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NEW-TORK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 90, 1897.-TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE THREE CENTO
CHARTER TAKEN TO ALBANY
?SIGNED BY ALL THK COMMISSIONERS EX?
CEPT ANDREW H. GREEN.
I
rftt RETOUT THAT ACCOMPANCM THE ntARTER
18 SAID RT MR. GILROY TO BF, I'XAXIMOrs
?COMMISSION* TIMK t'P TO-PAY.
Alhany, B9-9*. 1!?.?The Greater New-Tork
charter reached Ail-any late this afternoon. It
B'S* brought here by Secretary Oeorge M. Pin
oaja and ex-Mayor Thomas F. Gilroy, both mem
b*rs of the Commission. They arrived on the
4:l*i train from New-York, having: previously
telegraphed tho clerks of the Senate and As?
sembly. a.*?kin.r them to be on hanil to reeetve the
Ca.ar.or. The charter messengers found at the
Caplt"! Assistant Clerk Charles A. Rall cf the
Srna'e. Only two copies of the charter and the
report of the Greater New-York Commission
were brought to Albany, and Secretary Pinney
landed them over to Mr. Hall, one to be de?
liver**! to the Senate and ono to the Assembly.
All of tho members of the Commission had
lifjr.. i tho charter and the report exoopt State
Enc ? r Ada ai.*, and Andrew H. Green. The
lit;- haa not taken a prominent part In the
separation of the charter owing to Illness, but
Mr. A lams was on hand when the committee
arrlv- .1 and affixed his signature ti the report
_#...n* !t was turned over to Mr. Hall. Mi. Pin.
ney and Mr. Gilroy returned to New-York on the
5 o'cl.-ek train this af tomoo n, after requesting
Mr. Ball not to make the report public until lt
ts pres- nted to the Legislature cn Monday night.
This Mr. B_H agreed to. Mr. Rall delivered one
of the two copies to the assistant clerk of the
Assen, ly.
The n ??mtiers of the Commission, with the ex
c-pti^n if Mr. Green, signed the report In this
order: General Benjamin F. Tracy, president;
Mav - Str.ai? of New-York. Mayor YVurster of
Recklyn, Mayor Qlcason of Long island ("itv,
Jenn F Dillon, William C. Dewitt. Thomas V.
Gilroy, Silas R. Dut.her. Seth Low. Harrison E.
Moore. Stewart L. Woodford. Campbell W.
Adams, Slate Kngii.e?r; Theodore E. Hancock,
Attorney-General, aim Becretary George M.
Pim..;..
*?? ri tarjr Penney said ihat a copy of the char?
ter would i.e seat to each member of the Legis*
latur** bj Wi du s.lay next, and that the report
of tl," i "ommlssinn would be given to the press
in V Y.a-k ..n Monday ni^ht. Mr. Gilroy said
that the Commission presented a unanimous re*
?jolt upon the Charter. The tim<* In Which the
report should ba presented to the Legislature.
uni'r the recent extension of twenty .lays, ex
phea to-morrow.
Mr Austin, chairman Of the Assembly Cities
Oammlttee, said to-night thal thei-.. would be two
hearirics a week for three weelu on the Charter
bill. Thoab who say they know the intentions of
Ihe advocates of Greater New-Tork, assert that
at thes- bearings re. speakers will be heard who
oppose consolidation. They say that only those
who wish to recommend changes in thc charter
?fl] ?? heard, as the question of consolidation
**>-as settled by the Mil which \*as passed last
year.
THE MAYOR AND.MK. LOW GO ON RECORD
IHET JOIN IN AN EXPLANATION OK THEIR j
VIEWS ON THK CHARTER AND
th Kin votes roH it
Mayor Slr 1 aad Prealdenl Beth Low, of coiam
bia University, h.? neembere of the Greater New-Tork
esl rda] 1 ia 1 hi a letter addressed to
:?, Jr., :hi secretary <>f ihe com
" wvi.-h they say tllat although they have
von forth. Greatei New-Toek charter ae a whole
lsd their signatures :.> tho report to
e Leglslai ..-,? to i.e submitted la connection tbere
ri.t.;. iv.-, iesire a. a mat;, j- ot" ravord to prcurnt
-*???*?? -a?ai,,-. tn tYxf, ihr-a. tna*__rL?_?' ???***"*
I lions In regard to which their vlTwir *rnTa*r rrom
[ * -j,,, majority cf the Coannlss-O-. They he
Eve that as a wh'.:. tye merits of the charter sot*
x ita d.-f.-r:?. and they iherefore propose to rap*
r,,c- ita eaaetflaent, and believe thal nuder lt conaoll
,.ir. safely be brought ai.oui. Tin- arrltera
art - favor ol.
Fi -? a muni '.pal sssennbiy wirh ,-i single chamber.
c. 1 a vinci,- Police Commissioner and an In
...;,. ni Board of Elections.
(.ranting to ii... Mayor the power to rem..*?
v ? charges, in the public Interest, throuirhout
tbi s I, .f his term. Instead of limiting this power,
? : ti . Iocs, to ihe first six month* ... his
t rm (I
REASONS FOR A BINGLE CHAMBER.
In thi- ?.?.?.temana appended Mayer Strong and Mr.
I a e:v. their rBUBOna a.* follows.
i lit- Bsderalgacd believe that in th.* majority of
cia** lr, the united States, ai areli as elsewhere, the
Itel*'?tlv< body consists of one chamini. The city
cf Nesr-York Itself lias had two chambers In Its
Rfltl Uve audy. The two chambers did nol prove
so rah . le aa to make the city desirous to beep
:Vm Thi analogy sometimes drawn between the
kalila tl' ?? .Iv or a cay and Congress or the Legis
. Inn ? :, -*:a:... In the opinion of ihe undersigned,
;* m.- ? ling. A city legislature does not deal, in a
larc.* sense wah political questions, hut only with a
il**.:-, ri ? r : sp< 'Ifled subjects. Neither the
States nor an* State ol the I'nlon keeps e
kettla 1 siih two houses In continual session,
Ail f th. 81 ites of the 1'nion. except six. restrict the
.? .' their Legislature :o a biennial session.
Thu - noi mean thal the Bovrnmeni of a city ls
ly snv means all business: and yet it is tru?. in the
Mini n of the undersigned, that lt ls much more
besinei rt lt i> Bovernmenl In the larger sens.-.
THE CITY MKRKI.v AN AGENT.
