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-. ._ Colombia. Nov. 26.— The passenger
*^ia due here at 11 a. m.. with a marine guard
board, arrived at 4:30 p. m. The train
brought news to the effect that General Alban,
■Jtth about three hundred government troops,
.3 crossed Barbacoa Bridge and was continu
" hi? march to Colon. He- is now. at Taver
jjlla. where he is resting. The Liberal forces
„.a to retreat before him. They explain
their retreat, saying they have no ammunition.
ill cf the Qghtfcaa; to-day occurred at Barbacoa
passengers by the delayed train assert that
♦gjiy one hundred Conservatives were killed
n( j "woundM in the fighting there, and that the
liberal losses were insignificant. The Liberals
ire now approaching Gatan Station, about five
iiles from Colon, and it is believed a decisive
frrapement nil! probably be fought to-night
or to-morrow morning at Monkey Hill Ceme
tery, distant one mile from the limits of Colon.
T|;. Liberate retreated from Emperador, »*■
mc to lack of ammunition. They admit bavins
loFt-sixxy man .it killed and wounded at Em
nerador and that among the number was
Colonel Oyas. "rut they claim that the govern
jTsent loss was >>-•• •'•■' hundred and fifty men
iii killed and -wounded.
' The armored train which went over the rail
road yesterday, having on board Captain Perry
"<jf the lowa, and machine srujis. and flying the
American flag, was sent as a demonstrative
force, «nd will not be <.-ontinued daily. Passen
cer traiusj however, will still carry a. guard.
The afternoon pas&enger trains from here for
Panama carried the hundred marines for the
1,,,.i and th- passengers who arrived It;- the
j.t«'amer. Orizaba, this morning-. The tsains were
delayed in transit; but reached Panama, safely.
Reports lament here this afternoon that the
Oeneral Pinzon had bombarded PortcbeliO have
been found ar « investigation to be not au
I The Colombian gunboat General Pinzon reap
peared ii Colon harbor this mornlr.g. Her com
mander said -.-!-. wei- only one hundred men
.vi of the original six hundred troops can fay
til • vessel, now 0.1 buard the gunbwat. The rest
h«*d been landed at Portobello. about t« a miles
disiant from Coion. Th- presumption is that the
f;ve hundred men :-r- marching overland to jo»n
the government forces under General Aiban.
•icw aViraraeL The ground thty have to cover
is difficult, and the troop* will doubt* occupy
i. few days in reaching their destination.
London. Nov. :••;.— "The course of events in
Central ... -;,;,.• say* -The Pall Mall Gazette.^
•V rtioT -- how inevitable it is that the United
States should be the principal performer in these
Uthmian games, and that it is just as well that
its government and ours should have settled
outstand ; nc differences and be working arnica
;.,,h«'- for the preservation of an open
ooor." "'
Washington. Nov. 26.— The reported action of
Captain Perry, the naval officer in command of
i§ United States forces on th- isthmus, in de
a&f to permit any of th- Colombian or rer.el
tnit-T.. make us? of the railway, may raise an
intern- queries. It is understood her t^r
th* Colombian Government feels that it has the
r!rht to use this railway to forward srovern
- - troops. This right is based on the fart
tfat the road is on land over which Colombia
Us sovereignty, and is operated under ■ pov
enswja concession; Colombia retaining an In
kt|ot in the road to the extent of 5230.000 a
year. Moreover the Colombian authorities saJ
the - »ls have not had their belligerent rights
by this or any other government. so
*fit they have no status as carrying on war-
k cable dispatch received by the State Depart
•wt. at icon to-day from Consul General
Otdgfr at Panama reports that traffic is naov
=£ Unmolested, but gives no other details of the
Central Diego A. de Castro, who was in charge
<tf the Colombian forces at Barranquilla. and who
fc r+re o n a secret mission for His government.
*a* an early caller yesterday at the offices of
Copsul Genera] <3c Brigard. At th. time of Gen
*"*! «]« Castro's arrival the Consul General was
r '--«4i!<g a communication from General Alban. Gov
ernor „r the Department of Panama. General Al
k*^ lo'.d uf the situation on the isthmus and denied
reports gent here that the city of Panama was
&8 c* Liberal sympathizers.
<J»a*ra! .„. Castro declined to tell of his mission
hf^. but said that he e*aect«« to go to Washing-
T on in a few flays and consult the Colombian Minis
«"■ there.
