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U(D IN NEUTRAL GROUND
-okio Ja^ I^.— Later reports from New-
AvattS indieat* that General lllruhenko's Cos
,. s 1,, their recent idling southwest of Llao-
Scp deliberately invaded neutral territory and
LkethelJrr.it of the war zone.
■ Tfce rep^cd Russian note to the powers, call
attention to China's non-enforcement of
..t^iity. is regarded here in -onie quarter*
ll ls * eIT lhat China's weakness
constant failure to enforce neutrality mußt
131 f*" o ™ obligations to observe re
!S-Iloas which Rus-sia Openly Ignores.
VTdl« 'he extension of belligerent territory Is
L rWrcited. It is felt that Japan must take
to protect herself against the repetition of
SSnt expeditions whose success pends on
•2'e violation of neutral territory..
rL j\K MOFE POSSIBLE.
r*fta* " XexcChicang May Be
}! rt Than a Raid.
c, Petersburg. JaS. ir..-Tho War Offlce doe.
oi"a<"mlt that the appearance of General
!rfa&attSko'« cavalry southwest of Liao-Yang is
thai, a rsldlns expedition, desired to
Si tie railroad at several points and inter
*"*- the tr»xsportaUbn of General Nogl's KUHS
Su Port vrthur to Manchuria; but from cer-
SJ jndlcMions it seems possible that it is pre
liminary to an operation of magnitude.
Gener-l *li«tchenko has over 30.000 horsemen.
. a oovtos rapidly, might be able seriously to
toras'e emnmunlcatlon in the rear of Liao-
T-* Tljo u»ne of dispatches from some Rus-
Sirrespondenti vaguely hints at Important
Eyanenta. and the military writer for the
-Wee Vremya" expre.-se? the opinion that the
,"J ca im since the battle of Shakhe is about to
te t-oken It is also noteworthy that there have
55 t.o official dispatches from General Kuro
pa'^ti for two day?.
BtACHMKST CUT OFF?
Vlmfinncd licport That Uut
chenho Was Intercepted.
ZMlan. Jan. IG.-The tone of tue rescript ad
enotfl »T Emperor Nicholas to the army and
jary is regarded here as putting an end to all
U»nt hopes of the possibility of mediation
rr i*ace. and ns -.-•■■ likelihood that
Ceasal Kuro*atkin soon will resume the of
)■ MM .
A dispatch to Lloyd's am Yinkow. dated
Jimary 15, fciw* a report that General Mist
cher.ko's raiding force was rut off on its way
Izck by S/K*> Japanese dispatched from Fan
llhK« by General Oku. This report, however, is
rot conf-rmed fr°m a n >' oth«»r source.
Cr ABM SOX DEMORALIZED.
Iffn and Officers in Port ArtiuOT
DrtLnkm and Corcardly.
lodtM. Jan. 30.— Under date of JanaMT 15
thtPou Arthur bortespbndeht of "Tho Times"
-Gesmi Kogi. attended by his Ftaff. the dl
viFiontl foxirri'i.i.rs and foreign attaches, re
viewed fietidunenta <>f al! arms in th<» New
Town Square to-day. Thf're was a rring dis
bar, numeral* afterward rnarrhed through
town, nh'.rh fhows few .signs of the bombard
ment No casualties occurred to -women or chil
dren, vho lived in the houses throughout the
*l'sf. ChaTT:p£.gne was always Matnabte,
Chere was little dysentry or typhus, but much
scurvr, oxrln? to thp lack of vegetable*.
"It seems that General Stoessel was responsi
ve for the failure to fortify Roju Hill. Many
of his military officers were useless, applying
for leave on occasions of attack and leaving
their commands to sergeants. The naval offl
en were useless and generally drunk. The
*5"Me osry was demoralized by the death of
Ain-lrtl Makaroff, which produced marked
*P«hy. At a conference preceding capitulation
•one of the fort commanders voted for further
ra'rtar.ce, but they were overruled by General
"jThen the capitulation became known soldiers
ta>?e<S the stores cf 5,000 bottles of vodka, re
rilfiaj in terrible orgies in the streets. Troops
Kct to quell tho disturbance joined the revel
tei The food supply was sufficient to last
&ree months, but there was no meat except
»<B«efWh. Ko private stores were comman
*«'|*<l. The steamer Kins Arthur brought live
tscuttnd eacks of flour early In December."
fOBT AETHTJBS CONDITION GOOD.
Sfeta] Officers Declare Japanese Prisoners
Wtre l\ct Well Treated.
** r k\o, Jan. ir«.— A naval officer who has re
tßrnei h*r>- from Port Arthur, discussing the
*°'tUoas at the fortress, F.ays:
*H» condition of the warships and the town
Jp* ranch better than I had hoped. Evidently
was much fortifying done at Port Arthur
~-*r the hinge commenced. The works on 203
~i-reHi!l wore not permanent; and the trenches
*ffc »ere FiiTiJl&r :o those used by th. IJoers
£the South Afric.-m war. It seems that the
■J^ans had no genera] electrical scheme or
°«ab!e engines or dynamos for feearchlights.
