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London Ileelf Xn, Bndlir Martla'a
Mall Han Prominence Even la too Loo.
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feellve Kemedlea far the Ilabonle Plaicao
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fixclal Cablt Dtivatctt to Tin Set.
faMtPON. Feb. 13. Nothing aloes taa Jack the
Hipper murders hM to aroused London and all
Knglatid as the tragedy In a suburban train on
the Southwestern Hallway on Thursday evening.
The train from Uounslow reached the London
terminus at 0:30 o'clock. After the passengers
left, a car cleaner. Impeding tho carriages,
found the mutilated body of ajoungwoman
partially concealed beneath a aoat In a sscond-
elass couipartmsnt. The body, which waa stilt
Tiarm. was dragged out with difficulty, for the
upper part of tho body had been forced under
the seat with great violence. It waa found that
tbe skull bad been crushed In by a couple of
heavy blows. There was evidence of a severe
struggle before the victim succumbed. There
was no trace whatever of the murderer.
The most astonishing feature of the crime
was the fact that the train's longest run be
tween stations was only Ave minutes, and no
body had seen or heard anything to excite sus
picion. The young woman waa Immediately
Identified by her fiance, who waa waiting at the
station to meet her, Bbe waa Mtsa Elisabeth
Kemp, who was manager of a small hotel at
Walworth. She had been spending the after
noon with relatives In the Hounslow suburban
district, six or seven miles from the centre of
the cltr. The fact which chiefly arouses public
Interest la that such a crlmeconld be committed
in a railway compartment within London Itself
and the perpetrator escape without exciting
England still clings to the compartment sys
tem of railway travel for the very reason which
cost this young woman her life. It Is the object
of every Englishman and woman to secure an
unoccupied compartment, if possible, for a rail
way Journey, long or short. The danger from
thieves, ruffians, and maniacs la supposed to
exist ouly on long runs. It Is Impassible thus
far to assign even a motive for this tragedy.
Nothing has been found connected with the
murderer except his weapon, which was a
chemist's heavy pestle. This was discovered
yesterday near the line at Putney, about th,ree
miles out. It was covered with blood and one
or two hairs from the girl's head. The victim's
clothing waabadly torn and smeared with blood,
but It Is hardly possible that the murderer at
tempted an outrage, for, with the time at his
disposal. It must have been necessary actually
to kill the woman on leaving one station In
order to crowd the body under the seat in time
to leave the train at the next. It Is not consid
ered possible that the murderer remained In the
car while the train stopped at any way station,
for passengers were likely to eutsr at any mo
ment. It is not known positively whether rob
bery was committed, for, although the woman's
purse was empty near the body, and no valua
bles were found In bar pocket, her diamond
brooch remained fastened at her throat. It is
ipppoted she had quit a sum, of money, but
this Is only conjecture. The police thus far are
anils nonplussed, although thoy are actively
following a variety of clues connecting passen
gers who left the train at way stations with the
crime. One theory Is that an escaped female
lunatic from Putney killed the glrL
Mrs. Bradley Martin's fancy dress ball baa
vied with the Cretan crisis for prominence In
the columns of the London newspapers this
week. Toe fact that the London Timet printed
a long special despatch about a purely social
event In New York upon Its solemnest page of
"Latest Intelligence" Is an Innovation which
Americans may not appreciate, but which, to
Englishmen, means a whole cataclysm of prog
rets or the reverie. London comments, most of
them, are either supercilious or condescending.
Tie Oircmfdr, which still desires to be known as
a nswtpaper with strong Amsrlcan sympathies,
tie of tho ball that " It has cut out Belsbaz
lar's ftast and Wardour street and Madame
Tutssud's and the Bank of England."
Mr. Bayard received a most cordial welcome
from the Harrow schoolboys yesterday. Scarce
ly a dsy now passes that the London newspa
pers do not print words of sweetness and Inter
national amity spoken by the United States
Ambassador to some English audience. He
told the Harrow boys that be first enjoyed a
view of Harrow on the Hill from the suburban
rstrsat where he waa obliged to retire because
cf the Improvidence of his Government In not
Providing him a residence in England.
The Lord Mayor's banquet to Mr. Bayard on
March 2 will be a distinguished gathering.
Among the 300 guests who have accepted are
Lord Salisbury, the Duke of Devonshire, the
Duke of Fife, the Marquis of Lome, the Lord
Cnancellor. l.ord Hersohell, Lord Cross, Lord
Lansdowne, Lord George Hamilton. Lord Kim
wrier. Lord Spencer, Sir Campbell Rannerman,
Lord Lister, nearly all the Judges, many of the
corps diplomatique, Lord Roberta, the Dnke of
Marlborough, and Lord William Beresford.
Prof. John Milne desorlbed to the Royal In
stitution yesterday the latest discoveries re
fsrdlnr earthquakes. He said seismology Is
sow so far developed that seismologists are able
not only to study earthquakes which no one
'wit. but have begun to Investigate their rela
tions, of which there are many, with most
Promlilng results as far as geology is concerned.
There are thousands of earthquakes or earth
tremors every year, and half of thera come
from deep water. Tho ocean Is really the home
of earthquakes. Twenty years ago their study
ss commenced In Japan with the result that
the i seismology of that country has revolution
"i the seismology of the whole world. An a
consequence the methods of building In Japan
have heon entirely altered, so that houses
rected on new principles stand while their
neighbors are shattered.
The lecturer threw on the screen photograph,
of the damage done In the Hevern Valley by the
"cent shock. Chimneys of ordinary construe
Jlon were the first things to go. If any one had
en on an elevation and could have looked down
owm the city of Hereford he would havo seen
chimneys S0K through kuteldoscoplo move
nts. a wild dance. In fact, before they came
down or becamo twisted. If they put a chlm
j"T up by Itself It would staiid. but If they put
In contact with something which did notvl
orate In the same degree. It "as bound to go.
Two medical discoveries are announced this
x which may prove Important. Ono Is from
"J oiii. head of the Pasteur Institute, Paris,
wo wives me encouraging news that the bacll
'u of the Bombay plague has little power of
"stance, and that all antiseptics kill It. It
urn1 ." u'mt"",l"ro of 140', hut It retains
'"amy In the soil, which Is an explanation of
n fart that It Is never eradicated from East-
j ern countries.
I I,."1!' KSh unnounc 'rom South Africa that
U li " Ulul "" """oteorprophvlactlo for
"n'"fU cattle. It consists of the Injection
wi.t J t0 "'" "'"" nMnU " Immunity
"'""" fortnight. This, If confirmed, will
Li. ?"e of Ulc greatest boons which could be
llv-n to Afrlcu.
I res IT n" "?' 0ClM "eIlt ' """I. cor
al Varnn i'T, "' ,n,P"ce lth the Bradley
V d.n v?n "J" l00lt p",ce "eek "" lnl
M all. J, 1,ch,0"""l there Is now tb. talk of
H Count n Vn,U"r- U u ltlU "Porfdt Th.'
.B .Sniwrln!1i,.ht,I0, King Humbert, wa.
