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jV. HASTINGS IN OFFICE I.-.iuratloa Ceremonies in Fcsss)U I Tanla's Capital. riSSAGE 'OF T1IE ..NEW EJXCUT1YE A Procession, .Public Reception, and 1111 Democratic Nomination Thrown Out by the '- Senate. HARRISBURa. Penn., Jan. 13.-D. H. Hastings wss to-day Inaugurated Governor et Pennsylvania. Attended by Got. Pat tlson, the old and m Lieutenant Govern-crs, and other Bute official, be waa eecort-d. at 11:30 p, XL, from the Executive Mansion to the Capitol by a procession of political dub and military bodies. Chief Justice Hterrett of the Supreme Court administered the oath of office. ' Oov. Hastings's Inaugural address waa very general In Its application to matters of Interest Jin the Bute. He ventured the opinion and the hope that, with returning confidence as to the future, we are gradually entering upon a period of encouraging and healthy business restoratloa With this thought to view, the trend of our legists- Ota. Daalel H. " Hastings. Oovernor of Pennsylvania. Won should be in sympathy with every effort looking to the advancement of all the Industrial, material, and commercial inter-sets within the borders of the State.? Considerable attention waa devoted to the labor question, as of peculiar Interest to the State, which Mr. Hastings called the M distinctively Industrial Commonwealth." He d: . Labor arises from necessity more than from Inclination, and Is seldom inviting unit remunerative. Capital depend upon Intellectual force and direction. The state that permit large aggregation of capital -to be employed should surround the artificial person thus created with the same restrictions, privilege, and protection which It glvee to the Individual citizen. The law effecting each should be Just end equitable. The burden ot taxation should rest Justly end equitably upon both, having due regard to every privilege, advantage and related Inter- Neither should be a target for the demagogue or the tool of the avaricious, wine laws rigidly enforced are Independable to both as well as to the State. Every man has the right to sell hljVtabor at hi own price and 1 entitled ""13 protection In It performance. Labor ha the right to organise for mutual rdTectI3n. and advantage the same a capital; but neither labor avreatpital ha the rieht to combine to prevent men from working at an price they; ? 'lease, no more than eapltaL-has the right o control or pervert the .natural channel of Industry so as to depress the pries of labor or raise the cost of living. In regard to roads,' the Oovernor said:' ,1 em Inclined to sugiVt that, recognizing the right of local government, where the people of township or county desire better roada. the State should,, under well-guarded learlalatlve restrictions, come to their as-siatano by paying a share of the proper coat, providing the quality and character of the road satisfy established and just requirement. He closed with soma good words , for building and loan associations, and a recommendation of legislation to benefit the farmers. When these ceremonies were over, the oath of office was administered to Lieut Oov.-elect Lyon. In the Senate Chamber. The entire party then reviewed the procession from a. stand opposite the Executive Mansion. A public reception was held by Gov. and Mrs. HasUngs this evening. An Inaugural ball at the armory of the City Grays closed the festivities. Ex-Oov. .and Ml Pattlson went to Philadelphia : this afternoon. The Senate, In executive session this afternoon, rejected . the nomination of George B. Luper for Insurance Commissioner, Robert Watchorn for Factory. Inspector, and Thomas McCaffrey for Notary PubUo of Allegheny County,. all dt whom are Democrats, t . DC LAW A RETS GOVERNOR INSTALLED The Iaaagraratloav Cereratonles " at Dover Very Simple. DOVER, DeL. Jan. - 15. Joshua Marvil took the oath of office as Governor of Delaware at 12:10 o'clock to-day In the presence Of members ot the General Assembly and others. The oath waa administered on an old Latin Bible by Judge David F. Marvil. The new Governor made no address, but wlU submit his views f the State's needs tn writing to the Legislature. The escort ot Gov. Reynolds and Governor-elect MarvU to the Court House consisted of the State Mllltla and Republican organisation A short street parade was made. The town was crowded with people from an parta ot th. state. The weather h?UhfUfM' ,Ther WM inaugural ball thia evening. THE 101T CREDIT OF KAKSAJL Cor. Merrill thews How It May Be Megralae im m Meaiare. TOPEKA. KarL, Jan. li-Gov. E. N. llor- ruv wno was Inaugurated yesterday at noon, sent his meur tn th House of Representatives at 2 o'clock this aiiernoon. Trie Legislature, on account a peculiar constitutional tarovtsion. w. session six days before the new State offl-eers could be Inducted Into office, which se uov. Leweuing a last chance to parade the " reform " Ideas ot bis nondescript jwriy oerore tne lawmakers. - His message of 15,000 word waa almost entirely made us of the umi - w a viwt aaa harangue used by him during the Ute State campaign. Democrat! and Republicans alike have attacked It. and there will be a "Held day" set apart for replying to the partisan and false declarations be has used In his last political will and testament Among other things Gov. Morrill says in his message submitted'to-day: The past two years have witnessed a rapid withdrawal of capital from the State, and trie amount would have been much larger If ; could have been collected. It Is estimated that li uuo.ouo has been withdrawn by lartlea In the Kast. who had loans se-i r r.1, rotate, and who have lost eniKjnco In Kansas investments, while iny ail the large Insurance companies I .avlnn bank who have been accus-J 'nej t) niai(e Joiin. hw p0l,tVcly r,,, like any new mortgages until the law - chance.!. I tike it for granted