Th.-- ;?? pie of t-6 City look to :he St.,te, and not to
the ci;>. for ih-- protectloa of life and property, Tbe
City .< I Baply the agent ot' the .State, 60 far as it has
to 4v alth the poi.ee tarca arith schools, with the
paMic hi ah, and. generally speaking, as to "ll ths
mat:<rs ivi' re! ire to the life nt the cliiz.-a. As to
these - ii.i.c-t*-, th., proposed charter gtvea to the
Saaicipal legiektore alaaost no votes ,it ail. except e
)c.fav ai ? , the amount of money to be expended for
?u-*h 1, .?;? -?? s On th* other hand, as to the mattera
'.hat .-??.,!:(? t., the business ot the clllsen, thi open*
hf and m.ik,ng of streets, tia- sq.ply .>; w.n. v. and
tv the of it, the city is not so much the anent
c. tba Buts ..8 lt is tia- agent ol tbe people of the
City
What is to i>e especially sought, therefore, as lt
?pp.-.i.s ? . the undersijrnasd. in the organisation of
leny go\ mm.-iit in relation to all such mattera, is
? ?y*t. ti thal will tirst of all prevent the abuses
Sjruialnc; from rc-ki.-astii'S? or dishonesty, and then
will (end lt?e.. to the efficient conduct of thc city's
h-tin. >. Thc undersigned believe that the charter
m_.e> ???;.? provision, so fal ai any charter can,
?about ?-,.'(. to the fact that the municipal as
?WtV.y |> livided Into two houses, against Loth reek
???*?*,?(,? ai 1 dishonesty on the part of th.' officials of
'a* cit-., va* ha lever mer ts may appertain io th.- ays
la) of a municipal assembly with two chambers, it
_S hardly he contended th.it lt lends itself to ifil
***?*'V It ls n.U>*h more l!k. ly !<> land Its. if to vi-xh
gpen . 1 stly delay. For the res:, the undersigned
? *_*'* ' al the con entratlon of responsibility for
?**?<_t! : ihat is proper t<. .. city In a elngle eham
JP'Ullk. ly to avrit mischief more successfully than
V** dirts' ?, of power between two chambers They
sj Mm, -ver, believe in a large legislative hodv for
?"?rm- .1 r-;ty.
KLEtTIONf AND POLICE CONTROL
Tb* i>>xow rommrtee, hy its Investigation of
sh) Police Department of New-York, made eleni
lr 6verybod|r whal was L< fore only dimly ans*
i**0''^. namely, the vast opportunity there is foi
Dhus* of tj,j. powers that the Poll, e Depanmeii:
jiust hs v< irater these clrcumatancee lt sppean
J* thu undehitgncd to be the dictate of politics
?Ibdoni ??., yiM- to tbe Police Department no mon
Njrr than lt must have. I'or this reason th<
aaarsifned would not give to the Police Depart'
Tra the f-niiir control of elections, They wouW
'?tiver preserve an Independent Board of Blectloni
9 do tor Qreater New-Yorh what an independen
Roi.r.1 of KU-, tions has done f..r the etty of Brook
'?ai. lr. ihe .nun satlsfai torlly. for twenty-flvi
^?rs if p i?. Brgued that the Police Board mus
kav? a,,, a-ntire , ontrol of eleetlona because th.
' ? force nae to be bo largely used on Klee
tlon Day and in connection arith elections th.
I***' Mnswr in that iii Hrooklyn for a ouarrer of ;
cer.tury u... contrary aystem has prevailed, to th.
K?r,.rai sattsfactlon of the people if tbe eteettot
husiness i% no, confided to the Police Department
th<- prlniipsl urifiiment. In the opinion of Hie un
ttf-rsiK'ned in f.,w,rof a lo*ir-head*d Pollci Hoard
the m.-n,', pf vlUcl) uri- io l? selected so tim
the politics ol nm more than two at Un- Uni
of tl.fir ai pointment shall he th.* same, appear
to fd il to .li** fjroutid.
."NIjJYITjKI. HKSl'ONSIBIl.ITY DKRIRAHI.l
H ls admltti-cl that In a city with a poller- for.
?o lurpo as that of the 'tJreater New-York, th
p.rKr>r,la.ation of the Department with a single .'on
?i-nteaer at its bend wuui.i, require apoclnl ni
'"Keru, nrs for til;,ls anl for Hi- discharge <
**vina- ?af the other luneiinns td tbe Departmen
H is auo admitted tint the Bhapter on the Polb
P1 ??irnii-ni in the pt-opoaed charter ls a arei
mproci-ment, as the undersigned think, upon Hi
?rtsert law relating lo the Police Department I
he div of N.w-York: hut for the BfOBSr hus
of the poll--. Hie und.islKnr.l aouid rathi
st to the safety lo he had hy holdliiK one ma
si>or.MU,i for tha aOxnlnlstratlon of the Dcpar
IIZ^Z" ?U t^ aalft!Sr&?Vs4rattt
THE POIVKR OP RKMOVAT..
Tile underalsmeal believe ihit ii,. .. ,
eourse th* ?. ta , ? l,h 1(* M ft mntier Of
mihll'in,, n:,,h0r,,y to ??*? removals in the
o w words ?b,,,0"t ?harKPS' * "? "?* ,n
^.e^rA^'^/^rton.ipoin, on so barn ,
with lt a .-orr s.,?n!l an; I'1"""'* oa.ght to cafry
the power lr ?,' x.,UnK ^Ponslblllty BtUched tl,
responsible st mi ,.?'"" ?know? ,h-" ??? munt bs
appolnt-a becau-11 h? * for ,hp con,:,,<'? <'f '*?*?
"> sive sa lsf? ,,L . a.' r,*?nove him If hr fails
th* opinion io' u?'?, V'P ,,,uh1!1'* lh? ^syor, it,
likely to 1? ,*?;?,./, i, '".''lf'r-'fe6* r" muf,>* more
if. after fl ta rn?? 1 ,n lnt .*****. of hta ??? '?':,n
eonsenuonees o? .?,hB ,h" ,s to W frf0 fr"'" H?e
??-eqoeoces of any mistakes thal he ?iuy m.,k,..
MW^WWBlLm WILT. MARK FOR VNITV I
A-rain. responsibility to tho Mayor on the part
W .he administrative depnrtmenin ls the chief
? ement that makes for unity in the admlnlstra
nsa of tho etty, ami that len.i* itself unceasingly
o efficiency. Ona SSVS to choose at mat.v point,
a"1,?rtvn'fin,,f? '"y/?vernment betwaen efnckmt-y
powers T^TlV^;^' a? V* hn?l ??? ? 'llvislor, of
vuinn rt* . "nde??saad believe thai much di
.I ni?.?.!, in,amlnis,r,'.,,iVf> 'u,WPr no, w?lp make., i,
? w.vLi J*S a.<:rom,,|"!'' positive gool, bal is itself
sc?!? , .???'??V,VK 8,>ro"s ,,:,rm '?? snaking postttvS
J ".lon .litlK-iHt or impossible. Th-v also believe
Loon. ', ,lfv' 1,inn L1!? Principle of locating ra
sponsiiainty uponi public officers so clearly thai
Ht'v ?^"n"0t ?V:,,.U> "? Kv,r> d..puttme,,| of th'
City government ls conducted from necessity upan
ihis ,.,s,s. end i, is poi sppareni why the alf
Terent department--, in their relation to the prin?
cipal administrator of the ci;v. u,e Mayor should
rot ba carried on in ths Interesi of the city upon
alie same theory.
