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NEW-YORK, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1897.-TWELVE PAGES. PRICE THREE CENTS. - DISPOSSESSED FROM PIER 1. IROW BTEAMBOAT COMPANY BTICTBD FOR NON-PAYMENT OF RENT. OOMPETTTION FROM rUCTO.ES. TROUaVY LINHS AND BUBVATSO RAILROAD HAS CVT DKCPLY INTO ITS CONDI It-'UAND THAfTIC 4MB CA? BSD A GU?AT DBCLIMI IN ITS TH? ?SPRUIT Y. The Iron Stenmboat Company ha* beer? dis posseanod from its landing at Pier Ma 1. North ft \?er, and representative? of the n.?ck Depart? ?. -it arc now In char?;.? of the pier. Tills move w ta made quietly yesterday I y th? Board of l?...-k (' immlesloner?, who ordered the company llsnooaeaoed, The dtspooaeM notice was served upon th.- officer? and a <'"rv wus i?(>sted on the ?.|. r, but it n-a<i soon torn down. Later In the ,!.iy. how? ver. the Dork Hoard Boni a k. cper to the pier, who ir now in charge The company, watch in capitalised at $500.000, I been running boat? from lha p.er now taken possession of by the city, and from the Albany Pay Lin? Tier, at West Twenty-sec ?nd-st.. to the Iron Pier at Coney Island For a number of years the ?company had practically a monopoly of the Coney Island traffic, and under the man? ai-, m ?-? of Banauel Carpenter it was prosper on? With the advent of the trolley an 1 th? cheap fare by rail to the Island, however, th? patronne? of the route began to fall off, Another formidable rival u> the line appeared in the bi? cycle when the excellent eycle path to Coney la and waa constructed and ?ho buslneoa of th? compon) materially declined. Th.? company gradually dropped from its prominent position a' i was little known, it curtailed it* expenses In every air? lion, even reducing its advertising ? ^penses to such an extent that many person? were ignorant of it* existen.'e. The pier lease i from the city cost the com j .-. in annual rental of 135,100, and. as the company used it for only tw.> or three months each season, it suhlet land'.p.K room to several oceangoing line* For all that, the company f. und it difficult to meet th? rent as ?t came due ?-ach month, and the oolleotlon of dues frc quently caused the Dock Board soma delay In ,. iking up its account* The rent actually due at th? present time is not lar??e, It being only i r ti.e months of November an 1 December, lut Lie Dock ftoard decided that the account n ust If closed before the rtrst of th? yenr. and cordingly Informed the company that the money must be forthcoming or it would be dia : ->? s.-'cd. Th? prOitenl officers of the company are Allan C Washington, president; Uriah Herrmann, treai irer, and A. L Harrison, secretary. The officers ar.d the employes were exceedingly reticent a? to th? ?b-tail? of th?- Slsposs-uslng of the company from th? pier yesterday, n:?A the fact that this liad been done waa even fle nled by aoma of th- <-l?rks at the pier. At th? office of the -;?.-r<:ary o* the Dock Board ir ? is said that the company had he- n dlapoaaeoaed und that th? actual rental <iu? wa? not lar?'?. The papers In the ir.se. the clerk? ?old. were in t!.- possess] u of Commissioner Einstein, who had charge f th? eoWctlon of the rental du?. It I? ' :? -' 1 thai the companj will make arrangements l " land s room at some ? er pier, and thus reduce Its expenses. Th? ? - --? n in no wa) affects i'-s rl?.-!.'? t.. a Isi ling at the rier in \v?-r-? Twenty-second-?.., a? It obtains it? ?ease there from the Albany I ?ay Lin? TILUNGRABT SOT AFTER IT. TWV: ADJUTANT QENERAL? ??ayh hv: wori.i'N t hi: MAJOR-OKNErlAL IN COMMAND Of IHK C?fARD. Albany. De~ ft.?Adjutant-General C. Whitney Tll'lnt-hast thia aft?rt. o- s?t at r^ot all the rumors cor.r.e-tlne him with the Major-Generalshlp of the National Guard, w! I. h rank is to he created if the . | r?organisation la accomplished. In answer to a queatlon he ?aid: I ?..on to i-ay moot emphatically that I tie\?r had any Idea of seeking the poumon of Major . -.-r?. commanding the reorganised Guard. I lon't ?ant it. ar.d ffO'iii) not accept It If II WOT? tendere.l me, ;u.d I have ntvir expressed any other Tins matter of r?organisatlM ha? been u; ?ern.ost In my mind since the flint day I he..i my commission. My only desire In the matter has ? it arblch ha? always prevailed, that when I leer? offl?e the National Gu tr?l Khali be ho much ? r and better than e\er that it will refleci tua ?redit u^on the administration of t.-:? .'om -.. ander-ln-Cklef, Governor Block." "Does lh?s Rtor?tanlzatl?.n Board understand >our ; ? .r.'.'" fea The first day that th?y met I told them that In their deliberation? th>-y must nut for a ? consider how ;<ir report, if adopted, would affect me. but moat work for the ?;ood of tne Guard." BO8T0S "ASCIENTS" it RISK TOO MCt'lir PBBtlSH THF! THOUGHT AND TH.?: THINK ES A OR1.EL CAM MNV RK..-1K N'l K.. Boston. Ij?c 21? ISp? lai) M? rabera of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company are ?on v. ?? itlrred up by what J. O Burdett, of Hingham, ?aid at their "amoka talk" la>t night, which u.?-.. In ef? fect thai they were not a military body and would r.ot be until th-y did thiaus differently. They could do nothing while they eie.'te?* a new commander each year, their m,eetln?T? were too convivial, and they consuaaed t?..j much lii^uor to b? productiva of tfcod military diaolpllna colonel Henry Walker, ? ??commander, replied. Mem bets of the corps feel thai the attack was an unjust one. (in? offi< er aald the only statement tua: was borna Out by the fa.-ts was that military discipline waa wcokaned by the election of a now commander each year. ''? ncorning '.he Statement thai th? Ancients drar.k t?.o much, this man said it was a cruel false? While th? , liked to have ? good time, that sort of thin? end( i with tap of the drum, . alw-ay? found every man under colors, it r.a.i become o<- fash in to ?n <r at the Ancients - .. ? ' of haro drinkers, but, as a matter of fa?:t, they were no'uirg of the ion and wer? much ln terest?