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LATEST LONDON COMMENT.
BITTER ATTACKS ON MR. CHAMBERLAIN
" —ELECTIONS— SIR THOMAS'S
[.-Yrvriiffct: 1900: By The Mtw-YoCk Tribune
[BT CABLE TO THE TRIBCJfE.]
London, Oct. 13. — Attacks upon Mr. Cham
berlain have increased in bitterness and
malignant spirit. The closing speeches of the
Liberal canvass are directed mainly against him,
and Henry Labouchere's deliberate charge that
Abel Thomas. Member for Carmarthen, held in
criminating letters, and would have read them
if Cecil Rhodes had been attacked by him, is
reprinted Is the Opposition press. Mr. Hawks
ley has denied the charge from the Lib
eral platform, but Mr. Labouchere is not satis
fied, and is attempting to force Mr. Thomas to
arraign Mr. Chamberlain. Cecil Rhodes has,
however, greatly improved his reputation by
ftriking the right key in his addresses on South
Africa, and there are signs of public impatience
over the persistency with which Mr. Chamber
lain Is attacked. Lord Salisbury is invariably
drawn toward associates when they are under
fire, and Mr. Chamberlain is wellnigh certain to
command the Prime Minister's support. His
real source of danger is the Jealousy of the old
:1 election is drawing to a close, and
it is r enl that the Unionist party will
have nearly as substantial a majority as it did
be appeal to the country by the Liberals
in 1986. There wore only two results declared
last night. One of these, however, oral at West
Motmouih. where Sir William Vrrnon-Harcourt
has again been fighting with vigor. In spite of
hie seventy-three year?, of course, ue was
:e1 in s=uch a pronounced Radical di
but all the same he has not been able to
escape the experience of many other opponents
of the Government. His majority has been
pulled down by over 1,700 votes.
Elections are Still dragging on, with nearly an
equal exchange of seats between the parties,
bat in gains the Government retains a slight ad
vantage over tht- majority on the date of dis-
Eilution. The di muel Woods, an ex
cellent labor candidate, at Walthamstow was
cot unexpected. Mr. Perks, who has been drum
major for Ix^rd Row bery in the House of Com
mons, is returned for Louth with an Increased
majority, but the Harmsworth family met with
another defeat in Worcestershire. Three
Harmsworths stand for Parliament as Liberal-
ImrerlaliEts, one being elected, but Alfred
Harmsworth balanced the political forces by re
maining outside as a Conservative, and regulat
ing through "The Daily Mail" the reorganization
of the Cabinet and a few oth^-r details. Captain
Lambton's brother has captured a seat at Dur
ham for the Unionist?, and other gains for each
party are explained mainly by local preference.
Fir Thomas Lipton ha? been bubbling over
with American enthusiasm while his challenge
•was on the sea and his pork operations were
strengthening his grip on the Chicago market.
Reticence has Involved rigid self-restraint when
he was deeply interested in both subjects and
fairly bursting with eagerness to talk about
America. Now that he Is beginning to take
press men into his confidence, he showers com
pliments upon America, hut keeps his secrets
fir himself. Nobody who knows him doubts the
sincerity of his admiration for America and
his respect for the sportsmanlike qualities of
New- York yachtsmen. He is convinced that the
last Cup contest increased the good feeling be
tween the two countries, and that another com
petition will have a similar effect. "When asked
for details and explanation? of his second
enterprise he is content with generalities. The
announcement that there will be a fresh contest
is discussed with fairness and intelligence by
nearly all the English Journals. Not one of
them intimates that he will be placed at unfair
disadvantage in American waters. Several of
them go out of their way to refute the old theory
that the challenger must be built tough and
seaworthy to withstand the Atlantic voyage,
while her rival can be designed as a fair weather
racer. Sir Thomas Lipton has not yet won the
Cup, but he has reformed the manners of the
English press In discussing the conditions of the
International contests off Sandy Hook.
The alarming news with regard to the condi
tion of the Empress Frederick is certain to have
a eerious effect on the health of the Queen. Her
Majesty is still sorrowing for the loss of her
teccnd eon. the Duke of Coburg 1 , and grave con
sequences might arise should the illness of her
«-lrtf*t daughter have a fatal termination.
Various London journals have announced that
Henry James is breaking up his protracted resi
dence in England and preparing to retire to
Massachusetts. His friends, who know how
contented he Is In Sussex and London, have
found it difficult to credit the report, even when
precise details were furnished respecting his
future home in America. There is no truth in
the Btory, as I can state from personal knowl
edge, and there is no foundation whatever for
the report that he Is giving up his residence in
England, where he has lived for twenty-four
years. I. N. F.
Register to-day, if yon did not register yes
terday. There are only two more day» for
REBELLION AT WET-CHOW.
REFORMERS GATHER IX FORCE— MAY
BE RUSE TO TAKE CANTON.
r-Komc Oct. 12.— The reformer Sun Vat
■en, according to dispatches from Canton, has
Unfurled the reform flag in the Important town
of Wei-Chow, on the East River. This act has
given rise to considerable excitement in military
circles in Canton, as it is believed that the ob
ject of the reformers in raising their flap at
Wei-Chow is to denude Canton of troops, bo
that thpy can seize the city.
Admiral Ho is pursuing the rebels in a north
aaati - .;. direction from San-Chun.