TIIK MA.IOUITV SHOULD nt'l.E.
The undersigned re'oKniz>* that. In a work like
tha: of preparing a Charter for Greater X. w-York.
tha. views of thc majority of thw to whom th.
duly of framing a charter ia commuted most pre?
vail. P'ronsly as they believe that In the points
Indicated the charter ls at fault, tbsp are never
On less prepared to support, it, for IRS reasons
already given; hut. in doing so, they wish it
to be known that they think the charter is con?
structed In these particulars upon B wrong theory
Thai charter, at those points, tapes!* for safety
to a division of power The undermined, ai these
points, would seek safety, on Hie other hand liv
locatlrt: responsibility so clearly thal there |a ,,,,
possibility of evading lt. Respectfully,
W. I, RTRONO.
?BTH l.ow.
A NEW ASSISTANT DISTRICT-ATTORNEY.
PHILIP CA*RPF.N*TKR CU08JBN TO SITCKKD ItAR
toyv BJ, WRRRS,
Pistrlot-Attorney Olcott yesterday afternoon an?
nounced the appointment ol" Philip I arpenter as an
Assistant Dlstrlc:-AttoriH y. at a salary of "7.".i>*
a year, ta succeed Barlow s. Weeks, who resigned
some time ago. Mr Carpenter lias e. law offlce St
No. 3S Park How He will laka Offlcs on March 1.
A 7.IXC TRUST FORMED.
COMPAMIRBj COMBIMR with a capitam/at-ox nr
lin.un.ooo.
Bethlehem, Penn., Fa-b. 19.?It wns announce.i
here to-night that the Lehigh Zinc and Iron Com?
pany, ivhose mammoth plant ls in Sou!)-. Bethle?
hem!, and the Florence /.inc Works, al FrccBIBIIB
burt;, three miles from hare, are In thc zinc "com?
bine," the capita' of which la ttSsflsMW, H. ft,
Palmer, formerly president of th- New-.let si y
Zinc and iron i'nn"pany. will bs presldenl of the
new cosspany; August (lochaber vain in venera!
manager, and J. Pries Wetherill, of the local plant.
consulting engineer
THE PASSENGERS BADLY SCARED.
AN" ArPAHKNTI.Y MAP r>OG"r* Wll.n CARKRR
Anorxn Tim WAiTiNr.-iionM at twkntv
THIUD-ST. AND TKB KAST nivi;n.
rx iv"** ten.^.. -.. . ?--*"
lot of people late jester lay afternnon In the Green
point fern-house, at Fast Twcntv-third-st., and hi!
a boy on tl-e hand. The lad. WllttaBB O'Rrlen. of
Ko. Bl Fast Tw<nti.'th-st., was taken to Hellevuc
Hospital, where his wound was nuta-rtaad. it was
about t> o'cloct* when the dog WSS Hrs! St en in the
waitlas room jf IBM ferry ti...:s?. A boat had Ju?t
arrived, and the doors were sbOOt to ba op. ii<il to
let those wait lag gd to th* f.-rrv fur ttie eastward
trip. Then- wera more than :. hundred person* in
the room, over half of Ute**" being women.
The dog got imo the firry-house past thc tVkai
seller. It squeezed hy two wotn.ii. with arms fall
of bundlrs. One of the wom-n saw the doir.
screamed, and dropped half her borden. The ani?
mal paid no attention to th.m and l.urrvd insid..
Ir the waiting-room lt BBSBSB to nu; round and
round yelping and snapplni; wildly. Tbs woolen
catliere.i up tht-lr skins and hastened, to different
j.nrts of the room, some of them dropping psckSC'S
they lad h.ld and not stopping to pick them up. A
few Of the women sen-aineal. av!,il.* two or three f- !1
to their kines in tba general scram!.!' for plans
of safety The men, Mo. were not at all anxious
,o come within roach of the do*-'s jaws, and SOOtfbl
to get a* far from Hie animal as posstbla lr. Ihe
out. kest time possible The gatekeeper on the oat
?Ids of the big dun- saw tbe dog snd tbs Bealng
people, and opened the gate to let the paaseng. rn
get to the boat. Fvery one fled from the waiting
room to the how of Uv boat.
To-mg O'Brien wasn't mm-h afraid of the animal,
but bs did not want to get too naar lt, rio bs
walked tow.nd the Kate, while th- dog coi,llnuc.l Its
?ir.-,ut.ms route around thc walHng-rooa-j. As lt
anproached O'Brien it did not seem t.. Bec nun ana
ok. t ni walking. But as tbe dog went psst bin
ft ie, e. Uup ind tri.-d to bite him. Hs pd out hla
hand to ward off ths dog and was blttst* St tbs
"Shea'^'k ?l??dog across, tlie street to? n_ atorage
SOLD FORGED RAILROAD TICKETS.
BUOKERS IR UrWRR RROADWAt OOMPUATR OF
an atXRORD BWlKDIaRR,
On a charge of selling forged tickets purponlng
to be issued by tbs l'.-nnsylN.ini.a Ri.llroii.l t'oni
?;1,1V Darid Strong, twenty-thr.e y-ars old va ho
gave his address as Bonestown. l'tnn.. waa locked
up last night in tba nnm-h-sl. police aUUsta. Wbsn
i?. was searoned Uss than R waa found in ma poa.
Bcaatoa including two counterfeit tifiy-c.nt pleoss.
Resides, there wee five of What are known Bl
"card tlcl-.ts " ons g.-nuln.* and f?"r forged one.i
toing found In his pockets. They all pu.portfd to
bs gOOd for inSSagC tO Philadelphia, tba KOoil tick?
et having been bought In Jersey i Hy yesterday
while the others wen; dated as if bolai on Monday
last.
Strong, lt ls alleged set out last evening to beal
the tlckel-scalrns, along DlOSJWSy, and lt ls be
Hived that he liud at least one sonia itt, mle. H.
walked into the offlce of W. H. Hurtoiighs. at No
6 Astor House, about t* aaYlock. and solti Ihr.-e o
the forged tick.ts t.. tile I lek.I -sea per'* laoihei
for tl. Mr. Rurroughs was busy at the time wlli
a customer, but aft>-r Strong had dOportad Bal nskc
bis BsOthSt what ticltets he li.ul liought. On lo.'k
Ing tha-m ov.-r he found that two of lhasa bore Hu
same number, and that all three were badly hlurr.-i
and Imperfect looking, and, suspecting they wt t
fogged, i'lirrougha ran into Drosdwsy IO hunt fo
the swindler.