that aU be no thiereac of opinion as to the advisability ef securing Investments of forelrn capital It la worse than idle It Is simply idiotic to brand every Eastern man who has sent money to the State to be Invested as a robber snd an enemy; and the results of this course have been to work a serious injury to the borrower. -In fact, but for the impairment of our creTit by the legislation of lstf-i and the public Sentiment It represented, there would have been no such demand for the payment of mortgages, from which we have suffered so lmmeaaurabiy, but the lenders would have sought to extend their loans at a reduced rate of Interest. . ' The present condition,, with confidence entirely gone on the part of investors, is an unfortunate one for the borrowers. While the return of fsvorable agricultural conditions and good crops would be an Important element In restoring confidence. still, that is not the .Tinclpal one. and the E. If. Morrill, : Oovernor of Kanaas. strongest proof of this statement Is found In the fact that money on real estate loans can be obtained much more easily and at less rates of Interest In Missouri and Nebraska than it can In Kansas. The proceedings In foreclosure should be made as simple and Inexpensive as it Is possible to make them, with a due regard to the rights of the mortaaaeor. The Mis souri form of trust deed has proved, after many years- trial, very satisfactory., something of that character, with a provision that the mortniMr should hivt th nrlvt. lege of twelve months, by paying taxes. In surance, ana interest, wouia aouDtless oe satisfactory to the borrower and the lender. I am confident that the beat intereata of all classes would be promoted by the enactment oi sucn laws as wouia tend to restore confidence- In our ability and willingness to promptly meet our obligations. The message Is regarded by the members of the Legislator as the ablest State document that has been submitted to the lawmakers for many years. The portions relating to credits, indebtedness, Ac, are everywhere commended, and there ia little doubt that the Legislature will follow most of the suggestions of the Governor. JfOT TRUE, SITS EX-MIYOB GLLROY Declares that Mr. Iawson's Insinuation that ' He Waa .Interested In Certain Park Property Ia False. Ex-Mayor Gllroy denied very emphatically the insinuation reflecting on him contained In the interview with Assemblyman Judson Lawson, printed In The New-York .Times yesterday, concerning the RelUy law paased by the Legislature of 1894 tor a park on the rocky strip of land between One Hundred and Forty-fifth and One Hundred and Ftf ty- nnn .streets ana Edgecombe and Bradhurst Avenues. In the course of the Interview Mr. Lawson said: I Sm tnlit fin Van mrrA a,V,..I . V . a this property was purchased, either by the mcir tuitrrat., ruuui two years before this bill to turn it Into a public park was Introduced. Indeed, I seem to recollect reading a record of it transfer to either ex-Mayor Thomaa F. Gllroy or his - son. A if I rrX Twl J HTiDiu state oi un pruuerir . 1U - Iiseit - COUia DO doubt be bought for a song in 1U original -ii7, uu uuercu m very alluring neld for r r r, . . cmtru.tmttj u uiob speculators had all the means at hand to make their speculation profitable without a dollar of expense to themselves. At the time that this property Is oaid to have been purchased by or for the Ollroys, ex-Mayor Gil- rtr,"u-Cx?-mT1"lonJM". ' the Department of Public Works, and his opportunities for making advantageous real estate Investments were correspondingly large. At any rate, the property was bought In the Gllroy Interest- I am told, and at the last session this bill to turn it Into a public park S'n, ,ntrAucS1 hr Assemblyman James F. York7 City1 TwentJr-l'htn District of New-Ex-Mayor Gllroy was very busy yesterday preparing for hut departure for Europe with Mrs. Gllroy and two of their children on the steamship Paris to-day, but he found time to discuss the charges of Mr.' Lawson and to deny them. He said: If Mr. Lawson utte.ed the words that are quoted in the newspapers about meT I can only find an explanation of teem In a des re to display malicious mendacity The statements ai false-absolutely aid un quallfledly false. There 1. Tnot the smallest the1?' SlhtBt cmtlll of troth to them. I cannot understand . how any man can make such statements against another llnt ' for ttSnT it 1,W 21 . "V now, and you can make It Just as emphatic as you like, that I never n any manner, shape, or fora owned an Interest, direotliy or todirectiyVln 5at"ii erty. Furthermore, that neither my son noV any member of my family had any Interest 'i?-01 VPlKfi nor dld one related to my family. It i. fau. from tlglSnmg to 32? f fHno'tler park between One Hundred and fiih .5 5n. Hundred and Seventh Struts tSe .!evard, where there is a little triangular strip of land, about a lot and a half? which was bought by the 'ring a short : Urns ao for U9.0O0. Now they are going to make pJAs- CO't ' fyjlillL- I oon't know what Mr. Lawson means tv the "ring." but thia la a matter which is in tt? Umlu of hl" 0Wtt Assembly district. His own constituents wanted a mail n vlr . A . 1 1 i . . 7" k'" y1 "ece oi tana, and now they want to have the city bear all the expense of it. As Mayor, I opposed benefit, out merely a benefit to the adjoining property owners, and that they and not matter is stUl In controversy. The act creating thia little park, which is to do Known as colonial Park, was passed on Feb. 20. 1894. and on Jnn it nnr.iu. were appointed. The matter was taken to ww vwur or Appeals ty Anna Maria Dean, one ot the property owners a tr . ni the constitutionality of the law was sus- talwul tf-V a ".. nonsp were begun by the appraisers last month. Mr. La wson's Interview has served to re- ue saie or the 101 lots of the Thomaa Fare estate. md i x.. - m March 28. 