HyfaMaiB bis annual fifteen day tv. bl.b-
sence from the army In Rome. One evening,
Countess Mler. n rich Polo, who spends the
winter In the Eternal Cltr, where besides her
personal qualifications she Is celebrated for ber
diamonds, received In her splendid pnlaco all
Rome. The highest personages of the Vatican
mlnuled with the most exclushe aristocracy of
the qulrlnal. The Count of Turin danced every
dance, was seen here, there, and everywhere,
and oftener with th pretty glrle than with the
The belle of the assembly was Prlnclpesstna
Maria lluapoll, a blonde of the purest type,
daughter of Prince Francesco Ruspoll, master
of the Holy Hospice of the Apostollo Palace, a
dignity that Is hereditary In his family. The
Count of Turin, forgetting perhaps In the ex
citement of the dance that women are women,
even Princesses, approached the Princess with
out an Introduction and bowing profoundly
asked the honor of a dance.
In tho large hall there was for a moment an
expectant hush, when, without a word, the
proud beauty drew baok and the discomfited
Prince, notwithstanding his rauk, passed on.
The Incldout was over, but not so the costln
which has raged ever since.
The mystery surrounding the subject of the
Czar'a health has been solved by Vice-President
Martin of the English Anti-Tobacco and
Antl-N'nrcotlo League. All the trouble, he has
discovered, Is due to pernicious olgarette (smok
ing, which has shattered his Majesty's nerves
and left him a physical wreck. The same shock
ing habit, It appears, is steadily sapping the
vitality and masculine vigor of this once proud
eountryand converting Sunday sohool children
Into prematurely depraved sinner. All this and
more waa sorrowfully told at the annual meet
ing of the league last night.
The league baa existed twenty.slx years, and
during that period has circulated 333.84 books
and pamphlete and a million leallets, all setting
forth, in more or less lurid fashion, tho awful
dangers connected with tobacco: and yet. as
Vice-President Crumblehulme admitted last
night, the practice of smoking Is still on the In
cresse, and the League has virtually arrived at
the saddening conclusion that It la Impossible to
cure an adult smoker. Hut while all Is gloom over
here, there Is, it seems, an encouraging efful
gence observable on the American horlton. A
quarter of a million of good boys In the United
States have taken the anti-tobacco pledge, and
the English league has resolved to folliw the
American plan of delivering lectures In the ele
mentary schools. British boys have been
known to tave the pledgo and yet smoke fur
tively, to their mental and physical damnation :
but It Is assumed that such backsliding Is un
known on the other side of the Atlantic.
The people of the Riviera have been revelling
this week in sunsblneof such generous measure
and quality that everybody has been compelled
to don the lightest summer clothing, while the
rest of Europe Is gloomily existing In the midst
of continuous rain, aa in this country of frost
and snow. Fashionable people and others are
flocking into the favored country, and all the
tonus and villages are filling rapidly. The
season rarely commences In the Riviera with
out tho prophecy that It will make the best
record for numbers and brilliancy, and this
year Is no oxceptlon. The respected prophets
have some Justification at tbls time, at any rate.
Already the Empress of Austria has arrived,
and the Emperor will Join her at the end of next
week. Empress and Queen Vlntorla will soon
be there, and the King and Quetm of Saxony
and the Prince of Wales. A fine collection of
Imperial highnesses from Austria and Ruasla
and royal princes and prlncsssss galore have
either arrived or are on the way.
Even the cosinooolllan thieves teem more
numerous and daring than before, and oertaln
ly they have set to work much earlier than
usual. A couple of them walked Into a Jewel
ler's shop on the Avenue De La Gare the other
day when all honest people were enoylng their
afternoon lunch siesta, and retired with 815.000
worth of diamonds. The despoiled Jeweller
alone finds no cause for rejoicing in the earlt
noss and glorious promise of the Riviera season
Hardware manufacturers In Walsall ara In a
state of much virtuous Indignation over the al
leged discovery that American makers of locks
have been Importing Staffordshire locks, mark
ing them as American, and reshlpplngthem to
the West Indies, West Africa. Ao. This Is held
tobe extremely wicked conduct, of which British
manufacturers are constitutionally and ration
ally Incapable. Tho Walsall men also are say
ing. In effect, that the good Lord made the
West Indies and West Africa to be a close mar
ket for British manufactures forever, and ll Is
Impious for Americans to Intrude therein.
Mil. JIIIODKM ANI TUK IIA.II.
A. Htarv Thai Ha list a Letter Easirsr
Lomdox, Feb. 13. Mr. Rhodes Is credited
with bavins: a trump card to play before the
select committee on the Transvaal raid. He Is
said to be In possession of letters that passed,
long before the Jameson expedition, between
President KrQgar and Emperor William and
between Dr. Leyds and the Oerman Foreign
Minister. These documents were stolen from
Dr. Leyds while at Pretoria, before his
visit to Borlln, and were got hold of by Mr.
Rhodes, and are to be produoed oa Justification
of the raid, which was meant to counteract the
Mr. Chamberlain Is understood to be abso
lutelj opposed to Emperor William's name be
ing Drought up as associate with Boer Intrigues.
Mr. Rhodes desires that his examination shall
be concluded as speedily as possible, as he
thinks bis early return to South Africa la ne
cessitated by tbe position of affairs there. The
Boer faction, led by Dr. Leyds, Is becoming
strong enough to menace the more moderate
KrOger party. If Dr. Leyds gets the upper hand
the abrogation of the London convention and
the entire Independence of the republlo would
be declared at once. Tbe Anglophnblst Boers
would warmly welcome a war with England.
Reliable advices from Delagoa Bay say that a
German compan,whlch tome time ago obtained
aland concession from Portugal, la building
piers and docks on tho side of the bay opposite
Lorenzo Mnrques, and that every steamer from
Europe brings crowds of Germans, arms, and
ammunition for the Trnnsvnnl, Twenty thou
sand tons of merchandise Is forwnrded par
month to the Transvaal over the Dclagnn Bay
Railroad, and Pretoria Is full of young Ger
mans eagerly waiting for the railing of the
war curtain, which cannot long bo delayed.
Lord Itosmend, late Sir Hercules Robinson,
of Cape Colony, and Sir Graham Boner, Impe
rial Secretary nt the Cape will arrive In Lon
don toward tbe end of April, to give evldenoe
lieforo the mid oommlttee. Lord Rosmrad
will not return to tho Cape, his resignation,
which ban been In the hands of Mr. Chamber
lain for three months, hnvlnir been accepted,
his successor will not be appointed till after bis
Ilrlllnh Uold for Hi. I.onln.
BT. Louis. Feb. 13. The Business Men's
League of this city has received a letter from a
legal firm In Boston saylnc It has a communica
tion from ii British Hvndlcatenlilrh Is willing to
Invest SlO.ouo.ooo in St. I.nuls. Inquiry is inadu
us to certain brewery Investments,
Hton.Over 1'rlvlleae at Washington.
A ten Uy stop-over at Wsthlnrton, D, C It now
grantwl on all tlirouch tickets between, the Esst and
vVett. via llaltlmnre and Ohio llallroad, Htop-over
will alto be granttd on tho return Journey made on
round trip tickets, within the flnat limit of such
tickets, but not aiceedlug ten days. I'aiirngers will
deposit their tickets with the ticket agent at 11. and u.