H.m. t Strong coming ou! of snottier ticket-scalp
offlce, ai No. Ht Broadway. He grabbed his
111..- Tliei
et urned th
ST'S oftV'-. .a: No. U
I,> Die collar ati-l took bim into his
he mad.* Strong ?"Ve op thc Jo nt..l
tickets to him.
By llllh lin"* Cagney Hrol liefs, of Xii. '.'fi\ lal on
Way, and a balf-dossa other brokers, who had hear
of iii.- swindle, .ame, rushing with brea thiess hs I
Into Burroughs's OSes, lohn Cagney had bougr
two of the tickets, paying dV, tor both, and li
tried to make Strong give up the money. Hot won!
were uae<l to the prisoner, who sal.I nothing.
Tl,en Policeman Oeorga Slants w,is railed In an
searched Strong rlKht th.*r.-. He found ths mom
laid tickets described, sad took thc prisoner to ti;
Church-st. station, where several of His ti''k>
brokers follow, d snd Bturrstigha snd Cagnaj mm
tho charge.
The tick.'ta w.re sent to thc Pennsylvania Hal
road ticket office, at the foot of < orllandl-*t.. I
Sergeant Porter. There they werai onamintd by ti
ticket agent and others connected with tbs rna.
wlto pronounced them forgeries, excepting lb* or
bought In Jersey City yssttarda-.
HONORS rAID TO MR. HERBERT
A DAY* OF FEASTING AND FE8TIVITT IN
CHARLESTON.
the ncat-TAmr axd the oFnrER.s of the
FLEET Kt'MPTFOl'PI.Y ENTERTAINED AS
THK OU__ll OF THE IITT.
Charleston, K. c., Feb. 19.-The festivities In
honor of Secretary Herbert nnd the Navy were
.. minuet! this morning, lasted throughout the
?lay. and are still in progress late to-night. In
the shape of a naval and military ball tendered
l>.v the city to Its guests. The committee of citl
s-ens. headed l,v Major Smith and made up of
the leading men and oftloials nf Charleston,
called nn Secretary Herbert, his party and Ad
mnal Bunoa at the Charleston Hotel at 10:.",0
o'clock this morning. The vlsltr.rs were then
taken out fur an exterded drive. In which most
Ot tho historic points in and about the city wen
visited. Afi.r this sight-seeing expedition the
guests of Um city wara ontertalred at luncheon
at the house of Major Oeorge H. Edwards,
Where they met a distinguished party of citi?
zens.
The liineheon was scarcely over before Mayor
?myth .aile., officially on the Secretary at the
? 'hm i.-st..;,. 'Carriugea wera provided, and Mr.
Herbert, his friends. Admiral Hun.-e and his
P-rsonal staff wert driven to the city Hall.
Where a public reception was held In the Coun?
cil Chamber. Secretary Herbert was presented
to John i.rimhall. chairman of IBM Reception
Committee, by Mayor Smyth, nnd Mr Orimbnll
welcomed him to Charleston In a short and ap
proprlnte address Mr. Orimbnll is a graduate
of the Naval Academy, being Admiral Dunce's
Junior I.y ..ne year. The> were at Annapolis
together, but Mr. Orimbnll Joined the Confederate
cause and waa an officer of the cruiser Alabama.
Thc reception eon tin Jed for an hour, and was
Attended bv the otllcers of the Beet and hun?
dreds ,.f th.* most prominent m. :*. and women of
the city.
With a rest of three hours Secretary Herbert,
Admiral Bonce and the officers appeared once
more lr. public. This time they were the spe?
cially honor.,i guests at a ball given in th*ir
honor by the people of charleston. This function
was brilliant nnd imposing. The invitation
were limited t.. soo, and every parson who re
celvefl ..rn- attended. Not since ante-bellum
daya has an entertainment of <-.|uai magnificence
1? en given in Charleston.
Th-' Puritan lias arrived in port and will prob?
ably remain here for several weeks. The Terror,
tbe Amphitrtte, and possibly the Vesuvius, will
do likewise. The Dolphin returns to Florida
Braters, and the big cruisers and battle-ships will
sail (or Norfolk to-morrow evening.
Tn-m..rr..v.- the fistivities in ihe forenoon will
he th. entertainment by the officera <>f citizens
on th. ir ships, and many private luncheons and
breakfasts will be given on shore.
?~m
TOLEDO ELEVATORS IX FLAMES.
FIRE ItACi.NO OX TIIE RIVER FRONT AND
IPRKADINO.
Toledo. Ohio. Keb. 10.?At midnight the Lake
Shot.' elevator on the river front ls in flames
and will he destroyed, and the fire ls spreading
t.. Klevator H. which will probably go. too. Each
bas a capacity ot 128,000 bushels and is said
to be fully slocked. They are owned by Pad?
dock. Hodge & Co. The loss will approximate
1300,000. The surrounding property ls in gnat
i;,i ger. A heavy winn blowing in ott the river
is hampering the work of the firemen.
-e?
SPAIN WINS IX THE PBILIPPINES.
A ?_....- .....ila..!.-. nra
PORTED.
Madrid, Feb 19.?A dispatch from Manila, the
capitol <>f the Philippine Islands, says that the
Spaniards have won a brilliant victory over the
insurgents, and inflicted a crushing blow ?.n
the rebellion
The troops attacked the rebel stronghold at
Wilangi which was desperately defended by a
large foi..' of insurgents. The fighting was
without material advantage to either side until
th.- troops were ordered to storm the rebel posl
tlon.
The command WSJ obeyed with alacrity. The
r.-:,els mad.* a brief Btund against the onrush of
th.- troops, and then those who w.re able to do
:.,, Bed precipitate!;, in the direction of Ymus.
which is now th.- last rallying point of th.* ln
aurgents.
Th- Unas <>f the troops ls not stated, but the
number of rebels killed is placed at Bim.
spains ORGAN ATTACKS CLEVELAND.
HIS Agni 'T'.'NS OF "'.'..il) FAITH HKl'I-AHE.) TO
lit: K.ll'lY aUJEOBO ANAU' HISTS AKI'I.STr't>.
ihiv.ii.a, rob. m.-The "Luella" ridlenlea the
praise that bsa leen bestowed i.i..m President Cleve?
land for saying thal be is opposed to the sailing of
filibustering esr?edltlons from ihe United Stat..-, it
._.?? i, would i?- prefer..!.le foi- him to mahe prac?
tical and effective opposition lo the sailing of m.. li
expedition*, iiist.-a.i of mahlng repeated protesta?
tions of fcoo.1 fall li io Spain,
i I- said ti-' "a- police have discovered an
V.iirchlaa nlot here, an.l hiv- arrested Alfonso
No! !-.i Jos* OonuSea and Jose Ban Martin, all of
"ti!!- V.titi*'i'<1'onMil here denies an Interview ihat
?? .li to have been had with him i.y the eerre*
?pond/nt ot .. New-York newspaper.
