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HOUSE "INSURGENTS" MUSTER OXL
THIRTY-THREE VOTES AGAINST
CLOSING DERATE TO-MORROW.
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Washington. April HL-Tbe helming ma
jority of the Republican members of the House
to-day placed thrive* squarely on record in
favor of reciprocity with Cuba, as The Tribune
has all along contended they would do. \\ hen
put to the test the insurgents rallied only thirty
three vote?. and it Is confidently believed that
vhen the Payne bill la put Hi its passage they
will not poll more than half thin number of
votes. These thirty-three votes were cast
Against the motion made by Chairman Payne, of
the Ways and Means Committee, to dose gen
eral debate on the bill at 3 o'clock next Fri
day afternoon, so that it may be put on Its
passage Saturday. Mr. Payne's request for an
agreement to close debate St the time stated
by unanimous consent was refused, and then he
made a motion to the same effect and demanded
,he previous question. This brought the ques
tion to a sharp issue, which would have result
ed in the same way had it been brought on a
week BCD. and when a- division was called for
on the previous question the House leadership
was sustained by a vote of 103 to iW. This
should have shown the beet sugar people that
they stood no possible show to obstruct the
massage of the bill further, but as if to display
their obstinacy for the bare sake of exhibition,
they voted solidly with the Democrats on the
main question, which was for the closing of the
general debate. By a rising vote on this proposi
tion the opponents of reciprocity gained a short
lived victory, the vote standing 105 to 120. ■«
Mr. Watson, of Indiana, the Republican whip
since Mr. Tawney. of Minnesota, has seen fit
to lead a revolt against the present organiza
tion of the House, demanded the ayes and noes.
and then the Insurgent strength dwindled to
thlrtv-thfee votes, as follows:
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Thirty-two Democrats voted for the motion as
follows:
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Obviously the insurgent movement is In reality
more of a revolt against the House organiza
tion than opposition to Cuban reciprocity, or
else the Republicans who voted on a division
against closing the debate would have recorded
themselves when the yes and noes were taken.
bo that their constituents could be able to know
■ definitely how they voted on this vitally Impor
tant subject. A significant feature of the in
surgent movement Is that Mr. Tawney. of
Minnesota, and Mr. Tayler. of Ohio, who have
been among the strongest opponents of reci
procity, deserted the insurgent cause hen the
first crucial test came, and cast their lot with
the Republican majority. This leaves the lead
ers of the California and Michigan delegations
with the bag to hold, and it is thought that
when the next test com°s their organization will
be virtually disintegrated. A partial poll of the
Republican side of the House shows that not
more than fifteen "last ditchers" will co-operate
with the free trade Democrats to the end. and it
is possible that this number could be reduced
to ten if the Bone leaders and other supporters
of the administration's Cuban policy cared to
bother much more with the Insurgents. It la
already settled that only a bare handful of "last
31tchen»." probably not more than half a dozen,
MB be found in the company of the Democratic
*ree traders when tariff revision amendments
»re offered to the MIL Each of these in turn
a-'ll be ruled out of order by the chairman as
lot germane and on the successive appeals from
the decision of the Chair the Republicans will
me up almost solidly in support of the House
urbanization, la order to keep their records
straight at home and In the party.
It is expected that the Democrats will make
their chief flcht on the proposition to amend
the bill by adding to it a section abolishing the
Jifferential on refined sugar, and since this is
strictly a tariff revision movement, it is not
jelieved that even half a dozen Republicans will
-isk the danger of retirement to private life by
givinsr it their votes. The bill, therefore, will go
through the House next Saturday just as it
:ame from the Ways and Means Committee, and
Bin reach the Senate Committee on Relations
;v'.th Cuba early next week in this form. It is
ilmost certain that the Senate committee, of
*-hich the determined and resourceful Mr. Platt.
If Connecticut, is chairman, will eliminate from
the measure all of its hard and practically im
possible conditions, and also increase the basis
Vt reciprocity to at least 2."» per cent. In fact,
t is possible that the tariff reduction recom
mended by Senator Plait's committee will be
531-3 per cent, instead of 20 per cent provided
!or by th» House '"ill.
The speakers in the House to-day were Messrs.
Roberts, if Massachusetts: Patterson, of Ten
aesaec. and Cochran, of Missouri, for the bill,
md Bartlett. of Georgia: Corliss, of Michigan:
3roussard, of Louisiana; Bell, of Colorado, and
a. C. Smith, of Michigan, against it.
EXHIBITS FOR if. LOUIS FAIR.
il'.Y TELEGIUrn TO THE TRIBfNE.]
Washington, April 16.— Advices received here from
Venezuela and Peru indicate that » lively interest
aas been awakened In those countries over the
Louisiana Purchase Exposition, and the Intention
Of pending exhibits is expressed by the govern
ment*, as well as by private individuals. When the.
Peruvian Congress meets in the latter part of
Tuly. President Roniana -Brill recommend a liberal
ippropriatlon to cover the cost of representation.
rhis progressive executive is thoroughly alive to
the benefits of augmented commercial transac
tions with the United States. President Castro of
Venezuela is ai^mated by similar considerations.
out admits that the participation of his govern
ment in the exposition may be le?s than he de-
Sire* if the persistence of the revolutionists com
pels him to continue drawing on the national m-as
ary to maintain peace. Ecuador Is suffering from
inandal panic ar ; may be forced to limit her rep
■-■ Jitlon at St. Louis to Individual exhibitors to
•orne extent, unless she recovers her prosperity
before the exposition is opened.