-d In the study of military affairs HEAVY CA8B BAIL FORFEITED. ?OSW RSfleiVS PAiT.rnE TO APPEA?*, is' GARDNER MASS., PROBABL1 MCAMS a i/>s? nv ?i?,.v>0. Worcester, Moo*, Dea 2S To-day was the data ?et for the bearing in the ease of .lohn K<-(d, th? aliened bunco-ataerer, In Oardncr Miss., on the charge of havin?: obtained AM from Charlea R irov.ri. of that town, by fraud Reed did lot turn up. ar.<1 the opinion of the ottic r ? concern?d In th-; h that he has ?eft the liaSa for good, and will forfeit the SIMM which waa put up in caah to tall Mm. The hearing wan continued to Hatui day, a:,d Keei was defaulted, - ? si t:.i if slurs from FRASOE TO CANADA. A LINE B?MHMgSD HV THI KI'.KNCII OOVBRN? MKNT T?? MKHM SMRVICI at OJfCfc Quebec. Deo. 29- A letter has been received here from I'aris Blallng that the French Government has Kiv.-n a subsidy of fM.OM francs towaid a sttamihii^ line between Kran a tad Canada and that Mr. \'eri.<-kmot-s, urn of th? n. h; powerful of I the Preach ehipper?, bas oiTei.-u t?. nndartaka lhaJ ?ervice, bealnnin?; Immediately with three steansl l *hlp?. penulriK the conatructlon of t? tee additional | eooaala ISSOMSIA DROVE HIM TO SI ICI DE. A rOUnW MKMHER or THE CANADIAN I'AH- ! UAMtXT UKOWNS H1MSKI.F. foterboro. Ont., I>ec. 2S.-John fcurnham. ?X? Ml n ?r of Parilament and Qaeon'a CounoUlor, com- ' nr.ltted suicide by drowriln? eaily this tnornlni;. Hi bau suffered for month* from Insomnia. Jils wlf? ! i0.liyLJ,,l'0l*Jron' hlm ln hl^ "'"-ary this mo; air.; ?*/lna thai he could stand the ?train no lonxer Mis .ootsteps were ti;i.-?.(j throiiKo th? ?now to ?he riv.-r where hi? body was found under th? I CO. A BCRRICAS8 os THE BRITISB coast. Qu.enstown, I??k;. ?.-gtron* gatag prevailed to- , lul'Z"' ??X .VT,? a.n'1 PSgtfeni coasts of Great I tiiltuln. Off the Lizard a hurricane wa? blowing. ! ELlllU ROOT FOR PRESIDENT. j NOMINATIONS IN THE UNION LEAGUE CLUB. TPK NO.M1 NATI Nil COMMITTEE REPOltTS A TKK1?T T?) BB \OTED OX AT THE ELECTION OH THE BBOOXD THURSDAT IN' JANUARY. The Xomlnatinir Committee ot tho Union Leagua Club, elected on tho eA-enlnst of !>e cember 9. has reported a ticket for th?- annual election of the club, Avhlrh Ih to l??- held on the second Thursday In January. Bereral ineet i iiiRs ?,f the committee were held In th.' clul? | rooms before there was an agreement upon ; the report. Klihu Root, the Avll-known laAvyer and former president of the Republican club of New-York, has beta named as th?- next i?r?-sl?ioiit of the Union League, to succeed General Horace Por [ ter. It will lie remembered that Oeneral Por | ter tendered his resignation as president of . the Union League Club before he ?rent t'? : Prance to Lelil? his duties as the American Ambassador, hut the club would not accept his resignation. The other raen named by the | Nominating Committee are the following: i For Vke Prerident* HENRY E HtTIVLAND. CTRITB CLARK, HENRI A\ iANNON, AV11.1.IAM IM'I.I. aVI KHAM, and JOHN 1. BIKER to (111 vu can y In I9B8, fot Si ?? ??,-> WALTER r. QltaViN. . F?T Tr, a.-nrrr WILLIAM ... WRITE. i Por member* or n.? Bsacoiiv* ?-..riimin? .??'iiv av. BTEUUNO. BETH it. atlLLIKEN. WILLIAM II 1" :.;.'': ROWLAND PAVIS and PRBPERIiTC II. V( ?N BTADE. For r: ? :i l.?-s of tl'? i-ominltt?? nn A?1i:-.'.??1 n? FRKPER I? K '? WAOXER fil ?RLE? II '.VI.m: HKNJAMIN T FAIROIILD. SIMEON HW.PAA'IN and SAMUEL, T PI TERR. For m*mb?r* ..' t'i? Commit!?* <,n Ubror) ?r ' P '' I tl??? IPftl HEN ft Y H;:l>I/'\V J'i'lN ?? ?'" ..P.l AN, DANIEL P. KEI.I-.ii-. ; ?ni HOVT 1?A.N MILLER to li'l vacancy PI**? I (AW. Fr ? .? .;,. , rnmltt*? "n Ar: IM 'MAS P CLARKE, ALFRED E, M. l'l'l'.IV IOBUFH B. BTOI'T HENRY R, M I.an::. ri.ARENi'E AN' DREAV3 HOWARD C SMITH an I J > - ? : 1 ' H ? '. will rrra F-.r r ? : ?:x ( ? .. ?? mmltt** on Political Retorm CEPHAS BRA1NERH CHARLES T IIARBE?*K, V. P. HINHDALE, .1AMEI A ULAN? IIAItD. THOMAM I. .ivMi:.- NATHANIEL. I I'ltEXTlFM ISA.??' II BROMLEY, Et?W ALU MIT'-Hl I.:. KHKi'I. I! I' K P. AXT WILLIAM M. V. HUFFMAN ?ALEM T Rr-iSl .1.. -?AMI EL III ? M A - ? I .; HIN ?. WISE Por member* of ?.e Auditing Commit??* WALTl H \ PEAbK, ANDREW MILLS ?nd avii.liam T. COR? NELL? ? BBOT IH REE, THES KILLED BIM8ELF. j AN INFURIATED ?HIP CARPENTER ATTEMPTS TO Ml KiV-At HIS l<ELATIAT_< BECAI'HF OF A IiISITTE OA'ER A POARD BILL. ramden, N. J.. Dec. 29 iRpeclal). A fier wounding three persona, Katon Johnson, twen? ty-two yars old, used the '.a?t bullet ?n his pis? tol and killed Himself, at No. 226 Erle-sL, l ? - nicht. Ernest F. Fellows, hi* youn?? wife nnd thlr? teen-jrear-old brother Heed .it the house, Bal Johnson "?.s a cousin of Fellows, and boat? !? I \Aith th?-tn. The tvA.i men wi-r- ship osurpentera. Johnson wa* Riven to drinking, and, though steadily employed, he pot behind In hi? board, and. as he failed to pny. he w.?.-- i rdered from the house laat night. Th..s a-vfnlng Johnson appeared at the h lise, demaudin,,' th" piiTllege of pro? lirlng some things from his trunk. Fellows told him :h.it !," .??nid have the trunk when he paid his hoard hill. Tina angered th-> young man. and, draw? lug a revolver, he hei?.m to shoot, "ne bulle?, e:ruik Fellows in the n?-'k, and he fled through the house with blood streaming from an ugly wound. Mrs. Feilowg Avent tn the door to *.e what ?va*, the troubla, and Die infuriated man's weapon vaiui turned u?,ion her. A ?hot ?truck .r. the bream Jusl helo*- th-- ln-art. hut a steel of her cor?