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V &u LIX- • >~° IJU44.
BI'LLER A<tAl\ SILENT,
TIDINGS CONCERNING OP-
I TION& ON THE TUGELA.
Y3E WAR OFFICE GIVES OUT NOTH
ING-GENERAL ROBERTS*S
MOVEMENTS.
rOTTTyrht VWD. by The Scw-ToSs Tribune.]
[BT CARLE TO THE TBIBCSX.]
Lesion. Feb. 9.6 a. m— Very little fresh in-
HSiiHtiT is published this morning- with regard
to General 'Bullet's advance. According to one
correspondent the British infantry continued to
jnove forward on Wednesday, while, according
to another, no progress has been made since
Tuesday. In all probability, if the position
ssprcred at v aal Krantz is really important,
General Buller had plenty of work to do on
J Wednesday in maintaining his ground, and he
oof dcubt>ss mainly occupied on that day in
|sjßg cp more troops and big guns. As to
ytsiTday's operations nothing whatever Is pub-
Tie most remarkable thing about the move
= est is the silence of the "War Office. No offi
cial dispatch from General Boiler has been
issued to the public, although naturally more
£gg one must have been received by the War
C£ee authorities, and the British General's
Tje«"s en the situation are consequently un-
Jcbotti outside of Pall MalL There cannot be
try Soubt, however, that to relieve effectually
General "White. General Bailer must inflict a
iedsive defeat on the -Boers. It -would be dis
astrous to cut his way through the burghers'
araiT »d march on to Ladysmlth, leaving the
Boers cndestroyed on his flanks.
General Macdonald, by his reconnolssance to
Koodocsbergr. seems to have only succeeded in
drawing a number of Boers westward from the
SUgersfonteiE trenches. He holds the top of
the kill. »•* he cannot get his artillery into ac
tim *£*i2st the Boers, who are on the other
sice. '
The ]*t<==- newi regarding General Roberts is
so the ssfect that he left Cape Town on Tuesday
night for :he north, accompanied by his staff
and bodyguard. I. N. F.
WAR XEWS >TILL MEAGRE.
SPECULATION IN LONDON' AS TO THE
CHANCES OF SUCCESS OX
THE TUGELA.
ICcTJ?i«St: MOT. by The New-York Tribune.]
[BTCISUC TO THE THIBr«TO.]
Feb. 'J, 1 a m.— Probably -there is no
absUiiniwt of the energy with which General
pjcberts's campaign has been opened in four
garters of the field of war, but progress can
•sly be reported at a single point. It is not yet
clear whether General Macdonald's movement to
the west of General Methuen's camp is any
thing more than a reconnoissance in force to
protect a fresh advance from Belmont to Doug
lac, and the skirmishing still in progress is in
fiecisive. General Gatacfe has strengthened his
cutposts north and west of Sterkstroom, which
were threatened with attack, but has not massed
tis forces for an advance toward the Orange
Hirer. General French was bombarding the
esesay's position vigorously yesterday from
Ooleskop, but his manoeuvres have not yet been
crowned with success. The Dutch in that quar
ter have been heavily reinforced, and are no
longer acting on the defensive, but are taking up
rew positions between Colesberg and Phillips
tCTrr, in the direction of De Aar, the chief
British depot of military supplies.
There is no definite information respecting the
distribution of the twenty thousand reinforce
mtets with which General Roberts is opening
th* campaign on the southern or western fron
tier cf the Free State.
OPERATIONS OH THE TUGELA.
The only theatre where the drama of war is
Bring en without . - her pause is the Tugela
Tijjey. ani even there the curtain is not lifted
far anything more than confused and hurried
*&EFses. Semi-official explanations of General
Seller's movement offered on Wednesday night
late been fully confirmed by press dispatches.
3fo!«j Drift, where the real movement took place
•erosi the river is Indicated on the Intelligence
Bureau map* as Ekiet or Schiet Drift, a short
"-'■-.-■■ etfi of Zwart Kop. While a feint at
»»<rk was. made higher up, at Potgieter's. the
•"*> edge of the wedge was driven Into the
•■■•» of hills south and east of BraJcfontein.
Th* two hills occupied on Monday were in
trenched by Lyttelton's brigade and held un
der a fire from Brakfontein. Splon K<-p and
Ex>orn Kloof during the next two days. These
tills are or. the direct road from Springfield to
Ladysmith via Skiet or Molen Drift.
There is no uttes-ipt to turn the Dutch position.
General Buller is seeking to break his way
through the D-jfrh line by means of the ham-
C»rin£ powf r of artillery. Large masses of in
liatry were not exposed to attack during the
2r*t three days. Artillery fire from thirty-six
*•■■ at one jxrint and seventy-two at another
■**» concentrated upon the enemy's lntrench-
* cot * General BulJer was not in a hurry, but
*■• content with holding the positions first
&is by Lyttelton's and Hlldyard's soldiers, and
"Ik mor^sr his guns across the river to sup-
them. The wedge had been driven in only
**•« Ray, but it was in the direction of
T****"***! which was not more than ten miles
advanced British position. If it could
*h"sMau*d forward another five niiles General
"■**'■ men would be bled to co-operate
* G*n*ral Buller. The wedge, bo long as It
]**•■* fl unbroken, operated to separate the
lte *» forces on Spion Kop and at Colenso, and
tfck line •* cleavage was also the line of least
"**** t *iM* If it could be not only held In place
- •**Jso driver, further it might draw the Dutch
*"* c * intrenched positions and compel
"**=» to concentrate on open ground near Lady
***Uk more favorable \ for British operations
*•■» either Cclecso or Spion Kop.
