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I "YOLLIVI.-yQ- 211. NEW YORK, TUESDAY, MAY 2, 18 9 9. -COPYRIGHT. 1899, BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICE TWO CENTS. 1 GAS (: CENTS A THOUSAND. I oves Ats heci.aued jiy coxsoi.i. I nAir.it .imp Mr tv.il I ,)n (standard and New A nnlerilam-Stiindnril I 3Ieet the Cut and Nw Amslnrilnin l'n- I aniibtedlyWIII.lIcctll-VBinlerbllta.Sngo I nml Muiiitaril Oil 3 It'll In This Ilnttte. I The war between the gas companies of Now Yotk that has been going on mom or less M quietly for a year or so to"k a fresh nnd fierce J start yesterday, and tho Consolidated and tliu 1 Mutual companies wont out for thn scalps of your Undo Russell Sago's Standard Company rikI the Now Amsterdam Company, which owns Him company that owns n tunnel tin dor tho I it ier. The F.xooutlvo Committee of tho ( n-oil'luted Company and thedlreetorH of tho MuM.i! omp.iny held meotltiBsnt nlraost tho sinio li air. nml llxcd a rato of I3 cents tho th us mil cubic feet for all consiliums, the rato ti take etTeet Inimedlaloly nml to continue in Ictlnitcl). The reduction was 45 cents a thousai .1 t ho old price ll xed by law being $1.11). I p to jis'eiday the gas war hnd enriched the nn.umers of gas with flee cas stoves nnd he.iteis. patent burners, drop lamps, and other gi fixtures that were thrown In ns ehromos by seme of tho companies to draw patronage. V-tordav s nunc, tho ngreomentof tha two fin panics tn furnish cas to bum 111 nil tho fancy things lur loss than It costs to make and deliver, n considered the limit, and tho cheap est things In Now York from now on until the war is over will be light and heat. Asthero !nre millions behind the lighters mi both sides, there is no tolling when It will be oer. ii is men said HMerdaythnt tho war between the .-intimites began with tho bronklngofn "gent'eruon's agreement.'' In whleh all the. companies were Included Before the making of this agreement there had boon eompetltlou thi'w i-moreorlessdainaglng tothe business, n I th it s whit luought tho ngi cement about. I the niriei ment the eity was divided up Into 1 strict nnd each company had Its own terri- t"ii Tho companies wcie not consolidated, or anthing like that, but tho business that was 1 1 !' ilmw was known, and this wax split up so that each company had an equitable share and I n'1 'Oiild make money. It worked well for a while, and then theio were complaints of un'air dealing, which included the offor I ing 'f inducements to consumers by some I of the companies to throw out the cas they I were using ami put in tliu gas of the company I making the proposition. A condition ahvais I insioro.l upon was that tho consumer should I n ' t. 'I the lival company an)tlilng about tho I Ind I'einent Hu' th" consumers didn't ul- I nais keep their word and tho companies tint were pl.oing fair found out what was C'iiiRin ifii quickly N hlle tho agreement was In 'ireothe consumei who didn't own a Cis sti vo could hlio one of the cas company In wh e territory he was for S! a year or ." a ycni If he wanted patent burners bo could buy them of his companv for ?..' each, and the enmranv would put them In When tho rival companies began hunting business in each other s territon. the lltst inducement usually offered was a biand new cas range froo Then In winter a heater would hctliiowu in. An other rival company would olTcr to do all that tho llrst eompanv bad given and throw 5 in two or three patent burners It was cm) a slep then to free patent burners for the w hole flat or houo. Tho next step was the presentation ot fancy lamps for dining-room-, ami thou came the second cutting ot rates This didn't begin until a few months sen. and only largo consume rs benellted At least no compam would admit that mi) but thn large oonsiimeis got cheaper rates, and to each ether they denied with uplifted hands that tboie wa aintlunc in the naturo of rate (sitting colnc on. Hut, as in the case of the g.is stove., and the heaters and the patent turners, the consumers didn't keep their I n mi-es of secrecy, and each company knew wh.it the others were doing lias men agreed that theie was only one way tn stop the clirnnio giving and late cutting ainlto icsiiiiiiisii the business on n prolltablii I isis for ncnlioilj mteiesieil, and ih.it was in I ut the cfimpinles under one maiingemeut. Aneftori in dring Ibis about has been under aw.n fni i long time and it was said tit Wall met . -teniae that it would lne hoop sue. -s'lil Inn fni s. ineofth" holders ol the stock in lUi-el .s,ig . s company, the Siandaid I he demand' I a vei) high price for their '"' k and refused to sell for less n nt'er wis made not verv long ago bc)ond win i tl e n.eii who wanted to luing nbout the "Tol ilatiou would nor go, and that waste, fiisul .is the otheis had been. Not only was H refused, Im it is asserted that after the re- ,y. j, i'i'Bi the Manila id set out wit n gi eater igorto M I' ' 'he I. iisne-s .jf the Consolidated Companv m The action of the Consolidated and the Mutual. wlueli is n Irlemby company, was the answer tothat ( (Toil 1 The cut. It was said yestordav, had been con- ti-inilateil foi Hiinu time l.itu last week the whole matter was refened by the diroctois of , tlie(vi,.uUdateil to the l.(.cuthe Committee, fU v li ' ti consists of Harrison 1", (lawtiy. tho If Ir'sident of the company: Thomas K. I.ees, I Jii.iifsStlllman. rresldent of the National City I rink, (n irge I lJakci. I'resiilent of the Flict L Vitioml Hank, William llockelellnr and m .inniel Moan '1 his eonimittee met es. D t' -day niornlng. A c.in.as of tho dlrectois "f the e .inpany showed that tho majouty was m fimt of a induction toiates Mining H finm i.ii cents to s,i n ,, diu-ptoiN wore m Wi'iiigtn let the r.coutiie('oiniiilttee deciiln i I what the rcducd late should be. Alteracon- l""'H 'f something merlin hour itwasdo- i'te that, if an) leductlon at all was to bo nmile.it should ,o such n reduction as com l'ti'.is o the Coiisolidaled Company would t ot i.ire to out under. Accoidingly. it was tie- I I led 1 1 ti the new rnte at H." cents. win ethe I veiitlio Committee of tho Con f"liil.itci( (,,m I oinpaii) was holding its nieet lnstli" 1 . ei, the Committee of the New Yoik .Mutual dasiigiit ('fun pan y was holding. -innt her moetmij ,t whu h exactly the same inoposition w.i- under ivi suleiatlon The iietion to ho . ."" "" I'xceiitlieCommlllPiiof the Con ' uaieiH onipany, it Is said, was known to , tho hxceiitue Commltteoof the Mutual Com- P.ii Ilnweior that may lie. about the time that the announcement of the Consolidated i-orip.inj's cut was made, the Mutual an t'liiiio.. t tliat on and alter May I Its rato to nil f r-iimers wniM he it."