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Prevented from entering the courthouse, they went to the Capitol Hotel, only to be told that any meetlnß they might attempt to hold in that buiiding would be suppressed, all. found taking part in It would be arrested, and the hotel it self would be seized by the soldiers. It was a hopeless g&ir>». The Democrats had no chance to, win ar.d they gave it up. . Later In the day officer* entered the hotel and told the Democrats that no conference must be held, and they at tempted to hold none. » ' THE GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION. .Governor Taylor at 10 o'clock lesued the fol lowing proclamation: To the General Assembly of the Commonwealth -•*;■ of Kentucky. Whereas a state of insurrection now prevails in the State of Kentucky, and especially in Frankfort, the capital thereof, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution of Kentucky, I do hereby by this proclamation ja'.jrn at once the General Assembly of the State Of Kentucky, to meet at London, Laurel County. Kentucky, on Tuesday, the Oth day of February. 1000, at 12 o'clock. Given unfler my hand at Frankfort. Kentucky, this 30th day of January. 1900. at 9 o'clock p. m. W. S. TAYLOR, Governor of Kentucky. By Caleb Powers, Secretary of State. This morning not a member of the Legislature kr.f.v whether or not the body wouid be permit ted to meet In the Capitol building. All they knew was that soldiers were guarding every gate, and that nobody" would be allowed to en ter without a pass. They decided, however, to meet at the Capitol Hotel and march in a body to the State House. Clerk Edward Lee. of the House, with Representatives Kilday and Lewis, ,'ormed the advance guard, and at 9:40 o'clock they presented themselves at the south gate of the Capitol grounds. A young lieutenant was on guard in command of a small squad. As conn as the members at the .-.Legislature' were identified they were admitted and allowed to pass into the Capitol building. Not a soldier was in sight on the outside of the building, but once the door was opened it looked like war. Long lines of infantry were drawn up on each Fide of the hall with fixed bayonet*. At the foot of the stairs leading to the legislative halls stood Colonel Williams, and bt*tl*.l him a detachment of soldiers completely bloCKing the EtaSr. Colonel Williams carried in his hand a large bundle of papers, one of which he handed to each member of the House as he passed him. It was a copy of Governor Tay lor'e proclamati' Colonel Williams permit ted Clerk Lee, Assistant Clerk Stone and a few representatives to pass up the stairs. Then the main body came tramping through the door way, and they were stopped by the soldiers in an Instant. Loud cries and exclamations filled the air, and Colonel Williams, mounting half way up the stairs, shouted: "Gentlemen, I hold In my hands a proclamation issued by the Gov ernor of Kentucky, which I will read." He then read the proclamation in a loud voice nnd directed an orderly^to pass copies of the proclamation out into the crowd. The legislators were coming in too rapidly, however, and the pushing and shouting made it impossible for any explanation to be given the late comers. Adjutant-General Collier then mounted the stairway anJ read the proclama tion a second time. When he finished a Repre sentative shouted: "Mr. Chairman, where is London?" "Is it in Kentucky?" yelled another voice. The good humor soon died away, however, and shr-uts of indignation w*re heard from the Dem ocratic members. Then loud above the tumult came a voice clear and sharp: We are dealing with a pack of heathen and hounds: Lets go to the Opera House!" RACE FOR THE OPERA HOUSE. Shouts of approval greeted this proposal, and out of the door down the broad steps streamed the crowd, hastening along St. Clalr-st. toward the Opera House. Close behind came General Collier on the run. He shouted orders to Lieu tenant-Colonel Gray, who was standing by the steps: a few quick orders were given by that officer, and away toward the Opera House went the soldierE on the dead run. It was not a parade. They ran up the middle of the street and easily distanced the legislators, who took the sidewalk and handicapped them selves by the numerous posts, boxes and pedes trians that filled the way. When the lawmakers arrived all they obtained for their run of a quar ter of a mile was the privilege of standing on the opposite side of the street and gazing at the Opera House, the front of which was occupied by R panting line of soldiers in double rank with fixed bayonets. General Lyons, the oldest and most corpulent in the House, had. despite his physical drawbacks, managed to beat the sol diers and get Into the hall. He was politely re quested to come out. which he did, with the re mark, "It does not look as though a quorum will get in." Thomas Heffner, owner of the Opera House, de manded that the membere of the Legislature should be admitted. It was private property, he claimed, and the militia had no right to keep anybody from it. He was completely ignored by Lieutenant-Colonel Gray. Speaker Trimble stepped up to Lieutenant- Colonel Gray and demanded entrance to the hall. It was refused Turning