'a - • kin;,- of the trouble at the Isthmus and ill
f'-ro-t.^ hattles, General de Castro said that both
<"«lon and Panama were free ports, and that the
J «2por3ry occupation by the rebels would not real-
W amount to much to Colombia, as under existing
f'eati^s Mi. United States is bound to preserve
*flfl in that section! He said that at the present
"i" Colombia had £!.<■<*• trained soldiers in the,
2*ld. Of this force 16.<hX> men were with Oaaaral
Vait-acia on the Venzuelan border, in the Depart
ment of Santander. and another large force was
oroterting Bogota, the capital of Colombia. At
B&rrinquiSla. he said, there were 1.5™ men: at
<'artf£ena, tM, and at Kio Hacha. 3.500 men. The
*'--*t*\ »dded that this force of 7.0>«- men. if the
Wv^mnient bo desired, could be concentrated _ to
support General Ail.i:i or. the isthmus, he having
■'i the, present time I.VH picked soldiers: but that
the government did not consider it imwaaanr now
to make an assault on the little rebel bands. The
B'-<v»-rr,in<r,t Iwliev. General de Castro says, that
C«wral Aiban. with his tore* and the 000 m»n sent
to take r»loii. and n«« on board the General
nnzon at Colon, will be anl«; t<» break up and 4»
<ni« S raL«s those «mall bands.
. « orisul General •]. Brigard said that he di.i not
™ '• v..: the statement made *ome time ■'• ■ by T'r
•R*«tr«*>. tha hfead <»f the Liberal .'unlit in this
,*nv. that the Free. Masons in Ibe United stated
were supporting Uribe Uribe, who is second in
command of the rebel forces. He also denied the
statement made by Ravel Prez. Dr. Restrepo's sec
retary, that the reason for the existing war In
Colombia was that rive thousand friars who had
been driven from the Philippines by the United
States had gone to Colombia, and tried to run
things as they saw fit. The consul general said
that, instead of five thousand friars going from the
Philippines to Colombia, only three had arrived
No news was received at the office of the Panama
Railroad Company yesterday, and the expected
steamer from Colon, the Allianca. did not arrive
A dispatch said to be from the Liberal general.
Domingo Diaz, reporting his arrival in Colon, was
received by Dr. Restrepo, a member of the Liberal
Junta in this city.
coxDn inxs i\ south ifrica.
Durban. Nov. 36. -The Outlaader committee
has issued a report of their interview with
Lord Alfred Miner, Governor of th- Transvaal
and British High Commissioner In South Africa.
This report asserts that in this interview Lord
Ifflner said that compensation to British sub
jects on a general scale, would be impossible;
the amount 1 uired would be so enormous that
the idea could noi I •• entertained.
With regard to the war debi the report says
Lord Milner expressed his belief that the British
Government wmM not lay a heavy burden on
the Transvaal
Sofia. Bulgaria. Nov. — The brigands are
determined to wait until the disappearance of
the snow permits them freedom of movements
before resuming negotiations for the release of
Miss Ellen M. Stone, the American missionary,
and lltne. Tf-ilka, her companion.
The impression which prevails among the best
informed persons here i- that Mr. Dickinson's
departure for Constantinople increases the dif
ficulty of gaining the confidence of the brigands
and expediting settlement of the ransom queo
Washington, Nov. .-■ -Mr. Lelsnm •, United
States Minister to Turkey. ••• lied at the .State De
partment to-day before returning to his post.
having been on'lea/e <-f absence in this country.
\s he returns to Turkey at ii! Interesting and
Critical stage, owing to th. pendency ol Miss
Stone's case it was necessary for the department
to give him fresh Instructions.
Wilmington, Del., Nov. 26.— John T. Hayden.
th" missing secretary and treasurer of the New-
Fork branch of Swift & Co., the provision
dealers, was arrested at the bar of the Practical
Farmer, a road hot--] on th Philadelphia Turn
pike, shortly after noon to-day by Police Cap
tnin Thomas Kane of this city, on information
received from Captain Titus. of New-York.
Elavdeo came to this city directly from New-
York last September, and registered at the Cen
tral Hotel, only two blocks from the police Fta
ticn. as Charles Ryan. He remained there till
two weeks ago. when be went to the Practical
Fanner to rest, he said. One day It* started
with hounds on a gunning trip, but fell from a
rail fence and was severely injured. He was
ju.-t able to gel about when arrested. This
morning he went into the barroom, and, seeing
Captain Kane standing there, asked him to
have a drink- He was then arrested.
William H. Kinsler, a New- York detective, ar
rived here this evening, and after a preliminary
bearing in the City Court to-morrow morning,
will leave here for New- York with his prisoner.
Hayden expressed himself as willing to go with
out' any requisition papers.
