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g THE SUN, THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1809. , I
TJIfn.SDAY, MAItCH 23, lHlin.
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KlosiUe n. 10. Houlevai 1 desCapur ne.
J! etir ri'n i tht flrir ut trtt minttfrtji't fnr
, gmt'licu'eei wliA U hav rjet"t tr'irl't r'fur.f, Vtry
t mult In alltJM id vampij r thil iturtote.
The Metropolitan Kiillroml Cntnpinv'
itt Alhuii-,,
TiiF.Sf'J's Albany despatch "f vcstenliv,
explaining tlio Senate's vote upnii whit
lH kllllVVII IIS the )""ll Illllclldllll III f
the 1'onl liili concerning Aiiisteidain n -
1IUC, )f Ullll'tl I III' pill poll is t'l put tlm
Thlr'i Avenue KiiiImmiI t'liinpiiiiv ut the
lucre y of tlm Mi tiojm itiin iniiipniiy for
I expulsion from tli" xtri'l, disclosed tins
reinntknblc situation ,
A nunil" rot tin' mini' prominent llcpuli-
J llcnii tv'ii.iloiH, inr'ii'luik' HiooiNs, Kia'vi,
Et.i.swintTii, sinw vius an. I Winn, hnvo
' jolin'il in p I p.'ti.itliu' t hi- oiitiaife 0 iMUxo
IScnaloi I'ul'li liifntini tin-in tluit: !
I. A liiw iri lim to tli" rinnl Vvenuo com
I pnny Hi" lil.'lit I'lttmi to Interlace or to
j occupy tli" Mi'tio'iollt in omp.itiv s tuii'k.
!in nceorilan'-n with tli" oriiTin.il Foul Mil,
would not I." ntrr I to hyth" Mctmpnl- ,
i It. 'Hi ron.p i ii , I
j 11. No bill turns oinp'WIi tlii AnW'lil.im
' BVi'llll" p"opi '- Wish tn 'lillllllisll the tllllll-
i lir of ti.n st run 1' pi ."i I without tli"
! consent nf tli" Mi'tiopolitim I'oiiip.my.
i T h" Mi'tiopolitim "omp.iiiv lint ion"iit-
, lnjf to tli" pinn of "iin-nli'lntiiij; tli" four
! trucks into inn I. v 1 It njfthc I hud avenue.
' compiny inn iueiiu-. on tli" M"tiopol,tHii
trackf, P'lli'f fnt tin- Amsterdam avenue
, P"opl" Is nn.'itta.niiM", unless tli" Tliinl
j Avenue company is Jtri (l ! to the Xlet-
j ropolltmi.
Sotli" Metropolitan rnllrovl of Now York
, city Mintrolrt tlio Albany Legislature, i-m-ii
1 for such mi net of pinny in t lint contom-
plated by tlm Ford niuoiidiiiciit '
W" understand tli'it tin- jimmI people of
j Amsterdam avenue i buckled ut the diwov-
cry Hint no po"rful mi inllueiico ns the
i Mftropolitnn i-ruuiMiiv hhi. with them in
I tholr Unlit tn pinti'ct th"ir interests They
cnnnot now inisundeistanil tli" situation.
, All Hint thoy liolil important in tlio i-ns" Ir
i no mnri'to tli'-Mi'tropolitan romp.iny th.in
a rnilioml xplko.
Tli" Mctiopolltnn compiiny Ih unink' tlm
fpiiii nml tli" ntfltiitinn of tli" Amstordain
aonii" p"opl", tli"ir polltii'.il pirnvr, not
, to nii'iitlon th"lr luwyi-th anil their h'jfls-
latlMiclinrnpion, Mi. l'oitn, to rmillscnto a
rival's pmpi-itv In 111" bto.td lit,'ht of day;
and ii pertain lot of tlinoroiirt Si'iintors, as
elHtPd by nnothiT Kroup, who, if not timor
ous, inn at li'iiHt faithful to tlio purio'8
th"y pipous", mo lii'lpintfon th"outr.iK".
Wo most "iiiphntlcally piotivt agninst
1 thin traiiHiiplion
And wo warn tlio Hi'piiMhan S"iintot3
. nit'iilloui'il, whin" ot"ri put thi'ir pnity's
j Btamp upon any iiu'Iiruih they nppio",
j thnt th" H"piiblp.in ptrtv oaimot itllonl to
1 Ftiiml for this luicfin "d puliation of ono
j man for anothpr'rt bfiii lit itctti'i brmo
,- the Metropolitan compiiny in the extension
of Its power from the city of New York to
I Albany than exhibit the Hepiibliean party
i of th'i I'll) pi re State as a pioeuralile bi-
trayer of prlvuto ilKht oi a eowed nj,r"iit
of injustice.
i
' More Mnllt on tlio rropoi..-,il Fcdcm-
t Hon of Aiistrallu.
! The Mi'lUmrnn mid Sydney nospnp"iii
', fuinlah detailed liifornintlon renidln; thu
conclllnions reach, il in the i onfeieme of
AUHtlalillU l'lellliils leeently held In tlio
llrst nnniPd pity It appeals that Queens-
J land and Vest Australia wen-lepieM-nted,
, 03 well iih New South Wnleh, Yiitoila, South
i Australia and TaHiiiiinla, and that a fpileial
Byhtemisnow likely to be adopted by at
! least Hmj polonlch. AVe not" the pilnelpal
', chiuiKeH iiiudo in tlio oiIrIiiiiI Commoii-
Menlth bill, bepniiso their nope eharaeter
and probable illeit wem iuipeifn-tly d"-
fcerlbed lilt he defpatehesieeelN ed by cable.
Tlio ilifllciiltii'H which the lonference of
PremleiH undeitook to biiiuiiinut were
tliPse : Flr-t, the proposed whemuof fed
eration, though it obtained a ui.ijoiity In
Ni'W South Wales, had not eciued tlio
llUlllbei of otes S(),uilli) pie-i'i Ihi'd by
Ktntule In that colony Si i oiidl. ()uei n
lain I had htooil aloof hitheito fiom tho fed
crntiv" nioM'iui nt, foi the h-iihui that tho
interests of N'oitli Qu iMiiml and South
Queensland aio bv no means Identical, and
the Inhabit. Hits of the two Heel Ions thought
that a division of the i o'ouv should pn o-do
npepptaiH nor federation. The l'lender of
Queensland wasnlsoihsposed to fnMii sonio
of tlm amendments leeoimneiided by the
Jfow South Wales Assembly. Now let ug
bpo what steps were taken to loneillato
theso nutittiinillni; colonies.
It was iitfieed thrit, when tlm two Houses
of thoFedt'ial I'.iillaineiit should fall tocon-
curlnalej,'lslatiM'pioi"i't and should, theie-
tipon, niPi't in joint si h.slon, a bare majority,
i instead of n three-llfths mujorlty, slioiihi
(lecld" the mnttei In dispute. This amend-
' mentis obviously a concession on the p.ut
Of tlllllly settled lolonies to New Siiiuth
Vnles, Queensland an I Victoria, which
will lime a relutlvely laitf" nuinberof nieni-
bers in the lower house of tho l'edeial
I'nrllnment, wlieio lepri'Heutatlon Is to be
proMirtloned to population. In the Fed-
j oral Senato each lolony is to hiue the sumo
j number of members, namely, h, but tho
Beetlonal dissensions of Queensland weio
rt'i'ojrnloil by a provislnu that. In that col-
. ouy, S"iiatois shall l' chosen not on n,
j State ticket, but hvdisti lets. Another pnn-
i cession made tn New Smth Wales, and, In-
jj (lllectly, tn (Ji sl.ind, which lies still
fuither north, was the stipulation tli it the
j Fedcial cap lid shill be In New Smith
J Wales, but at least Kio miles from Svdney.