*;:. defle.rted the ball ?nd saved her life. Frank Fellow*, the thirteen-year-old hoy. shoute 1 to R.ve the alarm, when ths mur? d roua pistol again rang out, an I ths lad fell A\;th a hole in his thigh. With no more vli-tlmi .- :?,. :h, ?Torn son shol himself through lh< h< ? i and died Instantly. The wounded persons were tak?-i to Cooper Hospital, where II >va.? found that ths elder Fel? lows was in a critical condition Hi? brother's wound l* n..' serious. The gulclde was a son ?.f J. v,'. R. Johnson, a well-to-do machinist, of No. IT South Plne-st., Richmond, Va, ? DERVISHES DRIVEN FROM OSOBRI. IT l.s TUP LA.<T IMpoKTANT 1" ?:-' T BETWEE*?, K ?BatAlsl ANP KM IRTOI V London. D?-?-. SO.?A dtepateh to "Th? Time?'' fr itn KaASSalS says: "Af:er nix ?Piys of Bieg? I : bereit defence the ?l.r-ish p???? at Osobii I i ' Many of the denrlshss were killed, an? i '.ii remalnd-tr of the garrison Bad, lesrlng all I ; . y behind O?obrl Is the last Important plac? !.. twe ii h> r?- and Khsrtoun " Aecordlnir ?o ? dispatch from S;nk!:n ??ri Decem? ber 24. th- nativa learles "f th" Kasaala garrison In ? ???? on the preartous day ?!..- dervish posl si ?ir-otr!, ;.ft-r BUrprlSlng the post El F?cher, on ttie River Atbara, ?irivit.K out the tfervtshes with great lo.-;? ari'i capturing th? post, ?? number "f i imel* hi,?i many cattle a dispatch from Cairo on th? '? day ?aid the dervishes had I? f. Bheadi i i M. immer :.rid w-r?- marching again?! th? Angl> rigyptlan for??-?, with Berber as their obj? . .<? point. LITTLE CHANCE OF A STRIKE. THE KALI. niA'Ell HlTI'ATlt'N APPB? TED HY TUB ACTION OF TUB rVJNFEP.HN' 'BO 'M.MITI'Ki:. Fall Itiver. Masa, r>?"'. ?. Th? action or ih? Operatives' Conference Committee last night has hanged thi sentiment regarding opposition to th? t.... tlon of wages, snd the chances nr<- now In fa-. >r of ti." adoption of u.o re? omnx i dation ?if th? committee agalast ??'! Immediate ?ink?-. A eanvaas of the member? of the commute? Indicates that the VOtS OB the irii.f'" Of ?irlkln?; st'io.l )? to C against it As mar as ?an ?>?? learned, 'wo Bpin? r.? rs, two lo'iin-tlx? rs Mini iwi slasher-tenders voted to strike, and one sjilntier. on? lo.in Iia.-i, on? slasher-tender, three weavers, thr??- carders snd three mill Bremen opposed su?-h action si Hi? pres? ent time, Tills ?? Bsattmad lo ??? o t .ir Indication of th? altitud? of the union* represented by titeas de toga tea The ???retarles <>t ?he various unions bare Issued ?nils for special meeting* to be h?).i this week, and .-;, n riaa urged the advlsablllty .?! abiding i>> the i. non of ihs Conference Committee, A? ha? been the ..-?? since the (1rs? snnoune*menl ?.f th? re? dur tlon, ?h? loom fix "i s an- moxt pronoumJed In the opposition, .md It Is possible that they may favor h strike. ? RECRUDR8CENCK OF THE PLAGUE. I'E'PLP IN Till: MANPVIE DISTRICT BgJBKtNO PAFP.TV IN FI.l'HIT NEARLT TWKIA'K THOCBANTJ DEATHfl TIP'S FAR. Bombay Dec. ?.?There has been a rf-?-riide*p?ii?-?? of th" plague, especially in th" Itaadvts distriet, where the Inhabttaats srs seeaiag ??.-?f.-tv in night. Th?r?- were fifty-four fr*??ii cassa und thirty-seven deaths trr-m the <lls"?n.< to-day. The total returi ? f><r Bombay up to dat? are n,. Z'? < as. * and U.W d?-?lh?. .-?. TO MAKE THE FIRMING BANKS NEUTRAL. Parir?, D-K 2U.-The "Flcaro" this mornlnx ?ny? ? (hat 'he Minis'? r for Forehm Affairs, M H.u,., ?aux, will cooveae ?\n International conference whii ??ii! d'li'N- for the neutralizan'.n of the Newfound land Banks during the IIsIiIiik s.-ason. Last Friday fenat.ir Feytral and Deputies Mot? ii-.-hi snd Delauaay waited sa M. paaotaus and advocated su. h a eonferf-nee. Th?- Minister prom? l*il to Klvu tho*- Inter?-*.ed all the nsslstan.-.. In Big power. DON'T WART THE DIRE TO IBDICATE, Pari?, Dee, 20. - Baron Ctarastte. Baron l?ambert, Count de Lupe and oih'-r seomlnenl Royalists have Issued :i m?iilf?'Uo prote*tlig ggalnsl the l?uke i f (?il?aiiB'? alidi? ullon. ? HKTTER THAN LKTTLHS OF CREDIT. "Cheque Hnnk Cbequas." in Lioilari* or ?terllag. ; See clreulsrs.-Advt. ? IRRITATION IN HAVANA. OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSED EVOLU? TIONS OF THE AMERICAN FLEET. SPANISH OFFICIALS ACCDSS MINISTER r?F. I.OME OK MISUSADiNO THEM .DISTRESS INCRSAS IN'c -ARANOCREN*! ACCOUNT of THE Klt.l.INO OF RUIZ. [BT muMaApa to the rantncB.] Key West. Fla. (via Jacksonville) Dec 29.? Consul-General Lee is preparing machinery for distribution of th? rel!?f which is expected , from the United State* Though definite Infor? 1 motion hu-< not been received, advices lead t.? the belief thai Presiden! McKinley*? appeal will bling larpe supplies. They are badly wanted. Clothing is needer1 as well sa food. Th? dis? tress among the country people is everywhere j growing. At Ifatanu? the condition la np I paliitr?,'. it would be merciful to consign a ship? load of provisions directly to Consul Brlco there. ? Th? Spanish officials, though looking on the re? i lief movemenl asa basis f..r further Intervention by th? United State* smother their objections ' and promise co-operation In distribution of sup? pile* It Is pi rever, that th? Ameri? can consul? will be able to carry OUI th? dlsiri bution Ibemeeivea Madrid advl i aboul th? resentment over the latest o..:.- from Washington have received ox tanalv? publicity In Havam?. Th? Conserva? tive? Mis? Up n them as Jii?tlfylusr their pool? tion of hostility toward t(. ? United States, be? cause of President McKinley*? assumption of tin- ultimate right ..f Intervention. Th - pros? pective evolutions of th? quadi n In Florida waters also cause Irritation after the statement from Madrid thai Minister De Lome advised the Ministry thai the squadron was to be senl to the Mi dlterranean Instead of the Qui ' of Hex! ? in c not qui nee of the i ?ihh?<?.I feeling caused by Ruiz's death Havana ?'