OEM. ROLOFF SAM) T<) HAVE QONI TO CUBA.
General Rbi .ff. Ihe Cuban against whom indictment
mta ,.,.,',.?,... *., and for ni** alleged connection with
filibustering i m editions and whose bail bond of CW
was for;, ii.-.i i.y h,.-. iwn-appearsnce wa.m ia* trial
w',_ called ii Baltimore tins week, is believed te
lei ve "one to Cuba, ll is nor known whether be went
on the filibuetertna steamer Bermuda, or went by way
of Kev West. At ali events, he packed up lit--* belong
in.. ... U),. j, niue In which he was living in Brooklyn
on Monday nt '.iii*1 ween" ?n** w"ur ?way, ostensibly
to soesr for trial in Baltimore. Knee then be ).a*
not been seen bul Cubans in thia city do not deny
? '. ,i he may now be In Cuba. lt la said that several
other Indictments were likely to be obtained against
lum. and that i! was simp er for lam to forfeit the
Hist baU bond lhan to walt for other obligations to
pile up against him
PRESENTED IE THE NAME OP texas.
k sil.vi-.i. siavp'i: PBOJI THI UMI_ KAI KATI
Tu rr.H i:\rri-K-sitii' OP HEH NAME.
Qalveatou, Ten., iv,> ,!> Tao thousand peopk
witnessed the preBentntlon of the silver service tc
?he battle-ship Texas on the plaza in front of thc
Beach Hotel this evening. Captain Class, a..om
panted by b'a otneers, arrived al the wharf abort!]
nfi.r 1:10 o'clock this afternoon. Thev wats fol
lowed by the bluejuehete and marines af the Texas
and all wera- paeetved and escorted by the loea
military to tha Tremont Hotel, where they wen
met hy (lovel nor CulbsrSOU and staff. After i
V,i i. if riTcoiion ai tin- hotel the line of march wa
resumed fo ihe Beach Hotel the state officials
officers of tl*.- Texas. Silver Service and Receptloi
ij.niminr.* i..-iii- In rsrriMM and sscjorted b.
m irll is bluejackets and the Stale nillllla.
After the band had play.-d "My Country. 'Tis r.
Thee" "Dixie" me' "Yankee Doodle." liov.-ino
I'ulbetson wss Introduced, and In a brlel and elo
aueni speech he eapressed the sincere sppreclatloi
of the |..-..|.|.. it the lilith compliment which ha,
l,,,ll DBid lha State I.y Ihe S.creti.ry of the Nav*.
,' ,, ii ? slight token of thal feeling commission?
him to present a silver service through CsptSll
Ulasa io the battle-ship named after the State o
Wheo Ihe Oovernor intoned, presentations wer
?,,,,,. embracing * Lone Slur Hag. portraits c
Austin and Houston, a collection of Texas historic
',i.i works l.v Tessa authors, and B small servir
n. silver bv various chapters of ihe Daughters <
? ha Remit.II. Captain -lase ..-.ponded in a ha pp
ve.. H. 'poke euloglstically of tl,.- bsttle-shl
?Vexi- and described her aa nm- of th.- best an
mi.nelii-st ships In the American Navy. Captal
?|.M WBB enOTuslBStlCslly applauded. At the cot
elusion Of hi* r.-in.. i ks a guard pf bluejacket
?_! f, rm.-.i around the "liver service, which cot
Sms offourteen pieces of sterling silver, welghlr,
1 JMi ounces and costin! ?0*. After Ihe public lin
Iriiipected th* gift the btue-Jachets eenveyed
"'To-Vi.pht' lh'.X".a!,. ? r Of the Texas were BUM
laded Bl 'I Knoll bull.
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FLORIDA JA.'KS.iNVM.I.K. ST. AUGUSTINE
New-Torh and nerida Umltod-Pennsylvanl
nJiithein and F. C. * P. will operate extra Pullm.
fceoer New*Vork IO 8-. Allgusltae, 12:10 noon. we,.
Monday 22; ?aturday, 2.. t" a.-.-.jmmo.lat.- Ineraasi
ffBVeT W. V Offices. 271 and Ki Brosdwe>.-Adv
AUTONOMY FOR CRETE.
LORD SALISBURY'S PROPOSAL.
SUGGESTING A GOVERNMENT SIMILAR
TO THAT OF SAMOS.
nissiA 18 POR rsis-o FOrcb with the pe
FIANT UTT!,E KINGDOM -FRANCK IROES
THE HELLENIC OnVRRNMRNT TO
RE RKASONAHI.E.
Constantinople, Feb. 1J??A report that Lord
Salisbury, the Rritish Prime Minister, had sent
a circular note to the Powers favoring the grant?
ing of autonomy to Crete, with a prince of ('reece
to ntlmlnister the affairs of the Island, is con?
firmed.
It is reported 'hat Lord Salisbury and the
Marquis di Itudlnl, the Rritlsh and Italian
Prime Ministers, have recommended that the
Towers agree to grant autonomy to Crete
upon lines similar to those upon which
autonomy was given to the Island of
Samoa, the affairs of the Island to tie ad?
ministered under the rule of a Greek Prince.
Hemline tho completion of the arrangements In?
volved In this plan the British and Italian Pre?
miss' agreement permits tho coitlt nation of
the status SOO In Crete.
It is reported hep., that Photlides Pacha, the
I-ovlsional successor to Corgi Rorovitih Pacha
as christian CaOraraoT of Crate, has declined to
ct.tlnue to discharge tl,.* duties of that office
and that Karath-odorl Pacha will be appointed
to the Governorship of the Island.
The Turkish squadron In Cretan waters will
o-nsist nominally of nine Ironclads and twenty
five torpedo boats.
St. Petersburg. Feb. lrt.-Russla, it is said, Is
prepared to dring about the forcible expulsion of
the Greek torpedo flotilla from Cretan waters,
the disarmament of the Greek troops In Crete
and a blockade of the Greek coast If the Hel?
lenic Government persists in Its imprudent atti?
tude. If ("reece goes to war with Turkey she
will tte left to fight her battles alone.
Paris. Fib. 1!?.-The 'Temps" says that the
Powers are resolvid to sreak firmly to the Gov?
ernment of Athens, sol -ly from fidelity to the
tradition that Frtnce and Gr. at Rritain wish to
exhaust all means of conciliation before consent?
ing to the other measures so urgently demanded
by the courts allied to the Greek dynasty.
FRUITING GOES ON IN THE ISLAND.
MoSI.KMR m-TRKATI.Vr* AND f-TRIlorNIlED?AC
OS SaRUfS AfTION OP THE OREKKr".
