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LONDON COM. M KM jsjE METROPOLIS AGAIN BECOMES THE ¦OVAL CAPITAL. gCHARD CROKER TO LIVE AND DIE * BjpSPMI ram SAXONS, LIKE WILLIAM VTAVDOTUF ASTOR. fCopyrlgM. ll*'l li The New -York Tribune.* [FT CABLE re 1 ill TKIBINK.) j/mfion. r< 1' W. 18, m.—T he King and Queen returned to London from Windsor, and will —ma"l until ''" end of the week, when they ¦rill ap^ir* spea* Sunday in the country, either Windsor or Sar>drinpham. Ixindon has be rewf once more the chief royal residence, with soyf reign close at hand where his MMpatrs . r , consul ; with him. and week end visits ai> order f°r Windsor. This transition means ' rh to tradesmen of the West l"nd, for they reP j V c in It a promise of potency for a long nd taoftpexoos - ison. The Kiiil' has settled down to his work and is thoroughly interested 'nit Those who know him well assert that th t il)t , o£ ft ate will not l>e neglected by him, rnfi that it "ill tend to lengthen rather than f j,ort'T hi* liT*». <Jueen Alexandra ¦¦• greatly £e;ir?s*r<i ¦*« the re IP II opened, and was not dliiosTd to take pert In Plate functions, but the KlnF has lnsls:t '' d upon making her a prominent "rure at minuter, and has even created a pMßsVast for e.]uality of rank and distinction vhen the College horalds raised objections. The Queen's Interest in affaire of state has been paapaasi and the King li making full use of her popularity as his strongest resource, and th* Court, inftead of l>eing conducted by the prince of Wales's set, will be strongly influ fnfed by '!" Queen's will and taste. ThU Is the judgment at those In dally contact with the ?overelp:.. pal It Is a good augury for the new Consul Adalbert Hay is receiving a warm wel come from friends here. He Is modest and reticent about Ms business, and talks like an honest neutral who has done his work with ftrlct impartiality. This is Maaf a fact. Ho <sl!tribut.'d fourteen thousand letters among the British srtaMMMJ and arranged money re mittances for them, yet commanded the respect c* Kriigcr. Reitz and the I>oer ofllclalp. and «-hen he left Pretoria received the honor of a tarc«-e'.l dinner from a dozen burghers. On the other hand, his relations with General Roberts and General Kitchener mm most friendly. an<i the British prisoners were grateful for his time 1- cervices He refers in the kindest terms to the leaders on each side and avoids any display of partisanship. He ha* left a good American official In charge of the consular office* r- Pre toria and Johannesburg, the latter being now the more important post, and one which will cfTrr preat opportunities for extension of Ameri can trade after the close of hostilities. Mr. JJay will spend a fortnight quietly in London und on the Continent before palling for America. This is not a time when anybody can be embar rnssed with social attentions, and he has no 4, «| r , to Ik v.ined and dined by Englishmen whose relation? he befriended In prison, dnre fee has simply done his 1 '.air; duty as a neutral consul. Interest in Chinese questions is reviving. The rsystery with regard to The motive which has Induced Count vi. 11 Wald?iset to ]>lan a big ex pedition into the heart of China la puulins lMLfler writers in the amity papers. Then, again, Mr. Dillon'* apparently Innocent question about China in the House of Cnmn-.ons yesterday Turned cut a perfect trap for L»ord Cranhorne end *pnt <lr>wn the Government majority to 45. As if t« stimulate interest In the matter, a fjlue B°«k was l.ssurd last night, but it really contains no fresh Information of importance. ]• throws nr> light on the Anglo-German agree ment, althov.gh it certainly affords plenty of • v' dence of the complexity and delicacy of the problem availing vtUm l.y the Powers. An opportunity was provided last night for an Incident to which the House of Commons had been looking forward with as little interest— the maiden Fi>f">ch in Parliament of Winston Churchill, the Junior member for «'ldhain. He rpoke for forty minutes on the *ituation In South Afiira, from the peat which was always occupifi by his father, Lord liandolph Churchill, hfter he r<-iir«-d from I-ord Pali^bury'e Govern ment. Throughout be v.as listened to with proat atU'ntion. the «=peeeh l>eing admiraMy con ceived and full of good points, and he resumed Ms seat with the asr.uranf- that the high • x pecta'loris ottldl his name and arhif-vernents had raised lied i^t beta disappointed at his BtZt'«n>earance on the Parliamentary htrtg- ..I STestaSoster. r.lefcard Cro'/f r is increasing his landed j-"s fssions In England. He lias bought an old mill «t Iyt<-omt>e from a resident of Wantage. an 4 U now reinitiating for the purchase of the house known as Court Hill, which overlooks Voat I'ous" end the grounds around It. This fctuse v.rp recently rebuilt and refurnished by • Wai land owner, and Mr. Croker ha« pet his hrart upon it and is striving to make terms for f^curinc it. Mr. Crok^r clearly has no Intention of nbar.lor.lng hi? Hnrlish home in King Alfred's Paten corner. I: porters arc ever at his gates, rr.A lnrorrte tax assesMirs are harassing him for er>ntrii>utkin«s to th- war chest for finishing the campaign, but he is repairing and improving hi» proj.erty and Increasing his acreage. «nd ertdemly expects to live and die among the Faxons, like William Waldorf Astor. I. ML F. OPPOSED CHANTING THE KINGS SAl.