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FOUR BURNED AT A FIRE EX ALDERMAN FLECK SAVES A MUTE FROM JUMPING. BOBSE KILLED BY A RUNAWAY WATER TOW EX— FIREMEN' TIGHT AGAINST GREAT ODD?, CROSSING TUN NEL EXCAVATION. There ).a c seldom been a fire in this city where the Bremen labored under puch a disadvantage w ,)(,- - In the live story brick building ■t. The huilding Is at Elm-st., if the ra;id transit tunno! ex m. The excavation Is twenty feet deep, the firei n were compelled to jump down c through mud and water, dragging • : Lmber up on the opposite c j o to • tion to fight the blase. ■ ■ .. foot ladder was placed In the • • . ;■• men climbed on it and poured the building as best they could. Water Tower No. 2 rr.et with a serious accident : going to the fire. The three upper floors were aflame when the firemen arrived. It was owing to the extraor dinary riFks they took that th. got the fin* under control, after two hours of the hardest kind of work. In the rear of the building Is a vacant lot, but it was packed with trucks and cans, and the firemer. had to move them away before they could haul their ladders in. This took considerable time. Then they ran their ladder? up. mounted the fire escapes, and, al though flames were Fhooting from every window and they were enveloped In dense clouds of smoke, they stood their ground and poured water into the building. Three lines of hose were carried up to the roof. The building Is owned by John W. Fleck. father of ex-Alderman Frederick F. Fleck, and most of It is occupied by the Manhattan Spong ing and Befinishing Works, of which the former is the proprietor. The second floor Is occupied by Wilck & Co.'s el m laundry. Several men were at work in the building when the fire broke out, and they had narrow ereapes from Ing burned to death. Several were burned Flightly, and were removed to St. Vincent's Hospital in ambulances. A little be fore the fire broke out fifty men had been in the building, but they : ad gone before the blaze was discovered. Frederick Fleck and three men -.vpj-o on the top floor, a bookkeeper and an as sistant on the third, and "Barney" Mallon. the engineer, was putting In some shafting on the fourth floor, where there had been a fire two weeks ago. EMPLOYE GAVE THE ALARM. rhe • •:■ started on the fourth floor from at nd was discovered by He rushed to the street In send In an alarm, but • - Bight, and he ran to the ■ -= of Eng ne C unpany No. 33. which Is At the same time L* wts, • f the Sfercer-st. Bta ■ ■ ' Isi .-■■ ard sent In an Oswald Chief Croker*s ■ rst aiarr;-:, he turned in a "i.ief Ahearn sent in th» fi r it looked then as if the firemen. rer N>. 2 turned out of its riuartprs ' : " - and Thirteenth-St. on the first wii Broadway at a rapid : ; ■ : on the asphalt, ' r, turned to the car .. falling. But even then the 1 not get a good footir g 1 ' the heavy tower pushed them . The • • Fasti put th< brakes . Munn had to let the horses en at ■ : Tenth-st. Munn Baw that the hoi - from fall : ■ ' by t into N nth-st. When ♦v nd the horses it when Xinth-sl ■ ■ ■ ... Tne ._. ■ c 1 rb, slippi : 1 1 > a su ... • .■ •• ithwest there. Ime r <! the !. 1 Mat. 1 • ■ m into the hyd Part of it j ■ • ■ trated his ■ ■ wound. Th< ' : ■ I into the lamp post, A : nd part caking his ; ; ■ ■ . .-.;. the sidewalk in he lay Wl -■ • drew bis knife ■ • from th»- t . struggling to get up. A ! the M in a ■■■ overc< me with • Lt Jo<-> was fa' ally i] I •■. <•;.:. An . flicer of the . ■ f ( lelty to Anl t Joe had been in the t for 1 B. The third ■ • tver. tfUTE SAVED FROM JUMPING. :.d dumb mute who • work on the other men I • stairs. WThen : U l up from the fourth floor he as going to jump from ■ : . Fl ■ 1 Fle< k !<•: :jr r . •- . 1 • •■■ - ■■ • : him. Ti. ,1 :;r> the building an l d< . • Both were burned about the '.: and John . wh< a th.-y rushed . : 1 He . 1 ompany of liis men to r the t'.i!::.'-!, so . ' to t-'e! :..-.-ir ation. 1 stationed In ft ■ : put to work it was seen that j from A ■ eng ■■ c, impany 1 ">r. dashed upstairs :. . ■ from spreading below the a 1 l: ■ ■ 1 put ex-Alderman b in examination In an eifoit to ■ the ■ laxe. Mr. Fleck told .!. the :ii e ;• diamond stud, md « bain and a pair of diamond which i;<- bad left In the office on After the nr<- was extinguished WSJ mad-, but the jewelry v. as ■h said. A number of foreign Fleck had in the office were melted. F!'-ek. \\ lii is Interested In the ■!i >.'.-• father, is the proprietor of ttj^ Munio Hall, in the Bowery. H^ was 1 • n.e time in-'i on a charge of keeping a Hia c-xamlnal lon bj the Fire it the in >: v. as. tinmwia ! . -i- to the building and itock \m placed -t more than $50,000. I'art <,f lt was covered b >" insurance. _ POLAND! POLAND!! POLAND!!! •"urfctt Natural Spring Water Known.— Advt. A PLEA FOR CHINESE LABOR. AMERICANS AT MANTLA ADVOCATE ENACT MENT OF NEW LAWS. Manila. Jan. 26.