! cents (enrt'oN Doane, Treasurer of thoCnnsoli ufti Id isCninpaiiy, said )esterday afternoon it. i th,. ,,t n.i, announced that t lie chief lea J'"i whu h ie. in tm cut by hlscnmtiaii) was I' Inct that the oillccrs ot the company had rci-i. re . utlj informed that other gas com p.ii ics were secretly cuttitig the existing rates. I tie lu eel us nf the Consolidated I ouipiiliv. wli..e, mtai is J'i'.i,()7K.iiui. helloied that if ''not maniatues could reduco tho rate iio i oiinni!iat'd Company cni)ld, and ir'iuirc s , to what teductlnu theso 1 1)"1 ' !" bad made were authoried 1 'A1 information which tliosn connected with ino i;, iisolidatod Company were able to obtain W rJ'km'lmt '"eagre, but it was learned th it r r'cs tiad been cut to larce consumeis. wlulo I ".'""'ers luing in private houses were com- I ' ', t lav the regular rates Iiellnlt" In for- m;"" "s "'.lU'twhat reduction had been mjl was dinicult to obtain, but the te- Vn'il'' I'1'1., "I'11. ' fome consumers n n"h ' ' ''"'I been offered, while to tr,'f.'r.n.'lu,.n"?8.r,,,('8 var)ing fiom ro cents " "'cent, had been made. Thodlrcctorb of '.' -nsohdatod doeide d that If any leduetlnii benVn?,, Mn!YloJt "liould be mndo for tho It i.- .1 a" nl .'"" customers of tho enmpany to7nj5,co"rlu,lechHt if n reduction was i inrn?. ' " 6l'r,"l'l b great enough to seem n I.? 5null,"n'nl new business for thn com- riv TLnnn,'w, tate went Into ctlcet )eter- themi"n"xt,ll, rendered to the patrons of ?he J,1,nv,w'" ' ndjimed nccordlngl). I ici , ,sup',rl'itondeiit of tho Htnndard Gas .L ,M!" fcul11 !- uiRht that thn cut "lana.V ;0l,,,?.,rn.risn totliem. "Thn as h .rii i, le ""'i1- Wl11 Protect its customois i con ,, , rr" andmeot any cut madn by other oli ,V '!eetinB of th- directors will be nValsi. ,',,'"?"l'! ,n " bo necessary for it l-fivr," ln "" "1(,an ,lm8 KnH WM ba 80ld 'nm'p-,r?,".l'"'i'n',e"ll,'llt further sale1 that the aKrn?.,". ""' wr'rked under no territorial 'owl c "r ROm" 'noiiths. and that it had la'ln '.' Rcr"a'",1 0,,"'r Inducements that M lie : .'!,",,",,l D" rDal companies us luidaerrin1.' !"" "' "n0 "In0 tho companies 'li,,, , .'" t,r"'an ass against one another. a"l ,, '."Sr-ement cm ired last Aucust." ho A tin Vh JL. !'l lr'rtlinr understanding was & An.tT.ri 'i1'1 not p''ass against tha Now V tl "-e.'S.mrany until ,,rch last. Vlien I In vieV ' ' ii l1'.1"1 ""i'.L" a l,l lorthe business. I oi..i,r, ,,' onsolidateiVs torritory. It was I on in, rJi.?tn,,"?.t'nn,"lnlcB should agree armrutoriai limits outside those fixed by their charter. The Consolidated now has Its pipes In ciery ouo of the streets In tho older Parts of the city. It has been a fair competi tion between ml tho companies for business. Via did not think that matters had reached n stngo which miuln it cut in prices nccossnry. Jiut so long as they haio wo are ready to moot the cut," Homo Idea of the iiiacnltudo of tho Interests IniolU'd In the war can bo gathored from the list of tho directors of tho companies Imolved. l ho Consolidated Company Is controlled by Harrison i:, (lawtry, l'resldent: Thomas K. I.ees, Hatnuel Hlonn. .folm 1'. Ilugclns. William ltockefeller, M. Taylor I'jno, (leorgc I". linker, JiiuiDs Htlllninn. Htcphon S I'nhuor, Hugh 1). Auehlticlo's, 1', Augustus Kchermerhoin and Ldwln It Iloldeu. The .Mutual Company hasa capital of :i,"ill(M)(K). and Is dlrectod by llohart M. (lallawav, President tCornelliis and Wllllatii K underbid. Hobert 1, Crawford. Chnrles 11. herner, Joseph H. btout. '.dwnnl (). T. Ken .tiedy. Samuel Thorne. Liwrencn Wells, Chauti 'eeyM. Depeiv.John 11 1 ord.II.McK.Tivombly. William C. llessou and II WalterWebb. 1 ho New Amsterdam Company has n capital or i'.'.'MKXi.iKiii ami Is directed by fnines .Toiirdaii, President: Harry 11. llol llns, Charles K. Cutler, Charles V. Dle terlch. Harry Kcone, Kmanuel I.ehmnn, Wllllani C. I.nue, August llelmont, John Hloan, Henry 11 llogers, Anthony N. Hrady. I-rank Hastings ami John C. Toinllnson Thn Standard Coiutiiiuy has a capital of $l().iMK),uno and Is controlled by llussell Hage. President; I rank Tllford, I'erdltiainl MeKelge. John T. Terrv. David II. MeAlpln. Horace II Urock way. Oilier S. Carter and (lardnor Wotherbee. Tho last balance sheet of the Consolidated Company shows that It hasaecumulated plenty of cash In Its war chest. OuJnn '2H, this yent, tho company had In cash on hand S'J.illlt. 4'J4..'lil, nml It had In the tieasurv 1,'M7II40 shares of its stock Tho company at this time applied to the .Stock Kxchanco to list these shares Tho application was ap proved, and the Consolidated Company since that date has turned all tho stock intoeashnt an average into of film n share. That Is $'.'..tl1.0si for the lot This, with the iash on hnnd at the time the report was mnde, makes ii total fund of f.'i.iso.olo. ami that will last a good while. In Wall street ih" announcement that the smash between tho companies had come sent shivers up and down tho backs of tho holdora of gas stocks. The general belief was that il."i cents a thousand cubic feet was less than it cost tn make mid distribute casnnd that profits would, therefore go to smash for tho time. Tho Consolidated Company's stock dropped 14 points, to I7d'4. It closed at 177. The stock of the other companies Is not listed on the Ex change In the curb market tho New Amster dam common stock dropped 4 points and the preferred.") points. $:!o,Hoo,otio I'.nn to trAix. AuihnMitdnr Cftmbnn ltccelveii the Indem nity Mnury In Four Drafts. Wvsiiisotov. May J M Cambon, the Trench Ambassador, called at tho Stato Department this morning and tecelved from Secretary Hay four drafts for $5,000,000 each in payment of the l,tl.iMKi.0()O Indomnlty to Spain. Tho Am bassador left receipts for tho money Sccictary Hayntnl Ambassador Canibon were not utile to escape the Importunities of am bitious photograph!, and good-naturedly posed thcmsolies before two cameias in tho act of exchanging tho Treasury warrants and tho icicipt for them. The ceremony was brief and very flmple. Nobodv was present except the principals and the photoarapheis. Tho four negatives obtained wore afterward selod by Seeiet Service offlcors as coming within the limits of the laws on eounterfsltlnc. Shortly after she reached her studio with tho plates, M,s 1'raiicls llenjamln Johnson, who nlo took the pliotogtaphs of the signing of tho peace piotocol, was visited hy a Secret Service olllcer. who united for thoir development. They tinned out rixcellent repioduetloiisoftho jr,,uuii.iHMi Treasury wartaiits, and the olllcer accordingly soied the plates aud lugged them 0M" to the Seel ft Seivh n lliirenu Miss Jolnisoii einjeavorod to convince Chief Wllkie that he Ind no right toconllscatc tho nec atlies, put he declined toglvethern up. Sovoral newspapers, he saj(, imd already asked per mission to reproduce t he ..00 .