Since his arrival in this city Hayden has.
without any fear of detectives, visited the
amusement resorts and made many acquaint
Ha.vl.-ti. it Is alleged, drew a check to his
own order for $10,300. which he deposited in
the Gansevoort Bank. He afterward drew out
the money and left the city. After his disap
pearance a warrant was sworn out charging
Havden with the embezzlement of ; (hki. Thtr
total shortage is alleged to be about $20,000.
Le Pa*. Bolivia. Nov. The Peruvian Minister.
BeAor Oama. and the Bolivian Minister of Foreign
Affairs have signed a. protocol, submitting to arbi
tration the pending questions between their re
spective countries.
Berli'i Nov. W.— The Bundesrath to-day adopted
the na'vv estimates for 1902. aggregating ».•».«»
marks, which is 3.400.000 marks less than the budget
committee's estimates.
A book of diners In the restaurant of John
Kempton, at No. 337 Fifth-aye.. Brooklyn, were
shocked last night by witnessing a despondent
man swallow the contents of a bottle of carbolic
acid and writhe iv agony on the floor until he
died The young man was Bertram Savage,
twenty-three year? old. of No. *;<; Sixth-aye
A, his homo li was said that he had Quarrelled
with his sister over some family matters.
«-,.M,k Jo:— Portsmoatt Ah -&****> •< j' 1^
. . ; ust.. New \\>rU dty.-<A4vt.
Tho r^.-il «.?t?te iiip-i are out punninp for.Rich
ard Crokcr and ePter F. Meyer, cit: auctioneer.
Mr. Croker's partner. A movement ha*" been
si irted among them to rent-.' Mr. Meyer as
city auctioneer r>\ prevailing upon Controller
Grout to appoint another man, and then follow
this up with the removal of the auction rooms
from the basement of No. 111 Broadway to
better and more airy quarters.
The removal of th.-> auction rooms to another
spot cannot be accomplished without an order
signed by a majority of th<> Supreme Court
justices. Although three anti-Tamany justices
were elected at the last election, a majority ot
the justices are believed to be favorably dis
posed toward Mr. Croker and Mr. Meyer. The
real estate men interested In a change of the
auction rooms will depend on simple reasons
and circumstances to convince the justices that
a better place should he selected for the city's
business. The Auctioneers' Association and the
Real Estate Board of Brokers are understood
to favor ;i'i early removal from the present situ
ation, on account of the bad air and incon
veniences daily encountered there.
The removal of the city auction rooms would
be a distinct blow ;it Richard Croker. and the
real estate men Interested in the change do not
try to conceal their intentions. They consider
that Mr. Meyer has had a monopoly of court
oider sales long enough, and they are said to be
in favor of opening a real estate exchange as
soon as a new exchange can be organized. 1"'
present auction rooms are rented from year to
year from the Trinity Church corporation, which
will no, grant a longei lease. It »» said that
none of the tenants in the Trinity Buildins now
have a Lease running for more than a year, on
account of the Intention of the managers ol tne
Trinity Church corporation to build • large
office building on th< site of No. ill ay an early
day Some of the real .-stale men have sounaea
Henry Morgenthau on th« feasibility ol having,
fn exchange room in No. 110 Broadway a^ soon
as a new building takes the pi I the o-a
Boreel Building. . f
In connection with the proposed removal m
the auction rooms, there were Beveral Interest
ing reports in circulation >—t.Tua>. It was
said that Richard Croker was rapidly dls
of his real estate in this city, and thai a numbe
of Tammany heads of departments were ton™'
Ine his example, it was further said thai air.
C^ker was able to dispose oi his holdings with
out attracting attention by reason of th
that mosi of his parcels have been held •>> '-r
,™i Wends "Larry" Delmour and one or two
mcl dose to Prtsideni F Itnei In th t«n De
pTrtmeS are menti ned „- holders of «
reality. It Is believed by many that bj tl
of the sreai Mr. Croker will have sold all ol his
?eal IsTate in ihe city, and that hte "ext vtelt
to England will be three timea as long •< anj
that he has ever made.
DOWS AND Si i:ni:i:v ARE
Huge red cards announcing a children's per
formance In aid at a children* home, wort- dis
tribute! in the neighborhood of West Ono-hun
dredth-st. la*t week for an entertainment to
take place in Colonial Ball. dred-and-
Orst-st. and Columbus-aye:. yesterday after
noon. Part of the price of admission was a po
tato and twelve hundred children, each with a
potato went there yesterday, fired the potatoes
at the management, called the show a "fake,
and broke windows and chandeliers, till the po
lice routed them and arrested th* proprietor.