1803. At this sale Police Justice i on or largest purchasers, and It waa alleced fh k k c. . . "V.JUI tW XC1UU- rJ er- Th Property so purchased by w. . , nowev. Just outside the park s limits. - Mayor Strong received a letter from Mr. Lawson yesterday rn.i., v.. ,, f, t.heropo,d -Prk but the Mayor " tne subject. He also received COPles Of Be von 1 km-' .. city, but did not bar. "t. u Am. Ass Aer Itaaeat MUalaar. ANN ARBOR. Mich v.- , v.v - Lalry, a law student, U missing. He left "aPort. for Ann Arbor during the Christmas hnii,.. ,... v . reached here yet. Lalry was the Inventor of a chart which be sold during the vaca- wu r ounwaeraoie sunt of money, part of which he had with him when he left home. It Is feared that ha .. k. ,,and murdered. No irace ot him ha tet wwa xuunii. - . KURDS AND CHRISTIANS So: of the Oppressions and Craclties ia Times of Peace. CHRISTIASS WERE BOUGHT AXD SOLD Id Some Districts They Were Forced tp Worn; - Without- Recom- -pense Constant - Ilaids . , '. on Tillage. In this week's number of The Independent will Appear an article on Th.e Kurds and Christians Before the Massacres, showing to what kind of life these Armenian, Jaco- and . Neatoriaa Christians are con demned in times ot peace. ; These facts, from trustworty sources, are Hved in this article: showing the exactions ' made on the common people by the Government, It Is state I that Muatapha Pasha,' a nomad chief. In 1J 33 coUected 4.000 plasters (4.4 cents from the Tillage of Mansurleh of Bohtin. and claimed 0,000 more, although the villagers acknowledge owing only 2,000 plasters. Fourteen persona in this Tillage were assessed a double tax for several yean, amounting to 4.000 plasters. Baahl-baaonks took 2,000 plasters worth of barley a od other produce from the Tillage without payment. ; ; Mu sUpha Pasha, bought the tithes of the Tillages from the Government lor T,500 plaster and coUected 9,000.' When the vU-lageis complained to the Government they were not redressed, but Mustapha Pasha sent flocks of sheep which devoured 2,000 plaat ;rs' worth of growing cropa Th legitimate taxes of the village for 1S93 were 14,000 plasters, but. in-addition, 12,501 plasters were collected. Mansurleh Is ot ly one hour from Jexlreh. the Govern-meni headquarters. Nothing was done to prot ct It. Haisana of ' Bohtan Is a Tillage of 60 houass. The Aghas ot 8hernakh exacted from the villagers of Hassana 1,180 plasters in It 1L L739 plasters in 1882, and 8,074 pl-astei s In 1883. as noted at the time ot the occurences by a village priest. The total for I he -three years. 1881-3. was 10,873 plasters, as against 8.376 for the three years 1880- 52. showing that the exactions are In-crea. Ing. . j. . . A ' :hrlstian of the District of Berwer has put In writing what he has seen of the oppr isslon of Christians by Kurds. He saw' numerous murders and mentions the nam s of eight victims three robberies of cons derable amounts, and many smaller ones - Mo tiammed Bey of Berwer is responsible for 1 hese and other crimes. In the same distr ct the Kurds made the Christians bulk their castles, sow and harvest their field! , and do much other labor, , without recoi npense. Not . only this, but cursings and beatings were showered on Christians as O ey worked. Sunday were special days of oi presaion. Be Ides all this, the Kurds of other district i raided the villages ot Berwer, killed the inhabitants like dogs, burned ' their hous s, and carried away their goods. Dure. My, Eyrt, Ins, and DNoony suffered in tne greatest degree. : , Thk Tillage of Mar Tokhanan has been raided several times during the last two years. Bo has Maragha, only a short dis tance away. A number ot Christian vil lages furfur back: In th mountains were even! more severely oppressed.'. The people wer bought and -sold as. slaves. In other, districts the buying and "selling of Christian) by Kurds is common. ' Th i people of Shakh. were forced to live In c lvcs in the mountains . In Winter, be-caus i ot extortionate taxes which necessitate their giving up their homes. The priei t's hous waa forcibly entered, his life thre .tened. and bis goods carried away. . Nabrwan, near Jexlreh, is on the plain with n easy reach of the Government. It Is visited daily by the Kurds from the mou itains, who exact the usual tribute of prodjce and money.' This last Summer the dem inds were so exeesslve that, rendered deep -rate, the villagers seised oao of the Kur Is who stopped over night in a neighboring Tillage, recovered tome of their good a, and took possession of his guns.. The; did this without violence to him. . A few days after, this Kurd, with his folio we rs. waylaid two of the men of this villa ;e. one of. whom escaped. The other' was carried some miles to a river, where he was stabbed to death, and his body flung Into the river. - The murderers were well kno rn. but nothing was done toward ap-preh ending them. Ths writer was In Nahrwan when the Kali lakam of Jexlreh came, several weeks afte the affair, to examine Into U. The exaiilnatlon was rendered so oppressive to the Christians that the people were glad to deel ire that nothing had happened, in order to ei cape any further Inquisition. Even the old : ootber of the murdered taan was f right-enec until she declared "that she did not kno' r of any such occurrence, and had no com ilalnts to make against anybody. Otier villages which were raided and the catt e stolen, the inhabitants murdered, or fore !d to flee to the mountains, or at least to s nd their women and children away, are Kar nybalaver, DIM of Supna, Bebabl, Dart, Kut tanl, and Mosul , . F ur years agd" a Christian priest of Dart, who had secured an education and acquired som e influence was appointed by the Nestor! in Patriarch., agent for the Christians of hat district In bis efforts to secure rediess for his people and to protect them fron the exactions , of the Kurds, he In-enned the hostility of those who had been Uvli g off their villages. One evening, on his ray to Dart, only half an hour from the city, he vjas shot down by these Kurds. Tl ere were two companions with him who savi the Kurds who did the killing and rec-ogned them aswell-known men. They Tha ' .tLmidatfd however, by the Kurd, tha they have never dared to make accusation or give testimony agalnTthent ?r?'