tit to oat Ho examined the meat nnd found It von stringy It was cov ered with a whitish, greasy substance. Tho men complained that they could not eat it. Referring to tho samples boforo tho court, ho added: " It was not Hourly so good ns that. It bad no nutriment in it, nnd somo of my men complalnod of boiug nauseated and made ill by it." Q. What notion did vou tnko ? A. I wont to my Colonel, and ho said he had done everything to get ennned corned beof, but that it was im possible. Speaking of tho meat component of the ra tion while In Cuba ho said thnt tbey had very llttlo canned roast beef. Tho men did notllko It. nnd simply throw It away. They iiad mostly bacon. After tho surrender refrigerated beef was Issued. It was of good quality when re ceived in time. There wns much sickness nmong tho men, but ho did not attribute It to the food supply The reglmont came to Mon tnuk on the Mobile. Cniined ronst beer wns furnished for issue, but it was unlit to cut-aud the men did not eat It. Q. What did your men subsist on? A, On soups purchase'! h inyordersliiHnntlugofr'sm a fund furnished me for that purpose, Lieut Franklin I.. Taylor or the Sixth Mas sachusetts testified that the canned ronst beof Issued to tho troops of his conumny on the 1 nlo en route to Porto Rico was pronounced by the men ns too fat and tasteless, It was not satisfactory nnd the men subsisted mnlulyon bnenn and canned tomntoos. Asked ns to tho slokess. ho said It wns dun more to whnt tho men did not hnve tn ent than to what thoy nte. The bacon wns sometimes bad nnd there wero no facilities for cooking It. Tho men had little food In his opinion. Two hardtnek, n hllcoof bnenn nnd a euji nf coffee sometlmoH formed a men). Occasionally a inn of tomntoos would be divided nmong threo men Q. Did ou have nny officers on board? A, Yes, den Milts Q Wus tills state of underfeeding carried to Gen. Miles A. Nn:Idld not think It could be carried over tho bend of our Colonel Q. Wns It represented lo him ? A I think It wns. ami I hoard n conversation with tho Com missary Captain on tho subject The com missary said the men wero getting nil they were going to get nnd moro thnn they would get after landing, Limit. Taylor testified thnt he Is n grocer by occupation nnd hnd handled in noommerciul way canned ronst beet, but it was a different kind nf ment to that Issued to (he troops Jlyllss O'Dwyer. a private In the Ninth Mns saehusetts, test I Hod that blue tuisof Armour crtlined beef supplied the men fit his inglnient on the transport tn Cub'i contained compaia tively good beef. On arrival in Cuba the regi ment reeeivod canned roast beef just btforo the attack on ban Juan Aftei rating it one was iinnsoated nnd It did not seem to satisfy tlio hunger There were inuny complaints ubout the meat. Speaking of the refrigerated beef lio snid: ' It had n nasty tnste. und when eatt n gnve me the same tnstens ou would have after eating a bad egg It hud a greenish mould on It. Often the fellows would refuse to take it and (I detail would h ivo to be made to bury it There wus no use kicking, tlio oilleers were nil eating It, and we wore not thoro to kick: we would say nothing to the nfllcerH, but" among our selves wo would say. 