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TB CRUSH NUM. Mrs. Dietz Charges Her Servant With Stealing a Bracelet. A half breed Indian woman named Lottie Taylor, 29 years old, of Seventeenth street and Surf avenue, Coney Island, was locked up in the E. One Hundred and Fourth street station, Manhattan, last night by Detectives McAvoy and Halllhan, charged with having stolen a diamond studded bracelet from Mrs.

Mary Dtetz or 1 40S Park avenue. The bracelet was valued at $350. Friday Mrs. Dietz engaged the Taylor woman to do some household work. The bracelet was missed shortly after the woman's appearance in the house.

When arrested the woman declared she had not taken the bracelet and said that Friday Mrs. Dietz accused her husband of stealing it, but later accused her of the theft. A PROMINENT KNIGHT. James Denning Is One of the Charter Members of Christopher Council and a Well Known Brooklynite. Probably one of the best known members of the order of the Knights of Columbus is James Deuning, who has lived in Brooklyn for many years.

He is a member of Christopher Council, of which he is a charter member, and one of the most active workers tor the good of the order. Although Mr. (Photo by Brettell. Brooklyn.) James Denning, Well Known of K. C.

and Other Fraternal Organizations. Denning does not hold any office in his council at the present time, he was honored at the institution of the council by being elected as its first secretary. His retiring from however, has not lessened his ardor as a knight. Mr. Denning was for twenty years a member of the firm' of Hardenburg but since its retirement after the damaging fire which destroyed its place of business, he has been identified with the Sterling Piano Company, at 536 Fulton street, near Flatbush avenue, in which company is also his son, John J.

Denning. Beside being a member of the Knighta of Columbus, Mr. Denning is a member of Union Council No. 11, C. B.

and other Catholic organizations. His son is a member of Leo Council, K. of and was one of the organizers of the Knights of Columbus Wheelmen's Club, and is a member of Troop C. PUBLIC SCHOOL NO. 30.

Closing Exercises Held Yesterday. Pleasing Programme The closing exercises of Public School No. 30 on Wolcott street were held Friday morning at 10 o'clock, under the direction of the school officials. Principal Murphy was on the platform, with Chairman J. J.

P. Fagan of the local board and Dr. John Harrlgan. An excellent programme of exercises had been arranged by Mrs. Carrie Sheffer, the able head of department, and her corps of assistants.

It was as follows: recitation, ''Santa Claus' Messenger Boy," by James Fltzpatrick: recitation, "Christmas Acrostic." by boys and girls; recitation. "A Catastrophe." by Mary Stereth: reading. "Trlssy's Christmas Tree." by Isabella Ennis: song, "A Wonderful Tree," by the school; recitation, "A Christmas Worry." by May Farrel: piano solo, bv Isabella Olsen; recitation, "Who Is Krlss Krlngle? bv LI in an tmsus; song, "un mrist mm SOHMER An Ideal Holiday Gift THE "SOHMER" HEADS THE LIST OF THE HIGHEST GKADE PIANOS. PIANOS Soli mcr Buildinc, Cth cor. 22d Y.

Only Salesroom In Greater New York. OFFERED ANOTHER'S CHILD. Goodhart Says His Wife Tried to Deceive Him With a Strange Baby. When he appeared to explain a charge of abandonment made against him by his wife. Joseph Goodhart, an expressman, living at 21S West Thirtieth street, Manhattan, and employed by K.

Garcia of 101 West Twenty eighth street, told a strange story to Magistrate Mayo i.i the West Side Court yesterday. He said that he had not supported his wife, Gertrude Edith Goodhart, during the last few days, and that he did not intend to do so in the future. He said that on Monday last, she tried to foist upon him a stranger's child as her own. He discovered the deception aud left her. Goodhart said that he had received a note while at work on Monday, stating that his wife bad given birth to a child.

He was overjoyed, and. obtaining leave of absence from his employer, he hurried home. He found his wife in bed and beside her a new baby. A woman whom Goodhart employed to wait upon his wife against her protest looked at the child and gave it a her opinion that it was about eight days old and then departed. Neighbors who came in to see the baby thought that it looked older than Mrs.

Goodhart said it was and at last Mr. Goodhart was convinced that something was wrong. He accused his wire deceiving him and she tearfully confessed that the baby was not hers. She told him that earlier in the day she had met strange woman on Eighth avenue, who asked if she wanted a "child. She said that she did.

whereupon the si range woman gave her the baby and S2. She told her hucbami that she did not think of finding out who the strange woir an was. There was a stormy lime in the Goodhart home, after which Mr. Goodhart left and said he would never have anything more to do with his wife. Friday afternoon Mrs.