\i:\ Lcndon. Feb. IS.— John Redmond, chairman of t*i? United IriFh Parliamentary party, took ex ception to the oath taken by King Kdward in the House of Lords. He declared that Inasmuch as the Catholic religion was descrilx d as Idola trous and i«ui>eit.t.tiouh., he would oppose the fronting of the King's salary. A. J. Balfour, the Government leader, admitted he was no admirer of the form of word?, but hoped the practical question of their repetition *as disposed of for many years to come. CONSUL HAY'S GOOD WORK. tCaahlngton, Feb. IS.— Consul Hay won a distinct diplomatic ssassag at Pretoria before leaving th.re. Lord Kitchener had Issued a proclamation at Jo. hannesburg which, while allowing the English and Dutch to buy food from th« Government stores. prohibited this privilege to foreigners. There is to food in «ti<>(»i. and it is very difficult to obtain !ood in *ny direction, no it looked ilk* etarvatlon Xorj the ci ht thou»and JorHgnvrs en the Rand. Th«i Consular Corpn at Johannesburg exhausted all their resource* without avail, and at last <11h teht-d Mr. ciordon, the American Consular A Kent, jo Pretoria to <ir.U«t the help of the Consul. Mr. pay. hearing that Lord Kitchener was about to I'hvk town, went to him immediately, without con sultation with I.)* <<>lIMasTU««, laid the matter before '•Snj atid t-uei .-i-iitrd li. getting an order to th« Mili tary Governor at JoliitntieiiliurK to allow not only Atncrlcun» but all f,,r.itgn. rt. tu obtain food at th« *£****VSBsM stsnas on C4trttfleatis*t fr«»m their r«-pr«'> sss»aUv«s WHKN ARE YOU GOING? To Kaehurst. N. c. via •>«hosr<l Air Line Rail way through Pullman drawing-room sleeper, will be Fub. 22. Call 1.206 l» for full |>«rtlculars. 1 «"eb U. Oali I.XW h »a> tor fuil parttowlars. P'l.J '' STWO. ri6HIN<» -FIiORIDA GULF -ii 01.0 1 ., 11014 -' 1 " <TIMK System,, at Tampa Bay. Bells £.. »Mni«r Pm.rk, Oeal* and KlmSm*. Thrown TiaU. »*ervlc«. N. Y. on. « a. Uroae*ay.-Advt. / GOVERXMEXT SHAKES. a:-: exciting night in the rouse of COMMONS— THE FIRST DIVISION. Lonuon, Fe!>. IS. -The refusal of Lord Cran 1- ra* . Urn Db4m S^cr»tar> of State for Foroiun ' Affairs, Mi answer ."ju. .-tloru ooneemlns which ! notice ha 1 not pre\iousl\ ;.«-en _i\.n. gave John j I>illon, Irish Nationa-ist. the chpnee to move an j adjournment of the H. see in order to debate the j tulijpct. Mr. Dillon declared that the Under Secretary for the Foreign Office had been muz* zUd. and that his refusal was a breach of prlvl ! laaa, Plr William Vernon-Haroourt. Liberal; Sir i Henry Campbell- Hannerman. the Liberal leader, ; and John Redmond and others supported Mr. ; Dillon. Mr. Palfesjr. in defending the practice, said it 1 had »>een Initiated by the Government after careful consideration. Th- practice of cross SS> I ssslnlas: th- I'nder Foreign Secretary v.as dan i i;, mis. and would preclude the carrying () n of ! delicate bi sjutlatlsae and might ejvlanper the ¦ interests ••' nations, and |Kisslbly the peace of Europe. No "tiir nation would have allowed I the latitude in foreign affairs I • rabHteel In this ] country- A foreign Ambassador had consnttt* 1 lated the late rJnder Secret.'.ry. Mr. P.rodrick, on i his refusal to sly to questions not placed upon i paper. The House then divided as follows: For j tin adjournment. 201; against. -It*. Thus the first division in the first Parliament i of King Edward VII result."! in cutting do-.vn i to 4.", the Government's normal majority of 130, I The interest caused by this unexpected incident was heightened by Winston Spencer Churchill's first speech at Westminster and by Mr. Che berlain's heated defence of his own policy. Mr. Churchill's speech eases in reply to David Lloyd -George's criticism of the conduct of th. ¦ South African War. In the course of which he i had denounced the burning of farms and th- keeping of Boer -vomen and children la Brii laagers on reduced provisions. Thes<» vharges created a general uproar and provoked an angry demand from Mr. Rrodrick. Secretary si State for War, that Mr. Uojrd-George t-houM offer evidence to substantiate his assertions. Mr Churchill caucht the eye of the speaker, and caustically i»buked Mr. Lloyd-George. He in dulged in epigram such as this: No other nation in the world ever received %O much verl'al sympathy and so little practical support as the Uoers. Sir Robert H. id. Radical. Member for Dum fries Burghs, argued that all this could be ac complished without unnecessary severity and without ¦withholding terms. Mr. Chamberlain, springing to his Net, stig matized the speech of Sir Robert Reid as "de voted to «l>UFe of British officers and the policy of Ministers, and to praise of the enemies of Great Britain." He denied that peace with honor was at any time possible before or after the fall of Pretoria. "The policy of Her Majesty's Government." he declared, "has not varied. Before th- In vasion of Natal we would have accepted the most moderate concessions, but from the mo ment the invasion occurred and the Boers had fired the first shot the Government determined that not MM shred of the independence which the Boers had abused should ever again be con ceded to them." The Conservative*, cheering furiously, rose to their feet from the Government bench** at th!