•-*val officers say that it is impoesible yet to
»*•*■' whether the Jnpajiese re or th<*open
i* or Ke&rocks sank the ships In tfte irbor.
*2»««sStafci are fairly well kept and ore utlil
fJ t<jr the wounded and- for prisoners.
• * to «erst*nd that m- to the time of the capltu
r*'«» the garrison at Port Arthur received only
allowfcrK-t*. but that before-the surrender
JSf™ Sloe** 1 j,aid off the ir.en. This, together
f- !| ltl * ' " nEtiLnt purchase by the Russians of
tbrt k* * l ' rrx iOCkmen. may explain the report
then- .-.as oo treasure left at Port Arthur.
l£* i *X*Btment <jf the Japanese prisoners at
«J iv " ur C '^ not c°* n Pare with that accord-
iff Ilussian prisoners in Japan. Tne J'-;>-
J^-** prisoners rec«ivr-d poor food and no fuel,
■v* °2 Jy t *' scf * were they permitted to Ro out
. "*' of the prison.
lOGI'S TEIBUTE TO THE DEAD.
** Hopes to Share the Honor with the
Spirits of the Faller.
»wa«quarteni of the Japanese Third Army.
"^ H. via Fusan.— General Nogl, in addressing
t l) v trmy t± a Borial service to-day, paid a
Sat*!!* tO U ' e :K ' rvlces of those who had fallen
siepe of Port Arthur. He sa!d the splen-
»o:k <,f those who had gtv«! up their lives
*** In the BUccOKfuJ capture of the fortress,
l .'^'% d<> u ircd to Bhara the honor *:th * h «
ttf , lhos< ' Tlho * ><1 lo bring success.
ifcti.i'* 0 * chosf-n'for iretnorial servic«a was
*i JfL c c^ adow the bills where thu soldiers
To-norrow. f.lr; ■umthw.-.t i«d.. b*camtot variable.
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SHOTS AT GEN. TREPOFF.
Attempt on Life of Moscow Ex-
Moscow. Jan. 15— At the Nicholas Station to
rljrht. while General Trepoff was bidding fare
well to Grand Duke Rergius on his departure
for St. Petersburg, a young man wearing a
student's cap fired three shots from v revolver
nt the general. AM the shots missed General
TrepeeL Grand Duke Sereius proceeded on his
General Tr.^-off. who recently was -.ellrvrd of the
office of Chief of Police cf Moscow, and ordered to
the front, incurred the special enmity of the Btu
dents of Moscow by the severity with which he put
down their desaoastrattona of December 18 an<l 18.
1&04. W'thin one week, in 1902, there were three
attempts upon his life. Alter the anti-governir.«nt
demonstrations In Moscow last month it was said
that the Socialistic Revolutionary party had passed
the sentence of d<ath npoa both General TrenofT,
Chief of Police, and Orand DuUe Serglus. Gov
ernor General of Moscow.
W. WILLIAMS RESIGXS.
Immigration Commissioner Praised
in President's Letter.
[FKOM TUF TRIBVNE BUREAU. 1
Washington, Jan. 15.— William Williams. Com
missioner of Immigration for the Port of Ne.w-
Tork. has raejgned, the reeisnatlon to take ef
fect on February iy. The President has accept
ed the resignation. The hope Is expressed that
a successor may be found with such ijuallflca
tions as to guarantee a continuance of the pres
ent efficient administration of the ofllce at Ellis
Island. Mr. Willlams's letter to the President is
dated January U and is as follows.
I have the honor to tender my resignation of
the ofhi of Ootnmiasloner of Immigration at
New- York, to take effect February I<>. 1005. I
desire tj thank you for the honor you conferred
upon me In appointing me to this Interesting po
sition. I will always consider it a privilege to
have held ofhVe while you were President. Re
spectfully your?. WILLIAM WILLIAMS.
The President accepted the resignation in the
The White House,
Washington, January 12, 1905.
My d^ar Mr. Williams: Most relu< tantly I
hay« come to the conclusion that 1 shall have to
accept your resignation. In accepting it. Lei me
repeat to you in writing what I said to you by
word of mouth in endeavoring to get you not ti>
i- sisi upon it. I feel that you have rendered a
service of real and high Important *• to fh<- whole
nation in your management of the office under
you. When 1 asked you to takp the position I
realised that l w;;s asking you to do what meant
genuine setf-aacrlflce on your part, and l realise
roar consenting to stay in so long hn^
infant further Jops to you. But surely you must
ft-el recompensed by the knowledge of the value
of your work. You have set a standard of un
<• -ising industry, of untiring energy, of high ad
ministrative ability and of single minded devo
tion to duty which your successor will find i'
difficult to equal, no matter how g.-io.l a man h^
Thanking you mast heartily for what you have
done. fLnd with profound regret that you were
ger to F*>rve. I am sincerely yours,
It has be<Mi rumored here for some time that Cotn
missioner Williams was about to resign. - Last week,
however, he .len!ed that lie* nad any s:ich ll '-ntinns.
