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«H*mlss»<J, and a new system has bean Instituted in
the repair «hop which will make such frauds prac
DEPARTMENT OK BRIDGES.
The commissioner has abolished the sinecures of
deputy commissioner for Queens and Richmond:
In lh« latter borough the city was paying $VZW a
>car i., supervise the work of two bridge tenders
si p/*> a ■.■»». earh. Exclusive of these economies.
th« ealarv list of the department has l>»"ii cut down
about »#.»•'. approximately 12 dm cent: at* the
samr time no salaries have been decreased, and in
*orne deserving cases they have, been raised A
daily and systematic Inspection of th» Brooklyn
Bride* lias been Instituted. A plan has been adopt
.-.i for adding four more loops for trolley tracks
m the Manhattan end of the bridge, the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit Company having agreed to pay for
One-quarter of the former dock masters have
been dismissed. and thus for this year without In
crease- lii rates dock masters' collections have In
.•reas'-d IS per cent over IWI (greatest previous av
erage from 4 to ■", per cent). Nln<; new and the 1 ; >'--
, M piers in the city have been commenced. Iwo
recreation pi<»rp— one In Manhattan and one in
Hrooklvn— been decided on. and the former
has be^t. commenced. Intercommunication between
boroughs has been facilitated by the establishment
«.f new ferries.
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.
There were '"■■■• persons examined in the first
cisht months of this year, against *.*'■'■ in the entire
preceding twelve months.
The onice of the District Attorney had disposed
of at more indi< tments and bad SB less Indict
ments pending than on November I. 1901. Tlie
number of prisoner* In the Tombs awaiting trial
has boon low all through the year (once it was
down to tut because of the activity of th. Dis
trict Attorney's ..Mice. There are less cases await
ing trial, both of prisoners out on bond and or
prisoners now confined in the City Prison, than
•her- were a year :ti;o. The abuse hitherto or tne
bond privilege" hap been vigorously dealt with, and
much more care has been exercised In accepting
ball. Tbo sureties on twenty bonds accepted '»
'Wt cannot now be round. against three delinquents
•luring the urn period of 1?-'-' Thirteen "straw
v-?r)dsmen «m- arrested, convicted of perjury ami
sent to Mate prison. Bonds were, forfeited In
forty-seven cases, and the accused men were after
PRESIDENT OF MANHATTAN THOROUGH.
The asphalt rirur has been broken up. and con
tracts have been made for city paving at one-half
the price paid by Hie previous administration, and
u\ ,»n estimated saving t-. the city for this year of
nearly WOft.flOQ. H. has • ■■'<•■< d for three flue
rrot»N<- baths, open all the year round. In the most
thickly settled quarters of the city. His bun «>r
sowers in its first seven months has cleaned twice
tiie sewer mileage as during the whole year ■' 1901.
The Bureau of Buildings has promptly acted on all
submitted li, it. and there bas been less delay
ihsn pv*r before, and ibis in Spite of the fact that
there ha» boon more actual build pnins on than
during th* same period of last year.
PRESIDENT OP BROOKLYN BOROUGH.
The Department of Public Works has aided In
•Vstroyin^ the asphalt monopoly, and has reduced
Hie average price of asphalting from CBS a square
\*»r«l, including concrete base and a five years'
tuaraiitee. to Jl T« a square yard, and with positive
improvement in the quality of the work done.
M.ii- contracts for necessary repa.viog (KM in alii
h«v» been given oilt in th» first ten months of I9GS
than the entire four years of the previous ad
ministration. This has been done at an expense
■•( *• +«,..«.! as compared with $1,580,000. No year in
the history .if Brooklyn shows as much mileage of
pavement under contract. Forty-eight street* are
now being paved simultaneously.
PRESIDENT <*>r RICHMOND BOROUGH.
As much work has en done In repaying business
ureets ss during the whole of the preceding four
:■ ■■*}? With Increased efficiency In street cleaning
baa come an Important reduction in expense, the
cost * mil" this year being $13 44. against *_' ■ '■ In
'"■■ The cost is steadily decreasing.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
(Vhen the budget was revised last spring, the
money appropriated to this office was reduced •'■
jier cent, and the office is run effectively on the.
reduced amount. Great attention has been paid to
tli«> tattling of business methods In th« disburse
ment of city money? Notices of arrears of per
sonal taxes were mailed to all delinquents the first
of the year. thereby enabling not less than $300,000
to be paid without Incurring the penal charpes of
■he marshal for collection. The Controller shares
with the presidents of Manhattan and Brooklyn
the credit of breaking up the asphalt ring: he has
also secured for the city the payment of increased
rentals for vault privileges by the contractors for
Ilia Rapid Transit subway, and has framed a re
vised ordinance to secure for the city much larger
receipts for all vault privileges.
The Mayor, with strict fidelity to his ante-elec
tion pledges, has rescued his high office from par
tisanship End made the chief executive of the mv
i k-ipalitj a true servant of all the people. A zeal
ous carefulness at once for the Interest of the
municipality and the welfare of the humblest in
dividual has characterized bis every action and
his determination to *i justice is the basis of the
reform In the method of assessing real estate
values, as directed by law and adopted by th. Tax
I'ommiasloners. To the spoilsman and the privi
leged his administration is a disappointment.
In conclusion Mr. Cutting- says:
The Citizens Union now appeals to all citizens
who approve its position to give it their active and
loyal support It will not demand the impossible
from it* associates ncr ignore expediency, but the
public may rely on it that it will never be » party
i" initiating a candidate for office who does not
declare his sincere adhesion to the principle of non
partisan administration of the city government.
RATE WAR BRFXGfi THEM HERE
ESCUsH STEAMSHIP MEN BAY RIVALRY HAS
PUT SOUTH AFRICAN FREIGHT
lN'l IN BAD WAV.