D EPENDS UPON BULLER'S GUNS.
v]/^ 1 * mm ' m " correspondent in a dispatch
"■■*•* this morning describes the storming of
XW" cseiay '? Position beyond the river by the
*">" > Uiht Infantry as a most gallant affair.
■ other accounts refer to the impetuous eager
/** cf the field batteries in bringing their guns
S??. action. The position first attacked was
r tafcta with a rush at the point of the
fi O y t R *, * b " t not until two battalion* had been
,^Peitee by a heavy artillery and rifle fire to
jgwt to cover. Havlns; occupied and intrench**
C*«rimm«£ OS ••eoad »■«*.
CITY CUB AMD FITZGERALD.
A STATEMENT FROM WHEELER H. PECK
HAM ABOt-T THE CARROLL
APPOINTMENT.
Member* of the rity Club ire much concerned
about the recent action of Justice Fitzgerald in
appointing John F. Carroll receiver for the
Brooklyn Wharf and Warehouse Company, and
then consenting to an abandonment of proceed
ings, so as to leave Mr Carroll without the re
ceivership, when It was -made plain that the ap
pointment of Mr. Carroll was regarded as a
menace. Wheeler H Peckham. the president of
the club, said last evening that he might not
appoint the committee authorised by the resolu
tion passed on Wednesday evening for several
days.
"I have been amazed." he Bald, "that so little
attention has been paid by newspapers to the
action of Justice Fitzgerald I regard that ac
tton as an exceedingly grave matter. To my
mind It is an indication that the Judge is sub
servient to Tammany rule. It may well be that
it is ground for impeachment. I do not know
what the committee to be appointed may do.
Any impeachment proceeding* would have to be
begun in the Legislature. Anybody could go to
a member of the Legislature and make a com
plaint, and the Legislature might appoint a
committee to Investigate, and then impeachment
proceedings might result."
Justice Fitzgerald's comment on the City
Club's action yesterday was as follows:
♦». Th *T 8 5 aten ?^ Nt that l "* m wonl to Hugh J. Grant
rn«T i would be at homf." a« rou say Mr Peck
ham charge*. In absolutely fals*. There Is not a
word of truth In It. My appointment of John F.
Carroll was not In the slightest degree Influenced
b> the thought that it might r«dound to any per
sonal advantage to myself. I appointed him aimoly
because I thought him a good man for the place:
When JuFtice Fitzgerald's comment was read
to Wheeler H. Peckham last night he said:
1 have not said that Justice Fitzgerald sent any
message to ex-Mayor Grant. What I have said is
tbat somebody sent to Mr. Grant a message in
forming him that Justic- Fitzgerald would be at
nome on tne evening in question, and that Mr
Grant declined to go to see Mr. Fitzgerald. I have
no personal Knowledge or. the sutject. What I said
at the club the other evening was known to every
body through the newspapers.
John F. Carroll was at the Democratic Club
last night and refused to say a word about the
City Clubs action.
MAT CHAXGE ELECTRIC SYSTEM.
MI.. ROSSITER GOES TO CHICAGO TO LOOK
OVER EQUIPMENT THERE.
Clinton L. Rossiter. president of the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit Company, started for Chicago on
the 6 o'clock train :ast night over the New-York
Central. He has gone to look ever the electric
elevated railroad system in Chicago, and it was
said last night that his errand means radical
changes in the electrical equipment of the
Brooklyn Elevated and Kings County systems.
The frequent breakdowns on the Brooklyn
Elevated have been a source of great chagrin
to President Rossiter. and it is said that the new
directorate of the Brooklyn RapH Transit Com
pany is backing him up in his determination to
eliminate the defects of the eyst«m in Brooklyn
even to the extent of doing away with the pres
ent equipment and substituting something en
tirely new. Mr. Rossiter has succeeded in getting
the surface roads in Brooklyn in a working- con
dition, so that accidents to passengers are at a
minimum. It is said that the frequent accidents
to the elevated cars since they were equipped
with electricity has disgusted th» Rapid Tran
sit officials. It is expected that President Ros
siter will come back from Chicago with a num
ber of radical recommendations.
GATE CITY ASHORE.
SAVANNAH LINER STRANDED ON LONG
ISLAND-THREE WOMEN BROUGHT
OFF BY LIFE SAVERS.
Th- Ocean Steamship Company's steamship
Gate City, in command of Captain Lewis, which
sailed from Savannah on February 6, for Bos
ton, went ashore near Moriches, Long Island,
last night. A eurfboat which went out to the
steamer from the Moriches Life Saving Station
returned soon after midnight with three women
abcard.
CARXEGIE COMPAXT'S TALUATIOX.
A REPORT THAT H. C. FRICK WILL BRING
SUIT AGAINST ANDREW CARNEGIE.
Pittsburg, Feb. I (Special).— lt is reported on fair
authority that H. C. Frick will enter suit against
Andrew Carnegie to compel the placing of a new
valuation on the property cf the Carnegie Steel
Company, Limited. It Is reported that D. T. Wat
ron. Mr. Frick's attorney. Is preparing the papers.