— The American Chamber of Commerce here has formulated an appeal to Congress, In which lt earnestly prays for the enactment of laws allowing Chinamen to enter the Philippine Islands under such restrictions as the United States Philippine Commission may enact. The present restrictive law concern ing immigration, continues this appeal. Is of no benefit to the Filipinos. Chinamen, If admitted, would not enter into competition with local labor, and their entry Into the Islands is im peratively needed, as the tobacco, hemp and m;;ar lands of the archipelago are only par tially cultivated. Without this legislation the country cannot be properly developed. Building In Manila has been badly retarded because of this lack ..f labor, and for these reasons the American Chamber of Commerce, composed en tirely of American citizens representing com mercial Interests, respectively asks for imme diate action In this matter. SUMS FOR HARBOR WORK. Manila, J.in. 26.— The United States Philippine Commission has appropriated $5,000 for im proving th« harbor of Iloilo and $3,000 to be expended on the Cagayan River, In Northern Luzon. BAD CONDITION IN NEGROS. Manila, Jan. 26 C lonel Charles W. Miner of the 6th Infantry reports the conditions in the island of Negros to be unsatisfactory, and that f. ur hundre I boloi en and forty men armed with rifles under th< command of the fai r Papa [sio, are ti m rizlng the p- 0 i 1- of Negros. TRADE EXHIBITION PROPOSED. Manila. Jan. IM. — K'-Vp. Buencamino, one of the directors of the Federal party, i? endeavor- Ing to found an exhl I commerce, to be held next December. Mr. Buencamino relies mainly upon exhibits from the L'nlted States. China. Japan. S.. -chants of Manila are Inclined to think thai I tion sh uld !•• delayed an ther year, bui if suf ficient support thereto is promised the I'nlted States Philippine Commission will be asked to ap.-ist In carrying 1 at the i.en. SCHURMAN EXPLAINS HIS UTTERANCE. STATEMENT REGARDING HIS RECENT P<^S TON SPEECH. Ithaca. N. V.. Jan. 20. President Schurman to day made a statement explanatory of hie re em Boston speech, in which he advocated the eventual in le] ' I '•' of the Philippines. The substance of his late was that if the Christians of Luzon and Visaya wanted independence and showed themselves capable of assuming: it this country would eventually give lt to them. President Schurman said to-day that he be lieved the policy he adv "it. 1 would more than anything else, promote the welfare of the Fili pinos. President Roosevelt, he said, had de clared In his message to Congress that America was to do f.r the Filipinos far more than any other nation had ever done foi a tropi .il people and that this country was to lit them for self government lifter the fashion of really free races. !!■ said he stood with President H ve;t in his policy and wa . I the policy advocated by >'< neral Wheaton, which would mean colonial servitude like that of Java and ;• and that it was j-.isr -,:•=. proper for one icate a poli y of eveni lependence p.t the present time as it would be to urge 'h» adoption of General Wheaton's plan, since the American people have not yet passed upon the question of a final Pi, licy. VO CHEERS FOR PRINCE OE WALES. KINGS REPRESENTATIVE NOT RECEIVED WITH ENTHUSIASM BY BERLIN'S POPULACE. n, Jan. 26. To-day passed without any disrespect '• Ing shown to the Prince of Wales, who arrived here yesterday evening I Ki:iK Edward -it the celebration of the anni . of the birth of Emperor William n<--xt . ■ iv«» a too d abiding •■ ;pect f< r royal 1 ersonages and are t.>o ighly policed ever to Jeer them, but In a city where the lifting of one's hat is as uni versal as ordinary civility it was singular to Bee the pass is with never a hat n and to h.- .r no murmurs >•' applause. The last experience abroad of the Prince of Wales was hi* departure amid thunderous cheers, from the Bhores of Newfoundland, whl c t ; , B tr< •■■ •hr 1 igh wl '■ h Ile Prince v. as ■ • ■ to-day on his way to visit - hen were without one . Brit! h flag. While receiving the most elaborate attentions r r William and from • .;;.. the Prince of Wales must let 1 the chilling attitude of the 1 Jerman : I 11 the !■• ■■■ spapers refrain from editorial ■ ;.t on his visit. ENTERTAINED BY THE KAISER. Berlin, Jan. L. 1 '". The Prince of Wales, who is , ..... .. .■ • Xii Ed ivard at the celebration of • . pen r William to-morrow, visited the Prussian Princes, Count yon BUIow, the [mperial Chancellor; the various ambai : ■ . this morn- Ing. 50.,;: after 1 o'clock Emperor William and the Pi • lro> •• In a el< se ! can lage to the barracks of the Ist Royal Dragoons, Queen Vlc- Own. A triumphal archway of ever . 