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FIGHT OVKi; KEEK TAX. IT IP KEPT AT THE WAYS AND MEANS OOSfMIaTU Fl<;i RES. THE COMMITTEE. HOWEVER, . SUSTAINS TWO DEFEATS - EXPRESS COMTAMES TO TAY.TAX. l»T nasjajN TO the tkibimc i Washington. Dec. 14.— The House failed to complete its consideration of the War' Tax Reduction bill this afternoon, and the final vote n.ay not l>e reached until Monday. Fruitless efforts were made in Committee, of the. Whole to-day to rut do* the l-e^r tax to m, greater extent than was recommended by the Way» «nd Means Committee, the vote on the two amendiiifnts being overwhelmingly in favor of maintaining the rate of *1 <x>. The only concession made by the committee was the mi tuition of th* straight $1 <V> tax for (he original proposition of ?2. with * It per cent rebate, a* predicted in The Tribune. •hr* bill will reach the Senate with an e*timaud :«du'tio n of ?40.O».00l> and i«ub- H>at tally as introduced by Chairman Payne. The Ways> and Mrans Committee, however. rustainrd two sTpnnl defeat*. In connection with th< beer tax. Mr. Payne offered an amendment In the lanruace of the bill passed by the House laft sexton, designed to abolish the use of small beer parka** one-six:h and one-e;a;hth barrel*. but it was defeated by S3 to 04, after charges thai iip purpose was to crush out the small brewers Another defeat occurred in connection wi;h an amendment offered by Henry C. Smith. sf Michigan. Th* bill abolished the one-cent •tamp tax en express r*^>lptß and telegraph jTKffape^, but retained the tax on railroad and s'«ami.hHi fright receipt*. Mr. Smith's amendment restored the tax en express receipts and altered the form of the section so as to compel the company instead of the shipper to pay the tax. The. amendment precipitated a lively debate, In the course of which Mr. Smith made a prrfonal allusion to a I'nited States Senator who fa connected with on* of the express companies. Ur\ Payne vigorously fought the amendment. feu; It waa carried. 123 to 10G. The text of the amendment Is as follow*. EXPRESS AND FREIGHT.— It *hall be the duty «f evrry railroad or steamboat company, carrier, press company or corporation, or person who?e cccupntion 15 to act as such, to make within the T.r.-i • fen days of each month a sworn statement to tha Collector of Internal Revenue in each of their respective districts, stating the number of shipments received for carriage and transportation, whether In bulk or In boxes, bales, packages. bundles, or ',<•«' no inclosed or included, for which any charges whatsoever have been made, and for each of such shipments received for carriage and transportation the said railroad or steamboat cornpuny, carrier, express company or corporation, or perron whose occupation it is to act as such, shall pay a tax of one cent on bundles or packages of r)f»>papers when Inclosed in one general bundle st the time of shipment. Mr. Smith charged that the express companies had been unpatriotic in refusing to bear their fhr.re of the war taxes by compelling their customers to pay the tax. He made a direct reference to a Senator of the United States who is connected with one of the express companies, and declared that when the law was passed that Senator had advised the company not to pay the tax. Mr. Payne replied that the express companies liad found that they could not pay the enormous tax and live. It was different, he said, with railroads, which shipped in large quantities. The Ways and Means Committee had carefully considered the subject, and had .decided to abolish the tax on express receipts and telegraph ir.essa-Kes. He expressed regret that Mr Smith bad seen fit to make ¦ a personal attack on a Senator of the United States. • Without completing the bill, the House at 5:25 j». m. adjourned. SENATE ADOPTS RECESS' RESOLVTIOX. Washington. 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It retains the present membership of 357 Representatives, and the State quotas are unchanged, except in the cases of fifteen States, their Increases and decreases In members being as follows: GAINS. Illinnl" l:.S>» J»rt»y 1 isHiUian* l|N>w-Ynrk 2 Minnesota 1 . West Virginia 1 Total 7 LOSSES. Indiana Nebraska 1 Kessas ifOhlo 1 Kentucky I.B<Mith Carolina ~.. 