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NO HASTE FOR CANAL MORGAN'S EFFORTS LIKELY TO BE FRUITLESS. fenate not to be forced tnto leg islation WHICH MIGHT BE DISASTROUS. fBT TELEGRAPH TO TEE TRIBUNE. 1 . Washington. Jan. 12.— Following the line of policy thrt characterized his course at the meet j Ing yesterday of the Committee on Interoceanic , Canals Senator Morgan will make desperate effort* this week to force the Senate to an Im mediate consideration of the canal question. It is not believed, however, that he will be able to etamp«ie the Senate as easily as his chief tenant, Mr. Hepburn, of lowa, stampeded the House last week. It is said to be Senator Mor gan's intention to move the substitution of the . Hepburn Nicaraguan bill as soon as that meas ure Is reported to the Senate for the Morgan bill, which occupies the first place on the Senate calendar. He alleges that he has enough votes promised to carry his motion, and thus precipi tate the canal question upon the Senate at a much earlier date than the leaders of that body are prepared to give to it their consideration. MORGAN'S HASTE UNWARRANTED. It Is warded as not at all probable, though, that Senator Morgan can in this way rush the Senate'^ his liking. On the contrary, there is excellent reason to believe that if he does try to pursue this unusual course the Senate will flatly refuse that recognition to the Hepburn bill which the Alabamian so imperiously de mands. It is rare, Indeed, that a measure of such far reaching importance does not take the regular course in the upper house of Congress, the first step of which is its reference to an ap propriate committee. This means that the Hep burn bill will have to go to the Committee on Interocearlc Canals whenever it Is reported from the House. It may be reported to-mor row, and certainly it will not reach the Senate later than Wednesday. Then the real troubles of the impatient advocates of the Nicaragua route will begin. SENATE NOT TO BE HURRIED. It grows more e\ld*nt with each development that the programme of caution and deliberation heretofore outlined in these dispatches will be followed. While it is not an assured fact that the interoceanic canal committee is more fa vorable to the Panama route than to the Nica ragua route, still it can be depended upon that the French proposition will receive much more earnest tnd courteous consideration than was given to it by Senator Morgan yesterday. It is known, for example, that a majority of the com mittee is open minded on the French proposi tion, and determined to open the whole canal question for the further enlightenment of the Senate before taking final action. All the Republican members of the committee except Senator Hawlev. of Connecticut, and Sen ator Platt, of New- fork, recently have expressed themselves in this was*. Senator Hawley Is a firm supporter of Senator Morgan, while Senator Platfs attitude is not yet known. Of the other Republican members Messrs. Hanna, Mitchell, Pritchard, Kittredge and Millard are known to favor the greatest possible deliberation. Among the minority members of the committee Mes?rs. Turner and Cuiberson also are known to be opposed to the precipitate haste with which Sen ator Morgan would treat the subject. This statement does not imply that any one of these Senators Is persorally opposed to the Nicaragua route, although two or three of them have ex pressed a preference fcr other routes, Senator Hanna even going so far as to declare himself more favorable to th» Isthmus of Darien route than any othe:. VIEWS OF SENATE LEADER. With this obvious division in the committee, however, it is plain that in spite or the Insist ence of Senator Morgan the Senate will take Its own time and pursue Its own methods in disposing of the canal question. A Senate leader said to-night on this subject: Much as I respect Morgan, he must be made to understand that he ran::ot frighten or bull doze the Senate as Hepburn did the House. Why, even 60 determined and hard headed a man as Aldrich does not try to run over every body in the Finance Committee as Morgan does In his committee. But if by some chance Mor gan should force a favorable- report on the Hep burn bill At an early date, he will find that the Senate is not to be stampeded, and that we will take all the time this tremendous Bubject re quire? for debate before we pass it. Senator Morgan's treatment yesterday of the French representative* of the Panama Canal Company, whom he had before his committee, le rather severely criticised by members of the Senate. They declare that if all reports are true he was discourteous alike to M. Edouard Lampre. secretary' of the company, who came here duly empowered to negotiate the sale of the Panama property and franchises, and to M. Boeufve. Chancellor of the French Embassy, who Is assisting M. Lampre: In the negotiations by epe-ial permission of Ambassador Cambon. t is also asserted that Senator Morgan's con tention that the French corporation cannot «nak" a -lear title to Its interest In the