The Ameiiiaii pn dent Is foMowed in
the pioslon tli.it tli,. teiiitiiiy ih'cii
pled by the 1'edeial capital shall bo
cedeil by New South Wales to th" fed-
jf orntion, nml shall U oiKanl"d nud kov-
J ornedasa feileialilistiiet fnlil, hnwever,
i the (iiixi'iuinont biillilliu-s in the in w cap1.
I till ill" ii'iniy fni oc. upat.on, the Tedeial !
i Fur! HUD ut i In iih i nt Mi I u i ii .Justus'
out Cuiui t- n et at lh 'i I dpi i until It
cou d ! tiaiis'ei ..-.I to Washlnittoii.
Diiiio' t'" den aiids pt fn.'w. n! most
caiii"t'v I v 'he N .w Ninth Wa'is Asse i I
My t'ifi. i.n i 'i.. th' i u. n.il o' tuo '
"Ilraddoii"ci 'i e fion, l'ii( oiiiiiumwea'.lli
bill, was rijeit. i, tli ur'i not ulsmutely, ,
tho iliit to itpcul or alt tR afttrthol
lapso of ten yemu bUub' g U'U to the Fed-1
crnl PArllamcnt. This clause derives Its
namo from Sir Edwaiid DnADDO.v, tlieTas
manlan Premier, and as It Is to form a part
of tho Australian Constitution for n decade,
nt nil c Piit, It desorvos to bo carefully ex
amine 1 It provides thnt all customs and
exelso duties In tho fpderated colonies shnll
bo collected by tho Fpileral Government,
but thnt only otie.o,tinrtr of tho pro
ceeds shall bo retained for Federal pur
jKises, tho remaining tlirco-qimrters lelnr
returniil to tho constltuont Suites, In tho
rntloof their pontribiitlons.
It Isestlmnted thnt ttmcostof tho Federal
1 Admlnlstrnt'on will be nljnut ten million
dollais a year If this roM'iiue la tn ! se
cured from one-quarter of tho tariff dues, It
lb manifest Hint tho hater must reuch $40,
000,000. The present revenuo accruing '
fiom eiistoms nnd exels" and spent for lo- j
p.'d udmliii-tintlou In tho Iho Australian
colonies, toffether with Tasmania, does not
much ex 'fed sML'.T.OO.OOO. It follows thnt,
unless local nilminlstrnllons are to suffer,
th" t.'loption of a Federal I'onstltution will
reipilr" the Income from tntlff dues to bo
mati'rially lii-leased. On the assumption
that the tnrlff levied by the Federal Pnrllu
iiii'Ul would be iiniftii in. It is computed
that New South W'i'rs, where customs
tiiMition is, nt piesent, less burdensome ,
1 1 tit ii in any other Australian colt ny,
would have to r.ils her tariff returns from
Hi" pri'scnt figure, $7,500,000, to $15,- '
' 000,000 It would bou mlstnke, however,
to In'ei' that the difference, $7,500,000,
would represent the cost of federation to
I New South Wales. There would bo given
, buck to that colony, under the Ilraddon
clans, tlm i-fouiths of th" tariff revenuo
raised within Its Uinlers, that Is to bay, f 1 1,
LTiii.noo, so that the net pom of federation
. to New South Wnles would be only $M,7oO,- I
I 000. Th" other J :t, 750,000, representing
a moiety of th" Vxi t.ss over th" present
tariff levenue, pan bo Used, of pours", to
diminish other forms of lolonlnl tan'ion.
It is upon the colonies, n whleh there Is
aliendy a IiIrIi proti etive tariff, that the
support of n Federal Oovernment will press
most henvlly
All the Piemiers but one express ponll
di'iiee in the ncppptnnpo of the amencled
t'-oiistltutlon by their respective colonies.
Mr. Heiii of New South Wales, who Is bo
llevetl to have opposed, secretly, tho orig
inal Commonwealth bill, and who nearly
lost thereby his office of Premier, Is an en
thusiastic advocate of tho revised Constitu
tion. The Premier of Queensland, also,
heartily favors the new federative project,
and has agreed to submit It to the peoDloof
Queensland, after It has been adopted In
New South Wnles. The Premiers of Victo
ria, Tasmania, South Australia and West
Australia are equally outspoken in their
approval of tho bill, and there seems to be
no doubt that all of these four colonies, ex
cept the hist, will ratify, at tho ballot box,
the pioposed Federal organic law. At last,
therefore, the Australian federative move
ment, which began in 18SU, poems to hnve
success in sight.
Sir. Ilryauand Tammany.
.lEnity Simpson of Kansas thinks thnt
Mr. Pkyaj, made "n seiious mlstako" In
"antagonizing Tammany," for, ho Bays,
" Tammany runs the Iastern Democracy
untl contiols thousands of votes." Mr.
llitiAS, howovei, knows Tammany better
than does the Kansas Populist, and he
uuile no mistake, but in repudiating its
forthcoming dinner us a Democratic deni
onstiatlon exhibited rather his political
sagacity
The only votes Tammnny "controls" are
in this city, and thoue It controls only as
the regular Democratic organization In
New Yoik, or as the sonant of tho candi
date of the National Democratic Convention
In an elettion for Piculdent. Even If soma
of the Tammnny leaders are gold men,
their following almost unanimously are en
thusiastic supportuih of Mr. lliii'AN untl the
Chicago platform Practlcully tho whole
vote "controlled" bv Tammany went for
liliWN and 10 to 1 In 10(J; If its leaders
had lefusetl to accept and support him on
thut platform they would have had to go
outside of the Tammany I auks to get any
followers.
The vote for Mi. liny an in Now York In
lSDuvviih lM.VlLU, a total which included
the whole of the "thousands of votes "Tam
many "contiols." They wero held together
by Mr. HitVAN untl Tarn many was simply
his agent. It could havo dellveied them to
no ono elso lu that campaign, and It enn
deliver them to no one else next year than
the candidate of the Democratic National
Convention Tho levoltlng ticket of Pvl
HKl(aiidItt'(.KNKliieceivedouly.",ri41 votes,
and the number would have been very little
greater If Tammany hail repudiated the
icgiilur Democratic ticket and supported
that bolt. It Is safe to sny that there
weio Intituled In thu little Palmer nnd
liuckner ciowd nliout nil tho Tammany
support which could have lieen turned to
It under any circumstances. Mr. Penny
Hi. i.mom, the President of tho Tammnny
club, was one of them, us ho has acknowl
edged in his letter replying to Mr. Mhvas's
decimation of the Invitation to attend tho
dinner of that club, and with hlra, It may
be nssumed, were all of the Tammany fol
lowing who could bo gathered against
HitYAN. Such of the Democratic vote us
went against 1(1 to 1 Is almost wholly out
side of the Influence of Tammany.
Mi. Hiivan knew very well, therefore,
that ho did not "antagonize Tummany
votes" when ho refused to assist tho
selienio of Mr. Penny IIelmont to prevent
his nomination in 1H00, but rather
strengthened their attachment to htm nud
won their applause for his consistency
and holf-iespoct. If Mr. Urvan Is nomi
nated by the Dcmociatlc National Con
vention next year, as now seems
most probable, Tnmmnny Is sun) to sup
port him. Tho "thousands of votos" which
.Iniiin Simpsov speaks of as "controlled"
by Tammany control It lather than it them.