1 , erected in front of the porch barracks, and the regiment wan drawn up In parade order. The band played the British anthem, and after the regimen! had marched past the Emperor and the Prince of Wales the latter proc led to the regimental messroom, was served. The party inclu led the British Ambassador to Germany, Sir F. C Lascelles, and his staff, Princes Albrecht and Wilhelm Eitel Friedrich, and Prince Henry of Prussia. The luncheon terminated at ■'* o'clock, when Emperor William returned to the castle and the Prince of Wales took v train for Pots : there to visit the Duchess of All. any and t , lay a wreath upon th< tomb of the late Era j... VH Fred' r! k. Emperor William In his speei h I lasting King Edward at the luncheon touchingly referred to the death of Queen Victoria, and adverted to the wonderful colonial tour of the Prim t Wales a.s exemplifying the greatness and the ■ of the British Empire. He Invited the company to drink to the health of the Prince of Wai.s as th.- representative of the British army. To this toast tl,.- Prince of Wales suit ally responded. In the evening Emperor William and th>' Km ; press gave a dinner party to the Prince of Wales in the Elizabeth Hall of the castle, at which the British Minister, count yon Bulow, and Count yon Waldersee were present. * IT. O. XI-: I IX DEAD. :....- Angeles, Jan. 26.- W. •;. Kevin, general man ager of the Southern California, San Joaquin Vnl . ; the Santa iv Pacific railroad systems, died lei ly to-night. A IiOLLAR AN HOUR. 9Vi dolln •« takes you New York to Niagara Falls 1 In &I 4 hours by the New fork Central.- AdvU NEW- YORK. MONDAY. JANUARY 27. 11)02. -TWELVE PAGES.-*, t^t^V^o, DEBATE OX BOER WAR. QrESTTONS TO BE BROUGHT BEFORE THE LORDS ANT) COMMONS A SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATE-PETITION j FOR CHURCH AT PEKING— KRUPF3 WORK ABROAD. (Copyright; IW2: By Th* Tribune Association.) [BY CABLK TO THE TRIBUNE.] London, Jan. 27, 1 a. m.— A debate on the war la expected In the House of Lords to-day. Lord Wemyss will move a resolution expressing the opinion that only by a vigorous prosecution of i the war and through the surrender of the Boer \ guerilla forces a satisfactory, lasting peace can lip assured, and approving the action which the government lias taken to achieve that object. ( Lord Welby, ho Is a Liberal Imperialist, will submit an amendment to leave out the words "expressing approval of the government's ac- , tion." This an endment, it is generally under stood, has been framed In i rder to draw out Lord Rosebery, as it Is based very much <>n the lines of the Chesterfield policy. For this reason public interest in matters parliamentary prom ises to-day to be shifted from the Representa tive House to the hereditary legislators' cham ber. P>rltlsh peers are, however, so overwhelmingly conservative that Lord Wemyss's motion is cer tain to ho carried without amendment. A. ,T. Balfour is anxious tn bring the deb the address In the House -f Commons to a close on Wednesday. The house Is already weary of this debate, nn>! the only two Interesting amend ments that remain to be disposed of relate to the telephone company's agreement with the gov ernment and Sir Redvers Buller's dismissal. T'.irtii of these may yet be withdrawn before the week Is out. It seems probable that a supplementary esti mate for the war will •• s ibmitted to the House and thai the n< w rules ..f procedure In Parlia ment, which the governmeni proposes to insti tute, will i.i« made known. The n U ire of this reform is exciting much Interest and though rumors point to drastic chang< .-. ■■ ■ of them of an authoritative character has been divulged. The Question of preferential treatment for British Roods In conquered Boer territories is already being discussi 1. If opportunity per mit, the matter will be submitted to the consideration of Parliament, aa a Conser ember has given notice that he will • .!.: attention to the .■ Ira lllty E granting to ; !:•• manufai turers of th< ' • ted X ire paying for the < I t ol tied governn nt In • '.■ Tv I th i r- ange River Colons for trade su perior to those offered to the manufaci irers ( forelpn countrli s. Th^ capture of Commandant Vlljoen Is re parded as the most r nslderable British puc c"ss In th° recent oj .- ■ ith Africa. Vlljoen was :i bi I ! •■ (my ' tl :aslon nr. 1 at all times an astute ■ r, and he ranked n>-\t In Importance to Louis Botha, De \Vet and Delarey. Lord Strathcona has written a letter to "The t that : Is anxious : irther to :■ v*»lop tra ie with the T'nlted m. Th- High Commissioner discusses 1 by which ' Interlmperial trade can be brought about, and ■ tggea 1 lore knowledge of the 1 products of Canada. The Antrlo-Ameri^nn Len«ni<» Is about to be pln a vigorous propajranda, f he chief feature of which will !e .-i serlefl of lectures upon all phases of American t iclal, econoi tical life. Private advices '•- ■'■■ Hamburg indicate that Krupp's representative, who was specially sent to India and to other countries In the East last year In the expectation •■'■ securing considerable orders for arms and steel mils, has just re turned home, His mission does not appear to have been very successful, except in so far as It might enable the Krupp firm to understand the requirements of the Eastern markets better than hitherto. It la reported from Peking that American mis sionaries intend to ask the President for per mission to erect a church on the grounds of the United States Legation. VILJOEN A PRISONER. IMPORTANT CAPTURE MADE BY BRITISH TROOPS IN AFRICA. London. Jan. IXi.