The latter, when seen to-day, refupsed to deny or
affirm the story. It is also reported that Henry
Phlppa, Jr.. Is interested with Mr. Frick. but this Is
not believed by those in a position tc know. The
basis of the suit, It is alleged, will be t. typewritten
Interview Mr. Carnegie had sent to the Pittsburg
news-papers. This happened after his return from
Europe, when he refused to give Mr. Frick an ex
tension of the option he held to purchase the prop
erty at J1f0.000.000. In the interview Mr. Carnegie
said he would not dispose of his property for five
times the amount he had previously asked, and
that instead of demanding $1,000,000 for an option
he would ask $5,000,000. This Is the price Mr. Frick
Is willing to settle on. Mr. Carnegie. It is alleged,
wants to settle on a basis similar to that which
he purchased the stock of Messrs. Chllds. Otis and
Palmer when they retired a number of years ago.
When the company was organized. In July. 1832.
Mr Carnegie held $13,833.333 33 in stock, Mr. Frick
J2.600.000 and Henry Phipps the same amount. Since
then, however. Mr. Frick's stock has Increased In
value to $8,000,000. Should a new valuation be
placed on th» property F. T. F Lovejoy will also
be consi<*ei=bly benefited. Those retiring from the
partnership are bound to sell to the remaining
partners at the call of Mr. Carnegie. The gross
earnings of the Carnegie Steel Company last year
were said to be between $40,000,100 and $42,000,000.
DTFAPTROIS FIRE AT HAXOVFR.
DARTMOUTH STTDEKTB LOSE THEIR BELONGINGS.
Hano-er. N. H., Feb. 8 (Special) — Davlson
Blcck. rear the college campus, valued at $30,000.
was totally destroyed by fire this rooming. It was
occupied by Davison & Ward, clothiers and
ro-ers. L K. Meade, a pharmacist; the Delta
Kappa Epsilon, one of the oldest fraternities at
Dartmouth, and twenty-four student!. Most of the
merchandise was saved from the storee, bat the
students and society rooms lost everything. includ
ing a valuable library of old manuscripts. The
buildings were owned by F. W. Davlson, president
of the Dartmouth Savings Bank. They were for
merly owned and built by A. P. Ba.eh who gave
he park to Dartmouth College. Th» loss was
MOM. partially insured H E. Ketlnar, of New
ark N T . J . ■ member of the freshman claw, was
injured by coming In contact with an electric light
w:re He later recovered.
THE DETROIT 6PE<"IAI.
Leave. Grand Central Station even, day at 4 00
fc? £33 EKES "&«£» m 'OSS
mat.— JuAvt.
NEW-YORK. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY !». 1900.- -FOURTEEN PAGES.-* t£f^ £&«»*
MILLER CAUGHT AT LAST.
FRANKLIN SYNDICATE MAN ARRESTED
BY CAPTAIN REYNOLDS.
CAME VOLUNTARILY FROM MONTREAL.
AND WAS FORMALLY TAKEN INTO
CUSTODY HERE.
William F. Miller, the ostensible head of the
Franklin Syndicate, which duped thousands of
credulous people into believing that they would
get 520 per cent on their money if they placed it
In the handsof Miller's concern, rtturned to
this city voluntarily from Montreal yesterday in
company with Captain James Reynolds, former
head of the Brooklyn Central Detective Office,
who arrested Miller at the Grand Central Sta
tion, Just before the train came to a stop. Miller
requested permission from Captain Reynolds to
see his counsel. Robert A. Ammon. at No. 132
Nansau-st.. and Louis Vorhaus, of the Pulitzer
Building, and Captain Reynolds allowed Miller
to telephone to Mr Ammon.
Then Captain Reynolds started for Brooklyn
with his prisoner, intending to turn him over
to District Attorney Clarke and the Jail author
ities Captain Price rot an Intimation of the
fact that Miller and Reynolds had reached New-
York, and when Captain Reynolds, after meet
ing with the prisoner's counsel at the New-
York entrance of the Bridge, started to take a
trolley car for Brooklyn, he was confronted by
one of Devery's men, with an order to report at
Mulberry-st. with Miller. Captain Reynold?
thereupon took a Third-aye. surface car and
went to Mulberry-st.
SILENT ABOUT HIS MOVEMENT?.
"Where have you been. Miller?" asked Chief
Devery, as if beginning a desultory conversation
BBnoasj friends.
"Chief, if you don't mind. I'll not say anything
about that until I have consulted counsel." said
MiHer.
Miller said this In his usual tone of voice and
with the smile a little broader than before. His
voice was clear, and its tone was exactly the
same as if he were at home with friends talking
over an ordinary daily topic.
"Certainly, certainly. That's your right," said
Chief Devery. The Chief, however, was very
anxious to find out something of Miller's doings
since he left the city, but the prisoner positively
declined to say a word in that direction.
The men talked together for a little while and
then Chief Devery sent Reynolds with Miller to
the room upstairs in which pictures and meas
urements of men are made for the Rogues' Gal
lery. Miller walked out quietly, as if going
home, and Captain Reynolds took him up to the
measuring room, where the measurements, ac
cording to the Bertillon system, are made.
After Miller had been photographed and meas
ured he was taken down to the Chief's office
again. Then Captain Reynolds was directed to
take the prisoner to Brooklyn, and the start
was made at 3:4." o'clock, the two reaching Dis
trict Attorney Clarke's office at the end of an
hour.
AMOUNT OF BAIL FIXED.
