THE FIGHT AT SOKOTO.
XATIVE DEAD IX HEAPS.
Northern Nigeria Larger by One
Hundred Thousand Square Miles.
London, May 12.— Colonial Secretary. Mr.
Chamberlain, announced in the House of Com
mons to-day that as a result of the British mili
tary operations in the Sokoto and Kano dis
tricts, ending with the capture of the F-mir of
Kano, one hundred thousand square miles of
territory had been added to Northern Nigeria.
end would be administered by the government
' ' I hat territory-
Interesting details have been received here of
the capture of Sokoto on March 14 by the Brit
ish column commanded by Colonel Morland.
The engagement lasted two and a half hours.
The British numbered about five hundred men,
v.-ith four quick-firing: guns and four Maxims.
The enemy's horse and foot were estimated to
number some six thousand men. their riflemen
being armed with modern rifles and using
BSOkeless powder. The British camped on the
night of March 13 one and a half miles from
Sokoto. after a hard march of one hundred miles
from Kaura. with little water, and having pased
through a difficult country.
At daybreak on March 14 the British moved
cut In square formation toward the valley In
•which Sokoto lies. Immediately after the Brit
ish appeared over a ridge the Fulanis charged
with fanatical bravery, undeterred by a wither
ing Maxim and rifle fire. They had no proper
leadership, but the isolated bands continued to
advance over heaps of dead and dying, often
or.Jy a few men reaching within a yard of the
square, where, refusing quarter, they were shot
down while shouting "Allah!" The main body
of the natives was finally routed, leaving a rem
nant of about thirty chiefs around the Emir's
great white flac. These chiefs were defiant to
the last, and their bodies were found hedging
the- standard when the British entered the city,
v.-hich consisted mostly cf thatched houses. Its
Fcmi-rulned wails extended seven miles round
lfc«- place, and were pierced by eight gates.
A few days later the populace returned and
the Fulanis tendered their submission to Com
missioner Lugard. who arrived en March 19 and
Installed a new Emir. The British then retired
toward the coast.' leaving a garrison of two
companies of infantry.
MORE TROUBLE IN ABMENIA.
Revolutionary Bands Entering Their Coun
try froir the Russian Border.
Constantinople. Mar 12.— Armenian revolu
tionary bands have entered the districts of Bay
«zid asti Sasson (Armenia) from Russia.
"London. May 12.— The announcement from
Constantinople tK-u Armenian revolutionary
bauds ha..i entered Armenia from Russia Is
i™k«a upon here as possibly being the begin
ning cf another troublesome anti-Turkish revo
lutionary movement In a district which was the
rccne of former massacres of Armenians Dy
RIOT IM A TRENCH VILLAGE.
'Anti-Clericals Attack and Break Up a Meet
ing in Church Near Paris.
Paris. May 12.— There was a small riot to-<*ay
1n a church at Aubervilliers. a village mr r s
f'Oia here. Father Coube. a prominent Jesuii. .m:u
•uthor. attempted to make an address, and a large
crowd of anti-Clericals made a demonstration
against him. Jn which M. Tory, editor of a Socialist
organ, Interrupted the speaker. A fight followed
Inside the church. Fists', canes and chairs were
used, and the Abb» Vaiadler was struck in the face
with a canr- and felled by a blow from a chair.
Fifteen of the rioters were arrested.-
The rioting continued after the disturbance in
the church. The Socialists paraded the streets
l»h transparencies, and police and gendarmes
surrounded the church. M. Chauviere a Socialist
Deputy, was among those who took part in the
FINES FOR CAPUCHIN MONKS.
Caxcasxone May 12.-Extraordtnary precautions to
maintain order were taken here to-day at the hear
5-g of Capuchin monks charged with Infraction of
tie law concerning the dispersal of the congrega
tions. Two squadrons of dragoons, a company of
Infantry, one hundred gendarmes and a number of
policemen guarded the approaches to the court-
J»ousw\ around which a lerpe- crowd of the monks'
Bvmpathtwrs had assembled. '_ _
The hearing resulted in the Father Superior being
fined JIOO and five of the monks 53 20 each T pon
leaving court the monk- *ere enthusiastical y
cheered This case Is remarkable as the first In
•which more than nominal fines have been Imposed
i Isy the courts upon members of the congregations.