around, Mr. Trimble addressed the crowd: "Gentlemen: We are denied admission to the Opera House. We will now adjourn to the Court house." Away went the crowd with good natured yells ajf derision at the soldiers, who had orders to re main at the Opera House and could not go away. KEPT OUT OF COURTHOUSE. The triumph of the lawmakers was short lived, however. Before they had gone one hun dred feet from the Opera House, around the corner swung a second company of BOldiers, di rer: ;. in their path. The second heat of the race was? now on, and away went the dignified Senators and Representatives down the street, In a cloud of dust, yelling like a pack of Ind ians. Alingside ran the soldiers. Jt was the same story over again, and the legislators were permitted to look at the outside of the Courthouse, while the soldiers held the path. General Collier had arrived by this time, and Speaker Trimble, advancing from the crowd, said: "Don't shoot, General!" "I am not going to create any trouble. I won't shoot unless I have to," was the reply. Mr*. Axel Kjer. of Gordonville, Cape Girardeau County, Jlo.. writes : " When I look at my little boy I feel it my duty to write you. Perhaps some one will see my testimony and be led to use Dr. Pierces Favorite Prescription and be blessed in the same way. This is my fifth child and the only one born alive ; the others have died from laclc of nourishment— co the doctor aaid. 1 wfcs not sickly iv any way and this time I just thought I would try your ' Prescription." I took nine bottles and to my surprise it carried me through and gave us at fine a little bey as ever was. Weighed ten and one-half pounds. He js now five months old, has never been sick a day, and is so strenft that everybody who sees him wonders at him. He is so playful and holds himself up so well. I would like to see this in print for so many have asked me, ' Do you think those are the tes timonials of the people, or has Dr. Pierce ju*t made them up and printed them ? ' * This is one of over two hundred and fifty thousand X>R,. PIERCES FAVORITE PRESCRIPTION to be the greatest of all medicines for the cure of dis eases and disorders of the organs distinctly feminine. It i» the /ml y preparation of its kind devised by a rejrnlarijr graduated physician— an experienced and skilled specialist in the diseases of women. It ■• a safe medicine in eny condition of the system. It contains no whisky alcohol, opium or other nar cotic, and therefore, docs not cause a craving- for Stimulant?-. It is sold by medicine dealers every w!nrr and any dealer who hasn't it can get it. Don't take a substitute. No counterfeit is as good as the genuine and thr druggist who says something else U "ju-t as good as Dr. Pierce V is either mistaken or k jtrying to deceive you tor bis own selfish benefit Such" a man is not to be trusted. He is trifling with your most priceless possession— your health— maybe *<mr life itsclt Set that you get what you ask for. We wlih to be admitted to the Courthouse. •aid Mr. Trimble. \ Both men were smiling. "It cannot be done, gentlemen," Bald the Gen eral, calmly. , . - r • This settled It. for the. time being, at least, and the crowd melted "away, determined, how ever, to hold a meeting later, somewhere and somehow. ...:'.... •.<■.■:?;•.&£* Speaker Trimble announced, "The Legislature will now adjourn, subject to my call," There were stories current all the after noon that a secret meeting of the Demo crats would be held In the Capitol Ho tel. Adjutant-General Collier " Bent word to the Democratic leaders of the . House that if any meeting was held by them or by their attorneys he would enter the hotel with soldiers and take from it every man engaged In the conference. It was reported that a meeting would be held by the Democrats within the walls of the penitentiary, and General Collier at once threw a cordon of troopa around that place to prevent them from gaining admission. WARRANTS FOR LEGISLATORS. Warrants have been made' out for the arrest of, every Democratic member of the Legislature. They were dn>wn up last night. In case they were needed In an emergency. No attempt has been made to serve any of them, and no ar rests will be made unless the Democrats persist In holding meeting contrary to the orders of the State officials. The Court of Appeals to-day decided that It wruld hold no sessions in the Capitol building as long as it is guarded by militia. If any ses sion Is held it will be in the residence of Chief Justice Hazelrljrg. There is much doubt among the members of the Legislature as to whether or not they will go to London at all. Some of the Republicans left Frankfort in the course of the day, de claring that they were going direct to London, but no Democrat so declared himself. The words "London, Laurel County," are not words that please Democratic ears. In fact, many of them declared that their lives would not be safe after they reached the town. It is a place of about one thousand Inhabitants, situated 'in what is known as the "feud country." The inhabitants are mostly mountaineers and largely of a most enthusiastic type of Republican faith. . The county is one of the greatest Republican strongholds in the State. The people of Laurel County are Intensely for Taylor and intensely against Goebel and all his works. It is this lat ter feeling that causes the Democratic members of the Legislature to feel hesitancy about vent uring at the present time within the confines of Laurel County or Into the neighborhood of London, when party feeling runs so high and so bitter from end to end of the State. Adjutant-General Collier declared to-day that if they did not attend the legislative meeting which Is called to meet on Feb. vary 6 he would arrest them indlvldup.lly, providing he received the necessary orders from Governor Taylor, and convey them to London. The Democrats have not said they would not go to London, but their legal advisers have counselled them that Governor Taylor had no »-!