At the- Dnlverslty Club last night Mr. Williams
declined to. make any statement in regard to his
resignation or its acceptance. Mr. Williams was
appointed on April I, ]?C2, to succeed Thomas
Fltshie, ITr. Williams i« forty-two years old. He
oomas from- old New-Kns:land stork. H(> was born
In New-London. .Conn., was educated in Oermany
and at Tale University and was graduate< from
Harvard Law School in 18SS. He has practiced law
in this city since then when not occupied with pub
lic duties. In 1532 he was one of th<- junior counsel
for the rnment in the Behring Sea arbitration.
In lfT;8 he took the field with Squadron A. of New-
York, and received ,-i. commiselon as major ii: the
ermaster'a department. Mr. Williams is a
Republican, but has not been active in politics. He
Is a member of the University Club.
7/7.V urTH, HE DEC LAKES.
Birthdajf of "Lazarus" Rouss, of
Passaic, N. J.. Jan. ]."> (Ppeeial).— Levl Rouss,
better known as "I>azarus." celebrated hi« birth
day to-day. It is his 115 th, he says. The an
niversary was observed quietly. Rouss has
bean a resident of this city for twelve years,
having bean brought here by prominent local
Hebrews. They recently secured a number of
a reß of ground on the outskirts of Passaic for
a new c*n:etery, and, to follow out an ancient
tradition, wanted to find an old man to be the
first to He In the new cemetery. Rouss was
found on the East Side of New-York, ajid It
was thought that he could live only a short
time. His fellow Hebrews promised him money,
plenty of food and a place to sleep in. The
one consideration was that he be buried In the
It took Rouss Just one week to get back his
health, and since then, except for about two
wet ks last spring, he walked the streets of the
BefafWW district of this city with much agility.
The inf-mberß of tlie committee who brought the
old man here expecting that he would soon be
buried m the new cemetery are now resting
Rouss is extremely fond of whiskey. He Is
faithful in his religious duties, spending much
time each day at the Synagogue.
MAKE ARREST IX CHURCH.
Merchant Wants to Reply to the Rev.
Mr. Myers in Baptist Temple.
n» nry Kn.vP. a <*°al merchant, of No. 10
Strong Place, Brooklyn, v as arrested last even
a charge of disturbing public worship in
the Haptist Temple, that borough.
Th 3 Rev. ,'ortland Myers was criticising the
In Martment us at present conducted, and
eulogizing the department as It was In the days
RoosrvHt was Police Commis
sioner, v.-rx-ri Mr. Knapp walked up th<- aisle
id lie wanted to speak. Mr. Myers toM
him he should wait till he, the clergyman, was
Aft.-r the service, while Mr. Myers was shak
inds with members of hin congregation,
Mr. Knapp mounted tbe platform. Mr. Myers
Paid he told sever *l members to call the police,
and one Reynolds, who was summoned, ar
rested Mr. Knapp. He was I.m k-d up in the
. gt. station, ami will be arraigned this
Ing in the Myrtle-aye. court.
EDITOR AND BARBER DIE.
Found in Shop, Shot— The Affair Is
Veedersbur*. Ind.. Jan. 15.— John Brant, own
er of "The Veedersburg News," and Charles
Egburg. a barber, were found dead this after
noon in a barber shop, where they had gone
lo balance the books of the Odd Fellows lodge
in which they held official places. Both men
were found lying In barbers chairs, and both
were shot In the head. A revolver was found
near Egburg-s body. The affair is a mystery,
ftel the coroner 1* Javejatlgatlnff. _.
XEW-YOKK, MONDAY. JANUARY 16. 1005. -FOURTEEN PAGESt-»iJ3^2lU_
PERSONS WHO FIGURED IN YESTERDAYS NEWS FROM FRANCE.
French Premier, whose resignation Is expected.
FAMILY PERISH IN FIRE.
CRY "BURGLARS!" HEARD
Roof Ladder Missing — Parents, T\i'o
Children and Servant Dead.
William T. Mason, a lawyer, of Xo. 03 'Wan
si., and his whole family, consisting of his wife
and two children, Ellen, four years old. and
Marion, six months, with a servant. Annie Wells,
perished In .i fire at tlu-ir home, No. 183 West
< >ne-hundred-and-thlrtieth-st.. early yesterday,
as told in Sunday's Tribune.