They are Demociatlc votes, and ure only
deliverable by It as a Democratic organiza
tion which makes Itself regular by sup
Mirtlng tho paity platform antl ticket as
made by the National Convention.
Nnnthet pail of the Democracy Is now
iimrii enthusiastic in Its devotion to the
puseiit staudaid of .Democratic political I
faith, thu Chicago platform, than Is the
Tammany Demociacy of New York. Mr.
Hit ii mid Chokfii would be swept from the
Tammnny leadership If ho should venture
to " antagonize" It. Strong ns ho Is
In that machine he would kvomo
powerless tho moment ho undertook
to "antugonlz.o" Mi. Ilr.VA.N ns tho Na
tional Democratic . undulate He dares
lint miw nn I iievel ..as ii.ii i'i to oppose tho
Chicago p ittoiiii No eindidato for officii I
win Ii..- sought Tammany votes since it
was adopted 1 us dared to oppose It Din
ing tho campaign of last year no Demo
ciat.c pundldnt" for State ofllco or for Con
giess. and no Democratic speaker through-
out the canvass dared to assail it. Mr.
Futiiy Beljio-xt was gagged, along with
the rest of its opponents, nnd ho would
have remained gagged If Mr. Bryan had not
forced his mouth open recently and com
piled him to declare himself as the enemy
of the authoritative Democratic standard
of political doctrine
The political spirit antl puiposo repre
sented by Mr. HiiyvS are detestable, but
courage and consistency nro deserving of
the respect they nro sure to win from tho
! peoplo. A more utterly contemptible cam
paign thnn that conducted by the Demo
cratic party In this State last year under tho
Influence of Tammany has never occuned
In the history of our politics, and Mr. Hkyan,
In denouncing such pusillanimity in politics,
Is exhibiting both dignity of charat ter and
political sagacity.
The bpurrovv nnd tho Ijuvv.
The war between tho Boston sparrow
killers nnd sparrow-savcrs moves a Brook
lyn cot respondent tobend us this Inquiry :
Tn thp FMTon ur Tn Hfif-.VIr A ftw eir
ei premium' lwir o' Ihincltili cllil inr tltm
lion to Niw York Iiw mikln II mulMnrsnor to
frl n Kimlith iirrow, and I round it. 1 uo not
recall the lltln of the net, tut, t renif mlwr, It w
lulled brOatunur Dttiol). IIILU Will you find
thlnliwiiiil rtfrrtnitl A. P. I.
Bkookltx CLrn, March 31.
Tho provision In question will bo found
In tho Itevlsed Statutes of New York, vol.
Ill . p. '.170, eighth edition. Section d,
as amended In 1HS7, of chapter CJ7 of tho
Iawsof lbs.it, "an act for the pieservatloti
of "ong and wild birds," reads In pnit:
"Thornicl ih or Eurojfn home arrow l'aii'r
dim'j'i'u ib nit lncl ntt-il Aiiioni; th" Mrdu pro
triti d I)' IMki t, nul It uluill he cou IiUtimI a lute
demeanor tJ liitciitiunillr ulvii food or litltu tn
the ealllr.
A New York person Intentionally feeding
or sheltering an English sparrow Is, In fact,
"guilty of n misdemeanor, punishable by
Imprisonment In the county jail or peni
tentiary, for not lessthan five or more than
thirty days, or to (ic) a Hue of not less
than ten or more thnn fifty dollars, or both,
at the discretion of theCourt." Such Is the
penalty Imposed by section 7 ujKin viola
tors of the act.
Wo hnve not heard thnt any friends of
tho English sparrow, If he has any, have
been convicted of giving him food and
comfort.
The English spnrrow has been outlawed
by the New York Legislature. Some of his
Boston friends want to have n referendum
for tho purpose of deciding what shall le
done with him in Boston. It Is tho general
belief.and the ornithologists seem to sup
port It, that he Is n nuisance, who passes a
large part of his time In driving decent
birds nway. In New York It Is n mlsthy
meanor to assist him. In Boston there nro
excellent persons who seem willing to make
It a misdemeanor to get rid of him, al
though thoro Is, wo believe, a law for his
extermination. He Is an able chap, and
keeps the legislators busy.
The Iirltlsh Nuvy.
The annual statement of tho First Lord
of the Admiralty, made to tho British Par
liament a few days ago, Is, as usual, an
elaborate and Instructive document. Tho
British fiscal year begins April 1, orthreo
months earlier than ouis, nnd as the Ad
miralty statement comes in March it sub
stantially covers the financial year, while
the new naval legislation followb soon.
The estimates for the coining year are
$I3a,07'.,,500, nn Increueeof $14,080,500
over the year now ending; the shipbuilding
Increase alone Is $10,080,000. For the
coming year also a force of 1 10,040 officers
and men Is proposed, Including tho maiines
and coast gtiaid, an Increase of 4, 2.10 over
the present authorization, which was t),:'40
above that of tho year before. The present
authorized nuinberof tho naval reserve Is
25,800, and au Increase of 1,000 in that
body Is proposed for the coming year.
Turning to the battleships, wo Untl that
of tho Canopus class, six iu number, the
Ocean and Cunopus will be ready for trial
about next June, the Goliath following
about thiee months later, the Albion and
Gloiy befoio Apiil of next year, und tho
Vengeance in July, 1000. Of the Formid
able da"", also six In number, two, the
Foimhlable nnd Irresistible, wo to launched
Inst year, while tho Implacable was to bo
launched this month ; the Loudon wax be
gun last December and the Venemblu on
Jan. 2, while theBulwnik Is aUmt tofollow.
Between these two classcb tomes a third,
the Duncan class, iiimed like the Formid
able, type, but fabter and with thinner
oimor. Of thcbe newest of the British bat
tleships wo append the chief featiucs:
Lentcth between liorpenillciiUre 40'. f t, breadth,
extreme, 7S fett H iticiiea, mean draught, 2 fe.-t H
Inilitu, illniilaienient, 14, UM tone iied xrith nat
ural diaiiKbti, l'i knot ludWated horse inner.
18.U0O. Armament four l'i Inch breechloadlnK
tune in two barbetlei, twelve tl inch quick firing In
caiematti, twalvu 12 pounJera, nil s-iioundera, four
torpedo tubea. Vertical elite armor aeven inches
thick, itraduallr reduced to the buw. The barbettes
Ifave 11 luih armor and the canematea it inch.
Belleville lioileis, with econombeis, are
to be used, antl the high bpced of nineteen
knots on an eight hours' trlnl, with natural
draught, exceeds that of any existing Brit
ish battleships. The bunker capacity of
2,000 tons is like that of the Mujestle cluss,
but tho armor nnd the guns aro bettor. A
new 1 2-inch wire gun Is now under trial.
Of the eight first-class cruisers of tho Dln
dem class, two, tho Diadem and Nlobe, are
In commission, the Europn Is In reserve, tho
Andromeda, Aigonaut nnd Ariadne havo
finished their stenin trials nntl theAmphl
trite will soon hnvo hois, whllo tho Spnrti
nte Is getting on well nt Pombioke. Tho
Diadem inn from Gibraltar to theNoie in
sixty-nine hourH at it speed of 10.27 knots.