MORPH.ME,
Laudanum and All Other Drug Habits.
TEN DAYS FREE TRIAL AT HOME
Many Are Cured by the Free Treatment and All Permanently Benefited.
This > lean, s-ife remedy contains the great vital principle, lacking in all others, and as dis
pense-: by this old Established Society, reaches more homes, in America and the Old World
than all of th< oth; rs claiming to do a similar work ooeabtstsd. Not only is the appetite for drugs
eradkati d lut the so-called heart and kidney troubles, brought on by long use of narcotics, are
cured as well.
From the first dose all desire for drugs is gone.
The appetite is gcod, sleep comes naturally, and a rapid gain in health and strength fol
lows. There is no suffering, and a feeling of well being and an uplifting that allows one to
contemplate the habit as a thing: of the remote past is the natural result.
Those who have been forced by suffering- and the demands of active business life to in
creased doses have the especial attention of the Medical Staff, and many of these cases are
cured as easily as those of lighter habits.
The treatment builds up the system generally, and both men and women find all the forces
of nature renewed. '-•V*'
It ie indorsed by physicians throughout the United States and Europe.
Treating many thousands of cases each year, and recognizing In this condition a disease,
the. Medical Director is in the closest sympathy with all the patients, and a perfect system of
record* srlves t. complete history of every case from day to day. Our purpose is to place the
cure in reach of all.
Ail correspondence Is confidential, and letters returned If requested. Write for trial to-day.
AT. JAMES SOCIETY. M UK 1038, 11S3 DIIOADW.Iv, MJW YORK.
ESTRADA PALMA'S FLANS
FIRST MESSAGE TO CUBAM OONGREBS
OUTLINKP- -KKIENI»SHIP FOR THE
IMTEI) STATKS.
Wasalafjton. April 16.— Tomas Estrada Palma
President-elect of the Cuban /'.epublic. passed
through Washincton this nfternoon on his way
to Cuba. He will visit a number of Cuban dtles
and towns. jroinß first to Gibara. thenre to H->i-
and his native town. Hayamo. From there
the President-elect will proceed to Manzanillo
and Santiago and ro to Havana about May 0.
He is suffering from a cold which made talk
inp a serious strain, and his health apparently
la far from perfect. His first important acts, as
the President of the new republic, he announced
to-day, will be the formation of a Cabinet and
th. sending of a message to the Cuban Congress.
He already has* selected several person? to whom
he will tender Cabinet portfolios, but he refused
to make his selections public, explaining that he
wanted to pive the matter full consideration
after he reaches Cuba and to announce the Cab
inet simultaneously. One appointment, he ad
mitted, wa<? practically doci. led— that of CJonzalo
de Quesada, who represented the Cubans here
in the period preceding the Spanish- American
War. to be Minister to the United States. He
said he had no understanding nf to who would
mwi an all this government at Havana, but added
that he hoped a nvm of broad judgment, who
had in view the most cordial relations between
'be two countries, would be selected.
The flrrt message of the head of the republic
to the Cuban Congress will be submitted imme
diately after he assumes office. Its chief feat
ures will be recommendations along the follow
ing lines':
First— All possible measures calculated to
unite the various political factions of Cuba, so
that all elements will work together in the In
terest of the new government.
Second— The development of the natural re
sources of the country, with reciprocal tariff re
lations with the Tnited States.
Third— The maintenance of the most friendly
relations with the United States Government.
CUBA* RECIPROCITY PT.AN.
General Palma said that the United States
dollar would continue to be tbe standard in
Cuba, but the currency and other questions
were matters that required mature deliberation
and need not be Immediately legislated upon.
He said that he hoped to secure a substantial re
duction in the tariff on supar, tobacco and other
Cuban products. The Cuban Government would
act entirely on a reciprocal basis in making re
ductions on United States products, and what
ever action was taken at Washington along this
line \rouM be followed to the same extent by the
Havana Government. This subject presented
the most difficult problem among those he fore
saw.
In response to a question, he said that the
Cuban Government would not establish such
reciprocal commercial relations with any other
government than that of the United States. He
said his efforts would be concentrated on restor
ing hi? country to its condition before the rav
ages of war devastated it. He did not look for
arv serious difficulty or confusion consequent
upon the change of rule, as most of the offices
were now administered by Cubans.
The President-elect, while waiting for his
train to proceed, received official notice from
Postmaster General Payne that the agreements
reached between them in a recent conference
had been framed as arranged, and had been for
warded to him through Governor General Wood.
These agreements are in the form of orders, to
be ls«ued separately by the Postmaster General
of the United States, with the approval or Presi
dent Roosevelt and by the president of Cuba.
They are drawn up In duplicate and simply
agree as was Paid when the conference was
held to continue the present postal and money
order arrangements between the United States
and Cuba until a permanent convention has
been signed. It has also been agreed that, if it
can be done properly, the present military au
thorities In control in Cuba shall order a suffi
cient amount Of postal supplies of all kinds to
meet the needs of the Cuban Government until
August 1 these supplies to be settled for by the
Cuban Government in the same manner as the
present accounts of the postal service there are
now adjusted.
Accompanying the President-elect, besides R.