The rate war between the Union-Castle, Ameri
can and African and Hansa lines, composing what
lias een known as th.- •'combine." and the Hous
1011 and Prince lines for the South African busi
ness from this port, the progress of which has
been told m The Tribune, has reached a crucial
point, and two representatives of the Union-Castle
and American and African lines. J. M. «"uine and
K. J. Mlrrielees, arrived here yesterday on the
Steamer Majestic to look over the field.
The Houston and Prince lines entered the South
African trade as soon as the South African war
closed last summer, and made such terms that
the "combine" was obliged to cut under it* sched
uled rates to mi" : them. The cuts continued to
the point where the "combine." which had been
charging as high as 60 shillings a ton, was willing
to make a rate of 10 shillings. or the price of
carrying a small load of trunks uptown. With
rateu at this low point and six or eight steamers
*:«>iuK out a month, shippers began sending goods
forward as a speculation. The steamers have got •■
mil led. As both sides have contracts which
protect them from loss, the fight could be carried
Mr. Muri. i..-> said yesterday to a Tribune report
er that h<- and bis associate had come to this
country to see for themselves what the situation
"I cannot say what we shall do," he said. "The
badness is in a bad way. The trouble is thai
owing to the cut rates. there Is too much freight
offering. Some of the stuff ought to go to the Caw
from '. '1.-l .ilia."
When asked if Mr. Ahlera. the manager of the
lliitis.i Line, who booked ;, the Deutschland, but
old not come, intended to be bTe later be said
th.it he thought he would not come. He had seen
him m London la.st week.
UADHSOJi 'SQUARE BANK. DIRECTORS ir/.V.
The action brought by Martin Cassidy, who was
a depositor in the Madison Square Bank, which
suspended .■■■} merit in August, 1893. to compel .in
f^ph Blssi Frederick Ohlmann and Ronald T.
McDonald, directors of th*- institution, to refund
*T«) deposited by him. which case has been on
trial in the Supreme Court before Jostles Blschoff
find a jury, resulted yesterday in a verdict for the
defendants The action was tried once before and
the plaintiff proved successful. The Appellate Di
vision nuvtalned this verdict on appeal but' the
• '«' r V\i Annuals revf-rx.-d the judgment on th.
cround that certain evidence had h<-en impron^rlv
*£%%? ■'■ the trial Judife. The Cassldv suit wa
I^?,/'' ,w "' >"■*"" Ihrrr ' tola* many Mmllnr
suits Instituted, which are still pending.
"POLAND WATER" BOOK.
Hiram Ricker & Sons, the owners of the celebrated Poland Spring
in Maine, have published a very interesting little book containing facts about
Poland Water, its properties, its uses and its cures. Since its discovery
many remarkable cures have been recorded, among them Brighfs Disease.
Albuminuria. Diabetes. Uric Acid Diathesis. Inflammation of the Kidneys
and Bladder, Fevers and Stomachic Disorders.
POLAND WATER DEPOT
j PARK PLACE. NKW YORK. TELEPHONE. 6,o 5 0-Corll a ndt '
BKTTISH TRADK SUFFERS.
KEPT P.Y THK TARIFF FROM SI TIM. V
I\«; AMERICA wmi OOODB.
INTEREST KEEN IN THE WORKING OF THE
MORGAN* SHIPPING TRUST— A CASE
AT THE OLD BAILEY.
(Special to Th» N'«w-Tork Trlbun* by Stanch Csb)*.i
(Copyright; 1002: By The Tribune As»oclation.)
London, Nov. 21. 1 a. Yorkshire manu
facturers continue to complain of declining trade
with the United States. While there has been a
meagre Rain of $103,500 in exports from Leeds
to. the United States during the last twelve
months compared with 1901. it can be explained
by shipments .if wool and Iron rather than by
an improvement in the woollen trade or metal
manufactures. The Bradford distriat, whose
prosperity depends largely upon a brisk trade
with the United states, is disappointed with
the result of the present tariff, and the manu
facturers are forced to admit that the American
market Is now mainly supplied with home goods.
Huddersfield has suffered less than Bradford.
sin. It exports to New- York the finest qualities
of worsted and woollen poods, but its manu
facturers find cause for complaining In the
shrinkage of the American demand. The textile
trades of Leeds arc suffering from the same
cause, and merchants are forced to send their
goods to other markets which are not supplied
with homo manufactures. Exports of machin
ery, steel rods and Iron from. Leeds to the United
States have fallen during the last quarter even
from the low level of the preceding; year. It is
not difficult to convince Yorkshire merchant.*,
either In the textile or metal trades, that the
American tariff since it was reconstructed the
last time has stimulated home production and
operated against British Industries. The gen
eral efficiency of that tariff as a defensive meas
ure for reserving the home v market for home
manufacturers tempts many among them to ex
press dissatisfaction with the prevailing condi
tions of one-sided English free trade without,
reciprocity from any colony except Canada.
As th« date draws near for the completion of
the greai Snipping Tru.«t deal Interest naturally
grov •< keener, and the opening of the career of
the International Mercantile Marine Company
is awaited with speculative wonder. There have
been persistent rumors on the stock Kxehang*
that the American financiers are experiencing
difficulty in finding the money to complete the
purchase .>f the White Star Line on December
1 but these rumors nre dismissed «t Mr. Mor
gan's London offices .•)?; absurd, and It is authori
tatively stated that all the money is here and
everything is ready for the completion " r ' n<%
deal at the appointed time. In well Informed
circles it is believed that the completion of the
purchase of the White Star Line will be ;•» on.-r
f,. Mimed by an advance In transatlantic freight
and passenger rates.
