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NEWS OF TWO CAPITALS.
4 ..i. i ... ii. .; from flr«t iiixr.
of the business of the session and the changes
of the rules of the Commons are numerous, and.
since the secrets <>f the Cabinet are not well
kept, the best guesses are likely to prove fairly
accurate. Th. will be no startling surprises
In legislation or in procedure I' will be an un
eventful session if Sir Michael Hicks-Beach re
mains in th* Cabinet and Mr. Chamberlain does
rot replace him at the Treasury The Kin» has
the field this year, and nobody in government
circles wishes to divert attention from him.
"When the coronation is over nnythlng may
The reception at Burlington House attracted
as large a crowd of smart people as con',! be
collected so soon after Christmas, It was a
private view of old master?, but Academician?
were entitled to credit for bringing together
an unusually large number of works from pri
vate galleries which were unfamiliar to the gen
eral public, and had the i harm of novelty. There
were two admirable Claudes— "The Enchanted
Castle." owned by Lady Wantage, and a lovely
landscape from Sir Frederick Cook's gallery—
and a delightful example of Botticelli, -i.a Bells
Slmonetta," with a profile face and luxuriant
The enormous price paid by J. Pierpont Mor
sran for the Cokmna Raphael rendered it the
Chief Show pint. Now that the American mill
ionaire has bought it. some supercilious art
critics are deposed to underrate It. but there
•would have be«n a chorus of acclamations if th»
National Gallery had purchased it. The exhibi
tion Is conspicuous for portraits and Turners.
_ ■ I. N. F.
FRENCH OOMMBXT <>\ \MKItI< \N F.X
PANSIOX NOT VIEWED WITH ALARM.
J,IGHT OX ATTITUDE OF POWERS BEFORE
SPANISH "WAR— THE FRENCH THE
ATRE IN NEW-YORK.
(Opyrtfrht: lt*C: Vy The New-York Tribune.)
[BT CABLE TO THE IKIBt 1
Paris. Jan. 4. — During the first week of the
year French newspapers, according to custom,
publish reviews, with comments and more or
less philosophical deductions, of the events of
the eld year. Nearly all the papers In Paris
and the country express the conviction that by
far the most significant revelation recorded is
the gigantic industrial, commercial and polit
ical development of the United States. The ex
pansion of America is not viewed with alarm,
as in Germany and Austria, but as a problem
to be studied scientifically in order to ascertain
how France may advantageously uti'ize the
coming supremacy of the United States, which
is accepted here as Inevitable. The ion- of the
French preps Is, on the whole, friendly. This
is noticeable even in Nationalist organs, sikli as
the "Petit Journal," which formerly evince! un
warrantable bitterness toward American 1 ?. For
Instance. It characterizes as futile end ridicu
lous Emperor William's attempt last summer to
persuade the French guests on board his yacht
of the necessity of a European understanding
to exclude the importation of United States
The Paris fovrnala each (":ay record the doings
©f President Roosevelt with a minuteness of
detail hitherto only accorded to the personal
activity of the Orman Emperor. The "Tfmps"
tho other day devoted two columns on its first
page to a searching, picturesque analysis of
Senator Lodge, who is described a« Boosevelt's
alter ego. The coaservatlve mouthpiece of Re
publican France a>ks whether Senator Lodge
will prove to be a Warwick or a Hanna, a maker
of rulers or a maker of contracts. ;: Pere Joseph
or a Bully.
The "Temps." "Defeat*** and ''Llbert§" still re
tain some misconceptions about the Monroe
Doctrine, but at last are beginning to under
stand that Monroeism Is not so aggressive as
popularly painted, and does not oppose the
friendly mediation of a European power to pre
. serve peace among the South American republics.
» serve "Figaro" on the South American republics*.
The "Figaro" on NV-w Year's Day published a
y leading: article by Max O'Rell about the extraor
dinary" development of the Sunday newspaper in
the United States, and concluded with an allu
sion to the American people as "amiable, gay,
humorous, confident, and so intelligent and ener
getic that before Jong the whole world will be
subjected to them. I do not say politically, but
from the standpoint of ideas and discoveries
which tend to change the face of the universe."
The "Petit Journal" devotes half a front page
to a comparison in a practical form of the
munificence of Carnegie, Stanford and other
American philanthropists in the matter of public
education, and pronounces their method, which
actually creates intelligence, as far more benefi
cial to humanity than the Old Worid system of
Nobel and Osiris of conferring prizes on men
who. from the very conditions of the bequest, or
Sift, have, already attained success In life.
The "Journal Debats" .alls attention to
the fact that two of the leading priirla donnas
' at the Grand Oper» and at the Opera Comique,
Miss Abbott and Miss harden, are both Amer
The "Echo de Par!.--" has nn account of the
raring stable in France of William K. Vander
bilt, for which It predicts great success the
coming season,"- and describes in detail the three
most promising two-year-olds in the stable, Illi
nois XX. Ellesmere and Cleopatra 11.
The most applauded feature of the review at
the Varie-tes Theatre Is the scene where the
great success of Amerlt an Jockeys on the French
turf last season is recorded in song and dance.
The most popular chansonette at Fursy's
quaint little theatre at Montmartre is entitled
•*l* Peril Amerl'-aJn." which. In a friendly, good
r.atured fray, relates how Americans are gradu
ally acquiring a monopoly of the- pood things of
the Old World.
All the papers refer to missions appointed by
tha Ministry of Public Instruction and the Min
istry of Coo.inerce. who, at the request of the
American brunch of the Alliance Franchise, will
IHpsj Paris on January 11. deliver lectures on
roctal science at leading universities, and whose
reports will determine the organization and the
selection of the site for the proposed national
school of application In the United States for
French scientific students.
To rum up, America and Americans are fore
most in the French public mind, and the French
press this week accords. greater prominence and
Importance to the United States than to all other
foreign countries put together.