A British expedition, consisting of the 22d
Bombay Infantry, with artillery, is going to the
Kow-Loon Hinterland, though the district is re
Sun Vat Sen, in October, ISO 3, organized a con
spiracy at Canton to seize, the Viceroy, overthrow
the Manchu dynasty and establish a constitution
for China. Some at the corpplratore were arrested
and confessed. gun Vat Bt-n. ■ doctor, escaped 10
the United States, and then made his way to Lon
don. In October, 1836, he was inveigled into the
Chinese Embassy in London, where be was kept
a prisoner until he succeeded in Informing th«
British Government, through a friend, that he had
fcetn kidnapped. He was released on the demand
of th« Marquis of Salisbury.
The conspirators had organized a society called
'he. King Chung Wavy, or the "Chinese Progres
"lve Society," and, while in the United States and
England, Sun Fat Pen undertook to organize
branch organizations. It wag alleged at the time
nat among his principal colleagues in the move
sient in America were Chinese graduates of Yale
fcr^ Harvard. The aim of the Hinr Chun* Wooy
*"* eaid to be the overthrow of the imperial form
■ Government In China and the substitution of
•■• Republican system.
In the summer of ISSS the reformers rose against
"or ,- one or more day* autumnal vacation the
Day LAn» offers the most tempting trip*.
the Imperial authorities in the Canton Hinterland,
inflicting great loss upon the Imperial forces, ami
it Ml then reported from Hong-Kong that Sin
Vat Pen was among tho leaders of the. rebellion.
HOAR ASSAILS BRYAN.
SENATOR SAYS HE IS MORE DANGEROUS
MERE AGITATORS A MENACE TO SECURITY
OF PROPERTY AND SANCTITY OF LAWS.
If the trust be an bad as Mr. Bryan repre
sents It. It la not. In my Jndgrment, an R-reat
a if linear am Brynnlsm.
You arc not helping the cause of antl-lm
periulinm by KOin into partnership with
llryanlsm. Yon cannot mix tyranny, dis
honor; broken faith, anarchy, license In
one rnp ami have constitutional liberty as a
result of the mixture.— [SENATOR HOAR, at Con
cord. Mass. 1
Concord. Mass., Oct. 12.— The Hon. George
Friebie Hoar, senior Senator from Massachu
setts, delivered a campaign address at th< Re
publican rally held here to-night, and the entire
town turned out to greet him in the Town Hall.
Over the speakers' platform was the motto
"Sound Money." and on either side was a large
picture of McKinley ard Roosevelt. Samuel
Hoar was chairman of the evening.
Senator Hoar was introduced as "naturally
of Concord, incidentally of Worcester." In
opening his speech, Senator Hoar said: "I know
that you will believe me incapable of coming to
Concord to bring base o r ignoble counsel. M
After referring to the Republicanism of this
historic town, and to the outlook of the cam
paign. Mr. Hoar said:
We have the same old Democratic party, we
have the same old Mr. Bryan, we have/ with
one exception, the same old declaration of pur
pose in the same old platform. I believe that
Mr. Bryan does not mean business in this matter
of imperialism, and that he does mean business
in the matter of free coinage of silver aud the
attack on the courts.
Mr. Hoar analyzed briefly the Democratic
platform, held Mr. Bryan responsible for the
adoption of the war treaty, and said the Demo
cratic leader was not sincere in his attitude
toward imperialism. Continuing, Mr. Hoar said:
The American people are becoming alarmed
by great aggregations of wealth, which we call
trusts. If the trusts be as bad aa Mr. Bryan
represents it, it is not, in my judgment, as great
a danger as Bryanism. The only practical rem
edy Mr. Bryan suggests is that if any protected
article be manufactured by a trust, that article
shall at once be put upon the free list. When
Mr. Bryan comes to talk of trusts, he makes the
tariff a very real and vital issue.
The solution for trusts, Mr. Hoar said, was the
laws of trade, which will overthrow them sooner
or later. Then continuing, he said:
There is but one danger. That comes from
agitators like Mr. Bryan, who would destroy
alike the security of property, the protection of
the courts and the sancttty of the laws. That
danger will pass by and disappear.
But they tell you that a great mistake has
been made in the matter of the Philippine
Islands. I think so, too. My opinion is well
known. Th» policy which scempd tn me best
for the country seemed to me also best for the
Republican party. If that course had been
pursued we should, in my opinion, have had the
Presidential election almost without a struggle.
Our question now is for the future. I can find
no substantial difference, when we come to any
practical declaration of purpose, between the
two candidates or the two parties on that
question. In general, both parties say they
mean to give to the Philippine Islands self-gov
ernment as soon as they are ready for it.
The Democratic platform gives no assurance
of immediate Independence. Mr. Bryan in his
speech of acceptance makes no suggestion of
recalling our troops by Executive power or of
letting the Filipinos alone, or of making them
any promise by Executive authority. He says
he will call Congress together to do thp things
pet forth in the Democratic platform. Now, he
knows perfectly well that the Congress be will
call together will do nothing beyond what the
President has declared his purpose to have
There are undoubtedly many persons in the
Republican party who have been carried away
by the dream of empire. They mean. I have no
doubt, to hold on to the Philippine Islands for
ever. But they do not constitute the strength
of the party. 1 have an abiding confidence that
these pledges are to be kept. I believe Agui
naldo and Mablni entitled to self-government. I
believe also that Booker Washington and Robert
Small are entitled to self-government. I have
little respect for the declaration of lov of lib
erty of the men who stand with one heel on the
forehead of Booker Washington, of Alabama,
nn<l the other on the forehead of Robert Small!
of South Carolina, and wave the American Has
over Agulnaldo and Mabinl. You are not help
ing the cause of anti-imperialism by going into
rsbip with Bryan. You cannot mix
tyranny, dishonor, broken faith, anarchy, license
in one cup and have constitutional liberty the
result of the mixture. If the firm of Bryan,
Croker, Altgeld, Boutwell, Tillman and Schurz
do business at the old Democratic stand thny
will transact the o!d Democratic business.