..m nol prepared for the presence ..f the squadron In neighboring wati . - Th? Government ?.' ;ans commented freely on thi reported transfer, declaring that it ?nded sympathy f..r the Insurgents in the Unite?! States, and was a deathblow to th? Insurrec? tion. Non they ar? unable to explain th?- mean? ing of evolutions ..f warships n Fi ?rlda waters, when th? ships w?r? said tn be proc.ling to the Mediterranean. Beflor I'? Lome li blamed for misleading them Another cause of dlscontenl Is misinformation ah...it Aranguren. After Ruis*? d?ath the pal? ace official? persistently circulated the report that Aranguren was alan killed Their purpose ?.va-, to create th? belief thai Aransuren had willing to accept autonomy and had I.n killed by hi?? own follower- through fear of yielding. Th? aim was al?, t.. convey the Im ; ?? -: n thai Ruts bad ? >n? t" the Insui amp under a promise ?f safe i mduci from Arangui n, The story of the latter*? death \?.?s sen! by palace offl lal f.. Madrid and Washington. 'n Madrid 11 ? t( I. ar. l s poi ular -'. n ?????1 f >r a pe ?? a imenl to Ruis and Aranguren. Havana was mon ? rptlcal, bul thi i ?Itlvenee? with w i.i ?i the offli lal sti ere n ode caused a feeling of uncertain.] T:.e doubt? a:? now ?nded \- mguren has been heard from II?- Is in the hill? with hi? follower* Aranguren'a stati .-? brief it is li ? ? thai R . ? hut camp, nol under n tu,: of truce; that h? ma i- pi ?p ? r ,.i,r? for autonomy contrary ? i law <>( th? Cuban Republic and to the pro? : . lion which had been signed bj .?.. Um Insurgen! ..il:.-er?, Including Araaguwn Mineelf; that he wu oourt-ntartlaik-.l ?r.d executed. Aranguren fiirtlier .?.?y? thai the anil?? who brought Hint to camp wer? deserter? from thr Cuban and a? re exi cuted as tu?'h. The leaders of the Conservative party ?i deny the |? , from Madrid thai Cai agent? are W3rktng in the arri ?? and 01 volunteers a?-?!.-?' ::.? Oovernmenl The) >? thai ? i ' ?t;.- ?. ..r ? among th? (* >n? .? :-..-?. the? have au ? d to the di ,: , -, a hlch condemns all rel ? lb.r. t , . ntlnue of desert'in? ? th? troop? In th? tit -i I '?? ?? - ? .; i ' -? n'v tWO :.. In Matanzas Provll ?? I . have killed I ? officers and gon? ?ver to the In i ? |i ? lion of an en lie *? nil tli ?n In Santiago is rumored Th< ? reports :. k itl n in thi them and western pan of Havana Province half i:.? canefleld? in.-.e i,,-.?! .. ; i by thi rente. The military auth ?? Il ? ? ha v ? nol ible to afr ?rd pro. In Matanzas aevei ai Held? I . i.n fired i??-.-an? ? the owners failed to pay the Insurgen! tax. Destruction there, however, Is ?ial tlovi ? ?'?! ral Blanco h.-.s Issued a decree ? it Ilahing a |*i lional Government. The new I . : >? offl ? on January 1. Coincident with this is a renewal of i !i.?nis in ? me parta of th? land among the Spanish rl? I i h an American protector? ate or annexation They at? hardly ready t.? make su? h a de laratl.pen I y ? SPAIN ANSWERS CRITICISMS Tin: rABINET HAS INVARIARM PROTESTED AGAINST INTERVENTION BT THE UNITED I ;\l > I IN Ct'BA. Madrid, Deo 29 In regard to th? criticisms of th? Government'? Inaction, it la pointed out in Ministerial circle? thai thi Spanish Cabinet has Invariably protested against "the attempts of th? United States to Intervene In Cuba"; thai Presiden! McKlnley's Message, "however Incor? re? i. " did noi s i ?pi th? com m Ina tory iot,e of : lent Cleveland'?; that the "weoknesa ..f Beflor C?novas In yielding to ;he demand? of ti:? United Btates In the Competitor, Alliance and M ?rn affair? Increased the difficulties of Beflor Sagasta In combating similar demand*** and ti it, anyhow, a return t?. the policy <>f Beflor Canovas, who. n I? alleged, s.-nt two bun <ir.-.i thousand tro ?pa to Cuba and expended two milliard? without result, Is Imi oealblt?. ? ?~ HOME RULE IN CUBA. THE OFFICIAI.? OP THE NEW GOVERNMENT TO RNTER ON Tili.l.t INITIES ON JANUART I. Havana, i. 20. Capialn-Genernl Blanco hau li ,. i a decree announcing th? iim-s on whl h tn? bom? mi? government is established. Th? Governor-General and Executive asaum? charg? Of Foreign Affairs. War and the Navy. and. with Uve Auton?mica! s?, ??tari.-s ..f Suprema Jui tice and Interior (Finan.?-. Public Inatruetloti Pub He Works. Post? end T? legraph?, and Agri? culture and C immerce) and the Presiden! of th? Council, constitute lh? responsible Government. Th? new offli lal? win tak<- th? oath of offle? at it a. m. on January I, ami will Immediately ai mm? charg? of their ofllce* ? AMBASSADOR PATBNOTRE RECEIVED. Madrid, Dee. ??? Th? Queen Regent to-day re? ceived Jules Pat?nfttre, th? new French Arab i dor to Spain, ?rith sreat ceremony, seated on the itorone ai i aurrounded by the m? mbi ra of th? Cab? i,,,. .,,.,1 the dlgnllarlea of i.?-r Court Th.? Palace Guard n nd< n i mllltaiy honors. M. Potenotre, when presenting ids credential* read an oddre?? enlarging upon lha symnatby be iiv.-i n the i?.intriea, and upon th? goo i wishes of Presidenl Paure foi ih? ha ?pine ? o| the royal famll> and Ihe greatnea? ol Spain The Queen it?? rent replied in ? ? mllat ilrain. ? p/etler Alone bioned the memorial, London. Doe. M.?The Madrid corresponden! of i ?ally Mail" .-??..s that Lieutenant ?General TA>v!er's memorial to ihe yiiceii itei^ent respect? P pre dem McKinley'? Message la a mild pr. t. -, ?Igned by hlm?elf slo e ft? no? unniiie, to oersunde other offl m It. ? "DOLLAR CHECKS" and "Cheque Hank ci,..|iii i." 4: Wail St. All ihe advantage? of private checks, but ccrtlfhd. Av.wluole everywhere. -Advt. A SURPLUS THIS MONTH. DECEMBER REVENUES SHOW A LAUGE INCREASE. EXn.FI'INd UNION PACIFIC PAYMENTS, RSX'BIPTS WILL BXCEKl) BXPENUITtTREg BT apopt H.T.Mi.ooo ? A ("NI'ITION WBICB TREAB?RY OFFPIAUS EX? PECT TO CONTINUg Waahlngton, Dee. 