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EXCITEMENT AT TIEN-TSIN.
FEARS OF OUTBREAKS NOT ALLAYED— REASON FOR ATTACK OF FRENCH . ON BRITISH TROOPS. Tien-7*in. March I9l— The excitement and anxiety here as to the possible developments of the Aflisio-Russian siding dispute do not abate. A company of British troops and a company of Russfun soldiers remain encamped on either side of the trench, looking at each other. The Rus sians have orders to fir-- on any one i.--ginning work. General W<Bjß*ck says the trouble was caused by the unwarrantable interference of the Brit ish in th« affairs of the Russian concession, and he adds that Ilio siding will not be continued unless he receives orders from his own su : periors. Regarding the attack made by a number of excited French soldiers on BOOM members of the British Sikh regiment Sunday In the French concession. General Ix>rne Campbell says it was nu-rely a childish outbreak against the orders of their own general, who had forbidden the French soldiers to enter the British con cession, which was due to General I»rne Camp bell's request after almost every resident had complained of their behavior in insulting women, refusing to pay for purchases, acting riotously and abusing American and British soldiers- General Yoyron. the French commander, recognized that this must stop, and ordered th- French soldiers to ke?p in their own con cession. General Lome Campbell was perfectly satisfied that General Voyron was in harmony wan himself and anxious to maintain order. Major Foote. i<th United States Infantry, says the French soldiers were frequently abusive to the American troops, who were unarmed while out on pass, while the French were armed with swords or bayonets. On one occasion an Amer ican disarmed a. Frenchman and turned over his w»i.p«>n to the sergeant of the guard, explaining Fat only his reasons for the action taken. Major K.vivte thought that sooner or later the British must art in the Interest of the con cession. General Voyron says there is no friction be tween the French and British. The incident of Sunday was regrettable, was caused by a few excitable men. and has no connection whatever with any feeling individual Frenchmen may bold in favor of the Russian claims in connec- . tion with the land on which it was proposed to build the railroad siding. Count yon IValdersee passed through Tien- Tsin to-day. Shanghai. March 19— British gunboat Plover is ashore in the Yangtse River below Kiu-Kiang. The British Consul -General here announces that indnmnity claims against the Chinese Gov ernment must" be filed before May 1. REPORT IN LONDON TROUBLE ENDED. NO OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION-HOW TO STOP RUSSIAN AGGRESSION'S. London, March 19.— Some of the afternoon newspapers say the Tien-Tsin difficulty has been arranged. The misunderstanding -was due to 11 the Chinese granting the same concession to two rations. The arrangement enables Great Britain to proceed with the construction of the railroad siding, but if Russia's concession proves to be earlier than that of Great Britain the latter la to acknowledge the claims of Russia. The Foreign Office, however, has no informa tion tending to confirm the announcements of an arrangement having: been made, and the officials are rather Inclined to doubt that such an ar rangement has been arrived at. They say the original concession was given up by Russia. The afternoon papers welcome the latest news concerning the awkward situation, of affairs at Tlea-Tsln, as indicating the probability of the ,• laces of both Russia and Great Britain being *»v«J by the intervention of a non-interested jgpcr. Professor Douglas, of the British Museum, ex jwsses the opinion that there is only one way to etop Russian aggression In China, and that Is for "the three most interested States—Ameri ca. England and Japan — combine in firm re sistance." When questioned as to whether the Anglo- German agreement applied to Manchuria Lord Cranborne, Under Secretary of the Foreign Office. Intimated that he thought It did. He quoted a clause from the agreement whereby both countries agree to direct their policy tow ard maintaining the Integrity of the Chinese Empire. "This provision." said Lord Cranborne, "Is \ without qualification." Lord George Hamilton, Secretary for India, re plying to a question, said that no disturbances were anticipated at Tien-Tsin. and that the British sentries remained in their previous po sitions, with strict orders not to assume the ag gressive pending the settlement of the immedi ate, cause of the difficulty by the military au thorities on the spot. Lord George Hamilton assured Sir Ellis Ash rriAad-Bartlett that no Instructions had been sent to the British officers at Tien-Tsln either by the Government or by Sir Ernest Satow not to resist the seizure by the Russians of the land required for the siding. The Under Foreign Secretary, Lord Cranborne, Informed Mr. Yerburgh (Conservative) that the concession for the construction of the Canton- Hankow Railroad was still owned by an Ameri can company, although the stockholders- had '< sold part of th«*ir holdings to the Belgian syndi cate owning the Peking-Hankow concession. RUSSIA HAS NOT YIELDED. GREAT BRITAIN - ARBITRATION OVER TIENTSIN QUESTION. St. Petersburg, March 10. -Answering a ques tion of the correspondent of The Associated Preps, a competent official to-day said: It is not true that Russia has yielded to the representations of any of the powers and has modified her demands respecting Manchuria, be cause no representations have been made. Every tentative