The assumption that it Is exclusively to Kng
land that American gratitude in due for having
thwarted Austria* efforts to create a European
coalition gainst the United State* at the out
break of the war with Spain is vigorously con
tested here, notwithstanding the renewed Htate
ments to that effect made by" the Washington
correspondent of "The London Times*," whose
views, together with the indorsement of the
leading editorial of "The Times" on December
'2(\. are reproduced la the French newspapers.
M. Hanotaux. who at the beginning of the war
was the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, ad
heres to his previous statements, but does not
consider himself at liberty to submit to the
cross examination suggested by "The Times'"
correspondent; but he would be glad to nee th*
complete , documentary evidence . called • for • by,
Congress r-r Parliament, -which, in his opinion,
«mm! j>rove that the French ' Government from
the very outset wax as friendly toward the
United States, as was 'consistent with maintain
ing neutrality toward Spain. Moreover, I am
authorized by a personage from whom Spain's
diplomacy at that time had no secrets, but
whom I am not permitted to name, to make the
following statement of the facts, believed here
not to have been hitherto disclosed:
"On March :.'.".. 1888 Sefior Pi-) Gullon, Span
ish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Informed the
Spanish Ambassador at Vienna that the key of
success In obtaining intervention In behalf of
Spain was at St. Petersburg. On March J<", as
surances were received by the Quern Regent
from Queen Victoria slating thai she would
support any measures in favor of peace thai
th* British Cabinet might take to aid the Queer.
Regent. At the same late assurances were also
received by the Queen R gem that t'r.e sentiment ;
of the Court of St. James, the nobility and tho
leaders of the highest sets of London society
were strongly for Spain and against tho United
States. <>n March 27 Count Muravteff, the
Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, in reply to
the strenuous appeals of the Spanish Ambassa
dor at St. Petersburg, Count Vlllagonzalo, in-
Formed the latter that the Russian Government
found It Impossible to consider the proposal of
remonstrating with the United States, and that
to even proffer friendly advice under the actual
circumstances to the United States would be
construed, perhaps justly, by the Washington
Cabinet as a throat thai would greatly excite
public feeling In the United States and nave an
effect exactly the opposite to what was desired.
This refusal of Russia convinced the Queen
Regent and Sefior Gullon that there was no
hope of any further efforts to interest the powers
in behalf of Spain, and from that date all the
attempts of Spanish diplomacy In thai direction
were abandoned, for even the pla tonic visit to
the White House of the representatives of six
European powers on April 8 was not brought
about at the Instigation of Spain, it will be
DOted that Count Muravieff 8 reply to the Span
ish Ambassador was on March -7. many days
before the views of the British Cabinet were
known, and over a fortnight previous to Mr.
Chamberlain's famous speech, which was hot
made until after the destruction of tho Spanish
Beet at Manila by Dewey."
This statement, coming from the mosl au
thentic source of Information, In not Intended
in any way to controvert the fact, pat 'in to
all. that the British Government and 'he British
public were the best and warmest friends In
Europe of the United States during the :-■
war, but merely to clear up a <;-; ' d point of
The idea of a, French theatre In Kew
arouses considerable Interest in the theatrical
world here. The general impression is that it
would be a pity if such a theatre ■'■• re to be ex
clusively devoted to ihe antique forma of Scribe,
Dumas and Bardou, and limited t< the academic
interpretations of Sa.a 1 , Bern hard t, M. Coquelln
and other war horses of n;e Parisian srtase. but
that it I'upht to have in Its composition a strong
tincture of the Th^atn Antoine, where studied
delivery after th<- methods of Samson and
Regnler are subordinated to realism In jus
measure, and to truthful, condensed, impas
sioned presentation of humanity. Talking on
the subject of the proposed French theatre In
New-York last evening with Gaston Deschampa
and with Alfred Oapua, both the Parisian critic
who delivered the lectures last year at Har
vard on French dramatic literature and the
author of "I, a Win." were enthusiastic, and
hoped it would familiarize Am ricans with what
Is really good In the mode rnli d French stage
as renovated and atmesit revolutionized by
Antoine. It was* the opinion "f Deschampa and
Capus that the TheAtre Antoine, taken alto
gether, approaches nearer perfection than any
other theatre In France, and yet not <'iie out of
a hundred of the Americans who come to Tails
seems to know anything- about it Gaston
Deschamps said that Antoine had done for the
French stage very much what Balxac had done
for French literature. He has given it truthful
simplicity. Happening to n I M. Antoine this
afternoon. Vnd siskini? him »vhat b< thought of
the Kren.h theatre in New-York, he said "It
caused a genuine ring of sympathy and grati
tude In the hearts of all who worked for the
French nia^c to lean: that the theatrical public
in New-York evinced a desire to establish a
French theatre there. I feel sure that the keen,
impressionable and, abov< all logical Instincts
of Americans will enable them to appreciate a n<i
enjoy what is w holt-some, sterling and hu
manitarian in the character of the French
of which our younger school of authors and
actors are so bravely working out the evolu
tion. The French theatre in New-York ought
to give each year :i series Of representations on
the road and in othe-.- cities Chicago, Boston,
New-Orleans, Baltimore, San Francisco, Phila
delphia, Washington, .\ioiitr.-ii!, etc. There la
plenty of young blood and vigorous talent
among our young authors, our young actors, ana
especially among the young actresses, to make
the enterprise a ■uccess." ( ' I H
MR. .4.V/) UKs, DEPEWii RETURX.
Paris. Jan 4.— Senator Chauricev M. Depew and
Mrs. Depew left Paris this morning and travelled
to CherlKHirg In a special car attached to the
steamer train. One of the best suites of rooms on
the American Line. steatnei St. Louis (which sailed
from Southampton to-day by waji of Oierbourg for
New-York) has been reserved fur them.
PLAN TO PROTECT FOREIGNERS.
Rome, Jan. 4.— a cable dispatch from Washington
says that the Secretary of State. Mr. Hay, has sent
to the Italian Ambassador In Washington. Signer
dcs Planches, a note saying that a copy of Italy's
protest against the lynching of Italian citizens at
Brwtn, Miss., would 'be Kent to Congress, accom
panted by a recommendation by President Roosevelt
advocating legislative reforms and the subjecting
to the federal courts' jurisdiction all acts committed
in violation of treaties and to the detriment of
A NEW BULGARIAN CABINET.