— A report from Lord Kitch ener from Johannesburg gives the important capture of General B. Vlljoen in the neighbor hood of Lydenburg, Transvaal Colony, as well as the captures of small parties of Boers elsewhere. CAPTURED BOERS ESCAPE. A SHARP FIGHT TO RESCUE PRISONERS IN ORANGE RIVER COLONY. Pretoria, Jan. 2rt. Colonel Wilson last Satur day captured twenty Boers near Frankfort, In Orange River Colony He was preparing at dawn the next day to move away with his cap tives when a superior for of Boers made a desperate effort to recapture the prisoner* A hot fight ensued, in which all except three of the prisoners escaped, and in which a few men were killed or wounded on bo( .sides. DATE OF KRI*E(JER'S VISIT HERE. London. Jan. 27.— The correspondent of "The Daily Telegraph" at Brussels .say.-' In a dispatch that Mr. KrUger has received fresh Invitations from Chicago, New-York and Philadelphia to Visit those cities, and that he will probably start upon an American tour next April. » ATHOS MONASTERY IIURXED. TEN MONKS. INCLUDING PRIOR, DEAD— TWENTY INJURED— LOSS HEAVY. London, Jan. 27.— The correspondent of "The Daily Chronicle." in a dispatch from Vienna, says that the newspapers of Athena report the celebrated Saint Paul Monastery, on Mount Athos, to have been burned on last Thursday night, and that the prior and nine monks perished while twenty others were seriously injured. ' The occupants of the monastery were Bleeping at the time the fire broke out, according to the Athens papers, and the monastery Itself was damaged to the extent of EBO.OOO. MISTAKES HIS SOU FOR A BURGLAR. i FATHER BHOOTS YOUNG MAN WHO SOUGHT TO SURPRISE HIM ON RETURN HOME. Middletown. N. V., Jan. 20.— Frank Fleming, i son of Wilber Fleming, of Verna Centre, was '• shot last night by his father. Frank, who re ; cently returned from the West, thought to give ! his parents a surprise on his arrival home, and was entering a window when Ins father, mis taking him for a burglar, tired, wounding him j in the leg. He will recover. POLAND! POLAND!! POLAND!!! ' Poland water, first among nature's remedies.— Advt. A DISPUTE OVER MISSIONS. TWO BOARDS IX THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH LIKELY TO BE THE RESULT. A charge of breach of contract Is made by one general Protestant Episcopal missionary body si another Episcopal missionary body, both having headquarters In this city, and in con sequence leading evangelic la among Episcopa lians ar" discussing a new missionary society to represent them and thos'> who think with them. At the General Convention last fall, at San Francisco, a resolution was passed authorizing Th.- Episcopal Board of Missions to apportion Its annual needs among the dioceses. This board of missions is the official body, fully under t'r e control of the General Convention, In carrying lut this ap] " ■ :it plan no provision was made for the American Church M iry So •' This organization is recognized as an auxiliary, and upon it is placed I sibllity for raising $25,000 a year, orthei to sup port work in cub, -i and Brazil, which work is under th" society's exclusive ■ mltted from th.^ apportionment, it asks where it is to get money to discharge its responsibility. Mem bers of the board reply that they are simply carrying out the Han Francisco resolution, and that the society must get Its money wherever it can. To this the society responds that tl 1 " apl.ortionn,- ■ )u| to thi 11 thai i mts sent to the nd that in several instances tl reas 1 pi n loned sums, n a le I y the I ' :• the sum :■•••■ fore sen) to th< The present Episcopal Hoard of Missions rep resents what may be called the middle of the road. That Is. it Is one official body, aiming to represent everybody. As a matter of fact, the "Catholic," and even the moderate High Church party, will not and does not contribute to it. On the other hand, the extreme evan gelicals decline to contribute to it. High church men say it is a Protestant board. Evangelicals charge that the leading spirits in it are men of advanced views. The American Church Mis sionary Society was started in Civil War times, to represent the evangelical party. It la a vol untary society. For fifteen or eighteen years it worked independently, but twenty-five years ago, when old differences were soothed, it be came an auxiliary to the general board. Its special geld has been Cuba and ten years ago it took up Brazil. It has also a little work in the West. Some have contended that 11 ought to cease separate existence. This it has always resented. The president is General Wager Swayne and the executive committee is made up ...... most part of Low Church people. The board of missions found itself LOO.OOO behind at the end of last August and was able to do nothing at San Francisco