to address the Russian Govern ment on the subject of our pourparlers with China has been categorically declined. Russia if- a great power and ha« the right to hold ne gotiations with any other government, and no ether power has the right to interfere. Tenta tive* made in a friendly spirit have received a friendly answer. But, plainly stated, Russia cannot receive inquiries regarding the above pourparlers. The results thereof will doubt- Uts l>e made known later. I The informant of the correspondent of The Associated Press admitted that the power re buffed was Great Britain. He was not willing to discuss details respecting Mongolia and Turkestan, but he repeated that Russia abides by the august declaration and desires to safe guard the railroad and her ten thousand kilo metre long frontier. The informant of the correspondent ridiculed the talk of a military conflict at Tlen-Tsin. He eald: ! There is a misunderstanding about certain lands, which the English authorises pretend be long to the railway company. Russia has ex pressed her willingness to examine the ques tion. If the claim of ownership before the Rus sian occupation is established that will end the discussion. If diplomacy is unable to settle the controversy Russia if willing to submit it to BROWN'S Bronchial Troches Promptly Relieve Coughs, Hoarseness, Throat and Lung Troubles. Nothing; rirrtt llila simple remedy. Austin's Dog Bread . safe n.ui* your dug coirpar.loniitl*. arbitration, perhaps to The Hague tribunal, or to some other arbitrator. After England capt ures T>e Wet perhaps she will have the courape for a military conflict In another quarter of the world. While he is promenading around the British forces It is hardly probable that England will peek troublf elsewhere. VOX BCBLOW ON GERMANY'S POSITION. SHE WANTS ADEQUATE COMPKNS \TIOX FOR YON KETTELER'S DEATH. Berlin. Manh 19.— 1n course of the debate to day on the third reading of the Budget in the Reichstag, replying to Prince Bismarck's criti cisms of Count yon Butow's recent speech that the Chancellor Insisted too much on Germany's interests in Manchuria and that Germany's in terests would have suffered even if Kiao-Chau had not been leased. Count yon Billow said Ger many had the greatest Interest in preventing friction between the powers now negotiating in China. Moreover, in Eastern Asia Germany had many Interests to safeguard. In Shan- Tung Province she had millions invested. Above all, Germany had to insist on adequate compen sation being given for the murder of P.aron yon Kitteler. That was a question in which the honor of Germany was engaged and In which she had vital interest. In the course of his speech the Chancellor said: I ha% left no room for the slightest doubt that no\jeiman political interests exist in Man churia, but at the same time 1 have stated it must naturally be our desire that China shall not to., seriously diminish her capacity for sat isfying the just' claims of the powers for com pensation. This Is not misunderstood m any quarter. Two hours ago 1 received a dispatch from St. Petersburg, according to which Count Lams dcrff. the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, has expressed his satisfaction to the German Ambassador with my statements in regard to the Chinese question. The Chancellor gave figures illustrative of the importance of the commerce between Germany and East Asia, amounting to Sn.ooO.iHM> marks. A hundred million marks are invested in Shan- Tung Province. Germany, therefore, he said h;is the greatest interest in preventing the Chi nese trade from becoming the booty of a single power or several powers without our participa tion." Count yon Biilow also declared that the centre of gravity of Germany's policy remained In Eu rope, and that she had no intention of allowing it to be displaced while protecting he:- Interests in Asia. Subsequently Prince R-Ismarck declared he had been misunderstood. He really desired to assist the Chancellor. It was obvious that Ger man honor must be vindicated. HUGE LOSSES TO AMERICAN TRADE. CONSULS FOWLER AND RAGSDALE REPORT ON THE COMMERCIAL EFFECT OF THE BOXER TROUBLES. Washington, March 19.— The State Department has received from United States Consuls Fowler, at Chee-Foo, and Ragsdale, at Tien-Tsln. reports in tended to show the effect of the Boxer troubles In North China on United States trade, with particu lar regard to what Americans lost In America through the outbreak rather than In China. A re view of the trade returns In North China, com paring the quarter ended June 30 with that ended September 30, shows an almost complete annihila tion of the American Import trade, and in Consul Fowler's language, "Rives a good Idea of What a mob in China can do in interference with trade." The greatest loss was felt in cotton piece goods, and the cessation of this class of Imports, says the. Consul, must have, been most keenly felt In the Southern States. Probably no cpuntry In the world. Consul Fowler says, suffered as much as Old the United States, for the scene of strife covered practically the entire American field of trade. An estimate of the actual amount of the losses sus tained is not easily available, but the comparative tables are sufficiently impressive to serve the pur pose. At Chee-Foo. which was comparatively peaceful, there were more riots and tumults than ever were known before, and the losses of American missions probably will be $150,000 In gold. After June 13 the Imports at Chee-Foo ceased, all commercial trans actions being absolutely nothing. The effect of the Boxer movement Is shown to have been felt much