OHcar B. Stetle. forty three years old, of Bos
ton a theatrical agent, giving his New-AorK
address as No. 11!. East Sixteenth-si He was
charged with givins ■■ performance without a
theatrical license, and obtaining money under
false pretend 5
Tte ,-,.! cards were eagerly read by the hun
tin-d'v- of school children, who round the prices
of admission advert l a follows Scholars
admission. 7 cents and a potato; parents ad
miSßlon 13 cents and a potato." The adver
tisement stated that the potatoes were to KO to
the ■'ChHdren's Home." Steel, could not tell
lust what that place was.
" Th- hall holds about four hundred persons
S1 ..-:., «as apvalled. when the time for th. per
rormance rame. to see twelve hundred nfa
boys and girls, come to th* hal- wme with thrti
, ;Hl ent S and everj on« tl s potato In hi
' Whentl, rh«ldren gni into the hall the, m
gan to clamor for the presents which, accord
in-' to the rtl • ment, they were to receive.
„"„ had ). •-.. told to keep hi. potato till he
eo?,d drop II in n barrel for the "Children-s
pom-- Then rame the first trouble, The pres-
SS^ere feen out! and everyon, got *tel
looked like a lead ring
To quiet the ' shouts which arose the manager
rang up the curtain. There were three perform
ers, the manag r We wife and an assistant
The children shouted that the show was no gooa
and some one threw a potato. In a minute po;
, Ltoeß were Bylng in every direction. Th« stage
and curtain were pelted and window after win
dow was broken. Each crash seemed to delighi
th < children, who would shriek with laughter
%% d nXy^d he could give a better show than
„„ one Steele gave He climbed on an electric
light chandelier and be -an to swing on«. .The
chandelier broke with his weight and th.- chil
dren renewed the shower of potatoes.
The manager begged for order and a boy
threw a potato at Steel, which hit him in the
cy Thuln- n. the proprietor of the hall sent for
the Dolice Captain Schmittberger and foui os
tectives went to the hall. The children had
taken un the cry. "We want our money back,
and "t" •I- 1 " wife began to give them back their
money. They let the potatoes go.
Captain Schmittberger questioned Steele. Me
found that Steele had no license to give &_ Per
formance and that he could not apswei ques
tions about the "Children's Home" satisfacto
rily The manager was arrested and the cnn
dren cheered Captain Schmittberger.
The captain then sent for the reserves of the
station and twelve men went to the balL Tne>
formed the children in line and sent them to
Indian file to the street. Some still clutched po-
a steeie said he had been In business ten years
as V theatrical agent and did not know he need
ed a license. He said he gave a performance
last week in Harlem and was to give another on
Thanksgiving Day. Mrs. Steel* tied the pen
nies left by the children in two handkerchiefs
.Mid went away.
T\K-n OUT A. tarn POL.ICT.
Mrs. Hannah Tunison. a nurse, fifty-two years
old, of No. 284 Central-aye.. Brooklyn, fell <l?a d
yesterday in an insurance office, where she had
gone to see about taking out a life policy. It
was the office of the Metropolitan Life Insur
ance Company, No. ' ;; " Broadway. Brooklyn.
For some time Mrs. Tunison had not been feel
in well, and her friends had advised her to get
an insurance policy. Yesterday she decided to
do so She had hardly seated , herself la the
office and had not given her name before she
fell to the floor. She died before medical at
tention arrived. For several hours the body was
not identified.
Since Mr. Tesla's purchase of land at War
dencliffe. Long Island, for a wireless telegraph
station last summer, much progress has been
made with his preparations. It is his intention
not only to send messages from that point, but
also to have a suitable, laboratory for experi
mental work and a factory for the manufacture
Of instruments After the system is once in
operation, of course, it will be desirable to sup
ply the requisite apparatus for equipping other
stations. This, in the main, will be made at Mr.
Tesla's own shops
In designing the plant, therefore, both the
needs of the future factory and laboratory, as
well ms the operation of the Wardencliffe tele
graph st;ii ion. have been kept in view. The
principal building; in which power will be devel
oped, has now been practically completed, and
Steam boilers and engines are on the spot, be
in:; installed as fa^t a_« possible. Owing to a
variety of unforeseen causes, vexatious delays
have been experienced. These have greatly tried
Mr. Testa's patience, although he takes such
annoyances philosophically. For the operation
of the Instruments at the station he estimates
that a hundred horsepower will be sufficient.
To a novice this amount may seem excessive,
but it must be remembered that. Mr. Tesla ex
pects to make his impulses felt at a distance of
thousands of miles. Hence to his own mind
'his appears like a modest provision, though it
has been adopted after elaborate calculation
and experiment. It should be added that in
■ irder to admit of occasional change from one
boiler and engine to an. >liei, this i;art of the
plant will be duplicated at the outset
The electrical machinery which Is to be set
up at Wardenolifte has not yet arrived, but will
b« put in place as soon a<? delivered. The
dynamo can be made by outsiders. One very
Important instrument, known as a Tesla coil,
or transformer, will be built in part by the
Inventor himself, and this will embody a
number of recent Improvements. All of the
apparatus here mentioned will be installed at
the surface of the earth.