( 100 cheeks, but their requests had been infused for tho reason tint It would be an infraction of tho law. No action further than confiscation of thn plates will be taken bv ( hlef Wllkie, as there was manifestly no intention on tho part ot Miss Johnson to evado the law. The United States Sub-Tiensury in this city has received an of11cl.il notification from Wash ington that the warrants representing the i'iK ikhi.ihiO paid to Spain wero drawn on Saturday. The Institution has on hand much more than enough gold coin to pa the warrants, lloports in Wall street vesterday were that the transfer of the money to I'uiopn would be effected by the National City Hank The warrants will ho collected through the New York Clearing House and will be se'tled fot in gold coin 'I he tt.iiisfer will be made. It is said, by shipping bills of e.iohnnge, already accumu li'i'il. lepie-enting credits alirnad, and no shipment of gold will bo necessary It was re ooitcd some time ago that the National City I Sank had been accumulating exchange, nppnr cntl) in anticipation of this n ndiaiice in the maiket foi-storling ex change icstcrriay resulted In some apprehen sion In Wall street that the exchange for the payment had not been provided for and that thn rate might run up tn the gold exporting point. Sight sterling bills were quoted at !H7'i This, however, was still 'i to le In the pound under the rates of S4 ss1. toJ4 KM'., at which the gold shipping point was variously llgured Host informed exchange authorities said that they expected no gold shipments. Other factors than the payment to Spain were believed to lie responsible for the advance In storlluc rates, among them the necessity to lenilt to London against heavv sales of copper stocks In the local market for London account. cost or tiik tr.m irirn sr.tix. It Is IMIiimtcd o Amount In Not Less lli.'ili S.:tl)0, 000,000 t'p In Date. WiMMNoTOS, May 1 Treasury officials say it is impossible to state exactly the cost of tho war with Spain, but a study of tho Govern ment's c.xpeiuiitiiies during thn last year gives an approximation of tho amount. Many Items chaiged in thn Ticasiiry statements as "civil and miscellaneous "nro really, dlrectlyor Indi rectly, caused by the war Thlsiscouspiciiously true of the 'Ji).0i)0.tMi0 Indemnity paid to Spain to-day, and it is quite as true of largely inci eased epondililie for clerks employed on the bond Issuo, and for employees required in soveial buienusof the War nml Navy Depart ments. l'ortho llrst ton months of tho current fiscal yeai the total expenditures were $ri::i,Uri(l,;:tKI, as compared with $:n:i,7tW,rwa for tho same period of the vear before. This Is an in crease of SV:'J0.r0.'l,4'-'l, most or all of which re sulted fiom the war. This reckoning takes no nocount of tho i-Atraoidliiary expenditures of April. May and June. lOS. befoio Uiu p i sent llscnl yeai bigau In April. May and June. ISH7. the expenditures of the diiiernment in tho Army nndNavy Departments wein icspoctively, iM.d.ll. Oiis. !sll.7.Y,..r:il nnd ?l.44li.'.i:iv'. as agnlnjt Sll.T.V.i.tUH. s-'JO. 14 1.041 and f.".'.i (U,ss7, Respectively, for the same months last year, when the war expenses were very heavy. I he Increase fni the thieo months wasthus J.I4, I'H4.;I70. jl'ho total extiaoidlnaryoxpcnscsaro ""it Is sale to estimate from tills that the total war expenses to date hive not been lc-stban 4-;iu(Mi00,iinti. for tho War and Navy depait luents have cert. ilnlv not paid all the expenses inclined in the military and naval service din ing the last moiithoriiioicmidtliosounsettlod ohllgatlous must be paid next month or at some subsequent time. The N.ivv Depart ment expenses In Apill wero 4 tl'js.cOo which is not largelv In excess of the normal J ho War Department expense1! are. of course, vei y heavy and they will probably never again bo anywhere nearlv. so small as the) weio befoio th.) Spanish wai. JIT.S HACK FOIl A STAKK. The l"reil It. Knloll HonU the Ilollin II. Wilbur In nn lM-.UIln Klin. Tho big new tug Trcd 11 DaUell nnd tho Le high Valley harboi 11) or Ilollin II. Wilbur, each with a laigc party aboard, started from the llattetyat I o'clock on Sundayafternoon fornn elghtoeti-mllo race up tho North RlveV for a puiso of $il00. Tho Wilbur is reckoned among tho fastest slnglo-screw harbor craft here nliouts, 1-Jich lm.it wus under u full head of steam. Tho race had been prearranged, and the winner was pledged to set upa dinner at Clermont It wu, the llrst premeditated con test betwenn steam harbor ves els that has oc- C,!l'l!onaVswoVrrnoso and noso from the Ilat terytothefootof West Houston street lhen the Dalell graduav opened da) llch between ir stern "and tho llbufs bow There was lUchohecilnB then on thn VnrM and gloom i t l.o boat astern. Tho DaUeU reae,ed Yonkerstwo in es ahead of thn Wilbur and thill won tho race All hands Inndod at Cler mont and had a cood tlruo uutll ulBbtfall. illMM PLOWS, NOT GUNS, FOR CUBA LA LVCllA'S UISCUSSIOX Of THE covstjiy'h xi:r.is. The Order lorhlddlng the Importation of rirenrms Arouses Much Comment Crent DIRlriilty In Grltlng Telrgrnph ( Oper ators Gen. Oomrr. Wnntt n Iliirnl (luaril of lii.OOO C'libnn Soldiers Orgnnlxed. Spttial VabU Deipnlch to Tur. Br. Havana. May 1. The order of Col. Bliss. Collector of Customs, forbidding tho Im portation of llrearma has caused much comment. Many Cubans express thomselvcs as believing that tho step was taken to prevent Increasing tho strength of tho Cuban forcos In enso n collision should follow a pro ttacted stay of tho Americans in tho Island. Homo call it a regular Spanish measure In that It savors of foico. There dnos not appear, however, to bo objection from any ono high in political or army circles, Tho complaints against tho order are based mainly on sentimental grounds, nnd not he causo there Is any plan to Impott arms Into thn Island for revolutionary purposes. On tho other hand, there are many Cubans who favor the measure. I.a L'tcha publishes a Ioiib editorial to-day In which It says that the tcsulation is nn emi nently proper ono for tho present, adding: " Wo need plows, not Buns." The pnpor takes tho position that tho embargo will be re moved as soon as thn Cubans control the eov crnment, which It anticipates will bo soon, and sa)s that no suspicion attaches to the motives of the t'nlted States. No official explanation has been Elven for the order, but It Is Intimated In certain Ameri can quarters that fear of the Importation of arms for the nutpose of turnlnc them In as the weapons of the piesent Cuban Army led to the Issuance of tho order. It has been decided that no Cuban soldier will bo paid un less he turns In a gun. Thousands of arms might be shipped here and $100 each be col lected on thorn, which would be a paying speculation. The Separatist olement gnvo a banquet to night at tho Hotel do Inslnteria to Salvador Cisneros lletnncourt and Major-Gen. Jos6 ltodrlguez, leaders of that party. 