^it to adjourn the Legislature from Frank fort, and it is likely that the matter will be tested In the courts before any circumstances can arise which would call for the arrest of the members. The Democrats have not, in fact, de cided what they will do. For the Democrats the following statement has been issued: "The proclamation of Taylor is unwarranted In fact and in law. There is no insurrection, unless the presence of the militia and what they are doing constitutes an insurrection. But if an Insurrection did exist, the Governor has no power to adjourn the General Assembly on that account or any other, except where the two houses fall to agree on an adjournment." It is signed by E. E. Barton and other Demo cratic legislators. Frankfort was quiet in the extreme to-day. Thtie was excitement sufficient for anybody, but not the slightest .sign of disorder. Many of the ealoons were closed and the cold wind kept people off the streets. GOVERNOR TAYLOR'S AUTHORITY. Louisville, Ky.. Jan. 31.— With reference to the question as to what authority Governor Taylor had to adjourn the Legislature, it is found in Section 80 of the new Constitution, and is as follows, in detailing the duties of the Governor: He may, on extraordinary occasions, convene the General Assembly at the seat of govern ment, or at a different place, if that should have become dangerous from an enemy or from con tagious diseases. . In case of disagreement be tween the two houses with respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper, not eiceedlntr four months, etc. 9 ADDRESS BY GOVERNOR TAYLOR. Frankfort, Ky.. Jan. 31.— Governor Taylor this afternoon Issued the- following address to the peo ple: .. To the People of Kentucky: The most lamentable condition of affairs ever experlVnceTby o™"pWle has rendered prompt action on the part or the Chief Executive of the State absolutely necessary A lons series of unprecedented and unlawful acts practised by those in charge of the legislative iwFV" J}l?. Sta te ha " culminated in the most feairul condition of the period to the State. The dreadful. tragedy which occurred yesterday shocked and startled all, and can be no more sincerely de plored by any one than my«elf. »^?t» attempt «> legislate under such conditions ->f excitement and threatened violence as now pre- T a h» J," Frankfort , would be sheer madness, and t\™oY c ' therefore : In the exercise of my constitu tional »^ T Wer adjo irned the Legislature to con vene in London. Ky.,.on February 6 rJ Q aV aken eve /? Precaution to preserve the peace that e^ery citizen may know that life and property are safe and will be protected with every resource of the Commonwealth I trust that In this laudable effort I will have the support of every law-abiding citizen of Kentucky. *verj W. S. TAYLOR. Governor of Kentucky. WHITTAKER ASSERTS HIS INNOCENCE. NEVER THOUGHT OF SHOOTING GOEBEL, HE DECLARES. Louisville, Ky., Jan. 31.-Harlan Whlttaker who was suspected of having shot Senator Goe bel, and who was brought here last night from Frankfort, was somewhat nervous to-day as a result of the excitement, but he persisted In as serting his innocence and said he had no fear of the outcome of his trial. "I did not shoot Mr. Goebel," said he, "and never thought of doing so. I was there simply as a friend of Taylor to see with the others that he had Justice done him. I was sitting In the State House when we heard the shots fired. Two other men were there, and they were talk- Ing about insurance. One of them had a brown beard, and, if they will, they can come forward and clear me. But I am not afraid, for I know I am Innocent, and that when the case comes up I will be cleared. They cannot convict an innocent man. They can't show where I shot at Mr. Goebel, and all there is against me is that I had the pistols, but if they arrested every body in Frankfort who was armed half the population would be in jail before the day was over." So many people called at the Jail to see Whit taker that the jailer ordered him confined in an upper room No one will be allowed to call on him during the remainder of his confinement if prompted simply by curiosity. He will be al lowed to see the constables and newspaper men, but outsiders are to be shut out. AN ARREST AT LOUISVILLE. Louisville, Ky., Jan. 31 (Special).