Sofia. Jan. 4 — Prince Ferdinand has Intrusted to
Dr. Daneff (Minister of Foreign Affairs) the task
of forming a new Cabinet.
STUDENT. KILLED IS A DUEL.
Jena, Jan. 4— Lieutenant Thteme. of the 94th Regi
ment, killed a student named Held. of. Halle I"ni
verslty. In a duel here this mornliikr. The encounter
wm the outcome of a quarrel on. New Sear's, when
Held assaulted Thleme. The latter was slightly
wounded In the duel.
THE SCIPIO'B CREW LANDED.
Msboo. Jan. a.— The Dutch steamer Danae haa
landed here the crew of twentjr-aeven mvn of the
Italian steamer Scipio. which was burned at sea
MEMORIAL MEDICAL INSTITUTE,
GIFT OK PARENTS OK JOHN ROCKEFELLER
M'CORMICK, a VICTIM OP SCARLETT FEVER.
■ [BT TELEGRAPH TO lllK Tltlltt.NE. J
Chicago, Jan. a,— la memory of their little son,
John Rockefeller McConnick, who died of scarlet
fever a year ago, at PocaatiCO Hills. Mr and Alts.
Harold K. McCorsstck have established the memo
rial Institute for Infectious diseases Incorporation
papers have been taken out, but no site has been
selected for the Institute, ami the work for the
i.resent will lie carried on through other hospitals.
The prime object of the Uonora Is to study the con
ditions under which diseases »ui-h .■« scarlet fever
are made possible, and 11 building devoted to this
purpose may be ooostnleted later. The amount of
the donation has not been made public.
GOING TO PARIS TO BE HARRIED.
Mme. Sibyl Sanderson and Count de Fit* Jam«>it,
to whom she will be married In Paiia in February,
sailed on the Kronprlnz Wllhelm yesterday. Mme.
Sand»r»on would not talk about her engagement
to the Count, except to nay that »he had wisher!
the ceremony to b« p*rfnrm»d In- this country, but
*m going to Paris In order that .h«r. mother "might
be. presant "'l.expuct^to return to the. ITnited
State* new winter, she said, "and «hall probably,
reappear la grand opera, 1 '
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. JANUARY 5. 1002.
TRKASOX IN PHILIPPINES.
j AMERICANS ISSUE A PROCLAMATION
ASKING SOLDIERS TO DESERT
AND JOIN INSURGENTS.
Washington, Jan. 4.— The War Department
has received from the Philippines copies of
a remarkable proclamation, signed with the
names of nine Americans— seven of them said
to be in th? United States military service In
viting American soldiers to desert and join the
ranks r.f the Filipino insurgents. The text of
; the document is as follows:
To Whim It May Concern.
■ Dear fellow Countrymen: After many months
among the Filipino people, studying their customs
and characters, we, the undersigned, have come to
the conclusion thai the time has arrived for us to
break the silence and let you know the real truth.
bo that you will see the folly of continuation ■>(
■ I'mhtinK these people, who are defending their
| country against the cruel American invasion in the.
■ same manner in which our forefathers did against
iglaml In tii.-s. glorious days of our grand anil
noble liberator, General George Washington,
j Since the day we were led by our conscience and
I preHentcd ourselves to the Filipino authorities we
1 have received the best of treatment, and we are
; enjoying a life of luxury without having to put
: our lives in danger, as do you who still remain in
! the American ranks fighting for an unjust cause
] which sooner or later must surely prove disastrous,
••is it did to the Spanish notwithstanding that they
knew the country and customs of the people better
! than the Americans do.
For above mentioned reasons, and also that the
war .nay soon end. we ask the men of the Ameri-
I can army stationed In the«e islands to present
themselves to the Philippine authorities, as we did,
thereby showing yourselves to be true Americans,
upholding the policy of Washington and the Monroe
i Doctrine, against the ambitious policy of Presi
dent McKlnley, who for two years has carried on
[ this .-rue] war. spilling the Innocent blood of thou
sands of American soldiers, and with what object?
; To nil the pockets of Mark Hanna and several
j other American capitalists, who have been for
I years, and are now, ruling America to-day, or. in
other words, changing your blood for gold and
robbing mnn> a loving mother or wife of son or
husband, thereby making a once happy home sad
Before we close let us tell yon that in nearly
every town then- are always stationed forces of
! Filipino troops, to whom should you so desire, you
I can present yourselves with or without your rifles.
and i" avoid danger ii is best to hide It in a se
cure place, and after you have presented yourself
Inform the Filipino officer or chief of the guerillas.
and they will recover It and pay you come money In
With this we conclude, wishing you the best of
I We remain yours most sincerely,
! HARRY li.'KM, At.MAN. Company K.
JOHN RUAKE3, Trumpeter, Company H. 2Sth rtut. ■!
FRANK !. . i,\kk Company K. 21 St rmte.l BUtea
;J. THOMAS KRI tl HR, Corporal, 88 I fnltei Btataa
! Volunteer lnfantr\-.
CHARLES BL'CIIANAX, conn-any B. 28th Volunteer In-
i HARRY mriiTKlt 6th Cnitp.'. State* Artillery.
: CHARLEY RIGHI II isuital Corps.
; JOHN RYAN, 411, Regiment.
John T Krelder. one of the signers of this
proclamation, waa tried recently by military
commission in the Philippines, on a charge of
i reason, and the records of the court martial
have Just been received at the War Department.
The preponderance of ;>t""f. aaid General Cfaaf
fee in reviewing the case, was in favor of the
contention of the accused that be waa held by
the Insurgents as a prisoner, and to.,u no part
In operations ucainst th.- United States, save no
aid and comfort to the enemy, made reasonable
efforts to escape, and was compelled by his cap
tors under legal duress to situ the above procla
mation by threats of violence in case Iv refused.