Goodhart went to the West Side Court and secured a summons for her husband, she alleging that he had abandoned her. and Mr. Goodhart appeared in answer to the summons. Magistrate Mayo gently reproved Mrs. Goodhart for her eon duct in the affair, and then told her to take the baby to Supei intendent of Out Door Poor Blair.

With a card of direction in her hand she left the court to do so, but first declared that she had nothing to eat. that bills were being presented and she had no money with which to pay them. "Well." said Magistrate Mayo, suppose that if your wife dispeses of this stranger's baby you will be willling to live with her?" "No, sir," answered Goodhart. "A woman that will do anything like that will do worse. I will never live with her again." Magistrate Mayo will decide to morrow how much money Goodhart shall give to his wife for her support.

They have been married two years. LAW DEPARTMENT'S COST. Controller Coler Gives Out an Analytical Statement, Based on the 1901 Budget. Controller Coler yesterday gave out his fourth analysis of the budget for 1901, taking the Law Department. He has previously taken the Police, Fire and Park Departments and is giving one of the analyses every week.

The object in the Controller taking the time and trouble to have the statements compiled Is so that the average citizen may the more readily understand the Budget, which in its ordinary form is practically beyond common minds to grasp its meaning. In the Law Department in the Boroughs, of Manhattan and The Bronx for 1S90 there were seventy two men employed with a total cost, including aggregate salaries and expenses, of $201,200. The per capita cost that year was .132 and the men had an average salary of The follow itig year and everv year until 1S9S, salaries and all expenses, even including the number of men employed, rose gradually. In 1SHS ihe expenses took a tremendous jump, as consolidation was enacted that year and the expenses were correspondingly much greater, there being extra work and study of all sorts. From until the present time all five boroughs are reckoned with Manhattan and "I he Bronx.

In the Borough of Brooklyn, prior to consolidation, the greatest cost for the Law Department was in 1S97, when it reached a total of $79,370.57. The per capita cost that year was .074, with an average salary of $2,719.50 for a stall of 24 men. In Queens and Richmond the same year was the most expensive, the cost being $26,866.75 unu ou.oj4.4 respectively. Since all costs and statements are counted in the greater city. In the appended table it will be seen that in the greater city, from ISt'O to I'M, inclusive, there has been an increase of $161,950.53 in the aggregate cost.

It will also be noticed that the difference in the cost for the years 1897 and 189S was $58,793.03. caused bv extra work for consolidation. The per capita cost from 1890 to 1901, inclusive, has risen .014, while from 1897 to 1S9S it rose .018. A table of the cost, per capita cost and average salary for 1S90 to 1901, inclusive, is as follows: I SIGN THE JOINT NOTE. It Will Be Presented to the Chinese Officials in Two or Three Days.

TEXT OF NOTE MADE PUBLIC. Until China Complies With the Conditions the Occupation of Peking Will Continue. Peking, December 22 The joint note to China was signed by the foreign ministers at 11 o'clock this morning. It will be presented to the Chinese officials in two or three days. Among the ministers who signed the agreement was the representative of the Netherlands, who arrived only recently.

Li Hung Chang's condition was reported to day to be so much improved that he was able to be out of bed for a short time. As i ennn ht hue roonirarnil fR olur, It. frnm Til indisposition the note will he presented to him and Prince Chine. The Chinese close to Li Hung Chang still prefer to believe, despite the signing of the note, which they did not believe would take place, that the principal negotiations must be carried on in Europe or America. They resent the British modification of the note, for, as they say, some power or powers might not be satisfied until the indemnity had been paid in full, which would mean the occupation of Peking for an indefinite time, as it cannot be expected that China can raise what, would be required possibly 1,000,000,000 taels all at once.

As a matter of fact it will take several years. The cavalry and infantry detachments which have been investigating the reported troubles near Hoshlwu have returned and report that there is nothing to cause alarm. All the trouble, they say, is on the other side of the river, which the allies are protecting. It was discovered that a party of Catholic Christians had started on an expedition, but its whereabouts are not known. Test of the Joint Note.

Washington, December 22 The State Department to day made public the text of the joint nolo of the Powers to China. The official statement follows: "Department of State, Washington. "The following English version is understood to be in substantial equivalence with the French text of the note to be addressed to the government of China, as agreed upon by the representatives of the co operating Powers at Peking, December 4, 1900, and subsequently amended before signature: "During the months of May, June, July and August of the current year, serious disturbances broke out in the northern provinces of China, in which atrocities unparalleled in history, and outrages against the law of nations, against the laws of humanity and against civilization were committed under particularly odious circumstances. The principal of these crimes were the following: "First On the 20th of June, his excellency, Baron Von Ketteler, while on his way to the Tsung li Yamen, in the performance of his official functions, was murdered bv sol diers of the regular army, acting under orders of their chiefs. "Second On the same day the foreign legations were attacked and besieged.