Canea, fab. Ifl.?Thc Moslems have abandoned
Voucoulis and have retreated to Allkianos,
where they are new surrounded. Fighting is
BOW going on there.
A crowd of Moslems marched to-day to the
mlltary headquarters here and demanded that
the;- bo furnished with arma In order to relieve
their c-mrades. Martini rifles nnd ammunition
were given to them, and they marched out of
the city. Later fighting occurred on the hills
near ti o city, with no decisiv? results on either
side.
The Austrian Viee-Cfansul at Herakllnn con?
firms thc report of the massacre nf "_'.IK)0 Mos
lems by the Cretan Christians at Sltla, on the
eastern extremity of the Island.
Colonel Vassos, commanding the Greek forces
in Crete, has given orders to his troops to refrain
ll Ult I 11 !??11 iflt ?"SlaL I ll.*, tail's I*-.**' ps ??? a . ?**???. ~ -*E.JW.J- ***--.**?
men under his command will show equal respect
and observe equal treatment to all peacefully
diap is d persons.
The C.r'eK Consulate h.^re is now being guard?
ed by Russian marines, who will be successive?
ly relieved by marines from the other foreign
warships. Tt," Creek Consul withdrew the
Greek guard from the Consolata in obedience to
r.rders from the Admirals of the foreign squad
rr ns. The Consul, in complying with the or?
der, protested that the Admirals were exceed?
ing their functions In taking su-h action against
1.1m.
('.lionel \'as?n" had mounted guns on the
heights of AkrViii and made preparations to
capture the Turkish fort at Voucoulis. which
avas saboeqoently abandoned by the Moslems,
The Rritlsh and Russian Consuls went to Balloo
to endeavor to put a stop to tba hostilities.
-a
stoppkd hy imrrisn warships.
r,R.-; :k VTSSBTfif ROT Ai,t*iWKti TO I.AM, MEN
ult sri'i'i.iifl IS CRRTR,
Paris. Feb. RV?A dispatch from Canea says
that tbs Krltish warships In Cretan waters
have prevented the landirg of a force of Greek
troops which arrived there on board the Greek
warship Alphios.
Athens, Feb. RV?A Rritish ironclad has pre?
vented the steamer Junon from debarking pro?
visions intended for Ih>* use of the Qrssh troops
in Crete. , ,
The Greek steamer Pan Hellenic, conveying
munitions of war to the insurgents in Crete, has
ben stopped and turned hack by a Rritish cruis?
er. The action <>f th<* Rritish vessel has created
the fiercest Indignation bars.
RKINFORCING THF, FRENCH FU'.ET.
STKKNl'TIIKNlN'. TIIK CRSWS 0? TIIK STARSHIP!
IN CllKTAN WATERS.
Rrest. Feb. Rt.?All of the officers and men of
the French Navy who are absent on leave from
this stetion have been ordered to rejoin their
viss.-ls without delay.
A detachment <>f men will leave the naval sta?
tion at Toulon lu-morrow to reinforce the crews
Of tlv* ships firming tbs .Mediterranean Seat.
LITTI.K RAI.KAN STATES A^Tin.
BREYIa to roriusr brr troops mortrrroro
??KKl'ARKr" KOR TROCRLR,
London. Feb. 19.?A dispatch from Vienna to
it news agency says that the Oovernment of
Servia datcMed to. mobilize the Servian troops
and that Prince Nicholas of Matmtenagro has re
? all.-d all ..tlbers of the Montenegrin Army who
nre now absent <>n leave.
ADVICR <>F THK POWER! To TOMKI
Till* OTT..MAN COYKItNMKNT AI'VU-KP TO AU
KTAIN PROR 1'KKl 1T1TATK A<T1<?*.
London. Feb. 19.?Ia the House of Commons
to-day George N. Cirzon. Under Foreign Secre?
tary, seld In answer ti questions that the Porte
had "Bot announced any Intention to send troops
to Crete. The general advice of the Powers ta
Turkey was to abstal* from precipitate action.
Letachtnenta of marines from the foieign war?
ships Mr. Curzon suld, were now occupying
Canes, Sltla and Rrtlmo. and lt was probal,;.
that thev would soon occupy the other Cretar
ports. In addition to this, the Rritish. Rusaiar
and italian COflaRaUS had gone to Selino for th'
purpose of preventing further outrages there ana
to relieve the suffering Moslem families.
James Roavth.-r, C..nsr\ atlve. Men,ber for thi
Thnnet Iilvislon of K-U. asked what steps hac
lean taken to relieve the Moslems In the In
t? rior.
Mr Curzon replied that tho Powers were doini
all that they possibly could to relieve them.
HERMAN PRESS ATTACKS ENGLAND.
."ONI.KMNRI) HAVA'IKI.Y POR HK1TSINO TO AH
SRNT TO THK BUM KAI'R "a- THK 1*111.Kl BJ,
Rerlln, Feb. RV?The "N'eueste Nachrlchten
make* a violent attack upon Great R.ltaln oe
eau*, of her reported refusal to Join O-rman
and the other acquiescing Powers in th" pro
p...-.il to bl...katie the Piraeus. Tue atti'ude a"
suiued by Knglatid, th.' pal et .b-lares. has bee
Ihe -uiV t of a l,.at?d .onaersatlon tie* wee
Count von Hatzfeldt. tin* German Anita ISS 1B
to Great Rritain. and Lord Sallabury.
Tha "National Zeitung" says: "Great Brltal
?,s gCOOUNTg AT THR ^T QROROR, imor.KI.YN.
At.l.KCKt) Tn BB gHORT.
T R TwaltS, the cashier of the Hotel St.
Oeorge. Brooklyn, disappeared on Wednesday last.
Bnd nothing has 'been heard of him since then.
Captain William Tumbridge ordered aa examina?
tion to be made of the missing cashier's books
arith the result that his accounts were found to
b, between nA* and K.0M short. The eas- baa
been placed In the hands of the police, and de?
tectives are looking fer Tu alts.
- ? ?-?
J GERMAN MERC11AXT ARRESTED.
TAKEN TO T.mi.OW STREET Mit ON A -HARR?
OP PRAUD iNVOi.viN.; neari.v aqeaii
TEH OP A MU.Ll->N
rerdtnand Mav. a wealthy whalebone merchant,
o' ??e?sburg, Oermnny, was arrested yesterday by
- .utr-Bberi- Wallering at the imperial Hotel on
_n order atoned by Justice Pryor, In the supreme
i'ourt in a sub brought by the Allgemetne Klsi.es.
itsche Bsnk Oeaellschsft, of strasburg, against him
and his psrtnera ha buetoese, Julina Well and Jan.*
w.-il Arbach, to recover 6222.nn> :>??>.