"While no treasonable Intent or overt a< I
t&bllshed against the accused by competent evi
dence," said General ChafTee, "it, however, re
mains to be remarked that it is the duty of
every American soldier to fa< c Impending dan
ger of death rather than Blgn a treasonable
proclamation, even if it be prepared, as was the
one in this case, by the enemy. Nor should h>
do any ether act that might have even a aeem
in« of giving the enemy encouragement. The
irue soldier nol only takes the risks of battle,
but all other risks of life growing out of any
and Hi! Incidents Of war, and a. i • ptl the ■
of life (.r death rather than do a ugh I to Injure
his country's cause or dishonor the uniform he
The military commission found Kn
of the charge ■■■ and sentenced him to
confinement at 1 for life, but Q<
Chaffee, because of the absence of conclusive
proof th.--.t the accused had committed an
;,, t necessary to consummate
fence of treason, disapproved the semen •
■-i th< pi lson< r -■ ■ al llbertj .
.1 PROTEST FROM 1/ l\ // I
REMOVAL OF TROOPS FROM BAt'ACAI
CAUSSB APPEAh TO 1 ii.U'i Xi;
Manila, Jan, J < Senei al <;> an) 1 '-■ eni
cided that, owing to the lack of suitable q 1
for troops, nt Bacacay, and because the i-lat • is
apparent!} pea eful, he would rennove th 1
pan> of soldiers stationed there The announce
merit of this decision baa caused ■ protest fi >m
all the businesii m<'n In Manila, and tin- Ameri
can and Spanish business men o!' l'..i. acav have
eeni a Joint telegram to General Ohaffee, asking
protection, and declaring that ii will be impossi
ble for them t<> remain there should the troops
be withdrawn. The Filipino civil authorities H ie
anxious tlmt the troops should ko. alleging that
the native constabulary afford sufficient pro
CAPTAIN KIRKMAN BEI BASED.
Washington. Jan. 4 Informatloa has reached
h*-r.; that Captain B«orga W. Kirk man, I..th in
i.u-.trj. who was arrested In Manila, oa charges
made by local merchants, baa been released from
custody and will return to the United state- Gen
eral chaffee did not ronntdei th. : clrcumstan i i
the charge* were based aa luatlfylng his
detention tn the PbUipplnes.
ELOPERS CAUGHT AXD FREED.
AFTER FAMILY VISIT TO POLJCE STATION',
AUNT WHO WANTED MAX ARRBSTBD
BANCTII >NS MARRIAC.K
Captain Hogan, of th>- West One-hundred and
twenty-flfth-st. station, successfully smoothed
the path of a coup}* of young lovers last nlßht.
They w f-re Miss Mattie lMindny, twenty -four
years old, of Whitingsvllle, Mass., and K<lward
Bournes, a younpr man, who nays he Is a cashier
employed in a Slxth-ave. drjrgooda store, and
who boards with Mips Mattle's aunt. Mrs. Rich
ard Young, at. No. 166 West One-bundred-and
Mr. and Mrs. Itlchard Young; and two of their
sons, with Edward Bournes and Miss Mattle
Dunclay, marched Into the station last night.
Mrs. Young asked that Bournes be arrested for
trying to elope with Miss Mattie and for en
deavoring to take with him Mattie'a younger
sister May. who is not yet sixteen years old.
Mm. Younc said that Miss Mattie was em
ployed as a stenographer by a lawyer In Provi
dence, R. 1., and that she had come to this city
Just before Christmas to spend the holidays.
Here, for the lirst time, she met Bournes, and
an attachment at once sprang up between the
Yesterday Mattie and May disappeared from
Mrs. Young's house. Hournes gut his dinner, as
usual, and was asked if he knew where the two
girls were. He declared that he did not. Mrs.
Young's sons suspected thai he did When he
left the house they followed him. Not more
than a block from the house Bournes stepped up
to a waiting cab and opened the door. The
Young boys grabbed him. Sitting In the cab
was Miss Multie. The Youngs, announced that
they would not allow Bournes and Mattle to
drive away. After a bitter argument a com
promise was reached, and all agreed that they
would go back to Mr. and Mrs. Young. At
the house there followed another argument and
another compromise, all agreeing this time to
go to the station.
When Bourne was Questioned by captain
llogiin he said that he and Mattie had deter
mined to marr>. Miss May, h- .said, hud be
come homesick, and wanted to return to her
father at Whltlngsville. He said he had con
sented to allow May to accompany him and
Mattie to that place, as he had not intended
marrying Mattie until he got her father's per
mission. Captain Hogan and Detective Con
nolly got into a cab. and th» parties Interested
into others, and ■ hurried trip was ma.de to th«
C.rand Central Station. Miss May was found in
th» women'! watting room in tears. " .
' The party returned once, more to the police
nation. Mrs. Young, who at first had been
I insistent that Bourn* should b.- arrested, re
lented. She said She had no objection to his
marrying Mattie and takinaj her away with him,
but he must leave May behind. The captain
told them all to go home an 1 be good. Bourne
and Miss Mattie went away in a cab.
WALLA WALLA DTSASTKR.
EIGHT KNOWN DEAD AND lOKTY FIVK
STILL MISSING— OVER A HUN
San Fram Isco. Jan. -I. As far aa can be <!••
tertnlned by diligeni Inquiry and (areful con
i, f lists, the rtea.l ami missinß from tha
wreck of the Bteamshlp Walla Walla now numb
er forty-seven persons, The known dead num
ber eight; passengers mining, nineteen: crew
missing, ' '■■> ■> nty.
The list of save,] includes, t\fty-two passengers
an l sixty of the i rew
Advices received at the office of the Pacific
Coasi Steamship Company say that two of the
missing lifeboats arrived last night north of
Trinidad, and thai seventeen persona were land
ed from them. Thia leaves one lifeboat and one
raft to be accounted for. The raft la in i-har^e
of officers of the Walla Walla. The company's
agenta have confidence tnnt all the mis«<ine
craft will turn up before many hours have
The majority of the survivora lefi Eureka to
daj on the steamer Pomona. They are due to
artiv to-morrow. The revenue cutter McCul
loch and a number of tugs are cruising up and
down the coast for possible survivors.