The attacks continued without intermission until the 14th of August, on which date the arrival of the foreign forces put an end to them. These attacks were made by the regular troops, who joined the Boxers, and who obeyed the orders of the court, emanating from the imperial palace. At the same time the Chinese government officially declared, by its representatives abroad, that it guaranteed the security of the legations. "Third On the 11th of June Mr. Sujyama, Chancellor of the Legation of Japan, while in the discharge of an official misson, was killed by regulars at the gates of the city.

In Peking and in several provinces eigners were murdered, tortured or attacked by the Boxers and the regular troops, and such as escaped death owed their salvation solely to their own determined resistance. Their establishments were looted and destroyed. "Fourth Foreign g. at Peking especially, were desecrated, the graves opened and the renmins scattered abroad. "These occurrences necessarily led the foreign powers to dispatch their troops to China to the end of protecting the lives of their representatives and nationals and restoring order.

During their march to Peking, the allied forces met with resistance from" the Chinese army and had to overcome it by force. "Inasmuch as China has recognized her responsibility, expressed regret and evinced 20TH CENTURY EAGLE created by the aforesaid disturbances, tne powers have determined to accede to her request upon the irrevocable conditions enumerated below, which they deem indispensable to expiate the crimes committed and to prevent their recurrence: The Conditions Imposed Upon China. "(A) The dispatch to Berlin of an extraordinary mission headed by an Imperial prince, in order to express the regrets of His Majesty, the Emperor of China, and of the Chinese Government for the assassination of His Excellency, the late Baron Von Ketteler, minister of Germany. "(B) The erection, on the spot of the assassination, of a commemorative monument, befitting the rank of the deceased, bearing an inscription in the Latin, German and Chinese languages, expressing the regrets of the Emperor of China for the murder. "II.

"(A) The severest punishment for the persons designated in the Imperial decree of September 25, 1900, and for those whom the representatives of the powers shall subsequently designate. "(B) The suspension for five years of all official examinations in all the cities where foreigners have been massacred or have been subjected to cruel treatment. "III. "Honorable reparation to be mado by the Chinese Government to the Japanese Government for the murder of Mr. Sujyama.

"IV. "An expiatory monument to he erected by the imperial Chinese government in every foreign or international cemetery which has been desecrated or in which the graves have been destroyed. "The maintenance, under conditions to be determined by the powers, of the interdiction against the importation of arms, as well as of materials employed exclusively for the manufacture of arms and ammunition. "VI. "Equitable indemnities for the governments, societies, companies and individuals, as well as for Chinese, who, during, the late occurrences, have suffered in person or in property in consequence of their being in the service of foreigners.

China to adopt finan cial measures acceptable to the powers for the purpose of guaranteeing the payment of the said indemnities and the interest and amortization the loans. "VII. "The right for each power to maintain a permanent guard for its legation and to put the diplomatic quarter in a defensible condition, the Chinese having no right to reside in that quarter. "VIII. "The destruction of the forts which might obstruct free communication between Peking and the sea.

"IX. "The right to the military occupation of certain points to be determined by an understanding among the powers, in order to maintain open communication between the capital and the sea. "The Chinese government to cause to be published during two years in all the sub prefectures an imperial decree "(A) Embodying a perpetual prohibition, under penalty of death, of membership in any anti foreign society. "(B) Enumerating the punishments that shall have been inflicted on the guilty, together with the suspension of all official examinations in the cities where foreigners have been murdered or have been subjected to cruel treatment; and "(C) Furthermore, an imperial decree to be Issued and published throughout the empire ordering that the governors general (viceroys), governors, and all provincial or local officials shall be held responsible for the maintenance of order within their respective jurisdiction, and that in the event of renewed anti foreign disturbances or any other infractions of treaty occurring and which shall not forthwith be suppressed and the guilty persons punished, they and the said officials shall be immediately removed and forever disqualified from holding any office or honors. "XI.

"The Chinese government to undertake to negotiate amendments to the treaties of commerce and navigation considered useful by the foreign powers and upon other matters pertaining to their commercial relations, with the object of facilitating them. "XII. "The Chinese government to determine in what manner to reform the department of foreign affairs and to nrodify the court ceremonials concerning the reception of foreign representatives, in the manner to be indicated by the powers. "Until the Chinese government has complied with the above conditions to the satisfaction of the powers, the undersigned can hold out no expectation that the occupation of Peking and the provinces of Chill by the general forces can be brought to a conclusion." FIGHT WITH REGULATCS. Chinese Losses Reported as Considerable by "Von "Waldersee.