'A AVooiicoii fraifo. tho organ of the Separatists, publishes to-day a whole front pase devoted to the ban quet and to independence. A question has nrlsen concerning the advisa bility nf enlarging tho scope of Honor Mora's office. Seflor Morn was appointed Civil Governor ot Havana city by Gon. Ludlow, the Military Gov ernor, and hence he has no authorityoutslde the city. Governor-General Hrooke and the mem hers of his Advisory Cabinet will discuss, at a meeting to bo held to-morrow, a plan for mak ing him Civil Governor of the province of Ha vana, thus removing him from Hie jurisdiction of Gen. Ludlow Great difficulty Is belns oxo' enced by Col. Dunwoody. Chief of the Signal Lorps. In cot tlnc oporatois. Aftor tho volunteers are mustered out a completo reor BimUatlon of tha service will be nec essary. Tho discharged men refuse to ro enllst, nnd those who entered tho service as civilians, with thn rlcht to quit at any time, aie now exercising their right. Tho supply of operators ln the Island is about exhausted. The hot weather Is driv ing many of thorn and other Americans home. I nloss oporators are sonWrom tho United States the service is liable to be crippled. A number of clerks at headquarters aro also leaving owing to their fear of sickness and to the fact that their pay, owing to tho high price of tho neeessarios of llfo, is not sufficient to warrant them takinc any risks with thoir lives. Gen. Gomez hnd another eonferenco to-day with Gen. Hrooke regarding tho distribution of money to tne Cuban troops, and also con cerning the formation of n rural sunrd. which Con. Gomez wishes to be com posed of 12,000 Cubans who nro now serv ing in the army. Gen. Ilrookn informed Gen, Gome, that h would have tn consult thn Washington authorities In this latter matter, as he did not know the definite intentions of tho American (lovernnient. Gon. Gome, delivered to Gen. Btooke a peti tion slBned b) many prominent persons ask ing that tho Department of Puhllc Kducation bo soparated from tho ofllco of Secretary of Justice. Gen. Ludlow Is planning to change tho names of the streets ln tho city and to designate them hereafter by numbers. Ho will also make better arrangements concerning tho numbering of the houses. Josi5 Miguel Gomez. Civil Govornorof Rnnctl Spiritus, has f.ent a despatch to Gen. Gomez asking his help to induce tho American au thorities to rellovotjhe misery resulting from starvation In thafniilnen He also asks him to support tho plan for tho speedy construction of a railway from Sanctl Spltitus to Placetas. which would Blve woik to man) destitute men. Tho deed transferrins to Soilor Castnneda tho Sasu.i nndCalbaetln railways was slsned yesterday. VUJIAX JIAX11U VlllKI' EXECUTED. Attempt tn Hesctie Him railed New Mar riage DerrfB nt Santiago. Spraal Cablf Dnpalr tu I'm' Sc.s. Rantiaoo in: Ci'iu. May 1. Juan Cnballero. the chlof of the bandits who aro terrorising the llolguln district, was executed yesterday at Mayari. An attempt was made to rescue the convlctod man by his friends, but tho rural Buatds prevented Itand shot two of the would be rescuots. Two others were arrested. Cabal lero'a men am gradually realizing that under tho now order of things hero the Amoricsns will severoly punish brigandage, nnd that n safer living can bo mado In following peaceful pursuits. (Icu. Leonard Wood, tho Military Governor, Issued a decroo to-day declaring that all mar riages contracted before the reBular reptc scntativesof any religious body or sect shall be legal upon registration nt the city registra tion office. Marriages contracted during the last three years in any manner, according tn the rules of liny church or hofore competent witnesses, shall also bo recognized as legal upon registration. This sots aside the old Spanish law requiring the sanction of the Ro man Cnthollo Church to mako marriage legal, Tim new law will validate nearly .'1,000 morally trim ninrrlagos that wero entered Into hy Cubans during their war with Spain, when conditions ot expenso or danger rendered the ordinary method of marrlago Impossible. The mautlo ot legitimacy will also ho tluown around the many children born of these irreg ular marriages. Transport Logan feallt for Snntl.igo. Galveston, Tex., May I. Tho United States transport Logan sailed to-day for Santiago de Cuba with six troops ot tha Tenth United States Cavalry, their horses and garrison equipage. The Logan will return to Galveston as soon as the round trip can bo made nnd transport tho other six companies of the regiment. which are tinder orders to report hero not later than May 10 Government'! Majority In the Cortn. Scicitl Cable Dupatcli I THr. Bus. MAimtl). May 1. Tho Government has a majority In the new Chamber otDoputiesot 01 over all ot tho opposition groups combined. Summer Iteming It now tilling up the tlmo of ret) ctU agcnti. Any of them will tell you thitttls lmoit Impomble tn rent i'rliutut not provided with ut ungtt.Adv. t II OAT TELL HOW HE If IS' MfOr, A Ilullel Sent Into llclirj (ircntli's NeiUliy li Vlaltor, Who Lett In n Hurry, Henry Greaeh, HO years old, was shot In the neck yesterday afternoon In Ills apartments In the I'tnnklln Court building, in Kent avenue, near Myrtle avenuo. Charles Mack, agod 110, his alleged assailant, ran off after tho shooting. drench, who was employed in Applcton's bookbinder)', had been living in tho housootily n few weeks with his wlfo nnd elght-ycar-old dnughtor. He found Mack In his apartments when he came homo for dlnnorshortly after l'J o'clock. According to Mrs. Greach's storv, Mack, on calling, explained to her that he wanted to see her husband about a money transaction between them and would wait for him. When her husband arrived she left them to gether, she says. In ono of the rooms and went Into the kitchen. She presently heard two pistol shots. Mack rushed nut. Grcach fell on tho floor. He was taken to the Momrropntlito Hospital Mrs. Greaeh declared thatthere was no quarrel before tho shooting, and that It was not caused through nn outbreak of rage on tho part of her husband nt Mack's presence In tho apartments. She said nothing hadl occurred that could exelto her husband's jealousy. Ml she professed to know about Mnefc was that he was a friend of her husband, that he was interested In spoiling nutters, and was In tho habit of spending a good deal of Ills tlmo In the saloon nt Bedford and Lafayette avenues. Tho revolver must have been hold close to Greach's Ihead. for his face was burned with the powder. One of the bullets which was fired lodged in the colling. Cnpt. Baldwin of the Clnsson avenue station believes that the shooting was done with (lerach's revolver, and that MHek carried ItoiT with him. The police think tbatGerach for somo cause drew the weapon on Mack and probably ilrcd tho bullet whleh lodged In the ceiling, and that the other shot was fired while the men were strug gling for the woapon It wns said Inst night that Gorach would probably recover. Here fused to make any statement about the shooting. cnoKEii actixo Finn citir.r, Iinprrmliin About l'lrr Hull Thnt the Hnss's Nephew XVlll Hold the .Ititi. Deputy Chief Kdward F. Croket, a nephow of Richard Croker, assumed his temporary duties as ActltiB Chief ot the Firn Department yester day morning on orders hsucd by Commissioner Scannell on Sunday night. Tho letlrlng Chief, Hugh Bonner, appeared at I'lro Headquarters in plainclothes to Bet somo of his personal effects and to bid some ot his old friends good-by. The new Chief said he had no particular pol icy mapped nut. "I haxo many things to learn," ho added, "and I Intend to leurn them as fast as I can. The department is so well dis ciplined that It would run itself for some tlmo without any Chief, so that It Is not necessary for me to do anything of a radical nature right away " It was thn Impression about fire headquar ters that Croker Is tn ho tho rormanent Chief. His chances of passing the civil service exam ination an said to bo as good as those of Deputy Chief Ciicquel or l'urroy. ("roller's first act yestordav was to order all the engine houses that had lines tn display thsm in honor of Dewey. His llrst assign ment was that of Assistant foreman Hnlieit Oswald of Kngino 13 tn bo his dilvor. Fore man Thomas Dougherty, who was Chief Bon ner's drlvor, had been assigned to th com mand of Enclnc oJt before Mr. Bonner left the department. ix rr.mr. at a rinonv rmr. Fifteen Men anil Women ('might no the Top riunr Took In (lie 1'lrc Kiiciipes. I'lro and water did $H,00O damage on the fourth floor of the six-story factory building nt .