Hallroad station In Washington, wlio will retain thsm
until the Journey Is to ba rstumed. when they will be
made good forcontlnuouspaisage to destination byex
l"slon or exebsnge. This arrangement wilt doubtless
tagraatly apprecUted by the travelling public, bs
oauH It will psrrnlt tbe holders of through tteksu to
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GREECE IN FIGHTING MOOD
avx an a is xot i.ikki.yto comb to
jiLurra with xviikey tbt.
ITar Will Not JEnane Vatcaa at I net Oat
nftbnCraat Powera In Wllllne-Naaa of
Them Wlahea to Introduce Tata IVeea)
C'oeaplleatloa The Wily tfaltan, or
C'onrae, la racer to Hd Ilia Mentora br
the Kara These Troobten Prove Anew
That m Kadleal Holntloa of Ska Tarklah
Problesa In Necessary All JCtUMiae Ad.
mlrse th UaDnnt Attltada er Oreeee.
fiptHal Call Vspalca to Tni Sex.
Londox, Feb. 13. It would be easy to present
an array of authentic Information from Athens,
Crete and Constantinople In such a way as to
Indlcato that war Is Inevitable and close at band,
Thero are some observers In all the European
capitals, especially In Berlin, who take that
view of the situation and are alarmed accord
ingly. Even the stock markets, which are,
after all, the best political barometers in Eurnoe,
Indicated for a day or two that a storm might
be Impending. There Is no doubt that If f uturo
developments depend solely upon those iltreotty
concerned, namely, the Turks. Greeks and
Cretans, there woutd be fighting within a week
on both sea and land. Everybody knows, bow.
ever, that the progress of tbe quarrel Is not
within the control of those actually Involved,
and that there will be no blowa exchanged
unless at least one of the great powers Is willing
that war should oome.
The solution of the problem really lies In the
answer to the question, nas a representative of
one of the six powera whispered In the ear of
the King of Greece: "N'ow Is your opportunity;
go ahead, take Crete, (and we will keen hands
Some lond voices in Franca and many more in
Germany are accusing England of having done
Just that thing. Not ono of them, however, has
suggested even a plauslhlu motive which would
lead England to adopt such a course. On the
other band, there are overwhelming reasons
why Great Britain should be most strenuous of
all In suppressing a disturbance until the pow
ers had au opportunity nt enforcing on tbe Sul
tan the aoheme of reforms wblch has Just
been formulated. One would more naturally
suspect Germany herself or France of Inciting
mlsohlet for tbe purpose of discomfiting Lord
Salisbury, who from the first has been a leader
In urging harmonious action In dealing with
tbe Sultan, There la, as a matter of fact, no
adequate motive visible which would lead any
great power to create this fresh and dangerous
complication at a moment when a virtual set
tlement of the Turkish question seems within
reaoh, There do exist, however, ample and ob
vious Incentives to Induce the crafty aud still
potent Sultan to seek once more to set his
mentors by the ears by means of a fresh crisis
In Crete. It seemed, a week ago, that he waa
not directly responsible for the recurrence of
troubles there, but there have been many indi
cations since that his subtle cunning Instigated
tbe whole affair.
The one luminous and hopeful feature of the
situation Is the fact that thus far the powera
bare maintained their unity of attitude. The
pugnacious Greeks sent off their fleet with in
structions to prevent by force any fresh Turk
ish troops from landing In Crete. The powers
had un opportunity to prevent this step, but
they promptly aud unitedly notified Greece
that she would not be permitted to Interfere on
' tte Island Itself and at the same time offset the
chance of colllslou by preventing tbe Porte
from sending any more troops. The Sultan's
scheme, therefore, has been a failure up to date,
and It remains to be seen what his next move
Tbe situation, on tho whole, has not reached
an ominous or threatening stage In tbe view of
those persons In whose Judgment I have tbe
greatest confidence, and although It contains
elements of serious danger, as It has for mora
than eighteen months. It does not Justify any
grave forebodings with regard to the peaco of
There Is another view of the crisis In Crete,
Greece, and Turkey which should not be lost
sight of, Tnete fresh troubles prove anew that
a radical solution of the Turkish problem Is ab
solutely Imperative, and that all hope of allow
ing the Ottoman empire to exist In peace nnder
the full sovereignty of tbe present Uultan Is
vain. The .Spectator to-day. In a gloomy article
on the situation, emphasises the necessity of
drastic measures, and says:
" Europe will not permit the Sultan and his
Aslatlo hordes to threaten Its peaco every min
ute, and as Crete cannot be left to Itself It must
be handed over to Greece ad inteiiin, an arrange
ment to be afterward ratified by a European
oonference that will pacify the Island, as the
Mussulmans will either submit or fly to Asia
Minor. But then tbe gravest of all dangero
will arise. Tbe Mussulman mob of Constanti
nople may endeavor to take vengeance upon the
Greeks of the capital, and It Is doubtful whether
Abdul Hamld has either the power or the wish to
restrain their ferocity. The Greeks of Constan
tlnople, however, exceed 200,000. They have
been arming for months, and It la exceedingly
doubtful If they can be summarll) suppressed.
They are not like Armenians In temper, aud If
driven to desperation they would raise a formid
able civil war which would In a fowdays com.
pet the powers to occupy Constantinople, tho
precise danger which they have beon dreading,
"Matters may go differently because the
Sultan and a few of bis advisers must be aware
that the massacre of the Greeks would he the
beginning of the end for Ottoman rule, but the
danger Is undoubtedly great and Imminent. It
Is not made less so by the fact that the Mace
donians, who are only watting an opportunity,
will probably seize this one, and by a simul
taneous rising will compel the States of eastern
Europe to show their hands and deolde whether
they are for or against Aslatlo rule In Europe.
These statements may be considered sensa
tional, but we take It to be oertaln that the
horror of Abdul Hamld has entered too deeply
Into the souls of the Christian population of
European Turkey to allow any palliative to be
effectual, and that If be continues to reign, no
lull of a week or a month can In any degree
remove thedanger of an explosion,"
There Is no doubt tnat there is some basis for
tbts dark foreoast, but It has to do with the
larger question whether the Sultan will, In the
end, submit to the demands of the powers which
will soon bo placed before him. That Is the
crucial point of the situation, and nobody ex
cept Abdul Hamld himself can decide It. The
prvsent troubles In Crete and the activity of
Greece ore of small consequenco compared
One feature of the week's events has appealed
strongly to allderout minded Englishmen who
care littlo about tbe Intricacies of Inturuatlonal
politics. It is the spectacle of little Greece
standing up In bold defiance of the bloodthirsty
tyrant In Constantinople against whom no
greater owrr has thus far dared to raise n
hand. There Is an undoubted feeling of popular
sympathy and admiration throughout Europe
whloh Is so strong that the cullnus diplomatists
who consider It their duty to Interfere will
And it necessary to bo very careful
and considerate In their admonitions to
the Greek King or their own constituents will
resent their action as much as the Greoks them
selves. Lord Salisbury, for Instance, would
find a furious storm raging almut bis ears If he
should put himself In the humiliating attitude
of being a defender of the Sultan against right
eous Greek wrath, Publlo opinion la already
telling him, In double-leaded lunguuge, that
such action "woutd cover with ihame the name
anl flag of England." ,
There Is, lu fapt,a tendency townalu-'Prlnce
George a popular hsro In England, and his de
Uartura on the Creek fitct to keep tbe Turks
, .. ,
out of Crete Is regarded by the English masses
much In the tame light ai bit own countrymen
UHl'.r.K XTAtlSUIVH AT CliKlJS.