1 Maine I' Virginia 1 Total g rnder the bill the basis of representation Is 30S.R6S population to each member, which seems to be the best figure obtainable without a large Increase in the total number of members. The ratio la so nm-h larger than any hitherto attempted that violent opposition may be expected to its adoption both in the committee and in the House. The proposed bill 1* remarkable in being the first in the history of apportionment legislation making no allowance for the country's growth and giving evidence of no exertion to avoid radical changes. The Mil may be said to be the product of the leaders of the House. Including the members of the Committee on Rules, and every effort will be made by them to carry It through. UR. DEGETAU AT THE CAPITOL. PORTO RirAN COMMISSIONER PRAISES AMERICAN ADMINISTRATION IN THE ISLAND. Washington. Dec. 14. -The newly elected Commissioner from Porto Rico. F. Degetau. appeared fit the Capitol to-day for the first time, and was cordially welcomed by Senators and Representative He was a delegate to the Spanish Cortes and has spent much time at Madrid. In talking with members of Conaress he expressed satisfaction at the warm greeting given him by the Prestd»n* and other officials, and with the general spirit of friendliness shown toward the island he represents. The Porto Rlcan people, he said, want to become Americans In the full sense as fast as possible, and they also hope' their representative will receive the rank of Delegate, since with a commissioner the island has less representation than It had under Spain. Mr. Degetau spoke In high terms of Governor Allen and of the good administration of Secretary Hunt and the Commissioner of Education. Mr. Brumbaugh, in Porto Rico. Later the Commissioner will confer with '"hairman Cooper, of the Insular Committee, as to legislation desired by Porto Rico. This includes a claim of $2.53.000 against the treasury of Cuba to make good drafts which Cuba is said to have made on the Porto Rican treasury during a period of about twenty years under the Spanish regime. GOLD A\D SILVER PRODI CTIOX. FIGURES for ik» GIVEN by THB DIRECTOR or THE MINT— A RECORD TEAR FOR GOLD. . Washington. Dec. 14.— The report of the Director of the Mint on the production of gold and silver in the United States * during the calendar year 1899 shows only slight variations from the approximate figures given out early in the present year. The final figures are $71,053,400 for gold and $32,838,700 for silver at its average commercial value during the year. The froid product was the greatest in the history' of the country, exceeding that of IS9B by $6,590,400. and greater by $6,0Tw1.400 than the estimated product of ISS3, the record year in' the working of the California placers. The principal gains in I«H> over 1895 were in Alaska. $2.9?4.7fK>. due to the Cape Nome district; Colorado, 2,787,-600. and Utah. $1,165,400. The silver . product of the United States In 1?M was slightly greater than in 1908. being 54.744.000 ounces, against M 4."W,0n0 ounces. The average price for silver during th*> year, on the I^ondon quotations, was <W cents an ounce, as compared with 50 cents In |S9S. UR. UETtR cnSFIRUED AH AMBASSADOR. Washington. Dec. 14— The Senate to-day confirmed the nomination of Oeorge V. L. Meyer, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to Italy. NEW-YORK DAILY TlUfiUNft SATURDAY. DECEMBER 15. 1000. FRATERNAL OK PER FAILS. RECEIVER APPOINTED • FOR CHOSEN FRIENDS- GALVESTON ' DISASTER PRECIPITATED PROCEEDINGS. Indianapolis*. Dec. 14.— Attorney-General Taylor, accompanied by Auditor Hart and the Supreme Recorder, T. H. inn. of the Order of Chosen Friends, with their attorneys, appeared In' the Superior Court to-day, where the State asked for a receiver for the Order of Chosen Friends, alleging that the order is insolvent. Supreme Recorder I. inn admitted that the facts set out In the application are true. The Stale then asked that Thomas Yount. thief secretary in Linn's office, be named a receiver. The Court refused to name Yount, because he was a certificate holder In the order, but named Cyrus .1. Clark, of this city, as receiver. His bond was fixed at $5,000. Clark recently retired from the office of Sheriff of this (Marion) county. Receiver Clark, after qualifying, sent telegrams to the various banks of the country, directing them to hold intact all funds of the order they may have on deposit." One of the primary causes of the failure of the organization was the great loss sustained in the Galveston disaster. The claims arising out of the death of member* In the ill fated city aggregated about $60.00>. An excessive loss of this kind, coming, as it did. all at one time, rendered the organization utterly incapable of meeting the obligations except by Increasing the assessments of the members to such an extent as to bring about their withdrawal from the order. The examination Instituted by the State Insurance Department also revealed that an official had defaulted to the amount of about $30.