Another feature of the Wardencliffe equip
ment will be a tower r><> feel high. At the pres
ent time the foundations are being laid, in the
mean time the tower Is being constructed In
separate sections, away from the site on which
is eventually to rise, n is hoped that within
r ;oiir weeks the erection of that gtruct
ur. maj be begun. It should then v.« ahead
rapidly, although another month may possibly
elapse before Its completion. In view of the
many delays already encountered. Mr. Tesla is
'x dingly cautious about making predictions,
ev< i to himself. He also prefers not to go mt.>
d. tails about the tower, although to some ex
tent Its function is Indicated in his patents.
It ,i certain mathematical relation be
tween the length of an upright conductor con
n< •• ■! with the apparatus for developing Hertz
waves and the length of the waves them*
pj . ... r , , gome o! the electriclana •ho
engaged In 'ins .lass of work have utilized an
upright coadui tor for obtaining a storage of
energy, or ••capacity."
Mr. Tesla y .-t'.-rda - described the operation
<vf telegraphy Itself \n • imething ilke these
terms: "The current which I wIU use will
mating type. Tl - which
that form will be stored in a
. ■ ndenser, l>ut after Its discbarge therefrom the
,i v ol the vibrations will be magnified
ten thousand times. Th.— vibrations will be of
the kin.! best calculated for transmission
through the earth, which is my real conductor,
nergy thus developed will diffuse itself in
all direction bui will tend to spread ovei the
earth's surfai c, penetrating to a depth of four or
five feet. Al the receiving station I will pro
vide means for magnifying the fore- of the In
coming, but much weakened, vibrations a quar
ter of ■> '■ n times."
When .i ■' aboul bJa arrangera nts for hav
ing hi.- first few messages received al oni other
place, Mi. Tesla preferred not to go into par
ticulars, although he says thai he has practi
cally perfected his plans. The suggestion hav
ing been made to him that perhaps the Kiffel
Tower might serve his purpose, he laughed and
shook Ins head. He Intimated that there were
much better places. Although a tower is used
>it his transmitting station, the apparatus is
really at the surface of the earth. In like man
ner the vibrations, after a long journej throuKh
the crust of the globe, would probably be more
perceptible al sea level than at an elevation.
Warden, mfc is on the north shore of Long
Island, eight or nine milea beyond Port Jeffer
son and sixty-five oi sixty-sis from Brooklyn.
A branch of the Long Island Railway extends
through It to Wading River. There is a station
;.t Wardencliffe.
BRin 1 yds sit /r coy i rv7
London. Nov. 2t>.-Costakl Anthopulo Pacha, the
Turkish Ambassador to Gnat Britain, has given
out the Porte's explanation of the seizure of an
Armenian convent in the neighborhood of Mush
hv Armenian revolutionists, ;<n'-< the subsequent
surrounding of the convent by Turkish troops.
The Ambassador says that bandits have been rav
aging the country and extorting money and goods
from the Armenian population; murdering those
who refused to comply with their demands. These
bandit* brought about sixt] women and children as
prisoners to th« convent, and Andramik. the leader
of the bandits, tried to obtain money by threats
from th- Armenians of Mush Thereupon In order
„ , ro „ .. the women and children, the imperial
troops m *Tu^ktehOorw»raS were killed. Brit
- ' )T'h 'oVr'-t attitude Of the Turkish
Turkish troops were then withdrawn.
Berlin Nov There was a full attendance of
members and spectators at theVeas^bUng of the
Reichstag to-day. The President. Count yon BaUe
strem in ">enin R the proceedings, eulogised the
memory of the "B«ver-to-be-forsotten mother of
our beloved Emperor, and widow of our hero Era
''The President mentioned the fact that he had
sent the condolences of the Reichstag to the United
States on the occasion of the death of President
McKinley. having the matter in hand ■ has
The emmittee having the matter m hand toa
decided that the. debate on the tariff bill is to begin
on December 'I-
Copies of the tariff bill were deposited in the
Reichstap yesterday for the use of the. members,
but the discussion Of the bill will not be in until
the date decided on by the committee.
Another version of the Emperor's remarks in ad
dressing the naval recruits at Kiel quotes him as
You must not think to yourselves. It is jl wry
easy for the Emperor to command, but the soldiers
have the difficult duty to perform. I. too. have
taken my soldier oath like yourselves and I must
perform my duty like yourselves, each in his place.