earlier and more seriously a* Tien-Tsin than at Ch. e-Foo. "^hips loaded with Oregon lumber reached Taku and were unable to land their cargoes, thus entailing an enormous losh on the American lumber trade, One American firm paid over $5,000 In gold on demurrages alone on this account, beside losing the sale of the lum ber destined for Tien-Tsln. At New-Chwang. which caw less lighting than Tien-Tsin. tho trade was almost wiped out. The only foreign power that interfered there, it is said, was Russia, that government seising the port as early as August 4. On August 12 It had control of the custom house. The figures submitted. Con sul Fowler points out. do not fully show American losses, for immense quantities of merchandise were held up in the various ports and must be worked off before Importations can begin. The leases to the cotton trade alone are estimated at over J3.000.000. Consul Ragsdalc submits statistics showing the consequences of the Boxer troubles as regards the export trade from Tlen-Tsln. The country north of Tien-Twin, where the principal articles of export are produced, he says. is now overrun with bandits, and It will be exceedingly difficult for merchants to get goods out of or Into the Interior. Th" sup plies for the United States troops in China which nave come to Tien-Tnin. Mr. Ragsdale says, have attracted the notice and envy of all other nation alities. The enormous discrepancies between the export figures at Tien-Tsln for the present and for last year >how a startling array of losses, and the outlook for 1901. pays the Consul, is unfavorable. EXPECTS RUSSIA TO STAND FIRM. Paris, March 19. — "Russia will not recede from the position she has taken in the matter of the railroad siding at Tlen-Tsln; of that you can be assured." The statement was made to a repre sentative of The Associated Press by a high official of the Foreign Office. Continuing, this official said: Russia will not advance and will act slowly. But. having taken up the position she now oc cupies, she will only be removed therefrom by force. England has been unsuccessful In her effort to secure the aid of other powers and at tack Russia's position regarding Manchuria, She therefore is not likely to begin hostilities unsupported In the present instance. It Is hard ly possible that England will go to war over a railroad siding with th" Transvaal question still pending. I expect to see England yield. As to the statement that Frei <-h soldiers at tacked an English officer, we <!<> not believe It to be true, for, though the alleged attack oc curred yesterday, we have not yet had any ad vices on the subject. FAILURE OF NEGOTIATIONS FEARED. Washington, March 10. — It is feared here that the negotiations at Peking respecting Indemni ties may fail, owing to the greed of Individual nations. Mr. Rockhill, who has been In close communication by cable with the State De partment, has nothing but discouraging reports to make of this Important branch of the nego tiations. It appears that the ministers cannot agree on a;iy uniform basis of indemnity, some of the powers demanding enormous sums. /\/</l SURPLUS DESPITE FAMINE RELIEF. London. March 19.— The Viceroy of India. Lord Curzon of Kedl«-ston. has telegraphed to the India Office to the effect that the linanclal statement to be submitted to tho Legislative Council on March 20 shows the surplus for the last fiscal year to be f1,640,<W0. in spite of the famine relief. £4,227,000. It is estimated lhat the surplus for this year will be £6Jtl/iO<». The general results are considered to be exceedingly good, in view of the famine and the plague. TRUTH AM TO TURKISH EXCESSES. London. March 19.— Lord Cranborne, the Foreign Under Secretary, In the House of Commons to-day gave the quietus to the stories of Turkish excesses at Uf?kub, European Turkey, and its vicinity by an nouncing that the British Consul there reported that a policeman and two Bulgarians were killed in January at Ishtib. In the course of a search for arms, and that fifteen Bulgarians had since been arrested there. FIRST SEALIXG STEAMER RETURXS. St. John's N. V.. March 19.— The sealing steamer Southern Cross has arrived here. She Is loaded with KM seals, and Is the first of the fleet to re turn home. The Southern Cross reports the fifteen remaining ships of the fleet to be off the Labrador coast among the sea! herds. Ail are doing well and likely to get full cargoes. This is the best record for seal fishery of modern years. The dis tribution of the catch was never so general as this year, nor has any ship ever returned so quick ly as the Southern Cross. . " ••¦,?: • . NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY. MAKCH 20. 1901. THE RUSSIAN STUDENT RIOTS ABREBT OF SEVEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY PERSONS, MANY OF THEM WOMEN TO PROTECT THK CZAR St. Petersburg. March 19.