'Jit?The forthcoming monthlv statement ?if the Cioveinment':; receipts and expenditures artll ?how a material Increase In the ree? Ipts from both customs and Internal revenue. To day's income from customs alor" was 1735,617, th.- highest fiKun* reached since th.- new tariff law went into effe.-t. Several times in th" lax* few weeks the cuspims reve- , lilies have exceeded ??'???O,000, and, nocordln??, to th- expectatl? as "f the Tr?-ar--?iry off!? lals. these I figures wll? bo fully maintained for an In? definite period. The r?'. ??!;.ts from customs thl* month probe> ; bly will m .i those of November by $2,8*00,000 ! or $3.000.1*00, which will leave a surplus for I 1 the month In<!.-pendent of the receipts and payments on ?account of th.- Union Pacific trans fer, the total receipts this m..nth would have ! exct*a*ded the expenditures by ipproxlmately $1,750,1100. Th? returns from Internal rev? nue shoo? a gratifying Increase, and it is not an? ( lik-iy thai the December statement will shoAv nn excess over November of $1.000.000, Altogether, the situation, so far as revenues are ,-..?,. erned, la highly gratifying to the Treas rTlclals, who confldentl) predict that, with the exception of January, when heavy Interest payments s ? due, there \aiii be s surplus for ?-1 ii remaining month of the present fiscal year. ? - WHAT TALE OFFERS CORNELL. EQUAL BETTIPTS AND A CTHOICTB OF ?TOITRBE? A STATEMENT PROM ROBERT J (JOOK New-Haven, Conn., Dec. 29. "The Palladium'' ? will pu ll*h to-morrow in Interview With Robert I 1 j Cook Tale's veteran boatlag coach, relative to ! role-Cornell situation, In which Mr. f'ook - ? "Cornell's SlBlncMnatlon to accept the New-T.on- ' ' ?... very ;,ro! il.lv Is ;r .'i-..1-d on her fall ure to draw - it!? lenl crowd? there to nmk.? It a ? lying wh?-n ?he rowed on that roui ? ?r- ago Yale propo?-? to over? come r'li aversion by giving ?'orneii equal re? ? '; ? . r. 1 even their choice of the ours.- Tho ? tale, .?nd ?iilts Harvard w. r . ? ..-? ,- therefor* ought to h ?rood . for Con evei without conditions, ? I M ?? rd -.. fir ,-. < th'-y ?r.- interest? I to row al New-London nnd rim i be s party to th? rae? has been ' ?? i- ' falrlj offered to the ?'ornril raen, nnd ' ? I '?- P it '..? their own fault. Tal? pro? pio???1 i fair course, sad ?roes further than that In offerli -: i i noire of .-.?urse. Should Coraell neKl<-ct i ? ?.-? idvsntags "? ti.?- offer, the snd lier claims Iged by thai tact, In a/tew of Tab ? offer " Mr Cook, however, Insisted on adding thl? to th? ! ?. ?o "Whil? I i lo > '. ; sraonally, l ? pretend i II ;: Icrstand, to r<"??resent any | .' Vale h??l merelj ?peak ;is my own ln.11 - .'. \ i ? |a ?waiting Cornell'* reply, what - 'i I??? Tal? ' i - s ' further ? \- ? ;r. 1 -hink th? offer I- ??. fall to spneal to say fair-minded lofmnn and 1 kr ' rason * hy Fais H.ir- | .i not meet in s triangular! it 1 .'-?n next Juti*." THE OB 10 SESATORSBIP. rOTH UDES ABB ruUMINQ THE VlCTORT SCENES IN Tin: HOTEL. UODBIES i?, o. o, De? '.*> Ther? w..s an Influx of lei . ? ? an ! the seenea about tne h.'i.-i lobbies Indicated that the Senatorial .... .?.,.,? || m? absorbln? question, although the k tarn- ? ? r i ic? in th? orRoatsatioa of the n,,... ,..? s.i it? I? livelier than for several ses. .?;?.ii? That ti? onU'Hanns Republicana, le.i by ? - K rts, will teat ihe atrength of thetr force? in I lotion of the LegtebUure wa? Ind ited bj the unofficial snnounoemenl thai it- ; tatlvi Ma "f Cleveland, would oppoaa boxwell of Worten County, for ? i- Mr Mason, ? rompanled by Representa? tiv? llramley, of Cleveland, botii of whom ar? ki..w,i to be unfrlendl) :?> Benator Hanno, opened (quarters al th? Qreai Southern Hotel t.. lay, ? u.! it w.is generally underotood 'hat the sntl? Hanns men would eonducl their campaign from that pis ? "n the question ..r hi? randldacj ' r the Bpeakershli>, Representative Mason I? n n committal It Is - unlfl anl thai the Democratic Htati r.. idquarter? are located In the same hot? l. Allen O. M ' the spparent l.-.t !?-r- of tb? Dem? i ?. in -n? proposed fusion with the entl-Hanna liepubllcana Mr Myer? bus announced thai Ihe Democr? - er? of the House ?rill lupport Rep? ? !.. Mason for Speaker and C II. Oerrtsh, of C tie of Mi Kurt?'? lieutenants, for .-l-rk ..? the House, In opposition to John it Mo Hoy. . Henna R< . il licai -, li Is gent ; all) si.,,..I, ,n? !.. tutu all in? oih.-r offli e? ol the Ho ??" over to the Democi ? in rnnslderatlon ...' th? elec? tion oi the men chosen by Mr Kurts for Speaker .ml clerk A conferen?.f Democratic member? of th? i.?-.-:. ...nue .???si !>?r:> leaders I? to !.? held here i i...-, m .i- . . thi proposed fusion with the ant 1? Itanna Republl .m* Wl hin ihi li ' few day? strong opposition has arisen from cerrain Democrat? to the proposed fu? ?I'.n. ai.l li I? now certain thai all the Democratic members cana i be whipped Into lin? s ...?? Dem? o ?ti- member? who arrived in tn? city to-night emphatically thai the* would not \ ite f?r .m-- me ?\ ?pi a Democrat for United State? Sen? ator. Th( ?? membei ? ?rill ?arve their lirai term, and is) that If th?y voted for any Republican to .????<: Sei itor Hanna thej would noi be returned There era a ? nferencn of Republl an leader? at Major Dick'? rooms, in the Sell, this afternoon and to nlifhi, liui p w.i? stated tl :? the? wen merely uik Ii.k ..v.r the ?Ituatlon Major D? k stated that Sen? ator Hanna'? n ? .. rtlon aras ?asurad n was ?i? thai Representative Bnyder of Oreen ;;?"'"'>?? e-ho ?vas formerly count?d a* an antl llanri.i man, wa? conspicuous at Major nick's hea?I ', ? ?- ?nd working in s..?iat.?