to make up the deficit. Since the General Convention Us revenues from the churches have fallen month by month. Unless matters Improve it must reach next August very much worse off than last year. The plan now under consideration is the re organization of the American Church Mission ary Society. A committee named by the Board of Missions to look Into the apportionment mat ter i* to report at the February 1 ting, but whatever be its action it is not likely to in fluence th' evangelicals to much extent. They argue that if they go out from the Church Missions House— they have ready looked at quarters elsewhere— establish a voluntary so ciety and enter any mission field they please, they will draw off from the Board of Missions at leaf. o:i-»-half of its present support, or nearly so. They also argue that with their de parture will come a return to the board of the High Church element. Hence the gain to mis- Pions In men and money will be considerable; that two societies will get more than one does. There Is no Intention on the part of the evan gelicals to Injure the cause of missions. Their feeling is that the present friction can be abol ished and the amount of money contributed by Episcopalians to the cause of missions increased. SAYS FoOTPAD BEAT HIM. WIFE FINDS MAN UNCONSCIOUS AND CUT WITHIN i*SK HUNDRED FEET OP HOME. John Richmond, fifty*l .it l :.i\ Thirl ■• - fouri h-si Bensonl I ■ ■■ -'■ thlj tof hit ..• •■ . • Btory 1 nil I to the ] of the Bath Beach statl 1 Mr Rl hmond waa unconscious until late yesterdaj .■:'• moon. He g attended Dr. G N I uirty. The man 1 IMr Rli hmi •:. 1. though he l>elleves that he was asa . •■ : I that pur p< se. 1 1^ Bays that 1 n >ss ■ vacant loi which is vi . at asi I . by the people llvii ■ in 1 Ighl rhood when he heard some om I I him He turned and had time to see ■ 1 ■ I like 1 strai ger had kni icki l him Insensible with » n . ml Instrument. Mis. Richmond, who was g • ■ Just about this time, found her husband i;. in^r on the ground. She saw no other person In the neigh horh 1. but thinks thai she may have arrived In time to prevent her husband being roblx The injured man was tal I house and Dr Duffy was called. Mr. Richmond was suf fering from several ugly cuts, a dozen bad bruisi s and a sevc re shock, but !;•■ .'X! ects to be .ut again In a week or more. When the pollc" heard the story they did 1 1- ■ t seem Inclined to take much Interest In it, and reported to head quarters that the Injuries were due to a fall. />'OV BURXS HIMSELF TO />/.' \TII HE I 'l TS CLOTH IN STOVE AND SETS FIRE TO HIS CLOTHING NI'RSE INJURED IN ATTEMPI VT RESCVE. In the temporary absence of 1 nur urday, James Kelly, a four-yeai old Inm 1 the New -Yorh Infai I \-' inn il l Vernoi who was left In one of the wards, threw a cloth | n a stove, and when it was burning briskly pull, 1 it out .: . i • ' ■■■•■ to his clothing He then ran Bcr< hi h thi ugh the room, s.-ttintc ; • k veral pieces of furniture. The i.vis.- dashed Into the ward and put out the flames, an l tried to bbvm the boj by tearing oft" his burning clothing with her bar.- hands. The child's bodj was horribly blistered, and he died m a fi « minutes The nui se w a badly ' urned. MISS STOSE .I.V/» CO.VPAXIOS FOVXD, RANSOM THOI GHT TO 1!V. . I I v. PAID MMi: I SIUCA S DAfl SHTER N \ M DJumala, European Turkey, Jan. 26. Miss Stin.- the captive American missionary, and h'-r companion, Mme. Tsilka, have been found near Yapyak. in the vicinity of the frontier. The American delegates conducting the negotiations for the release of the captives have arrived at Baneako (about thirty miles southeast of Dju mala), and will probably pay over the ransom money to-day. The infant daughter ol lime, Tsilka baa been christened Elenika. CALIFORNIA IN FOUR DATS from New fork Best of everything en route. Th* "Overland Limited." via Chicago a North-Western, fnlnn Pacific and Bouthern Pacific Hallway*. Of- Bcea 461, 287 ar.d 34d Uroadwuy.-AJvt. MILES IS MENTIONED NOW. WILL RA\K DEWEY IF BOTH GO ABROAD FOR ST. LOUIS FAIR. [BY TEIEnRAPH TO THE THIBrNF.] Washington. Jan. 2*>.— lt has been virtually decided to place Admiral Dewey at the heart of the Special Commission of three members that will be sent to Europe to arouse a more active Interest In the St. Louis World's Fair than Is now being manifested by many of the Old World natlona Who th>» oth^r two members will be Is nor known, though It is not unlikely that to General Miles will be tendered a position on the commission. In that event, of coarse, the Ad miral of th" N ivy would not be the chairman of the commission, as he is ranked in the mili tary service by the lieutenant general if th-> army, and the established rule ,if seniority : work iti this as In all other cases where 9 of th" army and navy are brooghl to gether In the performance ol public or «cmi dutles. The commission was asked for by President Puvid It. Francis and Director Vdolphus F^usch. of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, when