-* assertion, and maiie the chamber ring again ani again. •The Government." continued Mr. Chamber lain. "challenged the Opposition at the general election on the issue of annexation. We chal lenge you again. (Renewed cheering.) To-night fix pro-B«wTS have ppokc n, and not a single Liberal Imperialist." Sir Robert Reid objected to the term "pro- Boer." hut Mr. Chamberlain pluck to his guns. ' "I maintain." he said, 'that there Is no Other name for the men who believe every aalett libel on British officers and poldlers." "Don't insult us!" shouted Sir Robert Held Continuing. Mr. Chamberlain said he believed that, with the development of u'h Africa, per sons of British origin m aM U* largely in excess of th.- rest of the population. •Before we grant free government to the Boers." exclaimed the Colonial Secretary, "th. cour.tr>' must l>e restored to aMaetasas like its normal condition. I believe, th- Bean know »dl the terms offered them. The time 1« perhaps not opportune for taking further Fteps to make these terms known, but I have been in com munication with sir Alfred Milner with a view of taking advantage of any opportunity that miKht present Itself. •'The struggle had to come. It originated in the determination of the Boers to secure th« asefndancy in nth Africa. I believe that. In prite of the sacrifices made, this country is of the name mind a* when it entered upon th" struggle, and will spare no effort la tiring it to a dope, and will support no party which eeeks to stultify the object in view." Amid ringing cheers Mr. Cham»>*>rlain. "the head and shoulders of the war." a.s Mr. Till »i describes him. resumed his seat, and the House adjourned. The "revolt of the Tories." as "The Daily Graphic" calls it. Is believed to have been more serious even than was revealed by the figures of the dlvißion.. The Liberal journals are Jubilant over the dis comfiture of the Government, and as not conceal the fact that resentment against the predom inance of th- Cecil family In the Cabinet had much to do with it. "The Daily Chronic!*' 1 considers that th. trouble was "due to a Kreat extent to Lord Cran bornc's inexperience and his sheltering himself '..- !r;nd Mr. Balfour's rule Instead of evading a dirrit answer." "The Daily News." dealing with matters from the standpoint at Chinese affairs and comment ing upon the reticence of the Minister*, says: Great Britain has now to rely for Information on the kindness of the American Government departments. The only satisfactory feature of the whole story if th.- refusal of the United States to Join the Waider*..- expedition. This policy is quite consistent with the firm and temperate note of th» United States contained In the Blue Book and makes us regret once More than the British Government has not through out followed the wise lead of the l.'nit. State*. •The Times" hints pretty plainly that Lord Cranborne Is not equal to his responsibilities. TWO STEAM OVERDUE. The steamships Bolivia, of the Anchor Line, and the ¦sjsbsbbv. of '••' rasjsr Une, which jily i.< tween New-York «n.i Mediterranean ports, are now nine days overdue st this port. They usually mak. the run from <'!lbraltar In Issjrteesj day*, but th»-y ,-ire now out twenty-three I\> A cable SJSSSSSVa wan receiver! yesterday whirh said that the Ma» hi' ..\ had put Into the Bermudas In good condition. The Bolivia has not yet been heard from. The ? hlpn have probably been delayed by head winds and heavy seas. Th<* i Jo 11 via refirter»-d 2. r *l tons, is rosssisixii ! by Captnln Craig, and carries l.Vi passengers, a crew of «i«ty-nve and a general cargo. The Manilla registers IX* tons. Is romia*iid>-«1 by Captain Jou bert and c»rrJ<»s a iarg«- number of pa«seng<.-rti. chiefly ntcerace. a crew of fifty, and a cargo of gen eral mer**handlt»e. The Britannia. «if the K. >>• r Line, and the Archl tnede of the NavsKfcKlone Generate 1t..!! mo. both *>ngdi|ed in H«dlterranean trr.d-', have t>«vn <!rl\ers Into the liermudas. like the \i.T-*il:a. and will re main there- until the weather (*-rmlt» them to nnish their voyage*. ESSENTIAL CONVENIENCE. The Pennsylvania Railroad cabs, operated in con nection mini the West 3rd St. Station, bring the facilities «f the road to th. doors of all the trading hotel* and Huh* of Manhattan.— Advt DEETIKOOr FARM SAUSAGES. Tht-re 1« nothing more appettzir.g and delightful for • winter's breakfast. Try a two pound package. -Aflvu NEW-YORK. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY V.X 1001. TWELVE PAGES.- v ~:&nz :\.: .\.. ..... THE AMERICAS AND GERMAN COMMAM'KRS IX CHINA. MAJOR-«IKXKR.VL ADXA R. CHAKFKK S A VED FROM SfN HING RA RK CREW SPY SM<>KE AFTER WATCHINO FOR A W'llKK FROM WATKRLOOGED VKSSKL CAPTAIN'S LBO BROKEN Aboard Urn Qaebec Uae steamship Pretoria, which arriv.d here Mai night from Hamilton. Ekrmtjda. were t- n sreatherbeaten but sturdy X.-ii! ir- : \ -.