? dn by th Government. List Spring two Christiana . ... sold their sheep in Mosul and were on their 1. . ckeI by Kurds Just outllde of the city. They left theVT.i"!: anJ fled. The Kurds pursued them. over. w, v " ua snot him down. The sun of money taken war considerable. The wo nded man was brought to th house of one of th missionaries, where he lay for "r'" uiui snore ne recovered uf flclently to return to his home. Tbrough the Influence of the mission, ei thejGovernment was Induced to take action; "" wcieB against whom thete seemed' to be strong evidence. The cas4 was allowed to drag along from month to fnonth. until Anally th prisoners were reieasea. ana noming runner was dona. The district of Zabur. adjoining the Dis trict oc Amadia. not many years ago was wel populated with ChrlsUans, there being. a numoer i tnrisuan vuiagea To-day thel-e U not a single Christian Tillage, thev all Ihavlng been taken by the Kurds. The few famine left live In practical slavery to tnei nuros. ; - . . Ah old missionary, who has been familiar witp th region from Bohtan to Amadia. fori years, says these oppressions are In creasing, and unless something Is done t speedily all the Christian villages ot the various districts will soon fall Into the hands of the Kurds, just as they have in Zabur. The villages of Mansuried. Shakh. and Hassana have been given as examples of such oppression; but as the evil is general, affecting all Christians tn Turkey, or at least In Eastern Turkey, It is proper to summarize these abuses as generally practiced. - The legitimate taxes are exceedingly heavy, but additional burdens are laid upon the people through the following abuses. which are merely mentioned and classified Abuses through unjust and corrupt assess ment, 1 :'". Villages are compelled to give Assessors presents of money to prevent them from overestimating the taxable persons and prop erty in the village. ' Assessors, to secure .additional bribes. signify their willingness, for a consideration.- to make an underestimate. The ignorant villagers gladly avail themselves of the opportunity, In order to recover what they have given jlhe assessors in presents and bribes. This, however, affords an opportunity for blackmail, which la used by succeeding officials. It " also afterward involves them in trouble with the Govern ment, In which they suffer loss. Injustice and severity In collecting. The collectors, as a rule go to the Til lages on Sunday, as on that day they find the people: In the village. They frequently Interrupt the Christian services and show disrespect to their churches or places of prayer. . - Th collection of the taxes Is accompanied with unnecessary abuse and reviling, some. times even with wanton destruction of property. - . Even after several failures of crops In succession, when famine waa so severe that the people were many of them being fed by foreign charity, the taxes were collected in full and with severity. Their food supply; beds, household uten sils, and farming Implements were seised by the Collectors In lieu of taxes. Many were compelled to borrow money at enormous rates of Interest, mortgaging their fields and future crops. Unscrupulous officials and other Kurds,' In whose Interests such opportunities are created, thus became possessed of Christian Tillages, the people of which henceforth becoming practically slaves to them. , These collectors make false returns of taxes received. .The official in the city Is secured by a bribe, and the matter Is kept quiet until a. succeeding set of officials comes into office. They send their officers to . the villages to present claims tor back taxes. The villagers In vain con tend that they have paid them. They have no receipts. They do not dare to ask for them. Or the bead man of the village who keeps the accounts has been bribed to falsify his account. These taxes are collected again, entailing much suffering upon the people. , ; The books In the Government offices at the Kalmakamlik are often incorrect through mistakes or dishonesty, and In consequence taxes are paid on fictitious names or on persons who have been dead for years. Taxes are often farmed out to the highest bidder, who usually Is some powerful Kurd ish -chief. Either 'in consequence of his power, or by means of bribes, he Is secure from Interference on the part of the Govern ment. He collects the amount due the Government and then takes for himself as much as he chooses, his own will or an exhausted thrashing floor being the only limit to bis rapacity. While he Is collector for these villages they are considered as belonging to him. . .' All the assessors and collectors and they are many, a different one for eacto kind of tax, personal., house -and land, sheep.' to-. bacco, &c. on their vlslts to the villages. take with them a retinue of servants and soldiers, who. with their horses, must be kept at the expense of the village, thus entailing a very heavy additional burden upon them. Soldiers and servants sent to the villagers to make collections very naturally take something for themselves. The Government has recently established a system of ' loans on mortgages ' to the farmers, ostensibly for their relief, but undoubtedly for the purpose, of securing their land, as the farmers will never be able to pay even the Interest on the loans. The Tezldls are a remnant of a heathen sect, who have never been converted