THIRTY-CNE RESCUED AT SEA.
Paris. Mhv 12.— The crew, numbering thirty-one
tnen. of the French tnree-nsaster Star of the Seas,
bound for Newfoundland, have been rescued by the
KusFian steamer Capeiia and taken to Cherbourg.
The French sailors were many days without food.
The Star of the Seas was abandoned and subse
NEW VENEZUELAN CONSUL GENERAL.
Caracas. May 12— Pedro Rafael Rineones has
l«en nominated consul general for Venezuela at
»w-Tork. succeeding Elias Gonzales Esteves.
DATE FOR ARBITRATION AT CARACAS.
Paris. May 12.— The "'Journal Offlciel" to-day pub
lishe-i th* approval of the Franco- Venezuelan proto
col, signed at Washington on February 27, with a
Tiotic* that th<» arJ.itratior: begini at Caracas on
June 1, .and that claimants" must make out their
claims prior to August 1.
F. W. HOLLS DECLINES.
F. TV, HoUs. who was asked to act as umpire on
the claims of Germany and Italy airainat Venezuela.
•aid last night that he would have to decline. He
said he felt much tJ&ted over the honor, but at
present could not see his way clear to accepting it.
CONVICTS FEDERAL SALT COMPANY.
tJnited States Court in San Francisco De
clares It a Trust.
San Francisco. May' 12.— Before Judge De
Haven, in the United States District Court, the
Federal Salt Company, of which D. E. Skinner
la president, was convicted of maintaining a
monopoly contrary to the Sherman Anti -Trust
Jaw. Judge De Haven will pronounce sentence
on Thursday. The maximum fine Is $5,000. . ,
The Federal Salt Company was organized in
Xew-Jersey in 1900. It established a business in
this State, and quickly secured a monopoly of
the product on the Coast, raising the price from
f2 and $0 a ton to JsHO and £35.
Over 105,000 made
NEW UPRIGHT PIANOS
$600 and Upwards.
NEW GRAND PiANOS .*'
SSOO and Upwards.
THE BEST IS CHEAPEST IN THE END.
AH rr.ai:«s taken In exchanj?<v
- - C&taloruaa MsUad on application.
STEINWAY (Q. SONS.
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ALL MANCHURIA OPEN.
Vurihcr Assurances Given by Rus
Peking. May 12— The Russian Charge d*Af
faires. M. Plancon. has given reassurances re
garding Manchuria. He has issued an official
notice that all Manchuria is open to foreign
travel, and adds that passports are no longer
There were 500 Russian soldiers at New-
Chwang, who were removed about the date
fixed for the evacuation, and the same number
returned to New-Chwang. It appears that the
Russian force which returned to the Liao forts
merely used the forts as temporary resting
places, while journeying southward tc their
station on the peninsula.
The United States Consul at New-Chwang has
arrived here to confer with Minister Conger.
JAPANESE DIET OPENED.
The Mikado Makes No Reference to Rela
tions with Foreign Powers.
Yokohama, May 12.— The Emperor opened
the Diet to-day in person. His majesty an
nounced the introduction of measures essential
for the completion of the national defences, but
did not allude to foreign relations.
STATE DEPARTMENT MISINFORMED.
Consul Erroneously Reported Russian Reoc
cupation of New-Chwang.
Washington, May 12. — The State Department
lias satisfied itself that it w;ts unintentionally
misinformed respecting the reported Russian re
occupation of New-Chwang. The United States
Consul at that point had it on what he regarded
as trustworthy authority that the Russian
troops were fortifying and reoccupying the
place, and, as was his duty in such a case, he
transmitted the report to the State Department
through Minister Conger.
MINISTER CONGER SUSTAINED.
Chinese Indemnity Agreement Approved by
the State Department.