London. Nov. 26.— The annual conference of the
National Union of Conservative Associations, in
session at Wolverhamptoh to-day, unanimously
passed a resolution favoring the introduction of a
measure in Parliament to "abolish the injustice
occasioned by the over-representation of Ireland.
Potent as ever — the Standard < oujrh Cure —
' > ;.-:•>,: JAVNE EXPECTORANT.— CAdvt.
John Kane, forty years old, a professional
burglar, horse thief and mail robber, lies fatally
injured, it is believed, in the New-Rochelle Hos
pital, with a bullet hole in his right side, re
ceived while trying to f>4^pf from two officers
who wanted him for numerous burglaries and
thefts. Kane declares he owes his downfall to a
team of oxen which he stole in Greenwich, and
which proved a hoodoo.
Karly yesterday morning, Kane stole the oxen
from the farm of John Vorhis. between East
Port Chester and Greenwich, and drove them
to New-RoeheHe. where he hid them in a barn
on th» Lindsey estate, in Main-Ft., while, he went
to the different butcher? and tried to find a pur
chaser. Deputy Sheriff Pitzroy traced Vorhis
to New-Ro. helie, and then lost the trail. Po
liceman Edward Heaven, of the New-RocheHe
force, who had been detailed by Sergeant Cody
to aid th> deputy sheriff, found the stolen oxen
in the barn, and at .". o'clock he and Fitzroy hid
beside the oxen and waited for the thi^f to re
turn. Several hours later Kane returned to
the barn and the officers pounced upon him.
"Hold up your hands or t* II shoot:" command
ed one of th- officers.
"Shoot and be hanged 7' exclaimed the thief.
as he made a move to gel his revolver and
then started across the lot at breakneck speed.
Both officers nr.-d several times, and all of the
bullets went wild, except one, which entered his
r.tfht side and passed through his liver. H-
w;ts conveyed in the patrol wagon to the New-
Rocbelle Hospital, where Drs. Beyla and Bren
nan operated on him and succeded in removing
the bullet
Kane said to an officer at the hospital: "I am
the black sheep of a well known family of
Greenwich. Th- oxen proved a regular hoodoo
to me, because if I had taken a horse instead of
th-m I would never have been caught."
Kane's father is one of the oldest residents of
Greenwich. For many years be was bead gar
dener for EL C. Benedict, at Indian Harbor.
Kane, when taken into custody, wore two
suits nf clothes, and when the pockets were
searched Deputy Sheriff Fltxroy found a large
number of pawn tickets for silverware and sev
eral articles stolen ii ; t summer from Green
wich and Sound Beach.
Detective John Dillon, of the Thirty-eighth
Precinct, who happened to be in Pfew-Rochelle,
identified Kan. as a professional "crook" whose
picture i? ;:: the !{• ■•-ru ••. Gallery.
Deputy Sheriff Pitzroy s&ys Kan. baa served
several terms in Connects ul prisons foi r tb
bing mail bags and stealing horses. F1 is be
li. ved that h< has been th<- leader of a cans: of
horse thieves that has stolen scores of horses
in West Chester County and Connecticut.
r.Y TBLEfiFAFH I"0 THE rnitnvF I
Albany. Nov. 2ft. — The case of Captain Thomas
J. Diamond of the Fifteenth Precinct, New-
York T'oii. »■ Department, who is accus.
r>. gleet of doty n Failing to suppress disorderly
hi uses In big territory, :s now with the Jury,
which retired late this afternoon and will report
at 9 o'clock to-morrow mprntag to Justice Her
:■;. k in the Supreme Court.
At li O'j«"k to Wight: th* 'ury having r'.irl-d
to reacn an Mtreement, iustice Herrick vent
!. ; the courtroom and order, d the Jurymen locked
up for rh>- liirht.
It had been thought up to this afternooa that
the submission o; evidence might continue the
remainder of the week, and District Attorney
Phflbin, of New-York, had gathered here twen
ty-five witnesses from New-York, beaded by
Deputi Commissionei Devery, and including
i;..,-^- Bissert, the ex-wardman ol the Fifteenth
Precinct, who was convicted of extortion. The
lawyer?; for the defence, after bearing the cvi
.;. . o f i he prosecution derided not to call any
witnesses. Sine- District Attorney FhUbin had
Int. n'< d to use the testimony ol Devery, Bissert
.:nd the other witnesses from Sew-Tork, in
rebut'n' of any offered by witnesses for Cap
tain Diamond, ihi> decision of the defence
, , ...,i him to change hia plans, and none ol
these persons were summoned to the stand.