A story which has bron cabled from Wash
ington dealing with a rumored Intention on the
part of Mr. Morgan to consolidate the cotton,
Filk. shipbuilding and -.th^r great industries of
the whole world has not caused any excitemer*
here. It is regarded us altogether too fantastic
for serious consideration.
The famous Old Bailey was yesterday the
scene of a remarkable trial. Mrs. Penruddo>-k<» r
the wife of a Wiltshire magistrate and land
owner and a recognized leader In society in the
West of England, was charged with systemati
cally illtreating-one of her own children. The
greater portion of the court reserved for the
public was taken up by well dressed women,
and there was a big array of lawyers engaged
In the case. The victim of the alleged systematic
torture was a little girl, aged six years, and
there was Intense excitement when she took her
stand in the witness box and told how she had
been whipped and exposed to all kinds of
weather: how wasps had been put down h»-i
hack and nettles rubbed on her face. A curious
feature of the case, which had .not been con
cluded at the rising of the court, was that the
prisoner had four other children, and they hal
apparently always been properly treated.
I. N. F.
FREIGHT TRAINS CRASH.
AN ENGINEER AND FIREMAN ARE HURT—
BLOCK SIGNAL NOT SEEN IN FOG.
Two railroad men were injured yesterday morning
in a crash between two freight trains on thi West
Shore track at New-Durham, N. J. One of the
men. Edward Woods, the fireman or the West
Shore engine, had to bo removed to the North
Hudson Hospital, n-ti»r« it was necessary to ampu
tate his left foot. The other man was John Tunney,
the engineer of the New- York, Ontario and West
ern engine. Tunney'H ankle was badly sprained
and he was removed to his home.
A West Shore freight train, which had been made
up i: the New-Durham freight yards, pulled out of
the yard onto the main track just as the Ontario
freight train emerged from the tunnel, a short dis
tance away. The Mock signal had been set against
tlift lattf-r train, but the engineer railed to sec it,
owing to the thick fog that prevailed at the me,
until he was close up to it.
it whs ti>o late to avoid ;i collision. The engin< ci
of tii- West Shore train, who had se< ti the signal ,
telling bun that tu* road was clear, ran his train
upon the main truck and crashed int. • the Ontario
• ■ 1 1 *i i r : ■ . h.-.ic; ..; !'.■■;]] locomotives were badly
■mantled .tnd i.oth were derailed, li I'mk ;. long
time to clear the tracks. All the train hands ex
cept the two injureii escaped unhun Woods'* foot
was caught nptwi-f-n tin- engine and th< t'ndcr an<i
IHurt.Hl CRAZY RHOIHFK BURGLAR,
MANIAC, WITH RAZOR. ALMOST SHOT WHILE
BREAKING INTO HIS HOME.
Carrying ■•• razor in his hand, Edward Moran,
who two weeks ago was sent to the Long Island
State Hospital as a religious maniac, appeared
yesterday at 2 a. m. at his home. No. S3] Btuyve
sant-ave., Brooklyn. He was about to get Into the
back, window of the house when his brother Henry,
thinking that burglars were getting into the house,
appeared with a revolver, and was about to shoot
when be recognised the intruder.
After a struggle Henry took a razor from his
brother and confined him in the house, hen
court opened at Gates-aye. the crazy man was ar
raigned before Magistrate Fur long and held on ■
technical charge of vagranr-y, »•■■ his family were
afraid he would he dangerous at home.
At the I,ong iHlatid St.it. Hospital it was said
that Moran hud escaped from the grounds while on
parole. He will probably be sent back.
,<EW-YQT?K DAILY TRIBUNE. FRIDAY. NOTEMBER 21. 1002.
f^EOPOLD TATsKS OF AXARCHIKT*.
THE KINO SAYS HE WILL NOT BE IN
Brussels, Nov. 20.— King Leopold made a some
what striking reply to-day to a deputation from the
Chamber, headed by the. president, who presented
to his majesty an addres* of congratulation on his
e«cape Saturday from the anarchist's bullet. After
thanking the deputies the King continued:
The times are v«ry troubled. Agitator* are con
stantly stirring up their followers to disturb that
order "which is the guarantee of public liberties.
Without order only license remains, which leads
inevitably to despotism. These agitators find in
their path, first. th« heads of States. If they fail
t.) reach them they attack their wives, as in th«
case of the horrible drama at Geneva. Their blows
arf also aimed at ministers, as In the C*»« of Senor
Canovas. and they also blow up the houses of
private individuals. They want to intimidate us.
but they will not succeed. Even if they struck
down the head of the State, it would make no
difference, as be would soon he replaced. In addi
tion to revolver shots they employ the pen. which
can writ., what calumnies tiny please. I am near-
Ing the end of my life I do not know how long I
shall live-how long they will let me live. Hut I can
assure you that all the rest of my existence will be
devoted", within the limits of my constitutional
powers, to th» Rood of my country and the protec
tion of its liberties.
LUNATIC AT THE HOFRURQ.
APPEARED AT THE PALACE AT MIDNIGHT
and wished TO see the emperor.
London, Nov. 20.-A dispatch from Vienna pub
lished to-day announced that a well dressed Indi
vidual, evidently Insane. accosted a sentry on duty
at the entrance of the Hofburg at midnight and
said that he was the Emperor's son. Rudolph, and
thai he wished to see his majesty. The stranger,
who Is said to he n merchant of Hamburg, was
taken to the guardroom and searched. A revolver
was found In his pocket, and also a white stave.
which he called hi* "magic wand." The man was
committed to an asylum.
CIVIL Rlf.F IS BOER COLOXIEB.
MARTI. LAW REPEALED IN ENGLAND'S
Pretoria, Nov. 20.— Martial law v as yesterday
repealed throughout the new colonies. The
proclamation, however, reserves th» right to m
Impose military rule In case of necessity, pro
vides for Hi- expulsion of every one considered
dangerous to the peace of the country and
authorizes the arrest without a warrant of any
one suspected of sedition.
r. » RUFBELL, V. P., VOBBF.H.