Washington. May 12.— The State Department
fully sustains the action of Minister Conger and
bis associate commissioners in effecting an
agreement with China for the payment of the
indemnity arising from the Boxer troubles on
the basis of the rate of exchange in 1901. The
contention of the other powers which are par
ties to the treaty of Peking, if sustained, would
require China to pay almost double her debt,
and Secretary Hay took the position that it was
unfair and inequitable to require that unfortu
rate country to make good the heavy losses
caused by the depreciation of silver. As the
United States has steadfastly insisted on being
treated on an equality with other powers, how
ever, it follows that those powers must either
accept their indemnity on the basis arranged
by Mr. CongT or insist on payment s.t the
present rate of exchange, in which latter case
the United States would also be entitled to her
REBELS ATTACK TETUAN.
The Town Cut Off— Troops Being
Sent from Tangier.
Madrid. May 12.— A dispatch to "El Liberal"
from Ceuta says that ten thousand rebels made
an attack on Tetuan last Monday morning. The
cannonading, which was heard at Ceuta, indi
cated a heavy combat, and it is feared that
tne town was unable to withstand the assault
of the rebels.
The Spanish Minister at Tangier has sent ad
vices confirming the fighting, but he had not
been advised that the rebels had entered Tetuan.
Gibraltar. May 12— The British tug Midas,
which arrived here to-day from Tetuan. reports
that heavy firing occurred at the latter place on
Monday night, that many houses were burned
and that communication with the town was
completely cut off.
Tangier. May 12.— The situation at Tetuan is
critical. The Sultan is sending three thousand
reinforcements to that port. They are expected
to reach there on May 22.
Advices from Tetuan say the inhabitants of
that town, which is now entirely surrounded
by hostile tribes, who have set fire to numerous
gaid^ns and plantations, are in a state of great
Tetuan Is a walled seaport town of Morocco, eigh
teen milee south of Ceuta. thirty-five miles south
cf Gibraltar and six miles from the Mediterranean.
It has a population of about 18,000, of whom about
6.000 are Jews, a few Christians and the remainder
Mussulmans. The town is built on an elevation.
The harbor Is protected by a fort at the mouth of
CARDINALS CHOSEN AT ROME.
Names of Those Who Will Receive the
Honor at the Next Consistory.
Rome, May 12. -The Pope has definitely decided to
appoint cardinals at the next Consistory. The fol
lowing prelates have already been informed of the
intention of the Pontiff to bestow Jhe red hat on
them: Monsignor NoceUa. Secretary of the College
of Curdinals: Monsi?r,or Oavicchioni, Secretary of
the Congregation of the Council, MotiMgnor Tali
uni. Papal Nuncio at Vienna. Mcnsignor Ajuti,
Papal Nuncio at Lisbon ; Monsignor Katsohthaler.
Archbishop of Salzburg, and Monsignor Fl^ h» r.
Archbishop of Cologne. The Consfstory is likely v
lake place on June IS or June 22.
After the Consistory, when the announcement of
the installation of Monsignor Farley as Archbishop
at New-York will be mmle. Monsignor Farrelly. sec
retary of the American College in Ron)"" and Privy
chamberlain to the Pope, will start for the United
States to take to the new Archbishop the pallium
Bent to him by the Pope.
CHARGES AGAINST HAYTIAN BANK.
Implicated in Alleged Frauds in Issuance of
Port-au-Prince, Hayti, May 12.— The "Moni
teur Offlciel" to-day publishes the report of a
committee of Inquiry, appointed by President
Nord, charging extensive frauds in the issuing
of Haytian Government securities. The amount
involved is about $2,000,000. and the securities
are alleged to have been fraudulently issued
with the complicity of the National Bank of
Hayti. The opinion prevails generally ihat the
government will hold the bank responsible,
and that as this bank is a French institution
the case will be taken before a French tribunal.
COURT HELD AT HOLYROOD.
Great Crowds Greet King and Queen at
Edinburgh, May 12.— The city of Edinburgh was in
holiday attire to-day and immense crowds of people
warmly greeted King Edward and Queen Alexandra
as their majesties proceeded from Dalkeith Castle
to Holyrood Palace, where they held a court and
a levee, the first held in the historic palace for
eighty years. On their arrival at the palace the
King and Queen received a number of public ad
flriinicn Presentations to their majesties followed.