Panama enterprise is wrong. The ground taken by Senator Morgan on this point Is that under the French laws the officers of a corporation sannot dispose of the corporations rights and Property. THE OFFER FROM PANAMA. It Is stated by persons acquainted with the corporation laws of France that they differ in no manner from the corporation laws of the United States in the matter of transferring cor poration property. That Is to say, it is as sumed that the 500,000 French shareholders of the Panama Canal Company have voted in the regular way upon the proposition to sell out to he United States, and have In due form author teed their officers or agents to act for them. This Is the method pursued under the corpora tion laws of the various States of this country «"hen any important action is to be taken by a corporation at interest. . Senator Morgan asserts out of hand that the French shareholders have not been properly consulted on the proposition, and that therefore « the United States should agree to buy the *£!&£. company endless claims and lawsuits °uid follow the transaction, which might ventually lead to serious trouble between this country an d France. He Is not supported in ms radical view of the case by any member of ivt wiate who has given to the subject careful fought since the French proposition was made •a earnest. In brief, the Senate has not yet begun its dis •»<>n of the canal question, and until that «ti.,n is brought before the Senate strictly ay a its merits it would be hazardous to make •r>»ii v . c prediction as to the action which Sen? TlllT 111 be taken - It still is generally be- Wvi" °? wever . in th" best informed circles in .""•ington, that no definite or final action will °* taken at this session. — ' — ' * iS w Ueh< ° r & Co - are b e"eyed to be Scotch^. h . o ( Were . blenders and exporters of In it th« * W«W«i in the world. their stock In bond *Clion rrcperia! ™° I?*" 1 amounting >» over three •*J5 b ■" '''■•'• al ;'soie n Ag eni for the U. S.-AdvC • •*■ Nicholas, Sole Agent for the U. 8.-AdvU PLATT STILL IN FIELD. SENATOR NOW WANTS TO KEEP PLACE IN CONGRESS. [BY TELECRAPH TO IRE TRIBUNE.] Washington, Jan. 12.— Senator Platt, of New- York, announced positively to-night that he had rescinded his former intention not again to run for the Senate, and wants it known that he will be a candidate for re-election at the hands of the next legislature. Senator Platt makes this announcement In emphatic terms and an earnest spirit. His friends here dr. not believe he will have any opposition, and that he will be re nominated by the party caucus unanimously and that he will receive the full Republican vote of the next legislature. WORK IN SENA IE AND HOUSE. CANAL, PHILIPPINE AND SHIP BILLS MAY BE REPORTED THIS WEEK. Washington, Jan. 12— The Senate is still without a definite plan of action, and the indica tions are that the present week will witness a greater display of activity in the committee rooms than in the Senate chamber. There are few matters of importance on the calendar, but enough to engage attention for a few hours each day until Thursday, when the Senate prob ably will adjourn for the week. Among the measures which there will be an effort made to get out of committee during the week are the Nicaragua Canal bill, the Philip pine Tariff bill and the Ship Subsidy bill. The indications are that the Nicaragua bill will be reported practically as It passed the House, and that the shipping bill will not be materially amended, but the Republican leaders have prac tically decided to make a material reduction of the tariff on Philippine imports. It is not probable that discussion of either of these questions will begin for some time. The utmost that is to be expected in that direction is a preliminary arrangement fur consideration. Which of the measures shall receive first atten tion Is not yet determined, and considerable ri valry is likely to develop for precedence. All of the three measures will be debated when taken up in the Senate. PLANS IN THE HOUSE. The really Important work of the House of Representatives, aside from the Nicaragua Ca nal bill. Is still in the committee stage, so that there is little of Importance to be considered In the coming week. Monday will be given to bills affecting the District of Columbia. After that the Pension Appropriation bill will be passed. Although this measure carries about $139,000,000, It follows the department esti mates and does not Involve any serious issues, so that after a brief explanation its passage usually follows promptly. The Ways and Means Committee has a few minor bills on the calendar for the redemption of revenue stamps made worthless by the repeal of certain features of the War Revenue act. With the disposal of thepe hills there will be little to engage the attention of the House, and there promise to be several periods of ad journment, in which time the committees will perfect the larger measures to be brought be fore the House. The chief interest of the week will centre In the hearings on Cuban