they were In Washington last week. President • iry Hay. it is undersl 1. rea lily adopted the suggestion of the exposition offlcialSi and intimated that Mr. Francis should :.: .' .:■! th immisslon. To this Mr. Francis ob . on the ground that his presence was con stantly needed i:i St. Louis, whei lid dl re< • the active work of preparation for the big fair, and he urged President Roosevelt to give the commission such a personnel as would read ppeal to the courts of Europe that «iil be \ lslt< !. It appears thai several European governments, notably Austria and Russia, have practically declined to participate In the exposition, giving as th( ■ ti so doing that they will not time to prepare suitable exhibits if. the fair is opei time, M.r>. 1903b Un less there is a full representation of the Euro pean nations there will be another strong son for postponing the opening of '!:•■ exposition for a year, which Is being strongly urged by a lure-- . try. Mr. Buseh, who is chairman of the fair's f sisted when here that postponement for a year has already been shown to be advisable. If not absolutely necessary. It Is the belief of Mr. Francis, however, that the c;.,r..-iri; commission which the President will send to Europe will accomplish everything ed to brink' all the European countries int for the fair in 1903. P. R. R. TO COXDEVX PROPERTY. UNABLE TO MAKE TERMS WITH SPECU LATORS FOB TERMINAL SITE. Philadelphia, Jan. 26 Samuel Re >. fourth vice-president of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, who will have direct executive charge of the construction of the extensive New- York tunnel for thai company, to-day In discussing the reports that the company will be forced to pay exorbitant prices for property in New-York for terminal purposes, because speculators have obtained possession of much Of the property needed, said: When the Pennsylvania Railroad first began to purchase property In New-York for terminal purposes and before it was known what the purpose of these purchases was or who the real purchaser was, ....... estate speculators. observing the activity in real estate in the vicin ity of th^ proposed terminal, bought up certain properties and secured options on others in ad vance of the company's representatives. when it was finally announced that the Pennsylvania Railroad proposed to tunnel under the two rivers and Manhattan Island, together with the location of the terminal station, these specula tors at once placed a prohibitive value upon the property secured by them. Being unable to come to terms with them as to price, there is nothing left to do but to secure it under con demnation proceedings, which will be instituted at the proper time. In the purchase of the property by the speculator! the prices paid by them •. re greatly in excess of that paid for surrounding and adjoining property secure I by the company, and which under such proceed ings will form largely the basts of value for the property yet to be obtained, some of which Is held by the speculators. On that basis these speculators are likely to receive less for the properties held by them than they paid for them. The company, Mr. Rea continued, would not In any way be handicapped or delayed In the proposed work; that even were it necessary to - • ndemnation proceedings to secure all , : .•• ■. • ■ r terminal pur] there was plenty of work in connection with the Immense project which could and would be carried on ' ?np terminal to time to ■ ear up such proceedings should they beci im< nei ss iry. LONG CHASE FOR KIDNAPPED BOY. AFTER SEARCH OF FIVE MONTHS, YOUNG STER IS RECOVERED. [BY TEI.E'.R.\rH TO THE TRIBUNE. 1 Wilkesbarre, Perm., Jan. 20. — After a five months" search, six-year-old Walter Hoover, son of Mrs. Charles Hoover, of this city, was recov ered yesterday in the backwoods of Tloga County. Ha was imprisoned In the house of a woodchopper named James Brown, in a remote and desolate spot At midnight last, night he was restored to his mother, while his father. who had abducted him, was placed in jail. The child was found by Detective M. J. Kelgh ron, of this city, who on Thursday last captured the father at Cammal. Lycoming County, by a clever ruse, aided by Mrs, Hoover. Since then he travelled through Lycomlns;. Clinton, Potter and Tloga counties In a rapid search for the child, following clew after lew, and tracing the father and son from town to town. In each place the father had endeavored to cover his tracks, and thought he had succeeded, is he said when ar rested: "You will never get the boy. Where he v. as yesterday he will not be to-day, and where >■ la to-day he will not be to-morrow. I have 1< ts of friends, and they are aiding me." Hoover's wife 1.