Although neighbors who heard their cries for
help and their attempts to rescue themselves
yesterday told of cries of "Murder!" and "Burg
lars T' the police found nothing to indicate that
the lire was Incendiary. The whole family was
suffocated. The bodies of the father and
youngest child wen- untouched by the flames.
Those of the others were probably burned after
th< y had died.
Prank C. Waldron was at One-hundred-and
thii li. ih-st. and Lenox-aye., on his way to his
home, at No. 1<«» West One-hundred-and
thlrtleth-st* when b? heard a man's voice
sh >utlnt? 'Fire: Police! For God's sake help
us! " He ran to the middle of the block. He
saw nobody, but noticed smoke coming: from the
basement and the cornice of No. IS3.
He ran to th ■ alarm box at One-hundred-and
twenty-ninth-st. and l.enox-ave. Policeman
Manga West One-hundred-and-twenty
fifth-st. station, espied him and followed. They
reached the fire box at the same time. Wal
dron Mad just got the door open when Mangan
"There [s a hmisp ifire in < >ne-hundred-nnd
thlrtleth-st.," Waldron paid. The policeman
sounded an alarm, and then both hastened hack
to the Mason house.
Smoke was Issuing from the whole front of
the fcouae, PoHceman-AlangaV— saw that,,thr;re
were flames in the basement. He smashed" tho
window with his nightstick. A burst of flame
and smoke drove him back.
The policeman and neighbors who had been
aroused then attacked the front door of the
hnus.'. Two missive oak doors held their back
there. The policeman then attempted to j»f>t
into the house by breaking the window-, of the
parlor Boor. Thick smoke forced him back.
The'nremen broke Into the hallway on the
parlor Moor, but were driven back by flames and
smoke. Ladders were then raised against the
adjoining houses. No*. 131 and 1o.'». and lines
of hope w« re carrie 1 up to the roofs, from which
streams were poured Into the burning house.
were carried through the basements of
the adjotntag buildings also, and from front
nnd rear the fire was foueht. In half an hour
it was subdued.
Battalion Chief Short and his men made their
way to the second floor. They found that the
flames, having destroyed nearly everything in
the basement and on the first floors, had rushed
up the stairway openings, burning away balus
tr.i.i.s and woodwork of the staircases, charring
walls and doors, but not getting into the rooms.
Opening the door of one of the rear rooms, they
found the bodies of Mr. Mason and his six
month-old child. The father had fallen on the
floor while drawing on his trousers. The fire
had not come near them.
The flames had mushroomed at the top of the
house, burning into the back rooms of the third
floor. The top hallway was obstructed by the
.haired timbers that had fallen from the burned
roof, and the chief and his men groped their way
among these back to the door of a little dotet-
Uke room, where the ladder to the roof scuttle
was supposed to be.
The door of this room was open. There was no
ladder there, and the scuttle, excepting that it
had been partly burned away, \va.- .still cloßed.
Under the debris i"hief Short found the body of
Ellen. It was charred. Just outside the door
the bodies of Mrs. Mason and the servant,
so badly burned ac to be unrecognisable.
It was evident that Mr. and Mrs. Mason and
the children slept or- th«> eeiond floor, and that
the parents had been aroused and had tried to
escape. It is believed that Ma*on. on discover
[ng the fire, ran to the front of the house and
shouted the alarm beard by Waldron. and then
ran back to rescue his wife and children. He
directed his wife to take the four-year-old child
to the roof by way of th-> scuttle, and started to
put on clothing before carrying the youngest
out. closing the door to the hallway for a mo
ment to shut out the smoke.
In the house of George Freeborn, next door,
members of the family had been awakened, they
said ye ;. rday. by the shouts of Mason. They
said also that the servant who hnd a bedroom
!,, the rear of the top tloor. opened the window
of her room and shriek, d. 'For God's sake, save
me 1 Fire! Fire!" and then rushed back Into the
middle of the house.
The frantic attempts of Mrs. Mason, the maid
an! the child to get out were heard by the
neighbors. The fire, it is though;, started In the
kitchen, on the basement floor, or in the nelgh
borhoo! of the hot air furnace In the cellar, be
low this. The basement floor was burned away.
NOR* of the second story roomn had any <r ftt | e
of tire the rlameH not hivlr.fi got through walla
or . lours. On the top floor, where they spread
out. the rear of the hottaft, Including the roof,
Chief Short said it was e\iient that Mason
ana Ins wife had taken it for granted that the
ladder leading to the roof was in place.
'The only w.iy that I can see that any burglar
figured In this lire." said the chief. "1b that the
ladder may have been removed by one of me
servants on account of the talk about burgla
ries in this neighborhood.
'This tragedy shows tbe importance of hav
ing those ladders In position, our men have
the duty of poing about and seeing that tne>
Ml ihe> can do with thaae private fam
ilies is to tell them to put one In when they
nnd that the ladder U missing. Some people
feel Insulted when ft. fireman comes around to
Continued a »cvouil yi»c«>.