— The Sheriff of Whltley County, who Is supposed to know Goebel's assassins, was arrested here to-night after Jumping out of a third story window. POLICE GIVE UP SEARCH. Frankfort, Ky., Jan. —To all appearances as much Is knewn of the would-be assassin to-day as ever will be known. The police have practically abandoned the search, and there is nobody save the poll -c to take It up. The force of mountaineers are Jn the building from which the ahots were fired, and nobody has been allowed to tnter It. Access to It Is made still more difficult now by the force of soldiers which Is stationed nt tvery gate. Nobody is admitted to the Capitol grounds without a pass, and passes are not issued in profusion. All night soldiers poured Into Frankfort, mid at 7 o'clock this morning fully one thousand men, with two Gatllng guns, were stationed in the Capitol Building. It Is largely due to the conservative attitude as- urr.ed by the leading politicians of both parties that there has not been fighting In the 'treeta of Frankfort. Telegrams were poured into the city last night from every direction, announcing that bands of armed men were more lhan ready to come down and creßte all sorts of trouble in the land. All were told not to come. » • MAY BE CLEW TO ASSASSIN. Cincinnati, Jan. 81.— The Superintendent of Pub lic Instruction, Mr. Burke, from whose offices the shot that felled Senator Ooebel was supposed to have been fired, was seen at his horn» 'n Newport to-day. ••I was not in Frankfort lit th» tim« of th« snoot- Int." ho said. ■ I Mon3a; |: . : lwo W el. .vppttLrlnjr NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 1. JL9OO. strangers nj»k*rl permission to sleep Jn my office over night. They said they cpuld find no place to sleep, as all the hotels were full. I gave them permission, but suppose they left the office the next morning." "Could you identify either of them If. you were to see them again?" _ "I think I could. I am going to Frankfort to day, and I will do nil In my power to aid In the detection of the man or men who so foully shot down Mr. Goebel." ! A PLAN TO HAVE LEOISLATTRK MKRT. TO ATTEND OPERA HOUSE PERFORMANCE AND TAKE ACTION BETWEEN THE ACTS. Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 31.— The Democrats had a unique plan for getting the Legislature to gether to-night, which would have been carried into effect had not they succeeded In obtaining the necessary signatures to the Goebel and Beckham statement earlier in the evening. Frank Keenan played "A Poor Relation" at the opera house to-night, and It was the Intention of the Democratic Senators and Representatives to go to the entertainment one by one. At the end of the first act Speaker Trimble was to mount the stage, call the Legislature to order and have it adopt the majority report of the Contesting Board. The scheme would probably have been carried to a successful Issue had the members decided to attempt It. Extreme vigilance Is practised by all the guards arbund the State House grounds to-day. The orders are more strict than they have been at any time heretofore, and nobody without a uniform is allowed inside the grounds. All passes issued earlier In the day were taken up whenever presented. The House and Senate will make another ef fort to meet to-morrow, but the Democratic mexnbers say they do not expect any trouble. If they are prevented by the militia from enter ing the hall they will meet somewhere else. They say that no violence will be offered to anybody, even though the members of the Legis lature are satisfied that the troops are acting Illegally. It was announced by members of the militia to-night that of the soldiers now under arms here about three hundred would obey the or ders of Governor Goebel. It Is not expected that they will attack their comrades, but they will refuse to obey the orders of Governor Taylor and take their chances of a court martial. NO FEDERAL INTERESTS MENACED. LITTLE PROBABILITY THAT TROOPS WILL BE SENT INTO KENTUCKY. Washington, Jan. 31. --It cannot be learned that the change in the situation In Kentucky resulting from the adjournment of the Legis lature has altered the views of the Administra tion as to the wißdom and necessity for inter vention with troops In the State's affairs. There is great ignorance here as to the exact provi sions of the Kentucky Constitution relative to adjournments and recesses, and much depends upon that point. One member of the Admin istration asserted, regardless of statements in the news dispatches, that the Legislature was tech nically in a state of recess. If that be true, of course the power to call for troops could not be exercised by the Governor at this time. An other member pointed out that, even assuming the Legislature stood adjourned, the United States Constitution provided that the Governor's call could be recognized only when the Legis lature could not be convened, and he wanted to know if it was asserted that this state of facts existed. When the point was made that United States troops might go into Kentucky without call to protect the property of the United States and the mails and interstate commerce, it was sug gested that so far it had not been shown that any of these interests were even remotely en dangered by the developments at Frankfort. Altogether, as already stated, it is apparent that, lacking entirely the disposition to use troops In behalf of either party to the com plicatlon in Kentucky, the Administration