Berlin, December 22 The following dispatch from Field Marshal Count von Waldersee, dated Peking, Friday, December 21, has been received here: "A column dispatched from Paoting Fu, commanded by Major Haine, engaged a force of Chinese regulars, December 15. at Yune tsingsien, 90 kilometers northeast of Paoting Fu. uur tosses were one omcer and two non commissioned officers wounded Chinese losses were considerable. The "A column was sent December 19 from Tientsin, commanded by Colonel Gruber, to Yutienhsien, 100 kilometers northeast of Tientsin." RAIDS BY REBELS. Canton, December 22 The rebels in the Walchon District descend from the hills and pillage the lowlands.

The soldiery are unable to prevent their rald6. AMERICAN DEAD AT PEKING. "Washington, December 22 General Chaffee, at Peking, reported to the Department to day that Charles L. Solomon, civilian employe of the Quartermaster's Department, died at Peking of pneumonia to day. MORE CHINESE LOOT.

Marseilles, December 22 The French steamship, Colombo, from China, has arrived here, bringing another Installment of loot forwarded by Geftral Frye. The loot was held by orders of the government the objects wil be returned. Most of LOAN COMPANY SUED. Plaintiffs Want to Enjoin Anglo American Association. Washington, December 22 Walter F.

Sidall and Harry A. Beck to day began suit against the Anglo American Savings and Loan Association of New York, asking the District Supreme Court to appoint a receiver to take charge of the affairs of the organization and also for an Injunction to restrain the officers of the association from interfering with the rectiver. The complainants declare that they are stockholders in the organization; that the interest is in default on certain deeds of trust and that their interests are endangered. James H. Claggett and eleven others Hied eimilar suits in equity yesterday, asking for a receiver and for the sale of certain real estate.

Several Pennsylvania claimants had previously Instituted suits of au analogous character. NEW COMPANIES EORMED. Albany. December 22 The following companies filed articles of incorporation here to day: The Heilbrun Hafner Agency of New York City, to conduct an advertising business, capital directors, Mary M. Hafner, A P.

Hafner aud L. M. Heilbrun of 1 New York City. AJax Iron and Wire Oom I pauy of Brooklyn, capital, directors, Lina Beecher and M. L.

Smith of Brooklyn and Bannon Moore of New York City. NO ACTION IN POWERS CASE. Frankfort, December 22 The Court of Appeals adjourned to day until the January term without rendering a decision in the case of ex Secretary of State Caleb Powers, charged with complicity in the Goebel assassination and sentenced to life imprisonment. This passes the appeal to the new court, which will stand four Republicans to three Democrats. No Christmas Table COMPLETE WITHOUT Tiie WorUt Renowned Appetizer lnviyorator.

BITTERS. The only genuine. 1MPOIVTED KROM Port of Spain, Trinidad, B.W.L omirAOU ft IMITATIONS AND DOMESTii; bUbsmums. MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR WIASS. Decree of the Holy Father, Pctae Leo XIII, Grants the Privilege 6r New Year's Eve.

According to a decree or the holy fatheiS midnight mass will be celebrated in all the Catholic churches of the diocese of Brooklyn ji received by Bishop McDonnell last month and n.t the conferences of the nrlests which were held in St. John's Seminary, Wilroughby ani Lewis avenues, during the week the decree was made known. The midnight mass is con sidered a fitting observance for the going out it the old century and entrance of the new flntury. Only once before has this privilege been granted to the church in this country and that was at the beginning of the present year. The decree is as follows: Now that the present age is drawing to a close, and a new one is about to begin, it is highly proper that all who have redeemed by Him in every part of the world ehould be solemnly consecrated to the King of Ages, Jesus Christ, in order that this gratitude may be shown for the special favors received from Him in the past, and also that in these troublesome times He may through His mercy and clemency grant even stronger aids to entering happily on the future.

What our holy father granted a year ago, by anticipation, he also permits by the same decree of the Sacred Congregation of. Riles, dated the 13th day of last November, That at midnight which ushers in January of the year 1901 the most august sacrament of the eucharist may be exposed for adoration in churches and chaptts and that in its presence one mass of the Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord and the octave of the Nativity may be read or sung; and that, moreover, the faithful by special privilege receive holy communion either during or outside of the mass. While thinking of some new means of in creasing the piety of the faithful in connection with an event so solemn, the holy father learned that many prelates and pious eodali ties anxiously desire that the faithful of Christ, moved by an eagerness to participate In the rich treasury of spiritual indulgences, should everywhere be invited to come and adore the most blessed eucharist, and thus strive to repair the injuries done to the Divine Majesty and unite themselves closer to His most sweet heart. As this was in most perfect accordance with his own wishes the holy father has be nignly granted that a plenary indulgence may be gained by an the faitniui or unrist wno, having properly approached the sacraments of penance and received holy communion in a church or chapel where the most noiy eucnar lst is reserved, shall spend any full hour they please between midnight of December 31 and the noon of January 1, before the most august sacrament exposed to public adoration, and shall moreover offer pious prayers to God for the intentions of his holiness. How long the adorable eucharist should remain exposed Is left by his holiness to the prudence of the ordinaries, provided that time be within the twelve hours specified above.