to the Moslem faith. . Their holy place is not far from th City of MosuL on day's journey, and their principal village are also close by. In the Summer of 1882 the Sultan sent a special officer, called Farik Pasha, to Mosul to correct certain abuses in th Government. to collect all back taxes, and tto convert the Tesldis. His authority was absolute, the Vail Pasha of th city being subject to his orders. In reference to his work among th Tesldis, he, it was generally reported, was to get a certain sum per capita for every convert made. He first sent priests among them to convert them to, the " true faith." They not succeeding, he very soon gave them the old alternative of the Koran or th sword. Still not submitting, he sent his soldiers, under command of his son, who put to the sword all who, not able to escape, refused to accept Mohammed. Their villages were burned, many were killed In cold blood, some were tortured, women and young girls were outraged or carried off to harems, and other atrocities, too horrible to relate, were perpetrated. Those who escaped made their, way to the mountains of Slnjar, where, together with their brethren of the mountains, they intrenched themselves and . successfully, defended themselves until the Spring of 1883 against th Government troops which bad been sent against them. This massacre was reported to the French Government by M. Slouffl, Consul at that tim in Mosul, and to th English Government by Mr. Parry, who was in that region under the Instructions of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Tezldls who remained In their villages on the plain had Moslem priests set over them to Instruct them in the Moslem faith. They were compelled to attend prayers and nominally become Mohammedans; but In secret they practiced their own rites and de-claredf that they were still Tezldls. DID r SOT . ATTACK - PACLI5E HALL The Rev. Dr. Jeaklas of Slomx City Hat Kolhlag t Retract. ; EIOCX CITT. lows, Jan. 15. Reports have been sent out .from her and printed In newspapers all over the country that the Rev. H. D. Jenkins, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of this city, wrote a letter classing Pauline Hall with the Black Crook" troupe; -that Mr. McClellan, Pauline. Hall's husband, had begun libel proceeding, and that Dr. Jenkins setUed the case by giving Jdr. McClellan a letter of retraction. The Rev. Dr. Jenkins admits that be wrote a letter to the Mayor about Sunday ' theatricals, nut denies that he made an attack on any person connected with th stage; that be was arrested upon a charge of criminal libel, or was defendant In a civil suit. C. W. Fletcher, th Mayor, says that he received th letter referred to, and still ras if, bur that It contains no attack on any actor or actrees. John C Kelly, editor of The Sioux City Tribune and Collector of Internal Revenue, says that a letter from the Rev. Dr. Jenkins denying the responsibility for alleged interviews with him contained no " retraction " or " apology." The Presidents of two national banks and the cashier of another say that the story was an outrage, and that. It is known to have been Xais. , C0M7ARLVG BEGLNS WILIII Charles K. Moore lliie Deputy Strcit-J CTwnlns ' CoEsissicser. . j ' PROCLAMATION BT MAYOR STRONG Provisions of the Law Conoemtna; - Refute Called to.' the 'Attea. - i tion of CitizensSala-' " rlee Redaced. I CoL George E. Waring, j Jr, assumed the omc or Street-Cleaning Commissioner at noon yesterday, replacing th Tammany Commissioner. William S.j Andrews There were no formal ceremonies connected With the transfer of the officeJ ' - ' j ' Mr. Andrews arrived', at the office! of ihe Department, in the new j Criminal! Courts Building, at 11:30 o'clock. He bad som difficulty In elbowing his j way. through h crowd of office seekers that stood! at the outerrsJllng, but he finally reached his private office. CoL Waring arrived just be- Street Cleaning Commissioner. fore 12 o'clock. He told the reporters who were waitlhg for him that he . would have nothing to say for half an hour. . Then' he joined Mr. Andrews In the private office. They were together for three-quarters of an hour, and then Mr. Andrews' left the building. 'He declined to talk about the affairs of th department. . . i ; . . To a reporter for The New-York Times Commissioner Waring said: L .I..haveJ PPO'nted Charles K. Moore a civil engineer and contractor, of 'M East Twenty-second Street, as Deputy Commissioner of Street Cleaning in place of John i J. Ryan, who resigned this. morning. Mr. Moore is well known in his profession, and in my opinion Is thoroughly qualified to discharge the duties of th office. I know him to be an able man. He is between thirty-five and forty years old. Among the more prominent works with which has been identified was the construction of the western portion i of the H co sac Tunnel. He assumes the! duties of his office at once. I , I f I have also reduced the salaries1 of the clerical employes of this department about $7,000 a year In the aggregate. I prefer hot to specify just what salaries have been reduced and how much, but the reduction has been general ail around. . i - - Mr. Ryan Is the only, one - who has resigned. Major Throckmorton, the other deputy, has not resigned. -He haa fallen back on his reserved rights as a veteran of the civil war. There are others Im the department who have taken' this ground. The question of my -power to remove veterans Will be a matter for the courts to decide. . . Commissioner Waring " sought ' bis office alter maaxng this statement and declined to see any of the horde of office! seekers present In the building. 