Mr. Ammon and Mr. Vorhaus were waiting for
them. District Attorney Clarke •was eueturei!
with a reference in the Real Estate Exchange
and did not get through until 5 o'clock. Then
he went to his office, and after talking with the
prisoner and his counsel Miller was arraigned
before Judge Hurd. in the County Court, and
ball was fixed at $12..VX>. Mr. Clarke asked that
it be fixed at |25>.000t but Mr. Ammon said
Miller's return had been voluntary ar.d Judge
Hurd said the smaller amount would be suffi
cient. Messrs. Ammon and Vorhaus went out
in a hurry to hunt up bondnmen. they said. The
court officers waited till (fcoß o'clock, and then
"Joe" Bagnarello told Miller that he wouldn't
be admitted to baii last night, and he would
have to e;o to Raymond Street Jail. Mille- was
taken there at once. It was said later that
District Attorney Clarke would use his full
two days In examining the sureties if any one
offered for Miller's release, and that Miller will
not be at liberty before to-morrow night at the
earliest, even if bail is secured.
Captain Reynolds refused to tell the detail?
of the capture of Miller. He said that he had
been ordered to follow his man and get h m if
he could. Reynolds said he followed up the
clews and at last run across a man who was
communicating with Miller, and whose move
ments he traced with the hope that he and
Miller would meet.
He followed him closely, and at last he reached
Montreal. He said the man walked about that
place for a time, and at last he saw Miller.
Miller and the man talked together for some
time, and then they parted. Reynolds then
stepped up.
Miller was not taken by surprise. He even
greeted Captain Reynolds, and the latter did not
arrest him, but said: "Miller, I've been looking
for you."
■■Yes." responded Miller. "I heard so."
"You're in Canada. Miller." Reynolds went on.
"and I'm not going to arrest you Just now, but
I'm going to ke~p track of you."
Then Miller rather took the detective by sur
prise by saying: Well, I was going back to
Brooklyn, anyway."
'Oh," said Reynolds. '"If you are. all right."
Reynolds said that he and Miller then did a
few errands and took the next train to New-
York.
Captain Reynolds sail he did not place Mil!er
under arrest, but waited until they got to the
Grand Central Station. Then he told Miller
he was order arrest. He showed him the war
rant of the Kings County Grand Jury, and Miller
took the matter calmly. It was exactly |;fH)
o'clock when the two men reached the Grand
Centra! Station.
When Mr. Ammon was seen last night he
said:
I expected to furnish ball for my client, but I
"miscued." The bondsman, instead of going to
Brooklyn, as 1 expected, hurried to my office In
New-York, and before 1 could connect with him
the time limit had expired. Miller's return wa.« a
great surprise to me. I did not know that he was
back until he called me up on the telephone short
ly after 1 o''-!ock. I fully expect to clear him. He
was only a tool, and the $45,000 which he had in a
satchel on the afternoon that he disappeared was
got away from him by two older men with
whom he had been associated in the Franklin Syn
dicate One of these men Is a Jewish bookmaker
and the other is familiar with Wall Street matters.
Miller 1b only twenty-two years old. and it stands
to reason that he was too young to carry on a busi
ness like that of the syndicate without counsel
and steering from older heads tnan his. The two
men I refer to are out of The country, and Millar
is under arrest with little or no money. I shall
3tick by him.Vs I don't believe he »s a criminal
He was merely a tool.
Chief of Police Devery said yesterday that Mr.
Ammon ought to be indicted for assisting his
client to escape. When this was told to Mr. Am
mon he said: "Yes. he's said that before, several
times."
Shortly after reaching Raymond Street Jail j
Miller was In consultation with his lawyer, Mr. j
Ammon, in the council room. The conference j
lasted half an hour, and then Miller went to '
his cell, and refused to see any visitors. His
lawyer said that Miller would probably be balled
ojt to-day.
Keeper E. J. deary took a note from a Trib- ji
une reporter to Miller, asking for an Inter- i
view. Miller sent a reply to the effect that bjr : j
advice of hi* counsel lie could not see any re- I
porwra,
A WELCOME FROM CHINA.
WU TING FANG INVITES AMERICAN
MERCHANT?.
WORDS OF INTERNATIONAL INTEREST UT
TERED AT THE SILK ASSOCIA
TION DINNER.
"I am glad to find that it is not the purpose of
this great Republic to depart from its tradi
tional policy and adopt a policy of territorial
aggrandizement in Asia, but that you are going
In for expansion of trade there; and on that ac
count we welcome you," said Wu Ting Fang,
the Chinese Minister to the United States, at
-the dinner of the Silk Association of America
last night at Delmonlco's. It marked the so
ciety's twenty-eighth anniversary. and Wu
Ting Fang made the speech of the evening.
ILLNESS OF MR. TILT.
In the absence of President Albert Tilt, who
is so ill. it was said, that the doctors despair
of saving his life, the first vice-president of the
association, C. Lambert, presided. Others at
the guest table with him were Wu Ting Fang,
Jutaro Komura, Minister of Japan to the
United States; J. B. Pioda, Minister of Switzer
land to the United States; Timothy L. Wood
ruff, Lieutenant-Governor of New-York; Foster
M. Voorhees. Governor of New- Jersey; Wilbur
F. Wakeman, Appraiser of the Port; Judge J.
Franklin Fort, the Rev. Dr. R. S. Mac Arthur.
ex-Mayor William L. Strong, EdißODd Bruwaert.