- Hanna'? Intareal Be> mi Republican member?, upon their arrival to? da) wen claimed l?y Mr. Kurtz's lieutenant? a? on p si l to Senator Hanna, bul on being pressed ad mltti ! ..r they Intended to vote C>r him While Mr Kurt? d ? mself to .ill public Interview? h< ?till i ?sert? to bis confidential fri.'iiii? th.tt Ben? ator Hanna avtll ba di feated ? FORM ISO 1 HK1 GAME PRRBRRYR. SALTIMORB BPORTSMEN ACQtrifiK SEVERAL TflOtmANTj ICRES IN NORTH CAROLINA. Baltimore l>?<\ M (Mp*~io?).-.A number of wealthy Baltimore sportsmen have orgonhwd on (l.T the name of the Bboeeo Dane Association for the estabUahmeo! and raalntenaaoa ?.fun sxtenslv? game preserv? In North Carolina. Pr. Thomas (}. Pugh is pr?sidant, and L M. Levering secretary and treasurer. Two thousand acres have boon bought and IT.Oflll acre? leased for shooting and for stocking with ail varieties of name. Embraced la ti??? pur. has? Is th? country estate Montawrand, i i.. old mansion which aras bum by the Late <;.-.i eral William William? In IMC at a cost ?r i3.-i.uu,). The preserve la In Bhocco and Kork Towaablps, Warren County, flve miles somh of th? U|,i n?.. lorie town of Warrenton. The association baj i.., n incorporated with a capital divided Into thirty .-,.,,. . .,! 11,00 each The number of members is limited to thirty. S.'cretar? Levering ?ass that In . ..-ion of the United State? outside of the pre erve <'"n there !><? found ? grantor va? n.-iy of game. THE ?88AB8IB OP TEEEI88 COMMITTED. I..Ion, Dae. M -Richard Arthur Prince, known .?? "Mad Ar.'lier," th?' "super" who assassina:?J William Tenia? on December 16 a? the actor was entering th? Adelnlil Theatre, ?roa formally com? mute?! tor irUI to-day at the How Street Poll, o Court. - * THB HRooKi.YN BAOLE N.-xt Sunday will be a souvenir of ??.?nsoiMation that evcrj resident of Oreuter New fork will want to read and pn?erve. Price i cents.-Advt. | FRANCE NOW TAKES A HAND THE TRICOLOR HOISTED OX HAI-NAN ISLAND. NO OPPOSITION OFFERED RY THE CHINESE?THE NXWS COXn PROM SHANGHAI AND 19 CONfrastED raON Singapore. Shanghai. Dec. 29.?It Is reported here that the Admiral of the French fleet has hoisted the French fia* on Hal-Nan Island, between the China Sea and the ( ulf of Tonquln. The Chinese offered no opposition. London. Dec. .1??.?A dispatch to "The Dally Mall" from Singapore confirms the report of the seizure of Hal-N'an Island by the French. Paris, Dec. 29.?The French press is begln nlng to protest loudly against French Inaction In the Far East and the alleged .?unserA-lency of th- rjovernment to Russia. Merlin, Dee, 29. The "T?dliche Rundschau," on what It alleges to be the "liest authority In London," de? lar? l that Russia and China have been negotiating f^r many months; that China consented last October to a temporary Ru-sian occupation of port Arthur, and that England, hearing Of this, demanded a cession of the Isl? ands at Hong-Kong, a strip of coast opposite Kow-Loon and the mouth of the River Can? ton, but, knowing that France <tlso Avanted compensation, England suggested that she Should take Hai-Nan Island. Hsl-Nan laland I? off th.- ?outh coa?t of China, snd separate* to? Quit ?-.f Tonquln from the china S? a. It hi.? nn estimated 'trea of twelve thousand square miles and a. populatloa of a miiiion Chinese, excluslvs of wild tribes in the interior. Some of thl mo in taina In :he centre rise above the ?now line. It has ssveral Isrge rivera The ?-oasts are generally rocky, hut th? nest -oast Is low and the bi ith roasl has -?in-- good harbors. Timber ?? s principal produ t. This Is seat to Anaam, Slam and Singapore. <n(..-:- exports are rice, sugar, wax. pearl*, coral, sail and a little sold and .?liver. It* .-..:. I tal i.? Klong-Choo, a populous city, on the north ?....st. -a NEWS BY STEAMER FROM THE ORIENT. EXCITEMENT ON THE ??THICK BK>E ??F THS PA cinc-WARSHiPa at naoasak:. Victoria, P.. ?'.. Dee. 29?The officer? nnd passen gers of th?- steamship Victoria, which is Just In from the orbnt. ?ay that all Is excitement on tho .??her suie of th.- Pacific. The people In all wallci of life expc.-t that there AAill he a crash among the (ireat Power.? over the seizure of different ; rts of ' '.-.in.i The British flagship Centurion, at Hong Kong. had been ordere?! to begin no work that would .!? tain her Ir porl trore than twenty-four hour?. The Ja| mes? papera ?aren anxious for Kngland to mak? .-..?m.- move, bur adArlsed .lap.m to take a prudeni sttttude snd watch the progress of sventa. id- German Admiral, ?n hla proclamation to the resident? of ths districts seised by Oermany, ad vi?. i them to coatlnua their peaceful avocations, and s m.-1 them that any breaches of ths laAv woul.i i?, punished i her? Wi r.- ru N'apasakl on I><-r?>mbT S nln? Rus slan warships, two American cruisers, the Olympia ?m dock) and th.- Boston, and the Hrltish cruiser L'Immortel. Nln? of the chin?-** bandits who took part In the n-.uri.r of German missionaries, arhlcb (Jernaaay fave a? th?- cause for the Belsurs of Klao-Chau lay, have been apprehended, and much plunder re? lever. 1 LOOKING TO ENGLAND FOR HELP. Loadoa, Dec. 20.?A dispatch from P?ktng ?ays that the proposed arrangement for a Russian rruaranteed 4 per cent loan of l?O,i>X>,0?)r) taels Is not vu ratifled. The situation Is disastrous, and the only hop? j? that England will render financial hell otherwise Star :s ths only ?lternauv?. Sir Cland* Ma.?do?.al?l. 'I.<- Uritlsh Ambassador. baa asksd s P-w invs' delay in order to refer the matter to the Home Government, .-a, - - ITAI.Y'8 HKI.ATION3 WITH CHINA. Rome, n.xc 29 ?The Minister* of Foreign Af filrs. Finance and Commerce conferred ye*ter (i i> renard.tig the measures to he adopted to de? velop the commercial relations of Italy Avlth China. LORD C. BERE8F0RD To STAND FOR YORK. mt will rjONTgaTf ro? THR SEAT HELD FOR rCAM BT SI? FHANK L?K'KU'OOD. I/And?n. Dee. 21- Rear Admiral Lord Charles Bere?ford h is aecapted the Invitation of the Pnlon Istl of York to content that seat In Parliament. made vacaal by the death of Sir Frank Lockwood, V t. -a MAY SUCCEED THE EARL OF ARERDEES. THE MARQUIS "F HERTFORD, IT DJ RETORTED IN LONDON, AVIM. UK THE NEXT ?lOAERNOR OBNgRAL OF ?