OBITUARY. Joseph B. Roulston. Joseph B. Roulston, who died at his homSi 296 Eighth street, Friday, after a long Illness, was a native of the North of Ireland and came of Covenanter stock.

He was born seventy six years ago and came to this country in 1850. He was long a member of the United Presbyterian Church, on Charles street, Manhattan, where he was married in 1854. For forty years he lived in New York and had been in the straw hat making business, but ten years ago he came to the Twenty 6econd Ward, where he lived with his son, Robert A. Roulston, who is well known in that section and is a warden and the treasurer of All Saints' r. unurco.

There also survives the deceased two daughters. Mrs. A. L. Simmons and Mrs.

Henry I. Coleman, and nine grandchildren. The funeral services were held at Mr. Roulston's late home last evening, at 8 o'clock, the Rev. William Morrison officiating.

The music of the service was rendered by Mrs. Reardbn and Miss Dooley. Captain Andrew Hennessy. Captain Andrew Hennessy, whose death occurred at his home, 130 Second place, Thursday, was the eldest surviving captain of the Harbor Masters' Association of this port. He was born in Ireland about seventy three years ago and came to New York In his boyhood.

He had followed the sea nearly all his life and was a resident oi Brooklyn when the Civil War broke out. Then he took command of the steam transport Aichlos tind served on her. all through the war. He was afterward captain and owner of a passenger and freight steamer plying between New York and Boston and later was in the transportation business in this harbor. He had lived In retirement for about twenty years.

He was a member of the Harbor Masters' Association and of St. Mary's Star of the Sea R. C. Church. His daughter Adelaide, who is the wife of Henry C.

Bye, survives him, as do four grandchildren. Mrs. Sarah F. Nesmith. Sarah Frances, widow of James I.

Nesmith, died at her home Friday, after an illness ot three months. Mrs. Nesmith was born la Montaville, In 1836. Her maiden name was Cunningham, and she was descended from a well known family ot Maine. Shortly after her marriage to Mr.

Nesmith she removed to Brooklyn, and had lived in the First Ward ever Blnce. Both she and her husband were early members of the First Unitarian Church. Mr. Nesmith, who was founder ot the well known firm of Nesmith Sons of Manhattan, died in 18SG. Mrs.

Nesmith Is survived by two daughters and two sons, Charlotte, Sarah James and William C. Nesmith. The funeral servico will take place at her late home, Monday at 2 o'clock In the afternoon, the Rev. John P. ForbeB officiating.

Mrs. Mary Coleman. Mary, widow of John Coleman, died at her home, 13 Pineapple street, Friday, of heart trouble, aggravated by old age. She had been ill for a month. She was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, April 20.

1813, and came to New York when a young woman. After her marriage, some sixtj' years ago, she moved to Brooklyn, and had lived on Pineapple street for sixty years. Her husband, who died some years ago, kept a cooperage on the river front. She was related by marriage to the late John Roach, the shipbuilder, and to the lato Thomas Dickson, the well known coal operator, formerly of the Delaware and Hudson Coal Company. The funeral will be held from her lato home this evening at 7:30, the Rev.

J. Douglas Adam officiating. Her surviving relatives are her son, John Coleman, and her daughters, Julia, Carrie and Marguerite Colo man. Mrs, A. V.

Bambor. Mrs. A. Victoria Bamber died yesterday at her home, 441 Wnverly avenue, after a week's illness from pneumonia. She was born in New York City and had resided in Brooklyn for thirty two years.

She was the widow of Roger Bamber, an importer oil Jco goodj. Letters From Officers Say More Troops Should Be Sent to Philippines. HARD WORK OF THE SOLDIERS. Filipinos Must Be Overawed hy a Display of Force Belief That Aguinaldo Is Bead, Eagle Bureau, 608 Fourteenth Street. Washington, December 22 Late advices from officers In the Philippines confirm a growing belief among officers on duty at the War Department that the Filipino insurrection cannot be put down except by the adoption of harsher measures than have yet been employed.