Seattle Wash., .ran. 4. The Pacific Coast
Company carried $2»»,0tl0 Insurance on the
Walla Walla, which they valued at f3Tit>,ooo.
!!• ■ transformation from a collier several years
aco and subsequent changes and repairs are
said by company officers to represent an ex
penditure of S'JtHi.iMMi. civinK ber a value to the
company of over s.-rfMi.ixtn.
SEVEN MORE RAVED.
THEY WERE LANDED IN LIFEBOAT NORTH
Eureka, Cal.. Jan. t Word has Just rea lied
bere thai a lifeboat from the wrecked steatner
Walla Wall, i. containing sewn passengers, has
landed safely In Hie Freshwater Lagoon, fifteen
miles north of Trinidad.
Bight other passengers who landed at Bi<
Lagoon yesterday arrived al Trinidad late last
night, among them being Beeond Ofßcer Lapp,
who was on watch at the time of the collision.
\ lifeboat which left the Walla Walla with ten
persons on board arrived at Trinidad with only
tun.- the wife of Kev.nue Ofßcer Ketschnur, «.f
Tacoma, having died on board and her body
Thus.- who came ashore at Freshwater Lagoon
last evening, and who are now si Trinidad, are
B, llolni.s. boatswain; E Johnson, sailor, P.
Naucett, mesa boy; Arthur Johnson, sailor, J. C.
Johnson, watchman; <;. Morrison, waiter, and
Rudolph Nelson, sailor.
DENY VIOLATIONS >'l LAW 11 UUSEL'U
MORRIH X .11-:.- 1 )• A.KD EX CX>HJiWBK)XER CUAU
BES i'I.'UKK CHAKOEB AUK INTKIK.
Morria iv Jesup, president of tha board of man
agement of the American Museum of Natural His
tor>'i yesterday, In answer to the report of the
Commissioners of Accounts under Mayor Van
rging that 139,001 bad been expended, ta
violation of th< charter, on construction ».nk at
v.,. v ' weum ot Natural Htstorj made
the following itatenn I
The bills for work and BuppUes for the amount
named were properly Incurred, were certified as
being correct l>y the architect employed for this
purpose by the "Museum authorities, and were for
warded to the Park Department for payment, as
were other matters, and wire Inspected by the rep
resentatives of the Controller's 011 l ■«• and round to
be lonvi-t, ami the bills wer.- accordingly paid.
George C Clausen, ex-l"ark Commissioner, s-.t1.1:
An far us the accounts of the Natural History are
concerned then has never been a bill passed by
me unless it had the approval of the president or
vice-president .■ some other representative of the
Museum— ln other words, always had tlnir .*!«
natures and 1 was always K"i<i«<l *'> th.-!r- ap
proval. The bills also were always approved by
1 1.. ' 'ontroller.
Hi: IBBOTT MJAI\ \ll\'b> FEXVE,
CONTENDS THAT WAIJ- ON THK I.UI-T IS A MEN
ACE TU TIIK "SWEET NATt'KAU"
[ht TKiKiiuirH TO Tin: ikiiu SB, 1
Boston, j in. I.— The Rev. l >r. Edward M ott,
brother o Dr. i man Abbott, baa renewed his at
tack upon the "structural monstrosity," the new
Harvard fence. ,i.- says:
The architectural b< cltmliiKs at the corner of
Harvard and Qulncy ata., the uicly and at pres
ent meaningless barricade on the left, and the un
seemly Harvard union on the right, with Its ap
pendlx, thai might well he removed and its back
turned toward . -. passerby, point lv changes
which i.i-e a distinct menace to th«- future of
Qulncy-tit., and the vandalism which they portend
has already begun, II this foreboding is groundless
mid mine an outcry before anybody has been hurt,
no one will be more relieved and rejoiced than I.
But, according t» President Kliot himself, "we
don't know about the future; the architect his
planned for extensive changes." Precisely. Thai
Is Just the point.' How far la the character of
Qulncy-st, to be affected by ''--• changes? That
Is the question.
My contention, ami I respectfully peal it. is
that the wall on the left, whatever In the ■future"
It may lead to and become a part of, i- an Inva
sion of the realm of the sweet and precious natu
ral by the vulgar artificial, and that If this la a
first step Hlong the pathway of "changes." 11 means
the desolation of much that the citizens of Cam
bridge hold dear.
REPORT OFFERED, BIT VOT READ
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY'S MEETING NUT TOLD
OF NEW BUILDING'S COST
iHT TELEGRAPH TO THB Tltlßf.NK. 1
Boston, Jan. 4.— At to-day's meeting of the
Massachusetts Horticultural Society the report of
the committee on building the society's new home,
at Huntingdon and Massachusetts ayes., was
offered, but not read That was because the re
port was ordered Into the bands of the committee
on publication, despite the protests of several
members who spoke. In favor of having th« report
read Jit the meeting. One member denounced the
proceeding as an outrage.
The reporters were allowed to see a summary of
the report. The cost of the new building appears
to be fcuo,Bl»7 30. But even this statement wan not
read to the meeting*, which aggregated about three
hundred people, many of whom were said not to be
It appeared in the summary thai C A. Dodge &
Co.. who held the general contract, received ¥£\S.
211) fil! for their pan of the work; Wheelrtgbt &
Haven, the architects, were paid the sum of $13,
»i»•;.".'_• for the work they did.
SPERM oil. will. VOME BIGH.
New-Bedford, Mau., Jan. I All the sperm oil I"
tlrst ban. ls here has been sold this week, and It Is
not known when ihe market will be restocked.
About 5.500 barrels caughi bj the Okotsb s.-a last
and l'.kki barrels from Ban Francisco are ha sail
ing vessels bound around the Horn. These con
signments, with the quantity now on board the
In It' Harry Smith, al l'a\al. are not due before
spring. As the market her. araa cleaned up at a
KOOd advance, It Is expcLr thai sj" rm oil will
be a high priced commodity for some time
COiIAXCHE GOES AGROUXD, BUT GETS OFF.