Six nimored ciulseis of thuCrossy class aro
building by contract Four largo armoied
cruisers, known as tho Drake class, are also
building, threo under contract nnd tho
fourth nt Pembroke. Wo note these fea
tures of this new class:
Lonnth between perpendicular', r.oo feet, breadth,
eitreme, 71 feet, mean draught, 2H feuts dleplace
menl, 14,11 0 tone, apeed ivtith natural draiiiibti, 53
knota; indicated hnrae piwer, ?0 noo. Armament
Two li.I.iuch cuni with armorod ahlrlda, "litem
Inch qtilck-nrlnK Runalniatenmtea f mrteen 1.'
pounder, three .l.poundera, two t. rpedo t ibei. Ver
tical eidt armor ah-iiitaiiiu heathl k ie a eclated
villi Uro.iit atcel de , aa in the t'aunpua ami
Creaer claiaea 1 lio atcel hill s will be uiuhealhed.
llellrv.l e boiler, with ecnnomlrera, will ! rilled.
The apeed of 2 I knots is to 1 1. maintained for eiuht
hoira on the i ontrectorV trials, with natural draunht
lu the stokeholds. For ronllnuoUK stcainiiut at aea
In smooth water 21 knota should be maintained.
The coal bunker capacity will be 2,liOO t us, and
l.I'.n tonn are to be carried at the sp.'ed triali
Two other llrst-elass cruisers nro to be of
0,800 tons displacement, 22,00() horso
power nnd n natural draught speed of 2:'
knots. Their h ngth will lm 4 lo feet, ex
tieni" bieadth Otl, and mean draught 24'.
Their mnln batteries will U fourteen d-lnch
gnus, four of them hit tin ets nnd ten incuse,
mates, and the vertical side iiimor will U)
4-Inch. Tho coal bunker capacity will lm
1,600 tons. Tho boilers will be Bellovillo
nnd the hulls unsheathed. Speeds of 23
knots under natural draught, ns the averago
of eight hours' trials of British armored
cruisers, show advances. Now 0.2-lnch
wire guns will bo provided for tho Cressy
and Drako classes.
As to smaller cruisers, It Is enough to
note that the Furious and Vindictive of tho
1 Arrogant class nre ready and tho Glndlator
j has had hertrlols: that threcof thollerniea
! class will bo ready during 18M); that tho
1 Proserpine, ructolus and Pegubtis, of tho
I Pelorus typo, nro already in commission,
while tho Psyche, Pomone, Perseus nnd
' Promotheus will follow In 181HI nntl tho re
maining two soon after them; that six
sloops of the Condor class aro In hand nnd
tho gunboats of tho Dvvnrf clnss npproach
lng completion.
Of the forty-two torpedo-bout destroyers
of 20 to 27 knots speed, nil but two nitido
their trials successfully, and theso two
will bo ready tho coming summer; of the
(lfty IlO-knot lionts thirty-one hnvo been de
llvered, with tine to follow, while eighteen
nre well advanced. It Is interesting to
learn that four experimental vessels will bo
of still higher speeds, two of them being
under trial, while a thiid Is n btcnm-turblno
craft and the fourth Is not yet begun.
During tho coming fiscal year It Is pro
posed to begin two new battleships, of a
I design not yet determined, two more n, 800
ton armored cruisers, three smaller cruisers
and two sloops something llko tho Phojnlx
and Algerlne, of moderate draught.
Bitscbnll.
A few weeks ago the National Lengun of
Baseball Clubs took a reactionary stop in
, tho matter of iiiulntuliilug order during tho
. time of play. They diminished the powers
I of tho Board of Discipline and so signified
that, as between President BltUKII of Cin
1 cinuatl, who lined his players when they
violated the rulo agalnstwrnngllng with the
umpire, and Mr. Yorxti, tho President of
the League, who lust year made no effort to
have umplies enfoico tho mles against
rowdyism, they wero with YofN'o. Mr.
FiiEDKnirK K STnAitNB of Detiolt has re
signed fiom the Board of Discipline, nnd
yesterday's StN quoted him to this effect:
" If the Leaoiio wants riot and disorder, whr don't
the ttub owner come out openly and say so? With
few exceptions the men who aro now In control of
baseball are abaolntely devoid nf true sportsman
ship. I do rot care to b Identified with them, and
en hnve declined to continue a member of the
br-d '
The League clubs, even In the most ad
vanced stages of Freedmnulsm, won't pro
nounce "openly" In favor of disorder, or
Issue formal licenses to their players to
dispute the umpire's decisions. They will
sny speciously, after the mnnner of news
papers like the Boston Htralil, that resist
ance to tho umpire's decision Is "human
nature" und should bo treated "leniently"
and Is not often "dangerous" anyway.
As a matter of fact, however, tho gamo
of baseball will Ihj ruled on its playgrounds
by the umplro or tho players. They can
not both rule. If the umpire controls, thorn
will bo order; it isn't necessary to describo
the game which professional players would
conduct without a referee.
Hurrovvlng of tho Moles.
The increase in the cost of the Commis
sioners of Accounts, the maintenance of
whose department Is entailing this year u
total expendltuie of $100,000, where orig
inally $2.1,000 was deemed reasonable, is
very noticeable.
Originally and propoily, the scrutiny nf
department accounts devolved upon tho
Comptroller's office. Afteiwuid it was Iw
lleved that Independent accountants or nil
dltois, freo from control by tho Comptrol
ler, would bo a safeguard against errois or
delinquencies In thu Comptrollers ollh e, so
the Commissioners of Accounts wero estab
lished. Out of tho original legislation thero
havo come the present Commissioners nnd
their employees, costing $ltlo,000 Instead
of $2.1,000, and giving employment to u
number of " exHinlners" who are nominated
by such of tho heads of municipal depart
ments as me at the same tlmedlstrlct leud-
I eis Thebciiitluyof theli official doings Is,
thetefoie, put vlitually within the control
, of thelrown appointees, n condition of af
faiis never contemplated when tho exami
nation of stiili accounts was taken out of
, the hands of tho appointees of tho Coinp
tioller. For no vlgllantand faithful Coinp
tioller would appoint 1111 "examiner" for a
depaitment at the suggestion of ahead of
it, or the foii of one of tho heads of de
partment ns "examlnei" either.
The whole purpose of the law creating
this auditing department has been frus
trated, and the Commissioners of Accounts,
the ostensible heads of tho department, nro
without power to lectlfy tho abuse, be
cause their own tenure is on sufferance, ut
tho cuprico of the Mayor who appointed
the chiefs of depai tnient whoso operations
they are to examine.
Tho pas-age of the police bills In tho As
sembly jesterday Is a welcome slen that tho
UciMiblii-.iii party is attain hi control of tho
Legislature.
I I IK SATUXSIAX SY.STE3T.
The Vnst ",nre) Swept by Thnt I'lnnet anil
Its Mne Known Satellites.
From thi Rochrster Utmocral and Chronicle.
The announcement from Harvard observa
tory of n ninth satellite of Saturn Is a mattor of
treat Interest In astronomical circles. Tho
new satellite was discovered by means of
Photography at Arcqulpa. Peru. This Is tho
second satellite of Saturn discovered by as
tronomers o! Harvard observatory, the elder
Bond ImTina found tho elchth In number and
tho soventej In distance from tho planet in
September, ls8 The seventh In distance
is small and Is vlblblo on'y In tho large tele
scopoa Iapetus wns the outermost satellite up to tho
time, ot tho discovery at Arcqulpa, and Is about
as large as tho least of Jupiter's satollltos. Tho
span of tho orbit of Iapetus is about 4..100.000
miles, tho distance of the satellite from the
planet's centre being about 2.250.000 miles. It
was stated In our recent despatch from Cam
bridge that the new satellite Is throo nnd a half
times theillstnnce of Iapetus. or approximately
7.H7.1.0O0 miles The span of the orbit Is about
1JS.7.10.000 miles, and the time of revolution
about seventeen months Before the discovery
of the ninth satellite the Hittirnlan sjtem was
second only to the solar system In magnitude.