would be moved from its present position only by some exceedingly radical change in the condition of affairs. DENOUNCED BY SENATOR LINDSAY. HE SAYS, HOWEVER, THAT THESE) ARK TIMES WHEN KBNTUCKIANI SHOULD DO LITTLE TALKING AND "THINK HARD." Senator William Lindsay, of Kentucky, was in the city last night. He has been one of the most active of Goebel's opponents within Mr. Goebel'a own party. When seen last night the Senator was not inclined to discuss the shooting of Mr. Goebel, as he was not conversant with all the facts, but he denounced the shooting as an outrage and a mistaken way of attempting to obtain justice. In reply to questions the Senator added: "I don't know that I have anything to say about the mattf-r. I don't know that I could say any thing." "You are interested In the conditions the shooting created?" he was asked. "Yes," he replied, "I certainly am. r have every reason to be. My home is in Frankfort, which is now what might be called the seat of war-right on 'the firing line." "he added grimly. No, Ido not care to say anything, because, not knowing the cir cumstances. I would not be qualified to speak. These are times when it behooves Kentuckinn* to do as little talking as possible and think hard." When asked about the possibility of the State Legislature's convening in Covington. Senator Lind say said: "Now, I anticipated that It might do that. It is the most natural thing for it to do." As to the rlnht of tho Legislature to say where It would meet, the Senator replied, with a bland smile: "I do not care 'o express myself upon that point. You .sec I am a long way from home, and not In touch with what Is going on. What I might say would be merely guess work, and I don't care to discuss the merits of the case, anyway." WOULD HELP HANG MAN WHO FIRED SHOT. Louisville, Ky., Jan. 31.— A dispatch to "The Courier-Journal" from Frankfort says that former State Senator Charles J. Bronston passed through Frankfort on his way home. In Lexington. To a "< "o'lrler-Journal" reporter Mr. Bronston said: "I will lead a mob that will hang the man who shot Senator Goobel. 1 will go further: I will help to hang any man who !b connected with the con spiracy. I cio not approve of Mr. Goebel or his methods, and I am not in sympathy with his fight for the Governorship, but assassination is a poor way to check him. I believe In fair play and a fair fight. There in no punishment too severe for the men who conspired to end his life." TO PAY ALL CLAIMS. CREDITORS OK THE BROADWAY BANK OF BOSTON BUFFER NO i.OSS. Washington, Jan. 31.— Daniel G. Wing, temporary receiver of the Broadway National Bank, of Bos ton, who was appointed last December, Informed the Controller of the Currency to-day that he had been able to realize from the assets of the bank a sum sufficient to pay the creditors of the bank In full, with Interest to Tuesday, February 6, 19C0. The claims against the bank amount to $2,231,382. The affairs of the bank, after the payment of the claims In full, will be turned over to John W. Weeks, president of the Massachusetts National Bank, of Boston, who will act as agent for the shareholders of the Broadway National Bank. By direction of the Con 'oiler, an amount sufficient to pay in full, with interest, such claims against the Broadway National Bank at> ha/ye not yet betsn f roved, will be held 1.. (he Sub-Treasury of the 'nlted States at Boston for the payment of such claims as they may be presented. Controller Dawes highly commends the efforts of Receiver Wing and the officers of the Broadway and Massachusetts National banks, and says that It was through their able and fficient co-operation that this favorable result to the creditors of the Broadway National Bank has been consummated. BOLOSSY KIRALFY RELEASED. CHAnGES OF THEFT AGAINST HIM FOUND TO BE GROt'NDI.FSP Paris, Jan. 31.— Bolossy Klralfy. who was ar reßted here last week on charges brought against htm by uliareholders of tho Columbia Theatre, was released to-day on explaining that the property of the theatre found In hl.s possession had only been taken from the stores us a guarantee of the Hums duo him. The authorities held that there was no ground for the accusation of theft. CAPE WOMM UOLD UIXIXQ COMPANY. Dover, Del., Jan. 81.— certificate of Incorpora tion was filed here to-day for the Cape Nome Gold Mining and Transportation Company, of Alaska. The business of the company 1* that of mining and transportation and dealing In propcrtUa of ev«ry kind. The corporator* are frgra New- York City, Tb« cayltai Is P |8 1 00O.Qoa . ra " BW to or Ann electors 1 rights. THK REPUBLICAN NATIONAL, COM.MITTKE DESTRES Al,r, OP THEM NOMINATED AT STATE CONVENTIONS. Washington Jar.. 31.