-07 West Broadway about lOo'dnck hist night On the top floor llfteon men and women, em ployees of Wiener A Spier, were nt work at em broideries when Spier heard the engine hells outsido He looked out and saw smokeeomlng from tho windows two stoiles below mado for the rear fire escapes except Mrs Bach ot 187 West Houston street, tho heaviest of the work women She fninted Spier and his foremnn, lucent shoch, carried her down tho lire escape to the second floor, where all wore helped Into the window of nn adjoining factory, w hose hands vv ero aNo at W Tlllard, who made boys' clothing, leased tho floor in w hlch tho Arc started Ldwaid Ilintz. a porter, of 47 1.Macdougal stioet. one ot the spectatois nt the lire, was struck by a sbowor of glass that fell from a window on the fourth floor and was badly cut about tho head and body His Injuries were attended to at St. Vincent's Hospital. JOIIXSOX bVCCEEDH 47E, New Sine Sing Warden Takes Charge Mnkrt Nn Changes in His Stuff. Si.nu Bind, N. Y.. May 1. Addison Johnson, ex-SherilT of Westchester County, to-day suc ceeded Omar V. Sase as Warden of Sing Sins prison. The coiomony of transferring the management from one Warden to another did not require much tlmo nnd was very simply done. Warden Sage had all his business balanced up to date and all thn business of the past month accounted for. When he gave over the kn)s to Warden Johnson ho took his receipt for the same and departed on a tuisi us triii to New York city. It Is said that he may accept a place offered to him bv Commis sioner of Correction Lantry of New York city, to be Superintendent of the prisons of Greater New York Warden Johnson Is 411 years of ago nnd n batehclor. Most nt his life has been spent In Port Chester, when) he entered politics In 1SU1!. lining tho first Republican Supervisor elected In that town for twenty-two years He has been prominent hi Republican politics ever since. Ho has announced no changes In tho personnel of his staff, and has retained all of Warden Sage's officials SAGK SOT TO HE DEAD WAltDf.X. Declines the Offer In I'ut 111m In Charge nf City I'riinim. Omar V. Sage, who gam up the Wardenshlp of SinB Sing Frlson yesterday, has decided not to accept tho offer mado to him by Correction Commissioner I.untry of this city to become SupervlsltiB Warden of all tho renal Institutions here. It Is understood that Mr Sage wants to taken long reet. Com missioner Lantry Intended to cieato tho nfllee for Mr Sage, as he felt that tho number nnd sleof tho Institutions in his department made tho services of an expert penologist necessary. He Is greatly disappointed. nOVLDX'T AID AS 1X.1VHED MAX. Kverybody on Fifth Avenue Ton niisy tn Stop Where Hn I.ny wllli Ilia Leg llmkcn. Policeman Scott of the ulcycle squad found a young man sitting on thn curb at l'lfty-elghth street and Fifth avenuo last night. Tho man's right log was crushed and bleeding. Ho said ho was Joseph Neldenhofcr. a painter of iL'Il West Sixty-second street. He told thn police man that he had taken a rldo on a truck and that tho truckman left him to drive, running ahead himself to talk with another truckman "While I was drlvliiB." the injured man went on. "I tumbled from the seat and the wheelsof the truck passed ovei my Ice I lay on the street for several minutes nnd then crnwlcd to tho curb I tried to tell people passing that I was injured, hutnoone would stop to talk to me. Tho horso and truck passed on up the avenue " Neldenhofcr was taken to I'lower Hospital, where tho doctors said it would bo necessary to amputate his leg. SEXATOlt HAXXA SVEAKS. Says McKlnley Will II" the Cniinlnioui Choice nt the Ilepiihllcmis Next Year. Ci.evki.anp, O., May 1, Innn Intervlow to day Senator Hnnna said that President Mc Klnley would be tho unanimous choice of the Republicans of this country next year for President Whon asked what olToct tho opposition of tho Kuitz-Bushnoll-McKlsson faction might have on tho chances of Ohio's favorite son he re- "I don't want to say anything that would even carry a suggestion thnt the opposition of that faction would nlloct McKlnloy's chances. The faction Is too Insignificant to be of consideration. So small a local ntTulr cannot affect u national affair perceptibly," THE AGHIOKNT ON CHINA. TO Vl'IIOI.D THE XAIIO.WS IXTEU HtTY AXD IXDErEXDEXCE. Itussln nml (ircnt Ilrltnln Hnvn Sn Agreed, -Mr. Ilnllniir Announce Herman I'rets Mnket Light nt the Agreement nnd Says Dngliind Mint lie CnintnntlT Yielding tn Order tn Iimurn Ponce with Itntila. Svmal Cable DtttmUhtt la the Sun. St. I'KTEBsnumi. May 1. The arrangement between Great Britain nnd Russia reiorted as having been signed here Inst Friday Is not In tho form of u convention. Tho terms wore set forth in a note, duplicates of which wore ex changed by Count MuriivlelT, Minister of For eign Affairs, nnd British Ambnssador Scott. Tho prenmblo states that both countries agroo to uphold tho Integrity and Independence nf China. There Is no reference to tho respective spheres of influence but the agreement makes piovislen agalnsta clashing ot the interests ot thn railway in Manchuria and tho Ynngtso Valley I.cndov. May 1 Mr. Balfout. First Loid of tho Treasury, replying to Sir Michael Hicks Beach In the House nt Commons to-day In ro gard to tho Anglo-Russian agreement, gave information similar to the statements already published, that both countries agree to uphold the Integrity and Independence of China, with tho addition that there aro special stipulations protecting tho New Ctiwang railway. Berlin. May I.