— Alarm pervades high circles here. The police have directed 1 house owners to have their dvornlks, or house police, report for duty and hold themselves in constant readiness. A sotnia, or company of Cossacks, passed the Moscow uate this morning on the way to Tsarskoe-Selo. seventeen miles south of St. Petersburg;, where the Ozar has gone. The police said they would escort the Czar back to the Winter Palace, and that he would return by carriage instead Of by rail. Il appears more probable, however, that the Cos sucks were merely s^-nt to Tsarskoe-Selo as a precaution, since his majesty is more easily pro tected there than here. It la apparently confirmed that three students were killed yesterday. The Cossacks rode into the crowds on th«- sidewalk, and many faces were cut open by their knotted whips. Students and workingmen threw rubber shoes, canes and snowballs :.t the Cossacks. It is reported that one Cossack was killed. An official of th<* political police said a thou sand prisoners were taken, among them being o."io women students. The presence of working men among the rioters rendered this demonstra tion more dangerous than any before known in a generation. After reading tho manifesto the students threw their crumpled copies Into the crowd and raised a flag inscribed "For Liberty." The stu dents also shouted, "Help us got our rights!" and the mob responded with cheers. •The Official Messenger, " which publishes an account of the recent disorders In various Rus. sian cities and of Sunday's outbreak In St. Petersburg 1 , says of the latter: When the crowd, which numbered three thou sand, became turbulent the Cossacks and police were summoned. The demonstrators retreated to tho Cathedral «f Cur Lady of Hasan, pelting the Cossacks and police with various missiles. The students attempted to display red and white flags bearing various Inscriptions. <">n one side of the cathedral the crowd came into violent collision with the Cossacks and police. A portion retired Into the cathedral, behaving noisily and smoking cigarettes, although tho ser vice was going on. until forcibly expelled. Altogether 339 male students, o"7 women, mostly students, and forty-four other persons were arrested. A police commissioner, twenty policemen, four Cossacks and thirty-two rioters, male and female, were wounded. AH the higher schools of the city are closed and all the police headquarters are tilled with arrested persons. Others in custody who had been temporarily routined in the military riding school were taken to various prisons to-day In omnibuses. They were cheered by the students as they passed. The demonstrations on Sunday continued ;it other places after the affair at the cathedral, es pecially in front of the office of the detective po lice, where some <>'' the persons arrested were taken; In front of the Utovsky Prison, and near the Mining Institute and the Pentilaw factory. A remarkable feature of the demonstrations has been the prominent part taken by women of the higher classes of t tie university. Serious riots occurred in St. Petersburg to day on the occasion of a solemn mass In tin- Cathedral of < >ur Lad} of Kasan, for the repose of the soul of M. Bogollepoff, the Minister of Public Instruction, who was shot und fatally wounded by Karpovieh. The police Bred their revolvers, and it is rumored that live students were killed and eighty others either .«. riously <>r slightly in |vi -I Wholesale arrests, Including many women, fol lowed the rioting. Th-- Bt Petersburg correspondent of "Th<» Daily Express' sayi Three hundred arrests were made to-day • Mondavi. The Minister of Justice was fired at last week, and the life of another minister baa also been attempted. DEMOCRATS TO FIGHT TAMMASY. ANOTHER DISTRK rTORQANIZATK »N X' iRMED AND A CONVENTION TO BE HELD. The anti-Tammany Democrats of 'he XlXth .W sembly District organized last night at Xo Amsterdam aye This is the tifth organisation of the kind that has been formed recently. Those who are at the head of the movement intend to form clubs In every Assembly dlstrid in the county and to hold a convention In June, at which anti-Tam many Democratic candidates will be nomln tted. The officer! of t! lub which ¦•sa-. formed last night are \v k McFadden, president; I«rI «r J. J. Keane, vice-president; Riobard Whalen, i nd vice-president; T. Cunningham, treasurer; I' Mc- Carthy, secretary, and W Arrowsmlth. chairman of the executive committee Resolutions were passed which denounced the rule of Tammany In this city. tddrei es were made by John P. Keiiy and Btmon C, Noot. The dub will be known as the "Democratic Club of the XlXth Assembly District." GARDIXER AS A GRAVEDIGGER. REPORT SAYS HE t>tt> NOT IIM> QENERAti GREENE'S COFFIN I't.ATK AFTER AM- A repori was published yesterday that Asa Bird Gardiner, New-York's IMstrict Attorney who was removed from office tiy Governor Roosevelt, had made another failure. He went to <ie..rgia recently to seek for the ashes of General Nathaniel Greene, of Revolutionary fame. After some rummaging among tli«- tombs In a cemetery at Savannah .Mr. Gardiner triumphantly announced thai success had crowned his efforts. He returned with a greatly corroded coffin plate on which be was. or Bald lie was, able dimly to descrj the name of General Greene. Now comes the t'-port that after being treated with chemicals the coffin plate revealed the. name of James i >liv< r. Mr. Gardiner has desk room in the law oflloe of Isaac Fromme, at No. 25t? Broadway. When a Tribune reporter called there to see the ex-District Attorney yesterday afternoon he was told that Mr. Gardiner had gone out at 1 p. m. and would not return that day, but that when Hip repori of his failure to find General Greene's grave had been brought to his attention in the morning he had ex claimed, testily: "This is a foolish canard." CROWD PURSUES ALLEGED THIEF. KAN WHip STOPS HIM GETS PUNCHED IN Fl'iliT ¦3 HAT ri >LLOWB. Jacob Bteiner, twenty-six years old, who said b<» lived ;it the Cosmopolitan Hotel, the Bowery and Broome-st., was locked up in i!ie West Forty seventh-st. station last niyht on suspicion of hav ing stolen a pocketbook, containing .fi r . and val uable papers, from Henry L>. Blakeslee, of No. ss<; West Bnd-ave., at Slxth-ave. and Fifty-ninth-st., where Blakeslee, with a large crowd, was waiting for an Amsterdam-aye. car. When the car