— Secretary Dick of the Republican National Committee Is preparing to mall circular letters to the chairmen of State committees, informing them that it la deemed better that all the Presidential Electors this year should be nominated by State conventions. Jo seph H. Manley called the ar"-ntlon of the com mittee recently to a decision if the Maine Su preme Court that, under provisions of the Aus tralian Ballot law. the Jurisdiction of a nom inating convention must be as wide as the Juris diction of the officers represented on the ticket. In view of this It was decided that no loop holes should be left to contest the rights of the Presidential Electors to cast their ballots. Conventions for Congress districts will be al lowed to designate Presidential Electors, as usual, but State conventions of the Republican party will be expected to ratify these nomina tions In order that there may be no question ss to their validity. Heretofore State conven tions have generally nominated only two Presi dential Electors. DELAYS ACTIOX OX RAMArO. MERCHANTS' ASSOCIATIONS COMMITTEE WANTS MORE TIME— NEW STREETS TO BE OPENED. The Board of Public Improvements yesterday decided to delay until April 30 any further con sideration of the proposed contract between the city and the Ramapo Water Company. The delay was granted at the request of the Merchants' As sociation, as stated In a letter from William F. King, the president of the association. With Mr King's letter asking for the delay was a report or M. E. Bannln. chairman of the association* V 00?'V 00 ?' mlttee on Water Supply, which has been conduct ing an investigation of the city's water suppl>- The report declared that the committee had en gineers and other experts at work Investigating watersheds, pumping stations and water supply systems, and had made inquiries regarding the feasibility of a salt water pipe line for use in extinguishing fires Legal and financial questions have been considered also. The committee wanted two months more time In which to complete the In vestigation ar.d make a report. Commissioner Dalton spoke against granting the delay asked for by r.e Merchants' Association, declaring that the Department of Water Supply had been annoyed by constant requests of the as sociation for Information. In pplte of Mr. Dalton s objection, however, the request for delay was granted. ÜBVTENANT SCHEXCK KILLED. IN CHARGE OF THE PARTY WHICH WAS AM BUSHED NEAtt SI'BIG. • Manila. Jan. 31.— Monday's affair near Sublg resembled the recent paektrain ambufh. Lieu tenant Schenck, with a scouting party of forty men of the 25th Infantry, ran into a large force at Insurgents in a mountain defile. Schenck fell at th? first valley, shot in the head. Ser geant Singleton and three privates were killed and five men were woundfd. The Americans then retreated. A'tTward a stronger force was sent to the scene of the fighting and the in surgents departed. LIST OF KILLED AND WOUNDED. "Washington. Jan. 31.— The following casualty re port was received at the War Department to-day from General Otis: KILLED. Luzon. January 13— JOHN H. KELLT, Company 22>i Infantry, near Calgan; January 27, JAMES E. NEW LAND, sergeant. Company E, 27th Infantry, at Morons. WOUNDED. January — MICHAEL J GRADT. Company C. 4th In fantry. thigh, moderate. near r-.-0.-.r: January 25. Second Lieutenant DENN'- i M'INLAND. 11th Cavalry, foot, slight. r> ff-'icsn; January 25, THOMAS O ROURKK. Conipaaj X, 27th Infantry. p«>lvls, mortal, at Mor.-ng. Panay; January 19, CHRISTIAN A. JORGENSEN. Company C, 19th In fantry, leg. slight, at Antique. I LTIMATI M TO THE PORTE. TURKEY YIELDS TO A THREAT FROM THF3 ITAL IAX GOVERNMENT. Constantinople, Jan. 31.— Owln? to the refusal of the Minister of Justice, Abdurrahman Pacha, to hand_ov«r the flfteen-year-oui Italian girl Sylvia Gemeli. who had been placed in the harem of a Turkish officer, the Italian Ambassador, Slgnor A. Pansa sent an ultimatum to '.he Porte demanding that unless the girl was surrendered to the Italian Kmbassy to-<lay diplomatic relations between the two Governments woilld be ruptured. Although the Mlnl-ter of Justice contends that tho srlrl has embrace:! Islamism. the Porte yielded to the Am bppsailor's demands. Late this afternoon Sylvia Gamell was conducted to the Italian Embassy and handed over to her father. FXHORTED TO OPPOSE FOREIGSERS. ALLEGED SECRET DECREE ISSUED BT TpE EM PRESS DOWAGER OF CHINA. Berlin, Jan. 31.— The "Lokal Anseiger" re prints an alleged secret decree issued by the Empress Dowager of China to the Governors of the provinces, exhorting them to strong meas ures against foreigners, and even to war. The language is very violent. EMPEROR STILL ISSUING EDICTS. London. Feb. I.— The Shanghai correspondent of "The Times" says: Emperor Kwang Su continues to issue edicts in his own name. Nanking and Wu-Chang officials consider that his immediate retirement la Improbable. THE COURT ACQI ITS ZOLA. VUSKL SUIT BROUGHT BY M JUDET AGAINST THE NOVELIST KAILS. Paris, Jan. 31.— The Court to-^-ay acquitted M. Zola In the libel suit brought against the novelist by Ernest Judet, of the "Petit Journal," arising from M. Zola's declaration. In reply to M. Judet's ■Actuation* against M. Zola's father, thnt the let ters published In the "Petit Journal" were forg eries or wilfully garbled. M. Zola was fined In default at the first hearing of the suit during his flight to England. M. Zola whs present In court and chatted with his counsel. M. L.iborl. The latter, in his speech for y'ne defence, cited the facts revealed by M. Zola's search of the War Office archives. The judgment was greeted with chetrs by the audtence. MRS. LAWTOX HEARS OF THE FLSD. San Francisco. Jan. 81.