Tap ninth sntellltn greatly Inemascs the pro
portions nf tho Saturnlan svhtHin.
It Is possible that some of the satellites of
Haturn and of Jupiter are habitable One of
Katurn's satellites, the sixth tn distance. Is
nearly as largo as the planet Mercury haturn's
lighting capacity Is Immense, to say nothing of
the light e.ich satellite receives from tho sun.
The now satolllto of Saturn Is of tho fifteen
and one-half magnitude It Is so faint that It
might have remained undlsiovered but for tho
photographli) plate. This discovery has fully
iistlllci tho conlldonco if the lute AU.in Clark
In the Druco photographic teleseoiie.
In the discovery of satellites, as In nebula1,
American astronomers are lending their
Kiiropean brethren, merleans have dlscnv
orod ti o uatellitos of Mars, the fifth Hatolllto of
Jupiter, two satellites of Saturn and more than
1.000 new nebui.e. Swift alone has discovered
more than 1.000, and. If his llfo be prolonged,
the lint may surpass that ot Utrecht)!.
TIIH TAX DODOER'S PAllADIlM.
New Jersey's New Dill to Gather In New
aork Trttat Fund.
Tkkktos, N. J.. March 22. A bill now pend
ing in the Sonate and likely to pass Is designed
to furthor Incre&so the Ktato's Incomo from
corporations. It Is for the regulation of trut
I companies New York trust companies aro
compelled to pay a tax on trust funds deposited
I with them. In the bill pending thero is no
such provision, nnd If It becomes a law It Is ex
reeted that the New York companies will
I organize New Jersey branches and keep their
I trust funds In the branch Institutions In order
to escape the tax lmpoed in Now York. Now
Jerey will benefit by tho tax to bo received
from the companies. This tax will
bo at local rates In the municipalities
, where they may be established, on their
I capital stock and accumulated surplus. Tho
trust funds of New Jersey people will only be
reachable for taxing purpososat tho homes of
I the owners, and they will escape taxation en
I tlrcly. ns the local assessors will have no In
formation concerning them exoept through
voluntary returns Most of the money held In
' trust will naturally b.'long to non-residents.
1 and trier will be In a josltlon to dodge tholr
tuxes without trouble.
The bills carrying tho appropriations to run
tho Government of New Jersey for tho next
yenr made their appearance to-day. They foot
up$2,inm.417 72. If tlie deficiency Is as croat
lu llHKIasltls this year another hnlf million
dollars will havo to be added to tho amount.
Among what are known as extraordinary ex
' penilltures provided for. the money for which
Is Immediately nvnllnblo. are J'J'tO.ooo for tho
new reformatory at Hahway. $S7.(I15 for Im
provements at tho Morris Plains Hospital for
the Insane and about $H0,(KX) to restore ord
nance, equipment, nnd material to tho National
(lunrd.
In executive session the Senate cor.flrrnod
the nomination of Joseph II Onsklll ns Judge
or the Burlington County Court Tho House
killed the bill to repeal the Dunn net with
reference to the admission of law students to
the tmrand also the bill to annex the towns of
Harrison, Kearny, und Kabt Newark to tho
county of r.ssex
The Fntth of a Converted Hindoo.
To the rniTOn or Tin Bun Sir: Bxcuse
ni". 113 it visitor to jour country. In writing to
thank you for your remarks under " Preach
ing Without Religious Faith." I am converted
from Hlndoolsm: the Brahmanlc blood runs
through my veins. Nothing could have brought
me to the Lord Jesus Christ but two things
111 tho consciouHiiesA qt my guilt: (21 that
Christ had atoned for me. The light of revela
tion In my soul w nrned me of a hell ; since then
the Scriptures have affirmed It. and. with the
iieceptnnco of Jesus, the burden has gone. I
am a missionary now, and have been in tho
work since lHs.1.
After spending ten years .between Great
Britain. Kurope, India and Ceylon. I solemnly
say that I have not found any scheme, plan or
amusement which can or will ever come up to
tho power of tho gospel of Christ. I have just
come to visit this country for the first time,
to study American methods of Christian work,
and to find out how far tho people who send us
missionaries bollovo In Christ and the Bible
for themselves. Tho opinions and remarks of
the clergymen you comment upon mako mo
feel that I am not safo among such theolo
gians. The gospel has nn eternal charm for
me, a pagan convert. I find elevating pleasures
and jo sin It. It has transformed mo. I be
Hove in tho inspiration of Qod's Word, per
manent and unchangeable ; otherwise, man has
no permanent standard to appeal to. I feel I
must give this testimony In the-o dais of loose
interpretations ot the Scriptures. I am for
given much, so I wish to say a word for Ilitn
w ho has made me what I am.
P. N. Chvkbvbuetti.
New York. March 21.
Orange Growers Invited to Porto Itlcn,
To tiik Editor of The Suk Sir.' I notice
several communications In The 8uv on the
subject of orange growing. Having had a
practical experlenco In orange growing in
Florida, and having lived here since last Sep
tember. I e.111. after a thorough Investigation
of the possibilities of that Industry, unhesi
tatingly advlso the orange growers of Florida
and others who are seeking a profitable busi
ness to engage In orange culture in Porto
ltlco
So far as I have been able to aeei tain, the
orange has no enemy, and the quality, produc
tive nes and early fruiting of the orange tree
here nre far ahead of Florida or California, and
now that we havogood transportation facilities,
the cost nf sending them to marKet would be
less than from Tampa to Chicago. I have
never eaten llnor oranges than I have eAten
here, and the land around Mayaguez Is pecul
iarly adapted to their growth.
Tho tariff, of eourso. will be taken off long
before the treo come into bearing. Lands aro
reasonable In price, labor Is cheap and abun
dant : In fact, the tost ot bringing a grove into
bearing Is much less than in iTorldo. I advise
Porto ltlco rather than Cuba, because thecll
inato Is healthier and pleasantur I navenevor
seen the thermometer above IK) ; Indeed, I
consider tliecllniate much pk-santor than that
of Jr lorida. 1 he man who first starts a nursery
of orange trees here may reasonably expect to
make a fortuuo, Thote Is no stock for sale.
J. W. WniTNET.
MvvvouK7. Porto Rico. March la.
Ill', lllllls's Uxtiodoxy.
Totiif EniTORor The Bum Sir In your editorial
of Tuesday, the 21st, nti "Preaching Without IU
lUioin lYitli," jour Judgment ot the Rev. Dr. lilllis
seeuis to lia b en iua3e up a itb singular hastiness.
It isciiilonlly bjM'il upon a mero fragmentary re
port of Dr. lllllis's sermou. You aj editorially that
his i rmon " w devoted to extolling Christ without
an rtferi nre to the toncment."
1 he BmnU) n I'aalf't stonotrraphlo report of the
KTinon has at least this reference to the Atonement:
" For the common people, Christ's cross and His
stoning sacriHie opened up a war to happiness,
process, social strength, prosperity and peace."
With great power Dr. Ilillis qnoted from memory
these ords from Drummoud's "Creed:"
"The reiwcralilenosBof man at his worst Is the
mft of t'hri.t, the ronitvruesa or sins romes br
Christ s irons; the poerto set the heart right Is
Chnat'a grant, the hope ot Immortality springs
from Christ s uraw. reunion niiaus a personal trust
in Oml, a personal debt to I hnst. a personal dedli a
tlon to His ni'ise. lliesc. brought about how iou
ulll. an supreme things to aim at, supreme Ion If
they arc missed '
Afain, jouaay Dr Ilillis preached without "any
doctrine which raises liim (Christi to a divine or a
supernatural delation." The fsct is that Christ's
divinity is assumed by Dr. Ilillis and underllea his
si rmon in simple and absolute faith. He takes a as
niui.li for liranti d as the very being of Ood himself.