BTRt'CK ON THE HEAD WITH A STONE. BVT NOT
Belfast, Nov. 29.— Mr. Russell, the Unionist mem
her of Parliament, *»■ -toned by ■ mob after he
bad addressed .' meeting at Droinore last night.
The rioters attacked the ball where Mr. Rueiell
bad made his speech and caused him to seek refug«
In a neighboring house, whence he tri-.i to escape
In a carriage. The mob discovered him and bom
barded the vehicle with stonei Mr Russell wat
struck on ■•■ head, but was not seriously Injured.
Tnoman W Russell. Überal-Unlonlsi member for
Boutb Tyrone, began another inn-l campaign near
Belfast carl-- In 0 tobei lie declared that #> per
■ • the UnJlord* were ready to sell their land
tnte, anl ■ new basis for
land purchase under which the State would give
j . benefit of the landlord* Mr
K'i««e|| 1« oppo«e<! t<» homo rule for Ireland
A BLOW AT HALT* ILLITERATES
THAT GOVERNMENT CROED TO PROTEST iOAIKST
[HKIORATION nil. l,
Ronie Nov M The "Trlbuns. 1 ai srticleeoss
menting on the American bill to stop th» immtpra
tlon of Illiterates Into th<> United States, .-ay. thip
measure Is .1 new, cruel offencs ai d an miquity t<»
The joiirtml urges the government to mak«
a protest to th« American Government, masmuch
as the bill Will especially *t Italy, who.c
emigration comprises 50 per ent .>r Illiterates. "The
government," the paper says. "niiM obtnln a \rto
on the bill from President Roosevelt, so thai ths
bill mi ' be postponed until the It
emigrant* are able to take f.-. the T'r.lted State* not
on iv (•■ of their nm«, but tbfl culUvati< n
of their mi'
CRUEL TREATMENT OF I 'J]!l!>
WMK OF » MAGISTRATE ARRAIGNED t Hi.
London Soy. M Extraordinary charges •>: cruel
the part of ;< mother to hi
the Uontagu case in th« North of Ireland, arhloh
I worldwide Interest about ten years ago,
iw being heard hi tne Old Balls} In the
present case Mr-. Annie Penruddocke, ••' Compton
r:irl<, Wilt.-hlre, the Wife of a maKldtrate and B
large landed proprietor, wan charged with brutal!)
ting and 111-treating bej even-year-old
daughter. The court was BHed with fashionably
attired women, mans <>: whom are leaden or the
county society of Wiltshire ana close Friends of
the defendant. Several ol the best known counsel
gaged According to the statement f the
Crown Pros* utor, which was corroborated by gov
ernesses and servants, the cruelties had been k"!"-k
on for two y.-ars. and Included beating tii" child
with nettle* systematic neglect. 111-treatment. :iu
sault and partial itarvatlon. One f"im ol punish
ment was to ir.ak- the child stand on the bough of
a tree in Inclement weather for hours al a time.
COMMISSIONER WANDS AT WORK.
Lima, Peru, Nov. :■». Commissioner Wands, ■>'
the St. Louii Exposition, haa returned hen
a fortnight's horseback trip through the important
- rjlstri.-tF. A very large mineral exhibit rrom
Peru Is assured. One company will send tour tons
<.r samples of rich copper on
CRISIS /v i'l.Ut 171 V CABINET.
Uma. Peru, Soy, 20. — It l« reported that a crisis
haa occurred In th« Psruvian Cabinet, the com
position of which was announced Novembei S
FEDERATION OF LABOR.
SOCIALISTS NB.vr.LT CONTROL ON TEST VOTB
New-Orleans, Nov. 20.— The Socialists came within
four hundred votes of securing the control of the
convention of th« American Federation of La
bor to-day. The struggle lasted almost the entire
day. and many able speeches -were mads on both
rides, notably those of D. A. Hayes. James Dun
can and President Qompsrs against the Socialists,
and Victor Berger, Max Hayes and AY. B. Wilson,
of the I'nitrd Mine Workers, in behalf of the reso
lution introduced by Delegate Berfer arid amend
ed by Delegate Wilson. In a manner acceptable to
Berger. The debate lasted until « o'clock In the
evening, when a rollcall showed 4.714 votes against
the amendment of Mr. Wilson and 1,844 In favor of
It. The. miners voted solidly In favor of the amend
No business was transacted in the convention
other than that of the. debate and adopting the re.
port of the committee which investigated thi
Oompers-Shaffer trouble, and completely exoner
ated President Oompers from the charges of iull
delHy to the principles of trades unionism said to
have bee.ii made by Theodore J. Shaffer, president
of tho Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and
For the time being at least all opposition to the
re-election of President CJompers has died out!
Sine« th*> refusal of Jhiih-s Lynch, of the Typo
graphical Union, to run for the office. no further
effort hau been made to secure, n. candidate nor
is it likely at the present time that there will be
a rival candidate.
KNIOHTB OP LAKOU FEXTD RENEWED.
I Washington. Nov. 30.— The read which has cx
i Isted for some time in the Knights of L*bor has
I broken out afresh, and Simon Burns and John T- r
1 nan, of Plttsburg; Henry A. Hltt, of New- York;
: Thomas H. Canning, of Boston, and J. Frank
j O'Mssra have been arrested on a warrant charging
! forcible entry. It Is alleged that these men came
; here from Niagara Falls, where one faction of the
Knights ban be*>n holding a convention, with the
Intention of getting possession of the headquarters
of the organization. It Is further charged that they
entered the building through an upper window
Secretary-Treasurer Hays Immediately swore out
warrants for their arrest. The cases were called
in the police court to-day, snd th« hearing was
' postponed until Saturday. Th« men were reT»«
in JIQO ball each.