reciprocity, to begin At 10 o'clock on Wednesday morning before the Ways and Means Committee. The hearings will continue for several days, and it Is expected that General Wood and others prominent In Cuban affairs, as well as the interest opposed to reciprocity, will address the committee. SAYS PANAMA CANAL IS A BARGAIN. FRENCH CONSUL TO ST. JOHNS A PASSEN GER ON LA GASCOGNE IN STORMY VOYAGE. The steamship La Gascogne. of the French Line, arrived yesterday afternoon with forty-eight cabin and 318 steerage passengers. The ship met strong gales from the northwest to the southwest, accom panied by heavy westerly seas, lasting from Janu ary 4 to 9. After that thft wind shifted north to east. Among the passengers was Rlballler dcs Isles, the French consul to St. John's, Newfound land. M. Rlballler said of the Panama Canal situa tion that the United State? would be getting a bargain if the price of .«»o,onO,<W» was accepted Some of the other passr-r.pers were Francois Bentz! Alfred Jolly, J. Van ''ar;^ht>m, Fernandez Garcia Albert Sager, Adolphe Gloor and A. B. Zanettl. SALE OF CHILDREX XOT A SUCCESS SENSATIONAL IDEA OF BALVATTON ARMY CAPTAIN DREW SMALL CROWD AMMUNITION EXPLODED PREMATURELY. [BY TELEGRAPH TO THE TIUnrNB.] Youngstown, Ohio, Jan. 12.— The so-called sale of ten children here to-day by Captain McDiar mid, of the local branch of the Salvation Army, was not a fiurrc?s financially, and the antici pated big crowd did not attend. The captain all along has said that the sale would be a bona fide one, and as a result protests came In from many cities, societies, anarchists and officials, calling upon local men in official capacity to prevent the Bale. So hot was it being made for the captain, who is on the sensational order, more or less, that the Mayor was compelled to tell the true state of affairs. The sale was in the nature of an object lesson to the audienco attending, and consisted In bids being offered for the children by ten speakers, all of whom submitted offers along different lines. One promised wealth, another pleasure, and so on until Christianity was reached and the child reclaimed. There was no transfer of children nor adoption papers issued, nor any vio lation of the law. The children were those of p6or families, and were accompanied by their parents and remained in their charge. It was simply a scheme on the part of the captain of the Salvation Army to arouse Interest in his work here. Among the complaints received last week was a letter from J. P. Byers, secretary of the Board of State Charities, of Jersey City. To his com munication the Mayor replied that no violation of the law was intended. The local Grand Army post avowed that trouble would certainly ensue should the sale of children be permitted, and the manager of the theatre where the meeting was held was compelled to come out with a card that no violation of the law was Intended. The Salvation Army captain has caused some talk here by a recent invitation he extended to James J. Corbett to be head waiter at a Christ mas dinner given by the Salvation Army. Lead ing Christians objected to Oorbett's presence and A-fused to aid further in the affair. The cup'Ain said that Corhett was present Just the same and the children were greatly amused. GAZELLE SAILS FOR VENEZUELA. GKRMAN WARSHIP ON HER WAY FROM KIEL TO THE CARIBBEAN. KiH, Jan. 12.— The German cruiser Gazelle has left here for Venezuelan waters. CALIFORNIA IN FOUR DAYS From New-York. Best of everything en route. The "Overland Limited," via Chicago & North-Western Union Pacific and Southern Pacinc Railways Of fices, 461, 267 and 3ia Broadway.— AdvC ' NEW-YORK, MONDAY. JANUARY 13. 1902. -TWELVE PAGES.- * y T^ffiJ-^ ta v™. MARCONI TO CRITICS. HIS TEST INDUBITABLE, HE SA YS A T HOFFMAN HOUSE. AFTER COMPLETING TWO TRANSATLAN TIC LINES HE CONTEMPLATES WIRELESS SERVICE TO INDIA. Signor Guglielmo Marconi reached this city yesterday. H~ will stay while here at the Hoff man House. If possible, he hopes to start for England on the Teutonic on Wednesday: but of this he is not sure, because there is a large number of influential men here whom he wishes to consult, and two days, he says, may not give him time enough. He expects lo start up his transatlantic experiments again in a month, though he himself may remain in England. Si.erno* Marconi last nicht answered in his quick, laconic fashion the criticisms that have been made against his method of sending mes sages across the Atlantic. It will be remem bered that the message consisted only of the letter "S." represented by three dots in the wireless code. Many said some more compli cated message, some series of differing words, should have been transmitted and received to make the test conclusive. "The letter 'S' was used," said Marconi, "for the simple reason that it Is not easy to send messages all day, repented at regular and fre quent intervals. The letter 'S' can be most easily sent; it was the letter used in most of our two hundred mile tests. The fact that we received three dots In Newfoundland