-RoforrlnB to tho Anglo Russian agreement, tho Cologne Gaitltf says It Is still belie vod In authoritative Kngllsh cir cles that Knglaud has conceded all the points upon which differences have existed on both sides. It only amounted ton recognition of ac complished facts. There Is nothing ln the agreement, the (lautle says, that guarantees peace for the future beyond tho hope that Russia will be satlsllcd with what sbo has sot nnd will ndhore to the new arrangements whllo engaged in other directions or until she needs more money for internal enterprises. The Russian Flnauco Minister's "secret re port." as well as tho latest reports regarding Russia's pushing forward ln Persia and tho projected railway to the Persian Gulf, conllrm theso apprehensions. The Independent, and especially tho colonial journals, trim to thoir prevailing Anglophobo sentiment, say unkind things about Great Britain and advocato German extension. The Tatrhlatl wnnts Germany to claim tho Hoang Ho Valley and the wholo Shantung province as her sphere. Tho I'mnmr-Ar Zeilung taunts Lord Salisbury with shutting his eyes to the Inevltnblo diffi culties with Russia in Persia and on th Afghan and Indian borders. It contends that British statesmen must be constantly yielding if they want lasting peace with Russia. Tho lien h'hntf su)s that tho agreement will not last very long. Lngllsh alliances nevor have lasted, dermany's agreement with Great Britain concerning Africa does not prevent the latter from Injuring German Interests in Samoa In the most brutal manner. Paris, May 1. The newspapers contain vory little of interest In legard to tho reported Anglo-Russian agreement in the Far East, contenting themselves with spiteful littlodlgs at peifldloiis Russia The 7'ewj) expresses great satisfaction over thengreeinent.wlilcli.it says, puts an end tn regrettable misunderstandings and Inaugu rates a perind of good will and co-oporutlon In the Fur l'.ast. the Asar.o-iirssi.ts extestr. View Tnl.cn h) This (invei ninent nf the Ar rniigcnieiit Concerning China WiMiiM.-iov, May 1 -It is stated that tho Government does not coincide with the serious v levy of tho arrangement between Russia and Digland concerning China taken by the l.u topcin newspapers. On the contrary, tho Im pression is gix-un that there is no causo for worry in the Anglo-Russian agreement. The disposition seenis to bo to regard the agree ment as an arrangement that neither Russia nor Grout Britain shall encioaeh on the other's sphere of inlluonco in tho Par Last That tho entente means tho actual begin ning of the partition of Cnina Is not believed In Government circles, although contiaiy views are held in diplomatic quarters This Govern ment, It was asserted to-day, has no concern In the mHttfrothorthan .commercial, andnothlng h is )et appeared to show that Russia aud Great Britain are going so far as to attempt to shut out other nations from sharing ln thn trade advantages of tho territory over which thoir sphere of influence extends. Ou the contrary, the United States believe that Great Britain will not abandon her open-door policy by keeping tn herself tlni trade of that portion of China over which she protends to exercise a nominal con ti nl. should so unusual a course be adopted this Government would unquestionably seek by diplomatic negotiations to secure a re version to tho existing conditions Tho question of tho extent of American In terest in political affairs affecting China was disposed of during the iccont attempt of Italy to secure concessions on Sail Mun Hay At that time Italy, believ ing that the United States, through the acquisition of the Philippines, had become a factor in tho Chinese question, conlldod to this (iovornment her desires regarding San Mun Hay and asked for an expression of opin ion ou tho subject. The answer of the Washington Government was that tho 1 lilted State had no concern whntover in the matter except so far as Italy's Intentions ullected American-Chinese trade. A double purpose was served in that answer. It showed the nations of F.uropo that America did not intend to be druwn into tho Fastern controversy In any wav ami that the United States expect i d to be let severely alono in their adjustment of the Philippines question Tho inclining of tho answer was not lost on Kurnpc. but it via without doubt very disappointing to Kngland, which began Immediately to negotiate with Russia for the arrangement ol tho ngicemeut just announced. Tho Anglo-Russian entente Is expected to empha size the position of the United Statos In wish ing to accent all responsibility in the hnndllni: ot tho Philippines question, and to attend tn their own business in tho archipelago while other nations aio squabbling over tho division of Chinese territory. CHEAT DASE 1W(1 ATTACKS A WO.HAS. A Vlcloui Watchdog N'cnily Kllli the Wlla nf ni Owner. Moi'NT Yjrnon, N Y, May 1. Mrs. Augus tus Htudivell nt Highland street Is badly mangled and lu a piccarlous condition from injuiles inflicted upon her yesterday by a hugo Great Dane watchdog kept by her husband. It has been known that the dog was vicious and he has been kept chained in the barn, but It was not supposed he would attack one of the family Ye-terday while Mr studwoll was away his wile and il-)ear-old son went out to tho bain to feed tho dog Mrs. studwell set the food on the ground and tinned to go nwav when the bruto sprang on her and knocked her down lis then sank his teeth into her back, and, lilt ing her from the ground, shook her like a rat Terribly frightened and suffering intense agony. Mis Studwell attempted to crawl be vouil thoreneh of the dog. As she moved he seized her again nnd gave her another vigor ous shaking and followed this up with a third attack before her cries brought neighbors to the rescue. Mis. Studwell was taken to tho house in an unconscious condition. The doc. tors found that she had been bitten In five Places. Illnnithnllod Attack! His Muatci. Tori.inoton, Conn . May 1. John Noonan, 70 )ears old, of !ls5 Litchfield street, was at tacked to-day mid probably fatally bitten hy a large bloodhound which ho owned. At II o'clock this morning Mr Noonan wasawakoned by the loud bai king of the bloodhound outside bear ing that tho beast, which had gotten loose and vr.is running about the yard, might bite some one, he called the dog into tho hniiso. Then ho went outdoors, picked up tho dog's collsr and returned to the house. While trying tn fusteu thooollararouiidtlio bloodhound's nock the an imal sprang upon him, felllug him to tho floor and biting him Noonan's son rushed to his father's assistance and shot the bloodhound dead. Noonan was picked un unconscious, blood flowing from nineteen wounds In his right arm and rlcht lee. J ESOLIHH VIEW OF OUIt JVD1CIAHV. Mr. Choati) Answers In n Hiimnrniis Vein Some (innd-N'ntiircd Criticism. fpectal Cable DuvalcK le Tur. Srx. London. Slav 1. Ambassador Choato was n guest at the dinner ot the Hnrdwicko Society to-night. Baron Russell ot Kllloivon, Lord Chief Justico of Lngland, proposed u toast to the Amorlcan Doneh nnd Bar Ho confessed that ho was oppressed by tho subject boeauso of tho Immense num ber of tho judicial hierarchy In tho United States, CrltlclslnB tho system ot electing Instead of appointing Judges In; the United States and tho nhsenco of nny fixity ot tenure. Baron Russell said ho feared thnt with tho exception of the Supreme Court nt Washington it was n rare ocourreiico thnt tho best men sought or accepted judicial ofllce. He hnd long wondered that under the existing conditions tho United .States had been able to command so many great men. Mr. Choato replied in u humorous vein, which kept his hearers laughing. Ho said he noticed that Baron Russell hnd said nothing derogatory to the honor, Integrity and courage of tho law)ers of the United States. At thn last census tho y reached a total of 00,000. Not all wero men elthor. nnd who dnro speak against such a host. He did not admit that the American system did not hnvo merits that countervailed all Its defects. Ho hnd, however, advocated