TALK WITH M. JUSSERANT).
NEW FRENCH AMBASSADOR KNOWS
Midi OF AMERICAS MEN AND
Paris. Nov. JO.— Ambassador Jusserand ar
rived here yesterday evening from Copenhagen
on his flrpt visit to Paris since his appointment
to the Washington post. He comes nowto con
fer with Foreign Minister Delcasse in order to
receive instructions and to arrange for the de
parture of himself and family for Washington,
where he expects to arrive early in the new
At hi* apartments In the Avenue Marceau M
received the representative of The Associated
Pr.'ss and talked Interestingly on American men
and American affairs. "Although I have never
lived In the United States." said thr Ambassa
dor. "I feel fairly well acquainted with that
country, as my diplomatic life has brought me
Into contact with many Americans, and I have
formed many lasting American friendships."
He recalled that while Secretary to the French
Embassy in London he formed the acquaint
ance of th" former American ministers to Lon
don—Lowell. Theirs and R. T. Lincoln. He
shared the admiration for Mr. Lowell's literary
genius and related an Incident showing Mr.
Lowell's hold on foreign affections. When
word was received In London, he said, that
Lowell was dying. Sir Leslie Stephen, the cele
brated author, who was himself In a feeble
condition, immediately sailed for America to
see bis former friend for the last time, and the
sam" sentiment prevailed throughout the lit
erary world. M. Jusserand also spoke of the
brilliant oratory of Mr. Phelps. and said that
he had kept up his interest in American affairs
more recently by reading American books,
studying the American system and by con
stant correspondence with a number of well
known Americans, two of whom belong to the
faculty of Columbia University.
AMERICA'S POWER RECOGNIZED.
He referred to the growing Importance of
America In the world's affairs, and it wag no
ticeable that throughout Europe the position of
the United States as a new world power
was every* here recognized. The ambassador
thought that this Imposed serious trials »nd re
sponsibilities on the country, nd pointed out
that, while the commercial development of the
United States was marvellous, yet its Intel
lectual progress was keeping pace with Its ma
terial advance. He cited the growth of Ameri
can universities, and related a personal Incident.
He bad recently received, he said, from an un
known college in th- Interior of the United]
States, a most scholarly criticism on his theory
i-e ar.]iTi* the origin of the manuscripts of
"The Vision ,if Piers Plowman."
Th- correspondent asked M. .lusserand, who
was at Copenhagen during the discussion of the
proposed sale of the Danish West Indies to the
United States, the cause of the failure to effect
the sale. He said that the sentiment against
any further reduction of the Danish dominion
operated strong!) against the project, although
It was at first supposed that a universal desire
for the sale existed. The failure brought Its
compensations, as the discussion disclosed clear
ly that the Danish West Indies would not go to
any other power than the United States, which,
with the Island of Porto Rico, now possessed
harbors superior to those In the British island
of St. Vincent and In the Islands of the Danish
West Indies. The failure was also, to some
extent, an evidence of personal devotion to the
King, who shared in the sentiment against part-
Ing with the country's ancient possessions. The
ambassador paid a high tribute to the noble
qualities of th» King, and said that, although
he was an old man. be rode out on horseback
dally unattended, at,.* could leap hurdles with
A*kM rpf;ar.iin«r th* pendtaej Franco. American
questioni.. M Jusserand said Ihers were happily.
n0 S( ., .< between the two countries at
the present time, owing to the cordiality be
them. He Intended to devote h!« careful
lion to the reciprocity •• < -v which was
still pending, and said b< saw no reason why
th»- two countries should not dwrelop their mu
tual trn.le l>y a more liberal exchange ot the
products which each produced exclusively. He
Cited American machin-ry. raw cotton and pe
troleum a* articles having no French competi
tion which could form ;t basis of exchange
against tb..«e French articles which bad m
petition In the United Bts
WILL ADVOCATE PANAMA CANAL.
Concerning the Panama Canal, the Ambassa
i ■■ said the question had ic> official status, but
that he would continue the friendly efforts of
M Cambon <>n behalf of tin company. He add
ed thai the most powerful advocate for th~
Panama mute was the volcanoes -if Guatemala
and Nicaragua, which k'-pt speaking in toneg of
thun it-r In f;i\>>:- of Panama.
As M. Jusserand baa -.Mitten .several books in
English, the correspondent asked his opinion on
American literature. He <*aiil he had been
brought up with American authors, as his fath
er's library contained the works "f Cooper and
Hawthorne along with the French classics, and
his later meeting with American authors gave
him a personal Interest In the subject, sai.l
that "!i one occasion, when dining with Bret
Han*- at the Hub.-!. .I-* flub, in London, Hret
Hart.- expressed regret that he was unr.>cos
nlsed In France. M. Juaserand assured him that
Frenchmen were familiar with the peculiar
cadence of Western stories, ami provi .1 by re
eitlnp the closing lines of "The Luck of Roaring
Camp" his personal acquaintance with the
American author's work. Brel Harte repaid the
compliment by saying that when he was a strug
gling clerk In California, he was Impressed bj
the dramatic descriptive j><>'a-:- of the elder
Dumas, an.i thereafter modeled his style after
tlmt of tin- great French author.