II In Said Prlaea George Has I.nndtd at
t-nrse Qnaatlty or Munitions.
GAXKA, Crete. Feb. 13. The Greek flotilla,
commanded by Prince George of Greoce, which
arrived here last evening, Is reported to have
landed a large quantity of arms, ammunition,
and provisions. Intended for the Cretan Insur
gents, during- tbe night. Part of the Greek
flotilla has gone to Retlmo. The Insurgents,
In large numbers, are occupying the hills
around Canea, awaiting the arrival of arms
BEttl.tN. Feb, 13. The policy of Germany In
regard to Creto If In adherence to the course
agreed upon by tho powers In respect of Tur
key, Germany particularly stands by the sldo
of Austria and will support Austria's lead In
the present ortsls. Tbls official declaration,
made .oncurrent with tho declaration of
Biron Ban try. the Hungarian Premier, In the
Hungarian Chamber of Deputies to-dav, that
there was no foundation for tho report that
the Austria-Hungarian nmiy waa being mo
bilized, may have the effect to partially allay
the existing war alarms, bat only partially.
It is said that both Greuce and Turkey are
hurrying forward troops to the frontiers of
rhessaly with tbe utmost despatch, and irery
thing near tho Thnssalonlan borders bean a
warlike aspect. German military officers who
have served in tbe Turkish n'my agree that
Turkey could overwhelm Greece by land In a
xcrr short time. Somo Idea of the military
activity of Turkey may bo gathered from the
fact that twenty-two Macedonian lattallons
have received orders to march on Thessaly. and
that the Arbanlan Arnauts have beon ordered
out- and eight battalions of Rvdlfs from Asia
Minor have been summoned for duty In Thes
saly. It It estimated that within a fnrtnlsht
Turkey rtlll have together au army suJlclentlv
strong for a successful Invasion of Greece if
tL" powers do not In the mean time Interfere,
which It Is perfectly plain Greece expects them
It la probable tbat the powers w 111 allow Tur
key to make a military demonstration In Thes
raly. but It Is not at all likely that she will be
nermltted to go any further. One thing, how
ever, la perfeotly clear, and that is that any
Invasion of Orek territory by Turkey.whether
It shall be followed by tbe defeat of the Greeks
or tl.e repulse of the Invaders, will be the sig
nal for a rising In Macedonia nnd u general Bal
kan war. . ..
Most of the Berlin newspapers are mildly
sympathetic with Greece and Crete. The Ber
lin PiMt. however, takes a contrary view of the
situation, and In an article on tho subject aiiyn:
"Surely the powers will refuse to allow a -leb
Island and the key to tbe .:gnn Sea to be ao.
quired by an unworthy Stale like Ureecc. It
would be better to m,kt Creie tributary, but
independent, like Samos."
According to advlcel receive, here from Rus
sia the military authorities in the Caucasus
and Odessa districts have resetted orders to
mobilize their fo ces, and 37.000 men are now
ready to embark from Odessa. Including tbe
Sebaxtnpol and Nlcolaleff detsebment. ttila
woutd make a body of .17.000 men ready for
service In the field. In addition to these prepa
rations trunsport ships with full steam up are
readv to embark troops and get under way
within a few hours. It an expedition from
Odessa should be decided upon It would land
at Scutari. ,
Premier Banffy, in denying In the Hungar
ian Chamber to-day that the Austrla-llun-(tarlan
arniv was being mobilized, neglectod
to mention the fact.wbl.h Is well known here,
that tho officials managing the Austria-Hungarian
Southern Railway have triven Instruc
tions by uleerapb to 'all stations to have every
thing In readiness at twenty-four hours' notice
to assist In mobilizing and despatching troops
and munitions or war.
L"miio!. Feb. 13. It was repnrttd from Con
stantinople yesterday that tho Turkish Gov.
crnrnrnt hod notified the powers tbat It would
not send any reinforcements to Crete, It Is
pretty rtrtaln that bait extra troops been aent
their landing would hate bean oiipoeed by tho
Greek tornado flotilla. Lord ballaburywas
Informed to this effect yesterday by tho Greek
fiome reliance Is placed In tho scheme of M.
Ha-otaux. the French Foreign .Minister,
wnlch provides for tho blockading of Crete
b the powers nnd tbo occupation of the prin
cipal centres. This would prevent tho Chris
tians from obtaining arms, aaimuuiilon, and
reinforcements, n'hUh are mnctanth arrh
Ing from the mainland. If It be true that the
' scheme Includes the ultimate occupation of
tl.t Ish.nd by Greece under the Governor hlo
of Prince George, with 'he ,'retans still pa
Ing tribute to tbe Porte, It Is thought that tbe
question ran be settled on these lines.
Ill iiaI'est, Feh. 13. In the Chamber of
Deputies to-dav Baron HaiirTr, tho Hungarian
Premier, declared that the report that the Alls-tro-Hungnrlau
atm Is being mobilized la
Tbe rebellion In Crete. Baron Banffy said,
was due partly to agitation by Greek commit
tees and partly to delay In carrying out re
forms In the administration of the affair of
the Island which had Iwen conceded by the
Hultan. Greece, the Premier further said, had
a(tod In the matter against the advice ot the i
powers, and had auretd absolutely upon the
necessity of maintaining "eaco
Paiiis, Feb. 13. Tho (inuJoU says that the
King of Greece, when In Pa.ls In November
last, gave the Oo eminent to understand that
his further resistance to the nsn'ratlons of the
people of Greece was Impossible, and he was.
therefore, compelled to seek closer relations
with Aastrle and Great Britain, the dlspoal
tion of Russia being unfriendly. Ihe paper
also asserts that a report O at tho Oerman
Emperor announced yesterday that be would
adhere to the polity of France and Russia In
tho East hns caused a sensation In diplomatic
elides. The (JciiilnH concludes by warning
Gerjanv that the question of Alsace-Lorraine
will no. be lost sl.ht of hr France.
CosaTANTINiHM.r, Feb. 13. The Porto has In
formed the powers that Turkey will attack
Greece in Thessaly In the event ot the powers
falling to restrain hustlle action on the part of
Greece In Crops.
JtVNAtrATS IN Til a 1'AItK.
Two Stepped by the Mama Moaated Patle.
man laatarUay Afternoon.
There were two runaways in Contral Park
yesterday af tornoon, A team of horses attached
to a box outter containing Mrs. Theodore Booss
of S West Fifty-first street and William King,
her ooaabman. took fright and ran away.
King was driving tow aril the Mali, and when
the horses were opposite Sixty-fifth street one
of thum becarao tangled with tho pole, overturn,
ing theelelgh and throwing Mrs. Booss and King i
ont. Mounted Policeman Hncy caught the
horses Just as thev were about to start off again.
NelthorMrs. Booss nor the driver was hurt.