That profound belief in the dlvlnitj of Jesus Christ
both Dr. mills and his people in Plymouth Church
hold In suih absolute faith that the conventional
iloi trinal statemi nt of it seems superfluous.
Again you say that " nowhere in his sermon was
there any evidence of tho positlte faith which gave
the Imjml.-e to Chrietlsnlt) "
Tho "Impulse to Chnetianitj" was the resurrec
tion of Jesus Christ, snd the consequent re) elation
of the life immortal. This was the very thought
with which Dr. Hulls closed his at rmon, when he
said that through Christ "the path of death became
a path of living light. Striking handa with Jraus
Christ, the little child, the sage, the statesman and
the seer, alike went Joyously toward death, and
disappearing passed ou Into an Immortal summer."
Horace Porteb,
Assistant Tastor Pi) mouth Church.
DaofiKLTN, Msrch 22.
A Startling Assertion About Our Schools.
To Tiir FiUTiiRorTiiESfM .Sir- There is some
thing v.ron with your educational e stem here. It
is an undeniable fact that a 10-j ear old boy educated
in a public sehool in Eiiglaud, Scotland or Cauarta
la further ahaured and infinitely better Informed
ill arlthmetli hlstorj . bi oeraph) and other lueful
and no mar branches than Is a boy of 1 4 here. I
would not earj tn draw a hornets' nest abuiit my
earshj suggestini that the solid mentality of rtnl
dri u in these countries is better fitted to re elve and
assimilate knowledge than is the case with Ameri
can ehlldren. I simply describe a fact which may
interest physiologists or educators.
WemniuvFN.L.!.,. March jj. Jamm Hrvpsiuox.
Ill llntpn a WrtBoriiie for April begins Mr.
Mairedt W.itniin e romance, "The I'rlmtsa .enla, '
wliKhatr di IhuUtruii Illustrates Admiral Beards
pedis, riles Iho i.fanal trial of the now famous tat
tlealup Oregon, Seua.n; L jdgu i outlnuei. his account
of ourwarwlt'i Spain, ami "IIts'ii's Mate" Peter
Keller rf Ihellloucesior de scribes the rescue of Ad
miral (.Vi-eoia. There aro contrlla loua from Mrs.
Prise ne, Mis. Darr, Mr Drander Matthens, Mr. Zog.
haunt and others, Mr. Howells's novel. "The Silver
Wedding Journey," la continued, and other famUlar
friends aid lu Interesting the readers.
ASSOCIATE! MESS llEl'ORT FALSE.
Signal Oflleer at Santiago Did Not Confirm
the Iteport of John Sherman's Death.
IVamiinoiok. March '22. Tho announcement
by tho Associated Tress vestenlnrln n tele
gram dated Santiago that the "Signal Office
oonflrms tho report of tho death of John Sher
man, former Secretary of State" has met with
a positive denial of the responslbllit) for the
report from the blgnal Officer at Santiago.
This denial was received to-night by Con. A.
tV. Grocly, Chief of tho Signal Service, who
this morning cabled Capt Leigh. Signal Offi
cer, Department of Santiago, to know to what
degree the blgnal Ofllco was responsible for
tho reported confirmation of Mr Sherman's
death. Cnpt Leigh In his reply snvs positively
that the Signal Office's responsibility was lim
ited to the transmission of thu Information
from Guantnnamo to Santiago. Ills reply,
which was In cipher, vvaa translated to
night by Gen. (Ireely. It Is as follows!
"Information camu dlrect from I'ronch Cablo
Company'i representative nt Guantanamo.
Our responsibility Is limited to transmission
of Information "
Based on this cablegram. Gen. Oreely Issued
tho following statement:
" Waii DrrinTMBNT. )
OrriCE op Cuif.k RmsAL OmcKn. !
"iVahiiinotov. March 1!2. 1H0. )
"roTHrStvs Prtu Aitanalim
"Please say In your despatches of to-night
that Capt. Leigh. Signal Officer, Department ot
Santiago, telegraphs Gen Oreely that tho In
formation regarding 3Ir. Sherman's death
camo direct from tho representative of the
French Cable Company nt Guantanamo. nnd
thnt the responsibility of tho Signnl Corps'
operator Is limited to tho telegraphic trans
mission of tho Information. A. W. Giieem."
Tho Associated Press dospatoh was as fol
lows: "Samtiaoo he CtrnA. March 21 Tho Signal
Office confirms the report of the death of John
Sherman, former Secretary ol State, who was
a passenger on board tho American lino
steamor Paris, now making a tour of the West
Indies with a party of Americans. Tho Paris
left Daiquiri, about sixteen miles from this
city, an hour ago and Is oxpecteel hero overy
moment. No details were obtainable from tho
blgnal Service regardingMr hhurman'sdeath "
(len Oreelv feels that In view of the facts
the Signal Office has been misrepresented. n It
did not innny way confirm tho report of Mr.
Sherman's death
Secretary Hay and other officials of the Stoto
Department aro Indignant over the fact that
they were led to tako premature action upon
the report of the eleath of ex-Secretary Sher
man yesterday by the uneiuallfle'd confirmation
of the report furnished by the Associated
Pre Secretary Hay said this morning:
The State Department made no announce
ment whatevor. We received notice from tho
representatives of the New York Journal and
New York TeUvram of Secretary Sherman's
death Wewaltodan hour or so. and at about
4 o'clock the report was apparently confirmed
by the Associated Press In a despatch from
Santiago announcing no'ltivell. anil without
qualification, that Mr. Sherman was dead.
That desoatch was givi u to the fitato Depart
ment by a representative of tho Associated
Piess. Tho department prepared tho usual
notification to its representatives abioad.
which was not sent, bowover. The Wlnto
House officials Informed the President At
H:30 o'clock I received news that Secretary
Sherman was nllve and better."
The State Department ofhVlals not only rteny
sending out anyolTteinl announcement of the
death of ex-Secretarv Shorman. but also eb ny
that any statement was sent bv the State De
partment to Mr. Sherman's family that ho was
dead.
SECRETARY AXMEH OFF FOR CUItt.
Will Sail from Snvnnnnh To-Dny on nn In
spection Trip to Cuba and I'orto ltlco.
WASHtsnTov. March ".'. Secretiry Aleer
left Washington to-night at ! Li) o'clock over
the Southern Ballwav for Savannah, On.,
where he will embark on the transport In
galls for Havana A telegram was sent to-day
to the commander ot tho Ingalls to be ready
to leave Savannah at ' o'clock to-morrow af
ternoon, when the Secretary and hU'party are
expected to reach that port. Thoso who left
Washington with Secretary Alger and who will
be with him on his official Inspection trio
through Cuba and I'orto Rico are the Hon. M.
R. Smith of Detroit, the Secretary's business
partnor; the Hon. A. M. Henry of Detroit. Mr.
II. a Meredith of Detroit. Major George H.
Hopkins, military aide, and Victor L. Mason,
private secretary to the Sejretary of War: As
sistant Surgeon Munson of the armv, and il
Ham Taylow and Arthur Brooks, messengers
and'atteudants. Col. Prank K. Hscker. Quar
termaster United States Volunteers, may join
the parti later at Hue una.