'It is dami.ed had stuff'" Lieut Newton Putney of tho Sixth Massa chusetts, who was aUo ou tho Yale, testilled that the rations woie very insuUleloiit. Very llttlo canned roast beef was used In his com pany, und ho heard no purtioiilur complaint about it. In Porto Rico native cattle wore slaughtered for use. but at ono time, while the company wasut Ponce, somo refrigerated beef was supplied. Ho could lint eat the canned roast bout It was not liked by tho men. The canned oorned beef was very good. Q. Was there any dellciencyot food on the Yalo? A Yes. sir Q. What articles? A All articles. tJuartermasU-'rScrgt Sethbrldgo of the Sec ond Now jork Volunteers testilled to the ser vlco of hlsnulmont nt Chlcknmnuga, Tampa and Femandiiui. Ho said the refrigerated beef ibsiied to the umii wos In falrcondltlon. but had j toboenoked vvdtnln twenty-four honrn or else 1 it would spoil. Cutiuud roast beef was also It- sued as n travel rallon In anticipation of ft vpy BBe, hut tho roglmcnt failed to donnrt and the canned boefwiui liolrl ns .a component of the travel ration. It could not bo eaten. When the men trlod meat the beef "It mndo them bIck nnd caused vomiting. Out ol .about l.AK) pounds of It about throe-fourths was con demned, lie had seen nnumberof cans opened, and tho moat lookod ilka It had been over cooked nnd tho nutriment cooked out of It. FjiC nmtnlngncanot the bent before tho court f ho witness said: "I novor oponed a;cnn of ment as good as that," . ..., Llmit.-Col. Sewoll of tho First Yolunteor En gineers testified to the food supply of his regi ment on tho voyngo to Porto Rico and whllo on tho island. Col. Glllesplo Inquired whnt ho know about Clsronco WnUors. who testified this morning Col. Sewoll said he did not hear of him until the vessel reached Porto Rico. "Hooamotomosovernl tlmos," Col. Sewell sold, "and wanted his discharge. Ho said he hnd employment offered him ns n nowspaper correspondent In Porto Rico.". t. Did he at nny tltno complain to ypu nbout tho canned roast boef ? A. No, ho did not. Q Did nny person mako complaint to you nbout tho unwhnlosomonoss ot cntinod roast beet? A. No. sir. . .. O. W. StiUiblnblne. a former prlvnto In the Sovcntv-ilrst Now York, said the fresh beof supplied In Florida was good. On the voyngo to Cuba canned roast beef nnd ennnod corned beef wore issued 'to tho troops In nbout equnl proportions. Them wns no complaint nbout tho canned corned beef, but tho ennned roast beof was not exactly sntlsfactory. In Cuba, after entlng tho cnbned roast beof several times. It mnde him very 111, causing him to vomit sevornl times. , , ,. , Sponking of tho mfrlBcrnted beef, ho said It hnd a peculiar taste, too difficult for him to de scribe. Somo of tho refrigerated boot wns tainted, but occasionally snmo was not. Both kinds had tlio snmo peculiar taste. , Former Sergeant vlsklskl of tlio First Yolun teor Englneors was next called and tostlflod to eating canned corned beef, canned roast boot nnd frosli nntive beof while in Porto lllco. "I ato tlio ronst beef but onco." ho said, and It made me deathly sick. On tho voyngo homo tho moat Issued wns very nlco. Tho men proforrod going hungry to entlng tho cannod ronst beef and corned beof." , llornco C. Miller, n former prlvato In tho Eighth Ohio, testtlltxl that whllo in Cuba ho nto ennuod roast beet In. stews and soups. It was etrlngy anil smelted lind. W,'batwas unusod by the uool; was fed to tiiu Cubans. At first thoy nccentwl it, but lator the Cubans refused tho canned ronst beof altogether. The refrlgorntod hoof who not nil good. A great deal ot It had to bo burlod. Dr. G. Mnxwoll Chrlstlno of Philadelphia was tho last witness of the day. Dr. Christine tes tilled to attending n convention last summer in