would not make the test conclusive. But the fact that we received the three dots, or letter 'S,' hundreds of times, and coming exactly at the rate of speed at which they were being sent, makes the test in dubitable. The rate of speed at which the letter S' was transmitted, to he exact, was thirty-two times to the minute. We received at Newfound land exactly thirty-two *SV each minute that the kite was up." Here Marconi stopped, awaiting another ques tion. Whatever he says is in reply to a ques tion, ajid then his words are few. "What is your next move to be? Will you re sume experiments in Canda or America first?" he was asked. "I am going to England now, to Increase the power of the station there," he replied. "The next experiments will begin, I hope. In a month, with a station at Nova Scotia. There will be a permanent station ready there by that time; the station at Newfoundland was only tem porary — the Anglo-American Cable Company made me get out too soon. Canada is nearer England than th* United States, which ll the reason of my choice. P.ut I want a line to America, also, and the second station will be on Cape Cod, at WeUflset, where work was be gun eight months ago, though it was kept out of the papers for some time." "How soon will you begin sending messages to Cape Cod?" "I hope within the year, though we have a busy year ahead of us." "Just how mm h more power Is required to send a nic?fage two thousand miles than two hundred miles? Ten times aa much?" "More than ten; nearer twenty 'irnr* as much, though Just how much more I can't cay till I have a permanent station on this continent to work with." "Is the cost also twenty times as great?" "By no means." "And it would be much cheaper to build the two stations and Fend messages than to liy and operate a cable?" "Undoubtedly." Marconi answered, shifting his weight to the other foot at the mention of cables, "though it costs from 960,000 to $70, 000 to build one of our stations — more of an organized undertaking than most people sup pose." "Then the cable companies cannot be blamed for feeling some alarm?" "I won't say a word about the cable compa nies," he replied. "They are looking after their business; I am going to look after mine. When I am sending messages over the sea they will doubtless be sending them under the aca. and it will be a question of the survival of the fittest." "Do you expect to start othor lines than the two from Engiand to Canada and to the United States?" "Ws, to India, perhaps. But not until the two transatlantic lines are put on a commercial basis." "Then mountains are not an obstacle to the transmitting waves?" "Ncr. it is my i'iea that the waves follow the configuration of the globe, rising up over the mountains. At any rate, mountains are not an obstacle to the transmission of messages any more than high land is necessary for a station." Blgnor Marconi knew nothing about the re porw-ii offer ;Yoin Icland to have his company establish a station there. If such an offer had been made, it was made to the London office, he said, and he had not been told of it. He said that he should speak briefly at the dinner given for him by the American Institute of Electrical Engineers at the Waldorf-Astoria this evening. He retired very early, as his custom is, but not before remarking that If he had had his way the papers would never have known about his experiments till the final result had been achieved. But I needed too large a staff of assistants to have my own way," h n said. ALB AX SEIZES A STEAMER. COLOMBIAN COMMANDER TAKES POSSES SION OF THE LANTARO. Colon, Jan. 12— The South American Steam ship Company has refused to charter its steamer Lantaro to the Colombian Government, to be used by the latter as a gunboat. General Alban, the military commander of this district, to-day Issued a decree appropriat ing the Lantaro. He has taken possession of this vessel, and has deposited a sum of money equal to her value with Seftor Ehrman, a bank er of Panama. The captain and crew of the Lantero will remain in the service of the Co lombian Government. Cannon are now being mounted upon her, and she will probably sail from Panama to-morrow to attack the fleet of the Colombian Liberals. « The United States cruiser Philadelphia, which left Panama January 10 for Las Tablas, has not yet returned. THE COR IS TO CONFERENCE. CENTRAL AMERICAN PRESIDENTS ON THEIR WAY TO THE PACIFIC PORT. Managua, Nicaragua, Jan. 12.— President Ze laya, the ministers of his Cabinet and several other Niearaguan officials have left here for the port of Corinto, on the Pacific, where they will meet and confer with the Presidents of the other States of Central America, who will as semble at Corinto upon the invitation of Presi dent Zelaya. General Terencio Sierra, President of Hon duras, and General Tomas Regalado, of Salva dor, are already on their way to Corinto. The Presidents of the other republics or their repre sentatives are reported as going to Corinto later. The meetings will occur January 15 and 1~- The object of these meetings is declared to be the preservation of peace. Whtn the Cold is caught" cure it with JAYNES EXPECTORANT.