MAY NOT BE PLAGUE IN CALLAO.
Lima, May 12.— new cases of bubonic plague
have been reported here, and some of the doctors
and many other persons believe that the sickness
which broke out- recently In tho suburbs of CaHao
was not the plague, but pustula maligna, due to
breaching pestilent air and drinking water which
was infected by the great number of dead rata,
poisoned by arsenic, in the flour mill where the sup
i»<jse<i plague outbreak occurred.
NteV*- YOKfi^ALLY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. MAY 13, 1903,
OPPOSITION' TO CANAL
THE FEELING IX BOGOTA.
Rejection of Treaty by Colombian
Colon. May 12. — Newspapers just received from
Bogota, the capital, contain articles adverse to
the Panama Canal Treaty, and private tetters
from Bogota of recent date, referring to the
growing opposition there to the treaty, affirm
that even a certain number of the government
officers are wavering in their adherence to the
treaty and phophesy its rejection by the Co
lombian Congress in its present form.
Further mail news from Bogota says there is
much dissension in the Cabinet. General Fer
nandez has resigned the portfolio of Minister of
State (Fremler). which the Minister of the
Treasury, Dr. Francisco Mendoza, has accepted.
Former President Caro has abandoned his
usual attitude of reserve, and is now taking a
rrominent part in the discussion of political af
fairs. In the opinion of many persons General
Fernandez resigned in order to offer himself as
a can Udate for the Presidency at the next elec
General Reyes, President Designado of Co
lombia, ivho recently returned to the capital af
ter a long absence in Mexico and other places,
is meeting with a hearty reception at Bogota.
COLOMBIA AND THE CANAL TREATY.
Washington Officials Confident of Securing
the Panama Route.
Washington, May 12.— Dr. Thomas Herran,
Colombian Charge d'Affaires here, said to-day
that he had not been advised by his govern
ment that President Marroquln had resigned, as
reported in dispatches from Panama- If it
shortly appears that the Colombian Government
is unwilling to consummate the treaty, or is
disposed to defer final action beyond the "rea
sonable time" mentioned in the Spooner act,
the State Department will at once endeavor to
reopen negotiations with Nicaragua and Costa
Rica with a view to securing control of the
alternative route for a canal through those
countries. In fact. Secretary Hay has within
the week talked with Sefior Corea, the Nica
raguan Minister, and Sefior Calvo, the minister
from Costa Rica. It is said by parties to the
negotiations that if they are resumed It will be
on the distinct understanding that the United
States Government definitely abandons the
Panama route. So much ill feeling was excited
in Nicaragua and Costa Rica by the dropping
of the Nicaragua route after the protocols look-
Ing to itP acquisition had been drawn that the
resident ministers of the two countries here are
unwilling to take up the subject again without
an express agreement that they are not to be
used to club the Colombian Government into
terms. The officials here, however, feel confi
dent that it will not be necessary to resort again
to the Nicaragua route, for they believe that
the present difficulties in the Panama negotia
tions are solely attributable to efforts on the
part of the Colombians to make the most of
the opportunity to induce the Panama Canal
Company to divide with It some part of the
$40,000,000 to be received by the company from
the United States.
It is held here that the call Issued by Presi
dent Marroquln for the special session of Con
gress on June 20 will hold good regardless of
any change in the administration, just as It
would in the United States, so that the attitude
of the Congress and the Colombian administra
tion will probably be disclosed soon. That fact
gives comfort to "the officials They dread
delay most of all.
DENIED BY MR. CROMWELL.
He Says the Panama Company Has Not Of
fered to Pay Anything to Colombia.
Washington, May 12.— William Nelson Cromwell,
general counsel of the New Panama Canal Com
pany, made a statement to-day denying current
reports affecting the company, including that
emanating from Panama, that the company had
offered the Colombian Government H2,<J00,000 of the
$40,000,000 the company is to receive from the
United States. The statement is as follows:
The New Panama Canal Company has not made
a proposal to pay $12,000,000. nor any sum whatever,
to the Colombian Government, nor to any parties
roever, for or In connection with the ratification of
the pending treaty. Statements to the contrary
are absolutely without the slightest foundation.