Messrs St.ltih.ir.lt and O.il.lm.ui, of No. ll Pine*
st represent the plaintiff in this city, and Karl
Woelffle. an Imperial bank Inspector of Germany,
ls In N.w York to prosecute the suit. lb' h.is made
BB affidavit BCCUS-lg May and his partners of seeur
lui? Iff*~"*M trmm fae bank on hills of eZOhnngl
drawn by th- 'lim on K. D. Marqu.ild, of No. Ill
Krauklin'-si . ibis city. The bills, lt ls alleged, wen
dishonored by Harguald, and an lnves^iiKatior
showed that the r< pr. sent at lons made by May tc
the bank were false.
Inspector Woelffle avers that between Deeemlier
IVS., and September, I**".;. May represented to th.
bank that his timi had consigned to Mir.pial.
133,f?Xi pounds of Whalebone, valued at over |500,COi]
snd thal lt was stand In warehouses In New-York
one being at Ko. IM :""l 1;'3 W ishlngtan-st Ralf
lng on th" truth of these statements, the bank pei
mltted May tO draw Bgal-Bl these supposed ship
ments of whalebone to the amount of $222,310.19.
Upsn presentation, the bills of exchange w. n di*
honored, but May explain-.i that there had been
mistake of some kind between his firm and Mar
qiiald, which would have to tn- straightened out b
fore tin- bills would be honored. The bank the
sent the Inspector to this city, and an Investlgatlo
was set going, which resulted in the discovery tha
JdarausM dented receiving tbe alleged shipment t
whalebone. The inspector failed to lind any whab
bone In the warehouses as represented by May. an
could nut find some of the warehouses named. Ma
came to the city on January 21, and lt ls allege
that when Inspector Woelffle demanded an ej
planutlon from bim admitted that his firm wa
insolvent, alni that no whalebone had been ?hlpp?i
His arrest followed. Ha was lodged In l.ui.lir
Street Jail In default of H06.000 ball.
fl again pursuing a separate policy In opposition
to the common Interests of the Powers. Whether
KnRlanrl thrown ofT her ols-ruiaao and openly
-ides with Oreece. or pursues her underhand
Policy, (he Towers In either case ought to follow
their own course, opposing with united front
any attempt to embroil Europe."
Paris, Feb. 10.-The -Matin," In an article on
the Cretan situation, says that Russia and Ger?
many alone favor the proposal to blockade the
Piraeus. *
STUDENTS AND GENDARMES FIGHT.
K DKMONSTRATION OF GREKK SYMPATHIZERS IN
PARIS ENDS IN DISORDER.
Paris, Keb. lfl?FiftPon hundred students took part
:o-nlght In a phllo-Oreek procession, which ended In
a conflict with the gendarmes. The procession,
which was h<*1d at a bte hour, was a disorderly one,
ind when the gendarmes attempted to make the
'tudents behave themselves a fight occurred In which
IWO Ct the gendarmes were wounded. Eighty of the
"tudents were arrested.
GREEKS IN A FIERCE .MOOD.
r-opti.Au DRMARDg that their government
RESIST THE POW RM AT ANV TOST.
Athens. Feb. 10.?The proposals of some of the
European Powers to take coercive measures
Sgalnut Greece to enforce their prohibition of
('.nek action in Crete have aroused fierce pub?
lic resentment throughout the Kingdom, and
popular .bmands that the Government resist
the action of the Powers at any cost are being
ma.le In nil Quarter*, The Government, barked
by the unanimous sentiment of th* people, still
Insists that the Oreek flotilla In Cretan waters
shall be allowed to act in a.a. rdance with the
purposes for which the vessels were sent. If
the European squadrons should prevent Greece
from geting against the Turks by sea, a revolu
llon In. Macedonia and Epirus ls certain to fol?
low. Th.* attitude ass*im.*d by the Liberals In
the Hi-it ish Parliament In regal d to Crete ls
hailed with great enthusiasm here. Greece has
relied, and still relies, upon an upheaval of the
free peoples everywhere in her behalf, and this
feeling of confidence in the sympathy of Europe
rrenerally go.-s far toward explaining the de?
fiant course she has taken.
In the course of a debate in the Chamber of
I'eputies last evening Premier Delyannls said
that the Government was seeking to discover
the reason for the action of the Powers In oppos?
ing the operations of Greece In Crete. As a re?
sult of the Investigations, he said, the Cabinet
had arrived at certain conclusions, which, how?
ever, he was not yet able to communicate to the
Clumber further than to declare that Greece
would persist In her policy and course of action
In Crete.
The military preparations on the part of
Greece continue. Two more classes of the re?
serves have b.-en called out. The King openly
favors resistance to the demands of the Powers.
The Greek cruiser Bpesln, with full steam up,
n lying In the Piraeus awaiting orders to pro?
ceed to Cretan waters, and advices from Mace?
donia say that all of th" principal bridges and
roads in that territory are mined in readiness
to destroy them in order to prevent the advance
of the Turks.
A dispatch from Canea says that three of the
great Poefers are tn favor of a union between
Crete and Oreece.
It ls reported that King George will appeal to
the Hellenic race for a great national loan to
meet the expenses of the military and naval
preparations.
LOCKED HIM IX TIIE ICEBOX.
IN HIS STORE.
Three men walked Into the butcher shop of
Demeaotno Russo, -it No. 261 Fourth-ave., Brook?
lyn late yesterday afternoon and asked for a leg
Of mutton. The butcher stepped to the Ice chest to
get lt and tho m-n locked him In. They then rilled
his cash box and made off with l-'-V
About half an hour afterward Mrs. Russo came
downstairs and looked around for her husband.
After looking everywhere else, ns a last resort she
tried th.- iceboa and found him there, speechless
and nearly fro-r.-n. The police are now looking for
the robbers. ________
BIG EIRE IX WILMINGTON, X. C.
FLAMES BREAK OCT tN THE BU HM Ml SECTION
ano sri.kai) raimpi.v BRRORR a
Hb'.H WINI).
Wilmington. N. C., Pcb. 10.-Fire started at
11:10 o'clock to-nlKht at Front and Grace sts.. in
the clothing store of H. Marks, and is sweeping
the northern section of the block. The seaboard
Air Line officeJs now on tin*. The buildings
burned so far were wooden ones.
A strong wini is blowing and the fire I? spread?
ing _______?_
.4 HOTEL CASHIER MISSING.
THE SEW RRAI. ESTATE LAW (>K NEW-TOR!
took effect Oct ls;, |Nt
Analytical Index and
Qutde l > Burera and .*t_ier.* ol Real Relats by
UKO. Wt. VAN SH'I.KN
N-.-ded by i way heir, monga*.??-. hayer, owner, crei
Itor, corporation, assignee, receiver, executor; ever;
body. Bend fl to HE.'OUI) _ GUIDE. 14 Vesey-St
N. Y.-Advt.
THE TREATY WILL GO OVER
FILIBUSTERS IN CONTROL.