-Advu LONDON'S LATEST NEWS. A BREACH OVER MR. CHAMBERLAIN'S DEFIANT SPEECH. THE KAISERS ACTION CAUSES SURPRISE IN ENGLAND— INTERESTING LAW CASES. (Copyright; 1902: By The Tribune Associations IBT CABLE TO THE TRtBrNE.] London, Jan. 13. 1 a. m.— Secretary Chamber lain's attitude toward Germany has not been entirely approved by the other members of the British Cabinet. The Colonial Secretary was asked to make an apologetic speech, explaining that he did not intend to hurt German feelings, but he said he would resign rather than do so. As usual, the strong man In the Cabinet has had his own way. Undoubtedly he has the bulk of the nation behind htm, and his refusal to withdraw or qualify the remarks that the Ger man Chancellor objected to certainly adds to his popularity. Conservative newspapers, with the exception of "The Daily Mail." eulogize Mr. Chamberlain's speech. They particularly relish the Colonial Secretary's "I do not want to give lessons to a foreign minister, and I will not accept any at his hands I am responsible only to my own sovereign and to my own countrymen." The Liberal newspapers, on the other hand, regard the speech as claptrap, ami ridicule Mr. Cham berlain for plagiarizing Pontius Pilate. "The Daily Mail," which, as an ultra-Conservative organ, might have been expected to express en thusiasm over the Birmingham utterance, actu ally lectures Mr. Chamberlain on his "tactless talk." It reflects that almost every year he at tacks one or other of the great powers, and comes to the conclusion that it is just as well that he Is not Foreign Secretary. The official announcement which has been re ceived from Berlin that the German Emperor will not attend the Victorian memorial service or the King's coronation has caused general surprise. The Kaiser made himself very popu lar here a year ago, and his decision emphasizes In a marked way the strained relations which at present exist between England and Germany. There Is a disposition on the part of several of the leading railways of Great Britain to amend their ways In the direction of economy. Railway transport In this country is at present carried on under much the same conditions as those which prevailed In the I'nlted States a quarter of a century ago and In England nearly half a century ago. Wagons of eight to ten tons capacity are still used, and the average mineral tralnload Is under a hundred tons. The Lancashire and Yorkshire, London and North western, the Northeastern, and one or two minor British lines have recently, however, given or ders to build wagons varying In capacity from twenty to thirty tons, and if the experiment comes up to expectations the smaller wagons will gradually be discarded. The country '» so intensely conservative, however, that the re form Is sure to meet with opposition from the colliery companies. One or two Interesting cases will be held in the law courts this week. Miss Portia Knight's action against the Puke of Manchester for breach of promise is expected to be reached Wednesday or Thursday. Miss Knight has been fortunate in securing Sir Edward Clarke as her advocate. Authors and publishers especially, and the reading public generally, anticipate a lively interest In the action by Pearson, Limited against Hall Came for alleged breach of con tract. The case is concerned with Hall Calne's recently published novel, and raises an impor tant issue as to what the rights of authors and publishers are as to the form in which a serial is put before the public. I. N. F. FROM RICHES TO MORGUE. DEATH OF A WOMAN WHO SQUANDERED TWO FORTUNES— DISOWNED FOR DRINK HABIT. Lying in the Bellevue Morgue is the body of Catherine Buck, thirty-five years old, a school teacher, who died on Saturday night from Brlght's disease, at No. 212 East One-hundred and-twenty-thlrd-st., where she boarded with Mr. and Mrs. John Costello. The woman had been teaching in the public school at Hes-ter and Orchard sts. up to a week ago, when she was taken ill. The removal of the body to the Morgue reveals a story of the downfall of a good looking, intel ligent and accomplished woman through her love for drink, besides the squandering of two fortunes and the loss of the affection of her brothers and sisters, who disowned her because of her bad habit. If friends or relatives do not claim her body, burial will take place in Potter's Field. Years ago the woman was popular in Harlem, where she lived. She was the daughter of Michael llailaran. the blind lawyer, who at one time was prominent In Democratic politics an. l who ran agalrst Colonel Josiah Porter for civil Justice in 18«i!