Omnia. Neb . nnd while thoro ho visited the packing establishment of Swift A. Co. Col. Dnvlsnsked the witness when be saw beet sub jected to nprrcess of Injection. Dr. Chrlstlno replied that whllo passing through the estab lishment ho saw an employee standing nt a table, nnd as pieces of meat travelled to him lie Injected n fluid into thorn. Tho fluid would drip from tho Instrument used and fall Into what ho tliought wasn drip pan. At the tltno bo thought it strange thnt a fluid was Injected into meat. Q. What kind of meat wns It ? A. I cannot soy. Questioned further. Dr. Chrlstlno said ho had been Informed that the injection wns done to hasten n pickling process. He wns certain the meat was not fresh beof, nnd lio wns posltivo tho pieces were not hams. He was asked nbout the alleged statements from him, published In certain nnwsnapors. that ho had seen beof om balraod with a fluid and about his letter tn Gon. Miles on tho subject. Dr. Christine declared In roply thnt tlio papers hnd misquoted him, nnd had published nn Incorrect statement ns to tho contents nf his lotter to (Ion. Miles. The pa pers Bild ho had wrltton Gen. Miles that ho hnd seen boef treated with chemicals. Dr. Chris tine said, as a matter of fact, ho had not used the word beef, but had said meat. XATAL PEltSOSSEL HILL. ItlTrnillferi.Knclneer Oflleers to the JMn nnd Increases Their Pay. W'AsntNOTOiN. March 2 Tho Naval Person nel bill, so colled, provides for a reorganization of tho perse nnol of the navy and tho Marina CoriK nsngreedupon by tho Conference Com mittee of the two houses, nnd will become Inw after receiving tho President's signature. The bill will transfer to tho line of tho nav y the offi cers now in the engineer division, giving thorn rank tund pay according to the dato of their grailunUon from tho Naval Academy. To take their plovies in the engine loom tho bill author Ires tho omploymontof 1(K) warrant machinists at f 1.200 cor j ear each. The bill nlso increases tlio pay oft the officers, so that tholr pay and al lownnoes vhen on son duty will bo oqunl to that of ofllaers of liko rank in the navy, and w hen on share duty 15 per cent. less. Tho bill will givo an increase ot rank to most of tho officers In tlio Jower grades and, to provent fu ture stagn.-ri lor in promotions, a stated num ber of rotlrementrt in each grado oaeh year is mado compulsory. A "hump" lias existed in naval promotions since the close of tho civil war ami has loen a cause of much complaint from the oilleers The provlsiimsot tho House bill for n Judge Advocate Corps was strlckf-n out by tlio Sennte, nnd the contoronco agreed to omit It. so that It wont out of tho bill. The present luvv regard ing the pnymoaif of prize money for vessels captured in battle or bounty money for those destroyed is repon led The rank of the enm mandnnt of the llarino Corps Is raised to that of Brlgndler-Gorteral, to coi respond with tho lmmberof men ovurwhich ho will have com mand, and additions nro nlso mnde to his stnn. both in numbers and rank. The vacancies In tho rank of Socond Lieutenant are to be filled from thoso who served us such In tho war with 8pnin. or trom civ II life. Tho Navy Department Is greatly concerned on account of tho net Ion of tlio Sennto yester day in cutting dowmtho number of men in the navy from 18.000 hi about 15.000. Tlio in evitable result nf nils proposed legislation, officers of the department say. will bo to place as many as twolvo ships out of commission. This