1 : 1 - Following is Mr. Andrews's letter to CoL Waring on transferring his office: New-York.' Jan.' IX ISfK. Col. George E. Waring. Jt.j f i Dear Sir: In surrendering to you the control of the Department of 8 tree t Cleaning It is proper to call your attention to the several requests made by tne for sjerrntaion to obtain a suitable plant. ' . .' ' 4 -,i What I have asked for was subsequently Indorsed and recommended by. the Advisory Commission, and has since then been approved by the sub-committee of the Committee of Seventy, which has urged the adoption of every suggestion I made I for the effective equipment ot the department. The plant I asked for, the requests tor which are still pending before the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, waa, as follows: . 1 , I Ten self-propelling boats for th removal of city refuse. - 1 - j Eighteen covered storage dumps if or the reception and loading of refuse. Eighteen disinfecting and waahlng plants for the storage dumps. 1 - Three hundred covered trucks for the collection of refuse. . ' .1 . - - t Ten thousand ' two hundred steel receptacles for the separate collection of street sweepings, such sweepings to be disposed of to be used for fertilizing purposes. One thousand pushcarts for the i conveyance of such receptacle. , i j I prepared 'an amendment to the ,law which was enacted at the last session of the Legislature, permitting auch plant to be purchased and paid for by the proceeds of Donas to oe soia tor mat purpose. 1 1 With every wish for your success, I : am. very truly yours, . 1 a. ANDREWS. and: To this letter CoL Waring replied as lows: ! , i New-York, 'Jan. 15, 1885. William 8. Andrews, Esq.: . I 1 Dear Sir'. In assuming the direction of the department which you surrender to my custody, I beg to thank you very cordially for the Uniterm courtesy and thoroughness with which you have not only answered but have anticipated my- requests for information and . assistance. This has not only made the assumption of my duties easier, but -has enabled me to see that the department is In far better condition than I had been led to suppose that I should find It. I note the requests pending before1 the Board of Estimate and Apportionment for plant for the removal of city refuse, and I shall give early and careful attention to your recommendations concerning this general subject. ' With renewed thanks for your kindness and courtesy. I am. very truly yours, ana wri GEORGE E. WARING, Jr. CoL Waring called on Mayor Strong yesterday afternoon and talked with him for about an hour. ' Afterward Mayor Strong issued the following proclamation in regard to street cleaning: i ' MAYOR'S OFFICE, " . New-York, Jan. 16, 1885. To the Citizen of New-York Cltj: Your attention is especially called to Section 1 93 of the New-York Consolidation .LPr0 " SPsrJii ... ,or lay. or direct, suffer, or permit any servant. gn. or lay any ashes, offal, vegetables, garbage, dross, cinders, shells, straw, shapings.! pa-oer dirt, filth, or rubbish of any kind whatever in any gutter, street, lane, or alley, or In any public place In the city. The willful violation of any of the foregoing provisions of this section shall be and la hereby declared to be a misdemeanor, and tahall be punished by a fin of toot less than U nor not more than $10, or by imprisonment for a term of t not less, than one nor more than flction"3 of the Sanitary Code requires every owner, tenant, lessee, and occupant of every building to provide and keep within each building suitable and sufficient boxes, barrels, and tubs for receiving and holding, without leakage, and without belna; filled within four Inches of the top thereof: all the ashes, rubbish, garbage, and liquid substances that may accumulate In said building, and that no such . box, barreL or tub. before or after it Is emptied, shall be nlaced or permitted to remain upon the open sidewalk between, the curb and the area and stoop line. - Ail of us are Interested in the streets of the City of New-York being kept clean, and 4f each and every, one of us will stake special care to obey ' the law a given above, especially merchants of ail kinds and business men In all pursuits, and it th owners of all tenement houses will observe the rules laid down by the Sanitary Cod in Section WS, as -above quoted, it will facilitate the Street-Cleaning Department very materially ia keeping the street clean, and .. Col. Gnrrn V XVmrimm-1 I earnestly hone the peo-'e cf it'.3 city wtU co-operate wjlo te aui'1"" '.' in so o-Ing. V. L bil.o-Nj. ilayor. Charles K. Moore, the new Deputy Street Cleaning Commissioner, was th originator of th Plainfield water system. While living at Fan wood. N. J several years ago, he dis covered a subteraneaa river, anliy developing It h gave abuniUnceof pure water to Plainfield and all towns along th New-Jersey Central Railroad to Elisabeth. Mr.- Moor was- educated In th Columbia School ot Mines. He waa Chief Engineer of the Saratoga Lake Railroad and the South Atlantic and Ohio Road. . Of lata he ha acted as an expert engineer tn Important litigations. A RESET! AX OP ITS PETinOJ Tie Third Arenas Road Astj tie Xew itI of Aldermen for Permission U Extendi Tmkg, ; ' President Jeroloman called th Board ot Aldermen to order at noon veaterdav. Th Commute on Rules resorted In favor f-J seating tn Tammany Aldermen on th ngnt aid otj th aisle and th anti-Tammany and Republican Aldermen on th left. As there would then be not enough room on th left aid, th committee suggested taking- a row on the Democratic aide. The report was adopted. ' : ' Th Third Avenue Railroad renewed Its petition to extend Its tracks northerly. Alderman Woodward presented the petition. It asks th board for permission to extend a double-track road from On Hundred and Sixty-second 8treet and Amsterdam Avenue to King's Brtdg Road, thence up and across the proposed bridge over th ship canal and th bridge across Spuyteh Duyvtl Creek to th city line. The road also wants permission to build a branch running from