"A DIPLOMATIC TRIVMPIir
AMRASSADOR WHITE TELLS OF THE
PRAISE GIVEN TO AMERICA'S
COURSE IN CHINA.
Andrew D. White, United States Ambassador
to Germany, registered at the Fifth Avenue
Hoti-1 yesterday. On Tuesday next he will sail
on the Deutschland for Berljn, to resume his
duties. Wti-n asked about the Chinese situa
tion he said:
"There is nothing particularly new to talk
about. Th^ impression prevails in diplomatic
circles in Europe that up to this time our Gov
ernment has shown the greatest skill in handling
the difficult problems which the Powers have
been obliged to face. One of the shrewdest
members of the Diplomatic Corps told me just
before I sailed for this country that this Gov
ernment was the only one that scored a diplo
matic triumph. The opinion seems to be quite
general that this country acted with grr-at wis
dom and discretion when things were at their
worst. The other nations apparently took It for
granted that their Ministers had been mur
dered through the connivance of the Chinese
Government, and they dropped efforts look
ing to tho relief of their legations. The
United States, on the other hand, avted on the
theory that the Chinese Government was not
necessarily hostile, or guilty of trying to harm
our Minister, and we were the first to hear of
the safety of the Ministers through the Con
ger difipatf-h. Again, it was good Judgnv
our Government to hold aloof at Tien-TPin. Our
entire course with r»>ferencf to China leaves us
on a better footing with that «*mpir»» than per
haps any other nati< .-i;."
Mr. White said that he had not had an op
portunity to study Dip political situation close
ly, but from what be had heard he thought
there was no doubt of the re-election of Presi
The Ambassador's attention was called to a
dispatch in an afternoon paper announcing that
a Kuwsian transport had been detained by the
home authorities at Wilna, the officer! having
b»-«-n told that instead of going to China they
would be needed to fight an enemy across their
border, meaning Germany.
"There can be no foundation for such a
story," Bald Mr. White.
Mr. White will be accompanied to Berlin on
his return on Tuesday by his grandson, Andrew
White New bury, who hereafter will be his pri
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NEW- YORK. SATURDAY. OCTbBER 13. 1900. -SIXTEEN^ AGES.-^xJWMSw
TO SAIL FOR THE POLE.
WILLIAM ZIEGLER WILL EQUIP AX EX
PEDITION TO THE FAR NORTH.
There is to be another attempt to reach the
North Pole. It is to be backed by the money of
William Ziegler. the well known capitalist and
real estate operator of this city, and put into
execution by Evelyn B. Baldwin, who has al
ready penetrated far into the icy recesses of the
mysterious North land, and who. as a member
of the Walter Wellman expedition, spent the
winter of l£B6-*99 on Franz Josef Land.
The detailed plans of the expedition have not
yet been made public. Just how the explorers
are to reach the spot where the compass needle
points straight down and the motionless lode
star is directly overhead is still being discussed
by the two principals in the enterprise.
When seen last nisht. however, Mr. Ziegler
said that ships would be used as far north as
possible, from which point the dash would be
made over the ice in sledges. Two ships, he
added, would most likely be needed, so that one
might remain behind whil<* the other returned
south for fr^ph supplies. By this plan the ship
remaining north would be used as headquarters
and rallying point for land expeditions.
The explorers are expected to start next sum
mer unless unavoidable delay is encountered In
the preparations. Since the ships will doubtless
be of special construction, considerable time
may thus be required to build them. As has
been found in former expeditions, and especially
in the voyage of the Fram, ships constructed to
withstand the enormous vicelike power of newly
forming ice are far more practical than those
built for commercial purposes and remodelled.
Tt is patriotism which has inspired Mr. Ziep
ler with his present ambition. He said last
"It has been my lifelong desire to know thn:
the American flag was the first to float over
the North Pole. If I wore not so old I would
go as far as T could to the Pole. As it is, I
can only supply the means for another to make
It is possible that Walter Wellman may also
be a member of the expedition. Mr. Wellman
has already gained considerable renown for his
dash to the Pole two years ago.
Mr. Baldwin was born in Illinois. He was a
member of the Peary expedition of 1893-94, re
turning with Peary and Le<* to winter at Anni
versary Lodge. In the spring of 1894 he crossed
the ice of Greenland on sledges.
Mr. Ziegler has considerable interests In sev
eral different lines of business. He Is connected
with the Royal Baking Powder Company, the
Realty Trust Company and "The Brooklyn Daily
Eagle." His home is at No. f>2l Fifth-aye.
COLONIZATION IN THE KITH.