-k on ¦ eraterlssjpcd : ark had drift. <l helplessly Iwtween the Florida coast and the Bermudas. Th- had almost piven up all 808 , f rescue and had been about to take to the llfeboal of the sinking and dis masted vessel wh--n smoke had bsea at last Feen oa the horizon. The Danish MeamsMp L. H. Carl rescued the despairing mariners on th- Norwegian Lark, Passat. That was on the afternoon of February 12 and three days later the crew and < 'apt .in Aaron Aar "nsfn were landed at Bermuda. The next day th»- shinwreck'd sailors took passage on the I'r- ¦¦¦ • < for this part There was only one serious mishap aboard the waterlogged tark while It v.as drifting at the mercy of the wind and waves. Captain Aaronsen while di recting things on the main deck was knocked down by some timber which w-as washed ay the waves which were breaking over the craft. His right leg was broken below the knee. He fix>-d up the Injury as bral he could. nr<l it was Un days later before the fracture was set by a surgeon at Hamilton, Durlns; thai time the captain suffer^d lntens'-ly from the injury. CapUtln Aaronsea, a man of powerful frame, was for eight years in charpe of the Passat. The abandoned vessel registered »".M tons, and was built la 1878. Its home port was Arend-!. Norway T.-llltig the story of Ml experience last nlfcht. Captain Aaronsen said: Wo left K«rr.:ir.!!ri.i. Kla.. on Ffbniary 1 with a rar»:o of rifh j.'ne fo^ Antwerp. Things went f.iiiiy well ut:ti! th- .ift. rn«on ..f the 11l when !t became quilt *j..iu>y. N.xt .lay. when th» bark was in latitud.- SZ <:«>rre. .¦». l.nix'tude 72 <Irirrr«». the vessel FrrHrnr » Ink, and (our hand and win/in!!' pump* were .-"tuned *nd k»|>t ?•":¦>? Tb* pump* however, had no <fft ct on the ... wa.x a lad on*, and th«- w.it-r uMitinued t<» tncr*i.-«. ,n the bold As tri» hark fll!e<i the s->as wad over the £e<-k and loo«en»«l tlu- timtier carried there. Finally It was decided to t!ir..w the fleck tinier overN.anf and while this w.is U in* done on the <•:. I WMt knocked duwn and ha«l n;y 1»k broken. on th.- morning "t K.l.n::ny X I J.-cl.Vd to mak« for Itermuda. In the r,.i|,. of rhe barl Then it w.ik discovered that the l. ;i rk would not answer the helm. We w»-r»- th> i. In a pretty r^»l fix ami ulu-ut 7 o'clock lhat ni^-lit .1 furlou* Knit- f..- K an to Mow ar.il the sea« In-'-ain.- temp*-*tiiou». Th^ wat.-r was then ri^intr In my cabin, and I had to lie car ried up tn the roof of th»- i.illn. A her- I rmuilnej exposed to <-or.tlnued h:nl and t f<>r four days until w. n«-r.; reji,-u«-d by th* I»anl»h unship Car!, which was th. n on h.-r way from - *h..rn Italy, tA Newport N< «•« A* the storm ir.crfa»*d on thr nie^ht of the h;h the kirk kf-eled over, and It *eenifd every minute that .«!,.- would cnp*tiee. The foremast nj cut away, but it was not until the mainmast had cone b» the board that the t>o«t riKhted. Then the main deck wan awash by th. Stas. Reasaiac our dancer, we had som* provision* si d k<-cs of wHi.-r rarri.-d up auri secured on the ryuf of the -af.in. All the provision* !>e!« w had t»ee:i polled, and th.- ves.«H w:ts completely rt ....I. .• The crew suffered, of course. fr<»m the cohi as It was eitiur hailing or sleeting all tli. line w» were huddled together on the r«>of of the cabin. We had siKnals of distress flying, but 11 was not until about 2 :.» j>. R.i on February XI tnat imobe was (teen on the horizon, and some hour* later the Carl -Hti..- to our assistanre. I caved the chip's i>ai«-rs. nurne Instruments la cludlns the chronometer, and a little of my loth-* The rriw Saved only surh ciothr^ as they Wore. We would cert.Jrily have lust our lives In the last Morrn had we nnt been lakei off our water logged and dismasted craft. No sssall boat could have liv»-<1 in puch «"t<inny urai. Captain Aaronsen will go to a hospital to day. 77//-; GRAF WALDERSEE AFIRE ONE OF THE LARGEST OCEAN STEAMERS BELONGING TO THE HAMBURG AMERICAN LINE. Caxl ¦¦•.¦<. Feb. IK.— The Hamburg-American Liner Graf Waldenee, is ,->flr»-. The Oval B '..--. -ailed from New-York on BaturdHy. February I, with a cabin list of about one hundred passengers tat Plymouth, Cherbourg ar:d Hamburg. The — i arrived at Cuxhaven on Saturday, February 1«. Captain E. Kopff is the commander of the vessel. The Graf W.il. !.•-..• Is a twin screw steamer built at Hamburg In MM She Is 555 feet long over nil. 62 f*-*>t beam, and has i? feet feet depth of hold. She Is one of the largest carriers afloat, having a KTOn tonnage of U.lsl «nd is a ulster ship of the Pennsylvania and Pretoria sf the came line. An effort was m. :. list nl^ht to see the officials or the Ilamhurfc-Ameriran Ltne Is this city, hut none of th< m could be found. Kmll 1.. i!.ia», th« chief utiifiit of the line, i.- abroad. TH t. D AK ISM WEST ISDIEB. aEFOBT THAT NEGOTIATIONS HAVE CEASEI> INCOItRE<T. Cope*ih:ig<-n. Felt. IS.— The itatements published in Istwlou to UN effect that the sals si the Danish West Indies to the I'nitil States has been aban ieaei are not well founded, on the contrary, the negotiations are advancing the prospects of an agri-em, nt. Til. delay was .austed by further con sultstl «• with the lucadac. London. Feb. 19.