stopped at the corner there was a runh for the platform. Bteiner K<>t on first, fol lowed by Blakeslee. A minute later the former tried to «et off again, and in doing so. according to Simon Murphy, the motorman. took Blakeslee'a pocketbook. Murphy told Blakeslee of the robbery, and sev eral of the men on the car ran after Bteiner, who tried to run east in Fifty-ninth-st. "Professor Mike" Donovan saw the man running toward him, pursued by a crowd, and stopped Steiner. A light took place, during Which Donovan was hit on the head by another man. Steiner managed to get away, and ran toward Fortv elghth-st., where he was caught by Policeman Barnes. Some one saw Bteiner, he .said, throw the pocketbook away, and a search was Instituted for the purse. It war. found under the car. with Its contents. BODIES OF Hi Ml'Hh'i.Ys hoys HERE. Alexander Cromble Humphreys, six years old, and Harold Humphreys, twenty-three years old, sons of Alexander C. Humphreys, of this city, were drowned In the Nile on February 12. Their bodies arrived yesterday on the steamship Aller, of the North German Lloyd Line, and were re moved to the church at Elghty-flrst-Bt, and Am .-!' rdiiin-ave. st:\i:\ <;rx\i:i:s killed in shell. Bombay. March 19.— Seven gunners were killed by the explosion of a howitzer shell at Secundera bad, India, to-day KIGUT KILLED /.'l AVALANCHE. London, March 19.— A dispatch from Rome says eight soldiers and customs oificers have been killed by an avalanche near Lake Como. WITS DEFENCE OF CFIIXA. i SAYS SHE WAS CIYII.IZF.n WHEN AN CESTORS OF WESTKKN PEOPLES WERE NAKED SAVAGES. Chicago, March 19.— Wu Ting-fang. Chinese Min ister to the United States, delivered the convoca tion address «.f the University of Chicago at the Studebaker Theatre this afternoon before the fac ulty of the Institution and an audience that packe-1 the theatre to the doors. Mr. Wu took for his sub ject •Chinese Civilization. " His defence of the civilization of his native country In his comparisons with that of the civilization of the Occident was much applauded. He suid In part: There has lately been a great deal of newspaper talk about civilizing China. 1 give credit to those people who advocate such a. course for their good Intention, but Its desirability, to say nothing of its difficulty, should not be overlooked. China has al le.nly :t civilisation of her own. It is the growth of time. Long before the ancestors of the people of the West ceased to be naked savages and emerged from the primeval forests of Central Ku rope the Chinese had already known the use of the compass and the art of painting. Now for the people of the West to turn around and then ask the Chinese to put away their old civilisation is rather novel. The people of the West may know more than th* Chinese übout the building of railroads, the float ing of foreign loans, the combination of capital, the development of resources and the like. All this Is pranted. Hut the Chin.-s, naturally feel that they are In a better position to Judge what Is best for their own interest and welfare than any out sider can be. Therefore, any attempt to impose upon them any reform or religion they do not feel ti en<•-d of is apt to create trouble. The use of force la especially to be deprecate.!, as this serves only to Inflame their passions and rouse their resentment and opposition. Hut. on the other hand, much can be accomplished by exercising tact and discretion, and. above all. l>y giving due consideration to their sentiments and prejudices. if the people of the \W<r would study the civiliza tlon of China. Instead of trying to will It down, they would save themselves a great deal of trouble. They wili ttnd that the Chinese, are not addicted to "ways that ale dark and tri'k* lhat are vain." a-- they are represented to be t>> an American poet. They will find that China, old as she is. still exhibits all the strength and vigor of full maturity. They will find tb»r the civilisation that has stotxi the test of forty i enturiea is far from being effete. Thej will find that the proper course to !»• pursued in putting China on the road to prosperity and happiness Is not to shake the foundations of her social and political fabric, but to allow her to incorporate such elements of Western civilisation as she can assimi late. On tho other hand, china must keep uj> with th*» times in the onward march of progress. To this end it is necessary for her to take lessons from the Western world. But she need not be a servile imitator. Her requirements are peculiar to her po sition amonK nations and to the growth of her national life. By adopting from the west only what is best for her welfare, and avoiding everything that is not suited to the condition and needs of h-r peo ple, she will transfer herself Into a modern nation without losing those elements of national character Which have made her great and strong in the past. //\ I/, DAY SET FOR EXCBASGE. BELIEF THAT 88 PKR CENT OF THK SECURI TIES OF THK COMPANIES FORMING UNITED STATES STEEL COR PORATION WILL BE TURNED IN. The various trust companies which have been designated as depositaries of the stock of the seven steel companies which, with the Carnegie company, it Is proposed to combine Into the United States Steel Corporation, received yesterday large blocks of tb.-s.