The case, therefore, went to the jury n n evi
dence submitted solely by the prosecution and
ofl the argument of Assistant. District Attorney
Osborne. ol New-York, foi the prosecution and
ex-Judge .1 Rl ler Cady of Hudson, tor the de
fence after Justice Herrick had denied a motion
by Judge Cady to .lismiss tho ens- for lack of
,r. of Th" District Attorney's office of New-
York was represented by Mr. Phllnin and As
sistant District Attorney* Osborne and Gans,
while Captain Diamond hid as his lawyers ex-
Judgi Cady, Prederiek B. Bouse and H. C
H- nderson
At the resumption of the trial this morning
Justice Herrick. at the request of the defence,
excluded from the room all the witnesses except
the one testifying. Deputy Commissioner Dev
ery. Bissert and others were compelled to retire.
The weekly reports made by Captain Diamond
on the condition of his precinct from October 8,
1000. to July 1. 1901. were offered in evidence.
They did not show that No. 27 Stuyvesant-st.
was a house of questionable eharacaer until
June' 10, 1901.
T,ena Schmidt was recalled. She s .<id thai she
knew Policeman Livingston, of the Fifteenth
Precinct, for two years prior to June •_', 1901,
and Policeman Penz for one year prior to that
date. She swore that she put a red liirht in
her hall and red curtains on the windows of the
front door after October 1. r.t»M>. and the Jisht
was kept burning for four months.
Judge Cady In bis argument to the jury said
.hai Captain Diamond had been in command ol
a precinct ihat has a population <>f over one
hundred and iiftv thousand. He bad people of
all classes in his precinct and could not be ex
pected to kn *>v everything about it. He con
tended that Captain Diamond suppressed Lena
Schmidt's house, the only charge being that he
did not suppress it soon enough. Judge Cady
said that if public officers wore to be held re
sponsible -md sent to prison because they did
not deem it wise to act hastily, then the public
st rvlce would suffer.
Assistant District Attorney Osborne said the
prosecution had shown th.it a disorderly house
had been run by Lena Schmidt at No. 27 Stuy
vesant-st. It had also h«-en shown, he said, that
the officers of Diamond's command knew the
character of the place and th-a> Captain Dia
mond had not done his duty, as he could have
closed the house at once and without having
k-'pt men in front of jt for six months.
St. Petersburg. Nov. — The impression pre
vails here that the real objective point of the
Marquis Ito. the Japanese statesman, whose ar
rival' here occurred last nijjht, when he left
Japan was St. Petersburg. It is believed that
Japan is more disposed to cultivate Russian
friendship, or, at least, seek an understanding
with Russia since it became apparent that Great
Britain was unable or not disposed to support
Japan if the latter intended to oppose Russian
Bridgeport. Conn.. Nov. X (Special).— The Wilmot
i Hobba Manufacturing Company, owner ■>£ the
largest rolling mill in this State, has been absorbed
by the American Tube and Stamping Company.
Interested In the sale »re . Edwin l.ans.ioii. presi
dent of the Central National Bank of Ncw--\t»rk,
and Henry W. Nutt. formerly assistant general
sales agent of the American Steel Hoop Company.
Washington, Nov. 26.— There is good reason
for believing that in his annual message to Con
gress the President will recommend a substan
tial reduction in the duty on raw sugar coming
from the Philippines and Cuba. If he were to
listen to the advice of some people, he would
recommend the abolition of that duty altogether.
He is not 'prepared, however, to ko so far as
In opposition to any and every change in the
present sugar schedule 'here have gathered in
Washington the representatives of a number of
interests who are prepared to ply Congress with
arguments to show that the government Is un
der obligations to maintain the status quo at
any cost, and in defiance of all considerations
of policy. Rood morals of common sense. At the
head of this opposition la the President's poltcy
stands one of the Oxnar«'=, who. with his broth
ers, is interested in the manufacture in this
country of beet root sugar. Judging from the
fact that he has taken ■ large house this'win
ter, admirably adapted for entertaining. it Is
evident that he thinks he win have something
of a fight on his hands at Ike coming session.
Here are th- interests which may be conviderci
to have pooled their issue?:
— Th- beet root sag** manufacturers of
the West.
Second— The cane sue::- growers of Louisiana.
Third- The sugar produeeVs of Hawaii.
Fourth— The sugar producers of Porto Rico.
The entire consumption of sugar in the Knited
Slates for the present year in estimated at
■_•::< at. r,.sr. tons. Of this amount the four inter
ests just cited will furnish, at a very lioeral
S t-^rirr.at~, about one million tons, as follows:
I Ton?.