will nlmost crlpyuo tho efficiency of the North Atlautlo squndi on, for It is not to be ex pected that tho reduction in the number of men will bo mado from the force on tho Philip pine station. itEciwiTixo j-'on tiiu aumt. .HUItary Authorities Pi cpnrlng tn Cnrry Out the Provisions ot the New Law. Wakhinoton. Mnrch 2. Tho military nu thorltiesaro preparing for tho hard work that will come to them when f.'io Army Reorganiza tion bill becomes a, law. Rocrultlnc his nl roady begun, and in a few-days new recruiting stations will bo opened all over the country. The first object of tho War Department will be to fill up the regiments of the present regular establishment, forty-two In number. Theso organizations, when recruited to their full strength, will onilrrneo more thin 50,000 men, leaving nn oirjinl number tn be raised to till tho quota of ltlO.oOO. Including .'."i.OOO olnntee.-s, autliorlrcvl by the now Army bill. Already many ot thu men who enlistod in the regular army lor thn war only nro rn onllsting. and a large proportion of tlievnliin-i teers, particularly thoso styled "lmmunes." are expectod to enter tho rngularnorvico. "".The Philippine Coroi.ili-Mmiprs Arrive at Hong l.oug. TVABniNOTON. March 2 Messrs. Kchurmnn, Donby nnd Worcestor, the momhers of tho Philippine Commission. arrived nt Hong Kong andBtnrtcd yestnrdny for Jfanfln, aeordlng to ndvitw received by tho Ktnto Department. They ,iro due at Mnniln by Sunday. In accord ance wth their Insti notions. Mm Commission ers will confer with Admiral Dewey and Gen. Otis, wUi will be ex-ofllclo members, on the question of tlio best menus to be pursued to establish a fctublo form of government in the islands. Army Order. Wasiiim-iton, March 2 Those army orders hnvo been Issuod: Drlg. Oen. CliarliB Mcf. ftaera, honorbly dli clurueil. O-pt. JCUwIn P Amtrus. Fifth Cavalry, to fit I'ul on recrultuv uutj In Hint ity, Llout, Col. Aliiel J.. Hinitli, Subtlttenre Depart xntnt, excised us a Hltu u btforu the Court uflti qutry in tliln ilti, will return tu lf.iv sua. Mrst 1.U at. Frank II. Martin. Huenml Volunteer Engineers, b mnrattly iltmvljiirKeil trom the rrYicu. Cspt Chiirlfttf J , HteeU, FUbUieih.li inrantry, from Coin mime, MIm , to PJillarielphti tor recruiting duo , Hecoml Lieut, llftiry M. Jilchniinii, Seventh In fantry, from Fort Hherjdtn and Join JiIh ooiniwny. Congressman Lewis T.otns the Tip Kml of a I'lnjrer. Wabhinowiv, March 2. Representative James Hamilton Lewis will go back to his constituents in tho State nf Washington, at thu oxplrntlon of his term in Congress on Satur day, minus the tip nnd nf tike llttlo finger ot his right hand Huvuurioslty to learn the mechan ism ot u newly patented eigarcuttercaused tho disaster. Mr. Iewis says be learned his lesson rather into In life, but ho Is crlnd ho learned it. Nominations of West Point Graduates Con Hi mod, Wasuisoton, March 2, Tho Senate to-day confirmed the nominations ot the members of the class recently graduated nt tho West Point Academy, who nro named ns Lieutenants and assigned to regiments Toil I'rolisbly Have Hlinilnr Annoynnres To tbtx uthu'a tre with help. If) ou care to maio a sudden cMme. drop into asy Brooklyn Dlitrlct Telegraph oni and leave your "Help Wanted " ad venueiuent lift TuiBdk. It will bring tba help that may be dtiiuh d ou, .j--tra charge. AJis. BUFFALO LITHIA WTER Disintegrates and Eliminates Renal and Vesical Calculi, Uric Acid Phosphaticand 0xalic Concretions, Modus Operandi of Wator