<i0i>. The order is Secured by a ncna in one of the bonding companies, and wnl lose nothing on account of this defalcation. The order was organized more than twenty years ago, and Indianapolis has always been the headquarters.' At the time of organization no attention, it is said, was paid to mortality tables, and as the members began to grow old and the dues increased, it was. found that the assessments had been fixed at a figure too low to meet the obligations. - - - . At various times since the institution of the orfler it has been necessary to increase the assessments, and members who had held certificates for a great number of years agreed to pay the increase, for the reason that they had reached an age when Insurance in a regular life company could not be obtained. Another inducement that was held out to them In the matter of the larger assessments was the fact that they had so much money Invested in the organization that they felt they could not afford to lose It. No law governing fraternal insurance organizations existed in Indiana prior to the last two years. At that time it was too late to Instill into the organization any safeguards which might have resulted in avoidance of present conditions. Certificates of membership ranging from $1,000 to $3.00> were issued by the order, and the death claims nave been met up to within the last year. In 1899 the order paid out over $700,000 in death claims. The officers of the Supreme Council are as follows: H. H. Morse. Supreme . Councillor. No. 10 Wall-st., New- York: William G. Morris. Junior Past Supreme Councillor, Chicago: I. A Steber. Supreme Assistant Councillor. St. Louis: H. W. Huton. Supreme Vice-Councillor. San Francisco; T. B. Linn. Supreme Recorder. Indianapolis; Willlam B. Wilson. Supreme Treasurer, Newark. N. J. ; Dr. Henry Jameson, Supreme Medical Examiner, Indianapolis: the Rev. T. Q. Beharrel, Supreme Prelate. New-Albany. Tnd. : J. C. Williams. Supreme Marshal. York: S. W. Knight, Supreme Warden. Cleveland, Ohio: P. H. O'Brien. Supreme Guard. New-Haven. Conn.: i.. M. White. Supreme Sentry, St. Louis; Supreme Trustees, Joseph lark. Jr.. chairman. New- York; J. H. Hambierck. secretary. Louisville: William F. Gibson. San Francisco: George W. Callahan, Washington; David Sanders. San Antonio, Tex. WILSOIf WAS WELL, KNOWN IN NEWARK. NO KNOWLEDGE OF I>EFAL«~ATION BY HIM I.V TRHASURER'S OPKICE THBRR. William B. Wilson, who was Supreme Treasurer of the Order of t'hosen Friends, died on October 31 at his home. No. 456 C'ltnton-avr.. Newark. He was born in Madison. N. J., and for fifteen years was employed by the Willcox A Glbbs Sewin< Machine Company at Its offl.ee in Newark, and was for several years the local manager. , The office of the Supreme Treasurer is on the top floor of a building at the corner of Broad and Market sts. It was said by persons in charge that the application for a recever was n"w to them, and that they knew of norcason for such action. Nolton B. Kilmer, of Brooklyn, has been acting as Supreme Treasurer since the death of Mr. WUam. He telephoned yesterday ta the office of the eastern division of tmm order. No. 10 Wall-M . New- York, for information, and was told that nothing was known of the matter there. Mrs. Wilson said yesterday afternoon that the publication was the first intimation of any wrongdoing charged against her late hu*>and, and the first suggestion that such a thing mi possible. If the charge was true. Mrs. Wilßon said, the fact mas entirely unknown to her, and Mr. Wilson had never used the order's money in any way in his home. Mr. Wilson left considerable property. inclu<Ung the house he lived in. On the latter there is a mortgage to the Home Savings League, which is nffiliated with the Order of Chosen Friends. He was reputed to own a yacht which anchored at <~uvan Point. He frequently took parties out in It. About Newark he was known as "Doc" WUton and was generally liked. For years his wife was his frequent companion in the order's office at night, when he was doing official work, and the couple were often seen together 6n the streets and elsewhere at night. RETURN OF TROOPS FROM HAM LA. GENERAL ARTHUR DIRECTED TO SEND HOME NINE THOUSAND MEN. ' Washington, Dec. 14.