Consul-General of France ; John Foord, secretary
of the American Asiatic Association; George
Wurts, Secretary of State of New-Jersey; Gio
vanni Branch!, Consul-General of Italy > Silas
D. Webb, president of the China and Japan
Trading Company; Everett Frazar. president of
the American Asiatic Association; William F.
King, president of the Merchants' Association
of New-York; Congressman James A. Tawney
and William R. Merriam, Census Director.
Letters of regret at their inability to be pres
ent were read from Governor Roosevelt, Gov
ernor Lounsbury of Connecticut. J. C. Burrows
and Albert Tilt. The speakers were Governor
Voorhees, who replied to the toast "The State
of New- Jersey" ; Mr. Woodruff, for "The State
of New-York"; Wu Ting Fang, for "The Asi
atic Question"; Franklin Fort. John Foord.
the Rev. Dr. Mac Arthur and Mr. Merriam.
SPEECH OF GOVERNOR VOORHEES.
Governor Voorhees eaid among ether things:
In her potteries, in her cutlery. New-Jersey has
established a reputation known the world round,
and nowhere more than in the industry with which
you are allied are shown the intelligence, the skill
and the fruit of her labor. The products of the silk
looms of New-Jersey to-day rival those of any
country in the world in their artistic merit, in
their coloring and in their delicacy of design. There
is the industry which has grown from the humblest
beginnings in 1839 until in 1838 the annual value of
its output was the imperial sum of $43,000,000.
LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR INTRODUCED.
Lieutenant-Governor Woodruff came next. He
made an eloquent expansionist speech which
was loudly applauded, saying in part:
I have Just come from a dinner in honor of Ad
miral Dewey. Dewey is all silk and a yard wide
(laughter) and it was he who opened the door
of the Orient. through which comes so much of
the raw mateilal which you manufacture here into
a finished product, by planting the Stars and
Stripe* tm ••* iiSatrt- tut L.»->n. where he said h*
hoped to God it would float forever And of a.l
the men engaged in the industries of this country
I know of none more than the members of this
Silk Association of America who should be the
last to advocate giving up the islands- which he
conquered. (Cries of "Never! Never!") .'"__
Suppose that England and Germany and France
and Great Britain and Russia should divide that
great country of China with its 250.003,000 of people
among themselves and slam Its door in the face
of the American merchant, have you given full
consideration to that proposition and realized that
with the coming of the Philippines came Hawaii,
and simultaneously the Independence of Cuba and
the acquisition of Puerto Rico, whereby the United
States of America la assured not only to construct
but to maintain for all time the Nicaragua Canal
across the Isthmus of Central America, which will
bind together the Pacific and the Atlantic commerce
of the world? Rather, it seems to me. might
we ask France to take back the territory of
Louisiana, which has been carved into more than a
dozen State.--, now inhabited by more than 10.000,000
of people and give us back the $15,000,000 that we
paid for It We might as well ask old Mexico to
take back Texas and thta Territories of Arizona
and New-Mexico: England to take back the North
west Territory cf Oregon, and Russia please to give
us bark the $9,000/00 we paid for it, and take back
the rich gold fields and the mineral wealth of
Alaska, as now to give back to Spain or to aban
don to Asruinaldo and his band of half-savage Fili
pinos the great, fertile valleys and mineral re
sources of the Philippine archipelago. Indeed, we
mieht as well ask England and Russia and Germany
and France to go on and carve up China. We might
ask little Japan please to take charee of the Pa
ciSc cables and the commerce of the Pacific Ocean.
We might as well ask England or Germany to come
ever here and build our transjsthmian canal. We
might as well ask some one to relieve us of the
'responsibilities we have assumed in the condition
of the affairs of Cuba. We might as well give up
our grand position as the paramount Power of the
Pacific and then crawl, snallllke. Into our shells
and leave to less timid hands than those of Amer
ica the carving out of the great destiny of the
world in the twentieth century that is coming.
CHINESE MINISTER WELCOMED.
After Mr. Woodruff came "the Chinese Minis
ter, who was warmly received by the silk manu
facturers. He rebuked the European nations
for their treatment of China, but welcomed
Americans to his shores, saying in part:
When any disturbance or trouble has occurred In
China or elsewhere in th* East, not only does the
government aggrieved demand compensation for
the outrage, but beyond that they demand and ob
tain concessions not pertaining to the matter In
hand. In fact, they often make a pretext of a
trouble, such as a missionary trouble, to exact ad
vantages and concessions which may have no ref
erence to the matter in point. In saying this I do
not condemn the missionaries as a class in China-
There are a good many pious and noble mission
aries in China, and they have been and are still
doing good work in every country In the East; but
there is a black sheep in every flock, you know.
(Laughter and applai-se.)
So if a disturbance should occur to them. if a
riot 'should happen, what Is the consequence? Their
government would demand Justice, and not only
that, but. in addition to that, they obtain some
thing else. That being the case, gentlemen, can
you wonder that the Chinese and the other Asiatic
people are at i* loss to understand your policy and
the policy of the nations in Europe? Nations who
profess Christianity, nations who send missionaries
to China and other countries in the Far East,
teaching lowliness of heart, one of whose doctrines
is that if a man smite you on your right cheek you
should turn to him the left, and who. instead of
doing that, demand more than the right cheek—
they want double cheek! (Laughter and applause.)
ONE OF THE SOLUTIONS.