A C Smith, of New- York, the president of the
American Mail Steamship Company, who will
go only part of the way. «re the following Cu
bans who will remain on the Island with him:
Jose his son; Gonsalo do Quesada, R. Nar
ganas. M. Morales, R. Serra. M. Gonzales and
Manuel Ros.
.SAY OOODBY TO GENERAL PAT. MA.
CUBANS HERE GIVE HIM PEN. WITH WHICH
HE VOL!. SIGN FIRST OFFICIAL PAPER.
T. -Estrada Palma. President-elect of Cuba. left
this city at 9:30 a. in. over the Pennsylvania Rail
road, on the way to Cuba, where. on May 20.
he win be inaugurated. The train on which he
began his journey south left Jersey City at 9:4.">.
The laavetaUng. Voth at the Hotel aturo, In Four
teenth-st.. where the general spent Tuesday night.
and at the railroad station, was of a most unosten
tatious character, nnd one not informed would
never have Imagined that a new President was <!• -
parting for a land of which he was to be the first
chief Executive. The parting, however, was none.
the less hearty and sincere. General Palma w.13
accompanied by Antonio Morelea, General Gonzalo
Quesada, Emanuel Ros. the general's private sec
retary; Raphael Berra and Emanuel Gonzalea. A
number of personal friend* accompanied him to
Jersey City, where he and his suite- at once boarded
the private car flaalSiiMH As far as Old Point
Comfort the general will be accompanied by bis
twenty-one year old son Jose, who in a student at
Columbia University. The other members of his
family bade goodby to him on Tuesday at Central
Valley. N. Y. They win start for Cuba on May S.
It is planned that he will reach Glbata, on the
northern coast of Cuba, on Sun. lay or Monday
next. In landing at Gibara he will set foot on
Cuban soil at the place where he was put aboard
ship eighteen years ago, when he was banished
because he would not swear allegiance to Spain.
From Gibara he will travel inland to Rnyamo, the
place of his birth. He will look at hi* mother's
tomb, and also at the Sands that were confiscated
by the Spanish Crown at the time of his banish
ment.
Among others v.ho accompanied Pre»ident-«tlect
Palma to the Jersey City ferry were Bettor Fran
cisco K. Fonscca and a large delegation of the
workman from his cigar manufactory in this city.
Sefior Fonscca. and other Cubans of this city pre
sented a gold pen to General Palma at an Informal
reception on Tuesday evening. General I'.-iiniM
promised that be would use the pen to sign bis
first official document.
rHEZBYTFRIA\ STATEMENT OF DOCTRISE.
•WORK OF THE CHEEP REVISION COMMITTEE
NEARLY COMPLETED.
Washington, April 16.— The Presbyterian Com
mittee on Creed Revision has practically completed
MGWYOBK DAILY TRIBUNE. THOBBPAY. APBIi; IT. IMB.
the brief statement of doctrine. To-day the com
mittee framed articles on the Law. the Church and
its Sacraments, the Final Judgment, and Missions
and the Final Triumph of the Church. The work
of reviewing the various articles of the statement,
and properly paragraphing and naming them, will
now lie taken up. It la expected that this work
will be finished in « day or two. after which the
renort of the committee will be ready for the i.en
eral Assembly, to be held In New-York at an early
date.
FIGHTING FOR STATEHOOD.
SMALL TROSrECT OF THE THREE TER
RITORIES BEING ADMITTED AT
THIS SESSION.
[BT Tri.Ec.nAr-H to THE TRIBUNE.!
Washington. April 16.— three Delegates from
the Territories of Oklahoma. Arizona and New-
Mexico— Messrs. Flynn. Rodey and Smith— talk
ing as if they were growing extremely suspicions
of Speaker Henderson's alleged promise to give
them a day for the consideration of the omnibus
bill reported by the Committee on Territories for
the admission of these Territories to Statehood.
They say they have secured enough promises of
support on both sides of the House to get the bill
through at this session If they can only get a day
for consideration. The Speaker, it is said, keeps
putting them off when they ask for a day. and
although they doubtless could get their bill up as
a privileged matter, they -do not seem to desire to
jeopardize the prospects of the measure by re
sorting to this somewhat desperate method. AH
they can do with safety, therefore, Is to continue
to urge Speaker Henderson to give them a flay,
and. falling to secure this, they probably will per
mit the bill to go over to the next session.
In view of the probability that the Senate If
pushed would kill the bill outright at this session.
it Is thought that Delegates Klynn. Rodey and
Smith will prefer for obvious political reasons at
home to let the Speaker have his way at present,
and If he fails them at this session they can try to
rush the bill through at the next session, when
the fall election has been held and the delegates
will not have the same incentive to pursue the
vigorous course they have taken thus far How
ever the Semite seems so set against admitting
either Arizona or New-Mexico to Statehood at.
present that the Oklahomans at the next session, or
certainly in the next Congress, will probably sun
m!t their proposition on its own merits, and no
longer keep it tied up with the fate of the other
two Territories.
ROCHAMBEAVBTA TUB DEMCATIOX
PRESIDENT ROOSEVKI-TS INVITATION AC
CEPTED BY THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT.