The Ambassador spoke <>r the pleasure uith
v. hiih he had read President Roosevelt's strenu
ous philosophy and bis ranch tab-;. These
works were first brought to bis attention during
a sojourn at the royal palace near Copenhagen,
where Princess Marie was found perusing R<>.,pe
velt's books, ami declared them to *><■> most de
M. Jußsorand desires io see the new French
Embassy erectea In Washington by the time of
the St. Louis exposition, and h>- has already
conferred vnb th.- officials in charge of the ron
struction of the huiiiiitipn. It was at first h*»
lii>ve,i that no appropriation w.iuM be made
owing to the complications nr-KardhiK the new
French Embassy in Vienna, but the Chamber
Is in iw se cordial In its feelings toward America
that there is little doubt that the appropriation
will be granted. It is expected th.tt the sum
granted will be ftWO.OOO. which the Ambassador
considers will be sufficient t" erect a magninYent
structure typical of French art and taste.
PREFER SWORD TO PISTOL.
GERMAN STI DENTS OPPOSED TO Till: AMERICAN
TSetiin. Nov. '.'o.— Sixty-seven students' societies,
with :• membership of twenty-three hundred, from
the. Berlin University, the Technical Institute and
other Institution! In this city, held .< great meet
ing this evening in the Philharmonic Hall against
pistol duels between students and officers. The
pistol was denounced as a weapon for American
trappers, and the sword was declared to be prefer
able, it standing upon a higher moral plane and
being a more chivalrous weapon. The speakers
pointed out that the German Emperor. had repeat
edly advised the officers to practise with swords
and to settle their affairs of honor with that arm.
but the officers object on tb<> ground that the
sword is not severe enough to wash their stained
The meeting finally adopted a resolution asking 1
the Minister of War to give the students' com
mittees an equal voice with the officers* courts of
honor in settling difficulties between th«» students
and th« officers. The resolution h!so asked the
Minister to permit the u»<» of pistols only In th«
can* of grave family Insults, ami when one of th,,
parties Is physically unable to tight with the gwWd.'
TO CUKE A COLD IN O.\B DAY
T»Jc« Ui»«tJ\« Bromo-QulnlTi« Tablet*. Th»» Bun*
tur» Jf_(*yi. & r " «ver>- bo*. 26r.
31 A KCO.V/'S KXrEBIJtESTS.
INVENTOR NOT VET RKAOT TO TALK
ABOUT UTS TESTS
Halifax. N. 8., W»T. 9» i Special). -Mr. Marconi
said this afternoon that he would not talk about
the tests at the Table Head station until he had
completed his work here. He would then kiv*
out a full statement. He addt-d:
'Any rf-marks that I might make now regard
ing my experiments woubi probably prove mis
leading, and I prefer to work until my work
is finished. The station here is really not com
pleted yet. A portion of the machinery has not
b?en adjusted, snd some of it has not even
"The message received in Sydney Harbor by
the Carlo Alberto from Cornwall is the longest
ever successfully transmitted by wireless teleg
raphy. It was received without any difficulty.
But I can say no more about It. as my agree
ment with the Italian Government provides that
it is to make public the result of all experiment*
made on the Carlo Alberto. Since 1 fame to
Table Head a few improvement* have been
made In both th* sending and receiving ap
paratus, and we ar* now able to «end at th«
rat« of forty words a minute, while a year ago
our best speed was sixteen or seventeen words
Marconi expects to complete the experiments
here before he goes to the Cape Cod station.
MAJOR R. P. P. WAIXWRfOnT DEAD.
LIKE HIS FATHER AND BROTH HE DIF.3
IN HIS COUNTRY'S SERVICE.
Washington. Nov. 2").— The War Department
has been advised by General Davis, comnvin'l
iner the Division of the Philippines, of the death
of Major Robert P. P. Walnwright. ">th Cavalry,
at Manila on November 10. from cardiac em
Major Walnwrlght was graduated from th* Mili
tary Academy on June W. 1*75. He was a native of
Philadelphia, and belonged to a family with a nota-
Ma record in the history of the United State*. His
grandfather wan Jonathan Mayhow Walsntrlgta,
who was rector of iii.ir> Church, In thai city, from
t«2l to MM. and Protestant Episcopal Bishop of
New-York from 1n« to his death. In 183*. Bishop
Watnwrights 808. Jonathan Mayhew the second,
th« father of Major R. P. P. Walnwright. was born
in this city, was graduated from Annapolis, and
serve.l his country through nil ranks up to th«
command of the steamer Harriet Unf. In the Gulf
Sauadron. In the Civil War. In October. 1562. while
the Harriet Lar.? lay off QsAvsStSW in the road
stead, a force of Confederate* from th» *hor* under
cover of llurtui— S attaek-d th* vessel. Captain
Walnwrlßht was killed while gallantly leading his
men to repel the Confederate boarders. He. died
ten minutes after half of the vessel's crew ha<l
been shot down and the Harriet Lens captured.
Besides his son Robert. Captain Wainwright left
a second son, Jonathan Mayhew third, who. like
his father, was graduated from Annapolis and <1i»«i
for his country. While serving with th« Mohican
he whs put in command of a boat expedition to cut
out the pirate steamer Forward, which was op
erating on th« coast of Mexico, manned by fili
buster*. Young Walnwright attempted to capture
the ship by boarding as sh» lay In the lagoon at
San Bias. He was mortally wound»-i In the it
tack, and died on board th" Mohican the next day.
The bodies of the-- two naval heroin, father and
son, rest fid'- by side in Trinity Cemetery, at One
hundred-and-flfty-tifth-st. and the Hudson River.
The death of Major R. P. P. Walnwriftht at Ma
nila makes the third and last of the men of this
family to »dye up 111* life for hi* country. Major
Walnwrlght saw service In the Indian campaigns
of the Northwest, and likewise bore a conspicuous
part In the fighting In Cuba In June. IS»S. He was
a brother of Marie. Walnwrlght. the actreas.
MUTINY ON THE ISLA DE LUZON.
FORMER SPANISH GUNBOAT COMING HERE
WITH FORTT-EIGHT MEN IN IRONS.