-ft him because he did not support her. and In revenge he stole the child last September, It was not until a few weeks ago, when he needed money, that a clew was found to his whereabouts. He wrote to his wife for money. Then he wrote saying the boy was sick, and later that he was dying, and the wife said she would go herself. The letters had been exchanged through an Intermediary and gave no clew to the husband's whereabouts, but when the wife said she would go and take the money with her, he tlxed upon Cammal as the meeting place. The trap was laid and he walked Into Detective K^ighron's arms. Then began the search for the child. It led from Cammal through the woods to Gains, Potter County; then to Ansonia; from there by roundabout ways to Gale ton. Potter Couty; on to Clinton, Clin ton County, and finally through several small places and woodchopplng districts back to Ualeton, anil from that village several miles back into the heart of the woods to the house of Brown, where the boy was secreted in a little room, DOLE'S RESIGNATION DESIRED, GOVERNOR'S TERM WILL NOT EXPIRE UN TIL 19M. BUT HIS HEALTH IS POOR. Washington, lan 35.— "The, Post" this morning says that Secretary Hitchcock has forwarded a letter to Banford B. Dole, Governor of Hawaii, In timating that the Governor's re?icnation was da slred. Governor Dole's term of four years will not expire until May. 1901, but his continued poor health has given ri.se to many rumors that he was about to resign. POLAND! POLAND!! POLAND!!! Greatest Natural Medlctn.il Water Known.— Adrt. PKICE TITREE CENTS. RAINES LAW RESULTS. STA TE EXCISE COMMISSIONER CONTROVERTS DR. PETERS. FIGI'RES SHOWING WORKING OF TH& LIQUOR TAX LAW-GOOD FAITH ENFORCEMENT RY LDCAI AUTHORITIES NEEDED. Albany, Jan. 2'! (Special).— appeared in The Tribune last Monday a letter from the Rev. Dr. John P. Peters, rector of St. Michael's Church. New-York City, in which he said that In the discussion of the Sunday excise law at tention had been given to the enforcement of the law or its non-enforcement on the part of the municipal authorities, but it seemed to him that attention should be called at least as strongly "to the similar responsibility of the State au thorities," and he added: "The Raines law is a State law. It took 11 matter of licensing the sale of liquor entirely out of the hands of local authorities, and provided a State machinery a* well as a municipal machinery for the enforce ment of this law. In actual practice, however, the State has thrown the burden of enforcement! entirely upon the local authorities." Further,, he said: "Neither does the State undertake any; proper inspection of saloons and hotels with aw view to determining whether they are comply—; ing with the terms of the law, and. In case it Ist* violated, of taking steps for a revocation of th» license." Patrick W. CulHnai :imia« the lei ftl Rev. Dr. Peters a% the time of Its pnbtlcal I teeUatei to mak» any comment upon it m certain sta tistics showtnc the results ol taw operation of" Department, thea bemaj pre— pared, were not yet assembted. Having 1 ob-« tamed the : | .. Mr. Cul linan. in response to :i reqnesl of The Tribune* correspondent, spoke frankly ■ - every* statement made by the Rev. I>r. IVters in hla» letter. MR. CULLINANS EXPERIENCE. There is no man In the State regal as moral competent to speak about the operations of th&- State Excise Department than its present chief;, for he has been Intimately associated with its administration ever since its institution In IS9G. A personal friend of the late Colonel Henry H. Lyman, the first State Excise Commissioner, ho. was appointed by him the first general counsel! of the department. The department upon its. Institution was distrusted. It was said It would! be a great political machine. Colonel Lyman, and Mr. Cullinan so administered the affairs off the department that not even their political op ponenta have ever said the Excise Department, ia being employed for a political purposes, Fears were expressed also that eventually corrupt In fluences would affect the department. Five* years have passed, and no np.^ has ever ques tioned the- absolute honesty of the management of the great department. Colonel Lyman, it was well known in Albany,, was influenced greatly in his a.i:ninistration ot the new department by the advice of Mr. Cut linan, and therefore when Colonel Lyman died it was thought that Governor Odell acted Li the* public interest when he> appointed Mr. Culllnaa as Colonel I*ymai successor. The State Excise* Commissioner, in his reply to the Key. Dr. Peters letter, practically gives a history of th«» Excise Department for rive years, and there fore his statement will be read with the more in-» terest. Besides. It can be regarded as hia first; official declaration of his policy of administering* the affairs of th.; State Excise Department, and. one can also discern some thought ahout tha latent powers of the police departments of the* cities of the State. THE CO3IMISS STATr.MENT. Mr. CuUlnan said >'.a;«m«n| of the Rev. l>r. . The Liquor Tax law of the state of New-York i 3 not a sentiment, but a statute, which constitute* the sole suldance lor the conduct of the State Com missioner of KxeiFe. and