There is' no disguiBlng the fact that some War Department officials are getting discouraged at the continued activity of the insurgents and the apparent hopelessness of subduing them. Representative Clayton of Brooklyn has just received two letters from officers in the Philippines, and both agree In saying that more troops ought to be sent to the Philippines and that it is imperative to treat the rebels with the utmost severity in order to stamp out the insurrection. One of the officers says that so far only the larger towns in Luzon are held by the Americans and that work has not yet begun in the other islands. The belief is also expressed that Aguinaldo is dead, but that able lieutenants are carrying out his plans of fighting the Americans. Following are some extracts from the letters just received by Mr.

Clayton: "I cannot see how the number of troops here can be decreased for a year at least. It really should be increased, so that we might have enough troops to scour the isl ands, and at the same time leave sufficient garrisons in the larger towns. So far as I can see, we are at present holding the princi pal towns, and that is all. To abandon the islands, or even to withdraw any of the gar risons, seems out of the question, because such a move would mean the murder of all the natives who have been friendly and who desire peace. Only yesterday another man.

and the 'president' of this town, the most in telligent man in it, told me they would not go unguarded to San Mateo, four miles away, for 1,000 pesos. There the Macabebees (there are more than 20,000 of them, I believe) would be wiped off the face of the earth if we went away. "We cannot garrison the islands with native troops, for they could never be trusted except the Macabebees, upon whose fidelity I would again stake my life, as I have already done. We are all anxiously waiting the action of Congress and I think that most of the officers of the volunteers would be will ing to stay over here if there was a chance of their getting into the regular Army. When we tell them and when they see the constant fighting and hard field work which the American Army is still doing here in order to keep down the insurrection newcomers from America exclaim: 'But this is not known in So we are all crying out in the words of General Lawton: 'Would to God that the truth of this whole Philippine situation could be known to everyone in America as we know "We hope that this lack of knowledge is due to lack not of interest, but of means of information.

We have torn In pieces and we have scattered the armies of Aguinaldo. He had armies, you know. We have conquered here, but peace has not returned. Beating, dispersing and disorganizing a half savage foe has not ended our work. With Filipinos anything short of annihilation or complete overawing after defeat does not mean victory nor lead to peace.

After defeating them we are not willing to annihilate them as was the Spanish custom. We must, therefore, overawe them by display of force. "Under these difficulties American troops are needed now, and will be for a long time tc come, to hunt, chase ami keep down the Insurgents and the lawless. If not constantly pursued they spring up like mushrooms over night. "These are the conditions in Luzon Island to day.

It is useless to say they will soon change, for they have not changed In the past five years, two of them under American control at that. As for the other islands the United States have hardly begun upon them. It Is not war. Any old Yank or Johnny Reb would laugh at us if we called It war, but I say it 1b not peace. "During the past four months my regiment has had some twenty fights and skirmishes with the insurgents, has captured and destroyed six of their permanent camps, 50,000 pounds of provisions, 100 beef cattle, 40 horse and no Inconsiderable number of arms, killing some twenty five of their men and taking 100 more prisoners, and Itself losing one captain and two men killed, six wounded and four horses killed.

This Is the record of but one weak regiment, reduced by disease and hard work. Of course I am not willing to admit that others have done as much, but none have been idle and all are needed. "This is what we are called upon to do and are doing now and up to date we have had our hands full. Is it, therefore, any wonder that the authorities here are scratching their heads and asking each other. 'What in the world are we going to do when we begin to lose troops, when the volunteers start The good Lord or Congress or both must be strong and prompt on the American side." latest Casualty Xist.

Washington, December 22 The War Department has received the following list of casualties in the Philippines, from General WacArthur, at Manila: Killed November 24, Forlsta, Luzon: Corporal Arthur Burrows, Troop D. Eleventh Cavalry: Ser Ktuint Bernard Baker. Between November 24 and Docember 7. Calbayon Mataglno. Samar, Company Twenty ninth Infantry.

Welburn Watts Wounded Company Twenty ninth Infantry, Hytas E. Smiley, severe: Company Twenty ninth Infantry. Charles E. Mackey, moderately December 15. Duero.

Bohol, Company Signal Corps, U. S. Corporal Charles E. WllFon, mortally: December 8, AntlKue, Paney. Thlrty elRhth Infantry, Martin L.

Weatherman, wounded In neck, serious: December 18, San Ignaclo. Luzon. Company G. Forty eighth Infantry, MuBlclan Hay R. Withers, wounded In leg, above knee, moderate; October 30.

Burgason. Panay, Company Kortv fourth Infantry, Lee Piatt, wounded arm. slight; November 10. Sublg, Luzon. Company Twenty fifth Infantry, illlam Smith, wounded In shoulder slight.