— The Secretary of War has rent instructions to Major-General Mac Arthur at Manila 10 begin the work of returning volunteer troops from the Philippines In order to permit of' their discharge in this country by June 30, 1001. This action has been taken in anticipation of the authorization by Congress of the enlistment of regular regiments to replace the recalled troops. Plans for the organization of the proposed new regiments have been perfected at the War Department, and complete arrangements made for their speedy recruitment and equipment. Action In this matter only awaits the approval of Conjrr^s?. It is hoped by the Secretary of War and the military authorities that th* bill for the reorganizaztion of the Army now before the Senate will become a law before Congress takes a recess for the holiday*. The officials make no secret »f their great concern over the situation, and say that the failure of Congress to take Immediate action for its relief undoubtedly will result in considerable embarrassment to the Government and seriously retard -the execution of -the Administration's policy for the establishment of an efficient arid stable government in the archipelago. The opinion is expressed at the War Department that there is no prcspect of a general re-enlistment of the volunteers in • the Philippines. Th* records of the Department all tend to show that only a small percentage of the State troops ar« likely to serve beyond their present term of enlistment. Officers serving with volunteer regiments in the Philippines have been sounded on this point, and have reported a general disinclination on the part of the volunteers to prolong their foreign service. Most of the Officers reported that many of the volunteers might possibly enlist aft.-r they have had a chance to visit their homes, but certainly not before. ', The testimony on this line was almost unanimous. The plans of the War Department for bringing home th» volunteer troops are shown in the following messages: War Department, Adjutant-Oeneral's Office, December 11. 1900. Mac Arthur. Manila. Send volunteer convalescents to th«» capacity or the next transport returning, and a volunteer regiment by transports following. As you report 69.000 now. th.- Secretary of War directs that you start home the volunteer regiments until the force is reduced to 6ft,4jO<>. the number fixed before beginning reinforcement by Regulars. Will «end you Regular reKlmenta to further relieve the volunteers i_ UKUl^i. Manila. December 13. Adjutant-General. Washington With reference to your telegram of the 11th. the Ti'.t Infantry Regiment, United States Volunteers. Paintings, Etchings, Engravings, Water Colors, Arthur Tooth & Son^ 299 FIFTH AVENUE, Corner Slat (treat. sails on : transport * Sheridan January 1. and th* Urn Regiment, Knifed States Volunteer Cavalry, on January IE. The movement will continue <** directed till completed. The 36th Regiment, United States Volunteer Infantry. Is In the field and cannot leave at present. Authority Is requested to retain Regular officers in the volunteer service whose Regular organizations are here: also volunteer officers now aligned to special duty who so desire, with a view to muster out June 30. An Important-question of policy Is Involved, as the departure <rf volunteers almost renders it Impossible to furnish officers fo*- special duty, the necessities for which are increasing. % Transport Sherman leave* December 13 witr. about live hundred volunteer convalescents, and the transport Warren December 23 with the same number. Any remaining will go on transport Sheridan January 1. MACARTHUR. GOLF AT ATLANTIC CIT\ . DOUGLAS DEFEATS TRAVIS. THE CHAMPION, BY ONE UP. Atlantic City, Dec. 14 (Special).— Walter J. Travl.". the champion, and ' Fln.ilay Douglas, the former holder of the title, met in the second round, of the Atlantic City golf tournament to-day, which de[ cided who was to h >!<i the Atlantic City Cup. and ! after a hot battle for the eighteen holes the cham; pion was forced to lower his colors by one up. Th« draw for the two cups was announced this '• morning, and was as follows: Atlantic City Cvp — j Smith. Huntingdon Valley, and Robblns, St. An' irrwa; Thorp, Oakley, of Boston, and Wright. ! Philadelphia Country; Travis, Garden City, and , Darby. St. David's; McCawley. Merlon Cricket, and j Douglas. Fairfleld; Tappen, Westbrook. and H. I Fownes. Pittsburg; Forrest. Philadelphia Country, j and Davis. Lakewoou; W. C. Fownes. jr.. Pitts- I burg, and Bohlen, Philadelphia Country: Charles j Seeley. Wee Burn, and E. Ballard. Atlantic City. • Second sixteen— Ennever. Baltusrbl. and Brooks, ' Westchester; C. B. Fownes, Pittsburg. and Remington. Philadelphia Country