Therefore, i* those nations want to solve this
Asiatic question one of the solutions Is to make
an open declaration of their policy. They should
declare to China and the other Asiatic countries
what their policy Is. what they mean; they should
tell them that If anything should befall any of the
missionaries or merchants they will demand this
or that. Then if this is all explained to them
openly, why, we can understand better what you
mean. But if. Instead of doing that, under the
cloak of sending missionaries to preach the Gos
pel, and If anything should happen to the mission
aries (which in any nation you cannot help; some
times my countrymen here have been murdered or
assaulted by a low class of people), what can we
do? What -an you do? It is often done. So. if
anything should happen in China or Japan of that
sort is it very strange for the rabble to do some
thing without the knowledge of the authorities ?
And why should you not treat us the same way as
you treat us here? (Applause.) All we want Is an
open declaration of your policy, fairness and Jus-
Uce.
I am glad to find that it Is not the policy of this
great Republic to depart from your traditional
policy ana go In for acquisition, for grabbing, or—
I should be more careful In saying this (A voice:
"Yes say it!") — that you art* not going to adopt
territorial aggrandizement (applause), but that you
an* golnjr In for expansion of trade. I am not sur
prised We don't quarrel with you for that. We
don't blame you. In fact, we welcome you. Do
you know why? Because In trade it is a barter; It
Is for the benefit of both sides: It Is to give an
take. We give you the equivalent; you give ua
something back in return. (Applause.)
If you go on in this pacific policy of commerce
nd trade you will b« welcome everywhere, not only
In China, but also In Japan as well. We welcome
you. We will do everything to please you. hut. In
return, gentlemen, we want to be treated In ilk*
manner. Now, on this point I crnnot do better than
quote a principle enunciated by our great saint.
Confucius, twenty-five centuries ago. He was one
day asked what should a man do what should be
the rule of conduct In house. In business and in ov
ernment. He was asked to give on« word to con
vey this principle. In answer b* says: "I» not this
reciprocity T' (Cries of "That's right!" and great
applause.) .\
Now, this sound principle, this sound doctrine,
was uttered twenty-five cfnturles ago. and It has
never been contradicted since, and we have fol
lowed It. and it is well for us and for you and for
every civilized nation to follow it (Cries of "Hear:
Hear!*')
It was to the same effect, said by Him. whom
shall I say. your Prophet, your Saviour, who said.
'What you would have others do to you. do th*
same to them." (Great applause, It was only an
illustration of it. I don't mean that He copied it.
but It Is the same principle. But whether it Is a
merchant, whether It is a tradesman, whether it
is a benefactor or whether it be a nation, if we
follow this sound principle we shall have no quar
rel, no dispute and no cause for war. (Great ap
plause.)
Mr. Merriam In his address predicted that the
end of the twentieth century will find. If the
present rate of growth continues, a population
of 30.000,000 people In -York. '
John Foord, In a partial reply to the Chinese
Minister, declared that "The Open Door" is very
much of a name. He said goods are so heavily
taxed by Impost duties after arriving in China
that In many provinces trade Is virtually pro
hibited.
The Rev. Dr. R. S. Mac Arthur was the last
speaker on the programme. He was applauded
when he declared that President McKlnley "is
the greatest man that ever lived, the best Presi
dent this country has ever v id. and the great
est, ruler on earth."
Jutaro Komura, Minister from Japan, was
called upon to speak. He said he would not
tire his hearers at so late an hour. A year ago
at the Association's dinner he had expressed
the feeling of loyal friendship held by Japan
for the United States. As Minister from that
country he wanted to say that the feeling had
grown stronger, if anything, during the year.
He hoped it might continue to the end of time.
He thanked his hearers for their courtesy and
resumed his seat amid cheers and applause for
Japan and her Minister.
GEX. GTJS MAY COME HOME.
THE PRESIDENT LIKELY TO GRANT A
IIEUI EST FOR RELIEF FROM DUTY.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUNE.]
Washington, Feb. B.— Regarding the rumors
that General Otis is about to return to the
United States without waiting for the Taft Com
mission to reach Manila and relieve him of much
of his responsibility, Adjutant-General Corbin.
who is personally closer to General Otis than
any one in Washington, and who is the sole
means of communication between the command
ing General of the Department of the Pacific
and the National Government, said to-day:
If General Otis Is coming home, I am not of
ficially informed of it. and I think I should know
it as soon as any one. I think the report prob
ably grows out of a personal letter I received
from General Otis, in which he spoke hopefully
of the early ending of the war. and expressed his
satisfaction with the promise it gave of enabling
him to take some rest and see his famUy, from
whom he has been separated nearly t»* a^ars.
That's all there :s to it. But I will say that if
General Otis asks for a leave of absence, or for
relief from duty, he is in the best position to
Judge when he can be spared, and I have no
doubt the President would grant him the same
Indulgence that Is shown to the desires of all
the general officers in the service.
General Otis had always shown a tremendous
capacity for hard work before he went to Ma
nila, and ainoe General Merritt turned over to
him the command of the Eighth Corps it has
been known to the War Department officials that
the Governor-General has never devoted less
than twelve hours a day to his work, and for
days at a time has clung to his office desk for
sixteen and eighteen hours at a time. His re
sponsibilities have been of the weightiest char
acter, and that a man sixty-two years old i-ould
continue to exhibit sueh 1 physical endurance in
the tropics was looked upon with astonishment.
VIEWS OF DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS.