— Until she reached this city Mrs. Lawton knew nothing of the fund raised by the American people The news was taken aboard the transport by the pilot, and communi cated to Mrs. Lawton by Lieutenant-Colonel Ed wards, the dead soldier's adjutant-general. "Oh. how kind! How kind!" she sobbed, and. completely overcome, she sank down upon a divan and wept. "It had always b*»en Henry's ambition and mine." she said presently, "to have a home for the chil dren, but I had despaired of It." More she could not say. Everybody in the cabin came forward and congratulated Mrs. Lawton In lorn. COLORED TROOPS PARADE *.N YOKOHAMA. Yokohama, Jan. 13, via Ban Francisco, Jan. 31 — The event of this week has been -h" arrival of the United States transport Grant, with the 48th Regi ment, 1". 8. V. (colored), on board In consequence of the breaking out of the plague In Honolulu the Grant was obliged to put in here for coal. Per mission having been granted by the authorities, a parade of the regiment was held, and a great crowd witnessed the unusual spectacle of an armed body of American soldiers landing upon the shores of Japan. THE HAGVE AS PEACE HEADQUARTERS. GOVERNMENTAL ACTION REOARDINQ AM ARBI TRATION COURT. The Hague, Jan. 31— The Government Is about to bring forward a bill approving the concluHtons reached by the Peace Conference regarding arbi tration, with a special view to the establishment of a permanent court of arbitration here. Tt is believed hy the Government that the people of th* . Netherlands .^ ou d appreciate such a com rilm.nt, owln» to the f»ct th»t many KurQD««JD ffeaco ueauca were formerly concJudtS Jjerel . _ M'DOXALD GROWS BOLDER. THROWS THE GUARANTY COMPANIES OVERBOARD. WINSLOW. BANTER * CO. ABKED TO JOIN IN orV INO PERSONAL BONDS TO THE RAPID TRANSIT BOARD. John B. McDonald, the tunnel bidder, threw the guaranty companies overboard altogether yesterday, and August Belmont asked the bank- Ing house of Wlnslow, Lanler A Co. to Join him in fiving personal bonds to the Rapid Transit Board. Edward Winslow, head of the firm, told a Tribune reporter that he had the matter un der consideration now and would decide quickly. Whether he agrees or not, It se«*ms evident that the construction company which Mr. Belmont Is forming has got so far along that all fear that his bonds will not be forthcoming at the proper time is removed from Mr. McDonald's mind. 'I will sign that contract and build that road without a doubt," he said yesterday, with a tone of confidence In his voice which has been larking for the la3t few days. The contractor seemed grimly pleased as tm announced his treatment of the guaranty com panies. That they led him to believe before he put in his bid that bonding him would be an easy matter, few who have watched the situa tion and know the cautious character of th» man can doubt. That certain ones tried to squeeze him after his $1"«0,000 check was depos ited is generally 1-elleved. and that Mr. McDon ald Is as glad to get rid of them and their antici pated commissions of nearly $1,0110,000 Is easily understood. It was a great surprise to the surety companies, of course. Representatives of sev eral of them had met for conference in the office of the United States Fidelity and Guaranty- Company. They wished to agree upon their de mands for Indemnifying bonds. They were as sured that a construction company would bo formed, but they saw a possibility that the tun nel and the road would cost more than $35,000, 000, the amount of the bid. Against such a pos sibility as this they wanted absolute protection. It is said. APPEARS AT THE MEETING. While the meeting was in progress Mr. Mc- Donald's card was brought in by a messenger. It was followed immediately by the contractor himself. He said: Gentlemen, I wish to withdraw any application that I have made, or that anybody has made fc me to the surety companies for bonds. It appears that we cannot agree upon a plan for the transac tion, and we would better leave It where it is. I thank you very much for the time and dlscisMon that you have given to It, but we cannot do busi ness. The members of the conference looked at one another for a moment in si'.ence. Then there were some smiles, some informal discussjon of the question with Mr. McDonald, and the meet ing was over, there being nothing further to de bate. Andrew Freedman, vice-president of the United States Fldelit> and Guaranty Company, said after the adjournment: We are as much surprised as anybody can be. We are sorry, too. because we expected to furnisa a portion of the bond. We still desire to do so. an-1 will be ready to listen to Mr. McDonald If he shoull change his mind and want to talk with us. I do not know whit Mr. McDonald's plans are with regurd to sureties, but I do not believe that his action in withdrawing from our negotiations will interfere with his furnishing of the bond that is required of him. The representatives of other companies had nothing to say. Albert E. Bcardman. of counsel for the Rapid Transit Commission, made the following state ment: The stumbling block was the question of Indemni fying bonds. The 1 per cent that the companies would charge would not affect ■> contractor, but the additional charge that ht .ould be under to furnish a bond of indemnity would cost him too much. This extra cost would make the bond a very costly affair. If the construction company shall be fomed of men who can qualify In twice the amount of the bond they may do so. and it will not cost the company ■ ceiit. If they do not care to furnish all the amount of the bond they may furnish half of it. and go to the surety companies for the remainder. I do not see anything In the action of Mr. McDonald that should agitate the Board of Rapid Transit Commis'loners. 