Molher of the President of France, tcho died
FIRE CHIEF MAY DIE,
JI'.IGOX BVX DOWN BY CAB
He Is Hurled Through Glass of
Door — Arteries Severed.
Acting Battalion Chief Thomas F. Naughton,
in charge of the Third BattaJion. with headquar
ters In the bouse of Truck No. 9, in Elizabeth-st,
between Spring and Prince sts., was perhaps
fatally injured yesterday at the Bowery and
Bleecker-st., when his carriage was smashed by
a Fourth-aye. car.
At 3:07 p. m. an aJarm of fire was sounded
from the box at Fifth-st. and Avenue D. Chief
Naughton, with his driver, Thomas Murphy, re
sponded, taking a course up Ellxabeth-st. to
Bleeckf r-si., and thence east In Bleecker-st. to
When s few feet from the Bowery, and while
the chitfs runabout was still in Bleecker-st.,
Murphy heard a car approaching. Murphy was
ringing the gong h!1 the time. When the chief,
who was driving, turned into th© Bowery, the
car was seen going down the Bowery at high
speed. The chief believed the motorman would
strip the i ' ?ir and he drove on.
At a point midway between Bleecker and First
sts. the car crashed into the chief's wagon. Mur
phy said the motorman appeared to be stopping
his car just a few seconds before the collision.
Chief XauKhtou . was hu-;;M .fE«u 4 . hi *-.>.» t<j.t.
across the dashboards of tiu* carriage' and the
car nnd through the glass door at the front of
the latter. The car was crowded, containing
many women, and a number of passengers were
standing. The passengers became ipanicstricken
and some women fainted.
Following the collision, the motorman had ap
plied his brakes and stopped the car. The chief
was unconscious. The main artery on the right
side of the face had been severed by jagged
pieces of glass, and on the right side of the
face, between the pye and the ear. the two.
branches of the main artery were likewise sev
Patrolman Sh^ehan, of th*> Mulherry-st sta
tion, sent a hurry call to Bellovue Hospital for
an ambulance. Dr. IMUher responded In record
time, and hastened to take t ■ chief to the
hospital. In the mean time word was telephoned
to Bellevue to have a room In the surgical ward
ready for an immediate operation.
All was in readiness when the hospital was
reached, and several surgeons at once began
to operate on the chief, who had lost two quarts
of blood. It was necessary' to use thirty-two
surgical '•clamps" on the severed blood vessel
before the flow of blood was stopped.
When the chief recovered consciousness he
said "to the surgeons:
•That was a plain case of careless driving
on the part of that motorman. It was gross
Patrolman Sheehan arrested the motorman,
John O'Toole, of No. 1,723 First-aye., on a
charge of reckless driving.
Murphy was thrown nut of the runabout. He
fell to the .pavement and narrowly escaped roll
ing under the car wheels. Both his hands were
cut. He refused to go to the hospital, Insist
ing that his chief be cared for first.
Chief Naughton has for several years been
the tctlng battalion chief of the Third Battalion
District "on and off." He is fifty years old,
married, and lives at Xo. 77 Grove-st.
BIG WAVE HITS STEAMER.
Breaks Rail and Main} Saloon Dome
Furious storms were met by the American line
steamship New-York, which arrived yesterday
from Southampton, with her forward rail
smashed and the heavy dome superstructure over
the main saloon broken. It was reported that two
or three seamen had been hurt. The officers said
only one man had been hurt. He slipped on the
ice while crossing the deck and suffered a scalp
The New York brought (54 first cabin, 61 sec
ond and 720 steerage passengers. She left South
ampton on January 7. Bad weather was experi
enced almost from the start of the voyage, but
it was on Thursday that the storm attained Its
greatest fury. On that day the seas arose to
great height and boarded the liner again and
In the afternoon a giant wave climbed over
the bow, breaking and twisting the rail forward
and descending with such force on the iron
dome over the saloon that it was broken. Water
entervd the saloon, but did no great damage.
The New York has just received a two weeks'
overhauling in drydock at Southampton. The
passengers were allowed on decks only for a
small part of the trip.
Approaching the Banks the weather became
very cold and the New York became covered
with ice from stem to stern. Warmer weather
followed, and the ice had melted to a great ex
tent by the time she reached here.
Among her s»bin passengers were M. dv Mar
theray. Swiss *Itnister to the Inited States;
Baron Boulay de la Meurthe and Dr. Ramon
Alvarez de Toledo.
SUMPTUOUS SOUTHERNS PALM LIMITED.
Leave New-York U:fe p. m . dally except Sunday,
for St Augustine. Alken and Augusta, via P. R. R.
and Southern Ry. Train surrounded by every com
fort nnd convenience. Two other fast trains daily.