he is responsiMe to th» people of the entire State for tho discharge- of hi* duties under and according to the terms of tha» statute. The Rev. L>r. I'eters attacks both the law and the method of its enforcement, and, although, a public officer should not be called i:pon to defend! a public act and the discharge of his duties there-* under, unless tho charges are accompanied by! facts, yet it la a pleasure to submit, in the inter-j »st of the people of the entire State, the result of the most effective and most beneficent liquor act! ever enacted, here or elsewhere, in reply to thai criticisms that have been made. The Rev. It. Peters says that. In taking tb« matter of licensing the sale of liquors entire^' out of the hands of the local authorities and provl-ilns* for State supervision, the -statute also provided* "municipal machinery for the enforcement of thai law: in actual practice, however, tho State h.u* thrown tho burdt-n of enforcement entirely upon the local authorities." The impression gathered! from this statement Is that it was the intent of the legislature to cast the whole burden of enforce-^ xnent of the Liquor Tax lan upon the Sate Ex*4 rise Department, and that mi duty devolved upon* the local authorities in the premises. On the con trary, the legislature did not cast tho entire bur— • ilen of enforcing the Liquor Tux law upon the Stataj Department of Kxcise. The act proviies. in ex plicit l> rra«. two remedies for the enforcement of" the Liquor Tax law. one of which is the civil rem edy to be exercised by the State authorities. ar.il the oth«-r is the criminal remedy, exclusively irt the control of the local criminal authorities. No» purpose is more clearly defined In the statute thuni this division of responsibility. When the State De partment of Excise has performed Its duty in thrt* matter of the jfrantlni: of liquor tax certificates. collected the revenue, instituted such proceedings! as ma] btr necessary for the cancellation of cer^ t ldeates and for tho collection of the penalties oT, liquor tax bonds, it has performed, in the main, ltai entire duty under the statute. It cannot invade thai province of criminal jurisdiction to secure tne en forcement of the law, for that duty Is reserved ex-«. clusively for the local criminal authorities, a duty always resting upon them, arid not taken away. m rectly or constructively, by any provision of law. • The Key. Dr. Peters further asserts that Thai State Department of Kxcise has ""winked at and permitted violations and evasions of the law for* the purpose ot obtaining; revenue for the State, and. we think It may be fairly said, capital for th« party as one which reduces taxes." This charge Ist not accompanied by any proof, and can be refuted-! by the r< cords of this department. The department* acknowledges th-- expenditure «>f en^r^y In seeur- 1 tng the enforcement of the Liquor Tax law !n that matter of collecting revenue, but this has been ao- ! compltshed without the n«s!ect of any other duty! Imposed upon it. Every person carrying on th* traffic in liquors is assessed for that purpose, ai the rate provided by the statute, and it has been! considered one of the most important duties of the State Department to collect that tax. which. In the lancimsf of Andrews, J.. in the case, off Klnsfeld a»;t. Murray. 143 th N. V.. Page 37«\ is. "to furnish some measure of indemnity against! the public burdens thrown upon the localities by the prosecution of a business therein, under St:»t<» authority, powerfully contributing to disorder,! pauperism and crime." While the department hati thus been ensasted In the collection of this tax. amounting flurlrii; the last tlve years to upwardV of r3.000.000, at an almost infinitesimal cost to th<» people of the State, it is also able, at the same time. to establish by the public records that it has been? rigid and unsparing in the enforcement of every civil remedy within Its power to exercise, that th«af law may be observed as the statute prescribes. REDUCTION IN NUMBER OF LICENSES. When the Liquor Tax law took eff»ct. March 23; ISM, there were 33.437 licenses granted in the State. On January l'>. BK. the number i>f liquor tax ocr« tiftcates In force In the State was -S.4X a reduc-* tion of over 7 -••. or more than !» p.r cent, ux the number of places authorized to sell liquor. According t>> the reports of the State Commi** s!on of Prisons, the number of. commitments f>>£» drunkenness has fallen from ">s.2r>o in K»7 to l: . .1 in 19"l. a re.iui-tton of nearly V- per cent. From the same authoritative source it further appears that the number of criminals confined lr» ... State prisons «n 1890 was 3.VS. iru-reasinß until 1595, when It reached 3.7^1. nut vlimir ishiiK through; the years since the passage of the Liquor Tax law l to 3.375 in V>'»\ Th.- total population of the State jails, penitent POLAND! POLAND!! POLAND! Bottled at the Famous Poland Spring. 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