Jacksonville. Pit., Jan. i (Special). As the Clyde
steamship Comancha, Captain T. »'. Platt. from
New-York to this city, was about to cross the St.
John's River bur at .'• o'clock this morning. in the
midst of a heavy fog, she Kut out of the channel
and ran hard aground in shoal water south of the
South Jetties. Every effort was made to t?*-t her
i. it. but in vain, until about -p. m . when the rising
tide aided the efforts, and she flouted .iff all right.
She came up to-night, and the captain reported
that she had rot sustained the least damage. Cap
tain Platt said: "We didn't ask any aid of the
tiiKs, either. and K"t off without assistance. It was
nobody's fault. The weather waa nasty, with a
heavy half Kale blowing, and the fog was exceed
ingly dense and low."
ITINERARY OF WILLIAM I. BRYAN.
(BT TKJ.ECKAI'II TO TUB TRIBUNE.]
New-Haven, Conn., Jan. 4.— The Itinerary of Will
iam Jennings Bryan's spellbinding tour of the Bast
wax given out to-day. He V. will arrive. here on
Wednesday afternoon next, and will be the prin
cipal speaker at the Jackson Day banquet at the
Tontine Hotel In the evening. He will !>peak in
Boston on Thursday eveninp. .it 1 yoke on Fri
day, under the auspices of trie Knight.* of Colum
bun. and at Camhrldee on Pnturriny evening On
Sunday he will be th» guest of Archibald McNeil at
Bridgeport Conn., and on Munday evening he will
•peak at Naugatuck.
to nrn.n automobiles, it is said.
TIME PAX AMERICAN AUTOMOBIIJS COMPANY T.K
I'ORTED to HAVE DOI'GHT USD
The Pan-American Automobile Company, it is re
ported, baa purchased a large tract of land in
Mamaroneck. near the New-York. New-Haven and
Hartford Railroad station, and will begin next
spring to build large factories there for the manu
facture of racing machines. Albert C. Bostwlck. it
is said, la ■ large stockholder In the new concern,
which will make a specialty of th.- pattern of
American racing machines u-ed by him in his recent
contests Mr Bostwick has a large summer home
on the Sound near Maraaroneck, and it is said that
the factory will be located there, so that he can
give it his personal attention.
A close friend of Mr. Bostwlck's, when seen by a
Tribune reporter last evening, said that he thought
the above report was premature. He said he
knew that Mr Bostwick and a few others were as
sembling about twenty-five machines, which were
to be of a high grade. He thought that it would
depend on how these machines were received by the
public whether Mr. Most wick would launch out into
a. general manufacture or not.
DR. EGBERT GUERNSEY BERIOUBLI ILL.
HBART TBOUBU FOLLOWED AN ATT A 'X 09
l>r Kt;l>ert Guernsey is seriously ill at his home.
No. ISO Central Park South. He ■ sufferiiiK with
heart trouble. He was resting mor.- CSSSfOrtSbly
on Friday and yesterday than on say da] ol last
week. In October last he suffered an at;
bronchitis, and oa the night of November i". he had
a severe fit of coughing, which developed into heart
trouble. For several days he w.is .-.-riously ill.
Then he gained In strength, and later was able to
take ehort drives. His condition became suddenly
worse about a week ago to-day. He Ml under the
care of Dr. Arthur Root, who has called fan torn
sultatlon Drs Guernsey Kankin. Hamilton ftlckiby
and William B. Wood.
For many years I>r. (iuernsey has been j.rf^i
dent .>r the Metropolitan Hospital. He wa- re
elected president for the ensuing year on Friday
nlKhf. He is seventy-nine years old In IBM be
celebrated the HftU-th anniversary of his gradua
tion in medicine. In 1848 he founded "The Brook
lyn Dally Times," and in 1 S7_' In- started "The Sew-
York Medical Times." of which be Is still t:i li
tor In chief,
OFFERINGS AT THE STORES.
R. .1. noKNKR & co.. Nil- 61. B and S West
Twenty-third-st.. announce their annual redoctioa
sale of furniture. Kvcry line in !h.ir warerooßM
ins a liberal quota of markdowns from the lowest
to the htsttest priced,
THr-: AMERICAN ART c, A 1.1-KKI 1 -:s. Madison
Bquare South, will offer at public scut*
day and Wednesday, by order of B. Kobayashi, of
Toki.i. a Japanese ■ onnoisseur, a Bne collectloii ol
l'kio\ • psinttefa and prints, water colors, -
kakemonos and illustrated books. ( >:: next Thurs
day at * i> m. Edward Ruage'a collection of Aroer
li ■;! paintlncs, which Includes examples of many
artists of prominence, will be sold.
JOSEPH I*. M'HI'C.H & CO., the "populai
Porty-second-st. Wesl al Plfth-ave., anno
special offerras of antique t - peremptory
sale of French and Engiinb wallpapers, comprising
about t>-n thousand rolls from the wholesale stock,
at less than domestic rates.
i»anii:m/s. Broadway. Kighth and Ninth »ts
(tve notice ih.it lor the tirv: ttma
eale "I. i BeUe," ■ French corset, Imported
made especially for the firm.
FIFTH AVKNIK AUCTION ROOMS, v
Fsfthave . WilUaai 15. Norman am • r, on n»xt
T'i. . ,iay an.! Wednesday will sjve :'r: •
■ choice collection of European ceran
teits nf t!>- Orsssbsum OaMerlss. No. 543 Fifth-aye.
On n.xt Thursday, Friday and Baturday,
in. a collection of aniline porcelains, el
moved <iire t from the Lincoln Storage Wan
Will be Sold
r,F. BOUTILXJER BROTHERS, West r .
. linens, comprising many lota of iir ■
.•■•-■k I • :■!■ lotl
case* . • i and • mbroM<
• ■• • ; • tded in the
sale are William Uddi ol I rial
,!-.n-4. which wera awarded Daedal at the
! '.v i.» i ■ .