"DRY DOLLAR' SULLIVAN'S SENATE DIS
1 RIOT FULL OF "BOARDING
It is alleged that new methods in colonizing
have been adopted in the Vlth, VlHth and Xth
Assembly districts, which compose the Xlth
Senate District. The Xlth is Senator Timothy
D. Sullivan's bailiwick.
There have suddenly been opened in this dis
trict, it is said. numerous alleged boarding
houses, in which are housed many men who, it
is thought, are colonizers. To get information
about the so-called boarders In these houses
is much more difficult than to find out about th«
persons living in the lodging houses.
Charles H. Murray, the Republican leader of
the VHlth Assembly District, was seen ■ last
night at the headquarters in the district. wh*<-n
is at No. I>7l Grand-st.
"An effort to colonize," he said, "is being
made in every part of this district. Many per
sons who have been hired to vote illegally on
Election Day have been sent to live with fam
ilies who are supposed to take in boarders. It is
very hard to ferret our these persons. We are
doing our utmost to discover persons who have
illegally registered. There were about twelve ar
rests at the registry places in the district to
day, and several hundred persons were chal
lenged. The only way the Democrats can win
this district is by colonization.
In the Vlth Assembly District the Republican
workers were busy yesterday in challenging per
sons who they thought would have no legal right
to vote at the coming election. No arrests were
made, however, for illegal registering so far as
could be learned.
James E. March is the Republican leader of
this district, and one of his chief workers is
Thomas McNulty, who Is the Republican can
didate for the Senate in the Xlth District. It
was reported that a stupendous effort to col
onize had been made In the Fifteenth Election
District of the Vlth Assembly District, and of
the 1(57 men who registered at the polling place
of that election district yesterday forty-seven
were challenged by Julius Gersen, the Republi
can captain of the election district.
In the course of the day Gersen had a talk
with Superintendent McCullagh about the mat
When seen at his home. No. 11 Stanton-st.,
last night by a Tribune reporter, Gersen said:
On the first registration day last year ninety-one
persons registered in my election district, and to
day the roll? contain the names of 167 persons. I
cannot explain this remarkable Increase in this
year's first day's registration over the same day
last year. I have lived in this district twenty-three
years, and I do not think the district has grown
wonderfully In the last year. In some houses where
there was only one voter last year, from ten to
fifteen persons registered to-day. This Increase
calls for a thorough Investigation.
TWO JUMP FROM FLYTXCr TRAIX.
POLICEMAN FOLLOWS AND CAPTURES HIS
PRISONER. WHO HAD CRAWLED
THROUGH CAR WINDOW.
Policeman George Atwell, Of the Mount V>r
non police, yesterday had the thrilling experi
ence of jumping from a railroad train going at
the rate of thirty miles an hcur. He was after
an alleged bicycle ti.i^f, who tried to make his
escape by jumping through the car window.
At well was taking William Warren, who had
been caught in the act of making away with a
wheel In Mount Vernon on Thursday, back from
Police Headquarters in this city.
The men boarded the I:< 4 p. m. train on the
New-York, New-Haven and Hartford Railroad
at Grand Central Station. When the train
reached Mott Haven, Warren asked Atwell to
let him tfo to the toilet room. Atwell did this,
but stood outside of the door waiting for him.
Suddenly Atwell heard the lock dick. Then he
beard the window squeak. He did not wait a
set ond longer. Hushing out on the platform.
At well arrived in time to see Warren jump out
of the window. He struck th*» earth and rolled
along like a ball. The policeman did not hesi
tate ;i moment. He Jumped off the train, which
was «oi!ig lit full speed, and landed on his face.
The majority of the people tn the car saw the
two oi ■ liie windows, and thought the
train had struc k it i-arty of men. Mayor Flske
of Mount Vernon rushed to the platform j'ist in
ti ii)i • to see Atwell get up and start for th« es
'.•apt^d prtsoni r. who had a pood start on him.
The Mayor pulled the bellrope and had the train
i. After the particulars had been learned
the train started again. Mayor Fiske inking
Wan en's coat, which he had abandoned, to
Mount Vernon. Atwell had to chase hi* man a
mile along the railroad tracks before he caught
him. Warren did not stop until at;er the po
liceman ha-i fired several shots at him
Warren was taken to Mount Vernon, where
both of the men received medical treatment.
The prisoner's shoulder had been dißlocated by
the Jump, and Atwell was badly cut about the
face. Neither of them was seriously injured,
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RICE WILLS MADE PUBLIC
THE FIRST TESTAMENT OFFERED FOR
MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO
LIES IN THE DISPOSITION OF THE
RESIDUARY ESTATE— AI,T, FOR
PATRICK IN THE SEC
Th*t provisions of the two wills upon which
•will be bas-d the contention for th# Rice mill
ions were made public yesterday. Th* instru
ment which is known as the first will, and which
was drawn in September, Isftfi, nas filed in the
office of the Surrogate a few minutes before 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon by Mark W. Potter,
of the law firm of Horr.blower, Byrne Miller &
Potter, acting on behalf of Captain James A.
Baker, the representative of the relatives and
Southern heirs of the late William M. Rice.
Subsequently the copy of what is alleged to be
the last will of Mr. Rice, which bears the date
of June 30, 1000. was sent to Captain McClusky
by the legal firm referred to, and was by him
given out for publication. To those who have
followed from day to day the developments of
the case, as they have been reported in The
Tribune, the publishing of the two documents
will present little fresh information. The graat
and material difference between the two wills la
the dlFposal of the residuary estate.