>. The family was one of the wealthiest In Hariem at one time. Francis, the father of. Michael, accumulated a fortune in the liquor business at One-hundred-and-fourteenth st. and Third-aye. One of the sons, John, was private secretary to Mayor Havemeyer. For several years Michael was treasurer of Tam many Hall. Wh»n Michael died he left several hundred thousand dollars, which was divided among hip six children. Catherine had Just been graduated with honors from Normal College. She taught school until she was twenty-one years old, whe.i she received the money her father left her. Soon after that, it was said. Catherine began to spend her fortune in rlctous living. Her family then disowned her. She was married to Jerome Buck, a lawyer, many years her senior. He was a widower, and had several daughters who were much older than his wlf*?. Catherine's money was then spent in short order. When Buck died six years ago his wife got a position again as teacher. Before iong she was dismissed on account of her habits. An aunt died, and In her will there was a provision bequeathing a fortune to Catherine. She then started in to spend that money in a reckless manner, and the fortune dwindled away. Mrs. Kate Callahan, an aunt of Mrs. Buck, Is principal of Public School No. 78. at One-hun dred-and-nlnetoenth-st. and Pleasant -aye. She lives with her daughter, Florence, in an apart ment house at Seventh-aye. and One-hundred and-twenty-third-st. Bhe helped her niece many times, but her efforts to reform her were use less. Mrs. Callahan said that Buck left Catherine some exceedingly valuable jewelry, but that after hia death she disposed of it. She added that she would endeavor to find Catherine's brothers and sisters. i SEABOARD AIR LINE RAILWAY. Absolutely the only line with a solid train—daily— to St. Augustine. Fla.— unusual stop over privileges allowed on all excursion tickets -delightful resortd — Pinehurst— Camden— Southern Pines -and Florida —office 1183 Broadway.— Advc -• SCEPTICISM GRIEVES CROKER. SAYS BWS "DOWN AXD OUT"— NEEDS THE REST AND QUIET OF ENGLAND— SUBTLE VIEWS OX GAMBLING, XTXOX'SSLY DIG AT CROKER WANTS TO SEE THE ORGANIZATION RE STORED TO PUBLIC CONFIDENCE CROKER ON GAMBLING. Richard Croker at the Democratic Club last r.lerht expressed profound sadness at the scep ticism with which his announcement of retire ment from politics was received by politicians and the public generally. Mr. Croker declared firmly that he was "down and out," and that he would never again take an active hand in the management of the Tammany organization. He said that he would always have the welfare of the organization at heart; that he would co operate in every way in his power to help the organization win battles, but he would never come back to the leadership. He paid a tribute to Lewis Nixon, who succeeds him as chairman of the finance committee of Tammany Hall, which carries with It the practical leadership of the organization, and urged all leaders and Tammany workers to be as loyal to Nixon and to help him as they had helped and stood by Croker in the past. There were not many persons at the Demo cratic Club last night. Croker strolled around with his hands In his pockets and looked com fortable. "I am feeling first rate," he said In answer to a query. "I feel as if I had been relieved of a great load. I see that some people think my retirement is a bluff. That Is not true. I am out for good. 1 always want to see Tam many successful, but I will never come back to the leadership. Ni->on Is a good man and will get loyal support. I want younger men to have a chance." Asked about his plans. Mr. Croker said: "I am unsettled yet. I do not know when I will go away. That is yet to be determined. I want to get away as soon as possible to rest. It la true that my health is not good, and I find the rest and quiet of England almost neces sary to keep me alive." "Will you race on English tracks this year?" Mr. Croker was asked. "Yes," he replied. "It is the ambition of my life to win the English Derby. I have two horses entered this year, and will have five next year. The uncertainty of racing horses gives a great zest to the sport. I hope to breed a Derby win ner. The breeding of horses is always a great delight. It is like a poor man raising a family. He watches a boy develop, and hopes that he will get to be President. So it is with horses. You hope each one you raise may prove a Derby winner." "Do you believe In gambling?" some one a_«ked Mr. Croker, abruptly. "It depends on what you call gambling," said Mr. Croker. 'T would rather play draw poker or faro where you can see the dealer than go <iown in Wall Street, where the dealer cannot be seen. I see by a mornincr paper that Mr. Nixon will drive all the gamblers out of the Democratic Club and the organization. That Is untrue and malicious. Mr. Nixon isn't warring on any one, and there are no gamblers*—profes sional gamblers— in the club or the organization. Of course, some men will bet, but you know what I mean." Mr. Croker chatted about the Joys of country life In England, about his pleasure at retiring and getting a rest, and other topics, but he did not discuss politics any further. At the Waldorf-Astoria Lewis Nixon, who suc ceeds Richard Croker as titular head of Tam many, said: "I have formed no plans as yet, and cannot be expected to do so off hand. I shall get