— 1n spite of the Copenhagen aa -. rti. UK thai the neKotintfons between the I'nlted ItSS and I><-nmark SI to the sale of the I>anlsh West Indies have not bees. abandoned. "The Dally N«w.«" pul.llfhes the following from its Copen hagen correspondent: 1 hear that the Danish Government has definitely refused it-- offer of the I.ni-.l States for the Dan ish V- Indies and thai the decision was largely Influenced l>j Russia which has her own reasons fur wishing the i-l.i t ; .i-i not to become American A new Southern Railway train between Charlotte X C.. and Jacksonville. Klh . connecting with their present train. No. Z:>. leaving New-York at 12 10 midnight, and Washington 11:15 a. m.. arriving Jacksonville 7:31 a. m. Instead of at 9:?S a. m.. con necting with thf- Florida East Coast Railway's fast «>x;>r« >.h leaving Jacksonville at 7:50 a. m., ar riving at<out four no ira ?•arller than heretofore — Advt. I- >nur >lf-ep broken and uncertain* HAI.I AN TIKE'S IM.IA rAI.H or OLD BLKTu.N ALt w'lll help to real rest.— Aiivt. corxT vdn WAM>riiaKS A (RISKS IN CHINA. THIB GOVERNMENT OPPOSKI> TO GER MAN AGGRESSION. GENERAL CHAFFEE NOT TO TAKE PART IN YON WALDERSEE'S OFFENSIVE CAM PAION-FEELING IN WASHINGTON. Washington. Feb. IV— The United States Gov ernment is facing a serious crisis In China, ow ing to the announcement of the purpose of Field Marshal fount WaUKrsee to begin another of fensive campaign. General Chaffee has been ln \it..i to Join in the expedition, which Is to be mobilized on a larger scale than anything at tempted In China since th.- original march to Peking. The General so informed the War De partment to-day, and the officials of the State Department have been advised of the situation. VIEWED with DISMAY. This German movement Is viewed with ab solute dismay her»\ for It Is feared that It re quires an Immediate decision by the United Stat. s Government upon Its whole line of policy toward the Chinese question. General Chaffee will be told th.it he Is not to participate In this campaign. Re has been keeping the American forces In Peking ever Hln<-» the city was pai-l lied limply ai a legation guard, and the German Government Is fully are that the United Mates Government purposely deprived the American contingent In China of Its offensive military character and withdrew It from the control of Coun». Yon Walderne* in order to hasten p»a< • negotiations and prevent, so far as It rould, the continuance of m!!!"try movements against the Chinese, \vh!<~h were at once un necessary anil ban* ful in their effect upon th*» j«»-are movement. s-. our Government, not hav ing changed Its policy, cannot dr> otherwise than «-nuse General Chaffee t<> train from any par ticipation in hostile military movements so Inn;; us the present peaceful conditions continue. MORAL SUASION ON GERMANY. But another \ery serious point under consid eration is not whether Chaffe.- shall Join the German movement, but whether It Is not the duty of this Government to exercise all proper efforts to dissuade the German Government from undertaking this campaign. The Chines*? Government unfortunately Is de laying the j.« ii • negotiation* in an exasperating fashion, and Is not responding In proper spirit to the effort of the- I'nlted States Government Word has Just come from Minister Conger which confirms advices relative to the Chinese declination IS accede to th- demands of the Ministers in the matter of capital punishment of the leaders Implicated in the Poxer move ment. N Mr. Conger's message touching the subject of punishments gave It to b.» understood that the Chinese Government has agreed to exile Prlnceß Tuan and l.ati. w-lthmit capital sentences; to recommend suicide to Prince Ckwasjs;; death for Yu Hslen and Chao Chi Chao; imprisonment and degradation for Ylng Nien. and BSSJM punish ment not yet determined for Chi Hhlu and Han Cheng Yu. II Is said that an edict has already been Issue.) to execute these sentence*. CABINET TO CONSIDER TUB QUESTION. A visit from the Japanese Minister to the State Department served to give color to the story that this Government is casting about to ascer tain how far the other Powers party to the Chinese ssjsetlesj will Indo/M this proposed change. it was Impossible to secure exact In formation on this subject. The whole subject, it eras said, is to come before the Cabinet meet- Ing to-morrow, when the course to be. pursued by the United States Government will be deter mined. Ah it is felt to be the part of sound pol icy to endeavor to check further military opera tions upon a helpless people, It Is probable that the Cabinet meeting will result In an effort by the State Department to ascertain what sup port It can secure for a dissent from the Ger man programme. It Is stated unequivocally by competent au thority that the American military forces un<!r>r no circumstances will participate with the Ger mans in the proposed expedition, and although it cannot be learned that General Chaff. -.