Domestic Iw-et ro<.t snsar ■•■■ 3>rtn»
r.^iMiina cane msar :.-,.,„,,
H.-...-..,, ifreenwar) fg"2»
| iV-rto rik-o ifr--e susar» ■
i To . a i I.f»X>.t»Jt>
I ' - . „ .
; The amount of sugar on which duty is paid i?.
! therefore. I^SOV9BS tons. The average duty col
i lecte'd on a ton Of raw i-ugar. varying accord
i ing to the quality of the sugar and the prices
i ruling in the market whence it is shipped, is
| about £"«;. The revenue, therefore, derived by
the government from sugar is approximately
$45,951.0t50. If it be true that the price to the
consumer is increased to the extent of the duty.
, as there seems reason to belie\e it is in this
case, then the people of this country are paying
5.54.051 .050 more for their sugar than they would
; if sugar were free. Or. to put it differently, it
costs the people nearly $85,000,000 to get le?s
than $00.©00.000 into the Treasury.
The magnitude of the stakes for which Mr.
Onard and his friends are playing can be
ganged by a glance at the following table, which,
| is computed on the basis of an average duty of
.<:;•; a ton.
Tons. Prorectton.
Dom* rt jc b. *t root -v.:-::::::: M£*W «-*&«*»
rurro Rican planter* 150.600 .".»<»,«-■"'>
T o tal 3 ;.,.... ...
Here, then, is a tidy little pile of ."<3»j,«XiO.€HA>
to be defended, and here are some of the argu
ments which will be used in the defence:
First— Th- beet root susrar industry is. iike
any other, entitled to protection. So are the
planters of Louisiana.
Second— lf left in the enjoyment of protection,
the beet root sugar industry will grow. and,
together with the sugar produced in Louisiana.
will before long be able to supply the demands
of th. home market.
Thir6V-It will then have made the United
States," 1 so far as its -i.-- supply is concerned.
independent of the rest of the world.
Fourth — It furnishes •■ i-tew crop to the farm
er, and. therefore, a new source of income to
While the fierurrs already given might well
be left to speak for themselves, it may not ba
unir:terej.t ; r:C. perhaps, fo note some of the ar
guments which v.i!l be made in defence of th»»
administration's positior:. There to. to begin
v.-ith. the question of free sugar. Is or is not
the cry of free sugar a violation of Republican
doctrine? Is the demand for lowering the du
ties on sue;:-. indeed, irreconcilable with an ad
herence to the principles of protection? It
seems lew strange that such a question ahaani
be asked at this time than thai it should b-~
asked at all Men's political memories are prc
verbially trearherou?, and in this instance they
seem doubly so. Not more than a dozens years
ago the Republican shibboleth was a fr?°
breakfast :ab!e for the American workingman."
and in response to that demand th- McKinlev
bill made sugar free. The Democratic party
restored th* duty. and. the Dingley bill contin
ued it. not because its author thought a ■•<•
publican doctrine was involved in taxing th«>
workingman's breakfast, but because the Demo
cratic party had demonstrated that, while it
could pull down and destroy almost anything
under the sun not already dead, it could creat*
one thing to perfection, to wit. a deficit. And
it was to wipe out this deficit that th- ■<•"><»."»»
0!'.«> tax on sugar was retained. To say. there
fore, that the abolition of the sugar duty is a
violation Of Republican principles, or that a
modification in th.- schedules at present in force
is an abandonment of the doctrine of protection.
is, in the opinion of those who share the gov
ernment's views, to ignore the records of th»
There is. however, a more important feature
of this whole question which appeals to the
judgment of those in touch with the adminis
tration in its efforts to secure a greater degree
of reciprocity with Cuba and the Philippines.
It is thought that a substantial encouragement
of the sugar industry would more promptly
put an end to the rebellion in Southern Luzon
and Cebu than the use of Gatlings and bayon
ets. While this may be an exaggerated view,
possibly, to take of the effect which free sugar
would have on the disorderly elements in the
Philippines, there cannot be the slightest doubt
in the minds of even the most conservative
judges that a concession on sugar would start
sugar plantations going once more all over
the islands • and divert the attention of th«
natives from bushwhacking to more peaceful
and profitable pursuits. As merely an economi
cal proposition, therefore, involving, possibly, a
reduction in the army maintained now at an
initial expense of -<I.O"X> a man. or about $sft-
I*lo.ooo for the whole, the question of readjust
ing the sugar schedules with a view to hasten
ing pacification seems to the administration
worthy of the consideration of Congress.
Nor are the financial aspects of this question,
in their immediate effect on the political future
of the islands, the only considerations deterroin-

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