About ten minutes later Policeman Hoey's
nttcntlou was attracted by shouts a little
further up the road. Hn leaped on his horse
and galloped off in the direction of the noise,
arriving there In time tnsee a horse attached to
a cutter leaving the Mall on u gnllop, Hney
spurred his horse onnard and caught up with
the frightened animal after a short clin.o. It
belonged to Mrs, II. W. Rents of 43 East Ninety,
sixth street, who was driving. She was badly
frightened, bnl as not hurt.
WRYT.EH HI I I.I. AUVAXVlXa,
('loads of Hmohe Mark Ilia Line of Mnreh
la Mania ( litrn,
Havana. Feb. 111. Gon. Wojler continues to
advance Into the Santa Clara province. He Is
escorted by Gens, Prats, Gasco, and Ruiz, nnd
Cols, Albergolt, Marnto, and Rubin, with four
and a half brigades of troops. The Insurgent
forces are retiring into the province of Puerto
Gen. Weyler's columns are destroying all ot
the resources of the enemy found In their path,
and heavy clouds of black smoke point nut the
route of tho troops. All of the huts along the
lino of march havo been burned and their
peasant ocoupauts ordered to live In the towns.
Misery and famine prevail throughout tbe dls.
trlct of Santo Domingo and far to the eastward.
Gen. Hernandez Velasco has had two engage
ments with the insurgent leader Caraguao In
the Empresa Hills and also at Brujo, In the
l'luardi'l Hloprninc. In both of which tho In
surgtnts were defeated. The troops seized the
Insurgent armory on Caoba Hill, In the Prefec
ture of Pilar Diaz, kllllnr the rebel command,
ant. Copt. Acosto.
New Tark aad Florida Ldatltad,
VlaSJnRantyltaDlsVJauthrrn nmlfe. and J'. Leaves
HeTTVork dally esorpl tundsy at Uilo noon, giving
daylight arrival In Florida, Two other fast Iralna
dally, 4:1)0 1'. it. and l(lo A. U. Hear York ofltoas,
CONSUL IASIGI ARRESTED.
TBLtmilAM 1'IIO.U IHI8TOX ACCVXKH
11 IM Oh' KMIlHXZl.K3Il'.XT.
XWO 00 Maid to De InvolTad-8S,00 Haecl.
fled-lla lathe C'onaiil.Oeaernl of Turkey
at lloaton - Arreatrd at the Albemarle
Ilolat-Ile Wnn Custodian ornTraat Fond
Joseph A, lattgl, the Turkish Consul-General
at Boston, was arrested nt tho Albemarle Hotel
here at 0:30 o'clock laM evening by Detectives
Reldy and Rellly ot the Central Office on re
quest of Chief Inspector Watts of tho Boston
The Boston authorities had been keening the
telegraph wires hot for twelve hours before
tbe arrest urging CapU O'Brien to find
the Consul. General, who was wanted, they
said, for embezzlement. In a case that Involved
I'-'iO.OOO. Early esterday morning O'Brien
got the first message, which asktd htm to arrest
laslgl, who. It was thought, was about to leave
the country on a atoamahtp.
O'llrlon sonttnen to every pier, but laslgl did
not attempt to Bull, and It was thought by the
detectives that he might not be lu town.
Whllo tbey wore still at the water front,
nnother message came from Watts, saying tbat
bo had learned that laslgl was at a hotel In tuo
city. The detectives were sent around to the
The ConauI'Genernl protested vehemently
against his arrest, whlih, he said, was Illegal
and unwarranted. Ha said that the detectives
had no right to urrest him on a telegram, and
he called their act an outrage, but Reldy and
Rellly took him to Police Headquarters, where
he was locked up. The Boston police were
notified of his arrest, and In an hour Capu
O'Brien received this despatch:
" Hold Josoub A. laslgl for me. He Is wanted
for embezzling SH.000 hero from Peter Charles
Letrleux. Copies of the warrant aud com
plaint were malted to you to-night.
Judge Ely Issued the warrant on the
lSth Inst. Two hundred nnd fifty thousand dot
lars Is Involved against laslgl. Inspector Col
lins of this office will go to i onr city to-night on
tbe midnight train. Caso against laslgl Is
strong. W. B. Watts."
laslgl, after recovering from the shock of his
arrest, asked for a messenger, and sent for
Charles Coudert, tbe lawyer. Mr. Coudert was
out of town.
On learning this, laslgl sent for James Rich
ards of 03 Riverside Drive. Later be sent
or ex-Senator and ex.park Commissioner
Robb, and a Mr, Van Hcnteelaer. who,
after talking to blm, left Police Headquarters
to find a Magistrate.
Tha prisoner continued to protest that his ar
rest was an outrage and a mistake, and said
that, anyway, the matter was one for a civil
suit, and not for criminal action. None of bis
friends would talk.
Justice Ucekman of tbe Supreme Court camo
to Police Headquarters at 12:30 A. M but,
after learning tbe circumstances, he said that
bo could not take ball, aud he went away again.
Mr. laslgl's flitnds also departed, probably In
quest of one of tbo City Magistrates.
Biistox, Feb. 13. The news of tbe arrest of
Mr. laslgl, while It may shock tbe community
In general, will not ba much o( a surprise to the
social circles In whloh he was honored and
Mr. laslgl was a man of leisure, and he waa
known to. have inherited a large competency
from tbe estute of bis father, who was one of
Boston's most successful and solid old-time
merchants, and was Consul-General for Turkey
himself for many years. A brother of Joseph
alo held tbenfilce.
The old laslgl family mansion for many years
was the residence on the corner of Mount Ver
non and Joy streets, where Joseph aud his
brothers were born. Of late years Joseph, with
his family, has lived at -45 Beacon street. It
was not until within a few months that any
anxiety wan felt tor Mr. laslgl's financial sta
bility. 'then It was tbat as the custodian of a trust
fund of some $'.'50,000 belouglng to Peter
Charles Letrleux and another, and both now
residing In France, he was asked for certain In
formation on behalf of the beneficiaries.
It la said tbat Mr. laslgl was slow to respond
in answer to the Inquiries made, and than when
Letrleux and the other Frenchman began to
Importune bim for a detailed status of their
funds and Income he gat e them no satisfaction.
About a month ago Gen. Francis Peabody. Jr..
as counsel for the trench benetlilarles. set about
to get some light on the present condition of the
trust fund. 1 he fund originally was In Govern
ment bonds and tho choicest and best paying
railroad securities and stocks.
From what could be learned late to-night It
appears that Gan. Peabody sought In every way
possible to hate Mr. laslgl account for his trust
without resorting to law or to the courts.
Mr. laslgl Is a member of the Somerset, the
Algonquin, and other leading social club., of
which the Geueral la also a member. They have
also innvod In the same aoclal circles aud for
years have been Intimate as friends.
Gen. Peabody, about a fortnight ago, applied
to the Supreme Court. Inequity, to compel Mr.
laslgl, as trustee, to account In the manner
sought by those Interested In the trust.
ll appears that during the past weok Mr.
laslgl lu court refused to explain In any way
spec I tic. hit manner of handling the trust left In
his charge. It Is said further tbat w ban asked
directly concerning the Government bonds and
securities embracing the trust fund, he stolidly
refuted to explain. And when be wan asked to
S reduce the bonds and securities he refused to
a so. Ills counsel Is Moorlleld Storey.