- has yet received Instructions to that effect he undoubt edly will have them very shortly. WITH THE AID OF OTHER POWERS. It Is extremely desirable to avoid offending German pride in this matter, but it is hnpe< § that by an appeal to the conservative forces of the Empire, made not by the United States Government alone, but with powerful sec onds la the shape of Russia and perhaps Japan, the German Government will be brought to see that good policy and good faith both will be beat nerved by nvoldlng interference with the pears negotiations at this stage. The United States Government stands stead fastly by the principle* laid down In Secretary Hay's letter of July '» last, and as It secured the adhesion of all the interested Powers to th-it statement of principle it is hopeful that by • allinjc attention to proposed infractions these may be prevent -d. YON \VAI.I>KHSKKS OPERATIOX& REPORTS AS TO A NEW OFFENSIVE CAM PAIGN AGAINST THE CHINESE. BSffMB, Feb. IS.— Th- Cologne "Gazette" pub lishes a dispatch from Peking which explains that Kit-Id Marshal Count yon Waldersee's new expedition Is Intended to clear fir ally the Prov ince of P*-Cht-Li of Chinese soldiers, and pro- California EXCURSIONS In through tourist cars every day In the year. Two fast trains from Chicago via Chicago and North western. Union and Southern Pacific Railways. Beat of everything. Tickets and full information at Northwestern Line Office. 461 Broadway.— Advt. duce a wholesome dread among the Chinese. The German Commissariat Department has or dered a thousand transport waxons to be n*a*ly within eighteen days. The War Office has received the following from Count yon Waldersee: Peking:. Feb. IR.— Major-General yon Kettler has dispatched an expedition, under the oora mand of Colonel HofTmelster, from Pao-Tlns-Pu to In>-Ma-Kwan. eighty-five kilometres north west of Pao-Ting-Fu. Shanghai. Feb. IS. — The "Shanghai Mercury" asserts that "the allies are preparing? a move that will astonish China and quickly bring her to terms." According to "The North China Dally News'* the Hermans are planning an expedition on the Y*n*cts»"-Klang. Londf.n. Feb. 10. — "Cotrnt Yon Waldersee has prepare- 1 Mi plans for the new expedition,** nays the Pehlng correspondent of "The Morning Pokt." telegraphing yesterday, "and It will start next Saturday. All the Powers except Russia and the United States have agreed to allow their forces to Join." POWKRS INSIST ON mm DEMANDS. CHINESE REPLY CON'CERNTVO PUNISHMENTS UN SATISFACTORY. Peking. Feb. IS.— The foreign envoys have held a conference regarding the Chinese reply concerning the punishment of the guilty per sons named by the Powers. The reply wea con sidered unsatisfactory, and the envoys decided to Insist upon a compliance with their original demands. New Tear's rations and copper eotns wer« presented to-day In the district under American supervision to four thousand Chinese. General ChalT<-e gave $-ir>o and Prince Chins; and Ll Hung Chang an equal amount. Four soup kitchens were busy serving all the afternoon. The banks and business houses will be closed for the remainder of the week. BRITISH INTERESTS IX CHINA. STVTKMKXT ON' THE EASTERN QUESTION TO THE HOUSE) OF COMMON'S. London. F"eb. IS.— Lord Cranbome. when the debate on the address In reply to the King's Speech from the Throne at the opening of Parlia ment was resumed, said commercial interest was CSreat Britain's principal Interest In China. There had been great delay in the settlement of affairs in China, but such delay must be ex pected in dealing with the Chinese. As to the question of indemnity Lord Cran borne said the Brit!«h Minister at Peking;. Sir Ernest Patow, had been Instructed to gather to gether the claims that were to be made. Referring to the railroad dispute. Lord Cran borne said Russia had assured the Government that the occupation of the Peklng-Shan-Hal- Kwan Railroad was only temporary, and that the railroad and materials would be restored at the end of the occupation. Russia's assurances respecting the railroads were most categorical. Their occupation was purely temporary. Lord Cranborne added: I am bound to say that in all our deallnars with the Russian Government In this matter we have been received In the most friendly way. We have no complaint whatever to make against the Government of the Czar. One cannot help wishing that the undoubtedly benevolent Inten tions of the Russian Government were carried out more rapidly by their sfPjeen in distant provinces. las not doubt their intentions In this matter toward this country. Continuing, Lord Cranborne saM Russia had assured th- (iovfrnment that any agreement be tween Russia and China respecting the occu pation of Manchuria was In the nature erf a .!u« Vivendi to prevent disturbances along the frontiers and railroad. It was purely tem porary, and although a guarantee was expected by Russia that these disturbances would not break out again, that guarantee would not take the form of territorial acquisition or a virtual protectorate. At NVw-Chwang, although nom inally under Russian military law, the private rights of th. foreign communities did not appear to have teen Interfered with. The policy of His Majesty's Government was neither aggressive nor ostentatious. Sir William Wrnon Harcourt asked: Is It not mi- that an expedition Into the In terior of China haii been ordered by Count yon WaMersse? And if so. how does th- order affect our troops? At the end of sari an operation we might find ourselves in another guerilla war among a population far greater than the Boers. Lord Cranborne replied that so far as the Government was nwaiv ao Power was cont-m platlnsr an expedition into lac in t rior of China. If It was so, lac Brll commanders would re ijulre fresh Instructions. Lord Craaboras alas observed that the Gov ernment did not consider suicide a proper alternative Is* the death penalty in the case of th.