Club; Carpenter. Philadelphia Country, and Shackelford, Atlantic City; Adams. Nassau, and Brereton, Atlantic Cuy. Work. Atlantic City, and Harrison. Philadelphia Country. Collins. Atlantic City, and Bennett. Atlantic City; j Pulver. ,}'ount*kah. and Brown. Philadelphia Coun' try; W. C. Fownes, Pittsburg. and Taylor. Dyker Meadow. Douglas and Tnvis have now met four times this year, and the former has won once. The first wait here, in the spring tournament, and Travis I won by 4 to 2. The second was in the amateur I championship, when Travis won by 2 up. and the j third time was at Lakewood. two weeks ago, when ! Travis won by 3 up and 2 to play. The. summary of the second sixteen follows: Brooks beat Ennever 3 up and 2 to play. C. B. Fownes beat Remington 2 up and 1 to play. Shack- | elford beat Carpenter 3 up and 2 to play. Brereton beat Adams 1 . up (nineteen holes). Work ' beat ; Harrison 1 up. Bennett beat Collins 1 up. Brown , beat Pulver. by default, and Taylor beat W. C. j Fownes 4 up and 3 to play. . F. H. Bohlen and W. C. Fownes. Jr., had a some- I j what uninteresting match> Both were affected by i the cold, and luck played a conspicuous part, in the final outcome. Bohlen was stymied at the third j | and eighth holes going out. It was all square at ! the sixteenth hole, but poor putting cost Bohlen ! the next. The Philadelphlan failed to negotiate a half stymie at the home hole, which was halved in 5, and Fownes took the match by 1 up. Both had medal scores of over 100. W. P. Smith started out on hU match with Arden Robblns by losing the first two holes, the St. Andrews man playing excellent golf. Poor putting cost Smith the fifth. He was out of bounds at the eighth, and at the turn Robblns was 4 up. A perfect ' 3 at the eleventh and a bunkered second by Robblns at the twelfth gave Smith the two holes, but he lost the next two by poor putting. It was j all over at the sixteenth, where Robbina was the 1 winner by 3 up and 2 to play. The cards: Robbln* 4 5 .V 4 7 4 « 4 «—ls« — 15 Smith 5 6 5 ?. S 5 7 5 s—4'J5 — 4'J Robbins 4 4 7 ft 5 4 4 • •— 33 Smith 4 3 6 11 6 3 4 • •— 32 Ballard and Seeley had a closely fought match. They were all square at the twelfth. A missed drive and poor putting cost Seeley the thirteenth, and a topped second shot by the Wee Burn player enabled the Philadelphlan to win the fourteenth. Seeley made a determined attempt to overcome hid opponent's advantage. He won the sixteenth. At the seventeenth he had a chance to bring the match all square, but he missed a three-foot put for the hole, and a half resulted, the home hole I being halved in o. The match went to Ballard by 1 up. « . During the morning it had grown 15 degrees colder, and tht- wind was blowing a gale when I the players start-id their afternoon rounds. Despite this many followed Douglas and Travis when they started out for their mat Each drove a screamer from the first tee. Douglas getting 230 yards and Travis 220. Each was on the green in ' two, taking three puts. The second was a dupli- < cate of the first. At the third hole Douglas made a ¦ superb approach on his third shot, lying stone dead. He won in 4 to 5. Travis took the next, . however, in 3, " Douglas slicing his drive out of bounds and losing a stroke. Travis also won the : fifth. Both were sixty yards irom the hole In 3. ; Douglas overran his approach twenty feet, while Travis lay dead. The Scotchman's desperate try for. 5 again overran, and Travis, going down, was j 1 up. He threw aw iv his advantage at the sixth. j Foozling his. approach like a. duffer, he took 3 to j reach the green, ten feet from the hole, Douglas being equally distant at 2. Each went down m t<vo puts, and they were all square. At the seventh hole Travis . was bunkered from the tee. while Douglas got a screamer. The former got out with I the loss of but one stroke, but his fourth caught the bunker before the green, losing him another stroke. He was on the green In 3. winning the hole 6 tf» 7. Both were hole high twenty-five yards up. the right of the eighth in 1. Douglas overran bis approach put four yards, while Travis barely failed to get down in X Douglas holed out in splendid fashion, however, and they divided. At ' the ninth each drove 235 yards, and were thirty ; yards short of the pre— in 2. Travls's third was ten feet short, while Douglas was but three fee: away, having the champion half stymied. The latter holed the put, however, for 4. and Douglas, apparently rattled, failed to go down on the like. and the match was square. The cards turned in j were: Douglas: Out ! 