The Ingalls will go to Haranaand othor
points In Cuba en a regular trio, with supplies
for the United States troops. She is expected
to reach Havana by Suuday. Secretary Alger
will pay the expenses of the party. After
spending three or four days In Havana the
Secretary will go by rail to Ma'anyas. Car
denas, Nuevltas and Clenfuegos. and thence
to Ponce and San Juan. Porto llleo. The par
ty will be absent about a month Very Import
ant results are expected from the vWtof See.
retary Alger to t'u.,u and Porto Rico, while
one of th objects of his trip Is tonscer'aln by
porsonai Inspection the condition and needs of
the troops in both iBlnude. His main purpose
la to consult with the geperal officers ot the
army on dutv there as lo measures that will
have a direct bearing on the improvement of
the general situation und the present military
government
On Ids arrival at Havana he will have an ex
tended conference with (Jen. Brooke and the
department commondors from everv part of
Cuba. Ihere will be a general exchange of
views to enable Secretary Alger to report to
.lie President on his letutn the condition of if
falrs In the Island, politically and atherwlse.
Particular attention will be paid by the Secre
tary to the question of saultarv conditions,
and he will arranun for the erection of plants
throughout Cuba for tho destruction of gar
bage and waste of nil kinds that Is Injurious
to health. At Clenfuegos he will endeavor to
arrange nn nmleable settlement of a dlfilei'lry
that has arisen between the military authori
ties and the inhabitants over the present un
sanitary method of malting ltitormunts of dead
bodies there.
tine of the most Important topics to be con
sidered nt the conference between Sooietnry
Alger and tho division and demrtinent com
manders Is a proposition to divide Cuba Into
three military departments Instead of six, as
at present. Another topic will bo tho estab
lishment of n more general sihtetnof govern
ment for the Island I'nder the present ar
rangement eich military ilop-irtinont is run on
a different system, and It Is desired to do away
with these in favor of a centralized nuthorit
MEURIMtV HERO RUWARHEIK
Osmnn Dlegnnn Oets News nt Mnnlln Thnt
He Has n (lumen for n Commission,
WvbiiiNc.TOV. March S3 Osmnn Dlegnan.
the voung seaman from Iowa whose scrvlco
with Hobson on the Merrlmae was rewarded
by Congress In the enactment of a special act
permitting him to enter the Naval Academy
n a cadet, arrived at Manila to-day on the
transport Solace. Ho was assigned to the
Solace while tho bill fur his benefit was pend
ing, and was somewhere in Aslatlo wuteis
when it became a law The first news that
Congross had given him the opportunity of
becoming n commissioned officei will reach
Diegnan In a telegram sent lo Admiral Dewey
tiy Secretary Long to-dai. directing that the
joung mini he sent home to take hlsexniniin
tlon for tho Naval Academy Dlegnnn Is "M
J ears old nud regularly enlisted In the naval
Korvleo When he returned to the rnlted
States, after being released from prison In San
tiago, with Holwon and the other Merrlmae
men. he paid a visit to his home in Iowa, where
he frustrated the oscillatory Intentions of all
except a few of the loung women of his town.
ltlclinrd Olney for thn Democratic Candi
date. V.en thf MunjihM l mnrntrntil pptn1
So far as we ran see the Hon Itichard Olney of
Maaiaehusetts ie the einl) man who eould lead the
Dcnuxrac) out of the wllilornes. Of course, if the
nusucial 'luestion con es Into prominence analn, Mr.
Olniy cannot be ronaldered at all. Hut If that issue
is eliminated there is no man In the Democratic par
ty who can come so near to being elected, for Mr.
Olney Is a positive force in American polities.
Maryland Tench Crop Heard 1'rnin.
from tke HltUmnri Atnnmn.
Itepoits ricetwd et play ronri ruing the Mary,
land pea' hcioii coutradl t tho curly dnlrf ,1 pollu
tion. The geuewl tenor of all thu re porta hi m to
ii di ale lint, in i. ad nf tl Is j(a-' , p p preeine a
failure, tho prospect ef a 1 1 y fair e 1 1 1 is more than
en oiiraglng
Tuo lthnls In VIieIiiIm.
To the ruiTOR or Tiir ht'-.Sir l..t me Intro
duce Toad Lukn ami Hube Young Toad is a prjm
Inent Democraito politician and liabo Is a red-ht
Republican. j4 j, j0SL8i
llucxi Uvvsn, V., March 20.
Ola ELECTRIC COMVAMKS AT tA1r I
The "iresllngliouir Toll Seek tn I.hJu ,h I
Oenernl Klectrlr Cmiipiiuy
Suit has been tcgun In the i i-r , r, . I
the I'nltol States f..i tho m rlc h t , , J
New York by the Vtestlnglinime I t, r , n
psny to enjoin tho General Lleiti i , , ' '
from delivering totho Ldlson t ,.p,( iru ' ' !
phase apparatus i-overed by patcit' e '
bv the Westlnghoilse Co main ji , " ' t
was brought at I'tlc.i on Tues Lu j ,
lunlos maintain that their diiT, r. .. , '"
their origin solely In the varied u ie
of a contract entered Into In ls,"i , v ' ,''
companies providing fe r nn ex k i '
censos. Three jears ago ilii m u i ,"
pilules entered Into un nitre- ,t t c
other to use their several tateir- c . ,
tlons restrictive of terrltur) n i ,"
Tho allegation of the Vicstingl, ,-i , ""
is that the General Klcctri i i, i ,
latod tho terms of this ngieem i i ,"
lng to furnlh the 1'dlspn Klei'Ti I, .
Comi'tiiiv with the inultli h,is,. . ., ,'
whero-is the flitted I'lectrle 1 ichi ,, i ,
Company of this 'Ity Is the ovals, e ."
of the light to use this nppiraius '
Tho General Klootri" C.iniM.e i t .
that a different Internretntlir . f ft,,. ,..;,.
metit allows It to sunniy these go'ien ,,,
the I'.dlson Company It de. ,-iios. i ,11
Westlnghoilse Company does i it . ,, ,
It has sold t hese generitors tn I lie I ' ,- "
paiir before No protest was inn,,. ,.
time by tho now plalntilT cnmpiiin ,. ,
fact lendr. color to the report urie ' 1
street yesterday that th suit i a-i te-
wedgo In a coining split In the p. , f i ,.Hr,.
between the Wostlnglioue and im .
trie eomp'inles Th Plain'itr o p i , e ., i
Its licensee, the I'nlted I Ie. trie l ,t-,. .
Power Company, bv antagonizing ti uj'
Company place themselves in 1 1 -,. ,;
William C Whitney's n .-,. mi, , ",. '
eal concern, the New iork (lis ml I ,. i '.
Light. Heat and Power I'mupaii) 1 1, .:
company recently absorbed tin. ,, , '
nanv and with It the Minh-ittan 1 K i, 1,-iJ
Compiny It has con'ro of the wn, , ,"
tern of the r.mpire Subway tomi .it n.
Mount Morris .'h-trlo Light ( , V,. "''
trolled bv the Light. Heat and Power i ,nT
nnd the Block I'lectrle Light nnd prm, ri om.
pany Is a more rccont nciiulsiti m 'I here was
n report that the I'nlted Company w is m ,
to bo consolidated Into the new mfi-m I t
the negotiations never enine to a s(1 , e,f,,i
conclusion. Another Wall street ret" rt is that
the Westlnghoilse Comnanv. win I, inathi
contract to equip the Third vsnue I , r ,!
with the underground trollev si stem hsj
failed In Its endeavor to gi the ?Ik hi
contract to equip the Mantinltin I lev ite-d l,, .
road with oiectllcltv.