In the first It is provided that the residue shall
go to the William M. Rice Institute, of Houston,
Tex., while in the second Albert T. Patrick, who,
with the valet, Jones, is now confined in the
Trmbs on charges of f&rgine; the name of Mr.
Rice to checks afrgTepating a value of $250,000.
Is named as the residuary legatee. The other
discrepancies are somewhat of a minor charac
ter. Involving- legacies to new beneficiaries In
some caiee and enlarging In the second will the
bequests to the relatives and others who are
named in the first one.
FTGHT ABOUT THE RESIDTTE
It. will unquestionably be upon the clause
which relates to the residue that the courts will
be asked to adjudicate. Th«* tribunal upon
which will rest the determining of the validity
of the alleged last testament of Mr. Rice will
have many points of extreme nicety to pass
upon, Not the least of these will be the con
flicting evidence as to the authenticity of Mr.
Rice's signature. The interests represented by
Captain Baker have not yet seen the signature
at the second will, but if their surmises are cor
rect the numerous handwriting experts who
have been employed by them will find that the
signature to this document is fraudulent, as they
declare the signatures to the checks and some
of the assignments to be.
But on behalf of Patrick two notaries named
Meyers and Short are prepared to swear that
they actually saw Mr. Rice sign the will. It
may be observed that on their work of testing
the genuineness of the signature to the alleged
last will of the dead millionaire the experts will
have plenty of material to work upon, inasmuch
as every page bears what is declared to be the
signature of Mr. Rice and is signed also by
th» two notaries. Moreover, with regard to the
checks themselves. It is admitted that Captain
Baker may have some difficulty in proving ihem
to be spurious. The experts maintain that the
exactitude of the measurements of the writings
on the two checks stamps them Indisputably aa
tracings, but so far the original check from
which the alleged tracings was made has not
been found, while It has been frequently assert
ed by experts that although a traced signature
can be proved to be a forgery it Is almost Im
possible to fasten upon the individual suspected
of the crime the authorship of the tracing, for
the reason that a tracing contains only the char
acteristics of the original signature.
WETIIERBEE ONE OF THE WITNESSES.
One of the witnesses of the 189fi will which
was offered for pmbate yesterday afternoon two
or three minutes before the closing of the Sur
rogate's office, is Walter O. Wetherbee, whose
name has been brought Into prominence In the
case. Mr. Wetherbee charged tho valet. Jones,
with making- a proposition to him last winter
whereby Jones, by reason of tho control which
he said he exerted over Mr. Rice, suggested that
for a consideration he could get Wetherbee
made an executor of the old man's will. The
other vitness is W. F. Harmon, of No. 672 Put
nam-ave., Brooklyn, whose place of business is
at the same address as that of Swenson &
Sons. William M. Rice, jr., a nephew of the old
man; John D. Bartine, of New-Jersey, and Cap
tain James A. Baker were made executors of
the first will. One of its terms was the bequest
to the executors of $80,000 for the use and
benefit of Rice's brother, Frederick A. Rice, and
his wife for their maintenance. The money is to
bo invested and the inoomf* is to be devoted to
the sujport of the two persons named.
"The surplus of said Income, If any," it Is
devised, "may be paid by said Frederick A. Rice
and his. wife. Charlotte, If they so elect, or the
survivcr of them. If he or she so elect, to J. S.
Rice. F. A. Rice, jr.. David Rice, George. Rice.
Minnie Lummis, wife of H. H. Lummls, and
Libbie Timpson. wife of Paul B. Tlmpson. any
or all of them, in such proportions as the said
Frederi-k A. Ric« and his wife, Charlotte, or the
survivor of them, may deem best. After the
death of the said Frederick A. Rice and his
wife, Charlotte, It Is my desire, and I so direct,
that my executors, the survivors or survivor of
them, shall pay said sum of $SO,OOO to the sur
viving above mentioned children of F. A Rice
and his wife. Charlotte."
In like manner $10,000 Is left to Minerva R.
Olds and to Charlotte S. McKee. both of whom
are sisters of Mr. Rice. To his nephew William
at Rice, jr.. the deceased millionaire left all the
indebtedness that might he due at his death to
his estate by the firm of J. I. and W. M. Rice, of
RESTDI-E TO RICE INSTITUTE.
The sixth and se%enth clauses of the will read
All the rest and residue of my estate, real
personal and mixed, and wheresoever stuate I
give, devise and bequeath unto the "W illlam M.
Rice Institute for the Advancement of L'lera
ture Science and Art." a corporation domiciled
In the city of Houston, In Harris County. Texas.
It Is my desire that my namesake, William M.
Rice, jr shall be elected to fill the vacancy in
the Board of Directors of the "William M. Rice
Institute for the Advancement of Literature
Science and Art," caused by my death; and I
express the hope that he will take an interest in
the prosperity and success of said Institute, and
that he will continue to act as a member of said
Finally, the provision is made that in the
event of any differences arising at any time "be
tween my executors as to the management of
my estate, then, if there are more than two
directors acting, the judgment of a majority
of them shall control. If there are only two
executors acting, then. In the event of differ
ences between them, In the management of the
Continued on aecond page.
For all Colds use the, remedy—
JAYNE'S EXPECTORANT.— Advt.
DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER!