5 5 4 4 S 4 6 .1 — *2 •In 3 S 7 5 * 5 4 6 5 11—86 U Travis: Out 5 B 5 .1 I 5 7 I 4—124 — 12 •In 4 4 7 4 6 4 4 7 ft— *V— S7 j The expected happened in the Travis-Darby match." The amateur champion was never press- . by his less experienced opponent. The golf was not j fast, but Travis made the turn for home by 3 up and won by 6 up and 5 to play. Douglas showed vastly improved putting in his match with McCawley. but. curiously enough played a most uncertain long came. He was out of bounds at the second, third and eighth holes on the outward journey, but his steady short game 1 rnab'ed him to more than hold his own. He varied by getting oft a. terrific drive of two hundred yards ; against the wind at the fifth holt-, where he succeeded in laying M< Oawley a stymie. ! The Meri«n player missed an eight-inch put for a half at the sixth hole, and a sliced second and poor putting cost him the seventh. At the turn Douglas was one up. hut from this point he played par golf, winning five holes in one over fours and ran away j with the match by 6 up and 4 to play. In the match between Forrest and Davis, neither of these representative golfers played the game ' of which they are capable, both being erratic through the green. Davis brought the match all , square at the sixth hole. 205 yards, with a splendid ; 3. thanks to a putt of eight yards. Forrest, how- . ever, managed to turn for home 1 up. but an extra t putt cost him the tenth, and again brought the : match all even. It was nip and tuck to the finish. A topped third shot at. the seventh hole was a costly mistake for Forrest, as It lost him the hole. The home hole being halved, the match finished in | Da vis's favor by 1 up. I 'MAJOR" TAYLOR BREAKS RECORD. COVERS QUARTER MILE. INP.VEI', IN 0:25« iAT j MX DAY RACE. I The feature of the six day bicycle team race, which is being held at Madison Square Garden, last night was the breaking of the world's quarter mile record, unpaced, by "Major" Taylor. He made the . distance In 0:25 V He was greeted with deafening applause. "Jimmy" Michael rode five miles, paced by a motor machine. In 9:11%. The last mile was made In 1:41*4. There was a report current last night that Me- Eac hern had said that he Intended to marry soon, and that the ceremony would be performed in the Garden this evening In case he won first honors in the race. This report was said to be unfounded. In the course of the day Kaser succeeded In gain- . ing three laps. Aaronson and Turvllle. who were Injured or- Wednesday, are still at the New-York Hospital. They are paid to be convalescing rapidly. The 1 o'clock scores were as follows: ¦ . < Miles. Lap*. Pierre and McEa<.-h<rrn 2.2*1 3 Kike* and McKarland 8.881 3! Slinar and U<juault * 2.2^1 2 Waller an.l (<tlnson 2.27U 4 . Frederick an.l Fisher 2,>kl 7 ' Ka»er unJ Hy»T •_• .i*> », rtabrock and Aaronson INW 1 \ Turville and Olmni 1.439 7 AMERICAS BRIDGE COW^AHI l>irihH\i>. The Finance Committee or the American Bridge ! Company yesterday recommended to the Board of r>lrei*tor» the declaration of a dividend of 2»i per cent on its preferred stock, payable January 21 IWI. KVER, HUNT FOR AN APAKTMENT? ' I .Tea; bur ¦ N«vt-r Again " What** the us*». anyhow, when Th» Tribune prewnta each Sunday pictures and rUm ci the beat in town? I UNIQUE GIFTS of GRAND PRIX SILVER A NUMBER of original and exclusive designs in handwrought Silverware, especially appropriate for WINTER WEDDINGS and the HOLIDA VS. can be selected now ior *ny specified delivery. These productions have the distinction of being similar in character to those recently awarded the GRAND PRIX at PARIS as representing the highest attainment of the modern Silversmith. GO'RHA M CO. . Silx>er*tniihs Broadway & 19th St.. N. V Christmas Scribners* The Christmas Scribners' has proved to be one of the most popular, as it is one of the most beautiful numbers of the magazine ever issued. Within two weeks the publishers' supply has become entirely exhausted. They have no more copies, and owing to the difficulties of color printing, they will not attempt to print the number again before Christmas. If you can find a copy at your news-stand BUY IT AT ONCE. REPORT OX THE BATH HOME. INVESTIGATORS DECLARE COMMANDANT SHEPARD WAS REMOVED UNJUSTLY. Albany. Dec. 14.— The State Board of Charities has transmitted to Governor Roosevelt the report I of the investigation by the Board's Committee on I Soldiers and Sailors' Homes into the management of the New-York State Soldiers and Sailors' Home. at Buth. by the former Board of Trustees and the commandant of the Home, made at the request of Governor Roosevelt. The report was accepted and adopted by the Board at Its meeting of November 15. 