METER JONASSON .v CO., Broadwa]
Twelfth i sale of th*
entire balan< •• ' winter merchandise
al decided reductl - of this
sale kwear aad muffa and
BTEARN BROTHERS Weal Twenty-third-st..
will j»luce on s.ile to-morrow In their cloak part
ments several new lines of desirable Jackets, pale
tots un<l wraps ut considerably reduced prices, ulso
the remainder of velvet costumes and walking
suits, and women's hnii<e towns of cashmere. A
special sale of silk nml the opening of the firxt
Importation of Krench printed challles are an
nounced. Other onVruiK* are - 800 Milts of pajamas,
linen housekeeping. B«x>da and curtains, portieres
,i ad roue i covers.
ABRAHAM & STRAUS. Brooklyn, be-In to-mor
row :i s;iU- of tine furs, which are offered at a re
duction. There ;ire coats. Jackets, pellertnes. lons.
fashionable neckwear, cluster scarfs and muffs,
both the plain round ami the new cushion styles.
The list la loiitf and attractive. To-morrow they
will ...- ■ offer 57,000 yards of new black and colored
silks mulrr cost. Including i>rltite.l foulards jiean
de snle. Loulslnes. t.iffet..-- In black and colors.
crept) de chine and fancy ■Ilka and satins.
A. D. MATTHEWS' SONS, Brooklyn, announce
that their it. a: clearance sales will begin to- mor
row Special attention is called to the Bale of ! Ist
flannel waists In a variety of shades and sizes.
HAiiNK A CO., Newark N. J.. announce three
Important trade functions — an all white sale, a win
ter furniture sale and a special sale of furs. They
are holding a free exhibition of the Rold statue*
North and South America in the Amusement HalL
c. c. BHAYKK, manufacturing fur merchant,
aecoad-st., between Broadway and sixth
ave., announces thai on account or the Rapid
Transit tunnel remaining open In front of his store
until such a late date that It Interfered with his*
trade he lias decided to dispose of a large
stock of valuable furs In up to date styles at a
substantial reduction rather than carry them over
to another season and Incur the expense of stor
age, insurance and Interest. It is a favorable time
for persons to purchase high grade furs at reduced
B. A i.t.man 41 CO., Eighteenth and Nineteenth
at a. and Slxth-nve.. advertise offerings in coats and
jackets. These they pun to dispose of to-morrow
at low prices. Their seal and Persian lamb coats.
fur line.i capes and paletots have been considerably
reduced in price. Many shoppers have already be
come familiar with their great sale of household
linens This sale will be continued this week. To
morrow they will also show for the spring season
new silks for evening and bridal powns. These In
clude exclusive dealg-na in printed satin foulards
and many other attractive silks and satins. Their
novelties In cotton dress fabrics are Worth inspec
tion. Their embroideries, too, are striking in design
and very stylish.
GEORGE c FLINT COMPANY, X,, 5 •«. 45 and 47
West Twenty-third-st.', near Broadway, have made
marked reduction* in mahogany furniture suites.
They have an entire Moor for bedroom furniture
alone. All the odd pieces, and even suites, have bees.
reduced In price to make room for spring, designs.
They have reproduced not only the antique designs,
but thw true color of age.
THK SIBGELh COOPER COMPANY. Sixth-aye..
Eighteenth and Nineteenth sts . Informs Its patrons
that to-morrow will begin its January sale of
canciul goods. Including canned fruits, vegetables,
fish, apices, meats and soups, down through the en
tire list of good substantial foods. They have a
tempting show for boarding house keepers, res
taurateurs, hotel proprietors, club stewards, vessel
provisioned and others who buy In large quantities
and with whom price and quality are points for
unceasing consideration. The-e canned goods repre
sent every packer of note In the United states
and Europe. Notwithstanding the recent sharp
advances in the prices of all food products they
are able to Sell at their old low prices.
BEST & CO., NOB. GO and a West nty-thlrl
st., have a lot of sample coats for girls and misses
in sizes from four to fourteen years. The prices for
tlit.se coats have been reduced considerably. The
LMiputian Bazar always carries many bargiUns.
Its goods give general satisfaction. The prices
are within reach of all.
A. JABCKEL a CO.. No. 37 Union Square, be
tween Sixteenth and Seventeenth sts.. Rive notice of
their January reductions In sealskin, broadtail and
Persian coats and jackets. These furriers* and Im
porters have a terse quantity of winter coats and
jackets which are proof against cold, frost and
wind. Home of the things which make their win
dows and counters attractive at this season are
evenlnn wraps, cloth driving coats. lined and
trimmed with fur; sable and silver fox air's boas
and fancy neckpieces. Their men's fur lined coats
ARNOLD. CONSTABLE & CO.. Broadway and
Klneteenth-st.. are ready with their spring and im
ported novelties. These Importations are many In
number and design. Some of the more striking ex
ample* of foreign workmanship that will find favor
with New-York women are their Lynn* printed
Shanghai and foulard silks, printed »attn foulards.
Empire and Meteor or/>pe. brocaded aiv i printed
gauzes. They have also many novelties for brides
maids dresses »nd white silks and satins for wed
SIMPSON. CRAWFORD & SIMPSON, Sixth-aye..
The Financial World.
The market the past week showed the pecul
iarity that it was generally strongest when
money rates were highest, and eased off when
in latter part of the week the rates declined
under the big offerings of City Bank, which
loaned to all borrowers at « per cent. Rates had
been as high as JO per cent, though only a fe^r
loans were made at that figure; but I:.' to 13
Per cent was common. The average for the
week may be set at between I and I per cent
The higher rates, however, did not seem t-i
trouble the bull leaders, who gave the market ha
strongest support at the time these rates pre
vailed. There was some selling yesterday after
the bank statement appeared, because of the
large increase in it of the loan item. This in
crease is due. probably, more to financial opera
tions in connection with the Northern Pacific
conversion and kindred affairs, than to the
week's operations in the stock market.