Washington. April IC— The following letter was
sent by Fresident Roosevelt on March 27 to the
President of France, inviting the French Govern
ment and people to unite with the government and
people of the United states in an appropriate dedi
cation of the monument of Marshal De Roch.im
beau on May 24:
Theojore Roosev.lt. President of the T'nited States
..- America to li-:< Excellency Emll Loubet,
rres-ident of the French Republic
Great and <; l Friend: I have the honor to in
form you that the Congress of the United States
bave adopted a Joint resolution authorizing and re
questing me to extend to the government hi. ! peo
pie of France n cordial invitation to unite with
the government and people of the United States In
a tit and appropriate dedication of the mnmira.nl
of Marshal Pc RochaJnbeau, to be unveiled In the
city of Washington on May 2*. 1302. It become*
therefore my agreeable duty to tender in the
name of the government and people of the TniCM
States this Invitation to tha government and peo
ple of France.
I trust th.it your excellency will see In this action
another proof of the lasting gratitude of the Amer
ican government and people for the Inestimable
services rendered by France during the war <
Revolution, nnd that th« occasion will serve to
join together Still more firmly the ties Which since
that time hay« united the two countries
I avail myself of this opportunity to assure your
excellency of my fervent desire for the prosperity
and happiness of yourself and the government and
people of France
Written at Washington this 27th day of March,
19"::. Your jr<xid friend.
THF.onoRF. RO iSEVEt/T.
By the President, JOHN HAT. Seen lary ol State.
Invitations likewise were sent by the Secretary of
ptjjtp to Count Rene de Etochambeau and M Q
ton de Sahune ie Lafayette, as the representatives
of their respective families
"'■•ronKh Ambassador Torter word <-nnio to-day
that the French Government will be represented
by n general and an admiral, with their aid*
warship, and by two officers from the Foreign < >f
fice.
Count Rochambeau nnd M. Qaston de Sahune de
Lafayette, with their Wives, iir- expected to arrive
in New-York on May 18
WHITE HOUSE TO BE REXOVATED
EXTENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED UN
DER MRS. ROOSEVELT'S DIRECTION.
Washington. April M For the tint time «tn^.
President Arthur's administration, th'- old White
Mouse Is to have. » thorough renovation -..i artisM
lines. Mrs Roosevelt baa had her attention called
to the building and to the preying need of new
furnishings and adornments to make tha place
Buitable for the entertainment of large, parties. So
heavy baa the list of favored guesta In tbe it ■ • •
veit household grown that it has ! n found neces
pary to have recourse to tbe East Room aa a dining
room, which, by the way, was a part of the origi
nal design "f the bouse < 'tn- feature of the plan
of renovation Is to turn the great East Room Into
a state dininc room, involving a transformation of
the decorations into those of the Colonial style,
with open fireplaces. The present old fashioned
flooring will give place to ■ new parq.uei Boor of
hard, polished woods, and an enormoua rug, espe
cially designed to suit the decorative schei f the
p- r,-i, will be woven In ona piece, bo thai the r> >• iij
may be easily turned Into a charming ballroom.
The White House dining service in a strange con
glomeration of antique and modern glass, silver
ami porcelain, and so many pieces have disap
pear-d that it is l).. longer sufficient .it h--r in
quality <ir in number of pieces t.. serve iari;<» din
ner parties. The new service which is wanted will
be of Sevres porcelain. The present st;. !•• during
room will he used for small dinner parties. It also
will be redecorated, the present yellow color scheme
being obnoxious t<> the family.
The entrance ball of the house also is to be
renovated. In order that In general t..p.<- and char
acter of decoration it may accord with the em
bellished East Room, in addition t.i these changes
there if i d for additions for lighting facilities,
and also for a staircase to the attic— an argent need
in case of lire, the servants now depending entire
ly on the elevator. Much new furniture of mod
ern style is required in place ..f the nondescript
types now .scattered through the portions of the
house devoted to soda! uses. To defray the expense
of this undertaking an estimate of about J:m.".«> was
submitted to Congress, and. as reported to-day the
Sundry Civil bill contains th« necessary appropria
tion.
LIBERTY'S LI CUT TO BURN AGAIN.
SECRETARY HOOT MAKES AN ARRANGE
MENT WITH THE TREASURY
DEPARTMENT.
tnr TELE'jnAm T > the rninrxE.l
Washington, April 16.- Liberty's torch will be kept
lighted by the army hereafter as part of the il
lumination of the military posts of New-York Har
bor In accordance with the following order issued
to General Brooke by Adjutant General CorbJn to
day:
The following memorandum of the Secretary of
War is furnished for your information and guid
ance:
"After personal conference with the Secretary of
the Treasury and with the approval of the Presi
dent, the electric apparatus which was turned over
to the War Department with the Statue of Lib
erty at Bedloe'S Island in New-York Harbor will
be retained and employed in furnishing lipht to the
military post. Including the light upon the statue,
until* further orders. You will direct the genera]
commanding the Department of the East accord
ingly. ELIHU ROOT."
You will cause the light of the Statue of Liberty
to be lighted as a part of the lighting of the post
in the way recommended by you. The quartermas
ter general has been informed of this action and
will provide the necessary funds. Other details you
will give the necessary orders to carry this into
effect.
/AMES 8. BSERMAX MAT I. EWE CONGRESS
REPORT THAT HE IS TO BE APPOINTED FEDERAL
JUDGE FOR THE SECOND NEW-YORK DISTRICT.