IF YOU DTD NOT DO SO YESTERDAY
This is the second day of registration for the
coming election. The remaining days are Fri
day and Saturday of next week.
No citizen is entitled to vote at the election In
this city unless he registers, and he must go to
the polling place In his election district to regis
ter himself. He must have lived in the State
one year. in the county four months and in the
election district at least thirty days before the
After registration If a voter moves from one
house to another In the same election district he
can have his address changed- on the registry
books and vote. If he moves out of the elec
tion district, he loses his vote.
Enrolment at the time of registration entitles
a citizen to vote at the primary elections of
his party next year. The enrolment Is kept
secret until next year.
negater and enroll to-day.
A larse registration In th «. clty means , a
lar»e vote for Mclvlnley and Roosevelt.
RESULTS IP THE XT\TF.
FIRST DAY FIGURES IN SOME PLACES
LARGER THAN IN 1596.
Many telegrams i n regard to the first day's regis
tration yesterday up th. State were received last
night at the headquarters of the Republican County
Committee. The following reports were Riven out:
1800. IS9S. MM
Seneca Falls.. l.m M-
Canandalgua 1.173 71* 7«5
Saratoga . SJO .
Port Jervis i,s»i «.V7
P»*kskill 1.711 MM
M"urn Vernon 1,4."^» ltd —
Mlddletown l.iex* a*
J-" 11 ™ 1.818 Mi
Osrdensburir l.l'2t> 6H 1 0S8
Norwich 1,23 a gas
Whit* Plains 8M
Watertown '2.131 1.538 "
Schenectady +2.409 1.813
Yonkers 8,590 1 «.•_•« 2 821
Johnstown 9^ |M
Rome 1.1.-.:. m
•One district missing. tFlve districts mlMtn*. tl<sno.
The registration at Jamestown and Auburn was
Ithaca. N. V.. Oft. To-day was an Ideal day
for registration. Both parties were active In get
ting out their men. and as a result, th* list Is
the largest ever known here for the first day's
Elmlra. N. T., Oct. 12.— The total registration In
this city to-day is 4.000. In 1896 the first day's reg
istration was 4.003.
Blnghamton, Oct. 12.— heaviest first day's
registration in the history of Blnghamton was
that of to-day — 4,549, against 3.029 on the first day
In 1896. There was a large increase over 189S In
every district in th« city. In 1898 the first two days'
registration was only 4.553.
Poughkeepsie, Oct. The first day's registra
tion in this city shows a large gain over 1806, and is
the largest first day in the history of the city. Th-»
total Is 2,846. against 2,090 in 1896 and 1,533 in 1M
RECORD BROKEN IN PEBKSKILL.
Yes'erday's registration broke the record for a
first day in Peekskill. The ngures by districts are:
First. LW; Second, 339; Third. 32^, Fourth. UT; Fifth.
334; total. 1,711. Last year the results were: First.
13S; Second. 233; Third". I*>; Fourth. W; Flfl
total. 917. In 1838 the total wa« 933. Both parties
worked hard all day to get the voters to the regis
RECORDS BROKEN AT NEWBURG.
Newburg. N. V.. Oct. 12.— 1n this city, the home
of B. B. Odell. Jr.. the registration for first
day was 3,112. against 1.952 on the first day in IS3S.
This is the largest first day's enrolment ever re
corded here, being 120 more than the first two days
Delay In dnngreroaa, and this Is the (frond
day of registration. Register to-day.
VO \fOXET FOR IXDIAXA
CROKER SAID NOT TO HAVE BECK MOVED RT
APPEAL OP MAYOR TA66ABT.
Indianapolis, Oct. 12 (Special).— Chairman Mar
tin of the Democratic State Central Commit
tee received a telegram from National Committee
man Taggart, who Is now In New-York, to-day,
which brought the discouraging news that he had
failed to interest Mr. Croker to the extent that he
had hoped, and that there was little likelihood at
his getting a substantial addition to the Indiana
campaign fund from the chief of the Tammany
Democrats. The mission of Mr Taggart was sug
gested by Chairman Jones of the National Com
mittee, when the Indiana managers made a de
mand for money and failed to get it from that
organization. Both Chairman Martin and Commit
teeman Taggart declared that Indiana could not be
carrit-d unless there is help from some outside
source, and Mr Jones asked Taggart to go to New-
York and lay the facts before <"roker. The Mayor
is now there, bat the indications are that he has
not succeeded in his mission.
LDD<;i\G BOUSE LAW 1\ CHirA'rO.
MANY rRAUDVUOIT TOTES WTtX KOI BF ■
Chicago. Oct. 12 (Special*.— lt is claimed by the
Republican managers that at least tan thousand
fraudulent votes wh'ch have been cast at previous
elections In the lodging house wards have been
made impossible by the new lodging house pro
visions of the Election law. This is the first gen
eral election that has taken place under the
amended law. and the falling off in the registra
tion In the big lodging house wards li due largely
to this fact, it Is asserted. The Democratic man
agers admit that this provision will cost their
ticket this year something like five thousand votes,
but of course, they say this Is not an admission of
fraud heretofore, but because there are many voters
who have no permanent place of abode, hut who
live In the same precinct moat of the time. The
law's requirements are that not mere than six per
sons shall occupy one room, no matter what the
size for lodging purposes. Lodging house keepers
must keep a register of all guests and file affidavits
giving the names of all lodgers, their rooms or bed
chambers, the length of time they have lodged
there and for how long the rooms are engaged, as
well as the numbers of the vacant rooms. This
must be done thirty days preceding an election.
ryDISCREET OFFICIAL REMOVED.