- securities for conversion into United States Steel Corporation Stock, and it was estimated that by the close of business to-day, the final day of the period set for such exchange by the circular of .1 P. Morgan A Co., the syndicate managers, fully vv '' per cnt of these BtO ks will have been turned In by tt:o!r holders. As w.is said in yester day's Tribune, however, it Is probable that in some Instances an extension of time will be granted. There was much discussion yesterday as to whether or not the American Bridge Company would at this time be Included ;n the consolidation, but no definite statement on this point could be obtained f rom any authoritative source, and th< general Impression w:<> that that company would not be t;iken in for the present. It is understood that the otli.-.-^ of president and .-h.iirman of the board of a corporation will l>* filled respectively by Charles \i Schwab, now president of the Carnegie company, .mil ex-judge Gary, president of the d Steel Company, although It is not unlikely heir p Millions rii ly be reversed, The steel stocks were agatn a feature of the stock m irk. t activity, the larger gains being made by the preferred. Steel and Wire preferred made .i ii.- gain of 4»i per cent, Steel Hoop preferred 4'j, Tin Plate preferred ."¦"«. Pederal Steel preferred V 2.V 2 . National Steel preferred 5, and National Tube pre ferred :•'» per cent. In th.- outside market th li.ii-d Svit.-> Steel < orp oration common gained - the preferred n< itly 4 points, while th.- SI t St.-ci Issues made even larger net advances. The aunu..i ui'-etinu of the stockholders of the National Steel Company, which was t.» have i>- '-n ¦ : yesterday, was adjourned fora week, the rea son assigned being that It was thought Impolitic to hold a n ting at this timp. while the forma tion oi the United States St.->-l Corporation was m Its pi i sent condition. Pittsburg, March 19. — Becauae of the absence ol President C. M. Schwab of the Carnegie Company. who was summoned to New-York on Sunday night, the meeting of the managers which was railed by him for to-day w:ls postponed. The gathering was expected to lake up rfTitt-r- relative lo passing t!..- companj formally Into the control of the new I'nited States Steel Corporation, and also to take up the matter of accepting the $5,000,000 Klft of An drew Carnegie for relief work and endowing the libraries of Braddock. Homestead and Duquesne. !'!• sldent Schwab Is ex] ted to return to thi> city n< \i Friday night and ih. meeting will likely be h»-ld on Monday, as he will probably have to re turn to New-York early in th.- coming week. ' Th.- Leader" say- "It Is learned to-day that the reports that Mr. Bfchwab is to be the head of tl,- combine al a salary of from $800,000 to $1.000,f100 have no basis In fact. Mr. Schwab will become Ihe president If h.> wishes, but that will have to come about In the i>k^<i selection of officers after the combine Is fort I, at which time the salary question will be settled." DOMINION STOCK OV*9tSI7BSCRJBED. DEMAND KOR THREE TIMES THE NEW ISSUE OF PREFERRED— COMPANT FLOURISH ING, WHITNEY SAYS. Montreal, March l:< (Special). When the directors of the Dominion Iron and Steel Company met here to-day to apportion the subscriptions for the J3.0i:0. 000 7 |.r cent cumulative preferred stock they found thai the stock had ben three times ever subscribed, and excepl In ;> few favored cases no allotment of more than twenty-five shnres was per mitted. The money is to be used in adding a mil mill to the plant In Sydney. Mr. Whitney, when asked if the published state ments to the effect that the Dominion Iron and Ste, I Company waini '>n the verge of Insolvency and that the present subscription had been called for in order to prevent a momentary crisis in the affairs of th mpanv wire founded on fact, replied that the finances of the company were never In better condition than at present, thai the company hail not a single note out and that it at present had over (3,000,000 in its treasury. MORGAN GOES TO BEE ROCKEFELLERR J. fierpont Sforgan, it was learned yesterday, has to Jekyl Island for a brief stay. He is ex pected back on Friday or Saturday. Wllliajn and John I>. Rockefeller and James Btilbnan are ;it Jekyl Island, and the Inference is drawn by the Street that Mr. Morgan's trip was undertaken, partly :>t least, with the object of conferring with them as to certain details of the I'nited States Steel Corporation, now on the point of beginning active operations. SFAY POSTMASTER FOR CHICAGO. FREDERICK E. coYNE APPOINTED HY THK rr:F.-[- DEKT. Washington. March i:>— The President has ap pointed Frederick E. Coyne, now collector at Chi cago, postmaster of that city. FUNERAL df COMMISSIONER BREWER. Washington, March tt.— Funeral services over the body "f Civil Service Commissioner Mark S. Brewer, who died last night, were held this after noon at his late home, conducted by the Rev. l>r. Ratcliffe, of the New- York Avenue Presbyterian Church To-morrow morning the body will be sent to Pontiac. Mich., the former home of Mr. Brewer, where the burial will take place on Friday. STOKE DRY DOCK AT PHILADELPHIA. Washington. March' 19.