Another bearing was set for last Friday, when
Mr. btursv appeared and said that his client
was absent from the rlty, tint that he waa
assured the securities belonging to tbe estate
were nil right, and he asked for a postponement
of the case, which was granted.
It appears that Mr. laslgl and bis wife went
to New York last Wednesday morning to get
and bring buck the securities belonging to the
estate and they were expected back Thursday
or Friday, but did not come.
The complainants have placed attachments
upon Mr. laslgl's property.
A FATItEIfS MVnilKltOVS I'ttr.ZZY.
Wonnded Ilia Unuakter, Attacked llln Kin.
ler, nnd stilled llln Hoy and Illmneir.
Lr.xiNOTON. Ky Feb. 13.-John Marrs killed
his fnur.yenr-old sou John, shot bis fourteen
jenr-old daughter Helen, tried to kill his sitter
Ida, nnd klllod hlinteir n little before 8 o'clock
Mnrra was about forty ears old and had been
a member ot tho firm nf M, Kaufman Co..
clothiers, for years, owned a great deal ot real
estate aud was regarded as one of the most suc
cessful ot Lexington's younger business men.
When the servant girl went Into his room tbls
morning, Marrs sprang from his bed and tho
girl tied from the room. When half down tbe
steps she heard a pistol shot. Mrs, Marrs and
her sister-in-law. Miss Ida Marrs. a teacher In
the public schools, ran to the room. They heard
two more shots as they were going up and Mrs.
Marrs fainted at tho head ot the steps Just as
her daughter, Helen, ran nut nf the room and
fell. Miss Ida ran Into the room. Marrs felled
her with a blow unit as she fell hn fired a plttol
Neighbors forced thn door nnd found Marrs
with his throat out from ear to ear, his head
being almost severed from his body, in his left
Ii ii lid was a large razor covered with blood, on
the floor a large old-fashioned revolver with
four empty chambers. On the bed was tho boy
with n bullet hole In tho centre of Ills forehead,
and his throat cut from ear to ear, aud time
pieces nf flesh cut from the right cheek.
Helen Marrs us picked up lu the hall uncon
scious A bullet had struck her In the hack of
till head, gone downward and lodged In her
neok, Sho will recover. Ma Marrs's woundn
are not dangnrnus, but sho Is prostrated by
shock. Mrs. Marrs Is Buffering from nervous
Ten ) ears ngn John Msrrs showed signs of In.
sanity nnd was plsced In the eastern Kentucky
nayliiin, lie was discharged as cured, after six
mouths. He was taken violently 111 a month
ago with a peoullar headache and was to have
been taken to a physician to-day. Ills father.
John Marrs, was for many years Treasurer of
the cltr of Lexington, and tbe family basal
ways stood high In business and social olrolet.
Tha greatest Trust" In exlsttnce fSitKtrffopl,1.
"Trust" in ItUot's expectorant at the only certain
1'iYis .vixmis KiLi.i:t.
Another Fntnllr Injured by a Fall or nock
In the Tale Mine In Tntevllle.N. T,
aouvciiNyt'ii. N. Y Feu. l3.-Flvo miners
were crushed todeath nnd one probably fatilly
Injured by a cnve-ln of Freeman Minn at Talc
vllle.nlno miles south of this village. The dead
arc: McCoy, Mathews, Tethcrton, McLnchlln.
and Charles Larockc. All except McCoy aro
married and havo families. Dawlcy was Injured
and will probably die. Tho mlr.e Is operated by
the United State Tato Company. The accident
occurred In a shaft 173 feet under ground, near
tbe hour of quitting work tbls afternoon.
Seven men wcro working In the shaft. With
but littlo warning, a section of the wall com
menced to slip. The miners started to get out
of the way. nnd William Horn managed to
escape. The ponderous mass came down, and
the other six wero burled uuderncath a hundred
tons of rock. Horn wns hauled to the top of tho
mine nnd told of the disattor.
Tbo little village went wild, for there were
other minors at work, and nearly all had fam
ilies. Every ono flocked to the mouth of tbe
mlno. Rescuing parties were sent down and
worked In relas. Tbey aro still employed, and
have a hard night's work before them. There
is little communication between tbe mine and
this village, but parties have been going and
coming between that place and the telephone
ofaco nt Edwards.
Tho last report received was that Dawtey was
nearly uncovered. Ho Is badly crushed, but Is
still ntlvr. When tbe search was begun his
groans ted the party In tbe right direction. An
order has been received for a party of working,
men to assist In tbe recovery of the bodies.
may n t: sex.mnt HvitTZ or on in.
A Kcaort Tbat Ilusliarll Wilt Appoint
Illm to Mucceed Mhtrmnn.
Coi.t nnt:s. O., Feb. 13. News comes from a
trustworthy source that Gov. Buibnell bas told
several close political friends who belong to the
Foraker faction that on March S he will appoint
Charles L. Kurtz. Chairmtn nf the Republican
State ExecutlveXummlttee. to the vacant Sen
atorsblp. Kurtz has promised not to be a can
didate before the next Legislature for the full
term. Kurtz Is one of tbe smoothest politicians
In the West, and he and Gov. Bushnell have
been warm personal friends for tbe last ten yearn
AX OLD Willi A IIUItXED JO DEATH.
Hhe Aleae aad Locked la Her xXooms Wbea
Her I'lntklaa- Caaabt Fire.
Mrs. Mary McNearr.eyof 31 First street was
burned to death while alone In her flat at about
3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. She was a crip
ple, 70 years, old. and lived with her two
daughters, who are bookbinders.
A little girl living on tbe floor below the Mo
Kearneys noticed smoke In the ball and In
formed the housekeeper. After a tour of In
spection it was decided that tbe smoke came
from the kitchen, on the fourth floor, where
Mrs. McNsarney waa accustomed to sit during
the day while her daughters were away at
work. There was no auswar to their knock,
find when they tried to open tbe door with the
atch key thsy found It locked on the Inside.
When the door was forced and the air rushed
In, the woodwork In one corner ot the room
burst Into flames. Mrs. McNcarney's burned
body bad fallen forward on to a half.consumod
rocking chair tbat stood lu this corner. The fire
was soon extinguished, but the woman waa be
Ills thought tbat Mrs. McNearney, who was
able to move about the room only with the aid
of a crutch and stick, set fire to ber clothing
while attending to tbe fire In tbe cooking stove
at tbe opposite aide or the room, but bad seated
herself again before discovering tbe fact. Tbe
position of the body would seem to Indicate that
she was attempting to rise from her chair when
IIVATIl J'ltOM IS1IAI.ISO SZEA2I.
A Plumber Killed by Attempting to Wow
Inla a rltsam Pine.
George T. Fragerser. a plumbei, DS rears
old, who llted at 102 West Thirty-first street,
was called to 5 Greenwich at e.iue on Thurs
day afternoon to repair a pipe connecting with
a steam boiler. The pipe had become stopped
up. Fragerser bad tbo fire In the boiler put
out, but he was unab'.o to remoto tbe Impedi
ment from the pipe. Not thinking that there
was still enough steam In the boiler to injure
him he out bis mouth to the end of tbe pipe
and blew into It.