in touch with the leaders at once. I shall Impress upon the district leaders the fact that my selection as chairman of the Finance Committee does not mean now or at any time in the future factional misunderstandings. Every leader stands upon the same basts with me to-day and receives equal and impartial recognition. On my side I shall rely upon their advice and assistance and work with them for the good of the Democratic party in this city. While I will keep out of dis- • trlct fights, when a leader is returned he will ' find me ready to co-operate with him. I want the assistance and advice of all those who wish to see our organization built upon Democratic principles, restored to the confidence of the peo ple and made an instrument of good to the community. I am going to work for the Demo cratic party In the city first and strengthen It in every way, and then do what I can for the party in the State. I am not going to do much talking, but shall go ahead with my work." At the Democratic Club last night were sev eral leaders. Among them were Senator Tim othy D. Sullivan. ex-Mayor Van Wyck, James J. Coogan, Senator Plunkitt and John F. Carroll. Each leader asked about the change practically echoed Senator Sullivan, who said: "Croker wanted a change and a rest. He de served it. There Is only one thing to do — sup port the new leader." Despite these pacific remarks, there was an undertone of discontent. The belief is general among the leaders that Croker has no intention of permanently retiring. They say he wants to rest for a year or two and enjoy himself; that in the interim he wanted a young and active man to do the work and win back voters who have deserted the organization. Carroll's retire ment caused widespread comment, but Carroll is a rich man. and he want-- to rest and enjoy him self, too. The belief is general that Nixon will not get along with some of the old line leaders, especially the Sullivan-Carroll-Sexton-Farrell- Devery combination, and that Croker will have to come back ami settle the affair. One poli tician said last night: "Nixon is young and energetic. He is clean and has a good reputation. That Is the reason Croker put him in. There will be little to do for the next two years. Nixon may be able to worry along for that length of time without a rupture with certain powerful leaders, but I doubt it. Croker and the old gang will be ha<-k when tfie next campaign is on, and I make this predic tion that two years from now Croker will >>■- back as leader and Nixon will be In an anti- Tammany organization, while Sullivan, Farreli and the gambling combine will be hand In glove utrh CaToll and Croker in running Tammany." RUBBIA AXD CORFA. CZAR 1 9 TELEGRAPH VISES PUSHED OVER TFIB BORDER WITHOUT ASKING PERMISSION*. Yokohama, Jan. 12.— A report has been re ceived here from Seoul. Corea. to the effect that Russia, without waiting for'Corea's permission, has pushed its telegraph line across the Too men River into Corean territory. SQUADRON SAILS FROM VILLEFRAXCHE. Nice. Jan. 12.— The United States cruisers Chi cago and Albany and the gunboat Nashville have left Vlllefranche for Genoa, there to await the ar rival of Rear Admiral J. B. Cromwell. FULL LIST OF CITY EMPLOYES. Eagle Almanac for 1002 now ready. • Price 23c.— Advu PRICE THREE CENTS. IJOW HILL HOPES TO PROFIT GREATER NEW YORK DEMOCRACY LIKE LY TO RE REPRESENTED IN STATF COW KNTION. Albany, Jan. 12.— Ex-Senator David B. Hill enjoyed the comforts of his home at Woifert a Roost to-day, after a day of attention to law business in New-York City. Mr Hill never did. as he says, think that "you can mix p-litics and business," and therefore his hours in Xew-York were wholly devoted to legal matters. All reports that he was holding a conference with John C. Sheehan in New-York yesterday are unfounded. Mr. Hill did not see Mr Shee han yesterday nor have a consultation with him In any way on political conditions in that city or the State. While Richard Croker was making his speech at Tammany Hall, saying that he had resigned his place as chairman of the finance committee. which carries with it the office of leader of the Tammany Hall organization, Mr. Hill was at tending to legal matters downtown. Upon hia arrival here late in the evening the information of Mr. Croker's action was given to him. but h* declined to make any comment upon it. "Not a. word," he said, and he repeated that remark to-day when it was thought that after a night s consideration of the subject of Mr. Crokera resignation and perusal of to-day's New-York newspapers he might care to say something; about it. MR. HILLS AMBITION. Mr. Hill's caution in speaking about Croker** action is undoubtedly due to his (Mr. Hill's* position as a national leader of the Democratic party. His correspondence with Democrats of prominence all over the United States is !arg«. and, moreover, he recently, while in Washing ton attending to some legal business, had an opportunity to have chats with many of his former Democratic colleagues in the Senate, and with Democratic