— Secretary Long to-day j disposed of the Issues growing out of the change of I the Philadelphia dry dock from wood to stone. a board recommended that thirty months' additional ' time be allowed for construction, and that the price be raised from $78:>.tiO«> to $1,133,592. Admiral Endt : cott, chief of the Bureau of Docks, approved this rinding, but the contractor appealed from it. Secre tary Long to-day confirmed the allowance if extra time and the amount fixed by the board, giving th« . contractor ten i'<*«vs to make a contract on this feasts, .._..: CLERGY MINISTER From Many Parsonages Gome Words of Praise for Paine's Celery Compound, More practical work and short -r doctrinal ser mons distinguish the pulpit of to-day, ttishops and plain ministers of th- gospel are putting tremendous energy into the cause of BOOd gov ernment und public health. The injunction Minister to th>- si> k and suf fering" is Wing literally obeyed. Clergymen are investigating remedies a? they have never done before, taking them, them selves and family, frankly recommending the valuable ones and condemning the worthless. Rev. W. K. AldrMge of Birmingham. Ala., says he considers it his duty to let his people know about Palnfs celery compound, as he speaks from personal knowledge. He say?: Gentlemen:— l bad been afflicted for ten y--ars with what I thought to be heart dawns*?, but after having the physs ians examine Oft I learned that I was almost dend with indiges tion. They told me that they could give me medicine that would relieve me. but there was DO permanent cure. Then 1 began using PaJne*a celery compound, whb-h gave me immediate re lief, and now I am well an<l enjoying goo.i health. I can recommend Fame's celery com pound to be thf> best remedy for all ailments I ever used, and furthermore. I tell my people if they will use the compound freely, th» y will have no doctors' bills to pay. REV. W. X \I.I>KII><;K. COLER EXPRESSES PLEABIRE. COMPLIMENTS THE MERCHANTS' ASSOCIA TION ON ITS WORK FOR RAM APO REPEAL. A letter from Controller Bird S. Coler was re ceived yesterday by William F. King, president of the Merchants' Association, and was read to the Committee on Water Supply. It is in part as fol lows: The passage by both sous* a of th* legislature of the bill repealing the Act of ÜBS, which granted such extraordinary privileges to the Remaps Water Company, makes this seem to me a proper time to thank you. and through you the eentlemen of the Merchants' Association, of Mew-York, for the in valuable assistance afforded in saving the city from one of the most dangerous assaults ever no ide upon the public welfare. At the very beginning of the fight which was made against the attempt to hand the city over to an irrevocable bondage to a private monopoly, it was clear that unless the efforts of public officials were seconded, not only by an aroused public opin ion, but by persistent organized efforts on the part of taxpayers, there would be great danger that th.» attempt to sacrifice the city's rests might ulti mately succeed This persistent organised effort was furnished by the Merchants' Association, and furnished in such a thoroughgoing, whole-hearted and enthusiastic spirit that a splendid example has been furnished for a long time to come of the possibilities of public agitation of this character. There Is still much left to he done before the water problem of the city of -York fan he finally find successfully solved, and the greatest danger to be feared to-day Is that the public will assume that because the Rflttmpn PCh*m* has been killed this problem has therefore been solved. Much hard work remains to be done, and the best and most skilful Intelligence should be brought to bear On this subject. The Committee on Water Supply met at the rooms of the association yesterday. The chair man. M. K. Bannin. after reciting briefly the his tory of the legislation connected with the anti- Rama po bills, said: The pathway Is now clear for the city officials to enter upon a proper and systematic extension of the city's water supply. It Is for the purpose of considering this and of urging upon the, city offi cials prompt and efficient action along these lines that the meeting of the committee Is called. The members present discussed fully the genera] water situation. Including the question of waste. The discussion lasted an hour and a half. After It was concluded Horace E. Pemtng. of the commit tee, moved that there be four special committees appointed by the- chair, each to consist of at least three members of the Water Supply Committee, each committee having the power to til! vacancies or to add to its number. The motion was adopted. The first committee Is to be the present Commit tee on Legislation, to draft and Introduce in the legislature such legislation as in the opinion of that committee is necessary to give to the city the power to Install meters in all private houses. The second committee to consider the question of house or domestic waste of water. The thtird committee to consider the question of underground waste or leakage, with power to make recommendations to the general committee, look- Ing toward the stoppage of that waste or leakage. The fourth committee to outline the future policy on the part of the city, to the end that the water supply may be increased. •WORK Or THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY. H. M. Wilson, of the United States Geological Survey, last night lectured before the American Geographical Society in Mendelssohn Glee Club Hall. No. 119 West Fortieth-st.. on "Examples of Topographic Forms in the United States." Pre ceding the lecture the names of forty-four new members of the society were read. Mr. Wilson said that since Its Inception the Geological Survey had surveyed anil mapped 532.00) square miles of the United States. Lantern views accompanied his talk. .v.ir.i/. GEXERAL BOARD IX SESSIOX. Washington. March 19.