The neglect of the Westlnghousn r .ininn?
to attempt nnv restrictive meisures igi.net
the General J'.lectrle Comnanv hlllic-rl whei
It supplied the IMIsun Company with ti
multiphase generators is clien as n ' ,MI f r
tho roport that the now litigation is l,cnn for
other reasons than moiely to protect the riebta
of tho licensee. Curront with the ta k tli it tin
Westlnghoilse people had lost the VfnnlinlMa
"ontract was the report that the General her.
trie Comnanv was practically assured of ths
contract.
If the suft oflthe vVetlnahouc Compinv U
suecessful .Mr Whltney'i- conn any wll, l.e m.
able to use the Tesla multiphase generit
which arc admitted to be the most en n n U
eal It Is known that the new I Ight. licit nn I
Power Company lutendsCto transmit power a
an enormous scale, and to be demlved i f ths
use of this apparatus will. It is said t6rl mslr
cripple the operations of the company
The Westlnghoilse Company began suit e.
terdar In the I'nlted States Circuit Court he'i
to restrain the Western I'lectrle ( miianr
from making, using and selling ellre-'t-ciirrer.t
dynamo-elcctrle generators, the r.itent Mr
which. It alleges, was granted to llnnjnmli
O Lam me In December. 1KI A prellmimrv
Injunction Is asked pending termination t
the suit l'nos M. Barton. President nf ths
Western company. Norman Williams, M, .
President, Charles D Crandall, Treasurer, ml
George C. Boldt, Secretary, are made defei,J.
ants.
PECK II iD ZOTMSG TO DO til Til IT.
Why There Is to lie No Woman's Depart'
me nt at the 1'nrls lixposltliin.
Tn regard to tho statement that there wimiU
be no woman's department nt the Paris Impo
sition of 1000, Major Fred Ilrackett, Secretary
of the United States Commission, said vesitr
day: "An effort Is being made to create ttn j
Impression that Commissioner-General IV. t 1
doe's not favor a woman's department at tl. g
Paris Exposition. The French authorities t 1
the exposition decided long ago tli it then
should not be a distinctive woman s rfesin.
inent. This decision of the Fren"h "
sloners places the responsibility upon 'i m,
and if nny criticism Is to be made they sM u 4
receive It and not CnmmlHsloiier-(ieiiil l'e k.
who must abide and be governed i 'he ruM
of the French authorities Itlsunjiistl elnrBi
the Cniteel States Comnilssloner-di'i row Ii
opposing a woman's department at Paris ,ilu
does not oppose It and novor has He Is s, mil
billowing the rules of tho Paris Li jsttioa
Commissioners "
yEKn or fire escapes.
Collector Illdivell Urges Thnt Tbev He l'lnreil
ou the Appraisers' Itiilldlng.
Wvsnic,TON, March 22. A letter has been
received at the Treasury Department fr ra
Collector Illdwell of New York urg i g tl i
placing of flio escapes on tho nuvv building cn
tnlning the Appraisers' Stores and tlio ill f
the Hoard of General Appraisers 'I ho n.-e.l .f
Hie escapes has bcon emphased In the re 'ent
Windsor Hotel lire Collector Illdwell b.nl")"i
that olcht eseaiK'S should lie provided, tw i .i
each of the four sides of the building Ina
much as they would cost several thousand d ,
lars, the Treasury officials say the proiisiti u
cannot be carried out at present, and it may i
necessary to wall for a spe'dal appr ip'iat, et
tiy Congress. The Supervising ielnteet 't
the Treasury Department s.ivs that the i
pralseiM' building Is as neailj llrepr" d as e y
building constructed in New York in ru' nt
ears.
Not nn Observant Mnn.
- JYom Ih' Chfajit Ituly Xetrt.
The old iiiiin III the shiiggv nei " tr '
tloned sumetliing about Kalis m in hi-' i I. ' j
the llostuiiiaii leaned over towanl Inn, u 1
asked'
"Did vou sny you wore from K.insis '
"No; but I jest eoine from theie '
"Then I want to usk )ou a few uue-i'MH.
How are times out that way '
" I dunno "
" Is money plenty ortlght ' '
Can't say n
" Hut dou t you know how the farmers an
feeling'?"
" No "
"Is business good or I ad In tho towns '
"I didn't usk nn body"
"You you are not nn observing mar i I
tlm llostonhin
".No. I guess not I went e.ut to I'ntsis')
see n widderl usod to know, and lo u-k Ie r'l
marry mo I got to her house ut I . i i
the afternoon. I asked her to have m. an i -I
slid she wouldn't, and nt .'I :i'l I was. n nn '
back. I didn't see no ciops, nor ask ah in g 1
times or bad Tho state of Kansas iu' '
holdln' n rcg'lar Fourth of .lu'y iver g 1
times, or everybody may b goln t. the I r
hotiso All 1 know about it is that I m ' ' 1
fool fur spendln' f'.O to run nrter a hie -'
wldderwhen I could bev mairicd aNew II mv
shlrogallurl'Jshlllln'sl"
Sir. St'liiiildt'a Miislrnl Heart.
Prom tke VUviland Plain IU tl'i
Oneot the most peculiar eas. s of heir' 1 -east
ev. r observed In local nieilc al i -
that of Andre Schmidt, need .Id, a i ui
residlngn' 143."iLlm street. Clneli nnti II -
a casool such raie and Inteiesting il - '
make him a mueh-sought-f ir I" tur. r n
subject, and ho ha. according t Ins w
culatlon, furnished material f a "in v i
tures In the local medical e llegis and I
pltalsnt least twent)-llvi times
Schmidt is a violinist of abilitj.he Id '
enjoyed considerable rcputatiui as ,m o' -5
before having boon disabled by his r.-' )
trouble, which Is known as"musial I, i '
a most peculiar condition, in which tli" I.'" '
Instead of beating with the regular) i
normal organ, pulsates four or live t n.e- il
rni Id rhythmic succession, emitting a '
monlous sound not unlike that I rip ' '
thn distant movement nf a ball ii i w g
alley, the rumbling of the moviiig I . - ' J
quick succeeding beats of the lii'lmg , - '
becoming vividly portnved .
A most Interesting teatiiie In '"i ne ')
hlsiMse is the neeeleialed nitinn a1 i -luirlv
sympathetic movement nf ti I '
vvln'e Its iiower Is ilecplvabsorbeil m r i, i
his favorite selections, the lit t n '' ' '
rhthm or the heart not being in i i ;
nouueeil Whatever may b" the "!' "' ,!
his condition. It Is one u( cvceeduig ) i.. ' '
tcrest.
In I nsiiapected I. in I..
Prim the t St. ajn Patly 'f.
"I havo just learned." she said, wim il
eeptlble tinge of iispentv. "that I inn 'h ' ll
girl to vv hoiu ynu have l en engaged
"Well." lm suavely icplied, that ul '
make you glad "
"lilad!" she exclaimed. "I'd like t 1
whv'r"
"Dnii't vou know.' he answered, "i t
tlicie's lm k in odd niimbersV
I'iisIiIiiiih In Aliishii,
' ' it thf fit' a'l .. lit r
lliitliing stores all r"piitn-i i '
of A.llsk.l blsillos '111" lllnsl in '
changes In the bun-is' w.u i. froi i li ' '
lire the de'iunild for furs lliste.id nf w i
and for lighter footgear. Mocealiisari) pja"
lur. Heavy blaukcu arc uusalablu.

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