Eleeplnff »uid dinlnc car nervlc«. N. T. offices, zn.
and 1.165 Broadway.—
M. COMBES TO RESIGN.
CABINET GOBS WITH HIM.
He Will Aid in Nmmimg Successor —
Little Change in Ministr//'* Policy.
Paris, Jan. 15.— The Ministry of M. Combes,
after emerging successfully from Its bitter mii
nlght struggl? in the Chamber of Deputies, has
decided to abandon the field while some portion
of Its prestige still remains, and has signified its
Intention of resigning. Official announcement of
the resignations ha-t not yet been mad*, hut M.
Combes has definitely stated th--> intention of
himself and his colleagues, and the termination
of the Ministry, after a tempestuous career of
three years, only awaits the forTrai submission
of the letters of retirement.
Friends of the Ministry maintain that its re
tirement is voluntary, as M. Combes has suc
ceeded In resisting the effort to compel his fall.
The Opposition, however, hails ih< % rtfflshMi as a
victory, declaring trfat the srrnll majority lot
the Ministry last night left M. Combes without
effective strength to carry out his policies.
M. Combes called at the Elys'V Psjaee to-ilsy
to confer with President Loubet. but th" latter
was overwhelmed by the critica.l illness of hi.*
mother, who died at ."? o'clock this afternoon.
Owing to th^ death of Mine. I.ouU-t the pres
entation of the resignations of tho Ministers
has been deferred until Wednesday morning:
President Loubet will K-gin on
afternoon consultations for the format i . of I
M. Rouvier appears to be practically •'
on as the future chfpf of the Ministry, and it is
understood that he ha? asked M. Dales.— j unl
M. Berteaux to retain th*» Foreign and War
portfolios, respectively. Until the decision of the
Cabinet to resign is officially rorr.munlca ted to
President Loubet. who bl->:i»- is e:'!pn\vered to
receive It, there will be no interruption of par
It is conceded that M. CatnbeaTs voluntary
I withdrawal will permit him to exercise a, pow
erful and probably a decisive influence in th*'
choice of his successor, similar to that which M.
"Waideck- Rousseau exercised when voluntarily
relinquishing power. The logir: of the sttaatioa
points to M. Rouvier. He is acceptable ! oth to
M. Combes and those who are rebelling against
However, if M. Combes exercises the authority
to name his own oucccssor he may designate M.
Brisson, who, as president of the Chamber of
Deputies, assisted In the execution of the Combes
programme. The names of MM. Millerand, Poin
care, Doumer and Clemen' av als«» are men
The effect of the change upon the govern
ment's policies is not considered to he great.
The new Ministry will have the same majority
as that supporting M. Combes, and so there
cannot be much radical change. This majority
has repeatedly upheld M. Combes's project tend
ing toward separation of church and state. It
is therefore expected that the programme re
lating to separation will be carried out. although
M. Combes's retirement probably will exercise
a moderating tendency.
The issue which proved most decisive toward
hastening the resignations of the Ministers was
the popular outcry against secret reports on the
Jlv^a of army offl.-^rß The change ■^•il! un
doubtedly Insure the 'abandonment of the last
vestige of this system. The enactment of an
income tax and other Important measures will
not be materially affected.
Premier r\-imbes was waited on thl* evening:
by a number of members of the <"hamher of
Deputies, who urged that he reconsider hia
decision to resign, hut he positively r^fusrd to
Premier Combe? received the various Min
isters to-day. He looked careworn after ten
hours In parliamentary battle, in which he
occupied the floor for three hours and was
the centre of a continuous attack in the re
maining hours. He spoke freely of the in
tention of his Cabinet to retire as a whole, an.l
outlined the details of its .-losing work. He
regards the retirement as wholly voluntary, as
the votes last night, although showing small
majorities, gave enough margin to permit of
carrying on the ministerial programme. How
ever, he considers that his departure will fa
cilitate the realization of the programme in
stead of interrupting it, since his successor will
be able to unite the discordant elements which
have become personally hostile to him.
LOUBET'S MOTHER DEAD.
Her Simple Peasant Life Aided the
French President's Prestige.
Paris. Jan. 15.— Mme. Loubet, mother of the
President, died at Marsanne at 3 o'clock this
afternoon, from congestion of the lungs, aged
ninety-two years. The Presidents son Paul
and other members of the family were at hef
bedside when she expired. PiMldsnl Loabet
had expected to leave this evening for Marsam.e,
but the announcement of the death of his
mother came before he was able to depart.
Mme. Loubet contributed much to the Presi
dent's prestige, as she was of the simple coun
Th" funeral will take place on Tuesday, and
President Loubet will leave Paris to-morrow in
order to attend.