— The Naval General Board •began one of Us periodical sessions In this city to day. Admiral Dewey presided. lieutenant-Com mander Underwood relieved Lieutenant Ward from duty as recorder of the board.. It Is understood that some attention has been given to the Chinese situ ation, so far as it offers opportunities for improv ing naval condition*. TO THE SICK. Clergymen in every denomination are reecrm* mending: to their parishioners these March days the great spring remedy that makes people well. earnestly endorsing: the work of Dartmouth College's generous scientist, and frankly lending their influence to that of the best physicians^ — advising the use of Paine's celery compound now spring has come. la soon as one has fairly begun to use Paine' celery compound. -very day is a step toward assured health. Nervous, unhappy, and. feeble persons fin.l their flesh becomes more solid, a more healthy color takes the place of the waxy. sallow look, and there comes an increase in the | volume of the blood and an Improved normal 1 appetite because of this rapid feeling of the 1 entire nervous system. Clerks, employers, lawyers, doctors, mothers •* of families, hard working men and women in 3 every state and country, and hosts of brain- M workers — the most intelligent part of every Jf community— are to-day taking Pat— celery f compound with the happiest results to relieve f themselves of rheumatism, neuralgia, nervous J exhaustion, dyspepsia, sleeplessness, and low I spirits. Get rid of languor, clear the muddy, unhealthy! skin, plump out the body, and get back to- a | normal, vigorous condition with Paine's celery j compound — and begin now. March is the month } when it is easiest to begin health. WIRE ROPE FOR yEW BRIDGE. I THE FIRST PIECE DRAWN" OVER THB MANHATTAN TOWER. The first wire rope for the construction of th» foot bridges to connect the towers of the New East River Bridge was carried over the top. of the south column of the Manhattan tower yesterday. The shore end of the line was anchored just north of j Grand-st. The sp. M on which the .able Is -wound' is Secured on a float in the river at the base of the! pier, and there it will remain for some time. The' wire drawn over the top of the tow yesterday la! not actually a part of the foot bridge, as was' supposed by those who watched Its e!eva tion. It :s only five-eighths of an inch thick, and' is to be used to draw to the top of the tower the] fix wire ropes which ultimately will be bunched] Into two cables for one of the foot bridges. As soon as one foot bridge- Is built another will hat constructed sixty-seven feet from It. thus affording the workmen facilities for building the main cables.! The wire ropes for th? foot bridges are two and one-quarter Inches in diameter, and they will b« ! bunched three together, making a triangular cable.; After one end of each of the ropes for the trt-; angular cable has been passed over the top of the tower in Helaticey-st.. the floats having the big spool of unpald-out cable aboard will be towed, across the river, the ropes dropping to the bed of, the river. On the Brooklyn side they will be hoisted over the top of the tower and the shore ends will! be attached to a drum driven by a fifty horsepower, engine. All this will be preliminary to the stretch ing operation. There are six reels of the two and one- Quarter inch wire rope on the Manhattan side and, the ends of each must be taken over the top of the tower and placed in permanent alignment before the stretching process is begun. The engineers la charge of th* work yesterday said they hoped to get the two and one-quarter inch ropes over the to;» Of the New-York tower by Saturday night, with, their shore ends securely anchored. Each wire rope is three thousand feet long. When, the time comes for hoisting them out of the water, the engine will be started and they will be wound up slowly. At that time the river will nave to bei patrolled, so that passing boats may not strike tbe> ropes as they rise from the water. Each of the two foot bridges will be supported by two of the tri angular cables. The foot bridges will be sixty-seven feet apart, and will be connected by cross bridge* placed 1* feet apart. After the foot bridges are la' position the work of building the big cables, nine teen inches in diameter, will be started. THE PRESIDES! RETLRXS. BACK IN WASHINGTON FROM HIS TRIP TO INDIANArOUS AND CANTO:?. Washington. March 19.— President McKinley and 1 , his party arrived In Washington at 1:35 o'clock this) afternoon from Indianapolis and Canton. The train was twenty minutes late. The party, which,'-travel led in a special car attached to the regular traln^ comprised the President and Mrs. McKtriley. Mr*! Janus Barber, Miss Ida Barber. Secretary Cortel you. Dr. P. M. Rixey, the Presidents physician: % stenographer and a number of messengers The*' President and Mr-. MeKinley appeared a trifle fatigued. Only the White House attaches, a squad! »f police and a few strangers were gathered a? the station. Secretary Root came down, but d«.f parted on finding the train was late. There we no especial incidents on the trip. V The President did not take his customary drlY* with Mrs. McKin'.ey. but he remained In his ome« and saw several callers. Some of the members of . the Cabinet were In conference with him in th» afternoon. Mrs MeKtnley and her guests. Mrs and) 1 Miss Barber, went out for a drive. PORTO RICAXS TO BE MUSTERED OUT. Washington, March 19.— An order Issued by the War Department to-day directs that the volunteer Porto Rican regiment be mustered out on or before June SO. This action Is' In accordance with th« law, which provides that all yotunteer. enlistments shall expire by July L The reorganization law au-' thorizes a regiment of native Porto ; : .m* to be organized, under conditions similar to those of the regular army, with three.. battalions, officered S3 Americans. Provision is made taat the present vof, i. teer officers and enlisted men of the Porto Rleai2 regiment roaj c<mtiaue la the lenrlc* It they d«3 3