[BT TELEGRAPH To THE TTtIBINE ]
Washington, April — It Is reported here on
what appears to be good authority ttiat Repre
sentative James S. Sherman, of Utlca. N. V.. has
decided to resign from Congress at the close of this
session and accept an appointment to the federal
bench in the lid District of New-York, to nil the
place provided for by recent legislation giving the
lid District two judges. Mr. Sherman could not
be seen to-day, although some of his close friends
who were seen give credence to this report. He
is now serving his sixth consecutive term in the
House, and it is believed that he could continue
to represent the XXVth New-York District for an
indefinite time, if he cared to do so. He is one of
the acknowledged leaders of the House, is regarded
as an exceptionally well equipped parliamentarian
find was the most prominent candidate against
General Henderson, of lowa, for the Speakershlp
when Mr. Reed resigned.
STOCK MARKET CALMER.
EFFECT OF THE MORGAN AND
BEL MON T STA TEMENTB.
BELMONT INTERESTS DO NOT ADMIT
LOSING CONTROL OF L. AND IM
PROBABILITY OF CHANGES
IN THE BOARD.
The statements Issued late on Tuesday night
by George W. Perkins, of J. P. Morgan & Co..
and August Belmont, chairman of the board of
the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company,
declaring that the Southern Railway Company
was not to take over the Louisville and Nash
ville, and that there would be no further con
test for control of the latter property, had a
quieting effect on the market movement yester
day of the stocks of the two roads. There were
again heavy dealings in Southern Railway com
mon, about 2."<>.««»<> shares being sold; but the
trading was within a narrow range, between
384£ and 37, the close being at the latter figure,
a net decline of % per cent. Louisville and
Nashville, on sales of 15,000 shares, declined 1%
points, closing at 125%. That a truce, if not.
Indeed, a permanent peace, had been reached by
the parties contending for the control of the
Louisville and Nashville was proclaimed by the
Perkins and Belmont statements; but those ut
terances, in the view of the Street, left some Im
portant and interesting points unelucidated. On
those points no Information could be obtained
yesterday. One of the unsolved mysteries was
the identity of the principals in the enormous
buying of Southern Railway common on
Tuesday. Many believed that this buying
,VIS, VIS for account of the Rothschlld-Belmont in
terests, while others were inclined to credit a
fitory-that Mr. Gates had expressed a desire to
have an interest in the Southern Railway, and,
acting upon a suggestion from a high quarter
that the market was the best place to get It,
had directed the heavy purchases on which the
stock advanced so materially.
A second point much discussed yesterday re
lated to the probable changes in the Louisville
find Nashville board. it being taken for granted
that, having assumed control of the stock ac
quired by the Gates syndicate. J. P. Morgan &
CO, would reorganize that body by placing In it
a majority of directors representing their own
policies— those policies, as far as the Southern
field is concerned, being those which dominate
the Southern Railway— it being agreed, however,
that no change would be made before the re
turn from Europe of Mr. Morgan.
A dispatch from Louisville yesterday said
that directors there had been summoned to at
tend a special meeting of the Louisville and
Nashville board, to be held to-day In this city.
August Belmont. when asked for what purpose
the meeting had been called, answered: "This
meeting is only one of the regular monthly
meetings of the board. No quorum is likely.
owing to the absence of some of the directors.
In any event, there will be no change in the
personnel of the board or officer*."
Mr. Belmont declined yesterday to add any
thing to hi« brief statement of the preceding
tsieht. It may be stated, however, that the Bel
mont Interests do not admit having lost control
of the Louisville and Nashville.
It was made evident yesterday afternoon that
J. I*. Morgan & Co. have decided to regard th >
Louisville, incident as closed, and that there
would be no further public statements on the
matter from them. Asked for some details ns
to the deposit of stock under the arrangements
announced, Mr. Perkins said that all ouch
Questions were ridiculous, and would not be an
swered in any way. "The Louisville matter is
a closed and sealed thing now." he added.
"Three statements were given out yesterday.
which was a larger number than you might
have had. nnd I think that the newspapers and
the public ought to be satisfied."
John W. Gates ■was In conference again yes
terday morning with J. P. Morgan & Co.. as was
President Samuel Spencer or the Southern Rail
way Company. The former was In the same
jocular humor as on Tuesday, but neither man
added to what he had said for publication.
Mr. Rates, when asked In the afternoon about
a report that representatives of the Gates syn
dicate would enter the Louisville and Nashville
board at the directors 1 meeting to-day, nn
swered: "No, that Is not true. We have no such
desire. Mr. Belmont called on me just now.
He Is a very nice gentleman, and we had a very
nice i. ilk."
When asked whether there was any basis for
a rumor that J. P. Morgan ft Co. had taken a
one-third interest in the syndicate's holdings of
Louisville and Nashville stock. Mr. Gates saun
tered Into another room.
Atlanta, April 16. Samuel Spencer, presi
deni of the Southern Hallway Company, sent
the following telegram to-day to 3. M. Inman.
one of the directors of the Southern and a mem
ber <>f the executive board:
The Louisville and Nashville, situation is
simply this: Mr. dates and his associates, ap
parently without any consultation with any
railroad Interest In the South or elsewhere. anJ
entirely <>n their own account, bought In th>
open market large blocks of Louisville nnd
Nashville stock, and claim now »o hold a ciear
majorti y.
By reason of a large short interest, growing
partially oul of the sale by the Louisville and
Nashville Company or fifty thousand shares
an authorised additional Issue of treasury stocks
which was not listed and not therefore a good
di liv.rv „n the Exchange, a serious corner was
Imminent J. P. Morgan & Co. were appealed
to to use their influence to prevent such a dis
astrous condition.