- Chinese Implicated in th.- Baaet outrages. ////./. 70 ///.//' 0 /',// .'. THK K\ SHKKIFF .S ( iKi ;.\ N l/.ATIi >N Tl > fIAVK IP-STATE ASSISTANCE IN ITS rMWI AC.AINST TX.M.MANV. Kx-S.-narnr PavM B. Hill was in town yester div on •¦lejr.il businesß." 1 th ¦ sun.' as usual, and h.- found time to talk politics with William F. Sh.-.-han ;i f th.- law < >rti < -»- .if the latter. In th<» Mutual I.lfe Kuiidiriß, and with ex-Sheriff James • •liii-n. at the Hoffman House. Mr. O'Brien la thr- head of the NVw York City Democracy, the .•iil\ i rn.itii '.ati.iii which ej yt has made any sasfgstfa .-ftort |c sts t taislMi vatsai in Tam niHtiy Hall away fr.-m that orKaataattam After Urn eesjfssesjes with Mr. OTeMea it was an nouii.-.d !'> Mr. »>"Hriens Meassl that the e»- Sh. riff w.'iild probably as the r> -cognized leader el las Dessecwaia. who are to h« assisted by up- St a-- i:, flu. lie • aaa money. Mr. Mil! dine.d With Mr Sh— han tost evening. Mr. Sheehan, In an ¦wet t'> lii'iuiri.s, said th.M». sjaj no political significance In the dinner, although he admitted he had Invited a number of his political fllsaiMf l lsaiM ta in. -f Mr. Hill. BEBJOIX LOBB OF UFM FEARED. BELIEF THAT A STEAMER FOt'NPejRBD AFTER COLLISION WITH A BMW. London. Feb. 13.— The Russian bark Hoppet. Cap tain Undblom. which sailed from Hull February 14 for Saptrlo, has been towed Into Grimaby, with bows seriously damaged by collision on the night of February 13 with the steamer Homer, from LJbrvu. The Homer disappeared after the collision, and Is believed to have foundered, with the loss of sixteen lives. VOID WEATHER /V SOUTH ERX ROPE. Paris, Feb. 13.— The weather Is less cold here and in IMb vicinity to-day, though several deaths were reported during the night. But rigorous cold con tinues In the Provinces, the riven In th* extreme South being frozen, while several feet of snow have fallen in the Pepartment of the Vosges and In the I)auphlne tin the southeast of France, comprised In the I>epartments of l>r">mi\ Hautes-Alpe.3 and Isere) Fnteea degrees below zero has been re corded at Orenoble, capital of the Department of lasts Switzerland i.i also suffering from the severe weather, and nnow covers the northern part of Italy. A dispatch from Rome reports an unprec edented snowfall there to-day. NOTHING ELSE JUST LIKE IT. The scenery grand and beautiful, the track smooth, the cam clean and comfortable, the time fast, th« trains freiiuent. make the New-York L'miirj the DHsaenzer Hn» to the West.— Advt. PRICE THREE CENTS. POLICE BILL IN SENATE. WILL PROBABLY SOON BE LAW MAYOR'S MESSAGE NOT PRINTED. Albany. Feb. IS (Special).— Mayor Van Ttryck*3 veto of Senator Straaahan's bill establishing a staple headed Police Department In New- York City was duly submitted to the Senate to-night by Senator Ellsworth, who was acting as Presi dent pro tern., in the absence of Lieutenant- Governor Woodruff. Clark Whlp.pie merely read the formal stats ment of the Mayor disapproving of the Mil. and not the massage accompanying It. which ap peases} In The Tribune of to-day. Senator Stranahan moved that the bill be referred to . the Senate Committee on Cities, with the accom panying message. I 'that the message he printed," ejaculated Senator Donnelly, of New- York. **I said nothing about the printing of the message." said Senator Stranahan coldly. "Wei!, never mind that," answered Senator . ' —..dry in a resigned tone. The motion was then adopted. Senator Stranahan says the Senate Committee on Cities will act upon the bill on Wednesday. There is no question that the bill will be at OBOe re ported favorably once more and passed over Mayor Van Wyck's veto on Wednesday. Gov ernor Odell will probably sign the measure at once, and within ten days afterward Mayor van Wyck must appoint the new head of Ox* Police Department. DECLINE TO DISCUSS MAYOR'S POTTOS. Ex-Justlc© William H. Cohen, who drew th« Po lice ha which Mayor Van Wyck vetoed on Satur day, yesterday declined to discuss tao alleged ua constltutlonallty of the bill, ~I don't know about the constitutionality nt tha bm." saw Controller Coler. -hut I think Mayor Van Wyek's veto memorandum is one of the ablest" documents I ever read." "Where's my retainer?" jokingly inquired ex-. Governor Ilin m Kassau-st. yesterday afternoon, uupsiaoe mvi n> Nassau-st. yesterday afternoon. when asked about the constitutionality of th* Po lice bill, vetoed by Mayor Van Wyck. COLER ASSAILS REFORMERS. BUT HE EVADES QUESTIONS ABOUT HI» QUEST OP TIN. TAMMANY NOMI NATION FOR MAYOi:. "Where are all the great reformers who pro* fess so much regard for New-York City?" de manded Controller Coler yesterday afternoon. Answering his own lnrj-iiry, he said: "They are silent on the Kamapo matter he cause