The steam shot Into his mouth and he In
haled some of It, He rushed to tho street erl
dcnllr try ng to get fresh air. and there ho
was seized Willi a hemorrhage of tho lungs
and died in a few minutes. Persons in the
bouse saw Furreer blow Into the pipe, but
they say only a small quintlty of steam ta.ua
nut. and that they did not suspect tbat tills
had anything to do with hts death.
Corouer's Physician Donlln. wno held an an.
topsr In tho se, announced )rsterday tnat
the steam caused congestion of the lunei and
tho lietnorri-.ee, which were the direct cause
of the man'a death.
ct.r.rr.i.Axn n.tns hie ducks.
Tha nest Ilar'a Duck Nbootlna: la Ilia Ks.
perleaer. lie Snyn,
WlDRWATKlt. Va., Feb. 13. After a line morn
Ing's sport the President nnd Cnpt. Lamberton
lunched on the steamer Maple at 1 o'clock and
returned to tho blinds. At '.' 30 the President
had bugged between thirty. five and forty ducks.
Tbo President and party left the blinds nnd
boarded the steamer ut ll o'clock, and tbe
steamer sailed at 0:1)0 for Washington, The
President sat s this Is the finest day's sport he
has ever had at duck shouting.
Waleblnu Contract Laborers.
William Grimth. William Lloyd, and Archl.
bald Allen, Welsh smelters, who arrlvod here
In the second cabin of the St. Louis yesterday
morning, will have the eye of the Government
officials upon them until tbey get out of this
country. They hnvo a contract with the t'hsl
pins Mining Company of Iximlnn, guaranteeing
transportation to and a good salary at the town
of that name In Mexico, but they are muted
only to Santa Fo, N. M. Instructions wero ulien
them, tbey say, to take mules from that city to
the mines. They will be watched and checked
by different contract labor Inspectors until they
cross the Mexican line.
Clanrmnkrra' Union Again Hide wrlth Km.
Therlgnrmakcra' unions which rave tbe de
cltlon a few daaago In favor of an emplojer
In n dispute with tbe employees over the union
label gat on similar decision yesterday in the
case of another ompln.er. There was a dispute
as to whether tho ricnloter had violated the
rules regarding tlie tinlonlaliel, and It was de
cided that the employer's slilu of the contention
was right. One nt tho unions reported jester
day that It had detected a union employer In
Ilrnnkl)!! giving loose union labels to a nun
uulou saloon Weeper on First ntenue.
nJteamcr Louisiana Aground,
The agent In this city of the Cromwell linn
steamer Louisiana recclted ndospatch jester
day morning from New Orleans that the
Louisiana went aground on Friday during thick
wenlher n little we.it of South Pas, Tho
ateiimer lies nu a mud bottom and It Is expected
she will lin limited at high niittr. I lie Louis una
left New York on Feb. 7 and was duo ut New
Orleans on Irlday, Hho lias on board twenty
An KsectilnrSiO.OOOHhorlln Ills Accounts.
IIimiiiamto.n, N. Fob. 13. -Virgil I'.JIc
Masters of the town ot Cnlesrllle, this county,
hasdlsapueared, and theia is said tu be a short
age of $10,000 In his accounts as executor nf
the estate of Illley Bush af Nino. oh. I'ufnr
tun ale 'peculation lu Wnll street Is said to
have led to the defalcation, A warrant for
McMatters'sarresl lias been sworn nulhv hlsco
executor, Supervisor Mllo Ruggles of Nineveh,
Alnbntuu's Itld for Cotton Factories,
MnNTilOMKitv, Ala., Feb. 13. Tho General
Assembly pasted a bill to-day. and the Governor
signed it to-night, exempting cotton factories
hereafter built tu Alabama from taxation for
Wlusmso. -.feW-jj Wn3f
MONSTER HUNTERS DAZED. ' ill
1IVMV TIIKIK HEADS AOA1XST TUB '.M
hock svri'ir axd demaxii. 'ii'
Clinea fje Nugur Dragon Agaln-Call Law. f JN
non N. Fuller (VeOodn nnd Little Flnheat) r ml
nn Kapert for tbe rroaecntloa- t "HI
Lcow Made a Telephone or Hint and i jjH
Hpnltered Ileclmnta Through lllm-Tkaa 'i SI
nun Acntnat Three Hugnr Brokers Wot rjl
Were Hani Eapertn-Tliry Tcnllfled That i -WL
Hupplr nnd flemnud 1'ls (he Prlea of ' . I'.Hi
Knw Hugnr, nnd Thnt Homettmea Thar i SlfH
Ltek the Reftnera and Nometlmea tha i fllil
Heflnera Lick Them-Tunl'a nuetaeea. jfH
At tho anti-trust Investigation ) ester day by J ISM
tho Lexow committee. In tbt City Hall, It dovel- j3
oped that the prlco of raw sugar was not fixed M
by the American Sugar Refining Company, but ! v'U
was fixed by the law of supply and demand! j
that the price did not depend wholly upon th '"Sl
demand of this country, but on the demand of jj M
the whole world; that tha American Sugar Re. , ; "fG
fining Company wns ruled by this Inexorable ( Ffi
law as completely as Is the smallest merchant; ' iwf
that the company when it wanted sugar had to "u 4J
go Into the open market with hair a doren other !, IjL
companies here as well ss the companies of ib ' J !
rest of the world ; that sometimes In those com- ,. I'M
petitions It won and sometimes It lost. 1 i M
Tbe pack of monster hunters started th . t
chase early. Tfcey went over hedges and fences, S J 9
across the rolling meadows, nnd through f IS
swamps and brambles aftr the game, but alas, f 3
tbey cams back empty handed. Tbey were a f !
entbualaailc aa ever: the game they hunted waa
still tbe Sugar Refining Com. any, and when im
the day's sport was over they aald confidently! $E
"Oh, we'll get them Monday; Just wait till ' ' 1'Jt
Monday," , 2 &
Tho crowd was bigger than usual when th
hunters started on the chaso Just before 10 (,' U
o'clork. Tho United State Rubber monster. i $ K
tbe American Tobacco monster, the Wall Paper I S M
monster, aud tome other monsters lurked In th ' : '
shadows, all bcttuok with subpoenas. As for tbo ' ' M
Individuals there, there were, among others, '.i M
Mr. Charles II. Flint. William M. lvlns. Joseph '. w
F. Auerbaoh. James B. Duke. Jotlab Brown. l
James H. Ford. M. C. Martin, James S. ConnelL j pi
E. 8. Beardaley, Joseph Turner, James II. Pott, , 7 0
George Moiler. Henry Byrne. Samuel A.Max. ! i 'Jk
wall, aud Enos II. Bmlth. It looked like a fleht J, if
day when Chairman Lexow called tbe roll of I
witnesses and received answers of " Present" ( ' . S
from to many. He told the Robber monttar I , 1
that It could go away until Tuesday; tho To- j . 2
bacco monster, be said, need not be around until ! i .