Parts, Oct. 13.— The Minister of the Colonies, M
Decrals. has relieved of his post M. A. E. A.
Ducos, French Resident Superior In Cambodia. The
reason for the measure is evidently the undiplo
matic reply which M. Ducos made to 'he charges
of Prince Inkanthor. In the interview published on
Thursday In the -Matin." In which he asserted that
the attacks upon French officials In Cambodia,
which form a part of the memorial to the French
Government on behalf of King Norodom are due
to the Kings hatred of the work of civilization
being carried on by the French In Cambodia.
It became apparent from th.< Interview that
King Norodom had not been treated In a manner
befitting his station. On one occasion he « as even
out in chains by the predecessor of M Dueos. It
Is evidently the desire of th« French authorities
to prevent a repetition of such imprudences
The "Figaro ' believes that the action of M.
Ducrals Is only the first step In the purification of
French colonial methyls.
WOODRUFF SPEAKS AT KINGSTON.
Kingston. N. X., Oct. 12-Lieutenant-Govemor
Timothy L. Woodruff and Cokwsl Ar<hie Uaxter
addressed nve thousand men at the Academy of
Music to-night. They were escorted to the building
by two hundred uniformed Rough Rlder» and s*v
,-ral bands and were Introduced by < Jeorge .1
r-M»v<;F OF SCHEDULE on New- York and Am-
CH boy DlvUloni PENNSYLVANIA RAIL
ROAD. October 14th.
T'nder the new schedule, trains will leave New
York for points on the New York and Long Branch
Railroad from West 23d St. Station at s:m .a. m..
12 40 25, 4:10 and 4:55 p. m. week days. .*> a. m.
a A d n 4 n caf 33 Üb?weenU b ?ween New York and Ft. Pleas
ant wi* li withdrawn on and after this date.
* n additional changes in local schedule, consult
ticket agents or see new Urn* table.-Aiivt-
PRICE THREE CENTS.
LONG LINES IN THE MOSSING LAST FOR
SEVERAL HOURS-RETURNS SLOW.
AH signs pointed to an unusually large regis
tration, when the registry places were close*?
at M o'clock last night. Th» tables for the first
day. which were given out at Police Headquar
ters at a late hour, showed that there was %
large increase over the corresponding days in
the last four years. When the registry are,
were opened large numbers of person." w<»r«» In
line waiting to register before going to business
and these lines did not grow small until several
hours had passe,} Some of the clerks who hay»
served for many years said they had never he*»n
so busy on a first day. an'? they wer<» glad wh*n
the lists were Cosed.
In many districts the outpouring of voter*
was remarkable Strenuous efforts tn g«»t a*
many persons as possible to register had been
made by the Republican workers, and th»
Democrats were on the alert too. as shown by
the return from Democratic districts.
Richard Croker registered at the Sixteenth
Election District of the XXIX Assembly Dis
trict at Seventy-fourth-st. and Park-aye.. at
0:30 a. m.. and Senator Chauncey M. Depetr
and his son. Chauncey M. D*-pew, Jr.. registered
at No. 9SO Sixth-aye. at 10:15 a. m. The regis
tration was so heavy that the police return*
were exceedingly slow in being announced at
Here are the results In some districts an far
as they could be learned at 3 o'clock thin morn-
Patriot. lSfta 1*99. ts»« l«87. l^Mi
1 2.107 i.>>* i.«n 1.721 2,38 a
2 2P77 1.77* 14» 2.340 S.IK
3 3 i,' 2 "-4 2.37 T. 2.510 3..W
i a w- l.Sftt 1.328 2.3<«!* 3.2.-W
W> .i.lN> 1 <>:* Z*l2 2.*1!» 3. +21
12 2.432 l.fiJ* I.7SS 2.047 ZBl2
13. ' 3.339 l.*7* 2,01* -• ■U- 5.033
1« 2.SW I.MS :••"•: 2,-mw 3.34*
2S — 3,212 £2«w 2.383 3..C* i.MG
3" -1.«H4 2.."..*9 2,87!. X,3Sn *.2f>«t
32. 3.«tt 2.83* 5.011 3..VW V 2««
Anne*. DM I -v" »7* 77* 1.239 !••*»
POLICE DELAY BROOKLYN RETFRN?.
NOT MITCH CHANGE IX THE SITUATION as
COMPARED WITH MM
Owing to an order which compelled the policeman
to remain In the registration places until the offi
cials had finished all their minor work and lo«~ke<t
up for the nighx. the figures In Brooklyn were not
all In until well toward sunrise. The general deduc
tion which may be drawn from, the figures received
at the time of «oin« to press was that the total
registration for the first day would be about th«
same as In 189«>, allowing for an Increase In popu
lation. In the Nineteenth Ward, a strongly Repub
lican ward, there was ■ falling off of 31*.
In the Seventeenth Ward, a Democratic warH.
there was a decrease of M There was an Increase
in other outlying wards, whloh ma/ie the total in
crease In thirteen wards 1,632 over IW. The Re
publican Twenty-second Ward showed an increase
of about 200.