-ANAPA. London. Dec 2>.?It Is rumored that th? Marquis cf Hertford will succeed th- Karl of Aberdeen as (iovernor-i iem-ral of Car ids Hugh n.> Cray Seymour sixth Marquis of Hert? ford. Bras born In ISC and married a daughter of the Kirs? Vis.-ount HrUlport. He was formerly n Captain in th?' Grenadier Guards, was member cf Parliament In IM for County Antrim, ami In mi for Bouth Warwickshire. He l* r?eputy-Ll*u ? , ,-:' for Warwickshire was ?'ontrolier of Her Majesty'* Household In 1S79 and 1* a Conservative In 'politic*. - ?. ERE Mil MOVEMENTS IS AFRICA. IMtuHAmi.ITY OF AN ADVANCE AGAINST THE WARLIKE CHIEF SAMORY I'arls, Pec 9.?The French. It Is announced, have Occupied Odlenne .in.! S.imbatlglla. It Is believed that this Indicates that an advance *,*;nlnst Chief Bamory Is Imminent. Chief Samory 's a West Arrlcan chieftain, who for over twelve years has been the most dangerous satagoaist th?- Europeaas have had to deal with Af??T ten year? of guerilla warfare he was driven out of the Soudan, but he made a descent upon the f-rtlle re?sl -n of Kong, a dependency of the French Ivory Coast. Since then Samory ha* re? peal ?-illy batea heard from, ?nd at the time of the r.-.-.-iit war between ?he Prltlsh and the Ashantees It WAS rep>rte! t?mt lip Intendi-il Jolnlns Kin?; Prempeh against the latter*? enemies. He did not do so, however, and In September last the French newspapers were calling on the Government ot Krnn? to Bead B punitive expedition against the chief, who, during the previous month, surprised aad routed ? detachmeai of French troop* sent to occupy territory which. It Is reported. Samory had offered to evacuate. The French ii?- said to have numbered about one hundred men, though report? on the subject lllT.-r. THE DEATH OF PETER DOGGETT. SCOTLAND TARD DETECTIVES MARINO AN IN VESTIOATION IN OLOCASTLB, IRKI-AM? London. Deo 29. -Inspector Corry. of the Scotland Yard Deteetiv? Deportment, Is maklnK Inquiries at Oldcoatle, county Moeth, Ireland, in connection with the d??nth of Peter Doggett who was cut to piece? In a dOUgb-mlSlng machine In New-York City last August An important arrest la expected In a few days. Pater Doggett mal his .l?.ith on the morning of August 2v i'h? Coroner's Jury rendered a verdict of accidental death, lie had lived with his aunt. Mis. 1>??u?. In Spring st.. and had a sister, Mary Doggett who was employ,'d as a domesti? servant. Uoagett ?a.? m in? Barrios o? ?ne New-York Biscuit Company. Boms time after the inquest Mary Dog? gett received a letter from her mother, who live? in Oldcastle. Ireland, saying that queer stories wer?- afloat there at..an her boy'? death. She nani.-.l a man who had recently (?'turned from NY-w-York to O..bastle, evident.) well supplied with money, ami ?.UKgested thai there might be u close connec? tion between the source of ills funds and the death of her son The New-York police were at first inclined to regard the suggestion? from Ireland us too vagu? to lead to anything definite; but the matter wis taken up by th.- New-York Dlstrlct Attorney'a Office, which communicated the sub? stance of Mrs DofgOtt'? letter, alth other circum? stantial evidence beiirlng on the man under sus? picion, to Scotland Yaid. "CMSQUl HANK CHEQUES," fl up. 42 Wall St. Rest tr.e.llum for traveller? In all foreign coun? tries.?Advt. WATCHING EASTERN EVENT? DIPLOMATS INTENSELY INTERESTED IN THE MOVEMENTS OF THE POWERS. SOME THINK THE UNITED STATES MAY POSSIBL?t HE DRAWN INTO A SCRAMBLE FOR CHINES? TEIlP.ITORT-TAL.K8 WITH JAPANESE AND CHINESE ?)FFIC1AL3 DI WASHINGTON. Washington. Dec. ID.?The rapid movement j of events in the far East continues to be an 1 absorbing topic in diplomatic circles her?\ par? ticularly at the embasrles and legation? of I th? Powers, which are apparently aligning for 1 a struggle for Chinese territory. There i? no ? further talk of the United States as a possible ! factor in the contest, as the recent understand i lac at a Cabinet meeting Is accepted as re? moving this Government from the field of con? troversy. At the same time, an authority on ! international affairs paid to-day thai a situa? tion might develop in which the United States would be called upon to go much further than protect American interests at the treaty port? ; In China. This situation would come, he said. If th? scramble for Chinese territory went to the ex? tent of the extinction of China and the complet? ? absorption of the old Empire by foreign na? tions. Such was the appannt drift of the pres ! ent movement, and if it became a reality a condition vonld arise similar to the extermina? tion of Poland. Poland had established a prece? dent In int'-rnatlonal affairs, he said, and fol? lowing that precedent, if China was to be ab sorbe.l. then It was a question which the 1 United States, In common with all the nation? ! of the world, must take cognizance of. Until this final movement occurred, however, It waa plain that the United States had no Interest In the fencing of European nations and Japan for coaling stations and ports on the Asiatic coast. VIEWS OF JAPANESE DIPLOMATS. In the m?