Washington. Nov. 10.— The Isla. de Luzon, one
of the Spanish gunboats captured, at Manila by
Admiral Dewey, Is on the way to New-York with
forty-eight of her men In Irons. The vessel, which
has been doing guard duty In the Philippines for
about three years, started recently for New-York,
proceeding from Manila by way of Singapore. Ad
vices received at the War Department in.ii.-ate that
on the trip to Singapore some of the machinery
worked badly, creating a pan:: among the ersw
and causing a substantial mutiny. The result was
the placing of forty-elcht of the crew In irons.
After her capture th. Luzon was repaired at Hong
Kong, and it is saM that the repairs went not prop
TREASURE SHIPS TO BE GUARDED.
PRECAUTIONS AGAINST PIRACY IN PHILIP
Washington. Nov. CO.— By direction of the Philip
pine Commission, all vessels engaged in the Philip
pine coastwise trade carrying treasure hereafter
will carry a guard of constabulary. Hundreds of
thousands of dollars are constantly in transit be
tween Manila and other ports of the archipelago,
and the small vessels carrying large sums of money
are practically at the mercy of any band of la
drones or pirates. Experience has shown that lit
tle protection can be expected from the crews of
tbo vessels. On application from the bis banking
corporations In Manila, Governor Taft has directed
that the vessels shall carry a guard of constab
ulary, the expenses to be paM by the shippers
of the money.
DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN PHILIPPINES.
LED BY LUKBAN. WHO COMMANDED AT THE
Washington. Nov. 2<>.— The "Democratic party" is
th« latest addition to the political organizations
in the Philippines, according to advices received
.it the War Department. Prominent Filipinos have
joined the party, among then Qeneral Lukban,
who organised and led the Insurgents on the Island
of Samar and who was In command ..f the in
surgents at the time of the Ralangiga massacre.
The new party will demand modification of the
present administration In the Philippines, so as to
afford a greater degree of self-government: the
Immediate establishment of two legislative cham
bers, both chambers to be elected in accordance
with suffrage laws as they obtain in this country,
and that the. acts passed by Hie two chambers shall
become laws without further action. It Is said that
I.ukbtvn may establish a newspaper which will ad
vocate the principles of the new party.
NEW PHILIPPINE JUDGES.
Washington, Nov. 20.— it is announced that the
Philippine Commission has appointed John S.
Powell Judge of thr Court of First Instance in the
Fourteenth District of the Philippines. Adolph
Wlslez'nus judge of the same court in th» First
District, ami James H. Blotint judse-at-large.
VESSEL BOUGHT FOR PHILIPPINES.
Rockland, Me. Nov. -.'iv -An American schooner
which will be registered in the Philippines wa* sold
from the yard of Cobb, Butler A Co. to-day. She U
a three master anil in ready for launching. The
pur. baser wa« A. K. Carrie*, of Manila, ■ member
of the firm of Watt*. Bams A- c... Limited of
Manila, London ■<<■■) New- York. The schooner will
be launched on December I. and will Immediately
begin her journey of fourteen thousand miles to the
Philippines, where she win b» used in the hemp
BRIQUETTES FOR AMERICA
A GERMAN SYNDICATE WORKING FOR A NF/W
Berlin. Nov. "0. — The manufacturers of ma
chinery for compressing coal waste an. lignite into
the fuel called briquette*, of which enormous*
quantities are used in Germany, have organized
a syndicate for promoting the exports of this ma
chinery to th*» United States anil bar* sent an
engineer to America la explain to mine owners
how to make estimates Of the costs of plants an«l
describe the processes of manufacture. The syndi
cate I? Importing vamples of American cohl waste
and lignite to Analyze them and test ths ma
chines with them.
During the recent coal strike in the United State*
briquette dealers here arranged to send 10.O'»>
tons to New-York, but before the cargo Space
could be engaged the strike was ended.
MISSIOXARIES STILL I.V DAXOER.
London. Nov. Ml. The. North Africa Missions*
latest advices from Fez and Tangier. Morocco, In
dleate that affairs* »re quieter In that country,
though the Kansas missionaries are still endan
gered, Th< Rev. Mr. McQumes hns reached Fet
ACCIDENT TO BAXOX CROWX rnr\cr
Dresden. Nov. 20.— Crown Prince Frederick of
Saxony accidentally fractured his lee below the
kn«* yesterday while hunting near Salzberg.
A PARIS MYSTERY;
YOUNG AMERICAN WOMAN FOUND ijj
A SINGER'S APARTMENT DYING
FROM IMSTOL \volm».
Paris, Nov. 20.— Helen Gore, said to be
American, w«3 killed by a revolver shotyegj*
day in the apartment occupied by Je an de R^/
zenski. a singer of the Imperial Theatre of V
Petersburg. De Rydzenski at first said « :
Gore committed suicide, but subsequently he dl
clared the revolver went off accidentally.
Consul General Gowdjr bj personally mr. st i
gating the death of Miss Gore, who w» 3
plating her musical education here and lived, i."
the fashionable quarter of Pansy. When founil
yesterday evening- the victim was ■■>-.. -injZT
»nd had a bullet wound over her right rye. x»*
doctors ,-re gammoned Is attend her, but sh»
died without regaining consciousness. The »
lice have accepted the theory si the young us .
sian singer, who was in th» ro»->m at the ttni."
that the shooting was the result of an accident
during a scuffle for possession of the weapon
Dc Rydzenski comes of a rich anil noble Ru S3l
family. Me is th- son of a Russian general. "an*
be has uncles who hold high places in the'gov.
Miss Gore lived in th? Avenue de la Grand*
Armee. not far from the apartment of the R.j,.
slan, where the tragedy occurred. The affair
has caused much excitement In that localitj*
The police are continuing their Investigation arid
De Rydzenski Is kept under surveillance.