Th*» figures received last nigbt and the corre
sponding figures for ISW. IS)7. ISM and 1539 follow:
Wan! t9OO t«W. I">S>*. I*» 7. 1*!*»
1 . . z »-»■"• 1.53 1.335 I.aOM 2.312
j 71* :>!»< .v»tt sir- 7i»
x". ".'....'. l.ttJS ! '11 1.27>> USSZ t.*- T l
4 1.37:: i»7r» 1.008 I.«M 1-221
I 1.533 r.WI Li"*. J. 47:: 1.«=4
it ::,iTS 2.-2.1? J.-47 2.tKV- - 3.;j:i
g 3,300 2.4XK 2JSZZ 2.75! i :s.jK7
'•> .T «>!V» 2..VH Z.^M X.160 ::.0iil»
i<>;;;:!";:: <i 47 2.W2 2.4.M t*s xin
12 -'."44 1,271* 1,433 1.7>» I.W-"
13 2.173 1.431 l.V* l.> 7* 2.IWM
15 . 2 MS t.sAT I.BJ* 2.144 2..".7«
17 ' 4.177 18BS 2.>«> .T**? * *•"'
IS" . 1.434 JM*4 331 1.143 t«3*H
19 . 3(».°» 2.07S l.»*k i«S2 ~. M>J
21 " . . 4.!>1."i 3.241 _•■..*.* 3.812 '.777
y» - .*..«il> 3..V.S 3.*2H 4.624 :»7
"4 ' 21 ix 1.372 1.31 ».»-■» ~!*W
"■&' ... 2OIC 1.112 *"♦ I.2S<» 1.417
m.......... i.*u '■"> ~>x «■•>*•* I -' via
31 !.<*« T«t «>J SM «27
32 «4»» m -<•"» -77 m
Twenty-two wards showed a total of ST.TT>S. an
Increase of l.ffl* In thos»> wards over the registra
tion of ISOfi.
CLERKS IX QUEENS MAKE MISTAKES.
INDICATIONS FOR A HEAVT REGISTRATION
IN THE BOROrnH.
There was a general misunderstanding In Queers
Borough relative to the blanks to be filled out.
There were four— one for the police, on* for Super
intendent McCullagh. one for the Central Bureau
of Elections and one for the horousrh bureau. M<v*t
of the clerks appear to have thought one blank
was for yesterday, an. her for to-day M th»
others for the remaining da: of registration. A»
a result when Ike returns were s«*nt to the pre
cincts •hey were Immediately sent back, and «-ar»r
this morning the boards were r^assfmbilns:.
The election officers *.ti.l last ev^rlnsj tv Indi
cations were for a heavy registration In Queen*.
The first day's flem- for 19W. 1!W and l«N Ml
Ward. W* l '** '*-*i
Fifth ... ■•■■■■■ M* trirt **
Rl<; increase in kichmont*.
The registration in Richmond Korougb yesterday
was much heavier than the registration of the first
day of m The registration for the aval day of
1900, ;<>•} and IR9B follows:
Ward "**' "** IS9*
tr^t ™ TA S
FS h .::::::::::':::::::::: «i £1 »
The best obtainable figure* for 1536. before con
solidation, show that the registration of IS3B w»s
53 mnro than that of I**s.
GOLD IMPORTS BFGTN.
ENGAGEMENTS AGGREGATING $2,900,000
The gold Import movement which has been ex
pected for so— time set In yesterday, engage
ments aggregating 52,900,000 being announced
by various banking houses h<»re. Lazard Frer»«
engaged $1,000,000 in gold bars in London, and
$1,000,000 in eagles in Part« The London con
signment Is coming on the St. Louis, and th*
Paris million on La Bretagn*. both of which
steamships sailed yesterday. Kuhn, Loeb A O.
are Importing on La Bretagne $500,000 gold
which they Wad picked up in Paris, and Heldel
bach. lokelhelmer A •'" have on th» St. Louis
$150,000 which they secured In the open market
In London. J. and W. Sellgman & Co. also are
importing 1.000,000 marks <$250.000> gold from
Germany. v hi) announcement which surprised
other foreign bankers here, in view of the disin
clination of Germany to permit gold exports.
The gold engagements caused a fractional ad
vance in the rate for demand sterling, to $4 S3 s i.
large purchases of sterling bills being a neces
sary accompaniment of th- import movement.
There was much speculation as to the probable
extent of the movement, some bankers predlct
inK that from $r,.000.000 to Jt0.000.000 might b#
engaged for import next week.
The Bank of British North America yesterday
received advices to the effect that Klondike gold
to the amount of 1800.000 had been consigned tf»
that bank Of this sum $?.OO.OjiO Is expected to
HF.XIED DT MR. CALLAWAY.
6. R. Callaway. president of th* New-York Cen
tral Railroad, yesterdny denied that there was any
truth In the report that the Central was negotiat
ing for th«> control of the New- York and New-
Knglaml Railroad. This road, which controls th«
Poughk»-«»psle Bridge, has been In the market for
some years. From time to time « has been »aid
th.it the New-York Central wouM acquire lr^ and
at other times rumor has credited the New-Haven
with securing It. The New-York and New-Eng-.
land company has about ISI miles of railroad. In
cluding the Poughkeepsla Bridge. John W. Brock.
of Philadelphia, is president of IM company.
FAST AND - SMOOTH
Trains of tHe Pennsylvania Railroad to the w«at.—
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