>,in time, however, the diplomats are much concerned In the movements of their re? spective Governments. A leading Japanese diplomat said to-dny: "I do not look at the Question as involving the partition of China, and no event has occurred thus far to indicate that China is about to be divided among the ! Powers. The only tangible fact Is that Ger ' many has occupied Kiao-Chau Bay. and Rus? sia has a fleet at Port Arthur. But Germany'? : action was taken to collect an indemnity for an inillgnlty to German missionaries, Just a? she enforced indemnity from Haytl. Beyond this, Germany may seek to establish a naval station at Kiao-Chau. and thus have a naval base of operations or? the Pacific. But that doe? not Involve the taking of any considerable por ; tlon of Chinese territory, and it is yet to be shown that Germany will take more than a coast port and such land Immediately adjacent as to give the port proper facilities. "If it comes to taking territory, the course of China must not be overlooked. While China I? weak from a milita*/ and naval point of view, yet she has an enormous number of men ready ' to take the field, whil? the entire force of Ger? mans at Kiao-Chau cannot ex:eed a few thou \ sand men. Even a weak nation is strong in j defending its own territory. There are reporta I that J? pan would aid China In an extremity, but ' there is nothing In that. Jaran doubtless will i act alone If tlere is any reason for acting at I all. Thus far, however. I know of no steps that j Japan has taken or contemplates toward taking I part in the controversy. My impression is that , she will remain an Independent and neutral ob j server. Her position will be much stronger by such a policy than It would be by an alliance at I the outset. As an observer, if she sees that the | partition of China ts at hand, doubtless she would have some part to take, but for the pres? ent there is n?. evidence that such an emergency Is near." Another Japanese diplomat said: "All the Pow? ers have known for the last year that a secret treaty was made last year between Rusais and China by which Russia was to have the right to winter her fleet at Port Arthur. For that reason the presence of the Ruisian fleet at Port Arthur does nor lead other nations to fear that Russia has begun a movement of territorial aggression on Chin*. On the contrary, Russia and China are nearer together than any other two nations In the oresent contest, and If China Is to get any outside relief it will come from Russia. It 1? quite plain from recent events that Russia has iot got ready yet to have China partitioned, and until Russia is ready for that step it will not occur Moreover, there is a mla appr? henslon as to t.ie Russian occupation of Port Arthur. It Is not a land occupation, but Is merely a quartering of the Russian fleet in the outer harbor, Vladivostok being icebound, with? out connection witn the shore." REPORTS THOUGHT TO BK EXAGGERATED. A Chinese diplomat said: "The alleged official statement* coining from the Chinese Legation have been unwarranted, as the legation has not received a word from Peking since the first notic? was sent that a German force had landed at Kiao-Chau without previous notice to the Chinese Government. It ia felt, however, that many of the reports as to the seriousness of the situation, particularly those from Shanghai, ar? overdrawn. Judging from the press dispatches, there appears to be little doubt that the original purpose of Germany to enforce an indemnity has now developed Into securing a naval station at Kiao-Chau, and possibly more territory, on th? ground that uermany la entitled to a return for her service during the war between China and Japan. But it appears to be overlooked that Germany has received distinct returns for those services, in the granting of large concessions, which, at the time of the grant, were considered as most valuable to Germany. "As to the Russla-i fleet at Port Arthur that 1? not a surprise. A Russian fleet was wintered at a Chinese port laut year with the consent of China, as it Involved no sacrifice of territory What the outcome will be is difficult to say but it is felt that an amicable settlement will be Otado, possibly bv tue granting of coast station?, but without any serious dismemberment of ter? ritory." I The German officials here take the view that there are only tAvo actual steps on the part of Germany, namely, the occupation of Klao-Chau Bay and the dispatch of Prince Henry's rteet to Chinese waters. Beyond this, they say, all Is conjecture as to Avhat Germany will do. and they convey the Idea that these conjectures as to th? absorption of territory are an warranted by any of the actual circumstances which have thus far ?level ?ped. The theory that Prince Henry will extend his Seid of operations beyond Chinese Avatc-rs, and will embrace Samoa and Hawaii, la dismissed as absurd, although reports of such a movement have been current. INTERESTS OF ENGLAND AND FRANCE. The British Kmoassy has not received a Avord from the Foreign OtnVt- on the Eastern sKuatton. hut in common with other diplomats the officials vieAv the situation as the moat Interesting ono now occupying attention. There I? a general disposition to credit the late reports that a con? siderable British fleet is at Port Hamilton, off Coren, ami that a large number of Japanese ships are in the same vicinity. There are seven? :.-?-n British ships on the Asiatic station, and a lar*;? part of them appear to be centring about Corea. This, however, is said to b?? apart from the general question of Chinese partition and to relate only to the displacement of an English official Avho has had an influential position in the administration of Corean affair?. French diplomats say that France la not likely to take any part In the strugKle f??r Chinese territory, If that eventuality comes, as France has already secured extensive possessions In Southeastern China, notably French Tonquln. It was M. Patenotre, the former French Am? bassador at Washington, who carried through the negotiations with Li Hung Chang by whloj?