an appointed Instead of an elected judiciary, but that fight had been fought out In America fifty years ago. and jus tice was administered to the satisfaction of tho people. FR1EXDLT ISF.HM.tS COWHEXT. Sntlifnctlnn Over the Meninges Iletwennlhe Knlner nml rretldent McKlnley. Special Cable litipaltkto Tur. Hun, Viknna, Slay 1. The h'rrimltnblall regards the messages which passed between tho dol man Lmporor andJPrcsldent McKlnloy in re gard to tho German cablo as important, their friendliness marking thn end ot tho period of disturbance. " Wo nro sure." the paper adds, "that thonlms of both aro so tar npartthat It Is tmposslblo that they should cross each other's path." ' It adds: "F.uiopo has grown accustomed to regard tho American Republic as a new great power. America must admit that sbo does not meet with prejudlco or dislike here, but on the contrary, a rcadlm-. to return her friendliness." AMEHICAX CAPITAL FOIt ITALT. ltcnnrt That mi Offer Has Hccn Mmlc to Develop !, 000,000 Acres of I, nnd There. (Snec'itl Cabl' Hetvalch la Till bl I London. Slay 'J. The Romo correspondent of tho Momma Leader sn)s that on tho occasion of the recent conference between Ambassador Drnpor. Mr. Tortor nnd Signor Fortis, Minister of Comnieico, Industry and Agriculture, tho Ambassador, on behalf of an important group of Amei lean llnanclors, mado tanglblo propositions In regard to utilising 0,000.000 acres of fertllo land In Italy which is lying wnsto owing to lack of capital and Initiative. Tho correspondent understands that the proposals wero very acceptable as tending to solve the Italian agricultural problem. r.sr.LAXi) ai oris T.tnirF. Government ItejecU n Suggc Ktinn Thnt It TCegntlntc with I's fni Chnngci. .Vimcf Cable l'ivaleh to Thk si;s. LnNiinN. May 1. Air. Hrodrick. Parliamen tary Foreign Secrotaiy, was asked by Mr. Cog hill, member for Stoke-on-Trent, in the House of Commons to-day If tho Foreign Office would Instruct tho British representative at Washing ton to urge upon tho Uiutod States tho advisa bility of withdrawing the existing tariff unfa xorable toGreat Britain Mr. Hrodrick replied "It is unusual to make representations to foreign Governments upon their tariff policy. I do not consider that the suggested Instructions would result In benefit to British trado." so MAnitiAar.s rort five dats. New Law In Wlnennsln Which Shuts Out Weddings Holvieen Mny ft nnd .liny 10. SIilwaukkk, .May 1 All those who have sot their weddings between Slay f nnd May 10 aro Being to be disappointed. It has just been discolored that under tho new law no mar riages can bo performed in this Stato during that period, and hundreds of weddings will hnvo to bo postponed. It comes about in this way Wisconsin, up tn this time, has been a gtcat State for elopers, as no marriage llconso was required. Thn Legislature passed n law. which goes Into effect next Friday It piovldes that a license must be taken out live nn)s before the wedding, nnd as no llcenso can be scoured until Slay i no marriages can be performed until Slny 10. The change In law has caused no end of inconvenience In tho marriage business. nirro expect.i the stohk. In Fact, a Young Hippo's Xnnn May Shnw Ahnvo tho Water Auv Mnuiciit. The authorities of the Central Park me nagorle aro verymuchintorcstod In an expected addition to the hippopotamus family that has Its quarters In the lion house. Tho family at present consists of Caliph, the original hippo of the Zoo, his spouse, Miss Slurphy. nnd their two-year-old daughter. Iris. l'atlma, tho llrst river horse born InCentinl Park, was sent to Chicago two )eais ago. and her three-year-old son, Cyrus, was scut to Germnny last Saturday All of those born in the menagerie were two or three da)s old when first seen bv the kccpeih. as they re mained almost wholly hidden under the water ot their tank until they were able to swim. FIllST IlltlGADE WILL PARADE. Entire Nntlnnnl Guard I'nri c nf This City toTurn Ounu Occointiuii liny. The entire F'irst Hrigado of tho National Guard has been ordered to march in tho Deco ration Day parade In SInnhnttan. Thcorganiza tionsnro theSeventh. F.fghth, Ninth, '1 ivclfth, Twenty-second, Sixty-ninth and Seventy-llrst Regiments of Infantr) i Squadron ..Hie First and Second Batteries and the Signal Corps, A general order has been posted In the Sixty ninth Regiment Armory notifying the men that, beginning to-morrow, new uniforms and equipments will be lsuod tn the enlisted men by companies. nergen County Wants Its Wnr Kr gluten t tn Stay In Sci v Ice, IlAfKKNSAf K, N. J. Slay 1. The Bergen County Bonrd or Chosen Freeholders to-day passed a set of resolutions eulogistic of the Second New Jersey Regiment for Its long and patriotic service as a Stato organirutlon, nnd calling upon Gov. Voorhees not to disband the command, but to kesp it intact In order that it may icileet greater glory upon the btato. The imper was onieied to be delivered tothe Governor to-morrow, the anniversary of tho regiment s departure for Iservice in tho Spanish-American war. eighteen Tenement limine! Burned. Cmicaoo, Slav 1 -Fire which started this afternoon In tho Polish settlement of the northwest side destrood eighteen tenoment houses. One hundred and ton families, num bering ln all about one thousand persons, wero made homeless. The neighborhood of the lire was one ot tho most densely populated sections of tho city. l.nuls C. Tiffany llm Grip. Imls C. Tiffany Is III of grip In Ids apart ments In the Tiffany flats, at -event) -second street and Sladison avenue. Although confined to bed he Is not bolleved to bednncerously sick HanlKritlnc experts and poinrin bottle. "The Bllnrt OoddeM." Out to ily. All bookcller nd oewtdethri. Ait. I DKWEY DAY IN THIS CITY. rm: pkesidext caulks the ad- MIISAL HIS COXaltATlLATIOXS. Hay OIkciiciI with I'ntrlotlc Scrvliet In tha Public Mhunli.timl the Daughter nf tha ' Amerlcnii Ilcvuliitluii I'nvrll a Washing- I ton Tablet -fi'lrlirntlon l.usl livening, n Nobody with oes open could forget that yos. I tcrday wns Dowry Day ln Now ork. even M though It was not a New ork holiday. Flags IF were everywhere In the resldonco strsots up town they were hung out as soon as theeaily risers weie up and stirring, without regard to regulations that goiern the tlmo of hoisting i tho colors In the army mid tinvv. On the oust . and west sides tho flags weio smnller. but they ' were there, oven down nn Choiry Hill, Ths ' Swamp and Wall street showed the same col- V ois. The flagpoles of public buildings wore all In use, and along the watcr'ront, .whero llngstaffsliTere tower, flag" wore hung along tho sides or fronts of buildings, as. Indeed, they weio also on Broadway. Lower Hroadwar looked as It did ivhcn tho community was showing its patriotism In the support of honest money In I sin I. nnd as It looked asaln a )c,ir ago, when martial intriotlsm led to the adornment of building after building with the Stars and Stripes. Whichever way one looked, uptown or downtown or crosstown, or uo toward the sky or down toward bansment stores. Old Glory met his oyes everywhere. And If Ho turned and looked out