In such cases Explained. . Dr. J. wTMALLET, Prcessor of Chemistry, University of Virginia, , Dr. THOS. H. BUCKLER of Paris (formerly of Baltimore), Suggester of Lithia as a Solvent for Uric Acid, Qrdors this Water io Europe for Urlo Acid Diathesis. Brtciurcx ko. 1. T. 9to. SiS A, )lsW OPECIMBN NO. & i I ."Afi I These Photographs illustrate four Kffjnk specimens of Retrial and Vesical Cal- '"SpSSbi?' cull, embracing the Uric Acid, Phos- i 'sP. 1 pliatlc and Oxa ic varieties, passed by spkciukn no. 4. fhctioof Buffalo Lithia Water "Sand yssfS, w Dr. Mullet. lie concludes hii report by an explanation of the modus operandi of the water upon the three varieties of calculus material mentioned. EXPl,ANATBOftiL It seems on the whole probable that the ac tion of the water is Primarily and Mainly exerted upon Uric Acid and the Urates, but that when these constituents occur along with, and as cement- I ing matter to Phosphatic or Oxalic Calculous Materials, the latter may be so detached and broken down as to disintegrate the Calculus as a whole in these cases also thus admitting of urethral discharge." Dr. Thomas H. Buckler, oj 'Paris .formerly of Baltimore), Suggester oj Lithia as a Solvent for Uric Acid, says: eJBUmyaOLllTHBA WATER Uric XSJ DlTJs", Rheumatism and (lout, and with this object I have ordered It to Europe from Baltimore. Lithia is in no form so valuable as that In which It is STthe BUFFALO LBTS.IA WATER." speJficpoJve1; Buffalo Lithia Water ,-0 tf nJS lished medical fact established by analytical reports Irom the most eminent chem Ists of England, France and America, and by the concurring testimony of medical experts throughout the land, given through communications to medical journals, reports to medical societies aud otherwise. It Roes then without saying that in. - -. n ..k,. in.,, is both a Remedy for and Preventive of 'SUFFALO LITHIA WATER Urlo Acid Poisoning in all its laricd forms, embracing Oout, Rheumatic Oout, Lithccmla, Rheumatism, Renal and Vesical Calculi, Bright's Disease of the Kidneys, Neuralgic Affections, Mental Depression, Nervous Irritability, Nervous Headache, Nervous Exhaustion, Nervous Asthma, caused bv the action of Uric Acid on the Bronchial Tubes, Eczemas, some forms of Dyspepsia nnd other morbid con ditions almost without end. BUFEJWLO LITHIA WAlbER An UlustTntca1 book can beprocured on re onoit. containing the testimony or the most famous nlijslclnns of tills I'onntry nnd Kurope, as lo the wonderful now or of IIitpakcLithia Watek in Oout.niinimBtlam, Urlirht'n Dlarnar, GrnvM, Imllcratlnn. Nervona Dyspepsia. Nervous Rlllanftlol), Malaria, AlcoholWm, Kczrnm anil Illnud Illnorilrra, Diseases of Women, ete, 8onU for the book nnd Juduo for yourself. Address PROPRIETOR, BUFFALO LITHIA SPRINGS, VIRGINIA. xiio TitKATiKH rnsnisa. Ono with tlrent ltritiitn nnil thn Extradi tion Trenry with Mrxtro. Washington. Mnrch . Tho Konnto Gom mlttee on Forelcn ltol.itlons will bold n special meeting to-morrow momlni; to consider n treaty that was sont to the Hennto to-riny be tween tho Unltod Btntes nnd Orent Britain. This Is n conentlon which Is Intended tofrrant protoctlon to tho cltlnms of tlio respootlwi countries holding titles to Innil ns aliens. It Is n purely formal mnttor nnd will protubly bo rntillod b tlio bemiio to-inonow in snort order. This nttcrnoon Clinlnnnn Dm Is soucht to ratify tho extradition treaty vilth Moleo. but It went ovnr until to-morrow. 