Man* officials and members of the diplomatic
coVps have called at the Elysee Pala ,-e to ev
pr^ss sympathy with the President
VATICAN EXPECTS COMBES'S FALL.
Precarious Situation of French Cabinet Re
garded with Satisfaction in Rome.
Rome Jan. 15.-The French Cabinet situation i*
regarded at the Vatican with satisfaction, and th.
early resignation of the Minist-y ■ considered to be
inevitable. It is hoped by the Clerleali here that tf
thA next French Cabinet :?» composed of Radicals
It will be mo™ like the Waldeck-Kousseau Ministry
than that of Premiet Combes.
TAKES A SWIM IN ICY SOUND.
Winter Baths, Says New-Rcchelle Man.
Saved Him from Consumption.
With the mercury at a low point. Michael Larkin.
of Lowell. Mass., broke the Ice on Echo Bay. New-
Rochelle. and went bathing there yesterday after
noon. "He wore a woollen bathine suit. He 3wara
about twenty yards into the icy Sound, while a
score of persons who had gathered at the beach
to watch th« exhibition took piitiuts of him. Afte
staylnsr in the water five minutes. Larkin went
ashore to a bathing haaSS Then he was rubbed
down with alcohol. He return*! home none the
worse for his experience.
Larkin began his winter baths about fl\'' years
nif... At that time, he saya he was suffering from
consumption in its last stages. The baths, he be
lieves. saved his life. He afterward took to sleep*
ing In the woods and llvlnn on vegetables exclusive
ly. NuW, he declares, his health i» almost re
QUICKEST LINE TO CLEVELAND.
Leave New York 5:23 p. m.. arrlvw Cleveland 7.13
next morning. Cincinnati 1:30 p. m.. Indianapolis 3:ot
p. m.. Bt. Louis 9:15 p. m.. by New York Central.
Fla« tanlii No exceu fart.— Advt. .
tICE THREE CENTS.
DYNAMITER CON FES!
TO HE BROUGHT HERE.
Admits Umbria and Statue Charges
— Infcrnd Machine Crank.
Confronted with persons who hal known him
In this city and Washington. Gessler Hosseau.
who was arrested in Philadelphia on Thursday
with an infernal machine, confessed yesterday
to the police that he was the man who sent an
infernal machine to the Cunard Line pier hers
last May and tried to" blow up the statue cf
Frederick the Great In Washington i.i.»t Tues
day. He dtxlaretl that he was preparing for
another attempt to destroy the statue, but
would give no reason, save that "thera was
no room for such sentur.ent in this country."
He Is an American. The police believe that
he is deranged on international topics and trie*
to bring them to his idea oi right with the gen
tle roasfon of dyr.arr.ite.
liorseau will probably be brought here in a
few Uay3 for trial on ilie Umbria c.ise. In
spector McClusky this mornlr.s will hpar n. re
port fro:n Detective Sersesnt Arthur Cary, -who
went to Philadelphia and obtained Ilosseau'a
confession. This report the inspector will lay
before District Attorney Jerome, and r»n indict
ment will probably be fount! asainst the dyna
miter, who win then be extradited to thin city.
The police of Washington and Philadelphia feel
Inclined to y!e!J j|irri to th-> Jufisdictlo.n of the
ofßcia la here, be^au::'-* he rc,ulti bf punished in
Phil.ideH.hia only Car tie .utempt to extort
money In connection with the Owen Ke!ly case.
wMoh. brought h::i> into the hands of the poli<-?.
The Washington offence would be punfahabla
only by some six mo.uiis" imprisonment, white)
here th* affair is a felony. The «-hars<? against
him would be under section 645 of the Criminal
Code, whiih makes it a felony for any person
to leave explosives in or near any public build
ing or pl;u c where livea would be ':?<ve<i
by their explosion.
. The police of the threo cities were represented
yesterday when Rosseau made his confession.
a confession only in that it was an acknowl
edgment of the truth of deduction* of the po
lice. He answered no question willingly, save
those about hta infernal machines. Of them he
was willing to talk— so willing that the polka
think he is slightly "daft" as to explosives. Ho
would tell nothing of his motive In sending tfcs
dyeamitc box to the UmbrtCa pier, and about
as little of the statue episode. It ia the police
theory that he has been attending anarchist
meef.rgs and taking commissions to destroy
anything, from a ship or a statue ta a king,
but through ■qneamialkness o r lack of ability
■has never done the destroying.
Detective Sergeant Cary left this city for
Philadelphia yesterday, taking i,h him Mrs.
Mary Currie. the woman wiih whom Rosseau
boarded, at No. T.f.r. West Thirty-fim-st.. when
the Irabrla affair happened. Captain Robert
Boardman. of th< Washington Detective BUrenu.
and Captan Donaghy. of th« Philadelphia bu
reau, met Sergeant C^iry. With him. Captain
Boardman had Alfred Carter, a negro, and
George E. Haze?, cabmen, who saw the man wk«
tried to blow up the statue of Frederick th»
Great. Rosseau was taken into Captain Dcn
agby>i ofllce. Immediately he bowed lotr to
il rs. Currie.