After two days' negotiations this has resulted
In nn agreement by which the dates stock will
be deposited with and placed under the control
of J. P. Morgan <<• Co.. as bankers, and not as rep
resenttng any railway Interest, and with no pur
pose except to conserve In the bent possible way
the general financial and business situation and
avoid the- .serious complications which have
threateii.-d The Southern Railway Company
has had and has no Interest, directly or Indi
rectly, present or prospective. In the purchase
of the stock, or in its deposit as above with J.
P. Morgan & Co. There la no contest for the
control of the Louisville and Nashville by any
other railway company, and not likely to he, cer
tainly not by the Southern.
SAMUEL SPENCER.
Baltimore. April 16.- It was learned to-day
from a semi-official source that the Seaboard
Air Lino Railway ilgures in the general under
standing reached in New-York in connection
with the Louisville and Nashville .sale. This, it
irt stated, assures the continuance of the friend
ly relations existing between the Seaboard and
the Louisville and Nashville.
It is understood that conferences have been
held between the Morgan interests and repre
sentatives of the Seaboard. President John
Skelton Williams, of the latter, and President
Samuel Spencer, of the Southern Railway Com
pany, wore present at these conferences. It
has been expected that some understanding
would be reached with the Seaboard, with the
idea of securing its co-operation in a com
munity of interest plan. There is a disposition
In local circles close to the Seaboard to think
that the Gates party contemplated making a
bid for the Seaboard, and that the Morgr.n
plan to secure a general understanding inter
vened and stopped this move.
IJfTERNATIONAL POWER co. DIVIDEND.
The director-; of thP International Power Com
pany yesterday declared a dividend of 6 per cent
on the preferred stock, of which JfiOO.OOO is out
standing. The common had a sensational ndvance
in price, going to ISOV4 and closing at 148. a net gain
for the day of 11^ points. There were reports of n.
closer identification of interepts with the Ameri
can Locomotive Company, hut the prevailing opin
ion was that the sharp market advance wns the
result of manipulation.
Among the leases recorded >esterday in the office
of the County Clerk of this county was that of the
richts, lands, road?, properties, privileges and fran-
Chiaea Of the Metropolitan Street Railway Com
imay .to the Intcrurban Street Hallway Company^
the lease running 9« years from February 14. I<W2.
and the consideration belnp the payment of 7 per
cent yearly upon the £ : .2,i.>00,0 ft i> capital stock of the
lessor company.
PAR AN STEVENS PLOT SOLD
HOTEL TO COST fa.MO.BW TO BE 15U11.T
THERE.
A TWENTY STORY STRUCTTRE— THE LAST
BIG HOI.DIXO OF ESTATE TO
BE DISPOSED OF.
Th<» Paran Stevens plot at the southeast cor
ner of Forty-fourth-st. and Fifth-aye. has been
bought by Richard M. Montgomery, who repre
sents ia this transaction a syndicate which was
organized by him and W. H. ("hesebrough. presi
dent of the Century Realty Company. It has
been reported several times this year that *he
asking price for the parcel, which is one of the
most valuable in the Fifth-aye. section, was a
little less than SI.fMM.OOn. A hotel to cost about
$2£00,000 is to be built on the premises, so tho
total transaction will represent an outlay of
about &3,r><HM)oo.
This hotel is to be built by the New-Knslaml
Hotel Company, which was incorporated recent
ly, with a capitalization of fBOfIUBOft Percival
\V. Clement, president of the Rutland Railroad,
holds the principal interest in the New-England
Hotel Company, and in the syndicate organized
by Messrs. Montgomery and Chesebroueh.
which has just bought the property. At the
northwest nrnrr of Fourty-fourth-st. and Fifth
ave. is Pelmonico's. and at the southwest corner
of Forty-fourth-st. and FTfth-ave. is Sherry's.
The Paran Stevens plot, which was sold for
the estate by John W. Sterling and John S.
Meloher, as trustees, has a frontage of iMl.ln
feet In Fifth-aye., and ISO feet in Forty-fourth
st. The other members of the syndicate formerl
by Messrs. Montgomery and Chesebrough bo
sides Mr. Montgomery and Percival W*. Clement.
are Henry and Jefferson Sellgman. and the Cen
tury Realty Company.
"William H. Vattcjoett* will be the manager of
the hotel, which will be one of the most ex
clusive in this city. He is and has been for MOM
years the manager of the Hotel Dunmore. in
Forty-second-st., just west of Qw> alh i*a j and
In all the realty transactions tn this city with
which Mr. Clement has been identified Mr. Vall
quette has represented him.
It was learned from a trustworthy source last
night that the hotel would be from eighteen to
twenty stories high, and that a funnel might be
built under Forty-fourth-st. so as to tdUBSCI las
new hotel with Delmonico's. If this under
ground passageway should be built, the guests
of the hotel would not have to go outdoors to
reach Delmonico's. Mr. Clement at on» time
owned the Hotel Punrnore. He exchanged that
property for the holdings' of th^ Trenor L. Park
estate, in the Rutland Railroad, and with these
holdings Mr. Clement became the possessor of
the majority of the stock of the road.