members o/ the House of Rep resentatives, regarding the condition of the Democratic party all over the country. It >an be inferred that Mr. Hill, if the subject was touched upon, was not able to give an encourag ing report about the result of last fall's election, in this State, when, with Richard Croker in con trol of the organization of the Democratic party. the great cities of the State— Buffalo, New- York. Albany, Troy. Rochester and Syracuse — were all won by the Republican party. Mr. Hill, while his advice was not followed by the majority of the delegates of New-York to the last Democratic National Convention, nor by the delegates to the last Democratic Stata Convention, is nevertheless forced to use ail tho power he has to put the Democratic party of the State in a position to win the next election. The Democratic national leaders will look t>> him to make sincere efforts in that direction. That does not mean that he is forced to seek an alliance with Lewis Nixon. It simply means that Mr. Hill is to make every possible exertion to gain control cf the next Democratic Stata Convention, and use his control of it to put for ward candidates and a platform which will Mp votes tor the Democratic party. A SPLIT IN THE PARTY PROBABLE. The rural Democrats— and Mr. Hill has mom influence with them than any other Democrat In the State— believe that it is healthy for the Democratic party to have two organizations in New-York City. If there is only one organiza tion, they say. it grows too strong, and domi nates the Democratic party of the State. Richard Croker. they declare, has only the tal ents of a ward leader, and never had my more. Ward leadership transferred to a State conven tion or to a national convention, they say, has been fatal to the Democratic party in this State. They therefore look with pleasure upon the or ganization by John C. Sheehan. William P. Sheehan and Jacob A. Cantor of a rival Demo cratic organization to that of Tammany Hall: and it seems highly probable that thi3 organiza tion will have a share of New- York's representa tion In the .iext Democratic State Convention if the rural Democrats have their way. Croker in the last Democratic State Conven tion could cast every one of the 105 votes of the New-York County delegates and also the votes of sixty- two delegates from Kings County, of three delegates from Richmond County and of nine delegates from Queens and Nassau coun ties. There were 179 delegates of the 450 dele gates in the convention at Croker's command, and by alliances with the Erie. Monroe and Rensselaer delegates and the delegates of a few other counties, he rejecud the nomination of Bird S. Color, suggested by Mr. Hill, and forced the nomination of John B. Stanchfleld. Mr. Stanohfleld was defeated and the Democratic party also lost representation in the Assembly. Then last year, with the Democratic party de moralized, it also lost the great cities oi th« State. NIXON THOUGHT TO BF A MASK. Mr. Nixon is regarded here as a mere mask for Croker, to be worn over the face of the Tammnny Hall organization until the latter comes back to take command of the organ.za tion on:e more. Mr. Croker has been political ly hurt by the cry that although he lives in Eng land he still hold 3 firmly in his hands the lead ership of Tammany Hall. That cry he may hope to lessen by placing Mr Nixon to the front, ostensibly as the leader of Tammany Kail. Moreover, the Democrats here say that Croker is right in feeling alarmed over the loss of the votes of young men. "first voters." to the Demo- , cratlc party. Here Albany they say. "A very large proportion of the 'rirst voters' are . joining the Republican party." William Barnes, Jr.. the chairman of the ex- • ecutlve committee of the Republican State Com* mittee, said to-day: Croker is rich; what does he care about :h« fate of the Democratic party Whether his resignation of the leadership of "" •■ ■ :.. Ha.il is sincere or not. it does not n. t • Vrr.. J.ihn T. McDonDUgh. Secretary of State, saldr I think that this move has been prompted by the fact that the better elements in Tammany Hall have risen up against the kind of men who have recently dictated the councils of the Wig wam. Whether or not Mr. Croker will perma-, nently retire from the leadership of the organ ization is another matter. 'ome strongly be lieve that the selection of Mi. Nixon is only a ruse to get back the respectable Democrats who in the last campaign went over to the fusion, forces. I believe, however, that the Democrats of the city and State are endeavoring to get together for the campaign next fall, for the election at this >ear is in fact only a skirmish for th* Presidential election of 1904. If the Democrats cannot present a united front at the next elec tion, when a Governor. State officers. State leg islature and thirty-seven Congressmen are to be elected. th ■•>• wW have little, if any. show in 1904. I think that both Tammany and the Greater New-York Democracy will send contesting dele gations to the next State convention, and thai.