"You seem to know Mrs. Carrie." remarke-1
Sergeant Cary. to which Roseau ropli^d:
"Oh, yes; I liver! at her house."
"I puess you know me, too," said Hazel.
"How <!o you do." said Ros«?eau.
"Then we be?ran to examine him." saM Ser
geant Cary last night after his return. "He was
wary all right; he would hardly reply to a
direct question, but we got him to talking about
his infernal machines, and he would branch out
on other subjects before he thought. In that
way I got him to admit that h-- had sent th»
letter of warning to Commissioner Greene aft?r
he had reftu at first to talk about it.
"He saM that he had attempted. to h?o<- m§
the statue of Frederick the Great. He maiia
the machine himself, with a candle, a fu?e and.
the dynamite. He had twenty-six pounds of
dynamite in it. he said, but we couldn't get him
to tell where he made the machine. He in
tended to blow up the statue at night at first,
hut ht couldn't get anybody to row him across
the river to the arsenr.l because of the ice in
the river, so he changed to the cab plan. Ho
didn't know just why he hadu't succeeded with
the statue, but thought the tallow from the
candle mi^ht have interfered with the fase. He
intended to try again, he said, with the infernal
machine he had when he was captured. That —
I examined It— was very much like the one h»
sent to the Umbria. It had the clockwork
and the dry battery just the same, but there
was no cigar lighter for setting off the fuse.
"He said he'd got the dynamite here on the
name of an Italian contractor, just as we
learneJ that the man who sent the bomb tO
the mbria's pier had done. He told about
getting the oxpnspnip.n Dillon to tike his trunk
to Mrs. Curries and hiring Bathe, Rooney's
river, to take the dynamite box to the Um
bria's pier. li- made part of the machine in
Chieag he said, and when I asked him why
he didh't put it in the trunk he bough; there,
when he had the boards all cut out for it, he
said the trunk wasn't strong enough.
"I asked him about the letter to Commissioner
Greene. I felt sure he'd sent it ail right, for wo
found a pad of paper just like the paper that
was written on in his room. At first he saM
he'd better not talk about that at -all, but after
I got him talki. . about dynamite I asked hir.i
what time he mailed the letter to the Commis
'• "The postmark'll show, won't it?' says he.
" "Yes, I supreme it would,' I said, *but there
was a special delivery stamp on the letter*
•' >h. yes,* says he. "I did put a special de
livery stamp on it.'
"Roe wouldn't tell much about himself.
He said he was an American, and his speech
and actions look like it. He was a farmer, he
said, but he wouldn't tell where he kept his
farm. He'd lived all over the country. Gessier
Rosseau was not his name; he took that name
from Alhrecht Gcssler, the Swiss dictator, and
Jean Jacques Rousseau, two o? n:3 favorite hi3
"Th- Philadelphia police don't believe he knew
anythti . about the Owen Kelly i-ase. and v\e
can't tiiJ'l out that he crrer had anythir.gr, to do
with any Fenian society. I don't think he hat!
anythii - to do v.ith the N ironic f-.ilr. H<»
seezr.s to me like a n>an with a bug for ex
plosives and machinery. Over th»re they think
he's been making bis living by taking com.'nis
siori!* from the anarchists to do jobs, in which
he would do all but the most important part."
"He said that all we'd found nut about th<»
Umbria affair was right. H<> wouldn't t*>!l
where he went after he left this city, though.
He acknowledged that he'd lived in Chicago.
Portland. Ore.; Butte. Mont., and other place?.
He said he'd bought a camera in Butte (just
a<» 1 traced the camera case to that city) ant!
acknowledged buyir.s « trunk ?n Chicaso."
For the present Rcss?:vi will he he'd !n
Philadelphia until District Attorney Bell, of
thr.t <;«mnty. can mtike arra'isreirtenti' an f>
wht-ro h a sh:«l! be tried. It •<« thOßSht thr-t
without doubt the dynamiter will be brought
here. His pictures have been sent U> Scotland
Yard cm! r.ust <>f the iit!«>« ir» this country, anil
the police believe th»" wiir l^rn much mora
about his career In a few days.
ROSSIAU KNOWN IN CHICAGrO.
Dynamiter Purchased Material fron Me»
chatlc3 for Alisg.'d Gambling Dsvices.
ipt" TELBGBArii TO TDK TttlßrXE.l
Chicngo. Jan. 1.-.-Cosirrr Korean, the dynamiter
arrested 1" Philadelphia, vraa known to the Chi
cago police os Tar back as ISSS. althou all tr«r«
o£ him «v lost for sjisil years »r«vlwua I* tfi*