1 ho treaty bo tween tho United Status and Moxico on oxtrn dition expired by limitation on .Tun 'J!, find unlosslhls nowtreity Is lutlflml this Govern ment will bo without sni'h n tronty torn cnr. or until the Henntoslmll next moot Owlnetfi tho wrnnulp ner tho nnvnl promotions Mr Davis failed to sccuro Jlnnl nctlon tblb nflor-noon. Customs Collectlnns nt flnvnnn. Washington, Mnrch 2 Assistant Hoeretnry of Wnr Molklejohn mnilo public to-dny the fol lowlnc statement of collections nt tho port of Itnvnnn: Total forth" month of .Tnnunry. IBf). S7IH, TiHH; total for Knlirunry.S7lHl.(H)i; total fortno months. SMfiO.-Htl Thu menu.'" collections eneli worldlier dn woie l'or .liiiinm. S'JH, Slt7,t)2: for Fnlirunry.S'jn,4rl,,i2. shnwlncnn nvornitodnily Incrcasn Tor the month of Toliru nry oor thn month of Jntiunry of S8.H IKJ. rtlrnrnniinn Hexiliitlmi Ilnded, WASHiNOTtiv, Mnrch 2 fVuiiinnnilor Bi nioudsof tlmennlioiit Marietta In n telcKr.im rocolvnd by tlio Navy Department yosteidny suys thnt tlio renltitlnnUtsnt Illnellelds and In Its vMnlty bno surrendered und the revolu tion Is ovor MarltieH were landed Irnm the Ilrltlsh innii-nf w.ir and Hie Marietta to pre sent order ami protect iirnpnrl). Tliev were withdrawn o-teriln nnil thn Marietta was about to Kill fcr (iriiytovtn whon the dcpnleli vins wrltton. '-' xovisatioss ity tiii: vhksidkvt. Knvnl Constructor Ilolmon to lie Aihancnd N Ten Numbers. I - WARHtyoTON, March 2. The President sent the following nominations to tho Senate to-day: AftfiisMnt Kaal Cotihtrnrtor Jtfrhmnml 1'. Holloa, to tie nilaliL', d ten titlliilii r. friiln N'n. 1 ef tlie liat of AHBifttant Nial f'onatrmtor tn ho Ne. Hon Hit of Natal Constructor, fur extraordinary heioUm. Vllm J. laln. United Mntei Mjntial Southern dlKtrletef OHIo I'llasli Monfort. l'n'tinmtcr. Cincinnati. 0. (apt. llii'oilore J' Furbeii, l'iftli lufautrj tn bs Major. llrnt Volunteer Knclnrem rirtt I.tcut. Julius A. Hi Jiuclke, hrtihtaul tSurueon, to hohurp on, nidi tlis rank nf Malor Me Ural Department Capt. mwanl f Cnrttr i aUtiut burgeon, tu lm IjitrKioii, vitli tlin ranker Major. PiMtinaslcra-rii 11. Illalt1 Wliitney Pelnt. N .1 Charles It. HiiiJIiatner Wliltettone, N, i John J, 'Jaylor. Cniuwall-ou the llutlaoii, '. Y, James N. Scaler, bajie, Pa Ylrksliurc Nntlmint l'nrk ( iilnnilslon. Wabhivotov, Mnreli 2 Tho Ylekshuri? Kn tlon.il l'nrk Commission eonslstltiK of OeO, Stephen It Loo of MNsIrsIppI. tho notod Con' federate otlleor; Col. Jntnes O, llveret of ClilcnKoniiil dipt. William T Illcby of Mount Vernon. In , eilleil on Secn-tary Alter tn-ilny and infoiiiieil lilin that the commission bad tuirnnlzcd nnil would ptobabl) meet at Vleks luirK In .i few weeks to nrmiiKn lt plans (len. .lolin H. Knmitrof Toledo. I) . l'RBt t'ommnnder In Chletof tlinO A It . n.is been elected becre tary and historian of tlio commission. Mnipments f Xnvnl Vessels, Wasiiisotov. March 2 Tho following mn ments nf vessels lino been reimrted to th Navy Department: Armed At lliuani, Man h I, Ki'w York and J luillaua, Vert Monree, Ms'rh I, Amiililtrite. Uoston, Man Ii I Stirling, aud pluieil nut in' winmiFflont Nnrftdk, Mauli I, iMrltan. ami i1aeil nut of ioiu 1iiIhI')i bmtmu, Mat. h J !Sasli 111, 1. ub'd Fmin Oi oruit wn for Para firilo, Maroa 1, Wlloilll.'l Mi Jji (luj)ia lor Jauiatm. Mar II I, Annill and Ii ksburu. Norfolk ( i hinutoa, Mr, Ii 1 , Wahn. 1 1 llaiana lor I. ami i n point, Man a 1, liitmunu, II 'in; hoiu; for Manila, March 2, Drill-more. 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