PHILIPPINE PORT CLOSED. Washington, December 22 A general order recently issued by General MacArthur says that "MiMtary conditions requiring It, the port of Boac, Island of Marlnquque, opened to the coasting trade June 1900, is closed to such trade and all trades of whatsoever character with said island is, until further orders, forht'lden." Another oivler declares the port of Agno, Province of 2'Jtmbales. opened to the coasting trade, and uVtails Captain Ross L. Bush, Twenty firth as inspector of customs at that pvrt. To morrow Select From a Full An Assortment.

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WATERMAjV CO, 1BT The Convention Will Be Forwarded to England by Tuesday's Steamer. EFFORT TO BLOCK CANAL PLAN? European Influences Said to Be at Work to Have Costa Rica and Nicaragua Renounce Agreements. Eagle Bureau, 60S Fourteenth Street. Washington, December 22 Secretary Hay received to day from the White House the famous treaty that bears his name and that of Lord Pauncefote, shorn of certain feat utes and with some additions, and altogether quite a different instrument from the treaty he originally submitted to the President. Secretary Hay said this afternoon that he proposed to forward it to the British ambassador "immediately," so it will be in Lord Pauncefote's hands by Monday at the latest.

The treaty will leave for England on the steamer that sails from New York on Tuesday next, while Ambassador Choate will be notified in the meantime of the delivery of it to the British ambassador. When asked whether or not he would submit any written communication to the treaty In handing it to the British representative, Mr. Hay said that he had not determined this question. It is thought he will merely pre i sent it with formal notice that certain changes have been made by the Senate. All talk of what England will do with the treaty is pure speculation.

The administration takes no stock in the gossip to the effect that European influences will be brought to bear to block the success of the Nicaragua Canal by causing Costa Rica i and Nicaragua to renounce the agreement I they made with this government regarding th 1 right of way for the canal route. Some months ago representatives of the I two Central American governments and of the United States signed a protocol by which it was agreed to cede to this country enough territory on the border line of those two republics to permit of the construction of the canal. While no definite financial consideration was named in this agreement, the terms were sufficiently binding to lead officials here to believe that that part of the canal scheme was satisfactorily arranged for. The protocol was drawn with reg'ard to the requirements oi the original Hay Paunce I fote treaty, and now that that instrument I has been materially amended it is argued I ihat Costa Rica and Nicaragua may be in duced to refuse to consider the protocol as binding under the new conditions. Hints, too, are made that European influences will be brought to bear to cause the two govern ments to hold out against the United States.

The administration, however, is not concerned at these reports, and believes that so far as this feature of the canal is concerned, there is no cause for fear. A RUSSIAN VIEW. St. Petersburg, December 22 The Novosti, discussing the Nicaragua Canal, says: "England is evidently incapable of opposing the United States, the fact being that America is rising proportionately as England is losing prestige." TAX REPORT ISSUED. It Shows Assessable Property in Each Borough and Percentage.

The Department of Taxes and Assessments yesterday issued its report for the third quarter of 1900, ending September 30, the report being printed in the City Record. In compliance with a request from Randolph Guggenheimer, representing the Municipal Assembly, the Department of Taxes includes in the report a list of the property assessable in each borough. The total tax payable is SS2.539.197. 59, or which real estate pays $71,758,392.50 and personal estate pays $10,750,805.09. The tax by boroughs is: Manhattan Borouch S.i9.4W,lM.78 being The Bronx 3.292.555.29 being 4 Brooklyn Queens Richmond 16.

10G. 219.63 being lOS per cent. 2.f.71!.S74.65 being 3V per cent. 1.0S7.360.31 being 1 per cent. MISS C0NDIT SMITH ARRIVES.

Was a Guest of the Congers Through the Siege of Peking Others on the St. Louis. The steamship St. Louis of the American line arrived yesterday afternoon, bringing a large number of distinguished passengers. The vessel had a winter trip and made her w.iv across in 0 davs.

22 hours and 4 fl, throa Hnvs ctf the i UilUULCa. UUl'JJfi U'oi voyage gales were encountered, accompanied by high head seas. I An interesting passenger was Miss Condit Smith, who was visiting Minister Conger's family when the outbreak occurred at Pe king and who went through the siege. After that eitv was relieved Miss Smith went to Yo kohama to visit friends. She remained there a month and returned to this country by way of the Suez Canal.

I Miss Smith was asked as to her experiences In China, but she absolutely refused to say a word. Miss Smith is a sister of Mrs. Leonard Wood, wife of the Governor General of Cuba. Miss Smith's baggage was retained by the customs authorities and sent to the apprais er's 6tores. Miss Condit Smith explained that she had lost all her clothing in the siege of Peking and that she had purchased a new 1 wardrobe while In Paris.