Many of the chief officials of the War De
partment do not believe that General Otis will
start for home before the Taft Commission
reaches Manila, some time in May. In their
opinion he will not consent to load upon Gen
eral Mac Arthur. who has been constantly in
the field for a year, the complicated civil duties
that devolve on the Military Governor. If he
were not steadily engaged in active campaign
ing General Mac Arthur could soon familiarize
himself with these civil duties, but such an op
portunity can hardly be open to him while the
necessity for aggressive military operations con
tinues.
Other officials with an inclination to speculate
on the matter suggest that perhaps advantage
is being taken Just at present by the Adminis
tration of an opportunity to let General Otis
down as easily as possible, and get rid of the
incubus his conduct of affairs haa been. Ac
cording to this view, the dissatisfaction of the
Filipinos with their ruler and the dissatisfac
tion in this country with his judgment will both
disappear the moment he starts for home on
mere leave of absence or otherwise, the likeli
hood being that, once in the United States, he
will never go back, as he succeeds to the rank
of major-general on General Merritt's retire
ment on June I*s next, and in that rank would.
of course, never go back to the command of a
subordinate department of the Army.
Judge Taft. It is announced, ww) return to
Washington February 11, prepared to remain in
Washington from that time until the Commis
sion's departure for Manila about April 1. In
the next week the other members will be defi
nitely decided upon, and the Commission will
probably organize for business on Monday. Feb
ruary 19.
Secretary Root said to-day that the "War De
partment has never considered the subject of
relieving General Otis at Manila. The founda
tion for the report to the contrary- was a per
sonal letter from the General signifying a desire
to obtain a leave of absence to come home and
recuperate from the aebilitatlng effects of two
yt-ars In a tropical climate under severe strain.
THE SHERMAN BRINGS SICK SOLDIERS.
San Francisco. Feb. The United States trans
ports Pathan, Sherman and Indiana have arrived
from the Philippines. On board the Sherman are
seventy-five invalided soldiers, and on the Indiana
are the bodies of two hundred dead soldier?.
Aboard the Sherman were Majors Cook, 26th In
fantry, ard Mathews. and a number of other officers,
and sick 'nd discharged soldiers. On the voyage
Corporal 31. tin A. Dillon. Company E. Signal Corps,
died on Februjry 1 from tuberculosis, and Artificer
Alfred Holmes. Company D, 14th Infantry, on Feb
ruary 5. from the same disease. The bodies of
Lieutenant S. T. D. Bowman. 37th Infantry: Lieu
tenant Ward Cheney. l.'.th Iniantry: Corporal Law
rence De Witt. 32d Infantry: Privates E. N. Will
iams. 2Sth Infantry: Benjamin Howsrth. 3d In
fantry, and W. M. Brotherton. 11th Cavalry, were
also aboard.
RICHARD W. THOJIPftOX DEAD.
Indianapolis. Feb. — A dispatch from Terre
Haute, says that Colonel Richard W. Thompson,
formerly Secretary of the Navy, died at 1:10
o'clock this morning.
BOLIVIA}! DEUAXD O.\ BRAZIL.
Rio Janeiro. Feb. The Bolivian Minister yes
terday had a conference with the officials of the
Foreign Office nnd again demanded that the Brazil
ian Government should restore the authority of the.
Bolivian officials in Acre, alleging that the State
Government of Arrazonas is responsible for the
trouble which has o-curred. Brazil will limit her
action to sending a s matron of gunboats to protect
Brazilian property.
MR. PEELPS STILL VERT ILL.
New-Haven. Conn.. Feb. The Information re
ceived at n late hour to-night relative to th* on
dition of E. J. Phelpi. was to the effect that fei
i* a very «lrk ciaa. He does not item to gain
strength after the unexpected serious chance in his
condition of two days ago. and it Is announced that
he is not yet out of nanrer. His extremely weak
condition Is a most «eriou« drawback. There has
bes.-i. however, no appreciable change during the
day.
. FIVE STATES IN FIVE HOURS.
The "Royal Limited." beautiful, swift and sure.
Leaves New-York. South Ferry and foot of Liberty
St. Dally 3 p. m. arrive* Washington 8 p. m. Ex-
CU'.gUa Dining mvJ Cafe Car service.— Advt.
PRICK THREE CENTS.
i NEW MOTE IX KENTUCKY.
JUDGE TAFT TO HEAR APPLICATION FOB
| RESTRAINING ORDER.
SEEKING TO PREVENT ACTION IN REGARD
TO SUBORDINATE STATE OFFICERS.
j Cincinnati. Feb. S.— Judge William H. Tart.
who has Just been appointed president of th*
new Philippine Commission, to-day gave notice
. to counsel that on next Monday at 2 p. m. he
: would hear arguments in the United States
I Court on the petition of the State cfiicers of
: Kentucky, other than Governor and LJeutenaat
i Governor, for a restraining order against the
, three members of the Kentucky State Board of
< Election Commissioners and the contestants for
j State offices other than those of Governor and
| Lieutenant Governor.