overthe rlvera or the harbor, there, too, wero moro flags, alt the harbor craft flying the colors. Some small tugs had obtained flags half as long as them selves, and they stood out proudly In the breeze when land flag? hung llmu In the late afternoon. Dewey and Slanlln wore frequent words In the conversation of men, and celebrations of the dav other thnn by th exposition of flags wero many. President McKlnley led off br sending this telegram of congratulation to Admiral Dewey to mark the anniversary: " Brooklyn Navt Yard. Slay 1, 1800. "Dewy, Manila "On this nnnlversary of your groat victory the people of the United States unite ln an ex pression of affection nnd of gratlttido to your self and tho bravo officers and men of your fleet, whoso brilliant achievements marked an epoch in history, and will llvo in the annals of tho world's horole deeds. " William SIpKinlky." The children In the public schools took part in special oxerclsss in honor ot tho day. sa- , luting the flag, singing patriotic songs and lis tening toshoit addrssmis. President Little of tho Hoard of Kducation had sent word to all principals and teachers that he desned this to bo done. Tho children were generally so busy celebrating Deney and his victory that they had little thought for tho old-time Slay Day. nnd no permits for merrymakings In Central Park were applied for this year, hi the even ing there wore some elaborate and formal cel ebrations of the day ln different pait; of tha city. The Slary Washington Colonial Chanter, Daughters of the American Revolution, took advnntngo of the day lor the unveiling ot a biono tablet on the sits of tho first lesldenc of George Washington after his election to tlia Presidency. The slto is now occupied by a nai t ot tho supporting structure of tho Brook- -1 Ivn Bridge. It was No. I Cherry street, on ' Franklin Square, a fashionable residence sec tion of Cherry Hilt, which was abandontd hy Washington in less than n year because of Its , "great distance out of town." Tho house was Walter Franklin's and subsequently belonged to Samuel Osgood, who married Franklin's widow and whoheeame the llrst Postmaster General of the United States To tho stons- i work of tho brldgo the SInry Washington Chap- ' ter n fllxud the memorial tablet, which bears i this inscription: : The first : ' ; Presidential Mm mon, I ' : No. 1 ehrrry nirret, I : nccuplil by S ; rienrgo VV astiitiuton ; Freni April 2.1. 1771). i ; ; 'lo lVbruary 2.1, 17SO. 1 K-octisl In tho I Marj WnBlitUBten Colonial Chapter : ; April ao, lsliK. I The seal of the chapter follows the Inscrip tion A score or mote of the women of the ebnnter came to the unveiling and a hundred stragglers from the neighborhood crowded around to look on, som ot them wonderlnn what it was all about and somo of the younger elo nent vastl) moro Interested In the advent of the Daughters and their carriages than In the tablet or the speeches of District Attorney Gardiner, President of the Council Gugeen helmer or Gen. James Grant Wilson. They flocked around the carriages curiously, but when the ceremonies began caused no trouble whatever to the eighteen or twenty policeman who wero present under ('apt. Vrsdenbsrgh in anticipation of a larger assemblage. Upon un veiling tht tablet Miss Slary Van Buren Van dernoel, Kegentrof-the chnpter. Introduced President Gtiggeiihelmer. who made a short address Slaior Gardiner and Gen. Wilson also sioko. From Cherry Hill the Daughters went to old St. Paul's Church, where Washington used to wor ship, and wherein commemorative service was held at :t o'clock. Ono hundred and fifty men nnd wsmen had nsssmblod there by Invitation and members or the Umpire State ISoolety. sins ot the American Revolution, nctod as ushers. Tho services weio conducted hy tha clergy of tho ehuroh. and an nddreis was de livered hy the Chaplain of tha chapter, th Rev. Charles Russell Treat. Ho said among - other things thnt as the names of Washington nnd Dewey were coupled on this analversary of the great scenes nt Slanlln, contldsnca should grow gieater that our God was the God of our f ithcrs. and '.hat to Him might bo glvaa thanks that "the former type of Amerloan character has been reproduced whoc the coun try reoulra 1 If " Aftei holding n Dewey meeting at Delmonl co's Inst night the Filendly Sonsnf St Patrick sent this cablegram to Dewey at .Manila: "Nkw Yniin, Slay 1. ' Itewey, Vanifrt " The Friendly Sons of St Patrick, ever true tothe flag, congratulate its defender on this anniversary of his great victory "MniuiAis J O'Bmr.N. President." There was a celebration at the Church of thn l'ternal Hope. In West Highly-first street, last night, consisting of a "Congress of Flags'1 of all nations, tableaux of n patriotic kind and speeches, Tho chlot orator was SInjor Z lv. Pangborn, who was Dewey's school teacher in tho Admiral's district-school days. Slaior Pangborn related the episode which has been set forth In tho newspapers of the Insurrection against the schoolteacher In which the future Admiral took part, and of Its quelling by prompt and forceful notion on the pnrt of the ileinngogue Major Pangborn de. scribed Dewey as a bright, qiiiek, alert, hand some lad. whoso one fault wns disregard of au thority This fault, the speakor said, ho soon outgrew Major Pangborn concluded with a eulogy of the Admiral's naval career The Republican Club of thn Twonty-nlnth Assembly district had a dinner at thn Tuxedo, Sladiiion nionuo and Fifty-ninth street, last night. President Hal Bell presided, and some of the guests present wero Kdward Lauter bach, red Glbbs, John SleCiillagh, Gen. Anson G 5Ic(ook, Gen James (I'lielrne, Recorder Gnff, William N Cohen and the Hev. Stephen S, Wise President Hell Introduced tha Rv. RoliertS. SlacArthur as tho llrst speakor. Dr Macrthursald- "From this time Slayl will be printed In tha national calendar and the almanac ot liberty In letters of living light Ou that day one year ago. for the second time in thn history nf America, a shot was fired that echood around It the world. Tho rnurlng of Dewey's cannon (.' was Amorlcns and heaven's response tn the (' solemn sound that sunk tho Maine In Havani harbor. , s "n neier appreciate great events until ' separated from them by Brea,. lapses of time. .Jf The historians who tell the stor) of the close Mi of tho nineteenth century will sav 'There If, were giants In thoso days' We have I' just olosed the mot wonderful twelve 1: months in the history of the whole hu- i man race Wo have just closed a war J that was a war nf civilisation and fit centuries. 17 It was tho sixteenth century agauiit the 'j twentieth century, and It seems as though God put the American people nt the portals nf , the twentieth century slid said ' Thou shalt not suffer tho sixteenth century to enter tho pnrtals, and if sin. Insists thou shalt drive hor , IV from the Western hemisphere ' " A Dr Mnexrthur concluded by saying that "m America had become a world power.and all the y antl.expansionlsts In the country could not JL change that fact. The Republican party, ha If said, with the sword of Grant, tho peu of Lin- !