There is no occasion for the consideration of the
subject from that standpoint. Colombia has al
ready given Its full consent to the purchase by the
United States. This Is a matter of public record.
Th^ Colombian Congress has Just been called in
extraordinary session for June 20 to deal especially
with the treaty made by its ministers with the
United States, and we have every reason to ex
uect that the Congress will not only confirm the
proposal and action of its President and Cabinet,
but also of its ministers. Sllvo, Concha and Herran.
successively and specifically empowered to nego
tiate and conclude the pending treaty, which is of
such vast concern to tho Colombian nation. In
this matter the New Panama Canal Company is
not a party. It is a matter between the two gov
ernments, which have already reached an explicit
treaty agreement. Up to this hour I have no con
firmation of the report that President Marroquin
has resigned, but if it were true the obligations of
Colombia to the United States, under the pending
treaty negotiations, would not be affected.
A CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTION.
No Power in Colombia Has Right to Ratify
Treaty, It Is Said.
In the numerous dispatches published this
week in regard to the chances which the Hay-
Herran canal treaty has of being sanctioned by
the Bogota Congress or by the Colombian Presi
dent, there is an essential point forgotten. "El
Colombiano." of Bogota, in a recent issue says
that neither the Congresp nor the President, be
he Marroquin or Reyes, has the power to ratify
the treaty until the constitution of the country
has been revised, granting to the legislature and
the executive powers authority to dispose of a
part of the national territory. It appears that
the question of the canal treaty has been kept
In the background by the Colombian authorities,
for the editorial of "El Colombiano," alluded to
here, is in part as follows:
When the government allowed the press of
the country to discuss fully and freely the
question of the canal of Panama, it did so evi
dently with the double purpose of throwing light
on the matter and of seeking the means for itself
to know exactly what is the predominating
opinion. . . .
This vital quesiton has been studied with
great interest; but we have not seen anything
written with exactness In reference to the con
stitutional aspect of the issue, an aspect which
should be studied in preference to others.
Article 3 of the constitution fixes the limits of
the national territory, and nobody has the power
to change them except by an amendment to the
constitution, in accordance with Article 2i.»9. The
constitution cannot be changed by means of
public treaties, since these are subordinate to its
own mandate. The executive power has no right
to change the frontier because, far rrom being
authorized to do so, paragraph 11 of Article 120
of the constitution commands it "to provide for
the exterior security of the republic, defending
the independence and the honor of the nation
and the inviolability of territory." Congress has
not the right, for paragraph 2 of Article Tt; ..f
the constitution limits the Congress's powers
only to "modify" the territorial division, in ac
cordance with Articles ft and 0.
Then-fore, if neither the executive power nor
the Congress, nor both of them in Joint session,
enn alienate or gi\e away any part of the ter
ritory, either because they have no power, or be
cause the country's soil is inalienable, 't must
be admitted that, Congress lacking the authority
to approve contractu or treaties containing stip
ulations not in accord with the fundamental
charter. It is necessary before accepting any of
those stipulations included in the Herran-Hay
treaty to override the law or to change the
constitution, as Costa Rica and NlcHrugua have
done when they had to decide upon lh.- possible
alienation of thHr territory. . . .
The patriotic ami unanswerable considerations
deserve to be taken into account whtn the o,ue«
t!on relates not only to an alteration of our
frontiers, but of the perpetual cession Of W
most Interesting and valuable strip of temtor>
which Colombia possesses. .
Moreover, the question has to do with an im
portant change In our internal public rights.
Our territory would be cut in two, and anew
ruler would dominion in the part of the
Isthmus to be ceded, and at the same time as
sume the administration of our maritime do
main, leaving in the heart of the country a for
eign power which would exercise Its sway, not
only over the islands included In the contract
but also over the coasts, lakes and rivers of the
isthmus. . . . We call the attention of our
countrymen to questions so complicated. In or
der that, understanding their £ip«rtai>eea»d
the peril, they should make efforts .to thro*
light on them, so that the next egislature , may
devise means to obviate difficulties to be en
BRITISH VESSEL TAKES.