1900. The committee finds that th« charges against the commandant were not proven, and says: The final conclusion of the committee, in the light of all the testimony that has been given, and the result of their observation while at the Home, is that the Interests of the Home would have been promoted by the retention of Mr. Shepard in the office of commandant. If he could perform his I duties as well as he did In su -h a hostile atmo- I sphere as existed by reason of the unfriendly feeling toward him of his immediate subordinates and of the two trustees who, because of their resident In Bath, were practically the managing trustees of I the Home, it is the opinion of the committee that had he had the assistance of persons In sympathy with his administration and willing to co-operate with him there would have been little to be desired In his management of the institution. A careful consideration of the whole reeoid of thts investiga-1 tion has satisfied the committee that had Mr Shepard been more subservient to the demands of those who sought to use the Home to their own advantage no charge would have been presented against him. It is fe!t. therefore, that his courageous performance of the. duty assigned to him can: not be too highly commended. The committee further finds that the trustees j permitted the pension fund of the members of the ! Home, amounting to $125,000 annually, to be disi bursed without personal supervision or security. , Also, that the post exchange fund, made up from the sales of the canteen, had been misapplied. The law with relation to this fund provides that the proceeds shall be used for the support of the library : and reading room of the Home, and for the comfort and amusement of the members. It was shown that the proceeds of this fund had frequently been used for the purchase of liquor, in; eluding champagne and cigars, for the use of the trustees and their friends. Other unlawful pay! ments were frequently made from the fund, and the committee says: "In short, it was the practice thus to pay for items that it was believed would , not be approved of by the Controller." The posthumous fund, so designated, consists of i money left by members dying Intestate, as to whose 1 relatives there ¦ no record at the Home. In th* fall of ISOB the fund amounted to upward of $10,000, representing the accumulation of years, and It appears that the trustees, for the most part, were i not even aware that this fund was In the Board's ! charge. It was, on the date mentioned, at the instance of Frank Campbell, treasurer of the Home. : transferred to the County Treasurer as ex offlcio Public Administrator for the county of Steuben, and within a short time was depreciated by expenses to the amount of over $1.00)). while but one estate, amounting; to $I>l, had be-n transferred to the heirs. It further appears that almost all of the fl.Otx) was paid for services rendered by a lawyer, who was also a partner of Mr. Campbell in th«> banking business. The committee finds that the same lack of attention on the part of the trustees that was shown to other important features of management existed as to the care of the finances. No interest was paid on the moneys, and the bond given by the treasurer was Inadequate. Also that the. requirements of the bylaws that a report should be made by the treasurer at each meeting was not complied with. Of the management of the finances of the home, the committee says: It Is not likely that the trustees would be willing to have their own finances conducted In the manner above described, and the elementary rule in regard to duties of a fiduciary relation to the effect that the trustees shall guard the property confided to them with at least as much care as they would their own. seems to hive been lost sight of almost entirely. Since the closing of testimony in the investigation the Governor has appointed new trusteea tn place of those who were members of the Board at the time the Inquiry was Instituted, with the exception of one trustee, whose period of service had not terminated. In expressing the opinion that Mr. Shepard was unjustly removed from the oftice of commandant, the committee says: It Is not intended to convey the idea that the present Incumbent of that office is In any way leas competent, or that the interests of the Home have suffered by reason of his selection. 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