1 fc»»«-»e he will be able to meet all the retirements and sign the contract. If not on tha date when he Is due to do so. at the latest a short time after that. MR. SHEPARD'S VIEW. Edward M. Shepard, also of counsel for the Rapid Transit Commission, said: If Mr. McDonald has withdrawn from negotia tions with the surety companies, and 1 presume he has. I must assume it was because their require-, merits are. In his opinion, unreasonably onerous. There is no law that makes It necessary that the sureties shall be those of surety companies. If other good sureties are provided they will meet the re quirements" of the contracts. It is not necessary that the contractor shall depoßlt negotiable securities. If Individual sureties are offered. It will be only necessary that their solvency shall be assured. If the capitalists who are associated with Mr. Mc- Donald themselves give bonds. It Is. of course, obvious that they will save the commission what they wouUl otherwise pay to the surety companies. The check that Mr. Onderdonk has deposited with the Commission we can retain until we have accepted the bid of Mr. McDonald and signed tru* contract or. falling In that, ur.tll we have accepted the bid of Mr. Onderdonk or readvertised for a bidder. Regarding the suggestion that a reduction be made in the bond— that Is a matter for the Com mission to decide upon. At least, It cannot be done without their action. There remain only five days in which the bid der may sign his contract, and it was thought that he might have asked for another extension of time. Alexander E. Orr. president of tlje Rapid Transit Commission, said that he had not. "This action on the part of the contractor has nothing to do with us," Mr. Orr added. "Nor do I think it will Interfere with the progress of the contract. I believe that Mr. McDonald will be ready to sign the contract when the time arrives. If he should not? Well, we should have to see about that when the contingency arcse." August Belmont would say nothing on the subject, and Delancey Nlcoll. counsel for Mr. McDonald, could not be seen. The new Rapid Transit hilt was signed by the Mayor yesterday morning, and started on Its way to Albany. No one opposed it at the public hearing. There will be a meeting of the Joint committee from the Board of Aldermen and th* Municipal Council to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. This committee was appointed to arrange for a pub lic celebration of the breaking of the ground to begin the tunnel. .'I WELRY STOLES IX PHILADELPHIA. Regarding a story published In a Brooklyn paper yesterday about a supposed $*),000 robbery of dia mond Jewelry on January 24 from a Jewelry store somewhere In New-York. Captain Price, of the Brooklyn Detective Bureau. Informed a Trthune re porter last evening that the robbery occurred tn Philadelphia, and that the value of the property was enly $6,000. On the bulletin board In the Csp talns office Is a circular, signed by Harry M. Quirk. Superintendent of the Philadelphia police, offering a reward of $600 for the arrest of Alonio L. Williams, charged with the larceny on January 24 of $100 in cash and diamond Jewelry valued at $8,000, including a large number of rings, some elaborate brooches and several watches. The su:n of $1,000 is also offered for the recovery o<T the stolen goods, or an amount pro rata to the gbods recovered. The general alarm for Williams'* arrest was sent out from Philadelphia on January 27, and with his picture on the circular Is a de scription to the effect that he 1* twenty-three years old. but looks older: 11 five feet six Inches in height and weighs about one hundred and thirty pounds. He has a full face, brown hair and mustache and wears glasses. TWO XEQROES IVMPPEI) TO DEATH. Tlfton, Ga., Jan. Two negroes were so badly whipped near here -n Sunday that they died. Saturday night an overcoat was. missed frum a hotel, -and Sunday morning three unknown negroes, who had come, In the previous day. were arrested. As no evidence could bs obtained against them. Marshal Beard an 1 several mtn took them Into the woods to make them confess. The Marshal la said to'have beaten them untlltwo of the negroes died. The third negro Is still alive. A Coroner's. lury re turned n verdict that UISJ "came to their death at the hands of W. W. Beard, the- Marshal, an.l other*, and Jhat th» same wa« wtlful murder." A, warrant ,w»i at nrv; biu«4 (or Baard'a arreav. but lit cauaot bt iouna fMffii and The Question of Cleanliness in articles of food is as important to the housewife as PURITY or ECONOMY. Ceylon and India Tea is >! AC H I N E - M A D E, and, therefore, FREE irom all deleterious substances FOUND in HAND-ROLLED teas. DIRECTIONS. — T~se less tea and Infuse THREE to FIVE minutes. Always use boiling water. 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