Consul General Gowdy'a investigations hay»
established that Kllen Gore arrived In Para on
August 25 and registered at a boarding hous»
No. 11 Avenue de la Grande Armee. A3 Urs
Ellen Gore, of New-Tork. She does not appear
la have had any relative.-; il-. Ins in Paris, but
among th" effects found in her room are sirs.
eral typewritten letters of recent dates bearirr
the heading •'Attorney Edward C Butler Oor»
Court of Mexico." Thei,- letters are of %
strictly business nature relating to property.
The proprietor of Miss Gore's boarding hous*
pays she appeared to be a. conscientious «m
dent; she worked hard at h»r musical jnudie,
and received few visitors.
Consul General Gowdy has not formed any
theory regarding the circumstances of the death,
but he will insist on the police thoroughly prob.
Ing all the mysterious features of th« case. Th»
body has been removed to th* morgue, where li
will remain until Mr. Gowdy haa r»c j Te d ad
vices from MM woman's relative.
It appears that M. De Rydzenski returnct
to his lodgings. X>. 9 Rn^ d. la Falsanderle, a;
5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, accompanied by
Miss Gore, whom he took to his room. Half
an hour later the report of a revolver shot was
heard, and De Rydzenski rushed Into th» hal! #
shouting for help. The proprietor cf the hous<»
and several other persons entered the room and
found Miss Gore lringr on the be«l while th«»
revolver was on the rus at th« bedside. r>»
Rydzenski's version of the affair Is that white
conversing with his vi.sitor he had occasion t.-»
pick up an article from th* tab!- and he Inad
vertently knocked off the revolver, the fall of
which to th« floor caused It to discharge. Th»
bullet struck Miss Gore and she fell backward
on th* bed in an unconscious condition. Th»
commissary of police -who has charge ot th*
ease say« the story seems Improbable, but thai
It is Impossible as yet to say whether the caw
Is one of murder or accident. Nothing has yel
been discovered to help In clearing up the mys
tery surrounding the affair.
According to a. servant In De Rydzenskf.i
house. Miss» Gore paid frequent visits to th*
Russian. who. it Is now reported, first said that
she? had committed suicide, bur afterwards toll
the police that, while holding the revolver m
his hand. It slipped from his grasp and went off
as it fell.
EMPEROR Wn.LIAV TX PERIL.
THE HORSES OF HI3 CARRIAGE GOT BB
TOSD CONTROi. AT DEL.ME>
Edinburgh. Nov. 20.— Emperor William, on his
way to embark on board the Imperial yacht
Hohenzollern. lying In the Firth mi Forth, ar
rived at Dalmeny this afternoon and was nwt
by Lord Rosebery- As his majesty's carriage
was leaving: the station the horses attached to If.
becoming frightened at the waving of the rn}n r »
of the detachment of the Black Watch forming
the guard of honor, shied and the postilions lost
control of the horses, which got mixed up In (ha
crowd. An accident was only averted by th*
alertness of Lieutenant General Sir Archibald
Hunter, who seized the Worses' heads and man
aged to control them.
After luncheon the Emperor boarded th*
Hohenzollern and sailed for Kiel.
PEACE roXFEKEXCE AT P.t.T.4V.1«
OPPOSING CHIEFS MEET ON AMERICA*
Panama. Nov. 20.— The whol-? republic wa«
expecting the result of the conference on board
Admiral Casey's flagship, the Wisconsin, be
tween General Herrora and the government
commissioners yesterday, but th-* preliminaries
of the negotiations for th» revolutionary Rfn
erals' capitulation were alone discussed. Th*
government commissioners reported las< night
to General Perdomo that they would return trii»
morning to the Wisconsin.
Up to 5 o'clock this evening ihey au- still os
board the- warship, and the length »>f the con
ference leads to the belief thai an arrange
ment may be possible. Undoubtedly ••cnerai
Herrera. considering that be has a strong ■ lTmy
and navy, will demand a number of cobcwsm»
but Minister of State Perdomo. though anxious
to end the war. will not grant any better con
ditions than those specified in the amnesty «*"
Admiral Casey's active share in the pea c *
negotiations i-» highly appreciated in all ctrcl".
and his conduct is greatly praised.
jrnr CO4L/770Y cablet IX rfTlll.
Santiago. Chill. Nov. ?>.-Ttu- political evolution
has brought the Conservative-Liberal coalition Ist*
power. The new Cabinet, formed yesterday in suc
cession to the Ministry which resigned ember
15. is presided over by Dor Ellas l> I rna r£ s
Albano. Seflor Dominso Araun.itegnt Is i the >ira
later of Forcism Affairs and Senor Kleardo Cruzas
!» the Minister of Finance.
VFir CABiyET IS BERJTA.
Belgrade. Seirvia. Nov. 3X— General Mark'>vicsba«
formed ■ new Cabinet. The majority si lbs min
isters are Moderate Radicals am! three of them
are- military men. namely, the Premier. t!i* Min
ister of War and the Minister of Forrisn Affair--.
The la«t named is lieutenant Colonel F, iton l '"
The National Assembly was prorogued t->-Jaj '7
UARLBOROVGH RESIGSS AX OFHCI.
London, Nov. 30.— The Duke of Marlborousb h-» s
resigned the office of paymaster general and U*
been succeeded by Sir Savilrt Crossl«-y. M. P.
His resignation is due m 1.15 Impending r Pf a r , n 'l^
for India to attend the Delhi durbar and has n»
CUSTOMS AFFECTED BY FALL /V ******
Managua. Nicaragua. Nov. 3fc-As a conseau^
of the fluctuation in the price of silver th« Mcara
guan Government lias to-.Uy Increased the custom*
duties by 19) per cent. -
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