One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Street and SC. Nicholas Avenue, down that avenue to One Hundred and Sixteenth Street. Th petition was referred to th Railroad Committee. ' Alderman Marshall ot the Seventh District, for Alderman Goetx, offered a resolution abolishing Essex Market as a publio market and turning the. building Into a schoolhouse. The resolution waa referred to the Committee on Markets. ' The Railroad Committee reported In favor of Instructing the Corporation Counsel to take proceedings to have th franchise ot the North and East River Railroad Company forfeited for falling to pay th city 88 per cent, of Its gross receipts, as It had agreed to do when bidding for th franchise. Th franchise will then be put up at auction and resold. : ; -' . Alderman Ware of the Eleventh District offered a resolution asking th Law and Railroad Committee to examine all th ordinances ' of . th city, with the object of making necessary amendments looking to th better protection of life by the railroad companies. This resolution was referred to the" Railroad Committee. The following legislative committee to look after blUs in Albany was appointed: Ware. Muh, Goodman,' O'Brien, Wines, and Mund. ' - , XAXAGE& WHITXErS K0TICE He Abandons tne Ionise Beandet Compan j Which Ia Kow Playing Under IU , Own Direction. ' " ' BOSTON, Jan. 13.- Under the personal mrecuon ot ourselves." , was what one of the members of the Luia T?nnw. rwr. Company said about th performance at the Castle 8qure Theatre this evening. ; You see, Mr. Whitney gave us two weeks' notice a fortnight ago. although Our Mnnnunt here had just begun. Miss Beaudet.came to our rescue, and we are playing this week, thanks to her pluck." Miss Beaudet herself said: " Yes. Mr. Whitney has left us very unexpectedly In the lurch, but I cannot sav what th. result will be at the conference which he will, have to-morrow with my New-York lawyer, to whom I have left everything; I have a contract with him for thirty weeks, and I think be cannot terminate It In any such way. I feel confident that I hay the right on my side. Behind In pay T ". Miss Beaudet shrugged her shoulder and looked what she did not say. " Walt" till I hear from New-York. Meantime, we will fill our engagement here, and, as I have secured all the rights to ' The Dragoon's Daughter for this country and England, the piece will not be abandoned, no matter what Mr. Whitney does." . E. W. Dunn Is managing affairs for the company this week, and will probably arrange for filling dates In the principal arrdaa. When Mr. Whitney came to Boston' anart-nlght ago, he was questioned inregaYd U the rumored transfer of his Interest Jh the Beaudet Company, but h made a vigorous denial, although It waa Just about tiat time that the notice was given to the company. Plan for a Bis; Bathing- PaTlllba. Plans have been prepared by MdKlm. Meade tt White for what will bel the largest bathing -pavilion In the world, tl be erected at Narragansett Pier, for Lfeuis Sherry of this city. It will Mntiin rooms. The bathing pool will be 50 by feet. ; -..-j! i ' . j TEE WEEKLY TIMES THE NEW-YORK ; "WEEKLY TIMES, pub LY lished this morn In , aonaUt of TEN PAGES. It contains: ' j . THE " CURRENCY BILL DEAD Three other financial measures now proposed. 8 JEWELL GETS THE PRIZE. The nominee for Benator of the New-Jersey Republican. ' - 1 BTRE BENEATH THE SMOKE Sir William Haroourfa fealty to th party policy. 1 i BANK LOOTER AND SUICIDE City Traasorer Abbott of Dorer. N. H-. proves to be both. : MR. GORMAN HAS SPOKEN-His much-ad- Tertlaed. speech dellyered la the Senate. QUAY AND MARTIN SPLIT Tha : Senator's . man beaten for Mayor ia PbJladalphia. . FRENCH CABINET RE8IGNS-Reult Of a dls- euaslon la th railway' guaranteed interest. I SOUTH DAKOTA'S BIG . LOSS-fState Treasurer Taylor soond to be a defaulters . EITHER PEACE OR PEKTN Japan's Minister to En -land talks of the war with China, BIG BUZZARD PREVAILS Prom ' MiaaasoU East Ma chilly winds are felt. -THE COMMITTEES NAMED Maa Who will control legislation la the New-York Assembly -GOV. COFFIN INAUGURATED A great pro- eessloa la Hartford throush slush and enow. AN UNCULTIVATED FIELD Our trad with SwUserland Is aadly aeglectad.' , MR. LARRABEE ON FINANCE An Ogunqult Yietv of the currency question. THE AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT eon-tains: The Manurial Value of Food, by Henry Stewart; The Culture of Clover, The Ohio Agricultural Society, and j- Answers to Correspondents, with ether valuable and totarastlng matter. ' j . . (. . ; . THE MARKETS Include the .latest Cosamersial and Financial Reports, the Boston Wool Market, the Little Fails Dairy Market; the local Cattle Markets, and other jreport of great valu. , Ia addition , to the faregomg feature. THE WEEKLY TIMES contain an tetaresting variety of miscellaneous selections from the Amerioas and European macasinea.! literary misoellaay of a high order. InformaUoa about artist and a-thors, sad all the political news of the day. 1 i ' Copies In wrappers ready (or Basiling for sale at THE TIKJS Public. tion Office," Also for sale at THE TIMES Up-Towa Office, l.a Broadway, near Thirty aeoona Street. Slagtle Castles. ...e swats , a- SJr .. ..........XOoi 113 riZLD ljtt' lucciiT efts Cczz::::: t: . Eciri cf CliZ:z. 1D T02 THE FHIYATE LTSTITL7; Questions of New Kales and Lc tion Concerned About Dece:.;. ber Dues 2Ir. Lautcr-. back? Opinion. The Special Committee of the State V. of Charities held Its first meeting .: Increased powers have been given to t Board by th Constitutional Amendmer.-. : yesterday, la th Board rooms of the f -clety for the Prevention of Cruelty to c: - drea. 237 Tourta Avenue, President William Rhinelander Stewart acted as Chairman. There were pree:.: Commissioners W. P. Letchworth of E-r- falo. Dr. E. H. Stoddard of Roche t.