ALL HOPE OF ACTION AT THIS 8E88IOW
DISAPPEARS.
THE SENATE SPENDS SEVEN HOI'Rfl AND A HAtf
IN DEBATE. WITH THE RESULT ONLY. OP
FORCING THE OPPONENTS OF THE
ARBITRATION AGREEMENT TO
SHOW THEIR HANDS.
Washington. Feb. RV?When the Senate ad?
journed at 8 o'clock to-night, after a secret ses?
sion of seven and a half hourn. It waa apparent
to the most sanguine friends of the general
treaty of arbitration with Great Rritain that no
vote could be secured at this session of Congress.
The fact that a motion to postpone until March
Tt had been defeated by a vote of .10 to 20 af?
forded no aatlsfaotlon. On the contrary, lt em?
phasized the fact that those fighting the treaty
intended there should be affirmative action of no
kind.
The debate proceeded In regular order until fl
o'clock, when Senators, tire.j of the discussion
and weary In body, left the chaml.er and re?
turned to their homes. For two hours longer
there was a dreary succession of yea and nay
calls, and calls of the Senate for purpose of se.
curing a <|uorum. which was no sooner found to
be present than it would disappear. Fillbuster
inK was Indulged In with old-time vigor, and
when, after two hours of this sort of thing, the
call of the Senate failed to establish the presence
of a quorum, a motion to adjourn prevailed, and
the treaty was left hanging in the air.
At the close of ."esterday's session Mr. Sher?
man sra ve notice that he would ask the Senate to
"sit it out" to-day. The contest began as soon
as the doors were closed with considerable en?
ergy on the part of th* friends of the treaty,
but they soon wearied In the struggle with the
inevitable. Messrs. Rodge and Frye spoke brief?
ly, but with great spirit, urging that the vote
be taken this afternoon. Mr. Laid-fe said there
could be no doubt that evvy Senator had made
up his mind how he would vote ard any fur?
ther delay would be a wa>te of time and an ex?
hibition of a desire to prevnt aa tion of any sort.
OPPOSITION DRIVEN FROM COVER.
The speech of Senator Lodge was an effort to
"shell the hushes." and if was successful In
driving into the open thc enemies of the treaty.
He was at once confronted with a retort from
Senator Teller and Senator Stewart to the ef?
fect that no vote could be bad. Mr. Teller then
took the floor and spoke for an hour -.gainst the
treaty and against present action.
In the course of his argument Mr. Teller said
that he was not prepared to say he would not
vote for the treaty. He favored the principle of
arhitratlon, but the treaty had been bungled and
badly drawn, anl he believed there should be
ample time for its consideration. The more the
treaty was discussed the more prominent became;
the objections which had been made to lt. Tha,
Bengt*, Mr. Teller said, ought not to he asked
to vite on so Important a question at thia late
day In the session The State Department had
been four years in framing a treaty which lt be?
lieved to he perfect, but which the majority of
the Senate knew did not protect the Interests of
the American people.. if *?>? ?*-- -
iener asKert, should the Administration and the
country be so insistent that the Senate should
deal finally with the suhject in a few BfSSlBBl
MR. DANIEL ATTACKS THE TREATY.
Mr. Daniel, of Virginia, made ono of those
speeches, finished In oratory and rhetoric, for
which he ls noted. He addressed the Senate for
upward of two hours, and made a powerful Im?
pression. He was against tne treaty, and ad?
vanced some of the strongest arKuments which
have yet been heard. War was not a bad thing.
Mr. Daniel said, when the nation that went to
war had the right on its side and was uphold?
ing the honor and Integrity of Its people. Tha
I'nited States was the only country Great Brit?
ain feared, and if she could put this country
under bonds to keep the peace, she would go
ahead with her policy of aggression and ag?
grandizement, and laugh at any protest the
CnRed States might make, or defy any position
it might assume against h?*r oppression of the
peoples of the Western BeSBSSJ here. The Ameri?
can people were a people of peace; the policy
of the country for 130 years had been one of
pea^e. It had arbitrated its differences time
and again, and was pledged to that principle;
but when lt went Into a solemn compact for
that purpose with C.reat Rritain, there should
l?e an equality of terms. The I'nlted .""tates had
everything to lose by the treaty, and Great
Rritain everything to gain. The C. ngress of
the I'nlted States had never declared war unless
war was Justifiable; Ihe I'nited States had never
acquired any territory by war unless as the re?
sult of a war that was for defence or necessary
for the perpetuation of the Republic.
"I love the blood of the Revolution." Mr. Daniel
said In one of his impassioned outbursts. '"It ls
full of all that is great and noble in the history
of this country." Mr. Daniel then proceeded to
show that the lessons of the Revolution ought
not to be forgotten, and that the people of the
Cnlted States should be wary of any overtures
made to them by her traditional enemy. C.reat
Rritain. although, speaking the -g-jssj tongue. Of
all the Powers. Lngland was the one the United
States should refuse to folloav blindly. It would
| be a sorry day. he said, for this Nation, when Its
hands were tied by an agreement that gave to
Great Rritain all she asked, and compelled the
Cnited States to keep quiet In the face of the
policy that Nation will continue to follow, re?
gardless of any solemn pledge ahe might give.
Jl STICKS AS ARRITRATORS.
In the course of an analytical criticism of tho
provisions of the treaty. Mr. Daniel said that ths
members of the Supreme Court ought not to be
designated as members of the arbitration tribu?
nal. He favored the Insertion of an amendment
leaving the appointment of the members of that
tribunal to the President, with the advice and
consent of the Senate.
Mr. Hoar suggested that the members of the
Supreme Court had already been confirmed by
the Senate, and .ach member of that body was
well known.
?That may be true," replied Mr. Daniel. "We
know the present members of that court, and we
know them all to BS honorable gentlemen; but
this treatv is for the future. We do not know who
may b* the members of this tribunal in the fut?
ure. All our Presidents have tuen g->od men and
have appointed good men; but we do not know
that all our coming Presidents will be good men
or that thev will be actuated by the same mo?
tives that have aatuated those who have gong
before."
Th.* third and last act speech of the day waa
made bv Senator Lindsay of Kentucky, who
rani the ratification of the convention and
?cil.>n to-day. Mr. Lindsay stoke for almost sn
hour, devoting the most of hla Um* to ? refuta
tl.m of the legal argumentn advanced by Senator
Daniel and others, who have taken the gram nd
hat th,. Senate waa aske.l to yield up Its pre?
rogative as a part of the treaty-making power.
A Ql'ORl'M VAN1SHKS.
At the close of Mr. Lindsay's remarks the mo*
Ron to postpone was voted down. Another ef?
fort was then mads to securs a Ansi vote, but
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