She pleaded that, as her clothing bad been lost in the defense of Peking, she was entitled to bring into the country that which she had purchased abroad. Deputy Collector Berriman and Deputy Sur veyor Dowllng said, however, that it was not for them to interpret the law and that they, therefore, would have to confiscate her I trunks and bags. Miss Lole Fuller, the dancer, arrived on the St. Louis. She comes to fill an engagement at a local music hall.

After her New York engagement she will tour the country. She i will then visit Japan, opening at the Royal Theater, Toklo. Miss Fuller brings with her eleven persons who aseist in working the I properties in connection with her dances. She also brought over thirty tone of effects. "It has been four years since I visited this country," she said, "and I am very glad to get here again.

My manager, Edward A. Stevens, is ill, so we were forced to leave him behind." Daniel Frohman went down to the American line pier to meet William Sage. Mr. Sage is bringing home the effects of his mother, Mrs. Abbey Sage Richardson, the authoress and dramatist, who died two weeks ago in Rome.

Mrs. Richardson's body will be brought here on another steamship. Mrs. F. Wilmerding, who has been abroad some months, returned on the St.

Louis. Her father, General Benjamin F. Tracy, was at the pier to meet her. I Robert P. Porter also returned on the St.

Louis. In the second cabin arrived F. Haggerty, E. Globensky and Walter Clifford who have been fighting in the Strathcona Horse in South Africa. They expect to return to South Africa in the near future.

E. W. Sykes, who has made two trips between South Africa and New Orleans with mules for the British Ar my, also returned. I i per cent, per cent, i mas Eve." by girls; reading. "Christmas In Aus tria." by Thomas Leigh; recitation, "A Million Little Children." by Edward Holmuller: recitation, "Christmas Morning," by Henrietta Buse; song.

"Reindeer's Coming." by boys and girls. The programme was excellently rendered, and the children were applauded loudly. Chairman Fagan addressed the pupils, congratulating them upon their good work during the term, and also paying a compliment to the teachers and Mrs. Sheffer. There were a number of parents present.

One of the Most Interesting Papers Ever Published WILL BE THE 20th Century Eagle, WHICH WILL BE ISSUED DECEMBER. 3 include a special supplement containing views Agr gate Per capita Average Year. cont. cost. salary.

li Ilt) S2C1.09T.47 $2,013.65 1891 275.316.ri3 .106 2,130.31 279.T6').4S 14 2.126.41 1893 2S4.132.S7 .102 2.158.88 1MI4 Kl3.601.99 102 2.180.52 IMS 301.734.74 .102 2.211.73 1X96 33S.64S.35 .110 2.2S7.37 ISM 351,511.74 .111 2,327.78 IMS 421.104.77 .129 2.600.09 1S99 423.048.00 .126 2.642.16 1900 423.048.00 .123 2.645.01 1901 423.04S.OO .119 2.645.01 HE 11 will of Leading of life, the Wonders marvelous reasonably century. Eagle's these Men in various walks men whose names command respectful attention for whatsoever they may have to say, on of Progress and the developments that may be expected in the next In pursuance of the policy of doing things right men have been asked to write the articles themselves, taking time to weigh their words. Their opinions, therefore, are all the more interesting because they are careful, conservative and authoritative. ST. PETEB'S CHRISTMAS MUSIC.

A fine programme of music has been arranged for Christmas Day at St. Peter's P. E. Church, Stale street, the Rev. Dr.

Lindsay Parker, rector. It consists of the following: Prelude, Pastoral, Rheinberger; processional, 51. Mendelssohn; Te Deum, Festival, Hat, Buck; Jubilate, Barnby; hymn 59, Carol; offertory, "Sing, Heavens," Tours; hymn 49, "Adeste communion service, plain song; processional, hymn CO. Regent Square; postlude, "Christmas March." Eskuche. Henry G.

Eskuche is organist and choirmaster, and the choir includes fifty men, women and boys. Miss Jessie M. Thompson, soprano; Miss Anna P. Eskuche, contralto; John D. Jones, tenor, and John Paul, basso.

THEIR FIRST EUCHRE. The Young Men's Chapter of the Church of the Holy Apostles, Greenwood avenue, near Prospect, gave the first euchre of the season at Red Men's Hall, Reeves place, Friday evening. Fifteen games were played, after which four prizes were distributed. The winners were Miss Mary Wilson, Miss Lillian Tlbbell, Percy Cuthbert and J. El wood.

Among those present were: Mrs. Tibbell. Lillian Tibbell, Lillian Lenn gren, Mary Wilson. Florence Licari, Mattie Llcarl. Stella Licari.

Miss Dalton, Grace Meierdix. Grace Macdonald, Walter Weedou, George Weedou, William Wark. Edward At wood. Percy Cuthbert, Willis Ryckman, Peter Licari, William Elwood, Joseph Elwood, Fred Dalton and Mr. Graham.

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