they don't want to run the risk of offend ing the Republican organization leaders. Their Mayoralty lightning rods are out. The Mer chants' Association is the only organization, so far as I recall at this time, that has come out squarely for the repeal of the Uamapo charter. That is what I'm flghtinsr for— the repeal of the- Ramapo company's charter. I put in a part or last week trying to get votes for the bin to re peal the charter." "Is Tammany Hall supporting you In your flsrht?" Mr. Coler was asked. "Yes," said he, "John F. Carroll and James She/vlin have assured me that the Democratic members win vote for the repeal of the charter. Votes are what count. The only way to set the charter repealed Is to separate the parties on the issue, and place the responsibility for the life of Ramapo where it belongs. If the Republicans dealre to oppose the repeal of the measure, that is their privilege." "Is It the plan, then, to make Ramapo a cam paign Issue, with the Republicans and anti- Tammany organizations on the defensive?" Mr. Coler wat asked. "Ramapo is going to be an issue all over tho State." answered las Controller, evading the di rect question. "Under its charter it can go Into every county in the state, and simply by filing: maps appropriate a water supply." "Would you accept the Tammany nomina tion for Mayor?" Mr Cl. was asked. "I am not troubling myself about nomina tions," said Mr. Coler. "I am doing as I have been doing all along- attending to the duties of. my office. 1 am going to A!. 'any on Wednes day to lecture before the Albany Historical So ciety, and I shall try to get votes for the repeal of the Ramapo charter while there." "This administration, all things considered, has given* New -York City about as good a govern ment as could be expected," Mr. Coler remarked in closing. Mr. Color last night sent to Otto Kelsey. chair man of the Cities Committee of the Assembly. a letter. In which he said among other things: In the printed brief filed by counsel of the Ramapo Water Company it is utlmltt.-d (pago 36> that the supplying- of water to the municipality "it* but one of the operations wiik-h that com pany designs m undertake. It propose* as is well known, to utilize the power to be <!ertve<l from the fall of th.- water, before it reaches* ihe last Intake, frnm which it i- to ne carried by pipes to municipalities in obtaining electrical energy." In other wunls. a prreat commercial undertaking is planned, exclusively for private gain, In which the city of New-York Is to be used as the means of enabling the promoters of this scheme to reap enormous profits. Th.- RUIBApo Water Company fines not, by rf?i non of Its extraordinary nower. threaten only the people of th« e'.'y of New-York. It threatens the interests of the. people of every county in the State, and especially of those which happen to contain available sources of wate- supply. 1' lii he»'n stated that this company has already secured options In fourteen counties. There Is reason to betteve tnat. If not sooner checked, sim ilar options will be secured in many other counties. The charter of the Kamapo Water Company, as extended by the Act of ISSt, has made It a monop oly. No other water company possesses similar rights. Is It not reasonable, then, to supposs that before lone: this monopoly will ho tn a position where it c;ir» dictate terms to every town, city and village In the State which seeks to satisfy the in creased rie.'ild for water due to rapidly Increasing population? Politicians generally are of the opinion now that Mr. Coler is out for the Tammany nomina tion for Mayor. When Mr. Coler was good naturedly charged with it yesterday, he said: "Yes. 1 see what the papers are printing. Why don't you gentlemen (referring la the newspaper men) bring out some other spring candidate and kill him off?" HE Ptf.ll.s- IT CATHEDRAL /»OJ?. IT-Ui,VX ARTIST DISRORE3 AT Ml .NIGHT TO "xrEErr iJ(»D.- in: SAYS A nude Italian bowe<l and kneeled before the central door of th.- Flfth-ave. entrance to St. Patrick's Cathedral Just at midnight last night, crying out in Italian: "I go to meet my Cod." Then he crossed himself. Some men passing heard the voice and stopped to see what the man was doing. Others came up and so did Policeman Shamburg. "What ye doln' here.*" asked the latter. The man an swered in Italian, and some one said he was) talking it bout meeting God. "Come over to the station house.** said the policeman, who hunted about for the man's clothing. He found a pair of velveteen trousers and a shirt, but no shoes or stockings. The man put on the trousers, bat the shirt had to be wound around his neck, and the oftleer took him to the Cut Flfty-flrst-st. police station. The Italian continued to cross himself and mumble. He described himself as Sulleta. Jean, of No. 311 East Forty-fourth-st. He is an artist. He spoke In French to a policeman who understood that language. He was sent to Bellevue Insane Pavilion. PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD CAP SERVICE In connection with Went 23rd 9t. Station Is prompt in performance and reasonable in ratea. When starting Wwt call "phono "»14— ma at." for a han som or four whe»fer.-AJvt.