Cuban Revenue Cutter Seizes a
Schooner— Havana Health//.
[BT CABLE TO THE TaiBUNE.]
(CopyriKhf. 1903: By The Tribune Associatioa)
Havana, May 12.-The Cuban revenue cutter
Arana, Captain Laborde. captured to-day the
English schooner Ronella. from Ronca Island.
The schooner, it was alleged, was fishing for
tortoise shell turtles in their breeding time,
which is a violation of the fishing laws, and the
charge was also made that the crev/ used dyna
mite In the work. The men, twenty In all, were
taken to Santa Cruz del Sur, where heavy fines
are likely to be imposed. The Jtonelia is the
sixth schooner captured in three days, the other
five being French vessels.
The president of the Louisiana Board of
Health, now here, authorizes the statement that
Havana is in a sanitary condition. He believes
that the situation, if continued, will result in
the removal of quarantine regulations.
SIGNS NEW LIBEL BILL.
Pennypacker Protects Pennsylvania
Harrisburg. Perm., May 12.-Governor Penny
packer approved to-day the Grady-Salus Libel
bill and issued a long statement giving the rea
sons for his action. The bill, which was in the
Governor's hands for more than a month, goes
Into effect immediately, and repeals all laws or
parts of laws inconsistent with it. The Gov
ernor says that there is nothing In the terms of
the measure which prevents newspapers from
making such comments on legislative measures
or on the official acts of State, municipal, county
or public officers as are proper for the informa
tion of the public, or are in the line of legitimate
Continuing, he says:
Within a few days, in a leading article on the
first page ofV dally journal, under large headlines,
iinon a rumo? of unknown source as to the name
of a suggested appointee to the position of pro
thonotary of the Supreme Court. wW no appomt
men"had been made and no utterance, official or
States has been denounced as a "yokel, with sod
den brain- and. within the last quarter of a
century- two presidents of the United States have
been murdered, and in each Instance the cause was
easily traceable to Inflammatory and careless news
?ial>er? ia l>er utterance. A cartoon in a daily journal of
Say 2 defines the question with entire precision.
An ugly little dwarf, representing the Governor of
the Commonwealth, stands on a crude stool. The
stool is subordinate to and placed alongside a huge
printing press, with wheels as large as those of an
ox team, and all are so arranged as to give the
idea that when the press starts the stool and its
occupant will "be* thrSwn to the ground Put .into
words the cartoon asserts to the world that the
press is above the law and greater in strength than
the government. No self-respecting people will
permit such an attitude to be long maintained. - In
England a century ago the offender would have
been drawn and quartered and his head stuck upon
a pole without the gates.. In America to-day this
is the kind of arrogance which goeth before a
He also says that many years' experience on
the bench has led him to the conclusion that
crimes are widely propagated, not by the malice,
but by the recklessness of the press, ar i that in
certain classes of cases, among them murder,
the accused were at times convicted or acquitted
before they reached the courtroom.
THINK FUSION CERTAIN.
Anti-Tammany Leaders Pleased —
Ridder's Attack on Low and Odell
The representatives of the various anti-Tam
many organisations who participated in the con
ference Monday- night at the. Citizens Union head
quarters expressed, extreme satisfaction with the
first step taken. They declared that complete
fusion against. Tammany is possible and that the
unanimity of opinion at the meeting indicated that
there would be complete harmony when the actual
work of nominating a ticket, drafting a platform
and organizing for the campaign comes up.
There was little for the conferrees to talk about
yesterday. Senator Platt said that he was pleased
that an adjournment had been taken until lato in
the summer. John C. Sheehan expressed pleasure
over this action also. The Citizens Union leaders
said that they had found a cordial desire on the
part of all organizations to get together, and be
lieved that complete fusion could be effected and a
successful campaign waged this fall.