The Legislature in Kentucky hears and de
cides contests for Governor and Lieutenant-
Governor. but the contests for other State on
cers come before the State Board of Election
Commissioners. sitting as a contest board, la
which said Board has final Jurisdiction. This
petition for an injunction against the present
State Board of Election Commissioners and the
Democratic contestants for minor State oSces
is. therefore, not one affecting Governor Taylor
and Lieutenant-Governor Marshal!, and will
not conflict with the conferences for an ijhi
mept that wore begun at Louisville last Moa>
day. and which are still in progress at that city
and at Frankf
As the petition prays that the incumbents of
these minor State offices shall not be interfeiM
with in the discharge of their duties, it is readily
se^n that the Republican Secretary of State
might not attest the proclar. ations of Governor
I'.eckham. and that there might be some dtsV
pwta as to the use of the seal of the ConuMSBV
wealth. It is also pointed out by those in the
lobbies who are commenting on the application
of the suit that the State Auditor would indorse
and the State Treasurer pay out funds for the
maintenance of militia under the command of
Adjutant-General Collier, etc. There is no and
to the applications in practice under the In
junction, according to the comment of those
who accompany the attorneys, but the attorneys
themselves refuse to say anything. These at
torneys maintained absolute silence all day aad
refused to state even the title of the case until
to-night, when it was ascertained that all the
papers here and elsewhere had published Incor
rect and sensational reports regarding it.
HOW ELECTION BOARD IS CONSTITUTED.
Ex-Governor Bradley and Mr. Sweeney, of
Lebanon. Ky.. arrived in the city early this
morning, and were soon joined by large num
bers of others from Kentucky. W. H. Mackey.
a prominent attorney, whose office is In Cin
cinnati, and whose residence Is in Covinarton»
Ky., was soon called in as associate counsel.
When Election Commissioners Ellis and Pryor
resigned, after issuing certificates of election to
the Republican candidates on tfca State ticket.
the third member of the State Board of Election
Commissioners, Mr. Pointz. appointed Judge
Fulton and Morton J. Yonts as his colleagues.
These Commissioners are in seeaion bow at
Frankfort, and the injunction would seem to
restrain them from seaQng the Democratic con
testants. After the resignation of Commission
ers Ellis and Pryor Governor Taylor appointed
Messrs. Cochrane and Mackey as their socc—
sors. to serve with Pointz. but they were not
recognized.
The Mr. Mackey who has been working all
day with Bradley, Sweeney and others in draft
ing the petitions was the one appointed a mem
ber of the State Board of Election Coiiinil—tnu
ers by Governor Taylor, until that Board was
declared illegal by the Kentucky courts.
Bradiey and Mackey were the only ones of
counsel who called on Judge Taft to-day. After
a conference of less than an hour the Judge an
nounced that he would hear arguments on the
petition en Monday, February li at 2 p. m., aad
that the defendants and their counsel should be
furr.ished with copies of the petition in the
mean time. AU sort 3of false reports were circu
lated and published in evening papers after the
attorneys left the Federal Building and proceed
ed to work on the petition at the Grand HoteL
Among the false reports was one that Judge
Taft had refused them a hearing. The Judge
and the attorneys both state that they did not
present any petition, and did not do anything
except to ask when they could have a hearing.
Former Governor Bradley refused even to bo
seen. He stated to the newspaper men that he
regretted that he must be so aarupt. but that he
was so busy he was compelled to refuse to bo
seen.
TAYLOR STILL DELATING.
SITUATION AT FRANKFORT NOT CLEARED
UP— AGREEMENT NOT A SURRENDER.
Frankfort, Ky, F- - - Governor
Taylor announced to-night that he was not
r-ady to express an opinion of the Louisville
- at and that he would not sign It until
be had received and considered <"he wishes of his
constituents and the men elected on the Repub
lican ticket with him. There is no reason to be
lieve that he will abdicate on the terms set down
ay h:s friends and their conr>rree3. Immense
pressure had be— brought to bear upon him by
the Legislature assembled at London, and even
his adherents in the conference admit that the
terms of the agreement cannot be made binding
on the Legislature or that any gain must neces
sarily result to the voters of Kentucky by reason
of i-3 provisions.
The Democrats, on the other hand, suspect
treachery In the published report that ex-Gov
ernor Bradley and Judge Maekey have been to
day in conference with Judge Taft. of the Fed
eral Court, at Cincinnati, with a view to bring
ing the contest before that Judiciary- They say
now that the agreement which was signed by
their representatives was not intended to be)
used as a stalking hors? for dilatory tactics or
trickery, ar.d intimate that If Governor Taylor
does not com: to terms short :>• the agreement
will be declared void and ineffective.
General C istlem*D and nembora of Beckham*s)
administration insist that no attempt is con
templated or will be made looking to the estab
lishment of a Beckham military force. They
reiterate and conflrm their assertion that they
are anxious for a pacific and legal settlement of
the controversy, and they are assiduously try-
Ing to make the meat of --" plausible attitude
before the world.
Governor Taylor, od the other hand, hi hoa
j estly trying? to stand by his colleagues en th*
I Republican ticket, and is of necessity swayed by
| the thousands of telegrams and letters received
I from his constituents in all parrs of the Stats;
j There Is no perceptible clearing of the ccmpll
i caied situation. Some of the Governor's lego!
advisers are urging him to stand by the agree
ment made, at Louisville. It is regarded as
probable that he would have done so if the par
tisan Goebelite press of Louisville had not
bruited the news of the agreement as a pcsltire
triumph for the Democrats, and an Ignominious
«urrczdt>r by the Taylor men.
The full text of the agreement has not been
I published and will not be until Governor Taylor
i has signed It. The summary of the terms Ml
' projected by Democratic newspapers Is garbled
and Inadequate Governor Taylor's confer? eea
•ay that when the document Is published in full
it will be seen that there *v no surrender, said

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