Th*» pal^ of the Forty-fourth-st. plot disposes
of all the large r*\il estate properties owned for
many years by the Paran Stevens estate. Only
several small parcels are now owned by the
estate. Overtures for the aim ha an of the Forty
fourth-st. plot were begun some months ago by
the syndicate, and the negotiations were brought
to a successful end yesterday, when a paper
containing the terms of the sale was received
here from Mrs. Arthur H. Paget. with her sig
nature affixed Mrs. Paget lives in London.
DENIES WATER CURE STORY
COLONEL piCKMAX SAYS AMERICAN
TROOPS HAVE BEEN REMARK
ABLY HUMANE.
Washington, April 16. — report of Lieu
tenant Colonel Dlckman. lV.th Volunteer In
fantry, which was referred to at yesterday's
Cabinet meeting as part of the Investigation of
the charges of cruelty to the Filipinos, was
submitted to Congress two months ago. but at
tracted little attention at the time. The letter
Was written by Colonel IMckman from the
Prep-idio, at San Francisco, on April 24. 1001.
He had been directed to investigate Sergeant
Kiley's charge that th*« "water cure" was ad
ministered at Igbaras. a fact to which he aim
testified before the Senate committee, last Mon
day. Colonel Diekman made this return. In
part, to the War Department:
Sergeant Riley. Company M. 2i*«th Infantry.
United States Volunteers, states that the publi
cation Inclosed was of a private letter and
without any authority whatever. The tendency
Ol enlisted men to draw the long bow in such
eases is well known. Major Cook. Captain Mac-
Donald and Sergeant Riley state that no offi
cers or soldiers of this regiment took part In
any so-called "water cure" proceedings or other
threats against the natives on the occasion
stated.
Colonel Dlckman then gives a Uat of atnx Itles
inflicted by the Filipinos on Americana an
fortunate enough to fall into their handf>. H>
tells of ambushes and asaaaatnationa, and burn
ing of soldiers l.y slow rtres. and burials SiITC Of
American soldlera, .ill of which tie offers to prove
in detail. He cloaca as foDowac
The conduct Of the American trunks in the
Philippines has been so humane as to be a con
tinued source of surprise to all foreigners arid
to the natives. Although General Order No. WO
(the repressive order* has not been revoked, its
provisions against tie—heijr. according to th 1
law and custom of war of all civilized nations.
have never been applied, to my knowledge.
MOh'i: POWER FOR COMMERCE COMMISSION
REPRESENTATIVES OF MERCHANTS CTSOB IAS
BAGE OF THE COKLJS3 HILL.
Washington, April 16.— DavH Binsham. chairman
of the transportation committee of the Produce
Exchange of New-York, and S. T. Hubbarel. presi
dent of the New-York Cotton Exchange, appeared
before the Mount* Committee on Commerce to-day
find argued in favor of the passage of the Corliss
bill, to Increase the powers of the Interstate Com
merce Commission. Mr. Hubbard j-ave some in
terestinc illustrations of the discrimination in
rates on shipments of cotton, partly by water, to
domestic and foreign ports, and contended that the
commission should have the same powers over
water as over land rates of transportation.
REBEL VICTORY l\ CHINA.
IMPERIALIST FORCE AMBI'SHEP AND ALL
KILLED OR CAPTURED.
Hong-Kong. April 16c — A courier who arrived
at Canton yesterday reported that over two
thousand imperialist aoMlers, sent by Marshal-
Su against the rebels, were ambushed in a nar
row defile, and were all killed or captured.
The situation in the rebaJMows districts of
Southern China is increasingly alarming. The
Viceroy of Canton has telegraphed to Peking
urging the immediate forwarding of reinforce
ments. Lack of news from General Ma and
Marshal Su is taken to indicate- that the rebels
have surrounded th«> imperial troops and cut off
communication with these forces.
I\.n\(T[O\ AQAIXB7 CABTSQ LESSEE.
This has been a spring of injunctions for Sir ■
Brothers, lessees of the New-York Theatre, the
Casino and other houses. First «-;ime the dispute
with the city authorities on the question of d,.s
tng the Winter OatwMt, when the Sires got an in
junction against the police And now an injunc
tion has been served on H. ft Sire, restraining him
from removing any property from, the CaaSBMX
This injunction is temporary, and is returnable to
day, when tt)" attorneys for the Rlxby estate, own
ers, of the Casino, will ask that it be made per
manent.
.1 am TO DARTMOUTH COLLEGE.
Hanover. N. H.. April 16.— Dartmouth College has
received $32,500 from the estate of Frank W Da»
iels, of Winchester. Mass.. who was a member of
the class of '6S In the Chandler Scientific Depart
ment. The provisions of his will have enabled the
college to buy the building formerly known as
iuoor Hall, now Chandler Hall.
CONFIDENTIAL MAN GONE.
AMES, SWAN & CO. ALSO LOOKING FOR
*T..iiWi BORROWED ON THEIR STOCK.
Allen F. Hedges, confidential bookkeeper in the
employ of Am--. Swan & Co., stockbrokers at No.
25 Broad-st.. is missing. Central Offl. detectives
are marching for the bookkeeper.
Yesterday forenoon Ames. Swan & Co.. members
of the New- York Stock Exchange, ordered from
A. S. Leland & Co.. No. 25 Broad-st.. 109 shares
of Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul stock, valued
at $17,000. The cashier of the firm was to receive
these securities, an.l. expecting their delivery from
A. S. Leland & Co., he laid on his desk a co rll eil
check to give to the Iceland 1 messenger. The mes
senger bearing the securities arrived just after the
cashier left the office for luncheon. As was the
custom. Hedges was at that time acting cashier.