The attitude of the German-American Reform
I'nion caused more or less speculation. It is be
lieved that in the end this organization will decide
to support the fusion forces. Herman Ridder. leader
of the organization, said last night that all the
Germans wanted was good municipal government,
and that he had counselled going slow. He added
that the organization opposed Air. Low. and yet
when the time came Mr. Low might prove the
most feasible candidate to support. He did not
care to commit himself about the matter, however.
at this time. _ . ,
•'We are neither Republicans nor Democrats,'
he declared. "We are independent Germans. .No
one man leads all the Germans They are too in
dependent and have their own ideas. Some wanted
to -attend the conference last night and so several
German organizations sent their representatives.
Ho did not car- to go. That is all there Is to it Our
position is plain. We are for the best administra
tion the city can get, and we believe that Mr. Low
is not the man to give it. He has shown that he
is with the Slate machine against the city s ml
"weS must have an honest fusion movement to beat
Ta.nnr.anv We think Low has joined hands with
up-State leaders to take control of the local Re
publican organization away from Platt. If Low Is
denominated Platt is not likely to support him
aKalnat his own interests. Platt would slaughter
the fusion ticket and Low would be beaten. The
excise question, however, would beat Low, no mut
ter how Platt stood. Low has agreed that the
State shall have the excise money collected in the
cit y *
° "Low Is ambitious, and If re-elected would be a
candidate for Governor two years from now. He
would use his city position to further ihat ambi
tion Ido not mean that he would act dishonestly,
but he would have the Governorship in sight, and
fusion causes would be subordinated. I do not favor
forming an Odell-Low combination, and if It is a
choice between an Odell machine and Tammany,
why. I prefer Tammany, because 1 believe Tam
many less dangerous than Odell."
Mr. Ridder's talk did not cause much exeite
rrent however. It is recalled that his brotner-ln
l.-iw was nominated for Supreme Court Justice by
Tammany last year, and it was said then thot his
organization would drift to Tammany. It Is also
Mnted by close observing politicians that Mr. Riu
der Is "Jockeying" for position and wants t > land
what he can before committing his organization.
There was nothing new yesterday about the suc
cessor of Robert C. Morris as president of the
Republican County Committee. This mattar will
not be settled for some time yet. so Senator Platt
said last r.ight.
NEW-HAMPSHIRE GOES FOR LICENSE.
First Chance to Vote on the Question in Half
Manchester. N. H., May With weather condi
tions which could not have been better for an elec
tion, the cities and towns of this State voted to
day on the question of license, with the result that
all the cities of the State have taken their places
In" the license column. Of the towns a large ma
jority are no license, returns up to midnight show
ing that of 18(5, 59 are for license and 127 for no
Because this Ml the tirsst opportunity given for
such <t vote In hulf v century, prohlntlon having
been th« law of tho State sine* the '50s. very
general iiit.-r.-st hnp been felt In the outcome. The
eleven cities of the State Rave a majority of more
than eleven thousand for license. The totals were.:
Vis, IS.7B8; no. 7,52*.
Xhlrti'-sevttn towns wnu" places are missing from
POL ROGER ®. CO.
BRUT SPECIAL vi»t.<. 1893.
On Satmat the leading Restaurant,, Clubs and tVine Merchant,:
ANTHONY OECHS, 51 Warren St., N. V..
Sole Jfgent, U. S.
that will answer every requirement
Imperial Smyrna Rugs, Wiltona,
Velvets, Brussels, Axminsters, and
the new double-faced Cashmero
Rug, in choice designs and colorings
W. 8c J. SLOANE
BROADWAY A 19TH STREET
Boys' and Girls'
Summer Underwear, Hosiery 8 Gloves.
Altudys the largest and best chosen lines of Foreign
and Domestic, Prices the lowest for quality.
Gauze Underwear, 28c, 63c. & 85c.
Gossamer Underwear, 30c, 73c. <ksi.3B.
Super-Weight Underwear. 89c, ti.3o & $2.10.
Combination Suits, $1.05, $1.25 J: $2.10.
Boys' Balbriggan Underwear, 50c. & 90c.
Ribbed Underwear, 25c, 35c & 62c.
Misses' and Children's Equestrian Tights,
$1.40 & $1.98, prices according to sine.