-r. Stephen Smith of Nw-York. and Mrs. Beekman D Pnyster of New-York C'.ty. member ot th Stat Board of Charities. .ur. Monro Morris of the Stat, rtnnni , Health. John B. Pin of th rhiric, , Aid Association. Bryan Lawrence. PresiJ. r t ox in Nw-York Catholln Protectory ! Elbridr - T.. . Cifrrr . PmMnii r,r , . odty for .'th Prevention of Craciiy to Children; R. C Savage, Vic President Roosevelt Hospital; Mr. Davis. New-York Infant Asylum: Conrad Stru)iurr s,-. retary 8C Joseph's Orphan Asylum; Henry w. wolf and Henry Schmltt ot St. Joseph's Horn. Edward Lauterbach, Chairman cf th Charities Committee ef Constitutional Amendment; T. A. Barnard; Fiv Points Hous of Industry; Homer Folks. Secretary But Charities Aid Association; Miss 6. U. Minton ft the State Charities Aid Association; Mr. Anna F. Wilson. Assistant Secretary of th Stat Charities Aid Association; Mornay Williams of th New-York Juvenile Asylum; Father- Klnkead. Chaplain ot tb Convent of St. Francis, PeekskilL Th Chairman, In opening th conference, said that th board had been Invested with very great powers by . th constitutional amendment. There were a great many State Institutions with which th board had tj deal In th past, ; while it paid little attention to prlvat ..Institutions. Formerly these Institutions used to prepare reports, which, when forwarded to the Stat Board, were tabulated by that body. , The State board had received powers to expend publio moneys on private Institutions, and was now about to make rules for the future guidance of th board. "I desir to state,, said' th Chairman. " that I do not Intend to be pressed or hurried on by any one. "W will hold open court her every day until we have finished our hearing ot all parties concerned. Th OonstltiBion was passed without our knowledge, anVswe will take our time la framing such rules' and regulations as we deem fit, John B. Pine spok of th changes that have been mad by the new Constitution In the management of charitable institutions, and presented new rules and regulations-, and a bill to be passed by the Legislator that will confer power upon th board to properly act in the matter. . In peaking' about the Inspection of In. stltutlons. Dr. R. C. Savage said; . Th inspection should not be made when th Inmates have got their Sunday clothes on, but should be made unexpectedly when ther could be no 'preparations matle, and the true workings of th Institution seen." Gerardl Davis, in speaking for the New-York Infant Asylum, said: The non-payment of th December duet will seriously affect several Instltulons. I trust that som arrangement can be made by which th Controller can give ns th money... u H. H. Tobias, who represented the Controller's office, said an opinion was expected from the Corporation Counsel In a few days. I have no doubt, however." said ha, "that. the Corporation Counsel's opinion will favor th payment of th December due. . . Mornay Williams of the Juvenile Asylum aid bis Institution would make a most emphatic protest against the State Bourd assuming th power to change Its charter. Edward Lauterbacb, who was Chairman of the Charities Committee of the Constitutional Convention, was present by invitation, He said be was auite nosltiv that th con. vention never Intended to shut down at once on tn aid now afforded by the State to the various charitable Institutions. ' ' "It was the opinion of th convention," he said " that the Star Board ought to make rulei for th guldand of these lnstl-tutionc It does not appear to me. however, that the board has been given legislative powers. It seems to me that it would be perfnoMy proper for the board at this time to adopt a rule something like this: That all those Institutions which have heretofore complied., with existing rules and which, ahali continue to comply : with such rules, shall continue to receive aid. This ruie could be made to do until new rules can be devised. ' . The others who were present In behalf of various institutions agreed with Mr. Lauterbacb and hoped that some means wouia be devised to give the needed aid. - Commissioner Letchworth suggested that all ' Interested parties communicate their Ideas to the committee in writing, at 'jstt Fourth Avenue. Chairman Stewart received a letter from Controller Fitch, in which he expressed a hope that a satisfactory arrangement could speedily be reached. In speaking of the bill and rule submitted by Mr. Pine, Mr.. Stewart said: "They were merely submitted to us for consideration, and w have no connection with th drafting of either th acts or th rules and regulations. The bill for presentation" to th Legislator Is broad In its scop and allows th 8 tat Board of Charities to appoint Inspectors, direct how reports shall be made, and when and how moneys shall be paid to the institutions. ; , Th board adjourned until 10 A. M. to-day. BROrCHT LI THE BISHOP'S CE.IW Six Mem Ajrrlv em th Xew-York-Twe Distressed Seasaem Pasaeager. Among th passengers of th Clyde Line steamship New-York, which yesterday arrived from Turk's Island, were Capt. Lan-and aU men. th crew of th brig Siepheu Bishop, which was abandoned, leaking and afire, la Turk's Island passage Jan. ft. Th Bishop waa bound from Turk's Island for Baltimore with a cargo of salt, and bad Just, started en her voyage when abe struck on "Phillip's Reef, fifteen miles from Turk's Island, and- when gotten off was found to b leaking.- Shortlr afterward fire broke out on board, and th crew were obliged to abandon th vessel and take to the boats. There were two distressed seaman on the Bishop, who were being sent borne on her by th American Consul at Turk's Island. They were part of th crew of the condemned brig David Bugbe of Boston. They were also passengers on the New-Toriu Th Bishop was of 2S1 tons, and was built la 1867. Zt la net known whether she j Insured,

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