Hedges received the securities. At 11:30 p. m. the
cashier returned to the office. Hedges then went
out for his luncheon. He has not since been seen.
At 1 o'clock Mr. Ames began to wonder why a
S. Lelarni & Co. had not delivered the St. Paul
stock. He telephoned them ami learned that a
delivery had been m.-vle and that the Leland firm
held a receipt for the same. Immediately Ames,
Swan & Co. placed their loss on the tape, to stop
the transfer of the stock. They also informed the
St. Paul office. At 1:30 o'clock Zimmerman &
Forshay, bankers at No. I Wall-st.. telephoned
Ames, Swan & Co. that they had possession of
the stock, and had been on the point of placing:
it on the market when the tape told them that
something was wrong.
A Consolidated Exchange broker, whose identity
no member of Ames, Swan A Co. would disclose,
had delivered the stock to Zimmerman & Forshay,
asking them to di>pose of it for him.
Both Mr. Swan and Mr. Ames, of the firm of
Ames. Swan & Co.. were at their office in the
Broad-Exchange Building: late last night. They
said that no shortage m their books had been
found thus far. They declared that they had dis
covered that $3,0"O in cash had been obtained as a
loan on the stock. Mr. Ames said that the police
had had an interview with the Consolidated Ex
change broker who had the stock, and with him
had visited outgoing trains.
This is the story the Consolidated Exchange
broker toM the police, according to Mr. Swan:
The broker said that he knew Hedges, a3 he had
■•ads his offlce a headquarters when he was with
out work. He had come recently and told him (the
broker) that he expected to brine him some business
from a person in the West. When Hedges brought
some stock in yesterday, he said that he wanted to
open a speculative account for another person, and
asked that the shares be sold to* cash. The
broker took the stock to Zimmerman & Forshay
and asked them to sell it for cash. To oblise the
broker they gave him a certified check for IIT.OC*}.
less their commission. The Consolidated broker
took the check to his bank and deposited it. Later
Hedge* called an! asked for J5.000. which was
given him. the broker said.
Later in the day th» Broker presented to Zim
merman and Forshay a cashier's check for the
balance of th» money he had received above $5,000.
Mr. Swan said that he understood that a woman
had called at his offlce yesterday and asked for
Hedges.
Hedges had been with Ames, Swan A Co. for one
year. He was .i partner in the firm of Horace
L Hotchkiss & Co.. which railed hi 1393. Later he
was a partner in Nash & Hedges, brokers, who
failed in HH Hedges was compelled then to sell
his home in Sterling Place, Brooklyn, m pay hia
debts. He v.-as alas in the rtrcn of S. H. Rosenblatt
& Co.
Hedges left S. H. Rosenblatt & Co. and entered
the employ of Ames. Swan 41 Co. He carried with
him excellent recommendations During the last
year he had b*-*>n Intrusted with lar^e sums of
money. He Is described as a man of pleasing ad
dress" forty-three years old. of medium height.
sandy mustache and slight figure. He lives at No.
713 Prosrv?ct Place. Brooklyn, and has a wife ana
two srrown children.
As soo as the loss was discovered Captain Titus
and two Central Office detectives besran the task
of finding Hedge?. Th«» latter had not called at
his horn* up to a late hour last nixhr. Mr?. Hedges
said that «he had seen nothing of her husband, she
declared It was not unusual tor him. to stay away
from home over night.
THE FVLTON WAI 00 IBMOAIk
TO BE TRANSPORTED BY THE ATLANTIC
TRANSPORT LINK FOR EXHIBITION
PURPOSES. it IS SAID.
It was» reported yesterday thr>t the Holland tor
pedo boat Fulton, which proved herself a sub
marine boat of the first order last ye<»r by remain-
Ing under water for fifteen hours, nil been sold
to some foreign government. It could not 6a
learned whether this SMS a fact or not. but M
was learn.-d that there had been negotiations be
gun with the Atlantic Transport Line to carry her
to England on the deck of one of its ships.
It was Mated '.v a person In touch with the Hol
land Torpedo Boat Company that th- baal was
being taken across for exhibition purposes.
THOMAS MURrnT .Y. 1.1/ ED FOR LEADER.
ACTION OF OPPONENTS OF JAME3 P KEATING m
THE XXTH Mmmmma DISTRICT.
Thomas Murphy. a form-- Assemblyman, bow
m tame* in «ha real estate business, "9 nominated
last night for leader of the XXth Assembly District
by the opponents of James P. Keatins In the Tam
many organization in that district. Now that l£=
Greater Now- York Democracy has an r. r =;.inization
un.l.T the leadership of Thomas F. Duffy In the
XXth Mr Murphy ropes to b* elecr^.l executive
m. int.. Stephen O'Brien presided at the -.^rin*.
which was held in Terunweh Hall, in Kast Thirty
third-st.. near Third-aye. I>r <Je '.-•• \V Thomp
son a Chicago platform Democrat. . ffereti a •*en*^
of resolutions of the socialistic- Bryantre type, and
they were adopted without a disi>enting . voice.
.;. -i:.- Fuller Golden mail* a speech in wnicn no
said that Keating and Croker had outlived their
fulness
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