School Stockings, 25c, 3gc. Jt 49c.
Dress Stockings, 30c, 65c. & 85c.
Youths' Plain and Fancy Hose, 25c, 39c. <£ 50c
tiislc Thread Gloves, 25c. Pure Silk Gloves, soc. Jt 65c.
Taffeta Gloves, 25c. «£"lsjr.
60-62 West 23d Street,
this computation, but they are small and re
mote, and. while the great majority of them are
undoubtedly no license, their returns when re
ceived will not make a great difference in the total
for the State.
BUSINESS MEN ENJOINED.
Omaha Strikers Retaliate with Methods
Used Against Them,
Omaha. May 12.— Judge Dickinson, in the Dis
trict Court, to-night, on application of John O.
Yeiser, an attorney representing the labor
unions whose members are on strike, issued an
injunction against the business men even more
sweeping than that issued by the federal court
against the unions last week. The order re
strains the business men from refusing to sell
goods to dealers who employ union labor, pre
vents them from boycotting union labor and
requires the Business Men's Association to cease
holding meetings and conspiring against the
unions and in any way Interfering with the
unions in the management of their affairs.
FOREST FIRES IN PENNSYLVANIA.
Much Property Destroyed and Town 3 Are
Bradford, Perm., May 12.— Forest ftree are again
raging- in this vicinity. Near Orcnsby yesterday
fifty oil well rigs were destroyed. The majority of
them belonged to the South Pennsylvania Oil Com
pany. Hundreds of men are at work endeavoring
to divert the course of the flames.
Cresson. Perm.. May 12.— Word" was received from
Tyrone this afternoon saying that tierce forest fires
are now raging In the mountains north of that
place, and that the Tyrone firemen have been called
out to protect the suburbs, which are threatened.
Johnstown. Perm.. May 12.— Forest fires have been
raging In this vicinity for a week, and the real
dents of the county hereabout are almost ex
hausted from their efforts in fighting the flames.
Several houses have been burned, but so far no
loss of life Is reported. Ouards surround the Cone
maugh Powder Company's riant at Seward to pre
vent the fire from attacking it.
LOSES HER CASE AGAINST YOUTH.
Woman Twenty-five Years Oid Asked $10,
000 for Alleged Breach of Prom
ise of Marriage.
A Jury in Jersey City returned a verdict yester
day against Miss Mary Canning. twenty-riv* years
old, of N> 121 Hloomfielu-st.. lloboken. who sued
11;:..tr. Mohnken, nineteen years old. of No. 533
Park-nve.. Hoboken, for HO.OOO damages for al
leged breach of promise to marry. Evidence that
i\- had paid attentions to her for nv.- years *M
lftters he wrote to her in .-ndeartni? terms made
Mlsa Tanning's case. Mohnkrn denied that he had
promised to marry Miss Canning, and in;r. lv . -.«
testimony to' show that ahe had accepted tM ad
vances of Harry Stevens. Miss Canning denied
she riaii accepted |>r— from Stevens. M -.■■:■.
declared also that ixn considered himself too young
to marry, and il at ho was dependent on his
S>areaU. — - —
OR the Spring and
Summer seasons wo
have brought together
a stock of inexpensive
"IMPROVES WITH USE."
FIFTH AYE. £■ iqTH ST.. S. V
KR'XjKLY.N" BRANCH. 524 F; LIuN - '
Near 2*th St.
Now on Exhibition
A Beautiful Japanese
A, charmln« ar.J rar« c iMMi at
To b« «>ld absolutely without reserve by oni«r
of tb* Importer.
The Horticultural Association,
TO BE SOLO
THURSDAY i KKIDAY jTrnaccoojcs.
May It and IS. «t 5 •-■ ■
Illustrated Oualosie mailed on » pj>!lc*:lon.
Th C . H . BROWN CO.
E .£.:_ carpet CLEAHSIMB
üßipr«ie« S3t K. 3i»TH ST. T»L IS3I-M.
AIR. T»kinj uy, Alterta*. Ks.»..
Floral and Arboreal
Old Stone Lanterns,
Etc., gathered expressly for
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