Special mention was made last week of th(
coal stocks, which means mainly the Readir.?
issues: and it was said that they were likely r*»
advance. The trading in them has been large,
and the advance has been satisfactory. lieadin
common has been the most active, and on one
day scored an advance of four points fr m its
opening price. It Is not so much what thes*
stocks have done the past week which merits
attention: but rather the steady progress ur,
ward whi h they have made in the past three.
weeks. It shows that there must have been
a considerable absorption of the stocks for in
vestment purposes, underlying the usual mar
ket trading which buys or sells for one or two
The railroad list generally is the solid sac*
of the market, for In the present and what looks
like continuing conditions of railroad traffic,
earnings must continue heavy. It docs not need !
that they should increase greatly over last year,
and they are unlikely to do It. save on one or
two systems exceptionally situated, but II they
hold their own against the enormous totals «f
the previous year, they justify their prices.
Conditions where the chief trouble with th*
managers of the roads is try move the immense
amount of traffic pressing on th^ni, where pas
senger and freight equipment Is taxed to th*
utmost to meet the demands upon it— such con
ditions are scarcely those which make a tear
market for railroad securities. If the** stocks
decline, the causes must be sought outside the
status of the properties themselves— in money
conditions. in the damage done by such ruinooa
declines as that in Amalgamated Copper, and
by the collapse of inflated schemes like that
which has Just rone to grief in Ohio, an-1 an
other in Philadelphia.
If indeed, one wanted a text from which to
write ■ bear article, it could be found in the
late pernicious a'-tlviti^s of the professional
promoter. Some of the««» people, after a brief
career of apparently dazzling success, have
shrunk to such dimensions that their creditors
have had to hold post mortem examinations, so
to say, on their remains. The examiners have
found sometimes that th^se airy promoters,
deluded by one or two early successes, had
leaded themselves and such institutions as they
cculd persuade to lend, with stuff for which
there was no market; and in fact, for which
there never was a market except in their imagi
national The problem now is how to find for
the Imaginary mark- I a real one. in which this
stuff can be sold; which means that the many
and various enterprises will have to undergo
some severe financial surgery, representing con
siderable losses somewhere. This condition of
affairs Is something which must be taken Into
consideration in calculating the future of the
Argument has lwvn made that something of
th»~ me kind has heen going on In the railniail
world, as in the creation of the Northern Secu
rities Company and the purchase of the Bur
lington at inflated prices. The argument is not
without validity; but it may be replied that
neither the one nor the other of these schemer;
was an outgrowth of the promotion business
They cunie into being, one as* the result of effoi t >.
to strengthen existing railroad systems; and th**
other was a financial device to the same em!.
although extraneous circumstances gave it the
appearance of resulting from a wholly unexpect
ed contest for control. Of course, if any n:i:=
tak^s have been made hero, they w ill l>ri n ar
their fruit, but It looks as if the growth of the
magnificent territory which thes«e roads serve,
would Justify all that has been done.
On Tuesday, it is stated, the I'nited State*
Steel Corporation will make a report of earn
ings, showing a net of at least $"_'."i millions for
three months. This explains the big buying of
the stocks, which has been a feature of the
niark.--t for the past few days. This buying h.is
been of the best character, and much of it that
which may be- said to remove- the stock bought
permanently from the market. Not what has
already been done by the company is alone the
cause of this buying, but. knowledge that ther?
is business ahead for this year of great volume
and lucrative character. If the preferred stock
should creep up to par and stay around there.
paying as it does 7 per cent dividends, it would
not be surprising: and as the stock becomes
more and more absorbed by investors, it must
naturally creep above par. But as it is a lar.sr»
stock, and has still to grow into public confi
dence. it must be expected to move rather slow
ly. unless in times when a great rush of public
buying comes into the market.
It is expected that some X"lii EMI* s>
out this week, and any real ease in the money
marker need not be looked for till the mW of
the month at the earliest. This is the opinion of
leading bankers. The state of affairs abroad.
seems to be mending. Apparently the bottom
has been reached in (iermany. and a turn for the
better has come. In England, the markets are
stiffening, and the strength of ■»•** African
securities indicates the progress made In re-es
tablishing the agencies of peace in the central
areas, while the fighting is pushed farther ar.d
farther off to the remoter districts. Only when
the Rand mines are working to their forme*
development, however, will the markets of th*\
world feel any substantial benefit from the gold
supplies. Meantime, the Government will have
to do some more large borrowing. The new loan.
now arranged for, will be brought out In March.
The market during the coming week promises
to be a good trading one, and on any recessions.
caused by gold exports or other scares, the ate*
stocks and the leading railroad stocks appear
like safe- purchases. CUTHBERT MILLS-
are on the eve of making out their Inventory. H
■ year's business must be figured out. There
great volume of merchandise to be reckoned v
and cut down in price. With these ends m W*»
■x general reduction has completely changed w ,',
complexion of prices la the store. Just now it
pay the shopper to buy suits and *. rH Pf tlce that
|>ortance to frugal housekeeper* is ,t, th * "^^ai!*.
delayed shipments In blankets. linens. spr*
sheets and pillow eases are mmm reau>. __ __
JOHN RI7SZITB FUR COMPANY. MM |V£
and 77 Mercer-st.. between Broom* and Sprl rii
are now selling their well known Rusxlts * v •
wholesale prices. The high grade of »• *^JJils'
furs for over fifty years has been « cosn ?*r;, hloll .
stock, which comprises choice skins ,;\ VhSasslS
able garments, Is now advertised at * n "'
D« WILLIAM H. WILUWIs W U>
Dr. William H. Williams died yesterday -« »J
home. No. yt! S«vente»nth-st.. Brooltl> " 1 , vatK i
Williams was eighty years old. and was rrs rf
from Yale In I*#T. He was a "ember o f Tork' **»]•;
Iran Medical Association and the >•'?;"£' r be M **.
Medical Association. The fun»r.l »;!',. "■"" •
his home to-morrow evening at » v clouu