Wednesday, and tbe Wall Paper monster would lie
have a lease of lite until Thursday. Then ha .H t-
asked: " Is Mr. Searles here ?" (J $
A grin spread around the room at a youth '' 1
a'.epprd to the front and said: j ' , j
"Mr. Chairman and gentlemen, he la not. tlf-jaf
Mr. Searlea is absent from the city on an Im- i J
psrtant business engagement. Last week when H'Pj
be returned to oblige this committee be left ft
many engagements unfulfilled. The moment the i f &
committee was through with him he started out ' 'J
again to fulfil these engagements. I am In- t
structed to ssy to you that he will be very glad i '
to appear before this committee next week on ' ft
any day tbat the committee sees fit to set. If f ri.
yon with to serve a tubpeena on him It can ba ''!
served through hU attorney. Mr. John E. Par- i jij
tone. Th service will U acknowledged aa a M R?
personal service, Aaut-pcrna will to waited. i"5.i.!,7
however, for Mr. Searles Is anxious to appear ' a'J'
before tbls committee and to tell It all that It Is J. K
in bit power to tell regarding the matter that 3 &
the committee Is Investigating. , J K
The hunters looked very ssverely at this I: f H
young man. It was clear that they did not Ilk J 4 if'
his statement, and that they thought that Mr. ' Il.W
Searles wat again In contempt. Chairman j 'rfi'
Lexow, however, seemed to understand, and he J . ii
asked whether the young man had brought J lb
with him tbe documentary evidence that th ' ' A
committee wanted Mr. Searlea to produce. The 4 ??
young man ebook hit head. He said that he ( b l'
did not think Mr. Searles had expected to b 3 H
called again. All the committee exclaimed at ilir
the same time that Mr. Searles fully under- r,
stood when tlie committee adjourned last Mon- ' ,'
day that he was to be called again yesterday J ' J"
morning. The young man mumbled something I'fi
about an understanding. The committer ! H
said that there was not any under- irJ
standlngexreptthatone.thathewastobe there. , ''
Again Chairman Lexow stepped In and said ' $
that If Mr. Searles bad Important business en- PA
gageraents he thought that very likely the com- u ?
mltteo would excuse him, provided be would b M
on hand on Monday at Ditto o'clock sharp, and v5.
would bring with him tbe books of theAmerl- . K
can bugar Retlulne- Company and the docu. I i
mentary evidence tbat the hunters wanted. Th I Ml
young man said he did not know anything about . r V
the books, but tbat Mr. Searlea would be on . i.
hand all right. So the matter was dropped an! l fJ
the hunt Itself began. I 'J
"WtllMr. Moiler take the stand F' said Chair ' li W
man Lexow. 1 7 (T
INTUnVAt, or OA8 AtlOfT CIA. I jj1
Mr. Moiler bad arisen when Samuel II. Ran- , llf
dall. who said he represented the West 8ld j Si
Republican Club, got up and said that that club) -, V.
felt lhal an eminently fit subject fur the moo- ii.
Her hunters to take up was the gas monster. f',
Tbe members of tha committee looked a little) . ,
startled; some of them seemed to think that . '
Mr. Randall was gettlug personal, and wanted. , JW
to Intimate that the hunters should turn and ' j
hunt thamseltes. Mr. Itandall saw the dim- ...
cully and hastened to aunoui.es that the gat ,v
monster he wanted the committee to look afier i
was the "combination" of the gas companle - ,v
nf New York. He said that the club had every ' f
reason to believe that the gas companies had, q
combined and formed a monster as bad as vie f
Itself. He rrsd a resolution which his club had j &
passed declaring that the gas trust now exist- . ;')'
Ing was trampling uttun the rights or the pen. I t
Pie, and recommending that tbe bill toreduo J .'
the prlco of gas '-'5 cents a thousand should b J :
passed, ' ,1 M-'
Chairman Lexow told Mr. Randall that tb J ' rf',
f:as monster already had two committees alter ti-
I. one from the Senate and one from the As- .
sembly, and that until these two commtttoea l m
announced their Inability to catch and kill It t 3V,
his fsroclous pack did not teel at liberty to go , .
Mr, Randall Insisted that the gaa monster waa ' 'A-
up to all sorts of tricks, and that it would tak , .V-
a committee rully as ferocious and bloodthirsty 'i jy.i
as Mr. Lexow's was to catch it. As an In- , '
stance of the wickedness or this monster ha I ., Iff:
said i "Whv, when the supply of gas Is cut nil j .
hy one company, and a consumer endeavors to 1 iA
get a supply from another company, this trust I XJ
seeks to put obstructions lu tho war," i W
Mr. Randall did nnt mention the fact that th 5 tjr
reason why gas companies out otf gas nas that j. ' m
the cnnsurovrsdM not pay tbclr bills aud tbat y .
that was tho only reason. . , jM
Senatur Lexow said that he was sorry, but . ,V
that he could not turn his hunters loose until ' ' .,&
tho other hunters hail given up. , ' ,-:
BTUAIt IIKriNHl MOM. Kit lOKVT VIKt.lt Ml'CH. Hj,
Mr. Moiler was ewnrn. He said that hla name 'j?
was George II. Mollet j that ho was TT jears old ' -v
and that he hint formerly been In the sugar re- t-2,
lining nusltiets. "
(J. You ere one of the pioneers lu the sugar hi
refining business, were )ou nn'.? A. I might jii,
be called such. , &V
y, olirrniiceruuoul Into tho so-called trust. . '?
din It not A Well, not while I was riiniieuleil gij
with It Wuciintemplnlod going Into the trust, 'J5
but tlie thing was not accomplished. n
Mr, Moiler said that his cnmiauyhad been I n'J
tho North ltler Sugar Itellning Company, and 'S !"
that It had been Mini to .Mr. John E. Searles or ' 'l
anmebod) ; ho did not remember who It was ' Tvl
signed the check, hut hovtai mire that what. '. i
over the hiiioiiIiI was the check was good. II y;i
was Mcretary of the S'urlh lllter Sugar Itefln. viil
Ing Company from INT'l until It was trans- ytj
ferred to Mr. Searles or iiiineljody. (X-;
Q How far from the mniket value of the ,A
North itlver Sugar Refining Comptiiy was that ' .rfr'J
prnpertt fold t Well, the company thought j' ft
thai It Hindu a pretty gimil deal when it Mild, ,'ki
Q. That Is to sn). thoy thought they got nil .'.'
the property w worth? A. .s wo considered ' ff.'-
It, yes, Mr. ami
Q. How much had you In veiled In tho prop- 'fj
ern ut the time of the sale? A. Well, th M
capital slocK was $.1.10,000. i W;
1 Hon much hud sou Invested? Had you I
put allot It in- that Is tn say. the whole amount 7 v
Ueplliig tn tills, Mr. Moiler nald that th '
North Ultui Rehnlug Company was a cnnsoll. )
datlon of two companies, one of which had two. it fh
thirds of the stock and tha other nncthlrd. It .
was, in fact, a little trust all hy Itself, In tb ," :
two companies, be thought, more than the capl- ' l A'
till value was invested, and tbat when tho sal , '"V
wus made they got tbe actual value of the prop. is t i-,'
rrty, which, by Jhaway, was$350,00-theap. , '
Q.-Were you competing against th ilaj. 4 ' J?,
;. . , Mil